Vinegar Syndrome

Don't Answer the Phone!

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This listing is for the standard edition Blu-ray. The limited edition slipcover (designed by Derek Gabryszak) was limited to 3,000 units and is sold out. The two versions are identical, aside from the slipcover.

Vietnam vet Kirk Smith (Nicholas Worth) spends his days photographing pretty girls. He spends his nights strangling them. With the LAPD baffled by what seems to be a series of random killings, radio psychiatrist Lindsay Gale begins receiving menacing calls from Smith, who then sets his murderous sights on her patients, and soon Gale herself...

One time director Robert Hammer's gripping and suspenseful early slasher, DON'T ANSWER THE PHONE!, blends unnerving psychological drama with brutal violence, complimented by a career performance from Nicholas Worth and atmospheric cinematography by James L. Carter (TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 3).

Vinegar Syndrome presents this genre film masterpiece freshly restored in 4k from its recently discovered 35mm original camera negative, and looking better than it ever has on home video.

directed by: Robert Hammer
starring: Nicholas Worth, James Westmoreland, Flo Lawrence, Ben Frank, Denise Galik
1979 / 95 minutes / Color / 1.85:1

Additional info:

  • Scanned and restored in 4k from recently discovered 35mm original negative
  • All extras included on both Blu-ray and DVD
  • Commentary track with writer / producer / director Robert Hammer
  • Director introduction
  • "Answering the Phone" video interview with star Nicholas Worth
  • "For What It's Worth" career retrospective with Nicholas Worth
  • Isolated soundtrack by composer Byron Allred
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Multiple TV spots
  • Promotional still gallery
  • 16 page booklet with essay by Michael Gingold
  • Reversible cover artwork
  • English SDH Subtitles