Hammer Volume Six Night Shadows (Blu-ray) Indicator Ltd

$149.95

Hammer Volume Six: Night Shadows revives four consummate Hammer classics from the early sixties, exemplifying some of Hammer Films’ best work in the horror and thriller genres. Edgar Allan Poe looms large in The Shadow of the Cat, a macabre ‘old dark house’ tale of feline revenge, starring André Morell (Cash on Demand) and Barbara Shelley (The Camp on Blood Island); Peter Cushing (The Gorgon, Corruption) and Oliver Reed (The Scarlet Blade) star in Captain Clegg, which sees Hammer fuse horror and adventure in an eighteenth-century-set tale of smugglers and marsh phantoms; Herbert Lom (Mysterious Island) stars as The Phantom of the Opera in Hammer’s acclaimed production of Gaston Leroux’s Gothic classic, whilst Freddie Francis (Torture Garden) directs Nightmare, a spooky psychological thriller in the Les Diaboliques vein, which benefits from full-blooded central performances by Moira Redmond (Jigsaw) and Jennie Linden (A Severed Head).

This collection contains a wealth of new and archival extra features, including documentaries and appreciations, interviews with actors and crew members, audio commentaries, and extensive booklets. Strictly limited to 6,000 numbered units.

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Special Features

THE SHADOW OF THE CAT

2K restoration
Original mono audio
Audio commentary by film historian Bruce G Hallenbeck (2020)
In the Shadow of Shelley (2020, 25 mins): in-depth interview with the legendary horror actor Barbara Shelley
Cat People (2021, 5 mins): assistant costume designer Yvonne Blake and Peter Allchorne, of the property department, share their memories of working on the film
Special FX Catastrophe (2014, 4 mins): audio interview with assistant special effects artist Ian Scoones
Hammer’s Women: Freda Jackson (2021, 9 mins): profile of the distinctive actress by academic Lucy Bolton
Kim Newman Introduces ‘The Shadow of the Cat’ (2021, 11 mins): appreciation by the critic and author
Catmotifs (2021, 18 mins): appreciation of Mikis Theodorakis’ score by David Huckvale, author of Hammer Film Scores and the Musical Avant-Garde
Shadow Play: Inside ‘The Shadow of the Cat’ (2014, 26 mins): documentary featuring Hammer historians Alan Barnes, Marcus Hearn, Denis Meikle, Jason Morell and Jonathan Rigby
Double-bill TV spot
Image galleries: promotional and publicity material
New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
Limited edition exclusive 36-page booklet with a new essay by Craig Ian Mann, excerpts from original press material, an archival interview with Barbara Shelley, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits
UK premiere on Blu-ray

CAPTAIN CLEGG

High Definition remaster
Two presentations of the film: Captain Clegg, with the original UK title sequence, and Night Creatures, with the alternative US titles
Original mono audio
Audio commentary with film historian and filmmaker Constantine Nasr (2021)
The BEHP Interview with Peter Graham Scott (2004, 201 mins): career-spanning filmed interview, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring Graham Scott in conversation with Darrol Blake and John Sealey
Hammer’s Women: Molly Arbuthnot and Rosemary Burrows (2021, 14 mins): overview of the prolific Hammer wardrobe mistresses by film historian Josephine Botting
Kim Newman Introduces ‘Captain Clegg’ (2021, 14 mins): appreciation by the critic and author
Peter Cushing: Perspectives (2021, 29 mins): documentary looking at the life and work of Peter Cushing, featuring contributions from actors Derek Fowlds, Judy Matheson and Madeline Smith
Smugglers’ Gothic (2021, 22 mins): David Huckvale, author of Hammer Film Scores and the Musical Avant-Garde, on Don Banks’ score and the influence of the head of Hammer Films’ music department, Philip Martell
Making of ‘Captain Clegg’ (2014, 32 mins): documentary narrated by actor John Carson, with insights from film historian Wayne Kinsey
The Mossman Legacy (2014, 7 mins): Kinsey discusses the contributions of transport historian and collector George Mossman to Hammer productions
Original theatrical trailer
Image galleries: promotional and publicity material
New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
Limited edition exclusive 36-page booklet with new essays by Frank Collins and Kieran Foster, extracts from original press materials, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

2K restoration
Optional 1.66:1 and 1.85:1 presentations of the original theatrical version (85 mins)
Alternative TV cut (99 mins): extended version with unique scenes, presented open matte in Standard Definition
Original mono audio
Audio commentary with author Steve Haberman and film historian Constantine Nasr (2020)
Audio commentary with film historians Troy Howarth and Nathaniel Thompson (2020)
Down in the Sewers (2020, 6 mins): special effects artist Brian Johnson fondly recalls the production
Hammer’s Women: Liane Aukin (2021, 7 mins): profile of the actor, writer and director by the academic Rachel Knightley
Kim Newman Introduces ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ (2021, 13 mins): appreciation by the critic and author
The Men Who Made Hammer: Anthony Hinds (2020, 28 mins): Richard Klemensen, editor and publisher of Little Shoppe of Horrors journal, revisits the career of one of Hammer’s most renowned screenwriters and producers
Phantom Triumphant: Edwin Astley and Hammer’s Horror Opera (2020, 16 mins): David Huckvale, author of Hammer Film Scores and the Musical Avant-Garde, dissects the classic score
Herbert Lom: The Soul Behind the Mask (2020, 16 mins): film historian and screenwriter C Courtney Joyner shares personal memories of time spent with the legendary actor
Making of ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ (2014, 31 mins): documentary presented by actor Edward de Souza, including interviews with film historian Richard Golen, sound recordist Alan Lavender, and de Souza himself
Original theatrical trailers
Brian Trenchard-Smith trailer commentary (2013, 3 mins): short critical appreciation
Image galleries: promotional and publicity material
New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
Limited edition exclusive 40-page booklet with a new essay by Adam Scovell, Terence Fisher on The Phantom of the Opera, extracts from original press materials, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits

NIGHTMARE

High Definition remaster
Original mono audio
Audio commentary with film historians Kevin Lyons and Jonathan Rigby (2021)
The BEHP Interview with Freddie Francis (1994, 83 mins): career-spanning audio interview, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring Francis in conversation with Alan Lawson and Syd Wilson
Jennie Linden: Memories (2016, 15 mins): interview with the Nightmare and Women in Love actor
Hammer’s Women: Moira Redmond (2021, 10 mins): profile of the film, television and theatre actor by critic and film historian Pamela Hutchinson
Kim Newman Introduces ‘Nightmare’ (2021, 8 mins): appreciation by the critic and author
Something Lurking in the Chords (2021, 30 mins): appreciation of Don Banks’ score by David Huckvale, author of Hammer Film Scores and the Musical Avant-Garde
Madhouse: Inside Hammer’s ‘Nightmare’ (2016, 15 mins): Hammer historians Alan Barnes, John J Johnston, Kevin Lyons and Jonathan Rigby revisit the production
‘Nightmare’ in the Making (2016, 28 mins): documentary with film historian Wayne Kinsey, featuring interviews with actor Jennie Linden, screenwriter Jimmy Sangster and art director Don Mingaye
Original theatrical trailer
Image galleries: promotional and publicity material
New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
Limited edition exclusive 40-page booklet with a new essay by Emma Westwood, extracts from original press materials, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits

Format

Bluray

Label

Indicator