One of the twentieth century's most successful crime novelists, Edgar Wallace's thrillers have been widely adapted for film and television - the most memorable of which are the Edgar Wallace Mysteries series, made at Merton Park Studios during the first half of the 1960s. A noir-esque series, it updates some of the author's stories to more contemporary settings, blending classic B-movie elements with a distinctly British feel. Unseen for decades and freshly transferred from the original film elements specifically for this release, all 47 films will be released over seven volumes on DVD. This fourth volume includes top-notch performances from Alfred Burke, Barbara Shelley, Paul Daneman, Anton Diffring and Dawn Addams, and features scripts by Philip Mackie (The Naked Civil Servant), Roger Marshall (The Sweeney, Public Eye) and Richard Harris (The Darling Buds of May). Special Features: House of Mystery - A thriller made by Independant Artists Ltd during the same period as the Merton Park films Exclusive booket by author and critic Kim Newman Image Gallery PDF Material
20 of the greatest British films ever produced by the world renowned Hammer film studio! Includes: 1. Blood From The Mummy's Tomb (Dir. Seth Holt 1971) 2. Demons Of The Mind (Dir. Peter Sykes 1972) 3. The Devil Rides Out (Dir. Terence Fisher 1968) 4. Viking Queen (Dir. Don Chaffey 1967) 5. Dracula Prince Of Darkness (Dir. Terence Fisher 1966) 6. Fear In The Night (Dir. Jimmy Sangster 1972) 7. Frankenstein Created Women (Dir. Terence Fisher 1967) 8. The Horror Of Frankenstein (Dir. Jimmy Sangster 1970) 9. The Nanny (Dir. Seth Holt 1965) 10. One Million Years BC (Dir. Don Chaffey 1966) 11. Plague Of The Zombies (Dir. John Gilling 1966) 12. Quatermass And The Pit (Dir. Roy Ward Baker 1967) 13. Rasputin The Mad Monk (Dir. Don Sharp 1966) 14. The Reptile (Dir. John Gilling 1966) 15. The Scars of Dracula (Dir. Roy Ward Baker 1970) 16. SHE (Dir. Robert Day 1965) 17. Slave Girls (Dir. Michael Carreras 1967) 18. To The Devil A Daughter (Dir. Peter Sykes 1967) 19. The Vengeance Of SHE (Dir. Cliff Owen 1968) 20. The Witches (Dir. Cyril Frankel 1966)
Four English tourists find themselves stranded in the mysterious village of Karlsbad, a sinister and remote place of deadly, dark legend. Their journey leads them to an abandoned castle where a nightmarish destiny awaits them. However, it wasn't just fate that brought them here, but an evil force in need of resurrection, a blood craving beast known only as Count Dracula, Prince Of Darkness. Released in 1966 this is Christopher Lee's second outing as Dracula, with Hammer Films pushing the cinematic boundaries of graphic gore and terror.
A discredited ex-CIA agent reduced to working as a private investigator, McGill travels the world as a 'gun for hire'. His unorthodox approach and strong sense of personal integrity often bring him into conflict with both his employers and the authorities, making him more enemies than friends... Starring Richard Bradford in a career-defining role as McGill, Man in a Suitcase has been newly remastered in High Definition from original 35mm film elements for this Blu-ray release. Featuring all thirty episodes, this critically acclaimed and highly popular action series has never looked better than this.
Combining the Gothic flourishes of their hugely popular Dracula and Frankenstein films, but this time taking inspiration from Greek myth, The Gorgon concerns a series of mysterious deaths in the small German town of Villandorf, in which the victims are turned to stone... Reuniting the Hammer dream team' of director Terence Fisher and iconic stars Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee, The Gorgon is one of Hammer's most complex and intriguing films of the period. Features: High Definition remaster Original mono audio Audio commentary with film experts Samm Deighan and Kat Ellinger Heart of Stone: Inside The Gorgon' (2017, 14 mins): an analysis of the film by Hammer expert Jonathan Rigby and cultural historian John J Johnston Hammer's Women: Barbara Shelley (2017, 10 mins): academic and author Patricia MacCormack examines the life and career of the first leading lady of British horror' Appreciation by Matthew Holness (2017, 15 mins): the actor, writer, director and Hammer fan explores aspects of the film Original theatrical trailer Original Promotional Material: gallery of stills, lobby cards and posters Comic-Strip Adaptation: Goodall, Goring & Coyas' 1977 House of Hammer magazine strip New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
Stephen Weeks's dreamlike chiller is the perfect definition of a cult British Horror film. Reunited in a country mansion in 1930s England, former public schoolmates Larry Dann (The Bill), Murray Melvin (The Devils) and Vivian MacKerrell (the inspiration for Bruce Robinson's creation Withnail in his only major screen role) are visited by the spirit of former resident Marianne Faithfull (The Girl on a Motorcycle). who was wrongly incarcerated in a local asylum. Via her demonic doll, we are transported to a surreal and sinister world of incest and murder, and her revenge on the corrupt asylum s sadistic doctor. Featuring Barbara Shelley (Dracula, Prince of Darkness), Leigh Lawson (Hammer House of Horror), Anthony Bate (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Beasts) and Penelope Keith (The Good Life, To The Manor Born) with a soundtrack by Pink Floyd collaborator Ron Geesin, Ghost Story Now beautifully restored and packed with bonus features, Ghost Story successfully combines 1970s horror with 1930s charm in this high definition premiere!
