NEWS: Hammer’s ‘The Curse Of Frankenstein’ coming to DVD/Blu-ray in October

Hammer, Icon Film Distribution and Lionsgate have announced the release date for Terence Fisher’s Gothic classic ‘The Curse of Frankenstein’ fully restored in High Definition and for the first time in its original Academy ratio of 1.37:1.

Available 15th October in the UK and Ireland on 3-disc Double Play, the pack includes 1 x Blu-ray and 2 x DVD packed full of brand new content. Featuring new documentaries and bonus extras, and including the infamous “eyeball” scene, which was originally banned but has now been fully restored.

Baron Victor Frankenstein is the archetypal aristocrat: well-read, cultured and arrogant. Beyond the sophisticated veneer exists a cruel, utterly unscrupulous man, obsessed with ambition. Determined to realise his greatest dream, to create life, he assembles a creature from organs gathered from various unwilling donors. The creature is successful brought to life but the instability of the brain, irretrievably damaged, causes uncontrollable and violent spasms that result in indiscriminate murder… and it is the Baron to whom the blame is laid, with fatal consequences.

Single Blu-ray 50 disc:

– HD Main Feature – Never before released “Academy” ratio 1.37:1 – 83 mins – DTS MA 2.0
– HD The Curse of Frankenstein (1.66:1 version) – alternate aspect ratio – 83mins – DTS MA 2.0
– New audio commentary with Marcus Hearn & Jonathan Rigby
– Frankenstein Reborn: The Making of a Hammer Classic (new & exclusive)
– Life With Sir (new & exclusive Peter Cushing documentary)
– Four Sided Triangle (bonus feature film) 80 mins
– Tales of Frankenstein (bonus TV pilot) 25 mins
– The Tale of Tales of Frankenstein (new & exclusive Ted Newsom documentary)
– World Of Hammer: The Curse of Frankenstein 25 mins
– Stills show
– English HOH subtitles for Main Feature

Double DVD:

DISC #1
– Main Feature – Never before released “Academy” ratio 1.37:1 – 83 mins – DD 2.0 – English HOH subtitles
– The Curse of Frankenstein (1.66:1 version) – alternate aspect ratio – 83mins – DD 2.0
– New audio commentary with Marcus Hearn & Jonathan Rigby

DISC #2:
– Frankenstein Reborn: The Making of a Hammer Classic (new & exclusive)
– Life With Sir (new & exclusive Peter Cushing documentary)
– Four Sided Triangle (bonus feature film) 80 mins
– Tales of Frankenstein (bonus TV pilot) 25 mins
– The Tale of Tales of Frankenstein (new & exclusive Ted Newsom documentary)
– World Of Hammer: The Curse of Frankenstein 25 mins
– Stills show
– PDF Original shooting script
– PDF all-new booklet “The Creator’s Spark: Hammer’s Frankenstein Begins” with text by Hammer archivist Robert J. E. Simpson

Cast:
Peter Cushing – Baron Victor von Frankenstein
Christopher Lee – The Creature
Hazel Court – Elizabeth
Robert Urquhart – Dr. Paul Krempe
Valerie Gaunt – Justine
Noel Hood – Aunt Sophia
Melvyn Hayes – Young Victor
Paul Hardtmuth – Professor Bernstein
Fred Johnson – Grandpa

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