Blu-Ray News #308: Hammer Films – The Ultimate Collection (1958-1971).

I’ve been really impressed with Mill Creek’s Hammer releases. They don’t have the extras we get from someone like Scream Factory, but they look good, they’re often in double bills or sets (with us DVD/Blu-Ray collectors, shelf space is always a concern), and the price is certainly right. 

Mill Creek’s newest Hammer project is the 20-picture Hammer Films – The Ultimate Collection. It’s got some great stuff — some are repeats from previous MC releases, some not. It focuses on Hammer films that were distributed by Columbia in the States. Here’s the lineup:

The Revenge Of Frankenstein (1958)
The Snorkel (1958)
The Camp On Blood Island (1958)
Yesterday’s Enemy (1959)
The Two Faces Of Dr. Jekyll (1960)
Never Take Candy From A Stranger (1960)

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The Stranglers Of Bombay (1960)
Cash On Demand (1961)
Scream Of Fear (1961)
Stop Me Before I Kill! (1961)

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The Terror Of The Tongs (1961)
The Pirates Of Blood River (1962)
These Are The Damned (1962)
The Old Dark House (1963)
The Curse Of The Mummy’s Tomb (1963)
Maniac (1963)
The Devil-Ship Pirates (1964)

The Gorgon (1964)
Die! Die! My Darling (1965)
Creatures The World Forgot (1971)

I can’t wait to get my hands on this thing. These films are essential stuff. A few of these I haven’t seen in quite a while — and never on Blu-Ray. It’s coming in November.

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4 responses to “Blu-Ray News #308: Hammer Films – The Ultimate Collection (1958-1971).

  1. john k

    I was very impressed with the Mill Creek Hammer double features but
    for me there is just too much duplication here. Had they only included
    the unreleased titles I would have jumped at it like a duck on a June bug!
    There are certain titles that I’m after in high def like THE STRANGLERS
    OF BOMBAY but I’ll wait until Indicator release them as stand alone
    titles when the box sets sell out.
    I do wish Mill Creek would release more vintage titles especially from
    the Columbia vaults like a Whistler set that many of us really want.
    Speaking of Indicator have you seen their Columbia Noir collection which
    promises to be the first of many covering various studios.
    Volume 1 really hits the ground running with titles from Karlson,Siegel,
    Boetticher and Joseph H Lewis.
    High Def black & white is just so amazing,especially with the transfers
    that we are getting these days.

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    • I’m really about the new additions. And this may seem way off-base, I’m always looking for ways to gain some shelf space. With my wife collecting old TV shows and me after every crime/horror/western movie made before 1962, DVDs and Blu-Rays could easily take over.

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  2. This is in no way related, but I want to mention it while I work on my review — the new Laurel & Hardy Blu-Ray set is just incredible. They look just beautiful. And, of course, the film themselves are wonderful, laugh-out-loud-when-you’re-all-by-yourself funny.

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  3. Mike Richards

    According to Millcreek web site, price is $100 for the 20 films on 10 blu rays. No info’ about a book or booklet with the set, something that I’d really like with that many films and that price.

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