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(Don Chaffey, 1971) Release date: 25 July 2022 Limited Edition Blu-ray
SEE prehistoric love rites! SEE primitive chieftains duel in naked fury! SEE the young lovers sacrificed! SEE staked girl menaced by giant python!
Following the enormous success of One Million Years B.C. in 1965, Hammer embarked on a series of prehistoric adventures over the next five years, concluding with Creatures the World Forgot. Directed by Don Chaffey – previously responsible for One Million Years B.C., not to mention the Ray Harryhausen classic Jason and the Argonauts – the film swapped dinosaurs for more adult content, starred former Miss Norway and ex-Bond girl Julie Ege (On Her Majesty’s Secret Service), and earned itself an ‘X’ certificate in the process. Even today, it still rates an ‘18’ from the BBFC.
INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES
High Definition remaster
Original mono audio
Audio commentary with filmmaker Sean Hogan and author and critic Kim Newman (2022)
Hammer’s Women: Julie Ege (2022, 7 mins): profile of the Norwegian model and actor by academic Rachel Knightley
Signs of Change (2022, 25 mins): Jonathan Rigby, author of English Gothic: A Century of Horror Cinema 1897–2015 revisits Hammer’s classic adventure film
Primitive Rites (2022, 26 mins): appreciation of Mario Nascimbene’s score by David Huckvale, author of Hammer Film Scores and the Musical Avant-Garde
Original theatrical trailer
Image galleries: promotional and publicity material
Three Children’s Film Foundation productions directed by Don Chaffey: Skid Kids (1953, 49 mins): story about a group of young cyclists; A Good Pull-Up (1953, 18 mins): Dickie Duffle, played by Peter Butterworth, gets himself into trouble at a workers’ café; Watch Out! (1953, 18 mins): further escapades of Dickie Duffle as he causes chaos in a film studio
Audio commentaries with film historian Vic Pratt on Skid Kids, A Good Pull-Up and Watch Out! (2022)
New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing on all films
Limited edition exclusive 80-page book with a new essay by Julian Upton, profiles of Julie Ege, Don Chaffey and writer-producer Michael Carreras, an archival interview with Hammer’s financial wizard Roy Skeggs, extracts from the film’s pressbook, an overview of contemporary critical responses, Jeff Billington on Chaffey’s films for the CFF, and film credits
Limited edition exclusive set of five replica production stills
UK premiere on Blu-ray
Limited edition of 6,000 individually numbered units for the UK
#PHILTD269 BBFC cert: 18 REGION B EAN: 5060697922332