THE REVENGE OF FRANKENSTEIN - BD

THE REVENGE OF FRANKENSTEIN - BD

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(Terence Fisher, 1958)
Release date: 19 July 2021
Standard Edition Blu-ray

One of Hammer’s most enduring and successful releases, 1958’s The Revenge of Frankenstein was a swift sequel to The Curse of Frankenstein, their box-office smash of the year before. It ushered in Hammer’s most commercially lucrative period, and secured their new-found reputation as purveyors of gruesome Gothic horror.

Expertly and ingeniously re-working the classic tale, Jimmy Sangster’s script sees the titular doctor continue his grisly experiments under a new guise in a pauper’s hospital. Peter Cushing, in sparkling form, clearly relishes the role of Dr Frankenstein – creating an enduring anti-hero that would come to define both Hammer’s, and his own, on-screen personas.
 

INDICATOR BLU-RAY EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES

  • 4K restoration 
  • Original mono audio 
  • Audio commentary with film historians Marcus Hearn and Jonathan Rigby (2019)
  • Audio commentary with horror and fantasy authors Stephen Jones and Kim Newman
  • Back from the Dead: Inside ‘The Revenge of Frankenstein’ (2019, 20 mins): exclusive documentary featuring Alan Barnes, Kevin Lyons and Jonathan Rigby, exploring aspects of the film’s production
  • A Frankenstein for the 20th Century (2019, 27 mins): video essay by film historian Kat Ellinger and editor Dima Ballin
  • Hammer’s Women: Eunice Gayson (2019, 8 mins): profile of the Hammer star by film historian Pamela Hutchinson
  • Arpeggios of Melancholy (2019, 13 mins): appreciation of composer Leonard Salzedo’s score by David Huckvale, the author of Hammer Film Scores and the Musical Avant-Garde
  • Outtakes reel (1958, 12 mins, mute): rare, unseen on-set footage
  • Super 8 version (8 mins, b&w, mute): cut-down home cinema presentation 
  • Original theatrical trailer 
  • Joe Dante trailer commentary (2013, 3 mins): short critical appreciation 
  • Image gallery: extensive promotional and on-set photography, poster art and marketing materials
  • New and improved subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
     

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BBFC cert: 12      
REGION FREE
EAN: 5060697921649