Tuesday, 20 February 2018


#TOOCOOLTUESDAY! It's THAT time again. You know the rules by now. ONLY send your answers using the MESSAGE button, no entries on the thread below. Many Many thanks to Indicator and GOOD LUCK to everyone, this BOX SET is a smasher! GOOD LUCK!

Release date: 19 February 2018
Limited Blu-ray Edition (World premieres on Blu-ray)

NEVER TAKE SWEETS FROM A STRANGER (Cyril Frankel, 1960) : THE FULL TREATMENT (Val Guest, 1960) : CASH ON DEMAND (Quentin Lawrence, 1961)
Release date: 19 February 2018 Limited Blu-ray Edition (World premieres on Blu-ray)

Four classic thrillers from the vaults of Hammer Films released on Blu-ray for the very first time, including premiere presentations of the complete, uncensored UK theatrical release versions of Val Guest’s The Full Treatment and Cyril Frankel’s Never Take Sweets from a Stranger and a host of new and exclusive extra features. This stunning Limited Blu-ray Edition Box Set from Indicator is strictly limited to 6,000 numbered units.

HD restorations of all four films
Original Mono audio
New title-specific documentaries exploring aspects of each film
Audio commentary with film historian Michael Brooke and author Johnny Mains on The Snorkel
The Snorkel original script ending: reconstruction of the finale of Jimmy's Sangster's screenplay
Two presentations of Never Take Sweets from a Stranger: with the original UK titles; and with the alternative US Never Take Candy from a Stranger titles
Never Take Sweets from a Stranger introduction by actor and filmmaker Matthew Holness
Two presentations of The Full Treatment: the uncensored UK theatrical cut; and the censored US version with alternative Stop Me Before I Kill! titles
Audio commentary with film historians Jonathan Rigby and David Miller on Cash on Demand
New and exclusive interviews with cast and crew members, including actors Janina Faye (Never Take Sweets from a Stranger) and Lois Daine (Cash on Demand), props master Peter Allchorne (The Snorkel) and second assistant director Hugh Harlow (The Snorkel)
Appreciations of composers Elisabeth Lutyens (Never Take Sweets from a Stranger) and Francis Chagrin (The Snorkel) by David Huckvale, author of Hammer Film Scores and the Musical Avant-Garde
Hammer’s Women: Betta St John (2018): Diabolique magazine’s editor-in-chief Kat Ellinger offers an appreciation of the American actress, singer and dancer
Hammer’s Women: Gwen Watford (2018): British cinema expert Dr Laura Mayne explores the life and career of the prolific English film, stage and television actress
Hammer’s Women: Diane Cilento (2018): Dr Melanie Williams, author of Female Stars of British Cinema, explores the life and career of the Australian theatre and film actress and author
Hammer’s Women: Lois Daine (2018): critic and author Becky Booth on the popular English film and television actress
Archival documentaries, interviews and featurettes
Original trailers
Image galleries: extensive promotional and on-set photography, poster art and marketing materials
Exclusive booklets for each film, with new essays by Kat Ellinger, Julian Upton and Kim Newman, archival interview materials, contemporary reviews, and full film credits
New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
World Blu-ray premieres of all four films
Limited Edition Box Set of 6,000 numbered copies.


TODAY WE REMEMBER Robert Quarry, a great actor best known for his roles in a number of horror films in the 70’s such as 'Count Yorga Vampire' (1970) and its sequel 'The Return Of Count Yorga' (1971) , 'Dr. Philbes Rises Again' (1973) and 'Madhouse' (1974) with Peter Cushing and Vincent Price . . Quarry was also featured in guest spots on such TV shows as "Studio 57," "The Lone Ranger," "Hallmark Hall of Fame," "Mike Hammer," "The Fugitive," "Perry Mason," "Ironside," "Cannon," "The Rockford Files," and "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century."

OUTSIDE OF HIS WORK in movies and television, Robert also had a highly distinguished stage career. Quarry acted in Broadway productions of "As You Like It," "The Taming of the Shrew," "Richard III," and "Gramercy Ghost." He acted alongside Cloris Leachman in "Design for Living" at the Stage Society in Los Angeles and in 1966 went on tour with a traveling roadshow production of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?". 

HE REGULARLY studied his craft at the Actors Lab in Hollywood. Blessed with an IQ of 168, Quarry was a Life master at bridge. In addition, Robert studied cooking at the Cardon Bleu School in Manhattan and was the author of the best-selling cookbook "Wonderfully Simple Recipes for Simply Wonderful Food." Robert Quarry died at age 83 on February 20, 2009 in Woodland Hills, California.


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