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23rd March 2012 11:33:00
Posted by Dave Foster

Hammer Blu-rays in June

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Studiocanal have announced the UK Double Play release of two restored Hammer Film classics on 18th June 2012. The Reptile and The Plague of the Zombies - both from director John Gilling - are part of the joint restoration project between Studiocanal and Hammer Films.

Both films were scanned and restored in 2k then mastered for Blu-ray, and both feature brand new half-hour documentaries directed by official Hammer historian Marcus Hearn, featuring interviews with original cast and crew, critic Jonathan Rigby, broadcaster Mark Gatiss, as well as experts on Bray studios (Wayne Kinsey) and Hammer’s music (Professor David Huckvale).

Pricedemon comparison links: The Reptile | The Plague of the Zombies

The Reptile extras:
  • World of Hammer episode “Wicked Women”
  • Brand new featurette “The Serpents Tale”
  • Restoration comparison
  • Restored trailer

The Plague of the Zombies extras:
  • World of Hammer episode “Mummies, Werewolves And The Living Dead”
  • Brand new featurette: ‘Raising The Dead’
  • Restoration comparison
  • Restored trailer

The Plague of the Zombies new restored print will also receive national theatrical screenings via the Made in Britain film season in June.

Artwork below followed by some stills from each film. Please note these still are provided for promotional purposes by Studiocanal with no additional information provided. Due to the resolution of 1920x1080 (click-through to see the full-size untouched versions) we suspect they are Blu-ray screen grabs but this is not confirmed! Also note the original file sizes are fairly low so they may not be the best representation of the final product.

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About Dave Foster
Dave has been loitering the virtual halls of TDF for a decade now and the majority of that time has been spent as Editor of the Home Cinema section (formerly DVDTimes). He doesn't contribute reviews anywhere near as much as he once did (or indeed would like to) but when he does it will invariably be something in the anime or Asian film area.


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