HAMMER FILMS DOUBLE FEATURE VOL.1 REVIEWED
Hammer Films Double Feature arrives with its first volume via Mill Creek. “The Revenge of Frankenstein” and “The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb” are up first. The Revenge of Frankenstein is the far superior movie, as it featured that Hammer panache. Sure, the movie you knew happened, but this is what happens now. After a dwarf rescues Baron Frankenstein from the guillotine, he changes his name and begins making another Monster. Things change when the Baron decides to make a healthy new body for his dwarf friend. Faster than you can say “Victor Frankenstein”, things go wrong. People die, Cushing grimaces and Terence Fisher proves himself to be the greatest Hammer director. The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb had a lame mummy.
- 1.66:1, 2.35:1 1080p transfers
- Dolby 2.0
RELEASE DATE: 9/6/16
- Video - 90%90%
- Audio - 80%80%
- Supplemental Material - 0%0%
- Film Score - 92%92%
The Plot Thus Far
The Revenge of Frankenstein
(1958) – Color – 90 Minutes – Not Rated
Starring: Peter Cushing, Eunice Gayson, Francis Matthews, Michael Gwynn
Peter Cushing reprises his famous role as Baron Victor Frankenstein in this horror classic. Rescued from the guillotine by his devoted crippled assistant Fritz, the Baron relocates and becomes Dr. Stein. Under the guise of charity work, he continues his gruesome experiments, this time transplanting Fritz’s brain into his latest creation: a normal, healthy body.
The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb
(1964) – Color – 81 minutes – Not Rated
Starring: Terence Morgan, Ronald Howard, Fred Clark, Jeanne Roland, George Pastell, Jack Gwillim
An American showman and financier disrupts the coffin of a mummified pharoah and finds it empty. The mummy has escaped to fulfill the dreadful prophesy and exact a violent and bloody revenge on all those who defiled his final resting place.