Three new titles are on the way from director William Castle

Famed horror director William Castle is getting new exposure as three of
his films head to DVD; Homicidal, Mr. Sardonicus and
Straight-Jacket are coming this March.

“Homicidal” takes place in the small town of Solvang. There’s a killer
on the loose, and a bizarre household may hold the key to murder. Nurse
Emily takes care of her husband Warren’s childhood guardian, a
wheelchair bound stroke victim. But this nurse’s bedside manner is to
die for. As Warren’s half-sister closes in on the truth, she uncovers a
town’s most chilling mystery.and her family’s secret.

Restored and presented in its original fullscreen video and
monaural sound, the new DVD contains theatrical trailers
and the featurette William Castle and Homicidal.

Desperate to retrieve a winning lottery ticket, a greedy baron unearths
his father’s corpse in “Mr. Sardonicus”. An enormous jackpot is his
reward, but not without a price: his face is frozen permanently into a
hideous grin. He enlists his fiendish one-eyed servant to help him lift
this horrible curse, but their schemes fail. Finally, he turns to a
noted neurosurgeon, and his wife’s former lover, to cure him.

A new making-of featurette, and theatrical trailers come
on the disc along with the film presented in anamorphic
with its original mono sound.

Finally, in “Straight-Jacket” Lucy Harbin has been in an asylum for 20
years after axing her husband and his mistress during a crime of
passion, witnessed by her young daughter, Carol. While trying to renew
ties with Carol, who is now a young woman about to be married, heads
begin to roll again. Is Lucy repeating her past?

Coming with an anamorphic widescreen transfer and mono
soundtrack, “Straight-Jacket” comes with the featurette
“Battle-Axe: Making of “Strait-Jacket””, a screen tests of
the wardrobe and make-up test for Joan Crawford, and the axe test.

March 12th will see the release of all three Castle classics priced at
$24.95 each.

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