- May 22, 1999
- Real Name
I am hoping that criticism of your Blu-ray of HORROR OF DRACULA isn't discouraging you from tackling CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN. This was the inaugural color (aka colour ) horror film, and introduced the Cushing/Lee pairing that lasted through many years and films. But it hasn't been presented well (ever) on home video. The promising UK release had nice color and tons of cool supplements, but was insufferably soft -- to my eyes nearly unwatchable on a large screen -- and I just can't imagine it has to be like this. DRACULA was taken from a restored source, and perhaps no such source exists (yet) for CURSE. But this is a major classic and begs...demands, really...a full restoration from somebody. If Lionsgate in the UK or you guys in the U.S. could collaborate on such a project (which I really hope is already in progress), perhaps we will finally get a decent Blu-ray of one of the few early Hammer classics that have yet to be released in HD in this country.