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'Classic Brit horror on Blu-Ray (Hammer, Amicus, Tigon etc)'

Discussion in 'Blu-rays, DVDs & Streaming Services' started by gitsurfer, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. gitsurfer

    gitsurfer Active Member

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    Thanks for posting this good news! Sounds as though some of these are at a very early stage if they are appealing for help in tracking down material. However, I'm happy to wait if it means a better BD. These would hopefully translate to better sales and increased likelihood of even more Hammer appearing on the format.
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    At the very bottom of the article it lists The Reptile Slave Girls and for a moment I thought they've discovered some long lost and luridly titled Hammer film. Sometimes a comma makes all the difference. :D

    Interesting choice of films, not exactly the most classic of films. Good to see one of Hammer's strangest films, The Lost Continent on the list. It never gets much love and doesn't even get its own chapter in the otherwise excellent book The Hammer Story. It has always been a favourite of mine and I think it's the most fun of Hammer's lost world type films.

    I would love some massive Hammer Blu-ray box set when they are done.
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    The Lost Continent is a great film, just watched it again the other week - should be a good transfer I reckon!

    The Devil Rides Out! Fantastic news!
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    Hope we get The Curse Of The Werewolf and Frankenstein and The Monster From Hell, Two personal favourites.
  7. Todd Tomorrow

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    ..and I hope we'll get Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed and Brides of Dracula, my two favourites.
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    The Mummy is my personal favourite and I think Hammer's is the best version. However, almost anything from Hammer with the likes of Cushing and Lee would be welcome.
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    That's definitely coming; as I indicated earlier in the thread, a new commentary has been recorded.

    This looks like Studio Canal, Warner and Paramount are in; now we just need Universal, Sony and MGM to get on board...
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    Add another Hammer Blu-Ray to the list of available titles. I've just picked up a US Blu of "The Man Who Could Cheat Death" with Anton Diffring and Christopher Lee. The film is one half of a horror double bill on the same disc, the second being "The Skull", an Amicus production with Lee and Cushing.
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    The devil rides out is a must...how ive managed not to buy the dvd ill never know but im definitely holding out for a bit longer now!
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    Indeed Todd's boxset would be good but The Devil Rides Out is an absolute must have.

    :smashin:
    Bri
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    There is now an official restoration blog on the Hammer Films website here:

    Hammer restoration blog

    It mentions that the new 'definitive' version of Dracula (the BFI restoration but with the extra footage recently found in Japan) will be showing in London on 18th February. Tickets not yet available but I'll certainly be going if I can get hold of some.
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    Lesbians.

    Where are my lesbian vampires?

    Why do Hammer insist on depriving us of this good, wholesome family entertainment in HD?

    I want lesbian vampires in HD and I want them NOW!

    Steve W
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    Not Hammer, but the "Citizen Kane" of the lesbian vampire genre:

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    Never seen Daughters Of Darkness but another favourite is Vampyres also available on Blu from Blue Underground :thumbsup:
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    They're planning on restoring over 30 titles according to the blog :thumbsup:
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    It has become a real favourite of mine since I got it and the transfer is fantastic. It's a very stylish film, an interesting mix of exploitation and art house film.
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    I've got this double bill, never seen either of them but watced them over christmas and thoroughly enjoyed them.
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    This could be off-topic (but might not be as it might be Hammer) and Im hoping someone will remember this.

    Could be a film, could be an episode of something. Set and made in 1970s. A couple buy a house in the middle of English countryside (dream house). They buy some kind of voodoo doll and it starts doing weird stuff (as they do ;)). I know this sounds like any number of films but does it ring any bells with anyone? I think the male lead was fairly famous (maybe Ian Ogilvy? or someone who looks like that anyway). It could easily have been an episode of Tales from the Unexpected or something like that.

    Any help much appreciated. Im sure someone here will recognised it (or something like it!) :)
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    That might be From Beyond the Grave which is a collection of 4 stories, Ian Ogilvy appears in the Fourtstory but the voodoo doll appears in the second one.

    Wild Realm Reviews: From Beyond the Grave
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    As you say, the IO story in that involves a 'haunted door'.

    However, there is another story in the same film involving a voodoo doll (though not in a house in the middle of nowhere).

    The OP might have confused the two stories?

    Still, like most Amicus Portmanteau films, it's a real treat.

    Steve W
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    Thanks for the help but its nothing to do with those mentioned. I kind of remember the couple buying the object somewhere abroad and taking it home
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    Is it 'Charlie Boy' an episode from Hammer House of Horror series? There are a lot of good stories in the series so worth a look for anyone that is interested...I remember a blu-ray release being mentioned a while ago too.
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    It's not Baby from Nigel Kneale's Beasts is it?
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    I think the one with the doll, could be an episode from the tv series thriller.
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    Is it not Charlie Boy from Hammer House of Horror?
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    I had a quick look at Charlie Boy on IMDB and although it seems very familiar (and Im sure Ive seen it) I dont think its the one I mean. Theres another reference there to 'Trilogy of Terror' - the 3rd part seems like it could be the one too.

    Thanks for all the help and Ill do a bit more research! :)

    EDIT - I keep forgetting the wonders of the net ;)

    Well there must have been a few of these in the 70s because I checked both the above (I certainly remembered Charlie Boy) and its definitely neither of those! I remember lots of shots of the very large and modern (for that time) house over lots of surrounding fields and countryside. The house was certainly no ordinary house or farmhouse.
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    The first 'Trilogy of Terror' last story is a tale where Karen Black in her apartment with the voodoo doll running about with a dagger in its hand.
    There's a sequel film and in it a sequel to that story where the doll is in a laboratory.
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    Quality scares!

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