HERE IS YOUR CHANCE to bag yourself one of TWO IMPRINT TELEVISION NEW REMASTERED BLU RAY BOX SETS up for grabs in this great PCASUK COMPETITION! As always, ANYONE can ENTER, with the correct answer, ANYONE can WIN! But this time, the Competition Question will only be posted the Facebook PCASUK Fan Page, at MID DAY TOMORROW...and you can only enter at the page using the Facebook MESSAGE BUTTON! The question will not be shared on other PCASUK platforms. The banner above was posted at MIDNIGHT tonight, at the FAN PAGE as a teaser 😏.. and has started the 'buzz already! I mean, what #Hammerfilmfan WOULD'NT want to win this great Blu Ray Box Set?
HERE IS THE SPEC for the #IMPRINTTELEVISION release!
'This star-studded anthology from Hammer Films presents thirteen unforgettable tales of spine-chilling terror. Reimagining classic Hammer themes in a contemporary British setting and signalling a new direction for the legendary film studio under the aegis of producer Roy Skeggs, the series blends the supernatural with a very modern horror – from hauntings and demonic possessions to sinister incarcerations and cannibalism… A huge hit for ITV, Hammer House of Horror boasts a consistently high-calibre cast including Peter Cushing, Diana Dors, Denholm Elliott, Brian Cox and Sian Phillips. All 13 episodes have been restored from the original negatives! The release happens on October 28th 2020. It's hard-box edition limited to only 1500 units!'
• Limited Edition 3 Disc hard-box with all 13 episodes in stunning new High Definition & in its original full screen aspect ratio
• NEW 2020: Exclusive Audio Commentaries by Mark Gatiss & Kim Newman “Witching Time”,
“Rude Awakening”, “The House That Bled to Death” and “The Two Faces of Evil”
• NEW 2020: Exclusive Audio Commentary by actress Rosalyn Landor & Kim Newman on“Guardian of the Abyss”
• NEW 2020: Exclusive Audio Commentaries by Jonathan Rigby & Kevin Lyons on “The Thirteenth Reunion”, “Charlie Boy”, “The Silent Scream”, “Children of the Full Moon”, & “The Mark of Satan”
• Grave Recollections: A Visit with actress Kathryn Leigh Scott featurette
• Hammer Housekeeping: A Visit with actress Mia Nadasi featurette
• Widescreen version of the episode “Guardian of the Abyss”
• Opening Montage Raw Takes for episode “Rude Awakening”
#IMPACTTELEVISION 'Hammer House of Horrors' blu ray box set is released on OCTOBER 30th 2020. This is a pre-order title and will be dispatched in the week leading up to its October 28th release date. This is a Hard Box Edition LIMITED to only 1500 copies. ORDER : HERE!
THE HAMMER HOUSE OF HORROR television series, is of special interest to lovers of the work of Peter Cushing, because of his inclusion in one of the 13 episodes, 'The Silent Scream', starring also Brian Cox and Elaine Donnelly. Also of note is that Cushing's co star, in his very first Hammer film, 'The Curse of Frankenstein' in 1957, actor Robert Urquhart also stars in an episode called 'Children of the Full Moon'. This was seen by many as a bit of a interesting choice for both producer Roy Skeggs and the actor Urquhart too! For many years, despite the success of his one and only Hammer film, being a smash box office success story, Urquhart give the film, it's publicity and his connection, a very cold shoulder. He did little if any publicity for the film at the time, and made no secret of the fact he thought the film, crude, gorey and distasteful . . in short, he wanted nothing to do with it.
LITTLE IF ANYTHING, title sometimes permitted, is mentioned in his media CV, filmographies or indeed his obituary. The fact that he played part in a film that changed the direction of fantasy cinema forever, was of no interest to him. So, it's interesting to see him once again in a Hammer production. It's believed he had been suggested about further casting by Hammer after 'Curse' but i guess, no one dared. Urquart did appear in another film in 1980, in which Cushing also appeared, the Hallmark production of 'A Tale of Two Cities'. A film with quite a cast, that managed to engage any Brit certified or elderly character actor from Kenneth More, Barry Morse, Nigel Hawthorne . . and Mr Urquart too.
MAYBE BY 1980, Urquart had cooled off? He appearance in the episode is brief, but actually, worth seeing. One thing is for certain, new CEO Roy Skeggs was a talented and skillful producer, who started life at Hammer films during their prime at Bray studios in 1963 as a production accountant! If anyone could have coaxed Urquart, it would have been and probably was, Mr Skeggs!