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buck135 03-29-2013 07:18 PM

Evil of Frankenstein and Brides of Dracula Hammer Blu-ray's Summer 2013
 
Two more Region B horror films from Hammer are on tap later this year. The Brides of Dracula is set to be released on June 24th and The Evil of Frankenstein will be available on July 22nd. Neither film are particularly very good in my opinion, but will get my attention if they feature good transfers and decent extras.

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=10796

Chomp 03-29-2013 07:27 PM

Nice...I really like Brides, but I never sat down to watch The Evil of Frankenstein. I might have to grab these.

buck135 03-29-2013 10:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Chomp (Post 731323)
Nice...I really like Brides, but I never sat down to watch The Evil of Frankenstein. I might have to grab these.

Just like Universal, the sequel to Dracula doesn't feature Dracula at all. That's my only real gripe with Brides. Evil of Frankenstein is goofy, however it has the typical Hammer charm. Peter Cushing makes up for a terrible looking monster.

Anthropophagus 03-29-2013 10:58 PM

I love Brides of Dracula, Cushing turns in a great performance and David Peel was very good as the tortured vampire.
I also love The Evil Of Frankenstein, I don't even mind the make-up, it's a departure sure but still has enough signature elements to remind one of the Jack Pierce Universal incarnation while adding a dramatic sense of pathos.
It also has enough scenes that are reminiscent of the iconic Universal series to keep me happy, but I am also a huge fan of all things Hammer.

Paff 03-29-2013 11:07 PM

Yup. I say it all the time (sorry to those who've heard it so many times from me). Brides of Dracula has neither brides nor Dracula. But it's still a damn fine movie nonetheless. Second best in the Hammer Dracula series.

I like Evil of Frankenstein too, although I wish they hadn't used the Universal-style make-up on the monster. And you gotta love the deaf-mute redhead. Hear me? You gotta.

satans-sadists 09-10-2013 08:38 PM

Brides of Dracula review from AV Forums: http://www.avforums.com/movies/The-B...9/blu-ray.html

MisterTwister 09-10-2013 09:28 PM

I'm meh about Brides of Dracula. Dracula or not it's an underwhelming film. Cushing owns as usual, though.

EOF is goofy fun, though.

satans-sadists 02-18-2014 01:17 AM

DVD Beaver reviews Brides of Dracula: http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film4/blu-r...la_blu-ray.htm

X-human 02-18-2014 09:39 PM

^ Wow, looks surprisingly good. A lot of the makeup blends much better with the Blu-ray's color timing. That to me says it's more properly balanced here than on the DVDs. Based on the stills the grain looks rather natural as well.

Can't say I agree with 2.00:1 however. There's some close shaves there, which would be very unforgiving if projected in theaters during the era. I have a hard time believing this is how Hammer intended it to look.

satans-sadists 04-23-2014 04:07 PM

DVD Beaver reviews Evil of Frankenstein: http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film4/blu-r...in_blu-ray.htm


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