UNIVERSAL and FOX re: Hammer Films...Okay, Your Turn!

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  1. Dick

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    Now that MGM has put out HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES, Columbia is releasing REVENGE OF FRANKENSTEIN, Warner is doing HORROR OF DRACULA and CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN, time for you two to get with the program...
     
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    It would be great if FOX released their three:
    One Million Years B.C
    The Nanny
    The Anniversary
    and got them out of the way.
    I actually thought OMYBC was supposed to come out this year. Hopefully when it does get released it will be the 100min. British version.
     
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    It would also be nice if FOX gave us the Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense TV Series!
     
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    i would probably purchase almost any of the Hammer titles as they are released...!!!
     
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    Yes I agree!
    I'd probably buy them all if released.
    I would definately buy One Million Years BC from Fox and Brides of Dracula & Curse of the Werewolf from Universal.
    C'mon don't they realize that 2002 is the year for classic Hammer. [​IMG]
     
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    I will buy practically every Hammer title that comes out from whatever studio. It's that simple - get on with it, Universal and Fox!
     
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    Yep, like Peter, I'll buy every single Hammer release, regardless of studio. I prefer special editions, but must confess, I still buy the bare bones editions too (this in no way is meant to give you, Fox and Universal, any license to release anything short of ground-breaking Special Editions [​IMG] ). As to the current Hammer discs available, the two Images, the one Warner, the one MGM, and the countless Anchor Bays (20+?), I am only missing Images Spaceways, but it's only a matter of time. I also have quite a number of doubles that I dole out as gifts from time to time.
    So get on it youse guys! Long live Hammer! [​IMG]
    OT: By the way, anyone interested in the GDI Hammer soundtrack cds from the U.K., head over to www.deepdiscountcd.com. They have 'em for 11.77 each! Do an advanced search on "GDI" as the production company, and they'll come up.
     
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    Here are votes for the two Hammer films I definitely want:
    Curse of the Werewolf (Universal/Hammer, 1961)
    Countess Dracula (Fox/Hammer, 1970)
     
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    And I certainly wouldn't mind Hammer's first TV series with FOX, Journey to the Unknown (1968). It has a very Outer Limits/Twilight Zone feel. If FOX can cough up the awful Planet of the Apes tv series, surely they can release a quality programme like this and the Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense (1984).
     
  10. Larry Sutliff

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    I would love to see Universal release BRIDES OF DRACULA, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA(1960) and an anamorphic remaster of KISS OF THE VAMPIRE(the Image DVD is ok but could be a lot better).
     
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    Universal has most of the classics and theirs no reason for them to be sitting in a vault collecting dust.
     
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    Thank god at last! I have a very well worn out VHS Horror of Dracula and I've waited a long time for a nice DVD of it...lets hope that Christoper Lee will get to do a track on both of Warners DVDs
     
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    I hope that the next batch of horror films that Universal releases before Halloween will include 1 or 2 Hammer titles. Universal is really slow in getting their catalog titles out, which is the same strategy they took on their laser releases.
     
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    Why do major companies think horror titles can only be released around Halloween? I'll take it all year long if they provide it!
    Now having said that, Universal doesn't have any horror titles planned this Halloween season.[​IMG]
     
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    Brandon Gantt wrote:

     
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    George Reis of DVDDrive-In mentioned it here
     
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    Not all horror films come out at Halloween all the time...Universal put out Dracula on DVD around Christmas in 1999
     
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    Warner Home Video / Studio Canal own the rights to One Million Years BC in the UK, and will be releasing it on July 29th. The disc will be widescreen (1.85:1, no mention of anamorphic enhancement), and will contain interviews with Raquel Welch and Ray Harryhausen and a theatrical trailer.
     

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