Indicator : HAMMER VOL.4

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Yup, a new Sony 4K restoration for Revenge Of Frankenstein, & the box is multi-region.

HAMMER VOLUME FOUR: FACES OF FEAR

THE REVENGE OF FRANKENSTEIN (Terence Fisher, 1958)
THE TWO FACES OF DR. JEKYLL (Terence Fisher, 1960)
TASTE OF FEAR (Seth Holt, 1961)
THE DAMNED (Joseph Losey, 1962)
Release date: 18 November 2019
Limited Blu-ray Edition (UK premieres on Blu-ray)

Four classic Hammer chillers presented on Blu-ray for the very first time in the UK. Accompanied by a wealth of new and archival extras – including exclusive new documentaries, audio commentaries, alternative versions, new and archival cast and crew interviews, a series of appreciations of their female stars, analyses of their composers’ scores, and extensive booklets – this stunning limited edition box set is strictly limited to 6,000 units.

INDICATOR LIMITED BLU-RAY EDITION BOX SET SPECIAL FEATURES:

THE REVENGE OF FRANKENSTEIN

• New 4K restoration
• Original mono audio
• New and exclusive documentary about the film, produced by Hammer expert Marcus Hearn (2019)
• Audio commentary by celebrated horror and fantasy authors Stephen Jones and Kim Newman (2019)
• A Frankenstein for the 20th Century (2019): video essay by film historian Kat Ellinger and Dima Ballin
• Hammer’s Women – Eunice Gayson (2019): profile of the Hammer star by critic and film historian Pamela Hutchinson
• David Huckvale on Leonard Salzedo (2019): new appreciation of the renowned composer by the author of Hammer Film Scores and the Musical Avant-Garde
• Super 8 version: original cut-down home cinema presentation
• Original theatrical trailer
• Trailer commentary (2013): short critical appreciation by filmmaker Joe Dante
• Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography
• New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
• Limited edition box set exclusive booklet with new essays by Marcus Hearn and Kieran Foster, archival interview materials, historical articles, contemporary reviews, and film credits
• UK premiere on Blu-ray

THE TWO FACES OF DR. JEKYLL

• High Definition remaster
• Original mono audio
• New and exclusive documentary about the film, produced by Hammer expert Marcus Hearn (2019)
• Audio commentary by film historians Josephine Botting and Jonathan Rigby (2019)
• Interview with Paul Massie (1967): rare archival audio interview with the film’s star
• Hammer’s Women – Dawn Addams (2019): British cinema expert Laura Mayne explores the life and career of the UK-born star
• David Huckvale on Monty Norman (2019): new appreciation of the renowned composer
• Original theatrical trailer
• Trailer commentary (2013): short critical appreciation by Josh Olson
• Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography
• New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
• Limited edition box set exclusive booklet with a new essay by Kat Ellinger, archival interview materials, historical articles, contemporary reviews and film credits
• UK premiere on Blu-ray

TASTE OF FEAR

• High Definition remaster
• Original mono audio
• Alternative presentation with US Scream of Fear title sequence
• New and exclusive documentary about the film, produced by Hammer expert Marcus Hearn (2019)
• Audio commentary with Kevin Lyons, editor of The Encyclopedia of Fantastic Film and Television (2019)
• The BFI Interview with Jimmy Sangster (2008): archival audio recording of the celebrated filmmaker and screenwriter in conversation with Marcus Hearn at London’s National Film Theatre
• The BEHP Video interview with Jimmy Sangster (2008): archival video recording, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring Sangster in conversation with Jonathan Rigby
• The BEHP Interview with Douglas Slocombe – Part Two (1988): archival audio recording, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring the renowned cinematographer in conversation with Sidney Cole
• Fear Makers (2019): interviews with camera operator Desmond Davis, assistant editor John Crome and clapper loader Ray Andrew
• Hammer’s Women – Ann Todd (2019): Melanie Williams, author of Female Stars of British Cinema profiles the English star and producer
• David Huckvale on Clifton Parker (2019): new appreciation of the renowned composer
• Super 8 version of Scream of Fear: original cut-down home cinema presentation
• Original theatrical trailer
• Trailer commentary (2013): short critical appreciation by Sam Hamm
• Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography
• New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
• Limited edition box set exclusive booklet with an essay by Marcus Hearn, archival interview materials, historical articles, contemporary reviews and film credits
• UK premiere on Blu-ray

