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.
It's the boys night out, time for bawdy fun. Yet revelry alone can't satisfy these community leaders out on a lark. There's still an adventure theycan be duped into trying, onr that will transform a certain Count from moldering dust into bloodlusting flesh. Taste the Blood of Dracula, another film in Hammer Studios' cycle of hemogobbling Victorian-era horror, is a showcase of why Hmmer became the name in Gothic terror. The solid cast and rich production design raise goosebumps of real-life fear and otherworldy dread. And Christopher Lee dons his red-lined cape again to become Evil Incarnate. He's Count Dracula. a being neither dead nor alive...but his movies are livelier than ever.
Two BBC classic films brought to you in one box set! GhostwatchThe BBC broadcast Ghostwatch on the 31st of October 1992. It seemed to be a live broadcast which was a cross between Crimewatch and the movie Poltergeist. Although pure fiction the masterly combination of great scripting intuitive direction and perfect casting made the supernatural pastiche appear frighteningly real. Despite being part of BBC Drama's Screen One series the presence of Michael Parkinson convinced thousands of people it was real. The drama caused uproar and was banned from repeat transmission for over a decade. Its legacy lives on cited as an inspiration for The Blair Witch Project and Derren Brown's The Séance Ghostwatch is regarded as a classic of the genre. The Stone TapeNigel Kneal's classic ghost story The Stone Tape first broadcast by the BBC in 1972 represents his best work outside of the Quatermas series. A team of scientists eager to discover a new recording medium take over a brooding gothic mansion. On moving in however they find one key room unfinished and the builders refusing to work there. Claims of strange noises and feelings of unease are dismissed. However the scientists soon discover that the renovation work has disturbed something behind the stone walls something ancient and malevolent.
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.
Just my luck - we're in the middle of a national crisis and my nose has swollen up repulsively.Adapted from Sue Townsend's bestselling novels, these hit series chronicle the everyday traumas and emotional upheavals of the legendary teenage diarist as he struggles to come to terms with life in the 1980s. Gian Sammarco is the angst-ridden scribbler with literary aspirations, with Julie Walters and Lulu successively portraying his mother, Beryl Reid his opinionated grandma, Stephen Moore his errant father, and Bill Fraser his elderly chum, Bert Baxter.Adrian certainly has much to contend with. Spots erupting on his chin; 'Good Samaritan' visits to an OAP who's even more obnoxious than his dog; Barry the school bully and his extortion rackets; warring parents forever on the brink of divorce; and Pandora, the capricious love of his young life...
This 4 disc box set features the complete series of Arthur Of The Britons. With the roman withdrawal from Britain the tribes have entered into a period of feudal warfare. Arthur is the war chieftain of a tribe of Celts who has his eye on the bigger picture - unification of the tribes in the face of the Saxon threat. Assisted by his adoptive father Llud and Saxon friend Kai he has his hands full keeping the peace with opposition from the various feuding factions as well as his duplicitous cousin Mark of Cornwall.
This highly regarded Thames anthology from the 1980s presented a diverse range of high-quality single dramas that would serve as pilots for possible future series. Among these screenplays were many notable successes: these included 'Woodentop', which introduced The Bill's much-loved characters PC Carver and WPC Ackland; 'Lytton's Diary', both created by and starring Peter Bowles; and linked screenplays The Traitor' and 'A Question of Commitment', featuring Alec McCowen in the role of master spycatcher Mr Palfrey. Episodes Comprise: Inspector Ghote Moves in. Judgement Day. Secrets. Woodentop. The Traitor. Lytton's Diary. King & Castle. Ladies in Charge. Thank You, Miss Jones. Making News. Snakes and Ladders. A Question of Commitment. Hunted Down. Special Features: Singles' Night: Starring Robin Nedwell. Originally produced as a Storyboard edition, this play was ultimately transmitted outside the series banner.
