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Author Topic: Hammer House of Horror (TV Series, 1980)  (Read 7589 times)

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Re: Hammer House of Horror (TV Series, 1980)
« Reply #15 on: 17 Aug 2010 - 12:32 »

I'm a huge fan of this series. Guardian of the Abyss is one of the best examples of spooky British tv you're likely to see.
Used to watch these at my Grandma's house on Saturday evenings after a trip to the toffee shop. I don't think life has ever been better since !



Essential viewing.
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« Reply #16 on: 18 Aug 2010 - 12:11 »

Great stuff. Some of the best contemporary stuff Hammer ever produced. 'The Two Faces of Evil' literally made me defecate when I twas a kid. Beautifully directed by Alan Gibson, with a great colour palette of white, black and red. And who could forget 'The House that Bled to Death'?
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« Reply #17 on: 18 Aug 2010 - 13:14 »

Great stuff. Some of the best contemporary stuff Hammer ever produced. 'The Two Faces of Evil' literally made me defecate when I twas a kid. Beautifully directed by Alan Gibson, with a great colour palette of white, black and red. And who could forget 'The House that Bled to Death'?

Love that first shot of the hitchhiker in "Two Faces of Evil" and who can forget the birthday party in "House that Bled to Death."

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« Reply #18 on: 18 Aug 2010 - 14:30 »

That first shot was bloody horrible. Didn't help that it was all shot where I grew up as a kid. The finale in the barn was shot literally up the road - 'Batty Bones Farm'. What a name...
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« Reply #19 on: 18 Aug 2010 - 17:39 »

When I was kid the Elvira hosted releases from Thriller Video were among the few horror "movies" I was allowed to rent from the video store, good thing because I always thought these were great; The Thirteenth Reunion and The House That Bled to Death were among my favorites. Not too long ago I picked up the old A&E box set of these and was pretty surprised by the nudity in the few that I've had a chance to watch because I never knew they were edited but I'm kinda torn, as fanatical as I can be about seeing things completely uncut I really miss Elvira's intros, intermissions, and conclusions, as corny as the jokes were!
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« Reply #20 on: 03 Jul 2012 - 14:23 »


Due in September from Synapse. When it says uncut with everything included etc does this mean they're the same versions as included on the Carlton box set from 10 years ago?

If so I'm guessing the only reason to double dip would be for the extras, which aren't THAT enticing to be honest! Are they new improved transfers?

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"Synapse’s five-DVD set will present the episodes in original airdate order, uncut with all the nudity and violence intact, presented in the original 1.33:1 broadcast aspect ratio. Supplements include:

• Episode introductions with film historian Shane M. Dallman
• “Grave Recollections: A Visit With Kathryn Leigh Scott” actress interview featurette
• “Hammer Housekeeping: A Visit With Mia Nadasi” actress interview featurette
• Animated still gallery"




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Re: Hammer House of Horror (TV Series, 1980)
« Reply #21 on: 03 Jul 2012 - 16:42 »

I recently picked up a second hand copy of the Australian set (which I believe is identical to that of the UK) for £3.99 in a games shop in London!
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« Reply #22 on: 04 Jul 2012 - 00:40 »



fantastic series mate.
and what a bargain price.

I recently picked up a second hand copy of the Australian set (which I believe is identical to that of the UK) for £3.99 in a games shop in London!
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« Reply #23 on: 04 Jul 2012 - 01:15 »

That Synapse release sounds a bit drab. I've been waiting for it and to see if they would do it on Blu-Ray but I think I'll just rebuy the Carlton set now.

Just read back to ecc's post. I knew it was shot on film but if I'd have realised only video masters exist I wouldn't have bothered waiting!
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« Reply #24 on: 04 Jul 2012 - 06:06 »

They said from the beginning that it was going to be DVD only.
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« Reply #25 on: 04 Jul 2012 - 09:46 »

True but I never saw them mention why at the time. Wouldn't be unusual for a change of mind.
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« Reply #26 on: 04 Jul 2012 - 14:18 »

Aren't there quite a few faulty pressings of the U.K. one about?
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« Reply #27 on: 04 Jul 2012 - 15:04 »

Aren't there quite a few faulty pressings of the U.K. one about?


I can seem to find anything on the web about any faulty pressings. Where did you hear this?
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« Reply #28 on: 04 Jul 2012 - 16:03 »

Aren't there quite a few faulty pressings of the U.K. one about?


I can seem to find anything on the web about any faulty pressings. Where did you hear this?
It was mentioned on pre-cert a couple of years back. I'll see if I can find the posts.
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Re: Hammer House of Horror (TV Series, 1980)
« Reply #29 on: 04 Jul 2012 - 16:14 »

I was the one who managed to get through 3 Hammer House of Horror box sets before finally getting one that worked, dunno if it was just the batch at HMV Brighton that were faulty or if it was more.
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