StudioCanal (UK) will be releasing director Richard Franklin’s zoological horror film, Link (1986) on Blu-ray. Stars Elizabeth Shue, Terence Stamp.
Inspired by research on violence amongst chimpanzees, this chilling fantasy-horror from cult director Richard Franklin stars Elisabeth Shue (The Karate Kid) in an early film role, alongside fellow Oscar nominee and sixties screen icon Terence Stamp (The Collector) as a single-minded professor who sets in motion a terrifying chain of events. Link is presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements, in its original aspect ratio.
Jane, an American zoology student, takes a summer job at the lonely cliff-top home of a professor who is exploring the link between man and ape. Soon after her arrival he vanishes, leaving her to care for his three chimps: Voodoo, a savage female; the affectionate, child-like Imp; and Link – a circus ape trained as the perfect servant and companion. Soon a disturbing role reversal takes place in the relationship between master and servant and Jane becomes a prisoner in a simian house of horror. In her attempts to escape she’s up against an adversary with several times her physical strength – and the instincts of a bloodthirsty killer.
The gore level on this one is quite low, but it does contain a monkey in a suit smoking a cigar so I think we can look past that one…this one should be checked out!HorrorNews.net
Release date: January 25, 2021
|Cast||Terence Stamp, Elisabeth Shue, Steven Finch|
|Discs||1 Blu-ray Disc|
|Run Time||103 minutes|
|Formats||Color / 1.66:1|
Here are the complete special features and bonus details from the StudioCanal Blu-ray edition:
|New: Audio Commentary by Film Historian Lee Gambin and Film Critic Jarret Gahan|
|New: Interview with film programmer and horror expert Anna Bogutskaya|
|Deleted workprint scenes|
|Audio interview with director Richard Franklin|
|Jerry Goldsmith demo of the LINK theme|
|Original UK Theatrical teaser trailer|