Powerhouse Films has already debuted a number of classic Hammer horror films on Blu-ray including The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb, Fanatic, The Gorgon and Maniac as part of its Hammer Volume One: Fear Warning and Hammer Volume Two: Criminal Intent box sets. Now get ready for more as Volume Three: Blood & Terror arrives.
Set for release on July 23, Hammer Volume Three: Blood & Terror from Powerhouse Films will feature four films from the great British film studio dating from 1958 to 1961 including The Camp on Blood Island, Yesterday’s Enemy, The Stranglers of Bombay and The Terror of the Tongs.
The release complements previous world-first Blu-rays of The Snorkel, Never Take Sweets from a Stranger, The Full Treatment, Cash on Demand, The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb, Fanatic, The Gorgon and Maniac as part of Powerhouse Films’ previous four-movie box sets, each celebrating the eclectic, and in many cases, the lesser-seen works of Hammer.
The next selection features four more controversial works from the vaults of Hammer Films, all released on Blu-ray for the very first time. Containing a wealth of new and archival extra features – including exclusive new documentaries and appreciations, new interviews with actors and crew members, archival audio commentaries, and extensive booklets – this stunning Limited Edition Box Set is strictly limited to 6,000 numbered units.
Like previous box sets, Volume Three will be packed to the rafters* with new documentaries and complementary material including the following:
• High Definition remasters of all four films
• Original mono audio
• New, title-specific documentaries featuring interviews with film historians Jonathan Rigby and Dr Josephine Botting, produced and directed by Hammer expert Marcus Hearn
• The Stranglers of Bombay audio commentary with screenwriter David Z Goodman
• The Terror of the Tongs audio commentary with screenwriter Jimmy Sangster, assistant editor Chris Barnes, and Marcus Hearn
• The Guardian Interview with Val Guest (2005): archival audio recording with the prolific and highly respected filmmaker in conversation with film historian Jonathan Rigby at London’s National Film Theatre
• New interviews with actors Barbara Brown (The Terror of the Tongs) and Edwina Carroll (Yesterday’s Enemy)
• New interviews with props master Peter Allchorne (The Terror of the Tongs) and assistant costume designer Yvonne Blake (The Terror of the Tongs)
• ‘The Stranglers of Bombay’ and the Censor (2018): ex-BBFC examiner Richard Falcon discusses the film’s history with the Board
• David Huckvale on James Bernard (2018): a new appreciation of the renowned composer by the author of Hammer Film Scores and the Musical Avant-Garde
• Steve Chibnall on Val Guest (2018): a new appreciation of the great British filmmaker by the director of the Cinema and Television History Research Centre at De Montfort University
• Hammer’s Women (2018): a series of new appreciations of the female players from the films: Mary Merrall, Edwina Carroll, Jan Holden and Yvonne Monlaur
• Original theatrical trailers
• The Stranglers of Bombay trailer commentary (2013): a short critical appreciation by Brian Trenchard-Smith
• Image Galleries: promotional and on-set photography, poster art and archive materials
• Limited Edition Box Set exclusive booklets for each film with new essays by Kim Newman, Neil Mitchell, James Oliver and Samm Deighan, archival materials, contemporary reviews, and film credits
*All extras subject to change
Hammer Volume Three: Blood & Terror from Powerhouse Films is set for release on July 23, 2018.