THE DAMNED

• New 2K restoration
• Original mono audio
• Two presentations of the film: The Damned, the original UK theatrical release version; and These Are the Damned, the complete and uncut restoration which first premiered in 2007
• New and exclusive documentary about the film, produced by Hammer expert Marcus Hearn (2019)
• Audio commentary by film historians Samm Deighan and Kat Ellinger (2019)
• Beneath the Surface (2019): new interview with filmmaker Gavrik Losey, son of director Joseph Losey
• Interview with actor Shirley Anne Field (2019)
• Interview with screenwriter Evan Jones (2010)
• Children of ‘The Damned’ (2019): new interviews with actors Kit Williams, David Palmer and Christopher Witty
• Hammer’s Women – Viveca Lindfors (2019): profile of the renowned actor by critic and film historian Lindsay Hallam
• David Huckvale on James Bernard (2019): new appreciation of the celebrated composer
• Beyond Black Leather (2019): appreciation by film expert I Q Hunter
• No Future (2019): analysis by author and film historian Neil Sinyard
• Original theatrical trailer
• Trailer commentary (2013): short critical appreciation by filmmaker Joe Dante
• Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography
• New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
• Limited edition box set exclusive booklet with a new essay by Richard Combs, archival interview materials, historical articles, contemporary reviews and film credits
• UK premiere on Blu-ray

Limited edition box set of 6,000 numbered units
All extras subject to change

#PHILTD089
BBFC cert: 15
REGION FREE
EAN: 5060697920024

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  1. Yup, a new Sony 4K restoration for Revenge Of Frankenstein, & the box is multi-region.

    HAMMER VOLUME FOUR: FACES OF FEAR

    THE REVENGE OF FRANKENSTEIN (Terence Fisher, 1958)
    THE TWO FACES OF DR. JEKYLL (Terence Fisher, 1960)
    TASTE OF FEAR (Seth Holt, 1961)
    THE DAMNED (Joseph Losey, 1962)
    Release date: 18 November 2019
    Limited Blu-ray Edition (UK premieres on Blu-ray)

    Four classic Hammer chillers presented on Blu-ray for the very first time in the UK. Accompanied by a wealth of new and archival extras – including exclusive new documentaries, audio commentaries, alternative versions, new and archival cast and crew interviews, a series of appreciations of their female stars, analyses of their composers’ scores, and extensive booklets – this stunning limited edition box set is strictly limited to 6,000 units.

    INDICATOR LIMITED BLU-RAY EDITION BOX SET SPECIAL FEATURES:

    THE REVENGE OF FRANKENSTEIN

    • New 4K restoration
    • Original mono audio
    • New and exclusive documentary about the film, produced by Hammer expert Marcus Hearn (2019)
    • Audio commentary by celebrated horror and fantasy authors Stephen Jones and Kim Newman (2019)
    • A Frankenstein for the 20th Century (2019): video essay by film historian Kat Ellinger and Dima Ballin
    • Hammer's Women – Eunice Gayson (2019): profile of the Hammer star by critic and film historian Pamela Hutchinson
    • David Huckvale on Leonard Salzedo (2019): new appreciation of the renowned composer by the author of Hammer Film Scores and the Musical Avant-Garde
    • Super 8 version: original cut-down home cinema presentation
    • Original theatrical trailer
    • Trailer commentary (2013): short critical appreciation by filmmaker Joe Dante
    • Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography
    • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
    • Limited edition box set exclusive booklet with new essays by Marcus Hearn and Kieran Foster, archival interview materials, historical articles, contemporary reviews, and film credits
    • UK premiere on Blu-ray

    THE TWO FACES OF DR. JEKYLL

    • High Definition remaster
    • Original mono audio
    • New and exclusive documentary about the film, produced by Hammer expert Marcus Hearn (2019)
    • Audio commentary by film historians Josephine Botting and Jonathan Rigby (2019)
    • Interview with Paul Massie (1967): rare archival audio interview with the film’s star
    • Hammer's Women – Dawn Addams (2019): British cinema expert Laura Mayne explores the life and career of the UK-born star
    • David Huckvale on Monty Norman (2019): new appreciation of the renowned composer
    • Original theatrical trailer
    • Trailer commentary (2013): short critical appreciation by Josh Olson
    • Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography
    • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
    • Limited edition box set exclusive booklet with a new essay by Kat Ellinger, archival interview materials, historical articles, contemporary reviews and film credits
    • UK premiere on Blu-ray

