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Herk Harvey’s macabre masterpiece gained a cult following through late night television. Made by industrial filmmakers on a modest budget, Carnival of Souls was intended to have the “look of a Bergman” and “feel of a Cocteau,” and succeeds with its strikingly used locations and spooky organ score. Mary Henry (Candace Hilligoss) survives a drag race in a rural Kansas town, then takes a job as a church organist in Salt Lake City. En route, she becomes haunted by a bizarre apparition that compels her to an abandoned lakeside pavilion. This Criterion presentation is the ultimate special edition of this eerily effective B-movie classic that continues to inspire filmmakers today.


Special Features


DISC ONE: THE ORIGINAL THEATRICAL VERSION

New digital transfer of the original theatrical version

The Movie That Wouldn’t Die! The Story of Carnival of Souls: a documentary on the 1989 reunion of the cast and crew

More than 45 minutes of rare outtakes accompanied by Gene Moore’s organ score

Theatrical trailer

An illustrated history of the Saltair resort in Salt Lake City

The Carnival Tour: a video update on the film’s locations

English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired

Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition

DISC TWO: THE EXTENDED DIRECTOR’S CUT

Selected audio commentary by screenwriter John Clifford and late director Herk Harvey

One hour of excerpts from films made by the Centron Corporation, an industrial film company based in Lawrence, Kansas that employed Harvey and Clifford for over 30 years

An essay on the history of Centron from Ken Smith’s Mental Hygiene

Printed interviews with Harvey, Clifford, and star Candace Hilligoss, illustrated with vintage photos and memorabilia

English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired

Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition

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Special Features * DISC ONE: THE ORIGINAL THEATRICAL VERSION * New digital transfer of the original theatrical version * The Movie That Wouldn’t Die! The Story of Carnival of Souls: a documentary on the 1989 reunion of the cast and crew * More than 45 minutes of rare outtakes accompanied by Gene Moore’s organ score * Theatrical trailer * An illustrated history of the Saltair resort in Salt Lake City * The Carnival Tour: a video update on the film’s locations * English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired * Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition * DISC TWO: THE EXTENDED DIRECTOR’S CUT * Selected audio commentary by screenwriter John Clifford and late director Herk Harvey * One hour of excerpts from films made by the Centron Corporation, an industrial film company based in Lawrence, Kansas that employed Harvey and Clifford for over thirty years * An essay on the history of Centron from Ken Smith’s Mental Hygiene * Printed interviews with Harvey, Clifford, and star Candace Hilligoss, illustrated with vintage photos and memorabilia * English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired * Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition

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