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    Here it is! A true Hammer Classic!

    http://www.hammerfilms.com/news/arti...n-release-date



    Hammer, Icon Film Distribution and Lionsgate are proud to present Terence Fisher's Gothic classic The Curse of Frankenstein 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 includes 1 x Blu-ray and 2 x DVD packed full of brand new content. Featuring new documentaries and bonus extras, and including the infamous "eyeball" scene, which was originally banned but has now been fully restored.

    The Curse of Frankenstein
    Double Play: 1 x BD & 2 x DVD
    Cert: 15 (TBC)
    Released: 15th October 2012
    Region B/2

    Single Blu-ray 50 disc

    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
    The Tale of Tales of Frankenstein (new & exclusive Ted Newsom documentary)
    World Of Hammer: The Curse of Frankenstein 25 mins
    Stills show
    English HOH subtitles for Main Feature

    Double DVD

    DISC #1:
    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 #2:
    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
    The Tale of Tales of Frankenstein (new & exclusive Ted Newsom documentary)
    World Of Hammer: The Curse of Frankenstein 25 mins
    Stills show
    PDF Original shooting script
    PDF all-new booklet “The Creator’s Spark: Hammer’s Frankenstein Begins” with text by Hammer archivist Robert J. E. Simpson

    Synopsis:
    Baron Victor Frankenstein is the archetypal aristocrat: well-read, cultured and arrogant. Beyond the sophisticated veneer exists a cruel, utterly unscrupulous man, obsessed with ambition. Determined to realise his greatest dream, to create life, he assembles a creature from organs gathered from various unwilling donors. The creature is successful brought to life but the instability of the brain, irretrievably damaged, causes uncontrollable and violent spasms that result in indiscriminate murder... and it is the Baron to whom the blame is laid, with fatal consequences.

    History:
    The Curse of Frankenstein is a classic 1957 British horror film by Hammer Film Productions, based on the novel Frankenstein (1816) by Mary Shelley. It was Hammer's first colour horror film, and the first of their Frankenstein series. Its worldwide success led to several sequels as well as the studio's versions of Dracula (1958) and The Mummy (1959) and established "Hammer Horror" as a distinctive and uniquely British brand of Gothic cinema. The film was directed by Terence Fisher and starred Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee in two of their most iconic roles.

    Cast:
    • Peter Cushing as Baron Victor von Frankenstein
    • Christopher Lee as The Creature
    • Hazel Court as Elizabeth
    • Robert Urquhart as Dr. Paul Krempe
    • Valerie Gaunt as Justine
    • Noel Hood as Aunt Sophia
    • Melvyn Hayes as Young Victor
    • Paul Hardtmuth as Professor Bernstein
    • Fred Johnson as Grandpa

    Catalogue number: LGD94955
    Barcode: 5060223768168

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    Badass! That's fantastic news...

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    Agreed. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this movie.
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    Hammer just made this post on their facebook page:

    RIP Simon Ward, who has died aged 70 following a long illness. For Hammer he was Karl in FRANKENSTEIN MUST BE DESTROYED.
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    And Angharad Rees (HANDS OF THE RIPPER) the day before that too.

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    I just hope Studio Canal isn't overseeing this release.

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    Extras announced for The Mummy's Shroud:

    "So here, finally, is a mini-update, specifically about the extras on the forthcoming StudioCanal UK release of THE MUMMY’S SHROUD.

    Along with StudioCanal (and, in part, driven by clear passion for trailers from the fans!) we’ve assembled a great 15 min. trailer reel as an extra for this release, comprising:

    -THE MUMMY’S SHROUD US theatrical trailer unrestored
    -THE MUMMY’S SHROUD US theatrical trailer fully restored
    -RASPUTIN THE MAD MONK / THE REPTILE double-bill US theatrical trailer unrestored
    -THE DEVIL’S BRIDE US TV spot (b&w) unrestored
    -THE DEVIL’S BRIDE US theatrical trailer unrestored
    -THE DEVIL’S BRIDE US theatrical trailer fully restored

    The October 22nd release also features:
    -Remembering David Buck (an original short documentary about one of the stars of THE MUMMY’S SHROUD)
    -The Beat Goes On: The Making of THE MUMMY’S SHROUD (an original 22 min. documentary)
    -a 6 min. photo gallery!"
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    These lovely images just popped up on Facebook.

    edit - just noticed Ben was the one to post these on the Hammer page.

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    Yes, they did.

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    A question for the knowledgeable:

    has there been a full-screen DVD of The Vampire Lovers?
    full-screen the way the old vhs was full-screen?
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