July 24, 2012

Synapse Films drop the Hammer

Some news is announced purely to make me a happy man, of that I am convinced! Synapse Films will be releasing the complete Hammer House of Horror television series on a 5 Disc release, on September 11th This makes my day, as this was the stuff I grew up on! I remember watching so many of these, and probably have not seen them in about 25 odd years, maybe more. So, I cannot wait to revisit them! Full details below.

Hammer House Of Horror - The Complete Series - 5 DVDs
Label: Synapse Films 
Cat#: SFD0112
Run Time: 702 Minutes
Original Language: English 
Full Screen 1.33:1
Dolby Digital Mono
Region 1 
Genre: Horror
Production year: 1980
Directors: Alan Gibson, Peter Sasdy, Tom Clegg
Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Peter Cushing, Brian Cox, Denholm Elliott

Each generation creates tales of horror stories that seep through the very heart of our collective fears. The legendary Hammer Studios is recognized as the high watermark of the gothic macabre, creating some of the most chilling and recognizable horror films of all time. In 1980, Hammer took over the old Hampden Manor House in the heartland of England and produced a series of thirteen horror stories to air on British television. With a host of Hammer regulars, including Peter Cushing (Twins of Evil, Star Wars) and Denholm Elliott (Raiders of the Lost Ark), along with early appearances by actors like Pierce Brosnan (GoldenEye), each episode provides a completely new and individual tale of terror and suspense. Synapse Films is proud to present the complete series of HAMMER HOUSE OF HORROR in its original airdate order, with all-new introductions and supplemental features. This five disc Collector's Edition presents each episode with all nudity and violence intact!
Bonus Features: Episode Introductions, Featurettes, Still Gallery

Witching Time
The Thirteenth Reunion
Rude Awakening
Growing Pains
The House That Bled to Death
Charlie Boy
The Silent Scream
Children of the Full Moon
Carpathian Eagle
Guardian of the Abyss
Visitor from the Grave
The Two Faces of Evil
The Mark of Satan