Following on from the recent releases of the fully restored and re-mastered Hammer classics, THE REPTILE and THE PLAGUE OF ZOMBIES last June, Studio Canal are delighted to announce the releases of the next three iconic HAMMER titles in our new restoration series: THE DEVIL RIDES OUT, THE MUMMY’S SHROUD and RASPUTIN THE MAD MONK – out to own individually on Double Play (DVD & Blu Ray) from 22nd October.
In celebration, the restored releases are accompanied by a host of specially created new extras, produced in collaboration with Hammer expert and author Marcus Hearn (author of “The Hammer Vault”), including brand new making of featurettes and interviews with original cast members.
To celebrate these releases, What Culture has three copies of each Blu-ray to give away to our readers.
THE DEVIL RIDES OUT (Released 22nd October)
The debonair Duc de Richleau has been trusted with the care of his deceased friend’s son, Simon Aron. The Duc discovers that the young man has been seduced into joining a Satanic cult headed by the diabolic Mocata, who is intent on making Simon one of the Devil’s disciples. Having rescued Simon from a bloodied ritual, de Richleau is pursued by Mocata, who will stop at nothing to destroy the Duc and his friends, even summoning the Angel of Death itself.
Starring Christopher Lee in one of his personal favourite roles and based on the celebrated novel by Dennis Weatley, THE DEVIL RIDES OUT is one of Hammer’s most accomplished and thrilling mystery horrors.
Starring Christopher Lee, Charles Gray and Nike Arrighi
Directed by Terence Fisher
Extras: Three band new documentaries: ‘Black Magic: The Making of The Devil Rides Out’, ‘The Power of Light: Restoring TheDevil Rides Out’ and ‘Dennis Wheatley at Hammer’
World of Hammer Episode ‘Hammer’
Audio Commentary featuring Christopher Lee, Sarah Lawson & Hammer Films Historian MarcusHearn
THE MUMMY’S SHROUD (released 22ND OCTOBER):
The time is 1920; the place is Mezzera, Egypt, an exotic land of mystery and ancient magic. A routine expedition is about to turn into a violent, murderous rampage that few willsurvive. Renowned scientist Sir Basil Walden and a team of expert archaeologists are on a journey to find the lost tomb of pharaoh Kah-to-Bey. Having ignored warnings of a deathly curse, the expedition unearths the pharaoh’s final resting place with horrific consequences. A vengeful spirit has been unleashed and it wants their flesh…
Directed by John Gilling (THE REPTILE, THE PLAGUE OF THE ZOMBIES), Hammer’s THE MUMMY’S SHROUD has gained cult notoriety for its gruesome murder sequences and its stunning climax. A true terror from the tombs!
Starring Andre Morell, John Phillips and David Buck
Directed by John Gilling
Two brand new documentaries: ‘The Beat Goes On: The Making of The Mummy’s Shroud’ and ‘Remembering David Buck’
RASPUTIN THE MAD MONK (Released 22nd October)
In pre-revolution St Petersburg, Russia, sinister monk Grigori Rasputin provesthat he has the unearthly power to ease the deranged and heal the sick, but at what price? Aided by his hypnotic powers Rasputin begins his ruthless and depraved pursuit of power and wealth, determined to give God sins worth forgiving. He must be stopped, but how do you rid the world of a man who defies death?
Horror legends Christopher Lee (Dracula Prince of Darkness) and Barbara Shelley (Quatermass And The Pit) star in a controversial film about one of history’s most notorious figures.
Starring Christopher Lee, Barbara Shelley and Richard Pasco
Directed by Don Sharp
Two brand new documentaries: ‘Tall Stories: The Making of Rasputin the Mad Monk’, ‘Brought to Book: Hammer Novelisations’
World of Hammer Episode ‘Costumers’
Audio Commentary featuring Christopher Lee, Barbara Shelley, Francis Matthews & Suzan Farmer
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This article was first posted on September 23, 2012