This is a double-disc set that is made with love and enthusiasm. If you want lots of behind-the-scenes clips and sequences from the films to illustrate the copious interviews, then this won`t be for you. It`s a very low-budget documentary that uses public domain theatrical trailers of vintage quality, and the sound and picture quality of the interviews probably would not be considered of broadcast standard...but we get to hear the stories and anecdotes of those both in-front of and behind the camera that I have not heard before. Producer/director (and presenter!) Derek Pykett knows his subject well and gets the most out of everyone he interviews, and virtually every aspect of the films is touched in some way.
The extras are gold themselves - two interviews with the wonderful Peter Cushing - and it is clear that nobody has anything but the utmost love, respect and enthusiasm for him. Which is echoed in Derek Pykett`s documentary on the little brother of Hammer, Amicus Films.