THE CAMP ON BLOOD ISLAND (Val Guest, 1958) YESTERDAY’S ENEMY (Val Guest, 1959) THE STRANGLERS OF BOMBAY (Terence Fisher, 1959) THE TERROR OF THE TONGS (Anthony Bushell, 1961)
Release date: 23 July 2018(OOP date: 5 February 2021) Limited Edition Blu-ray (World premieres on Blu-ray)
Four classic and controversial works from the vaults of Hammer Films, all released on Blu-ray for the very first time. Containing a wealth of new and archival extra features - including exclusive new documentaries and appreciations, new interviews with actors and crew members, archival audio commentaries, and extensive booklets - this collection is strictly limited to 6,000 numbered units.
INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES • High Definition restorations of all four films • Original mono audio • New and exclusive title-specific documentaries featuring interviews with film historians Jonathan Rigby and Alan Barnes, produced and directed by Hammer expert Marcus Hearn • The Camp on Blood Island audio commentary with Hammer icon Barbara Shelley and author Stephen Laws • The Stranglers of Bombay audio commentary with screenwriter David Z Goodman • The Terror of the Tongs audio commentary with writer Jimmy Sangster, assistant editor Chris Barne and film historian Marcus Hearn • The Guardian Interview with Val Guest (2005): archival audio recording of the celebrated filmmaker in conversation with Jonathan Rigby at London’s National Film Theatre • Introductions to Yesterday’s Enemy and The Terror of the Tongs by acclaimed horror author Stephen Laws • New and exclusive interviews with script supervisor Renée Glynne (The Camp on Blood Island), third assistant director Hugh Harlow (Yesterday’s Enemy), props master Peter Allchorne (Yesterday’s Enemy) and assistant costume designer Yvonne Blake (The Terror of the Tongs) • ‘The Stranglers of Bombay’ and the Censor (2018): ex-BBFC examiner Richard Falcon discusses the film's history with the Board • David Huckvale on James Bernard (2018): a new appreciation of the renowned composer by the author of Hammer Film Scores and the Musical Avant-Garde • Steve Chibnall on Val Guest (2018): a new appreciation of the great British director by the author of British Horror Cinema • Hammer’s Women: Mary Merrall (2018): Diabolique magazine’s editor-in-chief Kat Ellinger explores the life and career of the prolific English film, stage and television actress • Hammer’s Women: Edwina Carroll (2018): critic and author Becky Booth on the popular Burmese-born film and television actress • Hammer’s Women: Jan Holden (2018): Dr Colette Balmain looks at the life and career of the popular actress and comedienne • Hammer’s Women: Yvonne Monlaur (2018): British cinema expert Dr Laura Mayne discusses the career of the prolific English film, stage and television actress • Original theatrical trailers • The Stranglers of Bombay trailer commentary (2013): a short critical appreciation by Brian Trenchard-Smith • Image galleries: promotional photography, poster art and marketing materials • Limited Edition Box Set exclusive booklets for each film with new essays by Kim Newman, Neil Mitchell, James Oliver and Samm Deighan, historic articles and interviews, archival materials, contemporary reviews, and film credits • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing • World premieres on Blu-ray • Limited edition of 6,000 numbered units
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