Classic horror box sets from Warner
Warner Home Video have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of two horror themed DVD box sets for 20th October 2003. Six films from the undisputed masters of the genre are gathered together for the first time on Hammer Horror Resurrected, priced £59.99 RRP. There's also the three-disc box set Horror Classics, available for just £29.99 RRP.
Featuring horror legends Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Vincent Price and Barbara Shelly, these two great value box sets are guaranteed to have you cowering behind the sofa and going to bed with the lights on for weeks to come. These stunningly packaged fold-out digi-boxes are the perfect accompaniment to your horror collection following the release of the Hammer Horror Originals and Hammer Horror Selection in 2002.
Rasputin the Mad Monk - Christopher Lee gives a stellar performance as the mad monk Rasputin in Hammer's finest pseudo-historical epic. After his ejection from his monastery for drunken behaviour, Rasputin decides to try his luck in St Petersburg. His apparent healing powers soon allow him to gain influence at the court of the Tsar, but with his rise to power come many enemies who wish to see him dead.
87 mins; Colour; Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1; Audio: mono.
Frankenstein created Woman - When he captures the soul of a recently executed man, Baron Frankenstein is finally able to give the spark of life to the body of a young woman he is keeping at his castle. With memories of his wrongful execution still intact, the woman embarks on a killing spree to gain revenge on those who falsely accused him. Peter Cushing stars.
87 mins; Colour; Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1; Audio: mono.
The Vengeance of She - Carol, a beautiful young girl, is taken over by the spirit of Ayesha, queen of the lost city of Kuma. An eccentric millionaire gives Carol refuge, unaware that she brings the dark shadow of death to everything she touches. Sequel to the Ursula Andress vehicle She.
97 mins; Colour; Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1; Audio: mono.
The PLague of Zombies - A strange epidemic hits the workers of a small village in Cornwall, much to the consternation of the local doctor who enlists the help of an eminent professor. Their worst fears are confirmed when the dead are seen to live again as zombies! But who is the master that these nightmares of the undead serve? Hammer's only foray into the zombie genre is a horror classic.
86 mins; Colour; Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1; Audio: mono.
Quartermass and the Pit - While digging a new Underground line in London a construction crew discovers human remains, followed by what they take to be a World War II German bomb. Upon closer examination the "bomb" contains a dead locust-like creature and appears to be not of this earth! Stars Andrew Keir and Barbara Shelly.
94 mins; Colour; Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1; Audio: mono.
To the Devil a Daughter - Christopher Lee plays a defrocked, devil-worshipping Catholic priest who convinces a man to sign over the soul of his daughter Catherine, so that she will become the devil's representative on earth on her eighteenth birthday. As that days draws near the two men become locked in a deadly battle over the possession of the young innocent's soul. Based on Dennis Wheatley's powerful best seller.
89 mins; Colour; Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1; Audio: mono.
Masque of the Red Death - With Europe in the midst of a deadly plague, sadistic Prince Prospero (Vincent Price) hosts a lavish masque ball for devil worshippers in the sanctuary of his castle. Amid the debauched, wanton revelry there enters an uninvited guest clad in red- death! From cult director Roger Corman's adaptation of the story by Edgar Allan Poe.
85 mins; Colour; Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1; Audio: mono.
Night of the Eagle - Norman Taylor is a university lecturer who is hated by his colleagues when rumours circulate that he is in line for a major promotion. As if that wasn't bad enough, he discovers that his wife has been practising witchcraft! He insists that she destroy her magical charms, refusing her insistence that her intervention is necessary to protect his career and indeed his life from his jealous fellow lecturers.
49 mins; Colour; Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1; Audio: mono.
Zoltan Hound of Dracula - As the result of a bizarre find during an excavation in Romania, Russian soldiers bring back to life the Hound of Dracula. The evil beast travels to Los Angeles determined to locate the last descendants of the deadly Count's family.
84 mins; Colour; Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1; Audio: mono.