Peter Cushing (Dracula, Star Wars)and Wanda Ventham (U F.O, The Lotus Eaters.) star in this spine chilling 1968 British horror classic, directed by Vernon Sewell (Curse of the Crimson Altar, Burke and Hare). Six young men have been brutally murdered, their throats torn to ribbons and drained of all blood. The sole witness has been consigned to a lunatic asylum, raving about something terrible with gigantic wings... Suspecting that some sort of giant bird of prey may be loose, Inspector Quennell (Peter Cushing) turns to local zoologist Dr. Mallinger (Robert Flemyng) and his beautiful daughter Clare (Wanda Ventham) for help in solving the case. But Mallinger has terrible secrets all of his own – secrets that may soon endanger both Quennell and his innocent young daughter Meg (Vanessa Howard)... Special Features: Brand New 2K Restoration at BBC Post Production Studios Remastered Original Mono Soundtrack Audio Commentary by 'English Gothic' Author Jonathan Rigby and Peter Cushing Biographer David Miller Peter Cushing Documentary: Interview with Wanda Ventham Theatrical Trailer Stills Gallery
A rich sportsman invites a number of guests to his house knowing that one of them is a werewolf. The film features a novel 'guess who' sequence at the end.
In the privacy of a girls' school he sought his prey - turning innocent beauty into a thing of unspeakable horror!
Three cracking Doug McClure titles in one fantastic box set. The Land That Time Forgot: The adventure you will never forget... Edgar Rice Burroughs collaborated with Michael Moorcock to write the script for The Land Before Time adapted from his own novel. A German U-boat torpedos a British ship during WW1 and the survivors are taken onboard. But the U-boat gets lost and drifts into a mist-filled prehistoric land. Soon they find themselves battling dinosaurs neanderthals
These are as far as we know the same versions of the Original Star Wars Trilogy that were released last September but this set is without the 4th extra features disc. This is meant as a basic set for people who just want to see the films and dont want any extra features, this is shown in the reduced price compared to the 4 disc Boxset.
It is 1795 England and the lovely Catherine (Stephanie Beacham) arrives at the foreboding manor where she is to marry Sir Charles Fengriffen (Witchfinder General's Ian Ogilvy ). Almost immediately upon arrival Catherine is set upon by a series of strange hallucinations and visions involving a severed hand as well as a creepy eyeless ghost. Catherine's sanity to say nothing of her life is threatened as she tries to uncover the source of the supernatural happenings and a sudden pregnancy only adds to the mystery as she slowly begins to find out what dark secrets really exist at Fengriffen! Peter Cushing stars in the blood-curdling tale. As with just about anything he is in Cushing doesn't just carry the film he steals it! As the 18th-century psychiatrist Dr. Pope he serves as a sort of Sherlock Holmes-ish character investigating the claims of ghosts and struggles in vain to find a way to cure with reason what he perceives as Catherine's delusions. Beacham and Ogilvy give solid genre performances but when Cushing is on screen it is simply his film. Veteran heavy Herbert Lom (perhaps best remembered for his recurring role in the Pink Panther series as Peter Sellers's psychotic boss) is chilling in a flashback appearance. Gravelly voiced beatle-browed Patrick Magee makes the most of an underwritten role while Ian (The Saint) Ogilvy and Stephanie Beacham carry the film superbly as the tormented bride and groom.
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 Sign Of Four: One of the most exotic tales in the Sherlock Holmes collection this story features lost treasure a murderous pigmy a beautiful wronged woman with whom Watson falls in love a mad and mysterious pair of twins and a thrilling deadly chase along the Thames. These elements have made the mystery a real favourite amongst Holmes aficionados and this episode stands as a faithful but fast-paced adaptation of a much-loved novel. The Blue Carbuncle: This re
In the mid-1960s, with Dalekmania sweeping Britain, BBC TV's Doctor Who materialised on the silver screen. Doctor Who and the Daleks replaced William Hartnell with Peter Cushing and remade the Daleks' TV debut with a much bigger budget in Technicolor and Techniscope. With his two granddaughters, Roberta Tovey and Jennie Linden (and Roy Castle along for comic relief), the Doctor becomes an intermediary in a conflict between the robotic Daleks and angelic Thals on the almost dead world of Skaro. A huge hit on release, the film remains an enjoyable, well-produced family adventure, though somewhat lacking the menace of the TV original. Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150 AD remakes the second Dalek TV serial and finds the Doctor and companions in a ravaged future London where a resistance movement has literally gone underground to fight the Nazi-like alien invaders. Peter Cushing once more makes a kindly, dependable Doctor, though Bernard Cribbins is given a cringe-making comedy routine impersonating a "roboman", and the jazzy soundtrack is wildly out of place. Nevertheless this is a superior sequel, offering lavish production values, better action set-pieces and a higher suspense and fear factor than its predecessor. The best moments remain surprisingly chilling even today. On the DVD: Doctor Who and the Daleks--the first disc--has a fun, very well-made 1995 documentary running 57 minutes and recounting the production of both feature films. Included are interviews with various surviving cast members. There is also an affectionate commentary with Roberta Tovey and Jennie Linden, hosted by Jonathan Southcote, author of The Cult Films of Peter Cushing. Sadly Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150 AD has no substantial extra features, but both discs include the respective trailer, presented anamorphically enhanced, and a DVD-ROM reproduction of the relevant cinema brochure. The mono sound is good and the pin-sharp, vibrantly colourful, anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 transfers are all but flawless, making both films look good as new. --Gary S Dalkin
Cliff Herlihy (Paul Kelly) has a terrible nightmare in which he sees himself killing a complete stranger. When Cliff awakens he discovers evidence that his nightmare was no dream at all. Whilst sheltering from a storm in a remote mansion Vince and Cliff discover a mirrored room - just like the one in Cliff's nightmare. When the mansion's owner reveals himself to be a hypnotist Grayson has to unravel the strange happenings before his friend is driven to suicide.
