Mr. Sardonicus (Region Free)

Type: New Blu-Ray

(William Castle, 1961)

Release date: 26 April 2021

Standard Edition Blu-ray


Fresh from Hammer’s Taste of Fear, Ronald Lewis teamed up with William Castle for what the famed horror producer considered one his favourite films. Lewis plays Sir Robert Cargrave, a British doctor who receives a letter from an ex-lover about an intriguing case. Her husband, the titular Mr Sardonicus (Guy Rolfe, Yesterday’s Enemy), requires medical attention for his horribly deformed face… Once seen, you’ll never be able to forget it.


High Definition remaster

Original mono audio

Audio commentary with film historians Samm Deighan and Kat Ellinger

Gothic Castle (2018, 28 mins): critical analysis by Jonathan Rigby, author of American Gothic: Six Decades of Classic Horror Cinema

The Punishment Poll (2018, 6 mins): interview with publicist Richard Kahn

Taking the Punishment Poll (2002, 8 mins): archivist Bob Burns and filmmakers David Del Valle, Michael Schlesinger and Fred Olen Ray discuss the film

Isolated music & effects track

Original theatrical trailer

Stuart Gordon trailer commentary (2013, 3 mins): short critical appreciation

Image gallery: promotional and on-set photography, poster art and archive materials

New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing