Zavvi - The Home of Pop Culture In the 1960s, director Robert Hartford-Davis (The Black Torment, The Fiend) teamed up with producer/cameraman Peter Newbrook (The Asphyx) to make a series of low-budget films capitalising on the cinematic crazes of the day. In 1968, the duo stridently ventured into the surgical horror subgenre with Corruption, a grim update of Eyes Without a Face, transposed into the scenic south-coast seaside town of Seaford, via Swinging Sixties London. In a surprising performance, Peter Cushing (Captain Clegg, The Revenge of Frankenstein) stars as a high-class plastic surgeon who is driven to murder as part of a demented quest to rebuild the decaying visage of his fashion model wife (Sue Lloyd, The Ipcress File), who has been severely scarred at a party. A film that pushed the envelope of gore and sleaze in its era, Corruption is presented on home video for the first time in the UK. Special Features 2K restoration from the original negative Two feature presentations: the theatrical version (92 mins); and the more graphic international version (91 mins) Original mono audio Audio commentary with Peter Cushing biographer David Miller and English Gothic author Jonathan Rigby (2013) The BEHP Interview with Peter Newbrook (1995): career-spanning audio interview with the producer and cameraman, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring Newbrook in conversation with Alan Lawson and Roy Fowler The Guardian Lecture with Peter Cushing (1986): audio recording of an interview with the legendary actor recorded at the National Film Theatre, London Interview with actor Phillip Manikum (2021) Interview with actor Billy Murray (2012) Interview with actor Jan Waters (2012) Whatever Happened to Wendy Varnals? (2013): interview with the English actor Stephen Laws Introduces Corruption' (2021): appreciation by the acclaimed horror author The Unkindest Cuts (2021): critic and writer Michael Brooke on the history of surgical horror Edgar Wright trailer commentary (2013): short critical appreciation Original UK theatrical trailer Original US theatrical trailer TV spots Radio spots Image gallery: promotional and publicity material Director's shooting script gallery New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Limited edition exclusive 80-page book with a new essay by Laura Mayne, archival articles and interviews, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits Limited edition exclusive set of five replica production stills UK home video premiere Limited edition of 5,000 copies Extras subject to change
Share the epic adventure! Relive the exhilarating action spectacular battles and ultimate triumph of good over evil that make Star Wars the greatest space fantasy adventure of all time...and the ultimate entertainment experience for every family. The Star Wars Original Trilogy Episodes - A New Hope The Empire Strikes Back and Return of The Jedi - continue the saga with Luke Skywalker Princess Leia and Han Solo leading the Rebel Alliance to claim victory over the Empire and win freedom for the galaxy!
Young farm boy Luke Skywalker is thrust into a galaxy of adventure when he intercepts a distress call from the captive Princess Leia. The event launches him on a daring mission to rescue her from the clutches of Darth Vader and the Evil Empire. Special Features: Audio Commentary by George Lucas, Carrie Fisher, Ben Burtt and Dennis Muren Archival Audio Commentary by the Cast and Crew Episode IV: A New Hope Bonus Disc Conversations: Creating A Universe Discoveries From Inside: Weapons & The First Lightsaber Anatomy Of A Dewback Star Wars Launch Trailer Archive Fly-Through Tatooine Overview Mark Hamill Interview Anthony Daniels Interview Aboard The Death Star Overview Carrie Fisher Interview The Battle of Yavin Overview Tosche Station Old Woman On Tatooine Aunt Beru's Blue Milk The Search For R2-D2 Cantina Rough-Cut Stormtrooper Search Darth Vader Widens The Search Alternate Biggs And Luke Reunion Landspeeder Prototype Model Millennium Falcon Prototype Model R2-D2 Tatooine From Orbit Matte Painting Jawa Costume Tusken Raider Mask Ketwol Mask Death Star Prototype Model Holo Chess Set Bridge Power Trench Matte Painting Luke's Stormtrooper Torso X-wing Fighter Model - Prototype X-wing Fighter Model - Final Y-wing Fighter Model - Prototype Y-wing Fighter Model - Final TIE Fighter Model - Prototype TIE Fighter Model - Final Darth Vader's TIE Fighter Model X-wing Pilot Costume with Helmet Death Star Laser Tower Model Yavin 4 Matte Painting
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.
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
Zavvi - The Home of Pop Culture One of Hammer's most enduring and successful releases, 1958's The Revenge of Frankenstein was a swift sequel to The Curse of Frankenstein, their box-office smash of the year before. It ushered in Hammer's most commercially lucrative period, and secured their new-found reputation as purveyors of gruesome Gothic horror. Expertly and ingeniously re-working the classic tale, Jimmy Sangster's script sees the titular doctor continue his grisly experiments under a new guise in a pauper's hospital. Peter Cushing, in sparkling form, clearly relishes the role of Dr Frankenstein creating an enduring anti-hero that would come to define both Hammer's, and his own, on-screen personas. Special Features 4K restoration Original mono audio Audio commentary with film historians Marcus Hearn and Jonathan Rigby (2019) Audio commentary with horror and fantasy authors Stephen Jones and Kim Newman Back from the Dead: Inside The Revenge of Frankenstein' (2019, 20 mins): exclusive documentary featuring Alan Barnes, Kevin Lyons and Jonathan Rigby, exploring aspects of the film's production A Frankenstein for the 20th Century (2019, 27 mins): video essay by film historian Kat Ellinger and editor Dima Ballin Hammer's Women: Eunice Gayson (2019, 8 mins): profile of the Hammer star by film historian Pamela Hutchinson Arpeggios of Melancholy (2019, 13 mins): appreciation of composer Leonard Salzedo's score by David Huckvale, the author of Hammer Film Scores and the Musical Avant-Garde Outtakes reel (1958, 12 mins, mute): rare, unseen on-set footage Super 8 version (8 mins, b&w, mute): cut-down home cinema presentation Original theatrical trailer Joe Dante trailer commentary (2013, 3 mins): short critical appreciation Image gallery: extensive promotional and on-set photography, poster art and marketing materials New and improved subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
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
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.