Taste the Blood of Dracula is one of the best of Christopher Lee's Dracula series for Hammer. A group of businessmen who, out of sight of their families, like nothing more than to frequent brothels and generally behave in sensation-seeking ways, are persuaded by Dracula's servant (a splendidly manic Ralph Bates) that summoning up the orthodontically-challenged aristocrat would be the ultimate thrill. They warily agree, purchasing relics for the necessary ritual from a shifty dealer (Roy Kinnear--who else?), but panic halfway through the proceedings and decide to kick their initiator to death instead. Unfortunately, it's too late, and Dracula materialises as they make good their escape, swearing to avenge the murder of his servant. While the subsequent descent into paranoia by the three villains-Dracula himself hardly counts in comparison with this odious bunch--isn't exactly the stuff of Rosemary's Baby, it still infuses the plot with an element of psychodrama that is unusual for a Hammer fang-fest. There are strong performances pretty much all round, but Peter "Clegg" Sallis quakes exceptionally nicely as one of the trio of miscreants. The sets, props and costumes are of an unusually high order, too. --Roger Thomas
The mysterious island village of Balfe is experiencing unexplainable phenomena...from grossly oversized sea life to half-buried bodies in the dark woods to strange Neanderthal-like men suffering from a rare disfiguring disease. Is this town afflicted by radioactive waste contaminating their water? Is there a vengeful mutant monster lurking in the woods? Or worse, are the townsfolk being punished by an act of God for their past sins? It is up to Dr. Del Shaw and the dedicated scientists at Doomwatch headquarters to discover the cause of these horrific mutations. Infuriating local villagers who cling to their secluded island's survival, Dr. Shaw (Ian Bannen) and local school teacher Victoria Brown (Judy Geeson) risk their lives to uncover the truth behind the strange happenings, no matter how frightening or dangerous it may be. Based on the British television series of the same name, DOOMWATCH is a haunting telltale film that just might be hazardous to your health!
One of Hammer's most enduringly popular films and a benchmark for 1970s horror Countess Dracula stars Ingrid Pitt in an iconic career-defining role as the aged countess who must regularly bathe in virgins' blood to regain her fading youth. Genre stalwart Peter Sasdy directs arguably his best Hammer film from a script by award-winning writer Jeremy Paul and showcasing a rousing score from composer Harry Robinson. Countess Dracula is featured here in a brand-new High Definition transfer from the original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio. In medieval Hungary Countess Elisabeth Nádasdy an embittered ageing widow discovers by accident that virgin's blood causes her skin become youthful and smooth. Determined to retain her new youth at all costs the Countess coerces her lover to abduct a string of young virgins to keep her supplied with the blood she now craves to stay beautiful... Special Features: Audio commentary with Ingrid Pitt and horror experts Kim Newman and Stephen Jones Original Theatrical Trailer Archive interview with Ingrid Pitt 50 Years of Hammer - news feature Thriller episode Conceptions of Murder episode
A quintessential Hammer Horror from director Peter Sasdy ( Taste the Blood of Dracula, Countess Dracula ), Hands of the Ripper is a fascinating and terrifying spin on the Jack the Ripper legend, featuring outstanding performances from both Eric Porter, as a doctor investigating a series of grisly murders, and Angharad Rees as the pretty, frail murder suspect. Hands of the Ripper is featured here in a High Definition transfer made from original film elements in its as-exhibited the.
Nigel Kneal's classic ghost story The Stone Tape, first broadcast by the BBC in 1972, represents his best work outside of the legendary Quatermass series. A team of scientists, eager to discover a new recording medium, take over a brooding gothic mansion recently bought and renovated by their employers. On moving in, however, they find one key room unfinished and the builders refusing to work there. Claims of strange noises and feelings of unease are dismissed. However, the scientists soon discover that the renovation work on the mansion has disturbed something hidden beneath the stone walls, something ancient and malevolent. Special Features: Full Length Commentary Featuring Writer Nigel Kneale and Film Critic Kim Newman
A 6-DVD box set compiling all surviving episodes along with some fragments from the legendary BBC2 anthology science fiction series with episodes written by such luminaries of the genre as John Wyndham Isaac Asimov Philip K Dick Ray Bradbury and J G Ballard - first broadcast between 1965 and 1971. Out of the Unknown was originally broadcast on BBC2 in four series. Only 20 of these episodes still remain and all are presented in this set on DVD for the very first time. These rarely-seen gems from the BBC Archives are sure to send both nostalgic and futuristic thrills down the spines of classic British television fans and dedicated followers of science fiction filmmaking. Special Features: All surviving episodes on DVD for the very first time Existing fragments and sound clips from other episodes
In medieval Europe aging Countess Elisabeth rules harshly with the help of lover Captain Dobi. Finding that washing in the blood of young girls makes her young again she gets Dobi to start abducting likely candidates. The Countess - pretending to be her own daughter - starts dallying with a younger man much to Dobi's annoyance. The disappearances cause mounting terror locally and when she finds out that only the blood of a virgin does the job Dobi is sent out again with a more difficult task.