Special Features: New UK exclusive interviews with Julian Glover, Mark Gatiss, Judith Kerr, Kim Newman and Marcus Hearne Audio commentary with Nigel Kneale and Roy Ward Baker World of Hammer – Sci-Fi Episode UK and US trailers Interview with Joe Dante
Revered misunderstood and oft-discussed Stephen Weeks' rarely seen 1974 dreamlike chiller is the absolute definition of a cult British Horror film. Set in 1920's England it tells of three former public schoolmates Larry Dann (The Bill) Murray Melvin (The Devils) and the enigmatic Vivian Mackerrell (the inspiration for Bruce Robinson' s creation 'Withnail' seen here in his only major screen role) who reunite in a country mansion haunted by the spirit of insane former resident Marianne Faithfull (Girl On A Motorcycle). The haunting transports them to a surreal world of demonic dolls sadistic doctors incest and murder. Hammer fans will see Barbara Shelley (Dracula Prince Of Darkness) and Leigh Lawson (Hammer House Of Horror) among the cast 'cult TV' enthusiasts will recognise Anthony Bate (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Beasts) and sitcom lovers will enjoy a cameo from Penelope Keith (The Good Life To The Manor Born).
Hammer icon Barbara Shelley stars alongside cult actor Lee Patterson in a brilliantly taut and compelling thriller from the late '50s. Deadly Record is featured here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements, in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.When pilot Trevor Hamilton touches down at London Airport, his wife Jenny is not there to meet him. Their marriage is on the point of collapse, and when Jenny is found dead, Hamilton becomes Suspect Number One. With the police searching for enough evidence to arrest him, Hamilton desperately interviews everyone in Jenny's social circle to find the real murderer!SPECIAL FEATURE: Original Theatrical Trailer
This release contains two suspenseful horror films from the 1960s: VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED and CHILDREN OF THE DAMNED.
In 1960, television-executive Lew Grade's ITC company inaugurated a tradition of escapist adventure/mystery shows with Danger Man, a pocket-sized take on the spy stuff strutted in fiction by Ian Fleming's as-yet-unfilmed James Bond books. The versatile Patrick McGoohan took the lead role of John Drake, a daring spy for the NATO powers. This first, half-hour incarnation of the show (that would be known in the US as Secret Agent) concentrated on tight little plots executed at a rapid pace. McGoohan proved as adept in the numerous fight scenes and he was at spitting out the hardboiled dialogue which counterpointed Edwin Astley's memorable music. Although Drake is a deliberately colourless leading man, the format of the show allowed McGoohan to go undercover each week as a different, often strange character. Later, the series came back as an hour-long programme that segued wildly into McGoohan's masterpiece, The Prisoner. Volume One includes the following episodes: "View from the Villa" (with Barbara Shelley); "Time to Kill" (with Derren Nesbitt); "Josetta"; and "The Blue Veil" (with Ferdy Mayne). --Kim Newman
Workmen unearth prehistoric skulls while carrying out excavations on the London Underground. Very soon a strange and malevolent force is unleashed.
Thrown out of his monastery for licentious and drunken behaviour, Rasputin travels to St Petersburg to try his luck. Through a dalliance with one of the Tsarina's ladies in waiting he soon gains influence at court with his powers of healing and of hypnotism. But he also makes enemies who wish to see him dead. Special Features: ‘Making of’ Documentary A History of Hammer Novelisations Commentary
Arguably the archetypal Gothic thriller The Dark Angel is a sensual and stylish adaptation of Uncle Silas - Sheridan le Fanu's influential Victorian literary masterpiece. Starring Peter O'Toole in a wonderfully rich performance as the dangerous scheming and perhaps quite mad Silas Ruthyn this three-part drama is elegantly directed by cult favourite Peter Hammond (Sherlock Holmes The Avengers) and also features Beatie Edney as the unfortunate Maud Jane Lapotaire as the grotesquely sinsiter Madame de la Rougierre Tim Woodward as the brutal Dudley and Hammer Horror doyenne Barbara Shelley in her final dramatic television role. Sparkling with corrupted elegance its dark brooding atmosphere makes The Dark Angel the definitive adaptation of this literary classic. When her father unexpectedly dies young Maud Ruthyn becomes heiress to a large fortune that is held in trust for her until she comes of age. Romantically obsessed by a youthful Byronic painting of her Uncle Silas she readily agrees to being placed in his care - ignoring warnings of his behaviour as a known rake wastrel and opium fiend. Unfortunately for Maud things are not what they seem and Silas's benevolent demeanour hides a web of deception and terror.
Nicole Kidman is Isabel Archer a young woman of daring independence and equally fierce desires. But her headstrong innocence is no match for the manipulations of her duplicitous friend Madame Merle (Barbara Hershey in an Oscar-nominated performance) and the devious Gilbert Osmond (John Malkovich). Adapted from the novel by Henry James.
A female house cat sees her mistress murdered by her husband and two servants and becomes ferociously bent on revenge.
Updating Val Newton's classic Cat People, this supernatural chiller stars scream queen Barbara Shelley as Leonora, a beautiful girl obsessed by the idea that she is heir to an ancestral curse causing her to develop the ferocious, predatory instincts of a leopard. Directed by Upstairs, Downstairs' Alfred Shaughnessy and an early showcase for Shelley's smouldering talent, Cat Girl is presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements in its as-exhibited ...
In early 20th century Tsarist Russia Rasputin (Christopher Lee) a wild-eyed peasant monk mysteriously demonstrates his healing powers by saving a woman's life and asking only for wine and Bacchanalian celebration in return. Soon Rasputin uses his evil charm to become increasingly manipulative and violent. Ferocious devious sensuous and other-worldly this uncouth peasant ingratiates himself into the lives of the sophisticated royal class...
Further adventures of the oh so dapper John Steed and his sidekick Emma Peel. Features six episodes from the 1967 season: 'From Venus With Love' 'The Fear Merchants' 'Escape In Time' 'The See-Through Man' 'The Bird Who Knew Too Much' and 'The Winged Avenger'.
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...
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