Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Universal to Bundle Its Hammer Horrors as a Blu-Ray Box This September!
In the blu-ray age, there's been a major hole in the horror genre where Hammer Studio's monster movies belong. Last year that started to change significantly when Warner Brothers put together The Mummy, Dracula Has Risen from the Grave, Taste the Blood of Dracula, and Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed! in its Hammer Horror Classics, Volume One collection. Hopefully, we'll soon hear that Dracula, The Curse of Frankenstein, and Dracula A.D. 1972 are on their way in Volume Two, but in the meantime, Universal Studios Home Entertainment has announced that that its own stock of Hammer licensees will be hitting hi-def on September 13. This will be a blu-ray upgrade of the Hammer Horror Series 8-Film Collection released on DVD back in 2005. Those 8 films are Phantom of the Opera, Paranoiac, Kiss of the Vampire, Nightmare, Night Creatures, Evil of Frankenstein, and two of Hammer's very, very best: Brides of Dracula and Curse of the Werewolf!