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Hammer Films @Vampire Fest

Showing this weekend at Vampire Fest. Another title for the growing range of classic Hammer movies on UK Doubleplay DVD and Blu-ray courtesy of Studio Canal.

The classic 1966 Gothic shocker…

DRACULA, PRINCE OF DARKNESS.

“Two couples traveling in eastern Europe decide to visit Karlsbad despite dire local warnings. Left outside the village by a coachman terrified at the approach of night, they find themselves in the local castle and are surprised at the hospitality extended by the sinister Klove. It turns out the owner, Count Dracula, dead for ten years, has been hoping for such a visit” IMDB


One-Off Freak Shows

CINE-VUE with praise for The Reptile and Plague of The Zombies:

“Though best known for their interpretations of classic monsters like Dracula and Frankenstein's creature, Hammer also created some wonderful one-off freak shows, The Reptile and Plague of the Zombies being two of the most memorable.”

READ ON…

Nice to see that the reviewer notes how unusual both Plague of The Zombies and The Reptile are in the Hammer filmography. A must for those who've taken in the studio's take on Dracula and want to explore a little deeper…


An Essential Purchase

Are you a lifelong Hammer fan? If so, there's no reason to try and persuade of the merits of this classic zombie horror flick, instead, check the review from HORROR VIEW and start getting excited about the incredible fix that Studio Canal have done with this vintage picture:

“It can’t be emphasised enough just how good a job the restoration team have done on this release and the accompanying documentary is also excellent. This is an essential purchase for any self-respecting Hammer Horror fan”

READ THE FULL REVIEW @HORRORVIEW


Sadly Deceased

Plague of the Zombies is out today on Doubleplay DVD and Blu-ray!

Alice is dead and she lies in her coffin so those in mourning can pay their last respects. Sylvia goes to visit the corpse, but something seems uncanny, something isn't right…


STUDIOCANAL are delighted to announce the release of the next two iconic HAMMER titles in our new restoration series: THE REPTILE and THE PLAGUE OF THE ZOMBIES.

Following on from the HD release of DRACULA, PRINCE OF DARKNESS in March, these releases are part of the joint project that will also see much loved titles THE DEVIL RIDES OUT, RASPUTIN THE MAD MONK and THE MUMMY’S SHROUD released later in 2012.

Already screening successfully at festivals in the UK, as a further treat for Hammer fans the new restorations of both The Reptile and The Plague of Zombies will screen in the ‘Bradford After Dark’ strand of this years Bradford International Film Festival in April.

Companion films, both shot back to back by director John Gilling, they form a key plank of the studio’s early expansion from the vampire mythos into a wider rogues gallery of villains, both loved by fans for classic Hammer scares and renowned by critics for their seminal imagery and subtle critiques of class and colonialism. The remastered releases are accompanied by a host of specially created new extras, produced in collaboration with Hammer expert and author Marcus Hearn (author of “The Hammer Vault”), including brand new making of featurettes featuring interviews with original cast members

PLAGUE OF THE ZOMBIES

In a remote 19th Century Cornish village, the inhabitants of the town are dying from a mysterious plague that seem sot be spreading at an accelerated rate. Even the local doctor, Peter Thompson, cannot combat the disease, who, alarmed by the epidemic, sends for his friend Sir James Forbes. Disinterring the victims coffins they find the dead are not being allowed to rest in peace. Their investigations lead them to the decrepit tin mines run by the local Squire Charles Harris, a disciple of Haitian witchcraft, who sis using voodoo magic to resurrect the dead. But his magic relies on human sacrifice, and soon he unleashes his army of the undead on the unsuspecting village with terrifying consequences.

Extras: “Raising The Dead”: making of featurette / World of Hammer episode “Mummies, Werewolves and The Living Dead” / Raising The Dead / Restoration comparison / Trailer

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Distributor:
Studiocanal
Certificate:
12
Release date:
18th June, 2012
Director:
John Gilling
Stars:
  • André Morell
  • Diane Clare
  • Brook Williams

Credits

Distributor:
Studiocanal
Certificate:
12
Release date:
18th June, 2012
Director:
John Gilling
Stars:

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