Two ultimate Hammer Horror classics, The Mummy and Frankenstein and The Monster From Hell, starring British acting royalty, the legendary Peter Cushing in both films and other greats including Christopher Lee and Patrick Troughton are set to receive special Limited Edition treatment this August, courtesy of Second Sight Films. These bonafide classics will be released on 29 August 2022. I may have to pick these up as there are quite a few Hammer films that I havent seen. Yes they were on TV when i was a kid for when I was a kid, I was more a space ships and cops type of film fan, Now that im not a kid anymore, there are so many films that I have missed that I want to catch up on, and that definitely includes most of the Hammer films.
Terrance Fisher’s acclaimed, seminal horror The Mummy (1958) starring screen icon Peter Cushing (Star Wars, The Curse of Frankenstein, The Hound of The Baskervilles) has been unearthed from its tomb, and now the spellbinding horror cult classic is set for the Limited Edition treatment on Blu-ray, with a vast array of special features courtesy of Second Sight Films on 29 August 2022.
The special features include two full length commentaries, and over two hours of featurettes.
Peter Cushing gives a haunting turn as an Egyptologist who discovers an ancient tomb and inadvertently unleashes the vengeful mummy of an Egyptian priest played by horror legend, Christopher Lee (Dracula, The Wicker Man, The Lord of The Rings).
In 1890s Egypt, a team of British archaeologists, John Banning (Cushing), his father Stephen Banning (Felix Aylmer), and Uncle Joseph Whemple (Raymond Huntley) discover the untouched tomb of Princess Ananka (Yvonne Furneaux). Inside the tomb, Peter discovers The Scroll of Life and, when he reads it aloud, he unknowingly brings the mummified body of the high priest Kharis (Christopher Lee) back to life…
Three years later and the group have returned to England, unawares of the nefarious consequences of their actions. A follower off the same Egyptian religion unleashes The Mummy to exact grisly revenge on the despoilers of the sacred past. As it edges nearer to exact its revenge, can anything save them from its relentlessly vicious and vengeful mission?
Also on that same date comes the final Hammer horror from acclaimed director Terrence Fisher, and the last in the series of eight Frankenstein films for the company, Frankenstein And The Monster From Hell was originally released in 1974, and now the chilling pivotal horror gets its Limited Edition box set release, complete with a slew of special features which also includes two full length commentaries, and nearly an hour worth of featurettes.
The iconic Peter Cushing returns as the legendary Baron in his seventh outing, alongside Patrick Troughton ahead of his incarnation as the second Doctor Who, as well as a host of stellar British acting talent including the mighty Dave Prowse (Star Wars) as Frankenstein’s creation, who also happens to be the only man who played this role twice for Hammer, in two very different manifestations.
When a young doctor, Simon Helder (Shane Briant – Time Traveller) is committed to an insane asylum where the legendary Baron Frankenstein supposedly perished after being found experimenting on stolen corpses, he is quickly taken under the wing of mysterious Doctor Victor (Peter Cushing).
But Simon quickly realises that there’s more than meets the eye with Doctor Victor, and that Frankenstein is alive and well and is continuing his macabre experiments…
This grisly, gothic Hammer production is a thought-provoking and stylish closure to the Frankenstein anthology, featuring another superb turn from Peter Cushing and boasting oodles of bloodshed, and spectacularly frightful moments.