Tag: Peter Cushing

BR: Sword of Sherwood Forest (1960)

BR: Sword of Sherwood Forest (1960)

January 6, 2019 | By

After going solo with their first Sherwood Forest entry, Hammer Films partnered with series originator Columbia for Sword of Sherwood Forest, and build on the success of ITV’s …

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The Hound of the Baskervilles – Hammer Style

The Hound of the Baskervilles – Hammer Style

August 19, 2016 | By

Tied to Twilight Time’s fine Blu-ray edition of The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959) are three related Hammer Films reviews – the bank heist Cash On Demand (1961), The Pirates of Blood River (1962), and The Devil-Ship Pirates (1964).

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BR: Hound of the Baskervilles, The (1959)

BR: Hound of the Baskervilles, The (1959)

August 19, 2016 | By

As noted by film historians David Del Valle and Steven Peros in the first of two commentary tracks that adorn this near-perfect Twilight Time Blu-ray release, Hammer Films’ evolution to a horror icon was gradual, shifting into full gear during the sixties and seventies, but during the 1950s and early 1960s the British studio was still putting out suspense films, crime dramas, and in the case of The Hound of the Baskervilles, the first of a franchise that never materialized…

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DVD: Cash On Demand (1961)

DVD: Cash On Demand (1961)

August 19, 2016 | By

During the 1950s and early 1960s, Britain’s Hammer Films produced blazing colour horror movies based on classic Universal monsters – vampires, mummies, werewolves – and chilling occult thrillers, but amid these sexier productions were suspense-dramas grounded in reality…

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BR: 1984 / Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)

BR: 1984 / Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)

July 4, 2016 | By

Comparative review / essay on the 5 attempts to dramatize George Orwell’s dystopian sci-fi classic 1984: the 1953 radio play, 1953 Studio One teleplay, 1954 BBC teleplay, 1956 film version, and the 1984 film version recently released on Blu by Twilight Time…

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BR: Scream and Scream Again (1970)

BR: Scream and Scream Again (1970)

March 25, 2016 | By

Scream and Scream Again may sound like an AIP co-production packed with a stellar Hammer Films cast, but this supposed ‘vampire killer’ thriller is really three seemingly disparate storylines that converge in the final act…

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BR: Vampire Lovers, The (1970)

BR: Vampire Lovers, The (1970)

August 16, 2014 | By

Reportedly the most faithful adaptation of Sheridan le Fanu’s “Carmilla,” The Vampire Lovers is perhaps most lovingly remembered by the many young men who watched wide-eyed as not one but several women bared their boobies in this tale of a vampiress with a taste for pretty young girls…

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BR: Corruption (1968)

BR: Corruption (1968)

November 4, 2013 | By

Film: Excellent BR Transfer: Near-Perfect BR Extras: Perfect Label: Grindhouse Releasing / Region: A, B, C Released: October 8, 2013 Genre: Horror Synopsis: A surgeon requires fresh pituitary glands to maintain the beauty of his exceptionally demanding fiancee. Special Features: Audio Commentary with English Gothic author Jonathan Rigby and Peter Cushing biographer David Miller / […]

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