Hammer Horror Box Sets this October

Warner Home Video have announced the release of two Hammer Horror Box Sets for 21st October 2002. Each set will be stylishly packaged as a stunning all-new foldout Digi-box design and will contain artcards featuring the original poster artwork.

Hammer Horror Originals Box Set - £29.99 RRP

The Curse of Frankenstein

The first-ever foray into horror for the infamous Hammer studios, The Curse of Frankenstein - the scientist obsessed with the creation of life.

Following his partner's denouncement of their research into the secret of life, the monstrous Frankenstein becomes more and more obsessed with the sinister experiments. Drawn deeper into madness by his dark work, Frankenstein decides to create a man who is a superior being. Committing unimaginable horrors to complete the experiment, Frankenstein has to face the consequences of playing god when the monster awakes…

SPECIAL FEATURES - Theatrical Trailer
1957, Colour, 80mins, Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1, Mono Sound

Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing, Britain's premier masters of the macabre, bring Dracula to vivid, full-colour death in this retelling of Bram Stoker's spellbinding vampire tale. Dracula (Lee), a centuries-old nobleman damned to an eternal half-life, travels from his native Transylvania to London. In the lurid nightlife of his adopted city, he finds new victims. He also finds Dr. Van Helsing (Cushing), a scientist who becomes the count's impeccable foe in a deadly game of bat-and-mouse.

The dread is here - and so are the power and pathos that made this a genre landmark that helped England's Hammer Productions usher in a new era of screen chills from classic evildoers. So lock the door, turn on the lights, get a tight grip on the armchair and tremble through that era again. Unleash the horror.

SPECIAL FEATURES - Theatrical Trailer
1958, Colour, 79mins, Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1, Mono Sound

The Mummy
Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee star in this stylish Hammer Horror directed by Terence Fisher.

Egypt, 1895: An archaeological expedition, led by Stephen Banning (Felix Aylmer) and his son John (Peter Cushing) discover the 4000-year-old tomb of Princess Ananka. Ignoring warnings from a mysterious Egyptian that "He who robs the graves of Egypt dies" they enter the tomb. Whilst alone in the tomb, Stephen Banning finds and reads the ancient 'Scroll of Life' and suddenly suffers a breakdown.

England 1898. John Banning visits his father confined to a nursing home since his return from Egypt and is warned that a 'living mummy' guarded the tomb of Ananka and will avenge those who desecrate it's Princess's tomb. Unknown to the Bannings, Mehemet Bey has transported the mummy (Christopher Lee) to England and revives it using the 'Scroll of Life'. That night, Stephen Banning, is brutally murdered by the mummy. When his uncle suffers the same fate, John Banning realises that his life is now in danger. He also discovers that his wife Isobel will be confronted by the 4000 year-old mummy as it embarks on a night of terror and murderous retribution...

SPECIAL FEATURES - Theatrical Trailer
1959, Colour, 85mins, Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1, Mono Sound

Hammer Horror Selection Box Set - £49.99 RRP

The Devil Rides Out

This thrilling screen adaptation of Dennis Wheatley's classic novel centres on the age-old battle between the forces of good and evil. Employing ancient rituals, a group of Satanists invoke the powers of darkness for personal gain, risking very souls to do so. All those involved become increasingly ensnared by the malevolent presence they have summoned. Learning of a friend's involvement, the Duke de Richeleau enters the fray as champion for the Powers of Light.

Accompanied by his three friends, Rex Van Ryn, Simon Aron and Richard Eaton, the Duke takes the battle to the enemy …the very Devil himself!

SPECIAL FEATURES - Theatrical Trailer
1968,Colour, 91mins, Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1, Audio: Mono,

The Horror of Frankenstein
On the sudden death of his father, young Victor Frankenstein (Ralph Bates) inherits his title, his castle and his comely and very accommodating housemaid, Alys (Kate O'Mara). Victor decides to leave college and return home, where he can carry out scientific experiments of which his teachers would never approve…

With the aid of a rave-robber, Victor collects the parts he requires for his greatest experiment yet - the construction of a human being! As the struggle to keep his experiments secret becomes harder, the body count mounts up - and the monster is not yet complete!

SPECIAL FEATURES - Theatrical Trailer
1970, Colour, 92mins, Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1, Audio: Mono,

Scars of Dracula

When two innocent victims discover the blood drained corpse of a missing friend in Dracula's castle necropolis, the flesh-creeping horror begins. Christopher Lee, the definitive Count Dracula to British film fans, portrays both the creature's essential power and evil and his sexual and magnetic appeal, in a script that stems directly from the original Bram Stoker novel.

SPECIAL FEATURES - Theatrical Trailer
1970, Colour, 91mins, Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1, Audio: Mono,

Lust For A Vampire
A distinctive portrayal of the post-sixties vampire eroticism which developed in the search for alternatives to the archetypal Count Dracula figure.

When the fascinating and fatal Mircalla Karnstein enrolls at an exclusive girls' finishing school in Transylvania, English teacher Richard Lestrange is among those who fall victim to her striking and sensual beauty. As he risks his life to save her from the terrified villagers he must first save himself from her lethal kiss.

SPECIAL FEATURES - Theatrical Trailer
1971, Colour, 91mins, Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1, Audio: Mono

Blood From The Mummy's Tomb

The evil begins when professor Julian Fuchs (Andrew Keir) and his expedition team, discover in Egypt, after years of quest, the tomb of Queen Tera (Valerie Leon). The Queen is a beautiful creature, naked save for the tapestry of wonderful jewels that decorate her body. Legend suggests that Egyptian priests murdered Tera, Queen of Darkness, and that she has mysterious powers from beyond the grave…

The opening of the tomb has a strange effect on Fuchs and his team. Are they aware of the powers they are unleashing when they return to England with the mummy and the strange artefacts found in the tomb?

SPECIAL FEATURES - Theatrical Trailer
1971, Colour, 89mins, Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1, Audio: Mono

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