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Universal, could you please release your Hammer film titles on DVD.

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Jay E, Aug 7, 2001.

  1. Jay E

    Jay E Cinematographer

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    Universal, there is a big following & demand for Hammer films on DVD. Releasing any of these titles would be a smart move:
    Brides of Dracula
    Curse of the Werewolf
    Evil of Frankenstein
    Paranoic
    Nightmare
    Phantom of the Opera
    & a re-release of Kiss of the Vampire.
    Please consider releasing these on DVD. You would make a lot of DVD owners happy.
     
  2. Jim_K

    Jim_K Executive Producer

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    YES!!!!
    I'll second this request. Especially BRIDES OF DRACULA - One of Peter Cushings best performances.
    Jim
     
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    Do any of the execs from Universal actually pay attention to these posts? Their output doesn't suggest they do. I, too, dream of a day when Universal does the Hammer Films properly, to say nothing of Warner Bros.
     
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    Any of you who know me from Horrordvds.com knows I'm a rabid Hammer fan, and can only be in absolute agreement on this. It is a crime that these are not on dvd. My assumption is that Universal will put out their voluminous classic horror titles first, then get around to Hammer. Yes, they have released eight titles so far, with five or six more dvds on the way, double features even, but they have many more in their vaults, namely the Invisible Man and Creature from the Black Lagoon sequels.
    PLEASE UNIVERSAL, don't let this be the case. I for one am buying the Classic Monsters as they come out, and Hammer coming out at the same time would not change that practice. I will still buy the Classic Monsters series as they come out, and would also buy Hammer as it is released.
    Please Universal, every Hammer title is important, and deserves presentation! Thanks!
    [Edited last by Ben Motley on August 07, 2001 at 08:22 PM]
     
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    I agree, and mention should also be made of two more Hammer films I believe Universal still holds North American home video rights to, and which unlike the others already listed in this thread, never made it to LD or VHS:
    NIGHT CREATURES (a.k.a. "CAPTAIN CLEGG")
    SHADOW OF THE CAT
    And it'd sure be nice to finally see BRIDES OF DRACULA and CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF in widescreen, which wasn't the case in their LD incarnations.
     
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    I agree Universal is more likely to exploit their classics library first before they go near their Hammer assets. As such, I think this would be the perfect occasion for them to relicense them to Anchor Bay, who have proven before to be very good at handling Universal product. Not to mention it would be a cozy fit among the other Hammer titles they are already representing on tape and DVD.
    Off topic, can I put in a plea for Hammer's THE STOLEN FACE? This is one of the Hammer films that seems to have just disappeared from everywhere; even grey-market dealers don't seem to have it.
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  7. Ben Motley

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    Mark, I am all for ANY Hammer film coming to dvd. Sure, you can chime in on Stolen Face, but is that a Universal property? If you don't know who has the rights, you might do better opening a new thread on that one, since if it isn't a Universal title it won't carry much weight in this thread. If it is a Universal title, then yeah, Universal - get yer butt in gear! [​IMG]
    (of course, this is just my cheap ploy to get more Hammer threads posted [​IMG] )
     
  8. Derek M Germano

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    I hope Universal will be releasing their Hammer titles in 16:9 enhanced wide screen sometime soon. Even Warner has announced their first Hammer title.
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    I'm in too, I want all the Hammer horror classics released on DVD.
    Remastered and in their original ratios ofcourse.
    'Curse of the Werewolf' has been shown uncut on British tv and I have it on tape, a fantastic transfer too, I hope this is the version picked for dvd release.
     
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    Derek, don't be too quick to praise Warner. Remember, Universal did license Kiss of the Vampire to Image, thus beating Warner to the punch on Hammer releases.
     
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    Excellent list Jay E! I wouldn't hesitate to purchase all the Hammer films Universal holds, and anything less than an uncut, 16x9 enhanced collector's edition of The Brides of Dracula would be a major disappointment.
     

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