SF have finally located an actual UNCUT HD copy of the Vault of Horror at the British Film Institute! This is awesome news!
Read on for the full press release!
**VAULT OF HORROR Update**
For all of you waiting patiently for our double feature blu-ray release of TALES FROM THE CRYPT / VAULT OF HORROR on 12/2, we have some very good news to report to you on VAULT…
When we found out that the Fox HD master we licensed was the theatrical cut, we went searching for an uncut film element. This was a challenge since the film is over 40 years old and somewhat obscure. At some point we started to accept that that we were going to have to splice DVD footage of the uncut footage (lifted from a prior UK release) into the theatrical cut to be able to present it uncut, as promise when we announced. We tried that and the results were not great. Still, we thought this was the best we were going to be able to get.
Thankfully, there was rumor that the British Film Institute had done a restoration on the film years ago. We contacted them and, sure enough, BFI had done an HD transfer from a film print–and it was the UNCUT version! We quickly had a clone made of their master and then removed dirt and scratches from it to the best of our resources.
The release is now a 2-disc set. The first disc will include TALES and VAULT’s uncut widescreen. The 2nd disc will include VAULT’s theatrical cut (from the Fox master) and a rare open-matte version of the BFI master.
We thank you for your patience on the delay of this release and hope you will find that our presentation of these films will have been worth the wait!