Vietnam vet Kirk Smith (Nicholas Worth) spends his days photographing pretty girls. He spends his nights strangling them. With the LAPD baffled by what appears to be a chain of random killings, radio psychiatrist Lindsay Gale begins receiving menacing calls from Smith, who then sets his murderous sights on her patients, and shortly 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 Price 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 found out 35mm original camera negative, and taking a look better than it ever has on home video.
1. Scanned and restored in 4k from 35mm original negative
2. All extras included on both Blu-ray and DVD
3. Remark track with author / producer / director Robert Hammer
4. Director introduction
5. “Answering the Phone” video interview with star Nicholas Worth
6. “For What It is Price” career retrospective with Nicholas Worth
7. Isolated soundtrack by composer Byron Allred
8. Original theatrical trailer
9. A couple of TV spots
10. Promotional still gallery
11. 16 page booklet with essay by Michael Gingold
12. Reversible cover artwork
13. English SDH Subtitles