The Woman in Black

The Woman in Black ★★★★★

The Woman in Black has had success in many guises. Susan Hill's original 1983 novel is a beautifully written, mean-spirited ghost story which is unforgettably bleak. The long-running play uses the trappings of theatre to add new chilly dimensions, while the 2012 feature film was a surprisingly effective, albeit neutered, adaptation. Another version has long been hidden away, coveted by genre fans and available only on dodgy discs and Youtube rips. Herbert Wise's 1989 TV movie adaptation, scripted by the legendary Nigel Kneale has never had an official UK release, so its arrival on Blu-ray is big news.

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