Hammer Releases 3 Classics on DVD and BluRay

Hammer continue with their mission to release their back catalogue of films onto DVD. On October 22nd you can get THE DEVIL RIDES OUT, THE MUMMY’S SHROUD and RASPUTIN THE MAD MONK on Double Play (DVD & Blu Ray).


For some these films will hold a special place in their heart for others they will be a journey to find out why Hammer was so successful and these three will also show the different type of films they produced. Christopher Lee stars in two out three and there are some nice extras on each film produced in collaboration with Hammer expert and author Marcus Hearn (author of “The Hammer Vault”), including brand new making of featurettes and interviews with original cast members. .

The previous releases have looked great on DVD which bodes well for these next set of movies. See below for full product details.

THE DEVIL RIDES OUT


The debonair Duc de Richleau has been trusted with the care of his deceased friend’s son, Simon Aron. The Duc discovers that the young man has been seduced into joining a Satanic cult headed by the diabolic Mocata, who is intent on making Simon one of the Devil’s disciples. Having rescued Simon from a bloodied ritual, de Richleau is pursued by Mocata, who will stop at nothing to destroy the Duc and his friends, even summoning the Angel of Death itself.
Starring Christopher Lee in one of his personal favourite roles and based on the celebrated novel by Dennis Weatley, THE DEVIL RIDES OUT is one of Hammer’s most accomplished and thrilling mystery horrors.
Starring Christopher Lee, Charles Gray and Nike Arrighi
Directed by Terence Fisher

Extras:
Three band new documentaries: ‘Black Magic: The Making of The Devil Rides Out’, ‘The Power of Light: Restoring The Devil Rides Out’ and ‘Dennis Wheatley at Hammer’
World of Hammer Episode ‘Hammer’
Stills Gallery
Audio Commentary featuring Christopher Lee, Sarah Lawson & Hammer Films Historian MarcusHearn

THE MUMMY’S SHROUD


The time is 1920; the place is Mezzera, Egypt, an exotic land of mystery and ancient magic. A routine expedition is about to turn into a violent, murderous rampage that few willsurvive. Renowned scientist Sir Basil Walden 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 with horrific consequences. A vengeful spirit has been unleashed and it wants their flesh…
Directed by John Gilling (THE REPTILE, THE PLAGUE OF THE ZOMBIES), Hammer’s THE MUMMY’S SHROUD has gained cult notoriety for its gruesome murder sequences and its stunning climax. A true terror from the tombs!
Starring Andre Morell, John Phillips and David Buck
Directed by John Gilling

Extras:
Two brand new documentaries: ‘The Beat Goes On: The Making of The Mummy’s Shroud’ and ‘Remembering David Buck’
Hammer Trailers
Stills Gallery

RASPUTIN THE MAD MONK


In pre-revolution St Petersburg, Russia, sinister monk Grigori Rasputin provesthat he has the unearthly power to ease the deranged and heal the sick, but at what price? Aided by his hypnotic powers Rasputin begins his ruthless and depraved pursuit of power and wealth, determined to give God sins worth forgiving. He must be stopped, but how do you rid the world of a man who defies death?
Horror legends Christopher Lee (Dracula Prince of Darkness) and Barbara Shelley (Quatermass And The Pit) star in a controversial film about one of history’s most notorious figures.
Starring Christopher Lee, Barbara Shelley and Richard Pasco
Directed by Don Sharp

Extras:
Two brand new documentaries: ‘Tall Stories: The Making of Rasputin the Mad Monk’, ‘Brought to Book: Hammer Novelisations’
World of Hammer Episode ‘Costumers’
Stills Gallery
Audio Commentary featuring Christopher Lee, Barbara Shelley, Francis Matthews & Suzan Farmer

 

Source: Studio Canal
GS Reporter: Montoya

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