VIDEOS & DVDS
Four episodes were released on video in the UK in 1993:
A COFFIN FOR THE BRIDE / ONE DEADLY
SOMEONE AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRS /
AN ECHO OF THERESA
Both are now deleted. All four episodes should have been in original ATV format but by mistake the UK ITC movie version of "One Deadly Owner" was used. Two further tapes were scheduled for 1994: "Screamer"/"Sign It Death" and "Where The Action Is"/"I'm The Girl He Wants To Kill" ; however this release was cancelled.
Ten years later in September 2004, Granada Ventures released the first ten episodes on dvd in a four disc box set. This release is now deleted. This set is unique in that it is region free and features English subtitles.
A complete box set of Thriller was released in the UK on July 18th, 2005. Thriller will also be released in Australia at some point in the future.
UNITED STATES / CANADA
A good many episodes were released on video in 1986/87 (catalogue numbers unknown; most however were issued by "THRILLER VIDEO" or KING BEE" with appallingly tacky covers). Unfortunately, all were of fairly poor quality, but are still of interest today because of their inclusion of 2-3 minutes of original scenes not included in the British versions (see The Lost Thriller Scenes). Those that include extra material are listed as "extended".
OF TERROR (An Echo Of Theresa)
THE CARNATION KILLER (The Colour Of Blood)
ONE DEADLY OWNER (extended version)
I'M THE GIRL HE WANTS TO KILL (extended version)
IN THE STEPS OF A DEADMAN (extended version)
SCREAMER (extended version)
THE DEVIL'S WEB (Nurse Will Make It Better) (extended version)
MURDER ON THE MIDNIGHT EXPRESS (Night Is The Time For Killing) (extended version)
KILLER WITH TWO FACES (extended version)
A KILLER IN EVERY CORNER (extended version)
IF IT'S A MAN - HANG UP! (shortest version)
MIRROR OF DECEPTION (Good Salary - Prospects - Free Coffin)
CRY TERROR (Kill Two Birds)
THE NEXT VICTIM
DEATH IN DEEP WATER
All were in US ITC movie format (one story per tape) and are now deleted. Check your local rental library.
Series One (ten episodes) has now been released in the US on DVD.
Two cinema films written by Clemens bear special note as they are virtually feature length episodes of Thriller.
|The first is And Soon The Darkness (1970),
which stars Pamela Franklin and Michelle Dotrice. Two
English girls cycling across France pass through a lonely
stretch of countryside, and stop to rest on the outskirts
of the forest. When they argue, one cycles off in a huff
and the other stays behind where she meets with foul
play. The rest of the film concerns the efforts by the
other girl to find her friend, which lead her inevitably
This film has been released on dvd in the US (click on the cover to buy), and includes a commentary by Brian Clemens. Note this is a Region 1 NTSC format release. The movie was also available on DVD in Australia, in PAL Region 4 format but lacking the commentary and coupled with an unrelated (but entertaining) 1962 British thriller called "The Mind Benders".
The other film is Blind Terror (1971, AKA See No Evil ), which stars Mia Farrow as a blind girl who travels out to the country to stay with some old friends in a large manor house. She returns one day to find them all murdered, at which point the killer returns searching for his identity bracelet. She is then thrown headlong into a terrifying ordeal, with the killer (who is not seen on screen until the very end) pursuing her relentlessly.
This film is currently available on DVD (as "See No Evil") in both the US and UK.