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Hammer Volume One: Fear Warning | Blu Ray | (30/10/2017)
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Four classics from Hammer, each presented on Blu-ray for the very first time in the UK. Whether it's a mad man brandishing a welding torch, a mythical monster who's looks can kill, an ancient royal with diabolical powers, or a mad woman wielding a pair of scissors, this set has something to unease everybody. Containing a wealth of new and exclusive extra features including title-specific documentaries, cast and crew interviews, expert appreciations, introductions and more this stunning Blu-ray-only Limited Edition box set is published in a horribly limited, numbered edition of 4,000 units. The titles are: MANIAC (Michael Carreras, 1963) THE GORGON (Terence Fisher, 1964) THE CURSE OF THE MUMMY'S TOMB (Michael Carreras, 1964) FANATIC (Silvio Narizzano, 1965) INDICATOR LIMITED BLU-RAY EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES: HD restorations of all four films Original Mono audio All-new documentaries exploring aspects of each film The Gorgon audio commentary with Daughters of Darkness' Samm Deighan and Kat Ellinger The Gorgon introduction by actor and filmmaker Matthew Holness New interviews with actors Barbara Shelley and Mike McStay New interviews with cameramen Michael Reed and Douglas Milsome Playwright Matthew Lombardo on Tallulah Bankhead and Fanatic Hammer's Women an exclusive series of filmed appreciations of Nadia Gray, Barbara Shelley, Jeanne Roland and Tallulah Bankhead Original trailers and promotional films Promotional and on-set photography, poster art and archive materials Four box set exclusive booklets with new essays, contemporary reviews, historic articles, and full film credits New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing UK premieres on Blu-ray Limited edition box set of 4,000 copies
Hammer House Of Horror - Complete | DVD | (14/10/2002)
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This British anthology series produced by England's leading exporters of horror films told tales of haunted houses demons ghosts and other supernatural wonders... Includes all 13 episodes across 4 discs: The House That Bled To Death The Silent Scream The Two Faces of Evil The Mark of Satan Witching Time Visitor From The Grave Rude Awakening Charlie Boy Children of the Full Moon The Thirteenth Reunion The Carpathian Eagle Guardian of the Abyss Growing Pains.
The Abominable Snowman | DVD | (12/09/2011)
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A kindly English botanist and a gruff American scientist lead an expedition to the Himalayas in search of the legendary Yeti.
Fear In The Night (Doubleplay) | Blu Ray | (30/10/2017)
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Peggy (Judy Geeson) is recovering from a nervous breakdown when she is attacked by an unseen assailant. As she struggles to break free, her attacker's artificial arm comes loose and Peggy blacks out in sheer terror. Peggy and her new husband Robert (Ralph Bates) spend their honeymoon at the country school where Robert is a teacher. The school is eerily deserted, except for the headmaster Michael (Peter Cushing) and his wife Molly (Joan Collins). Returningto her cottage, Peggy is once more attacked by a man with one arm. Robert goes to London on behalf of the headmaster, but leaves his shotgun behind to reassure Peggy. Michael visits Peggy at the cottage late at night, and she notices for the first time that he has only one arm. Terrified, she reaches for the gun Fear in the Night was the last, and one of the best, of the suspense thrillers that Hammer produced alongside the better-known Gothic horrors. The film was also the Hammer swansong of director and co-writer Jimmy Sangster, who had joined the company in 1949 and helped create its groundbreaking style. EXTRAS: NEW FEATURETTE - End of Term: Inside Fear in the Night ORIGINAL TRAILER
Dracula (Blu-ray + DVD) | Blu Ray | (28/10/2013)
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There's no shortage of competition in the battle to be named the ultimate screen Dracula, but Peter Cushing's turn in Terence Fisher's take on Bram Stoker's classic novel surely makes him a candidate worth considering. As the first Hammer Dracula movie, it's long been cherished by both Hammer and horror enthusiasts. And this Blu-ray release could, with some justification, be described as definitive. There are several reasons for this. Firstly, this release brings together two different takes on the feature, including the 2012 restoration work from Hammer itself, which added in material that had been unseen for many years. Furthermore, the film's transfer is excellent, a real labour of love and an outright justification alone for getting