Wednesday, August 09, 2006

The Norliss Tapes on DVD

Hot on the heels of my Kolchak reviews, I have discovered that Anchor Bay are to release The Norliss Tapes on DVD on 3rd of October. This is a US release with no sign of a UK release (why, Anchor Bay, why?).

For those who don't know the Norliss Tapes was a TV pilot for a series that never happened, produced and directed by Dan Curtis. Norliss is an investigative report who fails to turn up for a meeting. In his house are found a set of tapes, which make up the substance of the film and the proposed series.

In this Norliss investigates the mysterious affair of James Cort, a man given life beyond the grave in return for creating a statue of the evil God Sargoth out of clay infused with blood, a statue that will allow Sargoth a physical form in which to enter our world.

This is a film I've been wanting to see for awhile and I'm glad that its getting a DVD release.


Mark said...

This should be very interesting. You know with Dan Curtis directing/producing it will be a cut above the average TV fare of the era.

Taliesin_ttlg said...

It should be. The film was actually released, originally, in 1973. The Kolchak similies are obvious, a reporter, taped stories, supernatural investigations etc... With the twist that Norliss is missing, and of course both tied into Curtis.

I really want to see this, oth as a film and as a compare and contrast with Kolchak