Dr Terror (Peter Cushing) is a mysterious fortune teller who boards a train and offers to tell fellow passengers (Christopher Lee, Roy Castle, Donald Sutherland) their fortune with tarot cards. Five possible futures unfold: an architect returns to his ancestral home to find a werewolf out for revenge; a huge flesh-eating vine takes over a house; a musician gets involved with voodoo; an art critic is pursued by a disembodied hand and a doctor discovers his new wife is a vampire. But they all end in the same result ..DEATH. A fascinating and fast paced example of portmanteau filmmaking with a deadly twist in the tale. Scanned at 4k by Pinewood Post Production and with newly commissioned art by Graham Humphreys. Also includes a feature 60 minute feature extra by Nucleus Films.
As Dr Marlowe dabbles in drugs to dispel the inhibitions of its users the monstrous Mr. Blake is born and so begins his dastardly reign...
Please note this is a region B Blu-ray and will require a region B or region free Blu-ray player in order to play. Sherlock Holmes is the most filmed character of all time but it is arguably this 1959 re-telling of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle s classic tale The Hound of the Baskervilles, from legendary horror studio Hammer and starring genre stalwarts Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee, which stands as the super sleuth s finest cinematic hour. Rising up out of the swirling mists of Dartmoor, Baskerville Hall stands tall and gloomy. Its occupant, Charles Baskerville, has been found dead in mysterious circumstances. Could Sir Charles have been the victim of the so-called Baskerville Curse , which tells of a deadly beast that stalks the surrounding countryside? Unperturbed by the legend, next-in-line Sir Henry Baskerville (a rare leading man performance from Lee) sets out to Dartmoor to assume inheritance of the family estate, under the auspices of the famous detective Sherlock Holmes and right-hand man Dr. Watson (Andre Morell). Imbued with an atmosphere as thick as fog, The Hound of the Baskervilles is a superlative gothic yarn which benefits from game performances from Cushing, Lee and Morell, as well as the expert direction of Terence Fisher, known for helming many of Hammer s most celebrated efforts including The Curse of Frankenstein, Dracula and The Devil Rides Out.
Countess Dracula The erotic horror tale of a countess who discovers that the blood of young virgin girls will restore her to the passionate beauty she was 25 years before... Twins Of Evil Both look exactly alike: which one was the twin of evil? Victims of a vampire curse lead to a witch-hunt headed by Gustav Weil (Peter Cushing) a fanatical Puritan leader of a bizarre religious sect. Only a vampire hunter can save the innocent! Vampire Circus A vampire's dying curse states that those present should all die. When a mysterious plague strikes the doctor's son battles to solve the terrible curse. Set in 1825.
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...
United Kingdom released, Blu-Ray/Region A/B/C DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), English ( Dolby Linear PCM ), English ( Mono ), 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: Hardly the best of Hammer Studios' Frankenstein epics, The Evil of Frankenstein is too much the mixture as before to be truly memorable. Back in business once more is Baron Frankenstein (Peter Cushing), who finds his fabled monster (Kiwi Kingston) frozen in a block of ice. Once the creature is thawed out, the Baron, worried that the big lug might develop a mind of his own, engages the services of a hypnotist (Peter Woodthorpe). Instead of keeping the monster docile, the hypnotist decides to use old "Frankie" for his own evil designs, and we're off and running again. At 84 minutes, Evil of Frankenstein was too short for a two-hour network TV slot, so Universal (the film's American distributor) tacked on 13 minutes of pointless additional footage, featuring timorous villagers Steven Geray, Maria Palmer and William Phipps. The film was followed by a vastly superior sequel, Frankenstein Created Woman. ...The Evil of Frankenstein (Blu-Ray & DVD Combo) (Blu-Ray)
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
London's become a small town for a handful of jaded psychedelic-era hipsters. But Johnny Alucard has a groovy new way for his pals to get their kicks. A certain ritual will be the living end he insists. And if you still wonder where Johnny's coming from try spelling his last name backwards. Dracula is raised into the modern era in this Hammer Studios shocker. Christopher Lee dons the cape for the sixth time and seeks out fresh victims. As archnemesis Van Helsing fellow horror legen
