That’s right fright fans, according to Fangoria, if your a fan of such brilliant Christopher Lee/Peter Cushing masterpieces such as Horror Of Dracula (1958), or The Curse Of Frankenstein (1957), or even, The Mummy (1959), and have been looking for the Blu-Ray version, well wait no further!
You see Hammer Films (The maker of all of these brilliant classic horror movies) is working in conjunction with Studiocanal, Pinewood Studios, Anolis Entertainment and more to bring over 30 titles from its classic library to the Blu-Ray stage.
Along for this ride, it looks like at least for Horror Of Dracula that there is gonna be some added scenes that had been cut out of the original version!
Here is what Hammer CEO Simon Oakes had to say:
“Our decision to restore some of Hammer’s most famous titles not only allows existing fans to experience the films again in high definition,” says Oakes, “but also encourages a new global audience to discover Hammer for the first time—especially as we get ready to release our next exciting new Hammer project The Woman In Black, starring Daniel Radcliffe. We have a busy year ahead but are confident that our Blu-ray plans will ensure that Hammer’s legacy will live on for generations to come.” Adds Studiocanal’s John Rodden, “The great Hammer films are uniquely stylish and ceaselessly entertaining. Like the vampires and other supernatural forces they depict, they appear to be deathless, re-emerging relentlessly to thrill and terrify new generations of film fans. Studiocanal is immensely proud to continue its investment in the best of British cinema both past and present by restoring and rereleasing these films.”
For you fans out there that are new to these Hammer classics, and for those fans that are already out there, I thought that you guys would enjoy the trailers for the following movies:
1. The Mummy (1959):
2. The Hound Of The Baskervilles (1959):
3. The Brides Of Dracula (1960):
4. Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969):
5. Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972):