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Shawn Francis
09-13-2011, 11:38 AM
From HAMMER FILMS website (http://www.hammerfilms.com/news/article/newsid/310/hammer-titles-to-uk-blu-ray-and-dvd):
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UPDATE 13 Sep 2011:
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Prints/masters used (to the best of our knowledge):
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All Dick Barton films:
Icon editions use unrestored 1.33:1 UK prints 4x3
DD editions use the same prints
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The Quatermass Xperiment:
Icon edition uses an unrestored 1.33:1 UK first-release "Xperiment" print 4x3
(Icon edition was planned to use an unrestored 1.33:1 UK re-release "Experiment" print 4x3)
DD edition used restored 1.33:1 UK master 4x3 (lost in VDC fire)
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X The Unknown:
Icon edition uses an unrestored 1.33:1 UK print 4x3 including original BBFC card
DD edition used an unrestored (though better condition) 1.33:1 US print 4x3 (master lost in VDC fire)
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Quatermass 2:
Icon edition uses an unrestored 1.33:1 UK print 4x3
DD edition used the same unrestored 1.33:1 UK print 4x3
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The Abominable Snowman:
Icon edition uses the restored "Hammerscope" 2.35:1 UK print (presented 16x9) including original BBFC card
DD edition used the same print (without BBFC card)
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Captain Kronos Vampire Hunter:
Icon edition erroneously used 1.33:1 unrestored UK print 4x3
Icon edition re-pressed will use restored 1.66:1 UK master 16x9
DD edition used the same restored 1.66:1 UK master 16x9