- Rated: Unrated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 40 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: October 5, 2004
- Originally Released: 1994
- Label: Image Entertainment
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Great Britain's Hammer Studios was responsible for singlehandedly transforming the horror genre into the more graphic mode that it is today with its Frankenstein and Dracula films. Beginning in 1957 with THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN, the studio made a profitable move toward fantasy, horror, and sci-fi that brought it to an international audience and created a seminal trend in moviemaking. This well-made documentary uses clips from famous Hammer films interspersed with interviews with stars, including Hazel Court, Ingrid Pitt, Raquel Welch, Jimmy Sangster, and Val Court, among many others. The film is narrated by Frankenstein/ Dracula veterans Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee, tracing the rise and fall of one of the most notorious studios is movie history.
Description by Image Entertainment:
Explore the most legendary horror studio of all time with this fascinating, frightening journey hosted by terror titans Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. England's most successful independent film company, the "fear factory" of Hammer Studios, has a history filled with feuds, censorship battles and streaks of luck both good and bad. Now the legacy of horror returns, featuring interviews with such Hammer legends as Raquel Welch, Veronica Carlson, Caroline Munro, Ingrid Pitt, Jimmy Sangster, Hazel Court, Martine Beswicke, Freddie Francis, Val Guest and Ray Harryhausen. Plus you'll be treated to behind-the-scenes home movies and nonstop shock scenes from over 40 classic films, including Horror of Dracula, Curse of Frankenstein, The Devil Rides Out, Curse of the Werewolf and many more! It's the definitive study of one of the greatest names in horror!
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