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This review is from: The Ultimate Hammer Collection [DVD] (DVD)Ok so it would have been good to get ALL the Hammer Dracula, Frankenstein and the Mummy films here but we haven't.
What we do have is a great cross-section of the studio's movies. Some OK like The Viking Queen and The Vengeance of She, some great Plague of the Zombies, The Reptile, and some truly superb She, Dracula Prince of Darkness, Quatermass and the Pit. There are no real stinkers here... SORRY I wrote this before I watched Prehistoric Women again....ouch!
The only down side with boxes like this is that we all have different ideas of our favourite movies. Personally I would have left out a few thrillers and put in more horror, although some of these movies I have not seen for well over a decade so may grow on me after a few viewings.
I would have liked The Gorgon and Creatures The World Forgot but there will, no doubt, be filler box sets to follow.
There's a few documentaries which add extra information and are a welcome addition.
It is by no means THE definitive Hammer collection although it could be just that to a few people.
As so many horror box sets are being released what I need now are the Universal Mummy series, Christopher Lee's Fu Manchu movies and the Paul Naschy Werewolf movies, any studio executives out there reading these comments?
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Initial post: 23 Feb 2011 22:21:26 GMT
The universal mummy set is available on R1, as are all the major monster series..
In reply to an earlier post on 24 Feb 2011 18:23:00 GMT
I. R. Kerr says:
Since I wrote that in 2006 I have got all the great Universal monster series in the brilliant Monster Legacy set which had the small horror icon busts and is now being touted at daft prices. The Monster Legacy [DVD]
I'd still like a Paul Naschy werewolf box-set though.
Posted on 11 Oct 2013 22:42:58 BDT
ERNIE D'Ascenzo says:
at 80 quid you was robbed lol
In reply to an earlier post on 12 Oct 2013 08:22:23 BDT
Last edited by the author on 25 Oct 2013 10:16:13 BDT
I. R. Kerr says:
Don't I know it now, but back then I was in a far better paid job and the price seemed ok at that time. At £30 it's a far better deal.
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