The Most Beautiful Horror Epic In Decades Gets Jaw-Dropping New Releases Fans Need

By Charlene Badasie | Published

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Crimson Peak, the 2015 gothic romance from director Guillermo del Toro, is being released in 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. This limited edition promises an unparalleled video and audio experience in Dolby Vision with HDR10 compatibility. The enhanced resolution and color will undoubtedly capture every nuance of the filmmaker’s meticulously crafted world.

Crimson Peak in 4K Ultra

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Accompanying the breathtaking visuals of Crimson Peak is the original 7.1 DTS: X audio. The 2.0 DTS Headphone: X audio option caters to those seeking a more personal cinematic experience. The audio options ensure that audiences can fully appreciate the film’s atmospheric soundtrack and spine-chilling sound design.

The upgraded release of Crimson Peak also offers optional English subtitles for the hearing impaired, as well as a Descriptive Video Service (DVS) for the visually impaired. The addition of an audio commentary by co-writer and director Guillermo del Toro provides viewers with a unique opportunity to gain insights into the creative process behind the movie and its visual symbolism.

Crimson Peak Bonus Features

The limited edition also includes a treasure trove of bonus features, such as a feature-length documentary called The House is Alive: Constructing Crimson Peak, featuring interviews with the cast and crew along with extensive behind-the-scenes footage.

Featurettes like The Gothic CorridorThe SculleryThe Red Clay Mines, and The Limbo Fog Set offer a close look at different aspects of Allerdale Hall.

Tom Hiddleston Takes Viewers Behind The Scenes

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The Primer on Gothic Romance sees the director and stars discussing the key traits of Gothic romance, while The Light and Dark of Crimson Peak explores the film’s masterful use of color. 

Hand Tailored Gothic details the work that went into creating the striking costumes, highlighting the attention to detail in every aspect of the film.

Star Tom Hiddleston takes viewers on a Beware of Crimson Peak walking tour around Allerdale Hall, offering his perspective on the film’s production. 

Many Other Odds And Ends

Crimson Phantoms showcases the creation of the film’s ghosts, revealing the visual effects magic that brought these spectral characters to life. Kim Newman’s interview and Kat Ellinger’s video essay add academic perspectives to the movie.

The limited edition packaging, designed by Crimson Peak concept artist Guy Davis, includes a double-sided, fold-out poster, four double-sided postcards, and an 80-page hard-bound book.

The book features writings by David Jenkins and Simon Abrams, an archival interview with Guillermo del Toro, and original conceptual design illustrations by Guy Davis and Oscar Chichoni.

The Crimson Peak Story

Crimson Peak revolves around Edith Cushing (Mia Wasikowska), an aspiring author who falls in love and marries Sir Thomas Sharpe (Tom Hiddleston).

Thomas takes Edith to his family estate, Allerdale Hall, a dilapidated mansion with a history of dark secrets. Once there, Edith begins to uncover the mysteries surrounding the Sharpe family, including the ghostly apparitions that haunt the mansion.

Romance, Horror, And Mystery

The film combines elements of romance, horror, and mystery with Guillermo del Toro’s signature visual style and gothic storytelling. Crimson Peak received praise for its stunning visuals, atmospheric design, and the performances of the cast, which included Jessica Chastain as Lucille Sharpe. However, some critics believed that it may not have fully lived up to expectations as a horror film.

Source: Arrow Video