Ghost Stories for Christmas
From the British Film Institute
6 DVD Box Set
Starring: John Hurt, Robert Hardy, Peter Vaughan, Michael Hordern, Christopher Lee
and many more
Director: Various | Optional subtitles on discs 5 and 6
Year: 1968-2010 | Run time: 119 min
Colour and Black/White
This superb 6 disc box set brings together all the celebrated BBC Television Christmas ghost stories. Broadcast in the dying hours of Christmas Eve, the BBCís A Ghost Story for Christmas series was a fixture of the seasonal schedules throughout the 1970s, spawning a long tradition of chilling tales.
This edition contains over 13 hours of content, including all 12 episodes of the A Ghost Story for Christmas series, the M. R. James episodes of Spine Chillers (presented by Michael Bryant), the entire Classic Ghost Stories series (presented by Robert Powell) and three of the Ghost Stories for Christmas instalments from 2000 with Christopher Lee.
6 DVD Box Set Contents:
Whistle and I’ll Come to You (1968, 42 min); Whistle and Iíll Come to You (2010, 52 min)
Jonathan Miller and Christopher Frayling discuss the 1968 version (2012, 3 min)
Introduction to the 1968 version by horror writer Ramsey Campbell (2001, 16 min)
M.R. James original story read by Neil Brand (2001, 42 min) Ramsey Campbell reads his own M.R. James inspired story The Guide (2001, 27 min).
The Stalls of Barchester (1971, 45 min); A Warning to the Curious (1972, 50 min)
Filmed introductions by director Lawrence Gordon Clark (2012, 10 + 12 min)
Ghost Stories for Christmas with Christopher Lee The Stalls of Barchester by M.R. James and A Warning to the Curious by M.R. James (2000, Eleanor Yule, 2 x 30 min).
The Lost Hearts (1973, 35 min), The Treasure of Abbot Thomas (1974, 37 min),
The Ash Tree (1975, 32 min). Filmed introduction by Lawrence Gordon Clark
(2012, 11 min + 11 min + 8 min).
The Signalman (1976, 39 min), Stigma (1977, 32 min); The Ice House (1978, 34 min). Filmed introductions by Lawrence Gordon Clark (2012, 11 min + 9 min).
A View from a Hill (2005, 39 min), Number 13 (2006, 40 min).
Ghost Stories for Christmas with Christopher Lee
Number 13 by M.R. James (2000, Eleanor Yule, 30 min).
Classic Ghost Stories: The Mezzotint, The Ash-Tree, Wailing Well, The Rose Garden and Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come to You, My Lad (1986, 5 x 14 min).
Spine Chillers: “The Mezzotint”, “A School Story” and “The Diary of Mr Poynter” (1980).
Three episodes of Ghost Stories for Christmas with Christopher Lee (2000):
The Stalls of Barchester, A Warning to the Curious and Number 13
Three episodes of Spine Chillers (1980):
The Mezzotint, A School Story and The Diary of Mr Poynter
Filmed introductions with director Lawrence Gordon Clark
Extensive booklet with essays, biographies, film notes and full credits
Fully illustrated 48-page booklet with new essays by John Oliver and Dr Josephine Botting and full film credits.
£30 With Free UK Postage.