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post #301 of 320

I'll second the praise for The Mummy. It's pretty darned good.

post #302 of 320
The Mummy is the only one in that box set that I haven't seen but I want all four so just getting the box set is a given. Hammer Horror films are released on blu-ray so infrequently here in the US that I get excited for whatever crumbs we're thrown.

I want fucking ALL of them dammit!

Even The Satanic Rites of Dracula...Lee's final Dracula film. I doubt it's ever getting a blu release though. It's a public domain title and you just can't find a copy of it that doesn't look like utter shit..
post #303 of 320

Terence Fisher's The Mummy is the second best Mummy horror movie ever. And certainly the best "traditional" one.

I've heard online (with all the potential bullshit that implies) that WB got back the rights to The Satanic Rites. So, I'm hoping for a double feature Blu-ray of the Lorimer Van Helsing 1970s Dracula adventures.

post #304 of 320
The Satanic Rites of Dracula or Dracula and his Vampire Bride or whichever title they choose to release it as, the idea of that ever making it to blu makes me very happy. Hope it comes to pass. Even a subpar blu transfer would be a vast improvement over what's available. Scars of Dracula needs a blu as well. I believe it's also public domain but there's actually decent copies out there..
post #305 of 320

And now I'm sad again about Chrstopher Lee dying this year.

 

:(

post #306 of 320
Just did all seven of Lee's Dracula films after he died. I usually watch them at Halloween, but this year was a special (and sad) occasion.

My version of SATANIC RITES looks pretty decent -- it's an Anchor Bay release, packaged with DRACULA: PRINCE OF DARKNESS.

I wish we could get a set, or at least individual releases of each -- particularly that uncut HORROR OF DRACULA the Brits got.
post #307 of 320
Is your Anchor Bay Satanic Rites anamorphic?
post #308 of 320
It sure is. Here's your chance to see Dracula get stuck in a bush, fall down, and grunt half-heartedly as a elderly man pushes a fencepost between his ribs -- all in the proper theatrical aspect ratio...!
post #309 of 320
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It sure is. Here's your chance to see Dracula get stuck in a bush, fall down, and grunt half-heartedly as a elderly man pushes a fencepost between his ribs -- all in the proper theatrical aspect ratio...!
That's what I'm talkin' about!

It's one of the lesser (if not THE least) of the Lee Draculas for sure. But it's still worthwhile based on the presence of Lee and Cushing alone.

I may have to seek that DVD out..
post #310 of 320
It's the best presentation in have yet to see. Very clean.

It's definitely the least of the Lee films, though. My personal preference is:

1. TASTE THE BLOOD OF DRACULA
2. DRACULA HAS RISEN FROM THE GRAVE
3. HORROR OF DRACULA
4. SCARS OF DRACULA
5. DRACULA AD 1972
6. DRACULA PRINCE OF DARKNESS
7. THE SATANIC RITES OF DRACULA

I realize not favoring DRACULA '58 amounts to heresy in some circles, but I love the "sins of the fathers" angle in TASTE and the "religion vs. Skepticism" in RISEN.

Off-topic, but I just revisited DR. JEKYLL AND SISTER HYDE this weekend. Great low-key performance from Ralph Bates and a lush and evocative score.
post #311 of 320
Been watching some Paul Naschy films lately. Many of his flicks come off as the Spanish Hammer that never was.some good atmosphere, for those who havent seen any before.
post #312 of 320

I just recently saw Hammer's BLOOD FROM THE MUMMY'S TOMB for the first time.  Given the title, I was expecting something much more traditionally in line with what we think of as a Mummy movie, but I was actually pleasantly surprised to discover that it's very much doing its own thing.  As is usually the case with Hammer, the atmosphere is great, and the pervasive sense of ancient lore hanging over everything gives the movie an interesting flavor.

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I just recently saw Hammer's BLOOD FROM THE MUMMY'S TOMB for the first time.  Given the title, I was expecting something much more traditionally in line with what we think of as a Mummy movie, but I was actually pleasantly surprised to discover that it's very much doing its own thing.  As is usually the case with Hammer, the atmosphere is great, and the pervasive sense of ancient lore hanging over everything gives the movie an interesting flavor.


It is a good one, especially when you take into consideration that the director died during production. Miles ahead of Hammer's other '60s mummy movies.

post #314 of 320

Blood from the Mummy's Tomb has at least two things going for it.

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Blood from the Mummy's Tomb has at least two things going for it.


Would they have anything to do with Valerie Leon?

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Valerie Leon looks like a good reason in my opinion.
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Hammer Glamour is surely missed.
 

post #318 of 320

These screen caps are some pretty goddamn glamourous reasons to buy this set.

 

http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film5/blu-ray_reviews_69/horror_classics_vol_1_blu-ray.htm 

 

post #319 of 320

Dr. Terror's House Of Horrors was an Amicus film and not Hammer. But it's still a classic Cushing/Lee British horror film from the heart of the 60s British horror heyday. At the end of October, it will be coming out on Blu-ray in the US on a bare-bones Blu-ray. This would be fine enough, but those in the UK (or with region free players) will probably want to pick up this extras-loaded steelbook UK edition available for roughly the same price (and also being released just before Halloween).

 

 


Edited by Doc Phibes - 9/29/15 at 1:33am
post #320 of 320

Not a horror movie, but Hammer's version of She was on TCM earlier today. Since I hadn't seen it before, I gave it a watch, and found it fairly entertaining. It's probably a testament to H. Rider Haggard's influence on subsequent adventure stories that I was reminded of Temple of Doom a few times, particularly during scenes where those who anger She are executed via fiery pit. And, as usual, Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee give good performances. Ursula Andress comes off kind of wooden, though.

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