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Did You Win Classic Ghost Story THE QUEEN OF SPADES on Bluray?

Win Classic Ghost Story THE QUEEN OF SPADES on Bluray
We've got two blurays of the classic chiller to give away.

Starring Dame Edith Evans (Tom Jones, The Whisperers) in a role that marked her return to cinema following 35 years devoted to theatre work alongside Anton Walbrook (The Red Shoes, Gaslight) and Yvonne Mitchell (The Divided Heart), The Queen of Spades is based on a short ghost story by celebrated Russian author Alexander Pushkin, and is considered legendary filmmaker Thorold Dickinson's most accomplished piece of work. Dickinson was only hired after the original director was fired just a few days before production was due to start, making his achievement even more remarkable.

St. Petersburg, 1806. Army officer Herman Suvorin (Walbrook) has become obsessed with playing cards, particularly the game of Faro, where the Queen of Spades is considered an unlucky card.

On stumbling upon a mysterious book about the secrets of a notorious Count, Herman becomes convinced that the elderly Countess Ranevskaya (Evans) possesses the secret of winning every game. Desperate to learn the secret for himself, Herman devises a plan to gain access to her house by seducing her young Ward, Lizaveta (Mitchell). The plan goes awry when Herman accidently startles the Countess, leading to her death.

At the Countess's funeral, Herman comes to pay his respects, but when he leans over her open coffin, her eyes open and he lets out a howl of fear. From this point, Herman finds himself drawn into a satanic world of madness and mayhem as he is haunted by the Countess and the curse of the Queen of Spades.


Newly restored, The Queen of Spades will be available to own on Blu-ray for the first time and on DVD and Digital on January 23rd.

We've got two bluray copies to give away.

The winners are:

John Hodson, Bolton
Stephen Tickell, Redhill