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Russian Horror Classic VIY Coming to UK Blu-Ray - New Trailer and Artwork

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The classic Soviet era horror makes its UK blu-ray debut in March.

Directed by Konstantin Yershov and Georgi Kropachyov, 1967's Viy is considered by many to be Russia's greatest horror movie, and has influenced a host of filmmakers with its memorable visuals and striking practical effects. Based on a tale by Nikolai Gogol, the film revolves around a novice monk tested by supernatural forces when he is forced to spend three nights with the corpse of a witch.

Viy will make its UK blu-ray debut on March 15th, when Eureka Entertainment will release it as part of a limited two-disc edition also featuring the UK debut of director Djordje Kadijevic's 1990 Gogol adaptation A Holy Place.

Bonus features include a new audio commentary with film historian and eastern European cinema expert Michael Brooke; new video essay on Gogol; archive documentary on Gogol; three Russian silent film fragments, The Portrait, The Queen of Spades and Satan Exultant; 1967 trailer; new interview with A Holy Place director Kadijevic. The set also comes with a limited edition slipcase and collector's booklet featuring a new essay on Aleksandr Ptushko by Tim Lucas, and a new essay by Serbian writer and film critic Dejan Ognjanovic.

Check out Eureka's new trailer and artwork below.



The official synopsis reads:

In 19th century Russia, a seminary student is forced to spend three nights with the corpse of a beautiful young witch. But when she rises from the dead to seduce him, it will summon a nightmare of fear, desire, and the ultimate demonic mayhem.

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