Hammer Restores Their Classics (Important Announcement)

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  1. Shawn Francis

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    Hammer Films has made some announcements today regarding the restoration of some of their movies. There are three separate articles, each one seems to have new info: BBC, HAMMER RESTORATION BLOG, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.
     
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    Since Warner is involved there is at least some hope that they will be region free (unlike Quatermass and the Pit....dammit). Keep your fingers crossed.
     
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    Read about this news earlier today. Pretty awesome!
     
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    Sounds like we're finally going to get to see the BFI restoration of (Horror of) Dracula. Thanks for the good news.
     
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    Let me tell you, if Dracula is region b locked, I'm buying a region free player.
     
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    Great news ,glad to hear these classics will get the ''A'' treatment they deserve.
     
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    Exciting news, looking forward to eventually seeing all of these. Dracula and Frankenstein are at the top of my list. Very glad to see The Devil Rides Out and Plague of the Zombies were also restored.
     
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    Dracula: Prince Of Darkness UK Blu-Ray coming!:

    http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=8105

    "Studio Canal have officially announced and detailed their upcoming Double Play edition of Terence Fisher's Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966), starring Christopher Lee, Barbara Shelley, and Andrew Keir. The film will be available for purchase online and in shops across the United Kingdom on March 5th.

    Special Features:
    Commentary featuring Christopher Lee, Suzan Farmer, Francis Matthews & Barbara Shelley
    World of Hammer episode "Hammer Stars: Christopher Lee"
    Back to Black
    Super 8mm Behind the Scenes footage
    Restoration comparison
    Trailer
    Double bill Trailer
    Original USA Titles
    Orginal Print UK Theatrical Titles"
     
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    i wonder what "back to black" is? that and the behind the scenes footage appear to be the only new features. Not much of an upgrade on that front. looks like it all comes down to the quality of the presentation, which is fine. it sure would be swell if it were region free. if not, and if the presentation is worth it, its titles like these that will make it hard to resist being region free myself.
     
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    Got my preorders in for Dracula Prince of Darkness, Plague of the Zombies, and Reptile.

    Can't wait for these, since the Quatermass and the Pit BD looked about a million times better than any Hammer film I've ever seen on DVD, from any distributor.
     
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    I got e-mails from Amazon UK yesterday telling me my expected delivery date for Reptile and Plague of the Zombies has been pushed back to May 15-19. :(
     
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    I'd wait to buy it though.

    The initial pressings of the Blu-ray have poor audio sync problems. The release has even been removed from Amazon UK, but Studio Canal are supposedly issuing a corrected re-release.
     
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    Any idea if the audio problems were fixed on the Dracula: Prince of Darkness Blu-ray from Studio Canal? I held off on this UK release and the US release from Millennium.
     
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    I bougjt my copy direct from Amazon.co.uk and I got the version with corrected audio so im sure they only stock that one now. Dont quote me on that though!!!
     
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    What audio problems??? :eek:
     
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    I bought D:pOD on January 5, 2013 and the BR was fine.
     
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    Yeah, they fixed it a long time ago. I bought a copy like 4-5 months ago from Amazon UK, and it was the corrected disc.
     
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    Cool, thanks! Didn't realize how long ago it was reissued.

    The first release had audio sync issues. If you pull up the thread for the Studio Canal release on Blu-ray.com, it goes into further detail.
     

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