hold of the Blu-ray. But then there are the further two discs of extra material, which dig into the story of the film, as well as spending some time exploring the restoration work that brought it into its current state. Furthermore, there's an excellent commentary track to enjoy as well. The film itself? It remains the star of the show, and one of the best of Hammer's impressive catalogue. Cushing is magnetic in the central role, and the supporting work from the likes of Christopher Lee and Michael Gough adds majesty to an already impressive production. How refreshing, then, that it's all arrived packaged on a Rolls Royce-standard disc release, that shows that with real care and diligence, it's possible to put together Blu-ray packages of older films that are something really very special indeed. --Jon Foster
Hammer House of Horror | DVD | (23/10/2017)
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Though Hammer Films ceased theatrical production in the mid-1970s, the TV series Hammer House of Horror afforded the studio a last hurrah in 1980. Though it uses original scripts rather than adaptations of published stories, the series feels like an update of Hammer's earlier Journey to the Unknown, with a mix of contemporary settings, predictable twist endings, mock-gruesome horror, mild sex, familiar TV faces and sly camp that puts it on the shelf somewhere between Nigel Kneale's Beasts and Roald Dahl's Tales of the Unexpected. The shows are variously directed by Hammer regulars Don Sharp (Kiss of the Vampire), Peter Sasdy (Countess Dracula), Robert Young (Vampire Circus) and Alan Gibson (Dracula AD 1972). --Kim Newman Volume One Episodes: "The House That Bled to Death; "The Silent Scream"; "Two Faces of Evil". A box set is also available.
Dracula | DVD | (21/09/2015)
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The 1958 classic from Hammer Film Productions, Dracula is the first in Hammer’s series of films inspired by Bram Stoker’s novel. This is the most complete version of Dracula ever released in the UK and contains the 2007 BFI restoration plus the 2012 Hammer restoration, which adds additional footage that has been unavailable for decades. The additional footage comprises two of the scenes originally censored by the BBFC that have now been restored to the film from the ‘Japanese reels’: Dracula’s seduction of Mina and the vampire count’s sunlight disintegration. Both versions are presented in the original aspect ratio of 1.66:1, which has never been available for home viewing.
The Best of Hammer Collection | DVD | (06/10/2008)
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Titles Comprise: The Devil Rides Out: Revered as one of the best horror films produced by Hammer Studios The Devil Rides Out is a chilling battle between good and evil. Christopher Lee perhaps best known for his role as Dracula gets to show his good side as the heroic and cavalier Duc de Richleau who maintains the air of a gentleman throughout his tireless battle with a Satanic coven led by the wonderfully villainous Mocata (Charles Gray). Dracula: Prince Of Darkness:Ignoring a strange warning a young party travelling to the Carpathian Mountains are abandoned by their coachman. Their luck changes however when another mysterious coach appears and delivers them to the hospitality of Count Dracula... Quatermass And The Pit: A London subway excavation abruptly halts when construction workers unearth a cluster of prehistoric skulls and skeletons. Anthropologist Dr. Roney his assistant Barbara Judd and space expert Professor Quatermass are driven by curiosity and dig deeper to discover a strange 'missile' that is not of this earth... The Nanny: A nanny (Bette Davis) is hired to look after a ten-year-old who has just returned from a mental institution. The boy's mother has just been poisoned and he believes the nanny is to blame. When his aunt arrives and hears the boy's accusations she sides with the nanny claiming the boy is making it all up. Frankenstein Created Woman: In a 19th century Balkan village Baron Frankenstein (Peter Cushing) and Dr. Hertz (Thorley Walters) are embarking upon an experiment to capture the souls of the dead and impose them into other bodies. When their assistant Hans (Robert Morris) is unjustly accused of murdering his girlfriend Christina's father and put to death the two men claim his body and trap his soul in their laboratory. Meanwhile Christina (Susan Denberg) is consumed with grief over the death of her beloved Hans and commits suicide. Frankenstein and Dr. Hertz are able to revive Christina and transfer Hans' soul into her body which results in a vision of beauty. Their experiment appears successful until Frankenstein discovers that Christina's actions are being driven by the spirit of Hans and his passion for revenge...