Four classic thrillers from the vaults of Hammer Films released on Blu-ray for the very first time, including premiere presentations of the complete, uncensored UK theatrical release versions of Val Guest's The Full Treatment and Cyril Frankel's Never Take Sweets from a Stranger and a host of new and exclusive extra features. This stunning Limited Blu-ray Edition Box Set from Indicator is strictly limited to 6,000 numbered units. INDICATOR LIMITED BLU-RAY EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES: HD restorations of all four films Original Mono audio New title-specific documentaries exploring aspects of each film Audio commentary with film historian Michael Brooke and author Johnny Mains on The Snorkel The Snorkel original script ending: reconstruction of the finale of Jimmy's Sangster's screenplay Two presentations of Never Take Sweets from a Stranger: with the original UK titles; and with the alternative US Never Take Candy from a Stranger titles Never Take Sweets from a Stranger introduction by actor and filmmaker Matthew Holness Two presentations of The Full Treatment: the uncensored UK theatrical cut; and the censored US version with alternative Stop Me Before I Kill! titles Audio commentary with film historians Jonathan Rigby and David Miller on Cash on Demand New and exclusive interviews with cast and crew members, including actors Janina Faye (Never Take Sweets from a Stranger) and Lois Daine (Cash on Demand), props master Peter Allchorne (The Snorkel) and second assistant director Hugh Harlow (The Snorkel) Appreciations of composers Elisabeth Lutyens (Never Take Sweets from a Stranger) and Francis Chagrin (The Snorkel) by David Huckvale, author of Hammer Film Scores and the Musical Avant-Garde Hammer's Women: Betta St John (2018): Diabolique magazine's editor-in-chief Kat Ellinger offers an appreciation of the American actress, singer and dancer Hammer's Women: Gwen Watford (2018): British cinema expert Dr Laura Mayne explores the life and career of the prolific English film, stage and television actress Hammer's Women: Diane Cilento (2018): Dr Melanie Williams, author of Female Stars of British Cinema, explores the life and career of the Australian theatre and film actress and author Hammer's Women: Lois Daine (2018): critic and author Becky Booth on the popular English film and television actress Archival documentaries, interviews and featurettes Original trailers Image galleries: extensive promotional and on-set photography, poster art and marketing materials Exclusive booklets for each film, with new essays by Kat Ellinger, Julian Upton and Kim Newman, archival interview materials, contemporary reviews, and full film credits New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing World Blu-ray premieres of all four films Limited Edition Box Set of 6,000 numbered copies
Journey to the centre of the Earth, in Kevin Connor's spectacular version of Edgar Rice Burroughs' subterranean adventure, adapted by the great man himself.In the underground world of Pellucidor, amidst twisted vines and lava flows, a tyrannical race of pterodactyls rule. A group of Victorian scientists drilling through the Earth's core lose control of their Iron Mole and mistakenly emerge in the fantasy kingdom. Imprisoned in volcanic dungeons by the prehistoric monsters, they strive to rescue the enslaved primitive humans in a dramatic display of special effects.
Classic horror starring Peter Cushing. 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 doing so 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 (Cushing) is already on his way.
This is a UK Region 2 DVD ( and Region's 4 and 5 ) released by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment in 2009. The film runs to approximately 76 minutes and is presented widescreen ( 16:9 ratio ).
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?
In the early 1900s anthropologist Alexander Saxton (Christopher Lee) unearths in China what he believes to be the scientific find of the new century: the centuries-old frozen body of a gigantic ape-like man a veritable ""missing link."" Booking a ticket on the train back to Europe with his crated-up but still very healthy discovery he joins an international group of passengers on a nightmarish adventure aboard the Horror Express. Even before the train embarks things are amiss: a theif who tries to pick the lock on the monster's box is discovered stone-dead his eyes turned completely white like two poached eggs. After the creature awakens and begins knocking off other travelers Saxton is eventually forced to enlist the help of rival scientist Dr. Wells (Peter Cushing). The two Bristish doctors soon begin a cat-and-mouse game of discovery learning bits of information about the creature - which turns out to be a non-corporeal alien intelligence only temporarily inhabiting the ape-man - and trying to stop its bloddy rampage through the train as it steals enough information from the brains of various passengers to enable it to return home. Horror Express is a relentlessly entertaining cult favorite and by far the best 1970s pairing of genre stalwarts Cushing and Lee this time around not as enemies (as in their Hammer Dracula pictures) but as reluctant comrades forced to combat a malign extraterrestrial and almost diabolical creature bent on human destruction.
