A freak heatwave sends the temperature soaring on the remote island of Fara. The locals including Dr Vernon (Peter Cushing) and novelist Jeffrey Callum (Patrick Allen) are left dazed by the rising temperature. When Callum is reunited with his former mistress Angela Roberts (Jane Merrow) the atmosphere becomes even more tense. It falls to Godfrey Hanson (Christopher Lee) another visitor to the island to solve the mystery. The unbearable temperature is the result of a heat ray dire
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...
A Victorian English entomologist whose daughter happens to be a giant moth moves with her to a quiet village where he can begin work on an insect mate for her. His family problems worsen when his winged daughter starts killing people and drinking their blood.
Volume1: A Chump At Oxford / Related Shorts Contains: A Chump At Oxford (b/w) A Chump At Oxford (colourised) From Soup to Nuts Another Fine Mess (b/w) Another Fine Mess (colourised) One of Laurel & Hardy's best-loved feature films 'A Chump At Oxford' sees them travelling to England to obtain an education only for Stan to be revealed as a long-lost British aristocrat! Also included is the classic silent comedy From 'Soup To Nuts' which the team remade as a section of 'A Chump At Oxford' - only with Stan switching his character to that of Agnes the maid! Also in this compilation is an earlier glimpse of Agnes in one of their greatest talkie shorts 'Another Fine Mess'. Volume 3: Way Out West / Shorts Contains: Way Out West (b/w) Way Out West (colourised) One Good Turn (b/w) One Good Turn (colourised) Thicker Than Water (b/w) Thicker Than Water (colourised) Regarded as the most popular of Laurel & Hardy's feature-length films not least for the Trail of the Lonesome Pine song 'Way Out West' sees Stan and Ollie visiting the town of Brushwood Gulch to deliver the deed of a gold mine only to be deceived by James Finlayson playing a villainous saloon-keeper. A great favourite among Laurel & Hardy admirers Finlayson is featured elsewhere in this compilation through the classic L&H shorts 'One Good Turn' and 'Thicker Than Water'. Volume 14: Classic Shorts / A Job To Do: Contains: Busy Bodies (b/w) Busy Bodies (colourised) Double Whoopee (b/w silent with musical score) Dirty Work (b/w) Dirty Work (colourised) The Finishing Touch The Music Box (b/w) The Music Box (colourised) Hog Wild (b/w) Hog Wild (colourised) Hats Off (stills gallery) A collection of classic shorts all of which present Stan and Ollie with a task to perform. 'Busy Bodies' is the famous film where Stan and Ollie work in a sawmill. In 'Double Whoopee' they start work at a plush Broadway hotel - and close a taxi door on Jean Harlow's dress! 'Hog Wild' concerns their efforts to fit a rooftop aerial. In 'Dirty Work' they are back on the roof this time as chimney sweeps at the home of an eccentric scientist. Stan and Ollie are in the building trade for 'The Finishing Touch' while in 'The Music Box' - perhaps their most famous film - they have to deliver a piano up a huge flight of steps. 'The Music Box' was inspired by one of their earliest comedies as a team 'Hats Off'. Sadly no copy of the film is known to survive but this DVD includes a selection of stills from this long-lost classic.
Three young people go on an archaeological find in a remote area in Greece despite the warnings of Catholic priest Father Roche (Donald Pleasance), an expert in demonology. Seemingly more interested in sex than uncovering any ancient marvels, they are taken prisoner in a ruined temple by some hooded Satanists who worship a half bull/half human idol, and they are prepped to be blood sacrifices. Father Roche calls upon a private detective friend from New York, and they are later joined by Laurie (Luan Peters) who is search of her missing beau. All this devil worship is linked directly to the most influential man in the village, Baron Corofax (Peter Cushing), who is in exile from the Carpathian Mountains.
When oh when will scientists learn to stop playing with radiation? Island of Terror takes place on a remote island off the coast of Ireland. No phones no regular transport to and from the mainland but there is a well-equipped cancer research center where the well intentioned - but foolish! - scientists are irradiating lumps of tissue. The local constable finds a body with no bones in it ('No bones?' 'No bones!') and soon a team from London led by the ever-game Peter Cushing arri
Tales Of The Unexpected Vol 1
A double bill of vintage horrors from Hammer Studio: Val Guest directs Nigel Kneale's script of The Abominable Snowman (1957) while Leslie Norman directs Jimmy Sangster's Quatermass-inspired X The Unknown (1956).
In 1945 during the final death throes of the Third Reich a crack division of SS Shock Troops went down aboard their ship. They had supposedly drowned beneath several fathoms of ocean. Yet there was one thing about them the world didn't know: they couldn't die as they had never been alive in the first place. Genetically engineered and adaptable to battle conditions anywhere (even under water) these were the Gestapo outfits known as the Death Corps pathological murderers and criminals with an innate desire for violence...
