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27 March 2001

Video News (March 2001)

Video News (March 2001)

Carlton Video releases the final two volumes of Hammer House of Horror in the UK on Monday 16 April. These VHS tapes feature some of the Hammerweb team's favourite episodes:Volume Three: Rude Awakening, Charlie Boy and Children of the Full Moon. Volume Four: The 13th Reunion, Carpathian Eagle, Guardian of the Abyss and Growing Pains


Thanks to Keith Manasco, who's brought a couple of exciting new releases to our attention. On 3 July, the DVDs

The Horror of Hammer and Tales of Frankenstein will be released by All Day Entertainment in the US. The Horror of Hammer is a 97-minute compilation of original trailers, and Tales of Frankenstein is a 105-minute disc featuring trailers, interviews, and the complete unbroadcast pilot of Hammer's Tales of Frankenstein

, starring Anton Diffring as the Baron. Both of these sound as though they're well worth tracking down.

In the US,

Anchor Bay Entertainment

has announced provisional on-sale dates for its latest batch of Hammer DVDs. August will see the release of:

Blood From the Mummy's Tomb

The disc features an introduction by star Valerie Leon. A limited edition will be packaged with a bonus disc of Hammer trailers.

Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde

Featuring an audio commentary by Martine Beswicke, Roy Ward Baker and Brian Clemens.

The Horror of Frankenstein
Featuring an audio commentary by Jimmy Sangster.

Lust for a Vampire
Featuring an audio commentary by Suzanna Leigh and Jimmy Sangster

Scars of Dracula
Featuring an audio commentary by Christopher Lee and Roy Ward Baker.
A limited edition will be packaged with a bonus disc featuring the documentary The Many Faces of Christopher Lee

[editors note, Feb 2008: links on this page are to archived versions for reasons of historical accuracy]


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