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29th August 2012 16:51:00
Posted by Dave Foster

The Curse of Frankenstein in October

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Lionsgate have announced the UK Double Play release of The Curse of Frankenstein on 15 October 2012. Working with Hammer and Icon Film Distribution, Lionsgate will release Terence Fisher's gothic classic fully restored in high definition and for the first time in its original "Academy" ratio of 1.37:1.

Available 15th October in the UK & Ireland on 3-disc Double Play, the pack comprises1 x Blu-ray and 2 x DVD and includes the infamous "eyeball" scene, which was originally censored but has now been fully restored. As well as an alternate version of the feature at the widescreen ratio of 1.66:1, the release also includes brand new documentaries and commentary track, multiple bonus extras and a stills show.

Disc 1: Blu-ray
  • HD Main Feature – Never before released “Academy” ratio 1.37:1 – 83 mins – DTS MA 2.0
  • HD The Curse Of Frankenstein (1.66:1 version) – alternate aspect ratio – 83mins – DTS MA 2.0
  • New audio commentary with Marcus Hearn & Jonathan Rigby
  • Frankenstein Reborn: The Making Of A Hammer Classic (new & exclusive)
  • Life With Sir (new & exclusive Peter Cushing documentary)
  • Four Sided Triangle (bonus feature film) 80 mins
  • Tales Of Frankenstein (bonus TV pilot) 25 mins
  • World Of Hammer: The Curse Of Frankenstein 25 mins
  • Stills show
  • English HOH subtitles for Main Feature

Disc 2: DVD
  • Main Feature – Never before released “Academy” ratio 1.37:1 – 83 mins – DD 2.0 – English HOH subtitles
  • The Curse of Frankenstein (1.66:1 version) – alternate aspect ratio – 83mins - DD 2.0
  • New audio commentary with Marcus Hearn & Jonathan Rigby

Disc 3: DVD
  • Frankenstein Reborn: The Making Of A Hammer Classic (new & exclusive)
  • Life With Sir (new & exclusive Peter Cushing documentary)
  • Four Sided Triangle (bonus feature film) 80 mins
  • Tales Of Frankenstein (bonus TV pilot) 25 mins
  • World Of Hammer: The Curse Of Frankenstein 25 mins
  • Stills show
  • PDF all-new booklet “The Creator’s Spark: Hammer’s Frankenstein Begins” with text by Hammer archivist Robert J. E. Simpson

The discs are listed as Region B/2.

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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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