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.
Werewolves vampires and ghosts haunt the living in this long-awaited double-disc presentation of the much sought-after BBC horror series Supernatural. Originally broadcast on BBC 1 in 1977 and rarely seen since this classic series ran for eight terrifying episodes. In each a different prospective member of the Club of the Damned is required to tell a story that will chill the blood of the club’s members and their application for membership would be judged on how frightening the story was. Failure to induce terror in all who attend would lead to the death of the storyteller… A timeless example of British Gothic horror at its best Supernatural boasts a superb cast of acting talent including Billie Whitelaw Jeremy Brett Robert Hardy Gordon Jackson Sinead Cusack Denholm Elliott and Ian Hendry. Content First ever DVD release of this much sought-after and highly acclaimed BBC TV series Disc One includes: 1. ‘Ghosts of Venice’ – with Robert Hardy and Sinead Cusack 2. ‘Countess Ilona’ – with Billie Whitelaw Ian Hendry and Edward Hardwicke 3. ‘The Werewolf Reunion’ – with Billie Whitelaw Ian Hendry and Edward Hardwicke 4. ‘Mr Nightingale’ – with Jeremy Brett and Lesley-Anne Down Disc two includes: 5. ‘Lady Sybil’ – with Denholm Elliott 6. ‘Viktoria’ – with Catherine Schell and Judy Cornwell 7. ‘Night of the Marionettes’ – with Gordon Jackson Kathleen Byron and Vladek Sheybal 8.’Dorabella’ – with Jeremy Clyde
A woman gives birth to a baby but the child is possessed by the spirit of a dwarf whom the mother once spurned.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes: The classic BBC TV series. Regarded by many to be the best incarnation of the Baker Street sleuth Douglas Wilmer gives a career-defining performance in this celebrated BBC series. Intelligent quick on his heels and bearing a striking resemblance to the original Sidney Paget illustrations Wilmer’s portrayal is possibly the closest to Conan Doyle’s original vision that there has ever been. In 2012 his status as legend within the Sherlock pantheon was cemented when he was asked to make a cameo appearance in Sherlock with Benedict Cumberbatch. The first story in this series The Speckled Band was originally produced as part of the BBC drama strand Detectives. Appearing alongside Wilmer as Holmes’ loyal companion Dr John Watson was the great Nigel Stock. Such was the success of the adaptation that Wilmer and Stock were reunited a year later for a full 12-part series. With a supporting cast that included Clochemerle star Peter Madden as Inspector Lestrade TV veteran Derek Francis as Mycroft Holmes and guest stars such as Peter Wyngarde (Department S The Innocents) and Patrick Troughton (Doctor Who) the popularity of the series gave rise to a second series in which the role of Sherlock was played by Peter Cushing. Presented for the first time on UK DVD this long-awaited release also includes an array of fascinating special features including two reconstructions of partially-surviving episodes an alternative presentation of the Detectives pilot an alternative title sequence an interview with Douglas Wilmer and a number of newly-recorded audio commentaries. Bonus Features: Original 1964 Detectives pilot episode The Speckled Band All surviving episodes from the 1965 series Alternative Spanish audio presentation of The Speckled Band Alternative title sequence for The Illustrious Client The Abbey Grange episode reconstruction featuring a newly-filmed sequence of Douglas Wilmer reading the first half of the story followed by all surviving original footage The Bruce-Partington Plans episode reconstruction using all surviving original footage and original shooting scripts Douglas Wilmer … on Television (2012 Simon Harries 20 mins): the iconic actor discusses his career in British film and television Five audio commentaries including contributions from Douglas Wilmer and celebrated directors Peter Cregeen and Peter Sasdy all moderated by actor-comedian Toby Hadoke Fully illustrated booklet with new essays and full episode credits
The infant daughter of Jack the Ripper is witness to the brutal murder of her mother by her father's hand. Later as a troubled young woman she is seemingly possessed by the spirit of her father and while in a trance she continues his murderous killing spree but has no recollection of the events afterwards. A sympathetic psychiatrist takes her in and is convinced he can cure her condition. Soon however he regrets his decision...
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