The Ultimate Hammer Collection in October
Optimum Home Entertainment have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of The Ultimate Hammer Collection for 30th October 2006 priced at £149.99. From the vaults of the legendary Hammer production house come these 21 classic films, the cream of Hammer’s Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy productions, featuring iconic performances from Vincent Price, Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee among a host of others. This box-set also includes “The Nanny”, a Hammer classic never before seen on UK DVD starring the legendary Bette Davies.
The Extras: Included in the set are audio commentaries, trailers, interviews and the full-length documentary “To the Devil…the Death of Hammer”.
The box-set includes six audio commentaries, which include contributions from the following:
Roy Ward Baker – The veteran director made seven films for Hammer between 1967 and 1973, as well as an episode of the company’s television series Journey to the Unknown. He appears on the commentary for Scars of Dracula.
Christopher Lee – Although they were never a double act, Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee are indelibly linked to the studio that made them international stars. Lee appears on the commentary for Scars of Dracula.
Jimmy Sangster – Writer, producer and director, Jimmy Sangster was one of the original architects of Hammer horror. He wrote The Curse of Frankenstein in 1957 and saw 15 subsequent scripts filmed by the company. He appears on the commentaries for The Nanny, The Horror of Frankenstein and Fear in the Night.
Peter Sykes – Peter Sykes’ relatively brief directing career included two Hammer films, both of which are featured in this box set. He appears on the commentary for Demons of the Mind and in the documentary that accompanies To The Devil A Daughter.