    TASTE OF FEAR

    • High Definition remaster
    • Original mono audio
    • Alternative presentation with US Scream of Fear title sequence
    • New and exclusive documentary about the film, produced by Hammer expert Marcus Hearn (2019)
    • Audio commentary with Kevin Lyons, editor of The Encyclopedia of Fantastic Film and Television (2019)
    • The BFI Interview with Jimmy Sangster (2008): archival audio recording of the celebrated filmmaker and screenwriter in conversation with Marcus Hearn at London’s National Film Theatre
    • The BEHP Video interview with Jimmy Sangster (2008): archival video recording, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring Sangster in conversation with Jonathan Rigby
    • The BEHP Interview with Douglas Slocombe – Part Two (1988): archival audio recording, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring the renowned cinematographer in conversation with Sidney Cole
    • Fear Makers (2019): interviews with camera operator Desmond Davis, assistant editor John Crome and clapper loader Ray Andrew
    • Hammer's Women – Ann Todd (2019): Melanie Williams, author of Female Stars of British Cinema profiles the English star and producer
    • David Huckvale on Clifton Parker (2019): new appreciation of the renowned composer
    • Super 8 version of Scream of Fear: original cut-down home cinema presentation
    • Original theatrical trailer
    • Trailer commentary (2013): short critical appreciation by Sam Hamm
    • Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography
    • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
    • Limited edition box set exclusive booklet with an essay by Marcus Hearn, archival interview materials, historical articles, contemporary reviews and film credits
    • UK premiere on Blu-ray

    THE DAMNED

    • New 2K restoration
    • Original mono audio
    • Two presentations of the film: The Damned, the original UK theatrical release version; and These Are the Damned, the complete and uncut restoration which first premiered in 2007
    • New and exclusive documentary about the film, produced by Hammer expert Marcus Hearn (2019)
    • Audio commentary by film historians Samm Deighan and Kat Ellinger (2019)
    • Beneath the Surface (2019): new interview with filmmaker Gavrik Losey, son of director Joseph Losey
    • Interview with actor Shirley Anne Field (2019)
    • Interview with screenwriter Evan Jones (2010)
    • Children of 'The Damned' (2019): new interviews with actors Kit Williams, David Palmer and Christopher Witty
    • Hammer's Women – Viveca Lindfors (2019): profile of the renowned actor by critic and film historian Lindsay Hallam
    • David Huckvale on James Bernard (2019): new appreciation of the celebrated composer
    • Beyond Black Leather (2019): appreciation by film expert I Q Hunter
    • No Future (2019): analysis by author and film historian Neil Sinyard
    • Original theatrical trailer
    • Trailer commentary (2013): short critical appreciation by filmmaker Joe Dante
    • Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography
    • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
    • Limited edition box set exclusive booklet with a new essay by Richard Combs, archival interview materials, historical articles, contemporary reviews and film credits
    • UK premiere on Blu-ray

    Limited edition box set of 6,000 numbered units
    All extras subject to change

    #PHILTD089
    BBFC cert: 15
    REGION FREE
    EAN: 5060697920024

  2. I only wish that Indicator could have gone outside the Columbia catalog and given us X-THE UNKNOWN rather than or in addition to TWO FACES OF DR. JEKYLL. I rather guess that X will come from Shout!/Scream eventually, though.

    Great news about REVENGE, as it looked pretty shoddy on the Mill Creek double-feature and not up to the usual Sony transfer quality.

    Wish Warner Bros would do the same for CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN!

  3. Dick

    I only wish that Indicator could have gone outside the Columbia catalog and given us X-THE UNKNOWN rather than or in addition to TWO FACES OF DR. JEKYLL. I rather guess that X will come from Shout!/Scream eventually, though.

    Great news about REVENGE, as it looked pretty shoddy on the Mill Creek double-feature and not up to the usual Sony transfer quality.

    Wish Warner Bros would do the same for CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN!

    Indicator only has deals with Columbia and Universal.

  4. Dick

    Great news about REVENGE, as it looked pretty shoddy on the Mill Creek double-feature and not up to the usual Sony transfer quality.

    Wish Warner Bros would do the same for CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN!

    The Mill Creek Blu-ray of The Revenge of Frankenstein was just the awful HD transfer used for the old DVD.
    This new 4K Restoration is really exciting to me.
    I’ve longed for this classic to look its best.
    My favorite of the 6 Peter Cushing @ Hammer Frankenstein films.

    Agreed as to Warner doing the same for The Curse of Frankenstein,
    but Warner really stuck the middle finger to Hammer Film fans with their re-use of a decade old scan for Horror of Dracula — That was not what fans of the Hammer Vampire Classic had waited to see.

  5. Randy Korstick

    Indicator only has deals with Columbia and Universal.

    Hopefully that will change, as it did for Kino as they struck deals with several new studios, and Shout! even got hold of some Paramount stuff. This may be the last hurrah for studios who wish to monetize their catalog beyond streaming, which (contrary to contentions by supporters), is clearly inferior to the PQ quality of Blu-ray.

  6. aPhil

    The Mill Creek Blu-ray of The Revenge of Frankenstein was just the awful HD transfer used for the old DVD.
    This new 4K Restoration is really exciting to me.
    I’ve longed for this classic to look its best.
    My favorite of the 6 Peter Cushing @ Hammer Frankenstein films.

    Yup, a Sony 4K restoration, so however it looks, I'm sure it'll look as good as it possibly can do.

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