Hammer Films: Ultimate Collection

By RodneyHatfieldJr for Movies

Happy, happy, joy, joy, happy, happy, joy. Sorry, I am/was excited when they announced this. I am a huge Hammer fan, almost as big as I am with Universal. Sorry, my English friends, Universal is a longtime staple of the monster shows of my youth. We periodically got Hammer films. I didn’t become a real fan until my early 20s. Hammer is a staple in many horror fans' libraries. These movies are just as essential as Universal Monsters and vastly move past their monster moniker into darker territories. I never have liked to compare the two studios. We should be grateful we have two giant libraries to chose movies from. Each movie is excellent in its own way(Except maybe for The Snorkel. The dog dies.). So I always liked to point out why it is good.


Anyway, enough of the pro and cons. Mill Creek Entertainment is doing us fans a huge favor and giving us a 20-disc collection of some really great Hammer Horror. The official set synopsis goes like this:


“For more than four decades, Hammer Films’ unique blend of horror, science fiction, thrills, and comedy dominated countless drive-ins and movie theaters. Enjoy this massive collection from the darkest corners of the Hammer Imagination! The box set contains 20 Cult-Classics from the infamous Hammer Studios produced in the 50s, 60s, and 70s available together for the first time in high-definition!”


The collection comes with these titles:

The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958)

The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll (1960)

The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb (1963)

These Are The Damned (1962)

The Old Dark House (1963)

The Gorgon (1964)

The Snorkel (1958)

Maniac (1963)

Die! Die! My Darling (1965)

Scream of Fear (1961)

Stop Me Before I Kill! (1961)

Never Take Candy From A Stranger (1960)

Cash On Demand (1961)

The Stranglers of Bombay (1960)

The Terror of the Tongs (1961)

The Pirates of Blood River (1962)

The Devil-Ship Pirates (1964)

The Camp on Blood Island (1958)

Yesterday’s Enemy (1959)

Creatures the World Forgot (1971)


This awesome set is headed to store shelves on November 17th. So keep an eye out or order yours today. I’ve had mine ordered for a month now.

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