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The Curse of Frankenstein Heading to Blu-ray

Posted July 14, 2012 08:20 PM by Webmaster

Blu-ray MoviesHammer, Icon Film Distribution and Lionsgate Films have officially announced that they will release Terence Fisher's Gothic classic The Curse of Frankenstein (1957), fully restored in High Definition and for the first time in its original Academy ratio of 1.37:1. Street date is October 15th.

The 3-disc Double Play Edition will include 1 x Blu-ray and 2 x DVD packed full of brand new content. Featuring new documentaries and bonus extras, and including the infamous "eyeball" scene, which was originally banned but has now been fully restored.

Single 50GB Disc
  • HD Main Feature Never before released "Academy" ratio 1.37:1 83 mins DTS Master Audio 2.0
  • HD The Curse of Frankenstein (1.66:1 version) alternate aspect ratio 83 mins DTS Master Audio 2.0
  • New audio commentary with Marcus Hearn & Jonathan Rigby
  • Frankenstein Reborn: The Making of a Hammer Classic (new & exclusive)
  • Life With Sir (new & exclusive Peter Cushing documentary)
  • Four Sided Triangle (bonus feature film) 80 mins
  • Tales of Frankenstein (bonus TV pilot) 25 mins
  • The Tale of Tales of Frankenstein (new & exclusive Ted Newsom documentary)
  • World Of Hammer: The Curse of Frankenstein 25 mins
  • Stills show
  • English HOH subtitles for Main Feature
DVD 1
  • Main Feature Never before released "Academy" ratio 1.37:1 83 mins DD 2.0 English HOH subtitles
  • The Curse of Frankenstein (1.66:1 version) alternate aspect ratio 83mins - DD 2.0
  • New audio commentary with Marcus Hearn & Jonathan Rigby
DVD 2
  • Frankenstein Reborn: The Making of a Hammer Classic (new & exclusive)
  • Life With Sir (new & exclusive Peter Cushing documentary)
  • Four Sided Triangle (bonus feature film) 80 mins
  • Tales of Frankenstein (bonus TV pilot) 25 mins
  • The Tale of Tales of Frankenstein (new & exclusive Ted Newsom documentary)
  • World Of Hammer: The Curse of Frankenstein 25 mins
  • Stills show
  • PDF Original shooting script
  • PDF all-new booklet "The Creator's Spark: Hammer's Frankenstein Begins" with text by Hammer archivist Robert J. E. Simpson

Baron Victor Frankenstein is the archetypal aristocrat: well-read, cultured and arrogant. Beyond the sophisticated veneer exists a cruel, utterly unscrupulous man, obsessed with ambition. Determined to realise his greatest dream, to create life, he assembles a creature from organs gathered from various unwilling donors. The creature is successful brought to life but the instability of the brain, irretrievably damaged, causes uncontrollable and violent spasms that result in indiscriminate murder... and it is the Baron to whom the blame is laid, with fatal consequences.

The Curse of Frankenstein is a classic 1957 British horror film by Hammer Film Productions, based on the novel Frankenstein (1816) by Mary Shelley. It was Hammer's first colour horror film, and the first of their Frankenstein series. Its worldwide success led to several sequels as well as the studio's versions of Dracula (1958) and The Mummy (1959) and established "Hammer Horror" as a distinctive and uniquely British brand of Gothic cinema. The film was directed by Terence Fisher and starred Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee in two of their most iconic roles.


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News comments (17 comments)



EddieLarkin
  Jul 14, 2012
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Wow, just look at them extra features! Do we know if the eyeball scene will be included in the actual film or just as a deleted scene? This new ratio is interesting, I've always thought it was originally exhibited in 1.66. Maybe someone more knowledgeable can confirm that? Either way, the 1.66 version is included as well! What a package!

SolidBlu
  Jul 14, 2012
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make it region free please =)
bgart13
  Jul 14, 2012
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They can't. Hammer only owns it in the UK. WB has it for the rest of the world. And the release states rB/2.

ravenus
  Jul 14, 2012
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I hope they're not packing too much onto the single BD at the cost of visual fidelty. And are the PDF's located only on the DVD? That'd make it difficult to give away the DVD copies.

HuggyBear73
  Jul 14, 2012
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I guess I'm not gonna be able wait for the US version. Can't imagine it carrying all these goodies.

donald.brown
  Jul 15, 2012
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One of my all-time favorite movies; Lee's makeup really scared me when I first saw it as a kid! Now, let's get the same deluxe treatment for Horror of Dracula!!
bgart13
  Jul 15, 2012
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DRACULA will be released next year, with bits long thought missing!
malcy30
  Jul 15, 2012
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If you read the Hammer blog it discusses the aspect ratio issue. Their view is 1.37 but they listened to the feedback on this and are including 1.66 as well.

The eye ball scene is restored back into the film as confirmed at the premier screening of the restored version last night.
RICKBONDOO7
  Jul 15, 2012
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WOW this year just keeps getting better all the time !!!! I hope Dracula, and the Mummy are comming soon also. can't wait !!!!!! uk blurays are the best !!! already have 4 Hammer region b 2 Blurays. Great quality !!!

bluraymad
  Jul 15, 2012
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Can't wait for this. One of the only Hammer Horrors i've never owned on video or dvd.

Arkadin
  Jul 15, 2012
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OMG!!
such amazing news!

theCropsyManiac
  Jul 15, 2012
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We really are being spoiled this year.Sooo many awesome releases.Happy day's...

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Yojimbo68
  Jul 15, 2012
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Wow! Jaw dropping release! Kudos for both aspect ratios! And I've always wanted to see the 4 sided triangle. I can't pre order this one fast enought!
hendersd
  Jul 15, 2012
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Quite a package! Hey, there are plenty of carbon units on the other side of the pond who would be glad to part with some cash for a region 1 release. Hint. Hint.
tom_k35
  Jul 16, 2012
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I love Peter Cushing in Hammer Films, especially his great portrayal of Baron Frankenstein. Can't wait!

CrockettandTubbs
  Jul 16, 2012
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Why can't they just release a separate blu ray? I don't want the dvds!

startrekkin58
  Jul 21, 2012
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I just want it here in the States. Eagerly awaiting for the studios to get their act together... I need more Hammer on blu-ray!


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