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
A mad scientist kidnaps people and uses their organs and limbs to create super-human creatures. When one of his emotionless monsters develops a lust for killing, the police are soon hot on its trail.
Horror royalty and Hammer alumni Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee reunite for this tale of mad monks, primitive humanoids and bloodthirsty zombies set aboard a train bound for Moscow all aboard the Horror Express! Renowned anthropologist Saxton (Lee) boards the Trans-Siberian Express with a crate containing the frozen remains of a primitive humanoid which, he believes, may prove to be the missing link in human evolution. But all hell breaks loose when the creature thaws out, turning out to be not quite as dead as once thought! Directed by Spanish filmmaker Eugenio Martin, Horror Express remains one for the most thrilling (and, quite literally!) chilling horror efforts of the early 1970s. Features: Brand new 2K restoration from original film elements High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation Original Uncompressed mono audio Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing Brand new audio commentary with Stephen Jones and Kim Newman Introduction to the film by film journalist and Horror Express super-fan Chris Alexander Murder on the Trans-Siberian Express an interview with director Eugenio Martin Notes from the Blacklist Horror Express producer Bernard Gordon on working in Hollywood during the McCarthy Era Telly and Me an interview with composer John Cacavas Original Theatrical Trailer Reversible sleeve featuring newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Fully-illustrated collector s booklet with new writing by Adam Scovell
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...
In the opening scene of Hamlet, Laurence Olivier describes the play in a voice-over as "the tragedy of a man who couldn't make up his mind". But Olivier's screen adaptation is considerably more thoughtful and complex than this thesis would suggest. The contradictions and ambiguities of the title character, who prowls cavernous sets filled with vast, ancient corridors and winding staircases, emerge as if from a dream. The plethora of tracking shots--precise enough to impress Stanley Kubrick--encircle Olivier and his tightly constructed geometry of demise. Drawing on his experience playing the Prince on stage at Elsinore in 1937, the legendary thesp provides the film with the patina of greatness and shows how the constitution of the formerly cheerful Prince weakens increasingly under the burden of his own thoughts and inability to accept his mother's o'er-hasty marriage to uncle Claudius (Basil Sydney). Indeed, if emotions could possess ghosts, Olivier's Hamlet shows how they would manifest themselves. There is even a dollop of Freud, suggesting that Queen Gertrude (Eileen Herlie) has perhaps loved her offspring too closely--thus providing the fuel for Hamlet's actions. As Ophelia, Jeans Simmons captures the character's early spirit better than her gradual disintegration (Helena Bonham Carter fares better in Franco Zeffirelli's fine 1990 remake). Purists may bemoan the loss of Fortinbras, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, but these choices allow Olivier to focus more squarely on Hamlet's plight. His monologues, many held in secret enclaves, glow with the dramatic markedness of a Dostoevski novel, with all of the master's irony, allusions and witticisms in place. The winner of four Oscars (Best Picture, Actor, Art Direction, and Costumes), this is a Hamlet for the ages. The rest is silence. --Kevin Mulhall
Once hounded from his castle for creating a monstrous living creature Baron Frankenstein (Peter Cushing) returns to his ancestral home in Karlstaad determined to continue his experiments into the creation of life. High in the mountains Frankenstein and his faithful assistant Hans stumble on the body of the creature perfectly preserved in ice. He is brought back to life but Frankenstein is forced to employ a hypnotist Zoltan to complete the process. Unbeknown to Frankenstein Zoltan now controls the creature and has plans to use him to rob and pillage the local villages. Can Frankenstein break Zoltan's hypnotic spell or will Zoltan induce the creature to destroy its creator?
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