A Scotland Yard investigator looks into four mysterious cases all associated with the same unoccupied house...
Following his blacklisting in the McCarthy witch hunts the American director Joseph Losey worked in England and fashioned this gritty noir thriller about David Graham (Michael Redgrave) an alcoholic father who has 24 hours to prove that his son is not guilty of murder and save him from the gallows. Robert Stanford (Leo McKern) is a car dealer who knows the truth but continues to keep Graham on the defensive. As the clock ticks mercilessly Graham fights a battle against both Stanford as he tries to save his sons life. Time Without Pity was Losey's first film under his own name and retains the director's striking blend of drama and social commentary. The film was also photographed by the legendary Freddie Francis of Elephant Man fame.
Five strangers board a train and are joined by a mysterious fortune teller who offers to take readings from his Tarot cards...
The finale to Hammer's Frankenstein cycle features a young Doctor who is interned in the asylum where Baron Frankenstein supposedly perished after being found experimenting on stolen corpses. In the asylum he meets the mysterious Doctor Victor (Peter Cushing), and gradually comes to realise that Frankenstein is alive and well and continuing his work.
Hammer's She might be a travesty of Rider Haggard's epic adventure novel, scaling things down to fit into a budget lavish only by the studio's low standards. At least the film opens with the unexpected sight of Peter Cushing and Bernard Cribbins in a dive in Palestine in 1919, shimmying with belly-dancers and brawling with the locals John Ford-style. Less entertainingly the film then switches attention to blonde clod John Richardson who is dreamily visited by blonde goddess Ursula Andress--her eerie beauty enhanced by the usual Hammer trick of dubbing the foreign crumpet with a posh voice.Our adventurers are given a map which leads them through deserts and mountains to the lost city of Kuma, an Egyptian-style civilisation ruled by Ayesha. This immortal She-Who-Must-be-Obeyed has been unaccountably waiting for Richardson to be reincarnated ever since she pettishly killed him thousands of years ago. In this reading, She is an Aryan fascist given to tipping those who displease her into a pit of molten lava. Her final comeuppance--as she bathes again in the blue flame of immortality and finds the process reversed so she suffers one of Hammer's patented Dracula dissolves to dust--takes place during a native uprising which overthrows her whole corrupt regime.The leads look terrific but can't act for beans so it's a mercy that stalwarts Cushing and Christopher Lee (as the treacherous High Priest) are on hand, not to mention Cribbins (comedy servant in bowler hat), Andre Morell and Rosenda Monteros.The James Bernard music is enchanting in a way Robert Day's direction sadly isn't, but the sets and (especially) costumes are splendid and the film has its moments of magic and terror: as the centurion pours out the remains of Morell's daughter from a jar, as the flame burns blue and the lovers bathe in it.On the DVD: the 2.35:1 widescreen print is in very good shape. Otherwise, there's not even a trailer. --Kim Newman
Whilst on holiday in Greece Richard Fountain (Patrick Mower) an Oxford don and the foreign secretary's son falls into the evil clutches of Chriseis (Imogen Hassall) leader of a coven of perverted socialites who murder innocent victims in pursuit of their blood. Richard's long absence from Oxford prompts his close friends Tony Seymour fiancee Penelope and Bob Kirby to instigate a search for him. The clues they find take them across the Aegean Sea to Hydra a small island where the two men find Richard drugged and unconscious in an old castle. A pagan orgy is building to a climax as Chriseis is preparing herself for her next victim. After a horrific struggle Chriseis flees her mouth dripping with blood and in a tussle with Kirby falls to her death. Richard is saved and returns to the sheltered life at Oxford but the nightmare is just beginning: the spirit of Chriseis is not yet dead!
Classic horror starring Peter Cushing. Penniless, Baron Frankenstein (Cushing), accompanied by his eager assistant Hans (Sandor Eles), arrives at his family castle near the town of Karlstaad, vowing to continue his experiments in the creation of life. Fortuitously finding the creature he was previously working on, he brings it back to a semblance of life but requires the services of a mesmerist, Zoltan (Peter Woodthorpe), to successfully animate it. The greedy and vengeful Zoltan secretly sends the monster into town to steal gold and 'punish' the burgomaster and the chief of police, which acts lead to a violent confrontation between the baron and the townspeople. Special Features The Making of Evil of Frankenstein Narrated by Edward De Souza and featuring interviews with Wayne Kinsey, Caron Gardner, Hugh Harlow, Pauline Harlow, Peter Cushing, Don Mingaye. The Evil of Frankenstein Stills Gallery. The Evil of Frankenstein Theatrical Trailer. A Moment with Caron Gardner
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 stri
Vampire Circus Out of the entire Hammer canon 'Vampire Circus' has got to be one of the strangest things they ever did! It is an offbeat, highly surreal number with oodles of blood and gore thrown in. A Transylvanian village is sealed off from the outside world due to an outbreak of the plague. Anyone who tries to get in or out is shot dead by the police. Nevertheless a travelling circus somehow breaks through the lines, and boy, are all its bloodless-looking performers a wee bit stran...
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