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 [show more]
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Collection of four classic horror films from Hammer Film Productions. In 'The Snorkel' (1958) a man murders his wife by poisoning her and then fills the room with a toxic gas which eventually suffocates her to death. To prevent himself from being smothered by the gas, Paul Decker (Peter Van Eyck) invents a snorkel which allows him to breathe fresh air from outside of the room so that he can ensure his wife meets her demise. When his stepdaughter Candy (Mandy Miller) immediately suspects him of murder, he must work fast to silence her before the truth gets out. In 'Never Take Sweets from a Stranger' (1960) two young girls find themselves at the hands of an abominable man who exploits children to satiate his own deviant urges. When Jean Carter (Janina Faye) and her friend Lucille (Francis Green) are out playing in the woods, Lucille encourages her to come to a place where they can both get sweets for free. They go to the mansion of Clarence Olderberry Sr. (Felix Aylmer) who makes them undress and dance for him and so gives them their sweets. Jean approaches her parents later that night to tell them of her awful experience, but when they go to the authorities they find that their plight falls on selectively deaf ears due to the Olderberry family's power and status within the town. In 'The Full Treatment' (1960) a man seeks psychological help when he uncovers an insatiable urge to strangle his wife. After Alan Colby (Ronald Lewis) suffers a head injury and goes to the South of France to recover with his wife, Denise (Diane Cilento), he begins to fantasise of suffocating her to death by his own very hands. Plagued by this inexplicable urge, he approaches psychiatrist David Prade (Claude Dauphin) to help him suppress his needs before he acts them out. In 'Cash On Demand' (1961) a thief cleverly makes his way into a bank by pretending to be an insurance investigator and blackmails the manager into letting him leave with suitcases stuffed with cash. With bank manager Harry Fordyce (Peter Cushing)'s family being held hostage, criminal Colonel Gore Hepburn (André Morell) has enough leverage to enable him to successfully carry out his operation. But for how long will the wily robber remain undetected by the police?