MANIAC (Michael Carreras, 1963) THE GORGON (Terence Fisher, 1964) THE CURSE OF THE MUMMY'S TOMB (Michael Carreras, 1964) FANATIC (Silvio Narizzano, 1965) Release date: 30 October 2017 (OOP date: March 2020) Limited Blu-ray Edition (UK Blu-ray premieres)
Four classics from Hammer, each presented on Blu-ray for the very first time in the UK. Whether it's a madman brandishing a welding torch, a mythical monster whose looks can kill, an ancient royal with diabolical powers, or a mad woman wielding a pair of scissors, this set has something to unease everybody. Containing a wealth of new and exclusive extra features – including title-specific documentaries, cast and crew interviews, expert appreciations, introductions and more – this stunning Blu-ray-only Limited Edition box set is published in a horribly limited, numbered edition of 6,000 units.
INDICATOR LIMITED BLU-RAY EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES: • HD restorations of all four films • Original Mono audio • New title-specific documentaries exploring aspects of each film: White-Hot Terror: Inside ‘Maniac’ / Heart of Stone: Inside ‘The Gorgon’ / Blood and Bandages: Inside ‘The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb’ / House of Horror: Inside ‘Fanatic’ • Hammer’s Women: Nadia Gray (2017): horror film expert Lindsay Anne Hallam looks at the fascinating life and work of the Romanian stage and screen actor • Focus Puller Trevor Wrenn and Clapper Loader Ray Andrew on ‘Maniac’ (2017): original crew members share their memories of working on the film • The Gorgon audio commentary with Daughters of Darkness’ Samm Deighan and Kat Ellinger (2017) • The Gorgon introduction by actor and filmmaker Matthew Holness (2017) • Hammer’s Women: Barbara Shelley (2017): academic and author Patricia MacCormack examines the life and career of ‘the first leading lady of British horror’ • 'The Gorgon' Comic-Strip Adaptation: Goodall, Goring & Coyas’ 1977 comic strip, originally published in House of Hammer magazine • Hammer’s Women: Jeanne Roland (2017): Diabolique magazine’s editor-in-chief Kat Ellinger offers an appreciation of the Burmese-born actor’s short career • Interview with Michael McStay (2017): the British film and TV actor looks back at his time working for Hammer • The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb Super 8 Version: original cut-down home cinema presentation • Hammer’s Women: Tallulah Bankhead (2017): Kat Ellinger explores the life and work of the inimitable star of stage and screen • David Huckvale on Wilfred Josephs (2017): an appreciation of the composer’s work by the author of Hammer Film Scores and the Musical Avant-Garde • Fanatical Detail (2017): continuity supervisor Renée Glynne and second assistant director Stuart Black recall the making of Fanatic • Matthew Lombardo on Tallulah Bankhead and ‘Fanatic’ (2017): the acclaimed playwright discusses his play Looped and his fascination with Tallulah Bankhead • Die! Die! My Darling!: alternative presentation of Fanatic with the US title sequence • Original trailers • Extensive image galleries with promotional and on-set photography, original lobby cards and poster art • Four box set exclusive booklets with new essays by Kim Newman, Marcus Hearn, Kat Ellinger and Jo Botting, archival interviews, contemporary reviews, and full film credits • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing • World premiere Blu-rays of Maniac and Fanatic • UK premieres on Blu-ray of The Gorgon and The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb • Limited edition box set of 6,000 copies
#PHILTD054 BBFC cert: 15 REGION FREE EAN: 5037899071274