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Millennium Entertainment to Distribute Hammer Films

Posted March 4, 2013 10:52 PM by Webmaster

Millenium EntertainmentMillennium Entertainment has announced it will begin distributing films from Exclusive Media's Hammer library in April. Under the new deal, titles including Dracula: Prince of Darkness, Frankenstein Created Woman and The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires will be available for the first time in nearly a decade. While specific Blu-ray plans have yet to be announced, Millennium also revealed it will "provide high end, limited edition Blu-rays and Collector's Sets to the loyal horror fan over the next several years."

In an official press release, Peter Naish, Senior VP, Distribution, Hammer, says "we are really pleased to be in business with Millennium to bring the newly restored titles from our library to the United States in HD for the first time. Alongside the new extras we have created, we hope that our American Hammer fans will love the Blu-ray collector's editions and that these editions will also help new fans discover our rich history."

The following is the press release in its entirety:

    Millennium Entertainment announced today that they will distribute titles from Exclusive Media's Hammer library in the U.S. Established in 1934, Hammer is a groundbreaking feature film production company that was instrumental in creating the horror genre and which recently diversified into publishing, live theatre and live attractions.

    Stated Steve Nickerson, President of Millennium Entertainment: "Hammer is one of the most renowned and beloved film brands in the world and we are thrilled to bring the Hammer Films library to U.S. fans."

    With this new distribution deal, classics such as Dracula: Prince of Darkness and Frankenstein Created Woman will be made available to the public in new configurations for the first time in almost 10 years. With a multi-tiered approach, a full release schedule is planned to both introduce the Hammer Horror brand to a new audience not familiar with the classic line and provide high end, limited edition Blu-rays and Collector's Sets to the loyal horror fan over the next several years.

    Launching with the April 2nd DVD release of the "Hammer Horror 3 Feature Film Set," this unique collection of classic Hammer films is offered at an affordable price to encourage the general public to join the Hammer fanbase. The set is headlined by Hammer stars Christopher Lee (The Lords of the Rings trilogy and the new Hobbit trilogy) in Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966), as well as Peter Cushing (Star Wars) in The Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires (1974) and Frankenstein Created Woman (1967).

    "We are really pleased to be in business with Millennium to bring the newly restored titles from our library to the United States in HD for the first time," said Peter Naish, Senior VP, Distribution, Hammer. "Alongside the new extras we have created, we hope that our American Hammer fans will love the Blu-ray collector's editions and that these editions will also help new fans discover our rich history."



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News comments (25 comments)



Malice
  Mar 04, 2013
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fuck yeah!!!

AKORIS
  Mar 04, 2013
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well, that's one way of putting it!! :} but seriously, this is terrific news... I love these films and plan on buying them all!

TheManInBlu
  Mar 05, 2013
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Fantastic news. Been waiting for Prince of Darkness on a North American BD but why are they releasing it on DVD first?? April 2nd sees a 3-film set released on DVD but not Blu-ray? Where's the logic in that??

EricJ
  Mar 05, 2013
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Never heard of Millennium, but one question, who's got Anchor Bay's old copy of Quatermass & the Pit?

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Count Orlok
  Mar 05, 2013
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Hopefully Horror of Dracula is included in the deal. Does Warner still have the US rights?

MartinL
  Mar 05, 2013
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Hopefully Quatermass and the Pitt will be available as a region A blu ray as a result/

Troy73
  Mar 05, 2013
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Oh, Hell Yes!!!!!! Thank You Millennium!!!!!!

Wolverine626
  Mar 05, 2013
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Sweet. Go to love Hammer Horror, when it came to horror back from, say the 50s to the 70s, no one did it better. Even their PG horror was ten times better than todays' PG/PG-13 "horror."

CaptainKronos
  Mar 05, 2013
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Looks like they have the rights to the Hammer films that Anchor Bay used to have the rights to.

JMDiaz718
  Mar 05, 2013
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Yes. Hopfefully we'll get The Reptile, Dr. Jeckyll & Sister Hyde & Hands Of The Ripper.
corpseart
  Mar 05, 2013
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Synapse has the rights to Hands of the Ripper. Kind of sucks all their titles are being split up between different companies but I guess we should be grateful they are getting a release at all.

jaws3dfan
  Mar 05, 2013
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Very awesome!!!
peterraes
  Mar 05, 2013
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on dvd first? whats the point in this day and age...as 90% here will hold out for a blu ray release...
i dont understand companies sometimes...they can make money on this and will barely get annything from a dvd release...while if they would just give us the blu...editions and make loads....no logic...
retablo
  Mar 05, 2013
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I don't understand why one mention of DVD yet numerous mentions of HD and blu-ray collectors editions ONLY makes you assume a DVD edition is coming first?
Vic Arpeggio
  Mar 05, 2013
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I know the copy of THE LEGEND OF THE 7 GOLDEN VAMPIRES that Anchor Bay put out was non-anamorphic. I'm hoping that Millennium isn't using the same old transfers for this DVD set.

Horsemeat Discoer
  Mar 05, 2013
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Rick, you can add The Mummy (1959) to that list, apparently its a 2013 release.

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davidthenikonuser
  Mar 05, 2013
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This is great news.

Now maybe Warner Bros., Universal, and Sony will get some of there Hammer titles out on blu.
billyearle
  Mar 06, 2013
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Hopefully the Limited Edition Blurays will just be special editions of the same titles on regular blu-rays. I'd hate to think we'd have to buy these from ebay scalpers at $100 plus prices, like with the Twilight Time horror titles due to near instant sellouts.

Jimmy W
  Mar 06, 2013
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Oh yeah!

ol_Dut
  Mar 06, 2013
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Best news I've heard in a while. Day one purchase for sure - as soon as the blu-rays come out.
omahajon
  Mar 06, 2013
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Cool news.
jayembee
  Mar 06, 2013
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I'm not that into the Hammer horror films in general (though I think they should've started out with The Curse of Frankenstein and Horror of Dracula), but I'd wouldn't mind seeing the two Dennis Wheatley adaptations -- To the Devil a Daughter and The Devil Rides Out -- and Captain Kronos, Vampire Hunter

I'd be more interested in seeing some of their science fiction titles on BD: the Quatermass trilogy, of course (though I wonder if MGM still has US rights to the first), Four Sided Triangle, and The Damned.

troykan
  Mar 07, 2013
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Awesome!

startrekkin58
  Mar 07, 2013
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Can't wait. The world needs more Hammer on blu-ray.

Shakingman
  Apr 02, 2013
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About time!


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