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January 14th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include The Mummy’S Shroud, Creep (1995), Gemini Man, Demons Of The Mind

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January 14th is a relatively quiet day for horror and sci-fi home media releases, with Scream Factory doing the heavy lifting this week with their Blu-ray presentations of Demons of the Mind and The Mummy’s Shroud. If you missed it in theaters, you can catch up with Ang Lee’s Gemini Man this Tuesday, and for you cult film fans out there, Srs has put together a very limited edition release of Creep (1995).

Other releases for January 14th include She Walks The Woods, The Jogger, and Home With a View of the Monster.

Creep: Limited Edition

Angus Lynch, a psycho, escapes from prison and hooks up with his stripper sister named Kascha. Some death ensues eventually leading Angus to cross paths with a police captain named David who has a daughter named Jackie and whose wife was murdered when she was a child.

Demons of the Mind

In the 19th century,
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Elizabeth Sellars Dies: Co-Star Of Bogart, Brando And Olivier Was 98

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Elizabeth Sellars Dies: Co-Star Of Bogart, Brando And Olivier Was 98
Elizabeth Sellars, the Glasgow-born actress who appeared in films that starred Marlon Brando, Humphrey Bogart and Peter O’Toole, on TV with Laurence Olivier and onstage opposite Alec Guinness, died at her home in France on Dec. 30. She was 98.

Her death was announced by her family.

Trained at London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Sellars made the first of many stage appearances in 1946’s The Brothers Karamazov, starring Guinness.

By 1949 she’d embarked on a long film career, making her debut in the British film Floodtide, and, in Hollywood, she appeared in 1954’s The Barefoot Contessa with Bogart and Ava Gardner. Also that year, she performed in the Brando film Désirée.

Other film highlights include Prince of Players, starring Richard Burton, in 1955; 1957’s The Shiralee, starring Peter Finch; 1960’s The Day They Robbed the Bank of England, with O’Toole; and, reteaming with Gardner in 1963, 55 Days in Peking. In 1967 she
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Elizabeth Sellars, Actress in 'The Barefoot Contessa,' Dies at 98

Elizabeth Sellars, Actress in 'The Barefoot Contessa,' Dies at 98
Elizabeth Sellars, the Scottish actress who starred with Humphrey Bogart and Ava Gardner in The Barefoot Contessa, with Marlon Brando in Désirée and with Peter O'Toole in The Day They Robbed the Bank of England, has died. She was 98.

Sellars died Monday at her home in France, her family reported.

Sellars co-starred as the wife of a pilot (Jack Hawkins) in Decision Against Time (1957), one of the last films made by famed Ealing Studios, and worked with Gardner again in the historical drama 55 Days at Peking (1963).

She also appeared in the Hammer films Cloudburst (1951) and The Mummy's Shroud (1967),...
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DVD Savant’s Guide to the New Wave of Classic Hammer Blu-rays

Curious about all those Region B Hammer Blu-rays from overseas, the ones requiring a region-free player? As a public service, Savant has solicited an expert opinion (you'll have to take my word for that) of a film restoration/transfer specialist who is also an informed fan of the filmic output of the little horror studio at Bray. I know, real Hammer fans buy first and worry about quality later, but this little guide might be of help to the rest of us budget-conscious collectors.

A 'Guest' article Written by a trusted Savant correspondent.

(Note: I receive plenty of emails asking for advice about the quality of Region B Blu-rays, most of which I don't see. I have access to industry people qualified to compare and judge the discs, but they stay off the record, because their employers forbid them to go online with their opinions. They must sometimes simmer in
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Horror Classics: Four Chilling Movies from Hammer Films

Warners answers the call for Hammer horror with four nifty thrillers starring the great Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. The transfers are immaculate -- Technicolor was never richer than this. The only drawback is that Chris Lee's Dracula has so few lines of dialogue.  On hi-def, Cushing's Frankenstein movie is a major re-discovery as well. Horror Classics: Four Chilling Movies from Hammer Films Blu-ray The Mummy, Dracula has Risen from the Grave, Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed, Taste the Blood of Dracula Warner Home Video 1959-1970 / Color / 1:66 - 1:78 widescreen / 376 min. / Street Date October 6, 2015 / 54.96 Starring Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Yvonne Furneaux, George Pastell, Michael Ripper; Christopher Lee, Rupert Davies, Veronica Carlson, Barbara Ewing, Barry Andrews, Ewan Hooper, Michael Ripper; Peter Cushing, Veronica Carlson, Freddie Jones, Simon Ward, Thorley Walters, Maxine Audley; Christopher Lee, Geoffrey Keen, Linda Hayden, Isla Blair, John Carson, Ralph Bates, Roy Kinnear. <Cinematography Jack Asher; Arthur Grant; Arthur Grant; Arthur Grant.
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Hammer double features revived for Horror Channel

Hammer double features revived for Horror Channel
The Horror Channel has announced the return of the Hammer double features.

The season, which runs on Saturday nights from February 1 to 22 at 9pm, promises "vampire vixens, creepy castles, mouldy mummies, satanic sadists and Lee & Cushing on top show".

Hammer recently unveiled the trailer for The Quiet Ones, the studio's follow-up to its successful critical and commercial return with The Woman in Black.

The full schedule is below, complete with synopses from the Horror Channel (Sat 319 / Virgin 149 / Freesat 138).

