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“Night Creatures is one of the best Hammer productions.” – Donald Guarisco, allmovie.com

In the 18th century, a Navy captain (Patrick Allen, When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth) and his sailors investigate the rampaging “marsh phantoms” terrorizing a coastal town, but their search is hindered by Reverend Dr. Blyss (horror legend Peter Cushing) and a horrifying curse. Directed by Peter Graham Scott, this chiller also stars Oliver Reed (The Curse Of The Werewolf), Yvonne Romain (Circus Of Horrors) and Hammer Films regular Michael Ripper (Quatermass And The Pit).

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April 19, 2022

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dana martin

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New 2K scan, so it should be different from the previous 2 releases, the Universal and Indicator, the question then is if both the UK and US versions will be on the disc?

so that puts the final nail in that Universal 8 Film Hammer Horror Blu release coffin, wonder what is going to be next?
 

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New 2K scan, so it should be different from the previous 2 releases, the Universal and Indicator, the question then is if both the UK and US versions will be on the disc?
Is there any difference between the UK and the US versions other than the title?

I’m really hoping that this is a clean/sharp/detailed transfer with the day-for-night scenes properly timed (as they have not been on previous US discs), and, with a more proper aspect ratio (such as 1.75 and not 2.00).
 

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Is there any difference between the UK and the US versions other than the title?

I’m really hoping that this is a clean/sharp/detailed transfer with the day-for-night scenes properly timed (as they have not been on previous US discs), and, with a more proper aspect ratio (such as 1.75 and not 2.00).
I believe the UK cut other than the title change of Captain Clegg also has like an extra minute or two of footage I'm not exactly sure what it pertains to oh, but I know that the run times are different I've never sat down and done an A/ B comparison to see what the difference is
 

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The running times on the Indicator release are the same for the US Night Creatures and the UK Captain Clegg versions.
 

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Is there any difference between the UK and the US versions other than the title?

I’m really hoping that this is a clean/sharp/detailed transfer with the day-for-night scenes properly timed (as they have not been on previous US discs), and, with a more proper aspect ratio (such as 1.75 and not 2.00).
Yes 1.75:1 was the UK ratio and 1.85:1 is the US ratio. Hopefully Shout has the 1.85:1. They have been misprinting ratios on press releases recently.
 

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The running times on the Indicator release are the same for the US Night Creatures and the UK Captain Clegg versions.
thanks Peter, did a quick check and realized that I hadn't picked up Vol 6 from indicator yet, could be because of all of the Shout releases.
 

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Yes 1.75:1 was the UK ratio and 1.85:1 is the US ratio. Hopefully Shout has the 1.85:1. They have been misprinting ratios on press releases recently.
Actually, I was referring to content of the movie, not the aspect ratio or physical releases.

Is there a difference in editing/scenes/shots between the theatrical release in the UK and the USA other than the title?
 

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This will be my 4th Dip into this movie. :) I have the Final Cut, Universal, Indicator, and now Shout ! Also getting Paranoiac and Nightmare. Only Three Dips on those two. :D It's Hammer, and I must have the Best PQ.
 

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This will be my 4th Dip into this movie. :) I have the Final Cut, Universal, Indicator, and now Shout ! Also getting Paranoiac and Nightmare. Only Three Dips on those two. :D It's Hammer, and I must have the Best PQ.
I've stuck with my DVD because "the word" on all the Blu-ray iterations so far is that none is really good. I hope the new disc is a major improvement, not because it's Hammer but because it's Yvonne Romain!