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Old 03-29-2013, 07:18 PM   #1
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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
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Old 03-29-2013, 07:27 PM   #2
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Nice...I really like Brides, but I never sat down to watch The Evil of Frankenstein. I might have to grab these.
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Old 03-29-2013, 10:21 PM   #3
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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.
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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.
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Old 03-29-2013, 11:07 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 09-10-2013, 08:38 PM   #6
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Brides of Dracula review from AV Forums: http://www.avforums.com/movies/The-B...9/blu-ray.html
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Old 09-10-2013, 09:28 PM   #7
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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.
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DVD Beaver reviews Brides of Dracula: http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film4/blu-r...la_blu-ray.htm
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Old 02-18-2014, 09:39 PM   #9
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^ 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.
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DVD Beaver reviews Evil of Frankenstein: http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film4/blu-r...in_blu-ray.htm
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