Press Release Scream Factory Press Release: Brides of Dracula (1960) (Blu-ray)

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Our love for Hammer Films continues with an upgraded version of BRIDES OF DRACULA starring Peter Cushing from us in an all-new definitive edition!

Details we have currently are as follows:

• National street date for North America (Region A) is 11/10.
• This is being presented as a Collector’s Edition release and will come guaranteed with a slipcover in its first three months of release.
• The newly commissioned artwork you see pictured comes to us from artist Mark Maddox (Dracula: Prince of Darkness, Frankenstein Created Woman). This art will be front-facing and the reverse side of the wrap will feature the original theatrical artwork.
• New extras are in progress and will be announced on a later date. We can confirm today though that we are proceeding with a new transfer of the film!
Pre-order now directly from us @ https://www.shoutfactory.com/…/brides-of-dracula-collector-…
The first 500 orders from our site will receive an exclusive limited-edition 18” x 24” rolled poster of the exclusive new illustration.

Thank you for supporting HTF when you preorder using the link below. If you are using an adblocker you will not see link. As an Amazon Associate HTF earns from qualifying purchases

 
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Thank you for supporting HTF when you preorder using the link below. If you are using an adblocker you will not see link. As an Amazon Associate HTF earns from qualifying purchases

 

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Perhaps I will finally be able to retire my "Brides Of Dracula" laserdisc, with its quite wonderful CAV Side 2 image archive. Or perhaps not. Either way, it's my favourite Hammer horror film, so bring it on.
It's my favourite Hammer horror as well (never been a huge fan of Lee's horror films, although he is usually good in other films). Will be interesting to see what the aspect ratio is, as the otherwise existing blu ray is a little tight in places.
 

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It's my favourite Hammer horror as well (never been a huge fan of Lee's horror films, although he is usually good in other films). Will be interesting to see what the aspect ratio is, as the otherwise existing blu ray is a little tight in places.
It will be 1:66.1 & or 1:85.1 Maybe Both ratio's ? like the other Shout Hammer Bluray releases. The Existing 4 disc set Brides was 2.00:1 ? Wrong like the Phantom disc.
 
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It will be 1:66.1 & or 1:85.1 Maybe Both ratio's ? like the other Shout Hammer Bluray releases. The Existing 4 disc set Brides was 2.00:1 ? Wrong like the Phantom disc.
If its like the previous releases Shout will use the US theatrical ratio of 1.85:1 as the default and then provide an alternate 1.66:1 version as an extra. The Old Blu Ray was incorrect at 2.00:1
 
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"Transylvania! Land of dark forests, dread mountains and black unfathomed lakes. Still the Home of Magic and Devilry as the 19th Century draws to its close. Count Dracula, Monarch of All Vampires, is dead. But his disciples live on. To spread the cult and corrupt the world...."--The Opening Prologue Narrative from THE BRIDES OF DRACULA (1960) screenplay by Jimmy Sangster, Peter Bryant, Edward Percy and Anthony Hinds (uncredited) from the submitted script "The Disciple of Dracula" by Jimmy Sangster, directed by Terrence Fisher.

This is as close to SON OF DRACULA (1943) as Hammer Films would ever get.

While I like the film very much. Somehow there's still something about it that just doesn't fully appeal to me and I'm not sure just what it is.

Peter Cushing in his reprisal of the Doctor Van Helsing role carried over from HORROR OF DRACULA (1958) is typically great.

Beautiful (and fulsome) Francais "Sex Kitten" Yvonne Monlaur is certainly a most fetching heroine and a definite eye-appealing asset.

And theatrical trained David Peel in the dual natured role of the "young" Baron Meinster is brilliantly superb.

But perhaps being a definite step down from and immediately following the awesome wake of the (now) legend HORROR OF DRACULA (1958) is the problem.

As marvellous as vampire disciple David Peel is he just doesn't have the awesome, towering presence of Christopher Lee and it would still be a good 6 years before Hammer would see fit to revive the one-and-only Vampire King once again.

Universal Pictures originally co-billed THE BRIDES OF DRACULA (1960) with the abortively bad (and inappropriate) black-and-white stateside produced THE LEECH WOMAN (1960). Small wonder Hammer Films would shortly set about to package its own double features.

Anyhow, like the other Universal Hammer upgrades hailing from SCREAM FACTORY I will definitely be supporting it and I'm especially looking forward to seeing the Making of BRIDES OF DRACULA (1960) documentary featurette included as a bonus extra.


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While I don't know that this is my FAVORITE Hammer film (DEVIL RIDES OUT likely holds that "honour") it's definitely one of my favorite Hammer vampire flicks. David Peel just oozes decadence and the whole thing has such a creepy, unsettling air to it that I always find myself sucked in. Looking forward to a correctly cropped disc! I didn't upgrade KISS OF THE VAMPIRE but I will have to have this one.
 

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Our love for Hammer Films continues with an upgraded version of BRIDES OF DRACULA starring Peter Cushing from us in an all-new definitive edition!

Details we have currently are as follows:

• National street date for North America (Region A) is 11/10.
• This is being presented as a Collector’s Edition release and will come guaranteed with a slipcover in its first three months of release.
• The newly commissioned artwork you see pictured comes to us from artist Mark Maddox (Dracula: Prince of Darkness, Frankenstein Created Woman). This art will be front-facing and the reverse side of the wrap will feature the original theatrical artwork.
• New extras are in progress and will be announced on a later date. We can confirm today though that we are proceeding with a new transfer of the film!
Pre-order now directly from us @ https://www.shoutfactory.com/…/brides-of-dracula-collector-…
The first 500 orders from our site will receive an exclusive limited-edition 18” x 24” rolled poster of the exclusive new illustration.

Thank you for supporting HTF when you preorder using the link below. If you are using an adblocker you will not see link. As an Amazon Associate HTF earns from qualifying purchases

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Terrific art work!
 
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