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Dracula Blu-ray

Posted November 12, 2012 05:32 PM by Webmaster

Lionsgate FilmsHammer Films have announced that Terence Fisher's Dracula a.k.a Horror of Dracula (1958) will arrive on Blu-ray on March 18th. The classic film, which has recently been remastered and restored, stars Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, John Van Eyssen and Michael Gough.

Exact technical specs, region coding status and supplemental features to be included with this upcoming release are yet to be revealed.

Jonathan Harker (Eyssen) journeys to Castle Dracula, where he is turned into one of the undead by the famous vampire (Lee). Professor Van Helsing (Cushing) arrives and drives a stake through Harker's heart, but must then pursue Dracula to London, where the Count intends to make Harker's fiancée Lucy Holmwood his bride. Lee and Cushing went on to make several more 'Dracula' films for Hammer.





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News comments (22 comments)


anti1987
  Nov 12, 2012
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Hopefully this leads to a region 1 release of that kick ass hammer box set that the uk got

HuggyBear73
  Nov 12, 2012
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Will be picking this up for sure. The transfer better be good considered it was restored in 07.

startrekkin58
  Nov 12, 2012
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I hope it's released in the US.

Jimmy W
  Nov 12, 2012
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Definite "Buy" IF A/V quality is up to snuff. Am looking forward to the other Hammer classics on Blu.

Aclea
  Nov 12, 2012
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This would have been a pre-order, but after the fiascos with The Curse of Frankenstein and their George Lucasing of The Devil Rides Out, I'll wauit to see some reviews first. I wouldn't put it past them to add CGi to the disintegration scene and insist it's what Terence Fisher would have wanted.

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davidthenikonuser
  Nov 12, 2012
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Man I thought this was a US release. Come on WB, what are you waiting for!
uther
  Nov 12, 2012
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Hammer avoids north america like we got the plague or something. Must be punishment for the Twilight crap.
bigbadwoppet
  Nov 12, 2012
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@rickbond007 The US dvd does not feature the trailer in 1.33:1 but in 1.78:1 as per Warner bad habit. It doesn't affect films composed for 1.85:1 matting but those composed for 1.66:1 (as was standard in Britain well into the 70's, let alone the 50's) suffer from the shaved-head syndrome. I haven't seen the Hammer blu-ray transfers but they cannot be any worse than the cropping on the Warner dvd of Dracula.

PrestonXI
  Nov 12, 2012
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What did they do to The Devil Rides Out?

BobbyPeru
  Nov 12, 2012
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Will wait for the review. The Curse of Frankenstein release is worthless.
hendersd
  Nov 12, 2012
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This film kicks ass. It could look amazing if they handled it right. Let's have a region 1 please!

Aclea
  Nov 12, 2012
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Hammer added CGi effects to the last half hour of The Devil Rides Out, claiming it was what the director would have wanted, Preston. True, the original effects were terrible, but in true George Lucas fashion they only included the 'new and improved' version on the BD.

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Yojimbo68
  Nov 13, 2012
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The changes made in The Devil Rides Out Blu-ray are really tastefully done. They removed matte lines and added effects that were meant to be in the original cut but weren't because of time or money constraints. They improved the movie IMHO. I watched it with someone who had never seen the movie and that person was surprised that anything had been altered. It's far from a George Lucasing revision.

The Curse Of Frankenstein Blu-ray is another matter. That looks bad. I'd go as far as to say one of the worst transfers I've seen on Blu-ray. A real shame. Hopefully, Dracula will get better treatment.
charliemaess
  Nov 13, 2012
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Ageed it was hardy a George Lucas revision. I actually liked all of the alterations, but they should have restored and offered the original. Its strange that there isnt more vocal dissent of the alterations to Star Trek TNG..
charliemaess
  Nov 13, 2012
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Was the academy ratio transfer of Curse really so bad?
insomniac013
  Nov 13, 2012
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@charliemaess

I dont know about TNG but with the original series Blu Rays you got the option of original or enhanced episodes. Something which Hammer did not think about even though they love to add different versions of aspect ratio.

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Yojimbo68
  Nov 13, 2012
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@ Charliemaess-It's not the academy ratio that really bothers me. It's the quality of the transfer itself. The colors have a really washed out apperance. I find the old US Warner DVD more pleasing.

mdo7
  Nov 13, 2012
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Oh I hope this will get a US release, the Hammer horror films are interesting.

reece
  Nov 13, 2012
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Daniel Radcliff is now the face of Hammer?...
swamptours
  Nov 14, 2012
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About time on this. Please release the floodgates on any and all Hammer movies.

KaineKinetic
  Nov 14, 2012
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The Hammer Dracula films are some of my favourite Vampire movies.
These had best be coming to the US.
RICKBONDOO7
  Nov 14, 2012
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I just hope this looks great. please better than curse of frankenstein !!! yes it looks washed out yojimbo68 your right. hopefully we will get a much better version in 2013 !!! and more hammer greats from studio canal. I read that capt. kronos and frankenstein moster from hell are due next from them. 2013 should be another great blu ray year !!!!!!


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