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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing collection of good old Hammerfilms, 9 Jan 2006
This review is from: Hammer Horror Series [DVD] [1964] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)
The little Hammer studio very often had to look for partners overseas to produce their amazing pictures. While other big Film studios like Warner and MGM released “their” Hammer films some time ago on DVD it seems that these eight (European!) movies rested for ages in the vaults of the Universal studios in LA. It was impossible to get them here in Austria for a very long time. So although I have to have a multi region DVD player and a NTSC compatible TV and despite the quite high costs for transport and customs duty I am very glad that this collection finally came out because this here is great stuff from the house of Hammer!
There are two double-sided DVDs with these movies;
The Brides of Dracula starring Peter Cushing
The Curse of the Werewolf starring Oliver Reed
Phantom of the Opera starring Herbert Lom
Paranoiac starring Oliver Reed
The Kiss of the Vampire starring Clifford Evans
Nightmare starring Jennie Linden
Night creatures starring Peter Cushing
The evil of Frankenstein starring (of course) Peter Cushing
No extras like trailers or audio commentary (which is a bit of a shame)
Only “Phantom of the Opera” was kind of a disappointment for me. Herbert Lom is a great and powerful actor and Terence Fisher was one of Hammers best directors but for me this film still is a boring and unconvincing version of the story by Gaston Leroux.
All the other movies are very good and highly enjoyable especially the three with the great Peter Cushing (who is absolutely adorable in “Night creatures”) and of course the films with the young Oliver Reed. “The Curse of the Werewolf” alone is reason enough to buy this DVDs.
Every fan of Hammer, Peter Cushing and good old Gothic Horror should buy this collection. It is really great entertainment!
Just buy it and see for yourself!
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Initial post: 19 Oct 2010 09:12:06 BDT
A. W. Wilson says:
Can I use this oportunity to thank "Teenage Werewolf" and others for listing the films! I have commented on this before. Can Amazon (who I love and respect) not list films where the title don't appear on the packaging?

Posted on 1 Oct 2011 23:53:50 BDT
Spike Owen says:
I second what A Wilson has said, thanks muchly for listing the films

Spike

Posted on 2 Sep 2012 12:33:46 BDT
I certainly support the other comments on this. Amazon is excellent in many respects, but the lack of information for box set episodes and film listings is very frustrating at times. I'm always grateful to those who take the time to list details for us in the comments.

Posted on 18 Sep 2013 19:04:57 BDT
croaksnooze says:
Well howled, Teenage Werewolf! True, trailers would've been welcome, but the superlative picture quality and proper aspect ratio (as far as I can gather) make this luridly lovely collection an essential possession - and it's still the winner in 2013.
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