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Peter Cushing may be known by many as Grand Moff Tarkin from Star Wars, but make no mistake, we are talking about a bonafide horror legend. The man appeared in nearly two dozen Hammer horror films, including several turns as both Baron Frankenstein and Doctor Van Helsing. But Cushing has more than 130 acting credits to his name, meaning there are more than a few underseen gems in his filmography. To that end, the folks at Severin Films are highlighting some of those underseen films in a new collection, Cushing Curiosities, which hits shelves this fall, and we’ve got an exclusive trailer for the collection to share with you. Check it out below!

Cushing Curiosities features five feature films and six BBC specials. The six-disc Blu-ray collection includes Cone of Silence, Suspect, The Man Who Finally Died, Bloodsuckers and Tender Dracula as far as the movies go. It also includes six rare Sherlock Holmes specials produced for the BBC, including The Hound of The Baskervilles. It’s a fascinating collection, particularly given that Bloodsuckers is not a particularly well-received film, but one that might warrant a reappraisal through the modern lens.

The set itself is beautifully packaged, including a 200-page booklet, impressive artwork and more than 16 hours of bonus features. In an age when studios are increasingly skimping on bonus features on new releases, this is most welcome. The set retails for $134.95 but is currently available for pre-order for $95. As for the special features? You can see the particulars below after checking out the trailer.

Cushing Curiosities is set to be released on October 17. For full details or to pre-order a copy, head on over to SeverinFilms.com. Be sure to check out the full list of special features below.

Special Features for Cone of Silence:

  • Newsreel Of Peter Cushing And His Miniature Soldiers
  • Illustrated Audio Interviews
  • Peter Cushing On The Funster Show With Paul Carrington
  • The Guardian Interview With Peter Cushing
  • Peter Cushing Interviewed By Tony Dalton, Author Of Terence Fisher: Master Of Gothic Cinema
  • Cushing’s View – 1973 Interview With Peter Cushing On Whitstable And His Late Wife Helen

Special Features for Suspect/The Man Who Finally Died

  • Audio Commentary For Suspect With Jonathan Rigby, Author Of English Gothic, And Horror Historian Kevin Lyons
  • Audio Commentary For The Man Who Finally Died With Kim Newman, Author Of Anno Dracula, And Barry Forshaw, Author Of Brit Noir

Special Features for Sherlock Holmes:

  • Audio Commentaries For All Episodes By Kim Newman, Author Of Anno Dracula, And Barry Forshaw, Author Of Brit Noir
  • All Episodes Available With BBC Countdown Clock
  • Illustrated Peter Cushing Audio Interview With David Stuart Davies, Author Of Starring Sherlock Holmes: A Century Of The Master Detective On Screen
  • Lost Segments With Optional Commentary By Jonathan Rigby, Author Of English Gothic, And Horror Historian Kevin Lyons

Special Features for Bloodsuckers:

  • Audio Commentary With Jonathan Rigby, Author Of English Gothic, And Horror Historian Kevin Lyons
  • Stranger in the City (1961) – Short Film By Robert Hartford-Davis
  • Daddy’s Girl – Interview With Director Robert Hartford-Davis’ Daughter, Jean Hartford-Davis
  • Bite Me! – Tigon: Blood On A Budget Author John Hamilton on Robert Hartford-Davis
  • The Trip – Interview With Uncredited Drug Orgy Actress Françoise Pascal
  • Freedom Seeker Title Sequence
  • Trailer

Special Features for Tender Dracula:

  • Audio Commentary With Jonathan Rigby, Author Of English Gothic, And Horror Historian Kevin Lyons
  • Love Me Tender, Dracula – Interview With Director Pierre Grunstein
  • Menez of Speaking – Interview With Actor Bernard Menez
  • Trailer

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