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 Posted:   Aug 30, 2012 - 7:08 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)



Lionsgate have announced the UK Double Play release of The Curse of Frankenstein on 15 October 2012. Working with Hammer and Icon Film Distribution, Lionsgate will release Terence Fisher's gothic classic fully restored in high definition and for the first time in its original "Academy" ratio of 1.37:1.

Available 15th October in the UK & Ireland on 3-disc Double Play, the pack comprises1 x Blu-ray and 2 x DVD and includes the infamous "eyeball" scene, which was originally censored but has now been fully restored. As well as an alternate version of the feature at the widescreen ratio of 1.66:1, the release also includes brand new documentaries and commentary track, multiple bonus extras and a stills show.

Disc 1: Blu-ray• HD Main Feature – Never before released “Academy” ratio 1.37:1 – 83 mins – DTS MA 2.0
•HD The Curse Of Frankenstein (1.66:1 version) – alternate aspect ratio – 83mins – DTS MA 2.0
•New audio commentary with Marcus Hearn & Jonathan Rigby
•Frankenstein Reborn: The Making Of A Hammer Classic (new & exclusive)
•Life With Sir (new & exclusive Peter Cushing documentary)
•Four Sided Triangle (bonus feature film) 80 mins
•Tales Of Frankenstein (bonus TV pilot) 25 mins
•World Of Hammer: The Curse Of Frankenstein 25 mins
•Stills show
•English HOH subtitles for Main Feature

Disc 2: DVD•Main Feature – Never before released “Academy” ratio 1.37:1 – 83 mins – DD 2.0 – English HOH subtitles
•The Curse of Frankenstein (1.66:1 version) – alternate aspect ratio – 83mins - DD 2.0
•New audio commentary with Marcus Hearn & Jonathan Rigby

Disc 3: DVD•Frankenstein Reborn: The Making Of A Hammer Classic (new & exclusive)
•Life With Sir (new & exclusive Peter Cushing documentary)
•Four Sided Triangle (bonus feature film) 80 mins
•Tales Of Frankenstein (bonus TV pilot) 25 mins
•World Of Hammer: The Curse Of Frankenstein 25 mins
•Stills show
•PDF all-new booklet “The Creator’s Spark: Hammer’s Frankenstein Begins” with text by Hammer archivist Robert J. E. Simpson

The discs are listed as Region B/2.

http://film.thedigitalfix.com/content/id/75917/the-curse-of-frankenstein-in-october.html

 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2012 - 7:05 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Review.

http://film.thedigitalfix.com/content/id/76045/the-curse-of-frankenstein.html

 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2012 - 7:14 PM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

Loving Hammer on blu!!!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2012 - 7:31 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

Just the other day, Scream Factory announced on their Facebook they would be releasing The Vampire Lovers on Blu-Ray next year. Awesome news!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 21, 2012 - 7:31 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

On blue rays, the ladies look so much more beautiful

 
 Posted:   Oct 24, 2012 - 8:51 AM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Review.

http://film.thedigitalfix.com/content/id/76055/the-mummys-shroud.html

 
 Posted:   Nov 13, 2012 - 5:58 AM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Hammer Films have announced that Terence Fisher's Dracula a.k.a Horror of Dracula (1958) will arrive on Blu-ray on March 18th. The classic film, which has recently been remastered and restored, stars Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, John Van Eyssen and Michael Gough.

Exact technical specs, region coding status and supplemental features to be included with this upcoming release are yet to be revealed.

Jonathan Harker (Eyssen) journeys to Castle Dracula, where he is turned into one of the undead by the famous vampire (Lee). Professor Van Helsing (Cushing) arrives and drives a stake through Harker's heart, but must then pursue Dracula to London, where the Count intends to make Harker's fiancée Lucy Holmwood his bride. Lee and Cushing went on to make several more 'Dracula' films for Hammer.

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=9922

 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2012 - 5:59 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Scream Factory, the horror-thriller offshoot of independent film distributor Shout Factory, has revealed that it is planning to bring to Blu-ray director Roy Ward Baker's The Vampire Lovers (1970), starring Ingrid Pitt, George Cole and Kate O'Mara.

The independent distributors are yet to reveal the technical specs and supplemental features that will be included on this release. The Blu-ray is expected to hit retail shelves in 2013.

Buxom vamps and bloodthirsty beauties abound in this horror thriller showcasing the netherworld's most voluptuous vampire! Traveling the countryside searching for victims, Carmilla quenches her thirst for blood with the best-looking maidens she can find. But when she unleashes a murderous sexual massacre on a small town, the local gentry fights back...plotting to drive a stake through the heart of this sexy, savage killer.