The Hound Of The Baskervilles | DVD | (20/10/2003)
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Sherlock Holmes gets the Gothic treatment in Hammer's Hound of the Baskervilles, a typical mix of mystery and supernatural horror from the famous studio. Peter Cushing is perfectly cast as the great detective, the very embodiment of science and reason (which also made him a great Van Helsing in the Dracula series) in a case wound around a legacy of aristocratic cruelty and a devilish dog wandering the swampy moors. Christopher Lee is a less satisfying fit as the last of the Baskervilles, as he waffles between fear and apathetic disregard, but Andre Morell is a fine Dr Watson and a far cry from Nigel Bruce's sweet bumbler from the Hollywood incarnation of the 1940s. Director Terence Fisher was Hammer's top stylist and the film drips with the mood of the moors, mist hanging in the air, the dying vegetation itself threatening to come to life and trap the next unwary traveller. --Sean Axmaker
The Mummy (Blu-ray + DVD) | Blu Ray | (05/11/2013)
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Hammer's remake of the horror classic has been accused of falling between the simple integrity of the Karloff original and the swashbuckling, SFX romanticism of the 1998 version, but it has real strengths of its own. Principal among these is Christopher Lee, haughty and brutal as the High Priest and sorrowful, pathetic and menacing as the living mummy he has become for his crimes; his eyes convey a depth of dumb suffering and passion. Peter Cushing has rarely been so charismatic and elegant as he is in his role as the lame Egyptologist Banning, and veteran Felix Aylmer is touching as his doomed father. In the underwritten role of Banning's wife, with her strange resemblance to the dead Egyptian princess whose unearthing the Mummy is avenging, Yvonne Furneaux has at once charm and authority--she is plausibly a woman who might stop the avenging Mummy in its tracks. Terence Fisher directs with his usual efficiency and Gerard Schurmann contributes an atmospheric score, as effective in its high Egyptian pomp as in its sense of the English countryside. --Roz Kaveney
Star Wars : A New Hope | Blu Ray | (09/11/2015)
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Limited Edition Steelbook with Emboss on front Title Treatment Nearly two decades after the rise of the Empire, young farmer Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) meets Obi-Wan Kenobi (Alec Guinness), who has lived for years in seclusion on the desert planet of Tatooine. Obi-Wan begins Luke’s Jedi training, telling him of the Rebels’ battle against the Empire and the power known as the Force. Soon Luke, Obi-Wan, and a charismatic mercenary named Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and his Wookiee sidekick Chewbacca, join forces to rescue Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) from the Empire’s massive warship, the Death Star, controlled by Darth Vader. Click Images to Enlarge
Tales from the Crypt (1972) | DVD | (28/06/2010)
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Back in the 60's and 70's a company called Amicus delivered a string of noteworthy anthology horror films. This five story collection is adapted from tales first told in the E.C. horror comics of the 1950's and it's a good and ghoulish cinematic adaptation. An excellent British cast brings this movie to life as well as sterling stylish photography by Norman Warwick and fun music by Douglas Gamley; film also makes good use of Bachs' Toccata and Fugue in D Minor. Death Lives in the Vault of Horror! Five strangers go with a tourist group to view old caves. Separated from the main group they find themselves in a room with the mysterious Crypt Keeper who details how each of the strangers will die. ...And All Through the House: After Joanne Clayton (Joan Collins) kills her husband on Christmas Eve she prepares to hide his body but hears a radio announcement stating that a homicidal maniac (Oliver MacGreevy) is on the loose. Reflection of Death: Carl Maitland (Ian Hendry) abandons his family to be with Susan Blake (Angela Grant). After they drive off together they are involved in a car accident. He wakes up in the wrecked car and attempts to hitchhike home but no one will stop for him. Poetic Justice: Edward Elliott (David Markham) and his son James (Robin Phillips) are a snobbish pair who resent their neighbour retired garbage man Arthur Grymsdyke (Peter Cushing) who owns a number of animals and entertains children at his house. Wish You Were Here: Businessman Ralph Jason (Richard Greene) is close to financial ruin. His wife Enid (Barbara Murray) discovers a Chinese figurine and wishes for a fortune. Blind Alleys: Major William Rogers (Nigel Patrick) the new director of a home for the blind makes drastic financial cuts reducing heat and rationing food for the residents while he lives in luxury with Shane his Belgian Malinois.
