Icons of Horror: Hammer

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  1. dwatts

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    Even though it's directed by Terence Fisher, I thought that Two Faces was a disppointing take on Jekyll & Hyde. The real score here is The Gorgon. That's been a Hammer favorite of mine and long overdue on dvd. The only film I never saw from this batch is Taste of Fear. Great news and thanks for passing along! :D
     
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    The Gorgon was recently shown on UK TV, so I burned it to DVD then. Curse of the Mummy's Tomb had an R2. I really enjoy the film, but it seems to universally get a beating from fans who hate it.
     
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    X-human I ate my keys

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    How is it that all of DVD Drive-In's news updates always make my day?

    Kinda makes you wonder if MGM's remaining Hammer titles would have been included if Sony was still distributing...
     
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    Which unreleased Hammer titles does MGM/Fox have the rights to? I'm kinda surprised Twins of Evil and Vampire Circus have never been released in Region 1.
     
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    X-human I ate my keys

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    ^ I can't decide between Option 1 or Option 2. I like Option 1's ideas better but Option 2 is done better aesthetically.

    Option 3 is a cluttered mess.
     
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    I dig all three covers. One minor complaint, Option 2 doesn't show The Gorgon (my favorite movie in the package). Option 3 has the lead currently.
     
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    Cool can't wait to see THE GORGON and TASTE OF FEAR again. I'll be picking this up.
     
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    I reckon option 1 is better, but it won't win.
     
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    These titles are long overdue and the price is nice too.
     
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    Cover #2 is the best, IMHO. I will probably check this out.
     
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    Option two is great, so my vote went that way.
     
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    Just added to wishlist.
     
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    I dislike all three covers. Take a look at Universal's Hammer Horror Collection that came out a few years back. That was classy. Sony's choices are cheesy in comparison, as if to play up the films' "inherent" kitsch factor. As a big Hammer fan, I guess I have to say that I kind of find them insulting.
     
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    old-boo-radley They stay the same age...

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    I can't believe it, as much as I love 80s horror and Eurosleaze, it always seems to be a classic collection that makes me smile the most. I can't wait to see The Gorgon.
     
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    I've been wanting a decent copy of SCREAM OF FEAR forever. Great year for Hammer fans.
     

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