Just in time for Halloween, four 1960s classics from Hammer gets their first-ever UK HD blu-ray restorations (region free) from Indicator/Powerhouse.

Hammer Volume One

Whether it’s a madman brandishing a welding torch (Maniac, 1963), a mythical monster whose looks can kill (The Gorgon, 1964), an ancient royal with diabolical powers (The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb, 1964), or a mad woman wielding a pair of scissors (Fanatic, 1965), this set has something to unease everybody.

Containing exclusive extra features (see below), this Limited Edition box set is published in a limited, numbered edition of 6000 units.

MANIAC (world premiere)
• White Hot Terror: Inside Maniac
• Hammer’s Women: Nadia Gray
• Trevor Wrenn (focus puller) and Ray Andrew (clapper) on Maniac
• Alternative Venhanza Diabolica Spanish opening and closing title sequence
• Trailer

THE GORGON (UK premiere)
• Hammer’s Women: Nadia Gray
• Focus Puller Trevor Wrenn and Clapper Loader Ray Andrew on Maniac
• The Gorgon audio commentary with Samm Deighan and Kat Ellinger
• The Gorgon introduction by actor and filmmaker Matthew Holness (2017)
• Hammer’s Women: Barbara Shelley (2017)
• The Gorgon Comic-Strip Adaptation
• Heart of Stone: Inside The Gorgon

CURSE OF THE MUMMY’S TOMB (UK premiere)
• Hammer’s Women: Jeanne Roland
• Interview with Michael McStay (2017)
• The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb Super 8 Version
• Blood and Bandages: Inside The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb

 

FANATIC (world premiere)
• Hammer’s Women: Tallulah Bankhead
• David Huckvale on composer Wilfred Josephs
• Fanatical Detail (2017): continuity supervisor Renée Glynne and second assistant director Stuart Black recall the making of Fanatic
• Playwright Matthew Lombardo on Tallulah Bankhead
• Die! Die! My Darling!: alternative presentation of Fanatic
• House of Horror: Inside Fanatic