Thursday, April 03, 2008

Upcoming Hammer DVD News

As you may know, we're big Hammer Film fans here in Kaijuville. Most of the popular titles have already been released on DVD, some still in print and some not.

Sony, like Warner and Universal, is releasing a box of Hammer movies. This time it's a 2-disc set they're calling Icons of Adventure, including 4 historical adventure films originally released by Columbia Pictures. The titles are Stranglers of Bombay (1960), directed by Terence Fisher, Terror of the Tongs (1961), Pirates of Blood River (1962), and Devil Ship Pirates (1964). Christopher Lee stars in the last three. They may have aired on local TV at some point, but I've never seen any of these. Screenwriter Jimmy Sangster provides three audio commentaries and there should be some other extras. It's due on June 10th.

Fox is also releasing The Nanny starring Bette Davis next week. That's another one I haven't seen but I'm more excited about the adventure films.

I'll update the Hammer DVD list accordingly.

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