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=10051

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2012 - 6:26 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

THE VAMPIRE LOVERS-70- Would look really wonderful in 3d, if you get my drift.

 
 Posted:   Dec 27, 2012 - 6:24 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Hammer Films have announced that Terence Fisher's Dracula a.k.a Horror of Dracula (1958) will arrive on Blu-ray on March 18th. The classic film, which has recently been remastered and restored, stars Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, John Van Eyssen and Michael Gough.

Exact technical specs, region coding status and supplemental features to be included with this upcoming release are yet to be revealed.

Jonathan Harker (Eyssen) journeys to Castle Dracula, where he is turned into one of the undead by the famous vampire (Lee). Professor Van Helsing (Cushing) arrives and drives a stake through Harker's heart, but must then pursue Dracula to London, where the Count intends to make Harker's fiancée Lucy Holmwood his bride. Lee and Cushing went on to make several more 'Dracula' films for Hammer.

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=9922


Pre-order.

Terence Fisher's 1958 classic Dracula, fully restored in High Definition and available on Blu-ray and DVD for the first time.

The release will contain two versions of the feature, seamlessly branched on the Blu-ray - the 2007 BFI restoration plus the 2012 Hammer restoration, which adds additional footage that has been unavailable for decades.

The additional footage comprises two of the scenes that were originally censored by the BBFC in 1958 that have now been restored to the film from the “Japanese reels”:

• Dracula’s seduction of Mina
• Dracula’s sunlight disintegration

These will be the most complete versions ever released and taken together fully deserving of the description "definitive".

Dracula has been unavailable on any UK home entertainment format for many years. This release will be at the correct aspect ratio of 1.66:1 which has never been available for the home.

Available on 3-disc Double Play, the pack comprises 1 x Blu-ray and 2 x DVD, the release also includes brand new featurettes, a new commentary track, multiple bonus extras and a stills show.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dracula-Blu-ray/dp/B00ADSR962?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00ADSR962&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 27, 2012 - 6:46 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

When we told them this for years, so many people thought it was a myth about those scenes taken out of the films exist. They say we were nuts, but many prevailed and now the facts will be there for all to see on beautiful blue ray.There are those who feel there are stronger versions of other films like DRAC HAS RISEN as well, they will get to it some day.meanwhile some people are going to say that is a myth.

 
 Posted:   Mar 5, 2013 - 5:46 AM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Millennium Entertainment has announced it will begin distributing films from Exclusive Media's Hammer library in April. Under the new deal, titles including Dracula: Prince of Darkness, Frankenstein Created Woman and The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires will be available for the first time in nearly a decade. While specific Blu-ray plans have yet to be announced, Millennium also revealed it will "provide high end, limited edition Blu-rays and Collector's Sets to the loyal horror fan over the next several years."

In an official press release, Peter Naish, Senior VP, Distribution, Hammer, says "we are really pleased to be in business with Millennium to bring the newly restored titles from our library to the United States in HD for the first time. Alongside the new extras we have created, we hope that our American Hammer fans will love the Blu-ray collector's editions and that these editions will also help new fans discover our rich history."

The following is the press release in its entirety:


Millennium Entertainment announced today that they will distribute titles from Exclusive Media's Hammer library in the U.S. Established in 1934, Hammer is a groundbreaking feature film production company that was instrumental in creating the horror genre and which recently diversified into publishing, live theatre and live attractions.

Stated Steve Nickerson, President of Millennium Entertainment: "Hammer is one of the most renowned and beloved film brands in the world and we are thrilled to bring the Hammer Films library to U.S. fans."

With this new distribution deal, classics such as Dracula: Prince of Darkness and Frankenstein Created Woman will be made available to the public in new configurations for the first time in almost 10 years. With a multi-tiered approach, a full release schedule is planned to both introduce the Hammer Horror brand to a new audience not familiar with the classic line and provide high end, limited edition Blu-rays and Collector's Sets to the loyal horror fan over the next several years.

Launching with the April 2nd DVD release of the "Hammer Horror 3 Feature Film Set," this unique collection of classic Hammer films is offered at an affordable price to encourage the general public to join the Hammer fanbase. The set is headlined by Hammer stars Christopher Lee (The Lords of the Rings trilogy and the new Hobbit trilogy) in Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966), as well as Peter Cushing (Star Wars) in The Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires (1974) and Frankenstein Created Woman (1967).