February 1 9pm - Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966)

This sequel to the 1958 The Horror of Dracula sees the supposedly dead Count Dracula back in bloody business once his trusty servant Klove entices the English Kents - Charles (Francis Matthews), brother Alan (Charles Tingwell) and their wives Diana (Suzan Farmer) and Helen (Barbara Shelley) - inside his welcoming castle. Directed by Terence Fisher, this is seen as the "quintessential Hammer horror".

February 1 10.45pm -
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Hammer double features revived for Horror Channel

The Horror Channel has announced the return of the Hammer double features.

The season, which runs on Saturday nights from February 1 to 22 at 9pm, promises "vampire vixens, creepy castles, mouldy mummies, satanic sadists and Lee & Cushing on top show".

Hammer recently unveiled the trailer for The Quiet Ones, the studio's follow-up to its successful critical and commercial return with The Woman in Black.

The full schedule is below, complete with synopses from the Horror Channel (Sat 319 / Virgin 149 / Freesat 138).

February 1 9pm - Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966)

This sequel to the 1958 The Horror of Dracula sees the supposedly dead Count Dracula back in bloody business once his trusty servant Klove entices the English Kents - Charles (Francis Matthews), brother Alan (Charles Tingwell) and their wives Diana (Suzan Farmer) and Helen (Barbara Shelley) - inside his welcoming castle. Directed by Terence Fisher, this is seen as the "quintessential Hammer horror".

February 1 10.45pm -
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Blu-ray Review - The Mummy's Shroud (1967)

The Mummy's Shroud, 1967.

Directed by John Gilling.

Starring André Morell, John Phillips, David Buck and Maggie Kimberly.

Synopsis:

A renowned scientist and a team of expert archaeologists are on a journey to find the lost tomb of pharaoh Kah-to-Bey. Having ignored warnings of a deathly curse, the expedition unearths the pharaoh’s final resting place, accidentally unleashing a vengeful spirit...

There’s nothing quite like a good mummified horror film set in the golden age of Egyptology. So it’s really quite a shame that The Mummy’s Shroud is nothing like one of those horror films.

From scene one onward, it is a constant struggle to maintain interest in this story. We’re spoon-fed every single morsel of plot, and it quickly becomes annoying. Over-egged narration, campy flashbacks, gypsies with crystal balls; you name a clichéd story mechanic, and you can be certain John Gilling has wedged it right in there.
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Blu-ray Review: Classic Hammer Horrors on Double Play

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★★★☆☆ After the success of the Daniel Radcliffe-starring chiller The Woman in Black (2012) earlier this year, Hammer Films are on a bit of a high once again and you can now treat yourself to the latest high definition releases from the extensive back catalogue of the horror giants. The newest wave of entries in the studios ongoing restoration series sees three Blu-rays of enjoyable horrors from the latter half of the 1960s; Rasputin: The Mad Monk (1966), The Mummy's Shroud (1967) and The Devil Rides Out (1968).

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Hammer Blu-rays The Devil Rides Out (1968, dir. Terence Fisher)

Hammer applies its trademark Gothic veneer with considerably greater care than usual in this, the second and best of the company's three stabs at the satanic stylings of author Dennis Wheatley. Christopher Lee comes over to the light for a rare foray as central hero the Duc de Richleau, teaming up with friend Rex van Rijn (Leon Greene) to prevent the evil Satanist Mocata (Charles Gray) from enmeshing the son of his old friend (Patrick Mower) into a devil-worshipping cult.

The Devil Rides Out is perhaps best remembered for what Lee argues in his commentary to be Hammer's most enduring image, that of our heroes fighting a series of spectral and psychological nemeses from within the protective confines of a ritual circle. And yet the most chilling scene contains no special effects, but is instead a simple conversation between the wife
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Bray Film Studios to close

Ever since 1951, Bray Studios have had a special place in Britain's film culture. Now, unable to compete in a changing market, they will finally close. A media centre will open in their place, suitable for making small scale TV projects, and local councillors have called for a memorial to be erected in recognition of their contribution to the Berkshire economy.

Bray Studios were initially developed by Hammer Film Productions, who realised it was cheaper to convert a real stately home to house their gothic melodramas than to keep building elaborate sets on sound stages. They first featured in Cloudburst and proved surprisingle adaptable, going on to host productions like The Old Dark House, The Phantom Of The Opera, The Mummy's Shroud, The Rocky Horror Picture Show and the original St Trinians films. Bray was also a location for TV series including Space 1999 and Doctor Who.

Down Place, where the studios.
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Hammer Horror titles to be reissued on Blu-ray, DVD in UK

Hammer Horror titles to be reissued on Blu-ray, DVD in UK
Hammer's classic horror titles are to be restored in high definition for DVD and Blu-ray release in the UK. Dracula Prince of Darkness will be the first movie to be reissued in the HD format, available in the territory in March through StudioCanal. The Reptile, The Plague of The Zombies, The Devil Rides Out, Rasputin the Mad Monk and The Mummy's Shroud will follow later this year. Hammer will also reissue its iconic films The Curse of Frankenstein, Dracula and The Mummy in the new format, complete with newly-filmed extras, including interviews with cast members. StudioCanal, a key Hammer backer, has teamed up with Anolis Entertainment, Pinewood Studios and Htv for the initiative. (more)
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