“When the full moon strikes the door of my tomb, I will come back, you hear? I will come back to kill!”
An eminent Egyptologist has purchased a precious stone stolen from an Egyptian tomb. A great believer in the ancient gods of the people whose history he studies, when he is buried he has the stone entombed with him in the hope that it will appease the gods after death. The Professor is not dead, however, but in a trance – and when the stone is stolen from his tomb he returns as a ghoul, furious at the theft and hell-bent on wreaking revenge upon those responsible.
The first British film ever to be labelled ‘horrific’ (as well as being the first British horror ‘talkie’), The Ghoul was thought lost for many years until a subtitled print was found in Prague. Many years later a copy of the uncut British print was found, and it is this version which has undergone digital restoration for inclusion on this DVD. Starring Boris Karloff, Cedric Hardwicke and Ralph Richardson, this landmark film is a key title in any horror film collection.
 Feature commentary by horror experts Kim Newman and Stephen Jones
 Viewing notes booklet
- Number of Discs
- 1.33:1 / Black and White
- Mono / English
- 2 / PAL
- 77 mins approx