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Old 02-01-2012, 16:30   #61
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My birthday is March 9th.... rather handy they are out on 5th!
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Old 02-01-2012, 18:38   #62
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If it is after the studio card someone at Final Cut deserves a slap.

Only BDs for me this time round as well.
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I've watched The Vampire Lovers for myself, and the reviews are being overly kind. It's truly awful, with the entire M&E track out of phase and flanging all over the shop. Nothing at all to do with Dolby Digital encoding, and everything to do with mastering issues. This should have been spotted and fixed before the disc went to print.
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From the BBC:

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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 the 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.
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Fantastic! So much for "No plans..." when I asked them about any more BDs at the Hammer Exhibition Q&A a year or two ago. Still, long time ago that...
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March 5th - Dracula Prince Of Darkness Amazon.co.uk
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Just posted a news story about the Dracula release:

http://homecinema.thedigitalfix.com/...-in-march.html

On the page you'll find some caps from the new transfer (Studio Canal made these available to us with no real description, but from the resolution I'm guessing they're Blu-ray screengrabs).
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Not sure about those screenshots at all! They look heavily processed
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Not sure about those screenshots at all! They look heavily processed
Rather. It looks almost as bad as Don't Look Now. What a bummer if the final product turns out like this. And I had such high hopes after Quatermass looking incredible.
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Is this the full uncut release of Dracula? There was an article in empire a few months back about extra footage of staking and Drac scraping off lumps of his face found on an old print in Japanese archives.
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That's the first Dracula film from Hammer, not this one.
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That's the first Dracula film from Hammer, not this one.
Yup, I thought this was about The Horror Of Dracula. My mistake.
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Might be of interest to some of you London based Hammer fans:

Hammer at the Vault

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We are thrilled and slightly scared to announce that the flicker club has formed an unholy alliance with the mighty Hammer, Britain's legendary house of horror

Starting on Friday, February 10th, we will be resurrecting bloody classics like The Reptile, Frankenstein Created Woman and The Vampire Lovers and bringing them face to face with their 21st century counterparts: Wake Wood, Let Me In and the eagerly awaited The Woman in Black, starring Daniel Radcliffe.

And our guests? Well, that would be telling.

We are thrilled to be working with Hammer as they have been the champion of Gothic literature for decades with their magnificent adaptations of novels such as 'Dracula' and Frankenstein' and now, resurrected and reinvigorated, they keep that tradition alive with the marvelous 'Let Me In' and 'The Woman in Black'.

Finally, and for long time Hammer fans maybe most importantly, we can announce that Hammer's forthcoming definitive version of Terence Fisher's 1958 Gothic masterpiece Dracula will receive a World Premiere Screening on Saturday 18th February at 3.00pm at the flicker club presents Hammer, as part of the VAULT festival in London. You can read more about this on the Hammer blog here.

Something special this way comes...

As is flicker club tradition, the film posters will be reinterpreted for our audience. 17 limited edition posters for the 17 Hammer film we are screening at The Vault, are being created by our very own Shiv, the first of which you can see below and the remaining ones you can devour at your leisure here over the coming weeks...

In addition, the fabulous Graham Humphreys is creating a poster for the flicker club present Hammer season. This poster will encapsulate everything that is Hammer.

'British Film Posters - An illustrated history' (BFI) say that 'Graham... has some claim to be the last great name among Britain's film poster artists'. And its true. His work is iconic and he's doing one exclusively for us for this event.

And where is this madness taking place? At The Vault Festival in the dark dank vaults of the Old Vic Tunnels ... where else..

Guests to DIE for in the perfect location.

... are you sitting uncomfortably...? Then we'll begin...

Friday 10th 7.30pm The Woman In Black ("Black Ticket" ballot; HD screening)
Guest TBC

Saturday 11th 3pm Twins Of Evil
Guest reading: Damien Thomas reading from Shaun Hutson's Hammer novelisation
Guest introduction: Jonathan Rigby

Saturday 11th 7.30pm Vampire Circus (HD screening)
Guest reading: Mark Morris reading from his forthcoming Hammer novelisation

Sunday 12th 3pm Hands Of The Ripper
Guest introduction: Donald Rumbelow

Sunday 12th 7.30pm The Hound Of The Baskervilles
Guest introduction: Barry Forshaw

Thursday 16th 7.30pm The Lost Continent
Guest introduction: Kim Newman

Friday 17th 7.30pm The Vampire Lovers (HD screening)
Guest reading: Madeline Smith reading from Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Saturday 18th 3pm Dracula (world premiere; HD screening; restored by BFI/Hammer)
Guest reading: Janina Faye reading from Dracula by Bram Stoker
Guest introduction: Kim Newman

Saturday 18th 7.30pm Quatermass And The Pit (HD screening; restored by StudioCanal)
Guest introduction: Stephen Jones

Sunday 19th 3pm The Reptile (HD screening; restored by Hammer/StudioCanal)
Guest reading & introduction: Jonathan Rigby, reading from John Burke's Pan Books novelisation

Sunday 19th 7.30pm The Plague Of The Zombies (HD screening; restored by Hammer/StudioCanal)
Guest reading: Tim Lebbon reading from his forthcoming Hammer original novel Coldbrook
Guest introduction: Marcus Hearn

Thursday 23rd 7.30pm The Witches
Guest reading: Helen Dunmore reading from her Hammer original novella The Greatcoat

Friday 24th 7.30pm Dracula Prince Of Darkness (HD screening; restored by Hammer/StudioCanal)
Guest introduction: Marcus Hearn

Saturday 25th 3pm Frankenstein And The Monster From Hell
Guest reading: Madeline Smith reading from Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Saturday 25th 7.30pm Frankenstein Created Woman
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Sunday 26th 3pm Wake Wood (HD screening)
Guest reading: K.A. John reading from her Hammer novelisation

Sunday 26th 7.30pm Let Me In (HD screening)
Guest TBC

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Anyone got the Twins of Evil US Blu Ray ?

