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When movies were about story and performance - not flashy, soulless CGI!
on 17 May 2014
One of my fondest memories, as a child in the 1970's, was staying up late on a Friday night, with my family, to watch the horror double-bill. This usually consisted of an old b&w Universal film and a colour Hammer film. Great times sadly gone.
I love this version of The Hound Of The Baskervilles (along with the Basil Rathbone one). I find it sad that critics always deride Hammer movies. Some were awful admittedly, but when they were good they couldn't be beaten. I'm still waiting for a superior interpretation of Dracula!
I've removed one star for the quality of the picture and sound. They haven't remastered either and it suffers for it. There is still a lot of dirt/scratches on the print and the sound is very quiet. If you increase the volume too much the sound becomes distorted.
Hopefully, one day, these old movies will be treated with the respect they truly deserve and a remastered edition will be made available.
So, turn off your mobile phone (the scourge of the modern age), pour yourself a glass of your favourite tipple, sit back and soak up the chilling ambience of a classic Hammer movie. Better than all that CGI nonsense currently playing at your local multiplex!