This terrific box set features a profusion of Peter Cushing-led horror films. The Abominable Snowman (Dir. Val Guest 1957): The final film collaboration between director Val Guest and writer Nigel Kneale. Starring Forrest Tucker and Peter Cushing The Abominable Snowman tells of an expedition to the Himalayas to track down the mythical Yeti. A wonderfully atmospheric chiller from the heyday of the Hammer Studios. Island of Terror (Dir. Terence Fisher 1966): When oh when will scientists learn to stop playing with radiation? Island of Terror takes place on a remote island off the coast of Ireland. No phones no regular transport to and from the mainland but there is a well-equipped cancer research center where the well intentioned - but foolish! - scientists are irradiating lumps of tissue. The local constable finds a body with no bones in it ('No bones?' 'No bones!') and soon a team from London led by the ever-game Peter Cushing arrives to investigate. Let's hope that darned generator doesn't give out... Island of Terror isn't going to keep you awake at night but it is a lot of silly fun. Be warned though - whatever the evil menace is it can climb trees! The Blood Beast Terror (Dir. Vernon Sewell 1968): A Victorian English entomologist whose daughter happens to be a giant moth moves with her to a quiet village where he can begin work on an insect mate for her. His family problems worsen when his winged daughter starts killing people and drinking their blood. Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell (Dir. Terence Fisher 1974): Doctor Helder (Briant) is sent to an asylum for experimenting on cadavers. There he is rescued by Doctor Carl Victor (Cushing) the original Doctor Frankenstein now living under a new identity who learns that a new monster is set to walk the earth...
The legendary Peter Cushing stars in two thrilling big screen adventures of the beloved BBC serial that captured the imagination of the world. A huge hit on release these films remain classic British Sci-Fi movies all self-respecting Dr. Who and sci-fi fans shouldn't be without them attractively packaged with additional high quality film memorabilia. This Classic Collection box set will include: DVD of 'Doctor Who And The Daleks' DVD of 'Dalek Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.' two collectible film Senitypes'' (image from the film and 35mm film frame) two original full colour printed theatrical campaign brochures one from each film; plus an in-pack free rolled cinema poster (one sheet) offer of each film.
One of the finest British actors of his generation Peter Cushing is best known for his charismatic performances across three decades of classic Hammer Horror productions. This special box set collection remembers Cushing at the height of his powers through two of the finest Hammer's ever made. Bride Of Dracula (Dir. Terence Fisher) (1960): On the way to her new private school a beautiful young teacher stays at the ancestral home of Baroness Meinster. Here she discovers the Baroness' shamed son imprisoned and shackled to the wall in a distant wing. She frees him unwittingly releasing the combined evil of a hundred generations of vampires. Only Dr Van Helsing (Cushing) can stop the vampires and their torrent of evil. Co-star David Peel delivers one of the most frightening portrayals of Dracula ever committed to film. Evil Of Frankenstein (Dir. Freddie Francis) (1964): Hounded from his castle for creating a monstrous living being Baron Frankenstein (Cushing) returns to continue his unholy experiments into the creation of life. With the help of a mysterious hypnotist Zoltan the creature is brought back to life. However Zoltan controls the creature and 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?
A small Balkan village is the setting for a series of horrifying ritual murders where a number of young tourists disappear. Father Roche, a priest from New York, discovers that the whole village is possessed by the evil of an ancient God, the Minotaur. By day, the villagers appear perfectly normal, but at nightfall they become `The Devil's Men'. Only exorcism can bring this tide of evil to an end. Only the pure will survive.
A triple DVD pack of nostalgic horror featuring Just Before Dawn Devil's Hand and Fear In The Night. Just Before Dawn (1981 Dir. Jeff Lieberman): Despite the local Ranger's ominous warning a party of three boys and two girls take a camping trip to the mountain. In the steamy backwoods they sense an atmosphere of mounting tension. Soon they realise there is some deadly horror lurking in the woods. The Ranger had been right! They meet a strange girl and her equally strange family. Then one of them is murdered...then another...and another... Will any of them survive those dark hours JUST BEFORE DAWN? Devil's Hand (1962 Dir. William J. Hole Jr.): Robert Alda stars as a man who becomes entranced by the beautiful high-priestess of a voodoo cult. Totally bewitched he realizes that he has to break his own spell when his fiance is kidnapped and due to be sacrificed. Fear In The Night (1972 Dir. Jimmy Sangster): Joan Collins stars in this this tense study of paranoia set in a boy's prep school that has pervasive surrealistic qualities. A young woman (Geeson) who has recently suffered a nervous breakdown moves with her husband to a rural English boarding school. However her nerves are not assuaged when she meets the school's intimidating headmaster (Cushing) and his vampy wife (Collins). Unfortunately Geeson's tension only gets worse when she finds herself being stalked and harassed by a one-armed man who seems to be a deranged psychotic. Unable to convince anyone that what is happening to her is real Geeson begins to suspect her husband of trying to kill her until one night of almost unbearable terror that reveals a secret more shocking than anything she could have imagined...
Peter Cushing and Nigel Stock star as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and Watson in two stories of intrique and adventure - the great detective's favourite kind of case.
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Countess Dracula (1970); 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 (1971); 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!; ; Monster; A supernatur...
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