A few words about…™ Village of the Damned — in Blu-ray

Upgrade from DVD - Absolutely! 4 Stars

Village of the Damned (1960), directed by Wolf Rilla, and its sequel Children of the Damned (1964), are classic British horror, both based upon the novel The Midwich Cuckoos, by John Wyndham, who also wrote The Day of the Triffids.

It has previously been available as a “double bill” DVD, but this new Blu-ray, from Warner Archive totally supplants the earlier effort, as it’s a magnificent rendering of the film on Blu-ray.

We’ll have to wait for Children, before we can donate the earlier release.

Gorgeous black & white cinematography, a score by Ron Goodwin.

Strangely, the last time I thought about this film was around Christmas, when I received this greeting:


For those who have not experienced this film, just go with it.

Image – 5

Audio – 5

Upgrade from DVD – Absolutely!

Pass / Fail – Pass

Highly Recommended


Published by

Robert Harris



  1. oddly, because Robert mentioned it, I am wondering if WB owns the rights to The Day of the Triffids , since it was an Allied Artist Film in the US , would love to see that get a proper release as well, so much Great British Horror still missing on this side of "the pond"

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