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Our love for Hammer Films continues into the new year with an upgraded version of THE CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF! Details we have at this time are as follows:

• National street date for North America (Region A) is 4/21/2020.

• 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 (March timing). 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/…/the-curse-of-the-werewolf-co…
The first 500 orders from our site will receive an exclusive limited-edition 18” x 24” rolled poster of the exclusive new illustration.

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New Transfer ! Great ! I hope it's in 1.85:1 ratio. Great cover art again ! I hope they do Brides of Dracula. Also with New Transfer and correct aspect ratio 1.85:1 : )
 

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It will be interesting to see if this is better than the previous releases. I already have it on the Hammer DVD & Blu Ray sets. That cover art is very striking indeed.
 
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Brides of Dracula for sure. In 1.85:1 Upgraded version would be Great.
Shout's been releasing a ton of Universal horror over the last couple of years, so I'm betting the other 7 titles in the Uni "Hammer Horror 8-Film Collection" will get proper single releases before too long.
Speaking of Universal, I wish Shout could consider a release of Frankenstein The True Story. Other Frankenstein films have been released repeatedly. But this classy, literate version has never even had a blu-ray release, much less a needed remaster.
 
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Speaking of Universal, I wish Shout could consider a release of Frankenstein The True Story. Other Frankenstein films have been released repeatedly. But this classy, literate version has never even had a blu-ray release, much less a needed remaster.
They are releasing it in March.
 
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Nice announcement, how long before Shout tackles Brides of Dracula, Evil of Frankenstein, and Phantom of the Opera, would be nice if they could score a deal with Paramount to get Frankenstein and the Monster From Hell for a North American release.
 
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Nice announcement, how long before Shout tackles Brides of Dracula, Evil of Frankenstein, and Phantom of the Opera, would be nice if they could score a deal with Paramount to get Frankenstein and the Monster From Hell for a North American release.
I think that Brides will be next. F&TMFH will be coming also. Capt. Kronos was released by Paramount here in the US and that's coming in April.
 
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Brides of Dracula for sure. In 1.85:1 Upgraded version would be Great.
The old DVD with Brides of Dracula was 1.66 and looked really good. The 2.00 grainy Blu-ray was a real letdown.
I will buy a new restoration of this classic in a heartbeat.
As to the film's aspect ratio, I think 1.75 is likely the best framing.
 

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The old DVD with Brides of Dracula was 1.66 and looked really good. The 2.00 grainy Blu-ray was a real letdown.
I will buy a new restoration of this classic in a heartbeat.
As to the film's aspect ratio, I think 1.75 is likely the best framing.
Concerning the aspect ratios of several of those Hammer titles in that 8 movie Blu Ray set, didn't Universal release those in different aspect ratios because of a fire that destroyed prints of those titles and they had to use ones that were released in the U.K.? How is Shout able to acquire those titles in the proper aspect ratio?
 
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Concerning the aspect ratios of several of those Hammer titles in that 8 movie Blu Ray set, didn't Universal release those in different aspect ratios because of a fire that destroyed prints of those titles and they had to use ones that were released in the U.K.? How is Shout able to acquire those titles in the proper aspect ratio?
I read (but cannot confirm) that the DVD video masters of some of those 8 Hammer Films may have been destroyed -- I don’t think any film elements from those films were harmed.

Night Creatures aka Captain Clegg is the one that needs the most restoration. Day-for-Night scenes are badly mistimed. The aspect ratio cuts too tight.

The Phantom of the Opera in 2.00 may be wrong, but it still looks damn good on the Hammer 8 Film Blu-ray set. The aspect ratio for that film works just fine even if 2.00 is wrong. 1.75 might work well too. Just one of those films that tends to look good within 1.75 to 2.00 range -- Not all movies are framed in such a way as to do that.
 
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I read (but cannot confirm) that the DVD video masters of some of those 8 Hammer Films may have been destroyed -- I don’t think any film elements from those films were harmed.

Night Creatures aka Captain Clegg is the one that needs the most restoration. Day-for-Night scenes are badly mistimed. The aspect ration cuts too tight.

The Phantom of the Opera in 2.00 may be wrong, but it still looks damn good on the Hammer 8 Film Blu-ray set. The aspect ratio for that film works just fine even if 2.00 is wrong. 1.75 might work well too. Just one of those films that tends to look good within 1.75 to 2.00 range -- Not all movies are framed in such a way as to do that.
Thank you for the information.
 
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Kiss of the Vampire should be 1.66. The rest should be 1.75:1
 
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I'll stick with my Hammer 8 Film Blu-ray Collection.