Daleks - Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. | Blu Ray | (27/05/2013)
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Daleks Invasion Earth 2150 directed by Gordon Flemyng now fully restored and starring Peter Cushing in his return to the big screen as British TV's most iconic sci-fi hero Doctor Who. The earth of 2150 AD is a desolate and hostile ruin of a planet crumbling at the edge of civilisation slowly disappearing into the darkness of space. For the future of planet earth now belongs The Daleks a destructive army of alien invaders who have turned the human race into cowering slaves. Meanwhile deep within the London Underground a group of resistance freedom fighters are planning an attack. But there's only one man who could possibly help them succeed in destroying their extra terrestrial enemies and take back control of planet earth. A man of mystery a man of time and space a man known only as... The Doctor. Special Features: Restoring Daleks Invasion Earth: 2150 AD Interview with Actor Bernard Cribbins Interview with Author Gareth Owen Stills Gallery Trailer
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (Limited Edition, Includes Theatrical Version) | DVD | (11/09/2006)
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Available for a limited time only! Luke Skywalker a young farm boy from Tatooine is thrust into the struggle of the rebel alliance when he meets Obi-Wan Kenobi who has lived for years in seclusion on the desert planet. Obi-Wan begins Luke's Jedi training as Luke joins him on a daring mission to rescue the beautiful rebel leader Princess Leia from the clutches of the evil Empire.
Dr Terror's House of Horrors (Blu-ray) | Blu Ray | (27/06/2016)
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The Brides Of Dracula (Blu-ray + DVD) | Blu Ray | (26/08/2013)
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United Kingdom released, Blu-Ray/Region A/B/C DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), English ( Dolby Linear PCM ), WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Blu-Ray & DVD Combo, Cast/Crew Interview(s), Interactive Menu, Making Of, Photo Gallery, Scene Access, Trailer(s), SYNOPSIS: A young teacher on her way to a position in Transylvania helps a young man escape the shackles his mother has put on him. In so doing she innocently unleashes the horrors of the undead once again on the populace, including those at her school for ladies. Luckily for some, Dr Van Helsing is already on his way. ...The Brides of Dracula (Blu-Ray & DVD Combo) (Blu-Ray)
Twins of Evil | Blu Ray | (08/09/2014)
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Directed with characteristic style and energy by cult filmmaker John Hough Twins of Evil combines the signature Hammer elements of supernatural horror black humour and fabulously lurid sensuality Featuring another standout appearance from Peter Cushing Twins of Evil also stars Kathleen Byron Isobel Black and Dennis Price with Playboy Playmates Mary and Madeleine Collinson as the twins. Featuring an all-time classic score by Harry Robinson Twins of Evil is presented here in a brand-new High Definition transfer from the original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio. Glamorous identical orphaned twins Maria and Frieda move from Vienna to the village of Karnstein to take up a new life with their submissive aunt and grim uncle - a fanatical Puritan and leader of a witch-hunting religious sect who is determined to kill his nemesis Count Karnstein: a devil-worshipping libertine who has been turned into a vampire... Special Features: Original Theatrical Trailer Deleted Scene Image Gallery PDF Material Commemorative Booklet
The Sherlock Holmes Collection | DVD | (21/06/2004)
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Peter Cushing as Sherlock Holmes with this fantastic 3 DVD set.Peter Cushing had already starred as Sherlock Holmes in Hammer's movie The Hound of the Baskervilles when in 1968 he replaced Douglas Wilmer as Conan Doyle's great detective in the BBC television series. Cushing immediately fashioned his own portrayal of the illustrious figure and is credited with bringing a great authenticity to the role.Hound of the Baskervilles - A classic production of the great detective's most famous case.The most famous Sherlock Holmes story of all finds the sleuth and Watson in windswept Dartmoor. As the moors reverberate with the baying sound of a monstrous creature. Holmes is presented with one of his greatest challenges. Could the legend of a bloodthirsty hound that haunts the Baskerville family really be true?Acclaimed by Holmes enthusiasts for remaining faithful to the original novel this most celebrated Sherlock Holmes adventure was for the first time shot at the Dartmoor locations of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's original story.A Study in Scarlet - Dr. Watson has his doubts about Sherlock Holmes' boasting claims but two baffling murders allow him to witness the great detective's deductive methods first-hand.The Boscombe Valley MysteryA young man stands in the dock accused of patricide. It seems a clear-cut case until Holmes unravels a chain of old grudges blackmail Australian bushwhackers and a bigamous marriage.The Sign of Four - The ultimate Holmes and Watson adventure has everything: a cannibal a one-legged villain treasure revenge war violent death betrayal... and even romance.The Blue CarbuncleThe discovery of a beautiful diamond inside a Christmas goose leads Holmes and Watson on a trail through deceit and treachery to a most improbable villain...