Calvin Lockhart (A Dandy in Aspic) and Marlene Clark (Ganja & Hess) have invited a disparate group of guests, including Peter Cushing (Corruption), Michael Gambon (The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover) and Charles Gray (The Legacy), to their mansion in the English countryside. He believes one of them is a werewolf and before the weekend is out, he'll find out who! The last of Amicus' famed horror productions, The Beast Must Die combines the country-house whodunnit with the werewolf movie with a dash of blaxploitation. Features: High Definition remaster Original mono audio Audio commentary with director Paul Annett with writer Jonathan Sothcott (2003) Interview with Max J Rosenberg (2000): archival audio recording of the famed producer in conversation with Sothcott The BEHP Interview with Jack Hildyard (1988): an archival audio recording, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring the Oscar-winning cinematography in conversation with Alan Lawson The BEHP Interview with Peter Tanner Part Two, 19391987 (1987): an archival audio recording, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring the acclaimed editor in conversation with Roy Fowler and Taffy Haines Introduction by Stephen Laws (2020): appreciation by the acclaimed horror author Directing the Beast (2003): archival interview with Annett Super 8 version: cut-down home cinema presentation Image gallery: publicity and promotional material Original theatrical trailer Kim Newman and David Flint trailer commentary (2017): short critical appreciation New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Limited edition exclusive 40-page booklet with a new essay by Neil Young, an archival article on Amicus Productions, a look at the James Blish short story which inspired the film's screenplay, an extract from the pressbook profiling actor Calvin Lockhart, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits UK premiere on Blu-ray Limited edition of 3,000 copies
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
Horror icons Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing team up once again for an Amicus take on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novella Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, with Lee occupying the role of the scientist and his deadly alter ego. Directed by Stephen Weeks, making his first feature aged twenty-two, I, Monster presents an inventive take on an iconic tale. Special Features: New 2K restoration by Powerhouse Films from original film materials Two presentations of the film: the original 75-minute theatrical cut; and the extended 80-minute version Original mono audio Audio commentary with director Stephen Weeks (2020) The BEHP Interview with Peter Tanner Part One, 19141939 (1987): an archival audio recording, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring the celebrated editor in conversation with Roy Fowler and Taffy Haines Introduction by Stephen Laws (2020): appreciation by the acclaimed horror author Stephen Weeks at the Manchester Festival of Fantastic Films (1998): archival video recording of the director in conversation Interview with Milton Subotsky (1985): archival audio recording of the famed producer Interview with Carl Davis (2020): the renowned composer discusses his score Image gallery: publicity and promotional material Original theatrical trailer Kim Newman and David Flint trailer commentary (2017): short critical appreciation by the genre-film experts New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Limited edition exclusive 36-page booklet with a new essay by Josephine Botting, Milton Subotsky on I, Monster, an archival interview with Stephen Weeks, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits World premiere on Blu-ray Limited edition of 3,000 copies
A kindly English botanist and a gruff American scientist lead an expedition to the Himalayas in search of the legendary Yeti.
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.
Directed by Gordon Flemyng and now fully restored Dr. Who and The Daleks (1965) was the first big screen film adaptation of British TV's most iconic sci-fi hero and was the first time Doctor Who was ever seen in colour! British film legend Peter Cushing plays everyone's favourite Timelord and having invented the Tardis a strange machine capable of travelling into other dimensions the Doctor and his three young accomplices set forth on a quest through time and space. Their journey takes them into the dark undiscovered depths of the universe and to the planet of Skaro. A primitive world devastated by nuclear war and populated by two warring species a peaceful tribe known as Thals and a life form heavily mutated by radiation encased in protective machines. A merciless force of destruction known as The Daleks! Special Features: Dalekmania Restoring Dr. Who and The Daleks Interview with Author Gareth Owen Stills Gallery Trailer
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)
Wealthy businessman and skilled huntsman Tom Newcliffe (Calvin Lockhart) summons a selection of guests to his home for the weekend one of whom is a werewolf with a taste for blood. It's up to the others to seek out the monster before the full moon reveals the culprit.
The arrival of the exotic Marcilla (Ingrid Pitt) causes a stir in the Austrian province of Styria. Women seek Marcilla's friendship and men are entranced by her beauty. When she stays at the home of General Spielsdorf (Peter Cushing) and his niece Laura (Pippa Steele) the only clue to Laura's subsequent death is an unusual wound on one of her breasts. Now calling herself Carmilla the enigmatic stranger moves in with a nearby English family. Like Laura the naïve Emma Morton (Madeline Smith) soon falls ill. As her life hangs by a thread the terrible truth about Carmilla is finally revealed... Special Features: New Blood: Hammer Enters the 70s Audio Commentary with Marcus Hearn and Jonathan Rigby Stills Gallery Original Trailer Restoration Comparisons
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.
SHE who must be obeyed! ...SHE who must be loved! ...SHE who must be possessed! A Cambridge professor and his friends hear tales whilst travelling in Palestine of a lost city in deepest Africa ruled by a beautiful woman seeking her one true love. Intrigued by the legends they set off across the desert in search of the strange land: however little do they know they are being led into a trap of the immortal She the cold blooded queen Ayesha who is pining for the return of the lover she murdered long ago.... A spectacular adaptation of H. Rider Haggard's classic fantasy novel.
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