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Old 06-10-2015, 08:08 PM   #1
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Hound of the Baskervilles (Hammer 1959) Arrow UK

Couldn't find a thread on this version of Hound of the Baskervilles. This Blu-ray was released last week, UK only.

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Release Date: 1st June 2015
Format: Blu-ray
Starring: Peter Cushing, André Morell, Christopher Lee
Directed by: Terence Fisher
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Sherlock Holmes is the most filmed character of all time – but it is arguably this 1959 re-telling of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic tale The Hound of the Baskervilles, from legendary horror studio Hammer and starring genre stalwarts Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee, which stands as the super sleuth’s finest cinematic hour.

Rising up out of the swirling mists of Dartmoor, Baskerville Hall stands tall and gloomy. Its occupant, Charles Baskerville, has been found dead in mysterious circumstances. Could Sir Charles have been the victim of the so-called “Baskerville Curse”, which tells of a deadly beast that stalks the surrounding countryside? Unperturbed by the legend, next-in-line Sir Henry Baskerville (a rare leading man performance from Lee) sets out to Dartmoor to assume inheritance of the family estate, under the auspices of the famous detective Sherlock Holmes and right-hand man Dr. Watson (Andre Morell).

Imbued with an atmosphere as thick as fog, The Hound of the Baskervilles is a superlative gothic yarn which benefits from game performances from Cushing, Lee and Morell, as well as the expert direction of Terence Fisher, known for helming many of Hammer’s most celebrated efforts including The Curse of Frankenstein, Dracula and The Devil Rides Out.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:
•High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) feature presentation
•Original uncompressed Mono 1.0 Audio
•Isolated Music and Effects Soundtrack
•Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
•New audio commentary with Hammer experts Marcus Hearn and Jonathan Rigby
•Release the Hound! – a brand new documentary looking at the genesis and making of the Hammer classic, featuring interviews with hound mask creator Margaret Robinson, film historian Kim Newman, actor/documentarian and co-creator of BBC’s Sherlock Mark Gatiss, and others
•André Morell: Best of British – a featurette looking at the late great actor André Morell and his work with Hammer
•The Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes – a 1986 documentary looking at the many incarnations of Conan Doyle’s celebrated character, narrated and presented by Christopher Lee
•Actor’s Notebook: Christopher Lee – an archive interview in which the actor looks back on his role as Sir Henry Baskerville
•The Hounds of the Baskervilles excerpts read by Christopher Lee
•Original Theatrical Trailer
•Extensive Image Gallery
•Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Paul Shipper
•Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by former Hammer archivist Robert J.E. Simpson, illustrated with original archive stills and posters


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Region: B
Rating: PG
Cat No: FCD1110
Duration: 87 mins
Language: English
Subtitles: English SDH
Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
Audio: Mono
Colour
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DVD Beaver review: http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film5/blu-r...es_blu-ray.htm

Mondo Digital review: http://mondo-digital.com/houndbasker.html
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I received it last week from Amazon UK. Excellent transfer and extras, as usual from Arrow. I seriously doubt the US will get a better release, unless Arrow has the rights to release it here also.
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The other reviews collected here have plenty of praise for the picture quality.

This is not the case with Blu-ray.com: http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Ho...122562/#Review
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The other reviews collected here have plenty of praise for the picture quality.

This is not the case with Blu-ray.com: http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Ho...122562/#Review
"All in all, this is an underwhelming presentation of The Hound of the Baskervilles that isn't going to please fans of the film."

Well, they can speak for themselves. As a fan of the film, I was pleased enough with the transfer. Sure it has some minor faults, but it's what MGM handed Arrow... and it is certainly a nice step up from the old R1 DVD that was non-anamorphic.
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