Time I think that we had a Hammer films thread; a place to discuss the films, the DVDs, the stars, pointers to useful websites, all thing associated with the output of Hammer Films Ltd.
I read a review recently that described one Hammer title as total tosh, but 'executed with the style and panache that only the British can pull off'; some Hammer films were indeed total tosh (that was sometimes the point), others were wonderfully done; at either end of the scale Hammers usually entertained, boasting a stock company of great experience and talent.
They almost single handedly brought back to life some of the most famous movie monsters in history, but their diverse output also included comedy films, sci-fi, thrillers, TV series, documentaries and more. Of the TV and radio spin-offs, their most famous were probably the 'Quatermass' films, but they also produced the 'On The Buses' films, 'Nearest and Dearest' and many more.
Let's celebrate a great British institution - Hammer Films!
A few useful links:
Zeta Minor's Hammer DVD Guide
Mondo Esoterica Hammer Reviews
Anyone got any particular memories of their favourite Hammer?