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    Good point on Anolis vs. Shock. I have a couple of Anolis's Blus and they look great. THE CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF is the best, however.

    As I've said before, in general, I like Final Cut's BRIDES OF DRACULA, so I'd only upgrade if Anolis releases it in its correct aspect ration. However, EVIL OF FRANKENSTEIN lacks detail in Final Cut's release, so I'd definitely upgrade to something better. As for CAPTAIN CLEGG, KISS OF THE VAMPIRE, and THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, they all have serious issues, so I'd upgrade in a heartbeat. I'm also still waiting for a perfect version of THE VAMPIRE LOVERS. I already have Shock's first release as well as Shout's. Shock's has a superior image in terms of detail, but the day-for-night footage looks like day, and the sound is terrible, while Shout's has correct sound and day-for-night but lacks detail. I've heard that the British release has a slightly improved image from the Shout release, but I want something that really pops. There's a lot of outdoor footage in THE VAMPIRE LOVERS that could benefit from more fine detail.

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    Coming from Eureka in Sept.

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    Curse Of The Werewolf is getting a UK Blu-ray release from Final Cut.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Curse-Werewo...f+the+werewolf

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    Back cover art for The Mummy Blu lists the extras.

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    Full press release for the Eureka release of The Man Who Could Cheat Death!

    “a suspense-filled ride for all who enjoy classic horror cinema, starring the late great Christopher Lee”

    His terrifying secret, his hideous obsession made him… ‘The Man Who Could Cheat Death’

    [For immediate release] Eureka Entertainment to release one of Hammer Horror’s finest achievements, THE MAN WHO COULD CHEAT DEATH, a suspense-filled ride for all who enjoy classic horror cinema starring the late great Christopher Lee, in the UK on Blu-ray for the first time in a special Dual Format Edition on 21 September 2015.

    Director Terence Fisher (The Curse of Frankenstein, Dracula, The Hound of the Baskervilles) transformed the fate of Hammer Pictures with his vibrant and explicit series of gothic horror films, which would become the studio’s signature style for nearly two decades. Fisher continued his winning streak for the studio with this tale of scientific debauchery, which remains one of Hammer Films finest achievements.

    Doctor and amateur sculptor Georges Bonnet (Anton Diffring – Circus of Horrors, Fahrenheit 451) has discovered a murderous method of maintaining his youth, once every ten years he murders a young woman and removes her parathyroid glands to replace his own. But after 104 years, he’s run into some problems. His collaborator is now too old to perform the surgical procedure, and a detective is on his case. In desperation Bonnet blackmails another surgeon (Christopher Lee) into performing the procedure by threatening the life of Janine Dubois (Hazel Court), a woman who both men desire.

    With cinematography by Jack Asher (whose Bava-esque use of colours lend the film an almost dreamlike quality) and set-design by Bernard Robinson who could miraculously produce lavish and expensive looking sets on a tight budget, Eureka Entertainment is proud to present The Man Who Could Cheat Death available in the UK for the first time on Blu-ray in a special dual-format edition.

    Fear as old as time stares you straight in the face as you follow the man who lives a lie…



    AVAILABLE TO ORDER FROM:

    Amazon http://amzn.to/1JJYVVH

    SPECIAL FEATURES:
    · Exclusively restored 1080p presentation of the film on Blu-ray
    · Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing New video interview with film scholar Jonathan Rigby
    · New video interview with critic & author Kim Newman
    · Limited Edition Collector’s Booklet

    DETAILS:
    Label: Eureka
    Title| THE MAN WHO COULD CHEAT DEATH
    Starring| ANTON DIFFRING | HAZEL COURT | CHRISTOPHER LEE
    Director| TERENCE FISHER
    Dual Format Cat. No.| EKA70189
    Dual Format Barcode| 5060000701890
    Dual Format SRP| £15.95
    Release Date| 21 September 2015
    Certificate| 15 (TBC)
    Run Time| 83 min.
    OAR| 1.66:1 OAR
    Picture| Colour
    Genre| Horror / Sci-Fi
    Year| 1959
    Country| UK
    Language| ENGLISH
    Subtitles| ENGLISH SDH (Optional)

    PRESS:

    “All Hammer fans are going to want to buy this one, but it truly deserves a place in anyone’s classic horror collection” – Oh, The Horror!
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    The fate of the extras for THE MUMMY has gotten cloudy after Amazon posted an alternate rear cover image without extras listed.


    Or possibly they just need to correct the typo


    Meanwhile, Down Under, THE NANNY has been postponed due to Shock being unable to obtain a HD master for the film.

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    An interesting write up not just on the movie it covers, but the book about it as well... The Curse of Frankenstein by Marcus K Harmes has been posted at the Pulp Curry blog here.
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    Well, no extras for the Mummy.
    Really wish the other three titles got new transfers as these older ones leave room for improvement, but it is far better than not having them on BD at all.
    First review:
    http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film5/blu-r..._1_blu-ray.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Jane View Post
    Curse Of The Werewolf is getting a UK Blu-ray release from Final Cut.
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    As announced on FB, this is 2:1 instead of the nice 1.85 version Anolis released ( also available in Australia ).
    1.85

    2:1

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    Looks like Shock are gearing up to release a pretty big Hammer Blu boxed set.

    http://www.screenpop.com.au/blu-ray/...dux/34542.html

    DRACULA PRINCE OF DARKNESS
    PLAGUE OF THE ZOMBIES
    QUATERMASS AND THE PIT
    RASPUTIN THE MAD MONK
    THE DEVIL RIDES OUT
    THE MUMMY'S SHROUD
    THE REPTILE
    FRANKENSTEIN AND THE MONSTER FROM HELL
    FRANKENSTEIN CREATED WOMAN
    THE QUATERMASS XPERIMENT
    THE WITCHES
    THE WORLD OF HAMMER DVD
    HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES
    CAPTAIN KRONOS VAMPIRE HUNTER
    BRIDES OF DRACULA
    CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF
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