Captain Clegg aka Night Creatures (1962 ) DVD | DVD | (23/06/2014)
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Captain Collier (Patrick Allen) and his band of sailors show up to an English coastal town to investigate reports of Marsh Phantoms who ride by night spreading terror to the town. The Captain suspects that the local reverend (Peter Cushing) might be hiding something. Are the phantoms genuine or a cover for illegal smuggling activities?
Hammer Horror Resurrected Box Set | DVD | (20/10/2003)
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This Hammer Horror Resurrected box set collects Hammer movies from the mid-1960s (plus a stray 1975 title), an era when Hammer was making sequels or even sequels to sequels and occasionally cobbling together films with a lack of care that would not have passed muster in the 1950s. Nevertheless, all of these films have elements that remain pleasing and a good half of the titles represented are in the front-rank of the Hammer canon. Rasputin the Mad Monk is a bloodied-up slice of Russian history, hindered somewhat by the need to limit the sets to those that could be recycled from Dracula Prince of Darkness and a legal injunction to refrain from naming names. Christopher Lee makes a fair fist of the lead role, employing his Dracula staring eyes and wringing hands to go with an impressive false beard and using sheer force of will to dominate the Tsar's court, especially the elegantly masochistic lady-in-waiting Barbara Shelley. Frankenstein Created Woman sends Peter Cushing's Baron back to the drawing board and finds him diverted from his usual brain surgery and corpse-stitching into experimenting with cryogenic suspension and soul transference. Terence Fisher, on his third Hammer Frankenstein, directs the cynical script with cold flair. The side is let down only by Playboy Playmate Susan Denberg's insufficiently devastating lady monster. The Vengeance of She is the mildest effort in this bunch, a quickie sequel to She in which blonde, bosomy Czech "discovery" Olinka Berova did not turn out to be an international sensation along the lines of previous Hammer babes Ursula Andress and Raquel Welch. The feeble storyline peters out as the heroine is plagued by dreams that suggest she is the reincarnation of the evil ice queen Ayesha but then turns out not to be. The Plague of the Zombies is a grimmer Hammer, with cartoonish social comment ladled onto the voodoo goings-on. Cornish squire John Carson (even chillier than the usual Christopher Lee) enjoys rampaging around the countryside with his hunting pals abusing comely lasses while his fortune is kept going by the exploited living dead working his tin mine. Andre Morell has the Peter Cushing role as a concerned expert who recognises that there's voodoo in the air, and Jacqueline Pearce--unforgettable in director John Gilling's companion piece, The Reptile--is suitably affecting as the secondary heroine who turns into a seductive zombie and gets her head lopped off. In Quatermass and the Pit boffin Professor Quatermass (Andrew Keir) unearths an eerie history of insect aliens who have influenced human evolution when workmen extending the London underground discover a five million year old Martian spaceship. This is a rare intelligent science fiction movie with genuine ideas to go along with its creepy moments. 1975's To the Devil a Daughter was the last gasp of Hammer's horror cycle, an attempt to rejig Dennis Wheatley's once-popular Satanist-bashing novel into a post-Exorcist/Omen Devil movie. Fallen priest Christopher Lee tries to get teenage novice Nastassja Kinski pregnant with a monster, while pipe smoking occultist Richard Widmark does his best to foil the dastard. Sloppy, silly and awkwardly structured, with an especially limp climax (the villain is foiled by being bashed with a rock), it does manage some chills along the way, and has an interesting supporting cast of neurotics (especially Denholm Elliott, cowering inside a pentagram). This release presents a fuller version than some video or TV prints, including a strange sequence in which Kinski's womb is invaded by a repulsive demon child. The very young Kinski has a nude scene, but so does Christopher Lee's game stunt double. On the DVD: Hammer Horror Resurrected box set has no extras at all. But the films are presented in nice, anamorphic transfers which bring out the pretty pastels of the landscape around Bray Studios and the rich red splashes of blood. --Kim Newman