See there is also a US Blu of The Vampire Lovers on its way. Wonder if this will be better than the OZ one?

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Anyone got the Twins of Evil US Blu Ray ?
I've had it a while mate. Solid disc.
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Anyone got the Twins of Evil US Blu Ray ?

See there is also a US Blu of The Vampire Lovers on its way. Wonder if this will be better than the OZ one?
I have the Twins disc, Thumbs up. Region-locked though if that's an issue.

Regarding Vampire Lovers, they'd be hard pressed to make it any worse than the Oz disc. The sound is so bad I sold it on and bought the R2 DVD (paired with Lust for a Vampire).
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Mill Creek got my hopes up as they are releasing the William Castle film Mr. Sardonicus on a double feature blu-ray, paired with the Brotherhood of Satan. These two films are also as part of a four feature set with Return of the Vampire and The Revenge of Frankenstein but only on DVD!! This is part of a deal Mill Creak signed with Sony to release 250 titles on BD and DVD.
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Hands Of The Ripper (Blu-ray + DVD Combo) up for preorder at Amazon.com
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Long time no 'BUMB"

Finally some new Hammer region B Blu Rays are coming out!
All due for release around September this year (2017):

https://scalarama.com/shared-program...-restorations/

Scars of Dracula
Director: Roy Ward Baker / Year: 1970 / Country: UK / Length: 96 mins
Bat’s blood hits Dracula’s (Christopher Lee) ashes, and he rises again to fight a couple (Dennis Waterman, Jenny Hanley) looking for trouble.

Demons of the Mind
Director: Peter Sykes / Year: 1972 / Country: UK / Length: 89 mins
A physician discovers that two children are being kept virtually imprisoned in their house by their father. He investigates, and discovers a web of sex, incest and satanic possession.

Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb
Director: Seth Holt / Year: 1971 / Country: UK / Length: 94 mins
A British expedition team in Egypt discovers the ancient sealed tomb of the evil Queen Tera. But when one of the archaeologists steals a mysterious ring from the corpse’s severed hand, he unleashes a relentless curse upon his beautiful daughter. Is the voluptuous young woman now a reincarnation of the diabolical sorceress or has the curse of the mummy returned to reveal its horrific revenge?

To The Devil A Daughter
Director: Peter Sykes / Year: 1976 / Country: UK / Length: 95 mins
A man asks an occult novelist (Richard Widmark) to save his daughter from a priest (Christopher Lee) who has teamed up with Satan.

Fear In The Night
Director: Jimmy Sangster / Year: 1972 / Country: UK / Length: 94 mins
A young woman recovering from a nervous breakdown moves with her husband to a boys’ school, and finds herself being terrorized by a mysterious one-armed man, but nobody believes her.

Horror Of Frankenstein
Director: Jimmy Sangster / Year: 1970 / Country: UK / Length: 95 mins
Young Victor Frankenstein returns from medical school with a depraved taste for beautiful women and fiendish experiments. But when the doctor runs out of fresh body parts for his ‘research,’ he turns to murder to complete his gruesome new creation. Now, his monster has unleashed its own ghastly killing spree and the true Horror Of Frankenstein has only just begun…

Straight On Until Morning
Director: Peter Collinson / Year: 1972 / Country: UK / Length: 96 mins
A homely young woman (Rita Tushingham) moves to London and becomes beautiful for her lover (Shane Briant), who hates beauty.

Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde
Director: Roy Ward Baker / Year: 1971 / Country: UK / Length: 97 mins
Professor Jekyll, an earnest scientist, obsessively works day and night haunted by the fear that one lifetime will not be enough to complete his research; sidetracked from his objective he becomes consumed with developing an immortality serum. Once convinced his findings are complete, he consumes the potion only to discover that he is to become two as he turns into half Jekyll and half Hyde. Desperate to cover up his new found identity he calls her his sister, but things take a turn for the worse when he realises that he needs female hormones if he is to maintain his existence. Before long he is battling with his alter ego Mrs Hyde, as a number of young girls begin to go missing in the streets of London…


Network also have the complete series of Hammer House of Horror coming to Blu Ray in October:
http://networkonair.com/coming-soon/...eries-blu-ray-

Hammer House of Horror: The Complete Series [BLU-RAY]
This star-studded anthology from Hammer Films presents thirteen unforgettable tales of spine-chilling terror. Reimagining classic Hammer themes in a contemporary British setting and signalling a new direction for the legendary film studio under the aegis of producer Roy Skeggs, the series blends the supernatural with a very modern horror – from hauntings and demonic possessions to sinister incarcerations and cannibalism...

A huge hit on its first ITV transmission, Hammer House of Horror boasts a consistently high-calibre cast including Peter Cushing, Diana Dors, Denholm Elliott, Brian Cox and Sian Phillips. The complete series is featured here for the first time in a stunning new High Definition restoration from the original film elements in its as-transmitted fullscreen aspect ratio.

Product Details
Classification 15
Number Of Discs 3
Picture 1080p 1.33:1
Sound 5.1 / Mono
Subtitles English
Region B
Time 676 mins

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