The Woman In Black (1989)

‘The Woman In Black’ (1989) Heads To Blu-ray At Last!

Twenty-three years before Daniel Radcliffe starred in the big screen remake, the original, small screen adaptation of Susan Hill’s Gothic novel, The Woman In Black, terrified television audiences. The film first aired on ITV in 1989, and in the years since, has become increasingly difficult to find. The DVD is long out of print and has been fetching hundreds of dollars on eBay.

Horror fans, rejoice! The rare, terrifying gem, The Woman In Black, is heading to Blu-ray at long last. Check out the trailer below, then read on for all the details!


The Woman In Black Synopsis

When a friendless old widow dies in the seaside town of Crythin Gifford, a young solicitor is sent in to settle her estate. Following cryptic warnings from the locals regarding the terrifying history of the old woman’s house, he soon begins to see visions of a menacing woman in black…

Herbert Wise (I, Claudius) directed the film. It stars Adrian Rawlins (Harry Potter franchise, Chernobyl), Pauline Moran (Byron), Bernard Hepton (Get Carter) and Andy Nyman.

Here’s a look at the Blu-ray cover art!

The Woman In Black (1989)


  • Feature version in full widescreen
  • Limited edition, specially designed o-card packaging
  • Audio commentary with horror experts Mark Gatiss, Kim Newman and star Andy Nyman
  • Image gallery
  • Booklet by Andrew Pixley


  • 1080p HD
  • Aspect ratio: 1.37:1
  • Running time: 102 mins
  • HOH subtitles
  • Certificate: 15
  • Region code: B
  • Cat: 7958312
  • RRP: £19.99
  • Original Release: 1989

The Woman in Black is available to pre-order here. Street date: August 10, 2020!

The Woman

Final Thoughts

Awesome news! I love this movie. It has one of the most terrifying scenes in movie history. You know the one. And in Widescreen!

I’m sad that my DVD is now worthless, but what can you do? Hopefully a North American release will follow. I just might have to invest in a region free Blu-ray player one of these days.

What do you think? Any fans of The Woman In Black (1989) out in PopHorror land? Are you excited for the Blu-ray release? Tell us in the comments!

About Kenn Hoekstra

PopHorror Writer. Associate Editor. @PopHorrorNews Tweeter. Also... Screenwriter. Blogger. Horror Movie Aficionado. Wisconsin Sports Fan. IT Guy. Father. Smartass. People's Champion. TIME Person of the Year - 2006.

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