Hammer Films Collection: Volume 1 (1960-1964) – By Jason S. Lockard

 

Hammer films is a British company based in London. It was founded in 1934, but the company is probably best know for it’s gothic films from the 50s to the 70s. Now the great folks at Mill Creek Entertainment bring us the first of what I hope is many volumes of Hammer film releases. Let’s take a look at what is included in  volume one.

Our Rating System:

****=Don’t Miss it!
***=Worth a look.
**=An Ok way to spend an evening.
*=You haven’t missed anything.

Disc 1:

The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll (1960) – This is a truly unique take on the classic tale! This is a must see! ***

Scream of Fear (1961) – A young wheelchair-bound woman returns to her father’s estate. She keeps seeing his dead body even though he’s away on business. ***
The Gorgon (1964)  A rural village has been the scene of a series of murders where each victim was turned into stone. A local professor investigates and finds an evil Gorgon haunting a nearby castle. ***

Disc 2:

Stop Me Before I Kill! (1961) – Alan Colby a race car driver survives a car crash. Alan and his wife goes on vacation, but he suffers blackouts and violent outbursts. **
The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb (1964)  An American showman disrupts the coffin of a mummified pharoah only to find it empty. The mummy has escaped to fulfill the dreadful prophesy and exact a violent and bloody revenge. ***

This 2 disc DVD set presents all of these films in widescreen format. The audio and video quality is really good for figuring these films areover fifty years old. The DVD menu is easy to access. There is no bonus features, but your getting five classic Hammer horror films for under fifteen bucks, that are bound to give you nightmares! I highly suggest you head over to www.MillCreekEnt.com and pick up a copy today!

Moral Rating: violence / scary images / brief nudity
Audience: teens and adults
Genre: horror
Length: over 7 hours
DVD Released: 2015
DVD Rating: A