"We are really pleased to be in business with Millennium to bring the newly restored titles from our library to the United States in HD for the first time," said Peter Naish, Senior VP, Distribution, Hammer. "Alongside the new extras we have created, we hope that our American Hammer fans will love the Blu-ray collector's editions and that these editions will also help new fans discover our rich history."

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=10613

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 5, 2013 - 1:31 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

From the BBC:

Hammer Horror Classics to be Restored
Dozens of horror movies produced by Britain's Hammer studios are to be restored for their release on Blu-Ray.

More than 30 films will be resurrected, with several gaining new or extended scenes that were cut from the original.

Among them is Terence Fisher's Dracula, which will incorporate a recently-discovered extended death scene considered too gruesome in 1958.

Hammer was established in 1934 and became synonymous with the horror genre in the 1950s.

Its run of monster movies included Dracula and The Curse Of Frankenstein, which made stars of British actors like Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing.

After lying dormant since the 1980s, the company and its back catalogue were bought in 2007 by a consortium, and recently started producing new films including Let Me In and The Woman In Black.

The restoration of its older titles is a large undertaking, with the likes of Pinewood Studios, Twentieth Century Fox, Warner Bros, Studio Canal and Paramount Pictures all contributing material.

In a press release, Hammer added that the Blu-Ray discs would contain "newly-filmed extras, including interviews with cast members".

The company is also asking members of the public to help it track down lost footage and deleted scenes from its movies.

Some discoveries have already been made - the original UK title sequence has been reinstated on The Plague of The Zombies, while the UK title cards for Dracula: Prince of Darkness will be included on its release.

Other classic gothic titles slated for restoration are Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter, The Mummy, Frankenstein Created Woman, The Lost Continent, The Reptile Slave Girls and The Vengeance of She


Could that recently discovered death scene from Hammer's "Dracula" be from the version that was shown only in Japan and is now considered lost?

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 5, 2013 - 1:31 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

From the BBC:

Hammer Horror Classics to be Restored
Dozens of horror movies produced by Britain's Hammer studios are to be restored for their release on Blu-Ray.

More than 30 films will be resurrected, with several gaining new or extended scenes that were cut from the original.

Among them is Terence Fisher's Dracula, which will incorporate a recently-discovered extended death scene considered too gruesome in 1958.

Hammer was established in 1934 and became synonymous with the horror genre in the 1950s.

Its run of monster movies included Dracula and The Curse Of Frankenstein, which made stars of British actors like Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing.

After lying dormant since the 1980s, the company and its back catalogue were bought in 2007 by a consortium, and recently started producing new films including Let Me In and The Woman In Black.

The restoration of its older titles is a large undertaking, with the likes of Pinewood Studios, Twentieth Century Fox, Warner Bros, Studio Canal and Paramount Pictures all contributing material.

In a press release, Hammer added that the Blu-Ray discs would contain "newly-filmed extras, including interviews with cast members".

The company is also asking members of the public to help it track down lost footage and deleted scenes from its movies.

Some discoveries have already been made - the original UK title sequence has been reinstated on The Plague of The Zombies, while the UK title cards for Dracula: Prince of Darkness will be included on its release.

Other classic gothic titles slated for restoration are Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter, The Mummy, Frankenstein Created Woman, The Lost Continent, The Reptile Slave Girls and The Vengeance of She


Could that recently discovered death scene from Hammer's "Dracula" be from the version that was shown only in Japan and is now considered lost?

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 5, 2013 - 1:31 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

From the BBC:

Hammer Horror Classics to be Restored
Dozens of horror movies produced by Britain's Hammer studios are to be restored for their release on Blu-Ray.

More than 30 films will be resurrected, with several gaining new or extended scenes that were cut from the original.

Among them is Terence Fisher's Dracula, which will incorporate a recently-discovered extended death scene considered too gruesome in 1958.

Hammer was established in 1934 and became synonymous with the horror genre in the 1950s.

Its run of monster movies included Dracula and The Curse Of Frankenstein, which made stars of British actors like Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing.

After lying dormant since the 1980s, the company and its back catalogue were bought in 2007 by a consortium, and recently started producing new films including Let Me In and The Woman In Black.

The restoration of its older titles is a large undertaking, with the likes of Pinewood Studios, Twentieth Century Fox, Warner Bros, Studio Canal and Paramount Pictures all contributing material.

In a press release, Hammer added that the Blu-Ray discs would contain "newly-filmed extras, including interviews with cast members".

The company is also asking members of the public to help it track down lost footage and deleted scenes from its movies.

