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ROBIN HOOD AT HAMMER: TWO TALES FROM SHERWOOD FOREST - LE
ROBIN HOOD AT HAMMER: TWO TALES FROM SHERWOOD FOREST - LE

ROBIN HOOD AT HAMMER: TWO TALES FROM SHERWOOD FOREST - LE

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SWORD OF SHERWOOD FOREST (Terence Fisher, 1960)
A CHALLENGE FOR ROBIN HOOD (C M Pennington-Richards, 1967)

Release date: 12 September 2022
Limited Edition Blu-ray (UK and World Blu-ray premieres)

Britain’s best-loved outlaw gets the Hammer treatment in Robin Hood at Hammer: Two Tales from Sherwood Forest.

For 1960’s Sword of Sherwood Forest, Richard Greene (The Blood of Fu Manchu, The Castle of Fu Manchu) reprises the role he made famous in the classic television series The Adventures of Robin Hood. Directed by Terence Fisher (The Gorgon, The Revenge of Frankenstein), and starring Peter Cushing (The Devil’s Men, Corruption) as the dastardly Sheriff of Nottingham, the film sees Robin Hood thwart a plot to assassinate the Archbishop of Canterbury (Jack Gwillm, Jason and the Argonauts, The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb). The film also boasts an uncredited early role for Oliver Reed (The System, The Damned).

In 1967’s A Challenge for Robin Hood, Barrie Ingham (The Day of the Jackal) dons the Lincoln green as he and his merrie men hide out in Sherwood Forest after his cousin (Peter Blythe, Frankenstein Created Woman) frames him for murder. This action-packed adventure features acting support from Gay Hamilton (Barry Lyndon, The Duellists) and Leon Greene (Adventures of a Private Eye, Adventures of a Plumber’s Mate).

This 2-disc Limited Edition set contains a double-sided poster, an 80-page book, and extensive new and archival extra features, including the much-loved Children’s Film Foundation film Robin Hood Junior (1975), starring Keith Chegwin (Multi-Coloured Swap Shop, Cheggers Plays Pop) as the diminutive hero.

INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION 2 x BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES

SWORD OF SHERWOOD FOREST

  • High Definition remaster
  • Original mono audio
  • Audio commentary with writers and film experts Barry Forshaw and Kim Newman (2022)
  • Interview with Terence Fisher (1967, 76 mins): the legendary director reflects on his work with Hammer in this rare archival audio recording
  • The BEHP Interview with Sidney Cole (1987, 80 mins): career-spanning audio interview, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring the celebrated editor, writer and producer in conversation with Alan Lawson, Arthur Graham, and Rodney Giesler
  • Play It Again: Richard Greene (1981, 23 mins): film and television’s celebrated Robin Hood chats with Tony Bilbow about his favourite silver-screen moments
  • Merry Memories (2022, 4 mins): actor Dennis Lotis fondly recalls his time making the film
  • All in a Quiver (2022, 7 mins): continuity supervisor Pauline Wise remembers her big break at Hammer
  • Riding Through the Glen (2022, 29 mins): Jonathan Rigby, author of English Gothic: A Century of Horror Cinema 1897–2015, examines the production of Hammer’s second Robin Hood adventure, and considers its enduring appeal
  • A Hero’s Fanfare (2022, 23 mins): appreciation of Alun Hoddinott’s score by David Huckvale, author of Hammer Film Scores and the Musical Avant-Garde
  • Isolated music & effects track
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • UK premiere on Blu-ray


A CHALLENGE TO ROBIN HOOD

  • High Definition remaster
  • Original mono audio
  • Audio commentary with film historians Kevin Lyons and Jonathan Rigby (2022)
  • The John Player Lecture: The Hammer Forum (1971, 61 mins): onstage discussion chaired by John Russell Taylor, with contributions from noted Hammer luminaries Michael Carreras, Peter Cushing, Terence Fisher, James Needs, Anthony Nelson-Keys, and Jimmy Sangster
  • The BEHP Interview with C M Pennington-Richards (1990, 96 mins): archival audio recording, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring the veteran cinematographer and director in conversation with Alan Lawson and Colin Moffat
  • An Excuse for Action (2022, 12 mins): actor John Gugolka remembers making the film at Pinewood and on location
  • Sherwood on Screen (2022, 25 mins): author and critic Kim Newman surveys the many cinematic portrayals of the world-famous English outlaw
  • Songs from the Hood (2022, 12 mins): appreciation of Gary Hughes’ score by David Huckvale, author of Hammer Film Scores and the Musical Avant-Garde
  • Robin Hood Junior (1975, 61 mins): Children’s Film Foundation adventure yarn, starring actor and television presenter Keith Chegwin as the young outlaw
  • Audio commentary with film historian Vic Pratt on Robin Hood Junior (2022)
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • World premiere on Blu-ray
  • Limited edition exclusive 80-page book with a new essay by Frank Collins, an article on Richard Greene, archival materials, contemporary reviews, and film credits
  • Limited edition exclusive poster
  • Limited edition of 5,000 individually numbered units for the UK


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BBFC cert: PG
REGION B
EAN: 5060697922349