Severin Films has given The Survivor a nice Blu-Ray release with an all new 2k HD transfer. The image quality is very good, even with the film’s darker lighting, and though there are a few spots with film damage, otherwise this is a pretty pristine release that looks great for its age. Fans of The Survivor will certainly enjoy the work Severin has done with this transfer.
The audio is presented in LPCM mono and sounds nice and clean, with no real issues to speak of. The subtitles feature a rather big and chunky font, which may or may not look pleasing to the viewer (I appreciate the easy reading, but the font itself leaves something to be desired). That’s a small caveat however.
The extra features are kind of a mixed bag on this release. While there are some interesting featurettes including an archive TV special with Joseph Cotton and Peter Sumner and archival TV interviews with director David Hemmings and actor Robert Powell, a good portion of the extras don’t particularly pertain to The Survivor itself. “The Legacy of James Herbert” and Robert Powell’s interview on James Herbert focus on the writer of the novel The Survivor is based on, and extended interviews with producer Anthony I. Ginnane and cinematographer John Seale are snagged from a different documentary called Not Quite Hollywood. For film buffs, this bonus content is intriguing; but for people looking for more info on the making of The Survivor, not much on this disc will specifically pertain.