Some discoveries have already been made - the original UK title sequence has been reinstated on The Plague of The Zombies, while the UK title cards for Dracula: Prince of Darkness will be included on its release.

Other classic gothic titles slated for restoration are Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter, The Mummy, Frankenstein Created Woman, The Lost Continent, The Reptile Slave Girls and The Vengeance of She


Could that recently discovered death scene from Hammer's "Dracula" be from the version that was shown only in Japan and is now considered lost?

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 5, 2013 - 1:31 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

From the BBC:

Hammer Horror Classics to be Restored
Dozens of horror movies produced by Britain's Hammer studios are to be restored for their release on Blu-Ray.

More than 30 films will be resurrected, with several gaining new or extended scenes that were cut from the original.

Among them is Terence Fisher's Dracula, which will incorporate a recently-discovered extended death scene considered too gruesome in 1958.

Hammer was established in 1934 and became synonymous with the horror genre in the 1950s.

Its run of monster movies included Dracula and The Curse Of Frankenstein, which made stars of British actors like Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing.

After lying dormant since the 1980s, the company and its back catalogue were bought in 2007 by a consortium, and recently started producing new films including Let Me In and The Woman In Black.

The restoration of its older titles is a large undertaking, with the likes of Pinewood Studios, Twentieth Century Fox, Warner Bros, Studio Canal and Paramount Pictures all contributing material.

In a press release, Hammer added that the Blu-Ray discs would contain "newly-filmed extras, including interviews with cast members".

The company is also asking members of the public to help it track down lost footage and deleted scenes from its movies.

Some discoveries have already been made - the original UK title sequence has been reinstated on The Plague of The Zombies, while the UK title cards for Dracula: Prince of Darkness will be included on its release.

Other classic gothic titles slated for restoration are Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter, The Mummy, Frankenstein Created Woman, The Lost Continent, The Reptile Slave Girls and The Vengeance of She


Could that recently discovered death scene from Hammer's "Dracula" be from the version that was shown only in Japan and is now considered lost?

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 5, 2013 - 1:31 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

From the BBC:

Hammer Horror Classics to be Restored
Dozens of horror movies produced by Britain's Hammer studios are to be restored for their release on Blu-Ray.

More than 30 films will be resurrected, with several gaining new or extended scenes that were cut from the original.

Among them is Terence Fisher's Dracula, which will incorporate a recently-discovered extended death scene considered too gruesome in 1958.

Hammer was established in 1934 and became synonymous with the horror genre in the 1950s.

Its run of monster movies included Dracula and The Curse Of Frankenstein, which made stars of British actors like Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing.

After lying dormant since the 1980s, the company and its back catalogue were bought in 2007 by a consortium, and recently started producing new films including Let Me In and The Woman In Black.

The restoration of its older titles is a large undertaking, with the likes of Pinewood Studios, Twentieth Century Fox, Warner Bros, Studio Canal and Paramount Pictures all contributing material.

In a press release, Hammer added that the Blu-Ray discs would contain "newly-filmed extras, including interviews with cast members".

The company is also asking members of the public to help it track down lost footage and deleted scenes from its movies.

Some discoveries have already been made - the original UK title sequence has been reinstated on The Plague of The Zombies, while the UK title cards for Dracula: Prince of Darkness will be included on its release.

Other classic gothic titles slated for restoration are Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter, The Mummy, Frankenstein Created Woman, The Lost Continent, The Reptile Slave Girls and The Vengeance of She


Double post.

 
 Posted:   Mar 5, 2013 - 4:13 PM   
 By:   Mr Greg   (Member)

Could that recently discovered death scene from Hammer's "Dracula" be from the version that was shown only in Japan and is now considered lost?

It hasn't been considered "Lost" since - ooh - about here -> http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=82867&forumID=1&archive=0

Can't wait, personally!!!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 6, 2013 - 6:45 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL news, The word lost is such a misunderstood word when it comes to the entertainment media.

 
 Posted:   Mar 29, 2013 - 5:50 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

British distributors Final Cut Entertainment will release two classic Hammer films in June and July: Terence Fisher's The Brides of Dracula (1960), starring Peter Cushing, Martita Hunt, and Yvonne Monlaur, and Freddie Francis' The Evil of Frankenstein (1964), starring Peter Cushing, Peter Woodthorpe, and Duncan Lamont.

Exact technical specs and supplemental features to be included with these upcoming releases are yet to be revealed.

The Brides Of Dracula

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. Street date: June 24.

The Evil of Frankenstein

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. Street date: July 22.

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=10796

 
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