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6 August 1994 (UK) See more »
The history of Hammer Films and their legacy, narrated by the studio's most beloved stars, Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. | Add synopsis »
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An essential and definitive look into the history of the Hammer Films. See more (8 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Peter Cushing ... Narrator / Himself (voice)

Christopher Lee ... Narrator / Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Roy Ward Baker ... Himself
James Bernard ... Himself

Martine Beswick ... Herself (as Martine Beswicke)
Veronica Carlson ... Herself
Michael Carreras ... Himself

Hazel Court ... Herself

Joe Dante ... Himself
Freddie Francis ... Himself
Val Guest ... Himself

Ray Harryhausen ... Himself
Anthony Hinds ... Himself
Andrew Keir ... Himself
Francis Matthews ... Himself
Ferdy Mayne ... Himself

Caroline Munro ... Herself

Christopher Neame ... Himself

Ingrid Pitt ... Herself
Jimmy Sangster ... Himself
Yutte Stensgaard ... Herself (archive footage)

Raquel Welch ... Herself

Directed by
Ted Newsom 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ted Newsom 

Produced by
Michael Baron .... associate producer: stills
Tee Bosustow .... producer
Joe Dante .... associate producer
Bill Kelley .... associate producer
Richard Nathan .... associate producer
Ted Newsom .... producer
Roy Skeggs .... associate producer
Original Music by
James Bernard 
Film Editing by
Tee Bosustow 
Alexander Gittinger  (as Alex Gittinger)
Noriko Miyakawa 
Sean Okin 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kevin M. Glover .... assistant director: Los Angeles (as Kevin Glover)
Donald F. Glut .... assistant director (as Don Glut)
Bruce G. Hallenbeck .... assistant director: New York (as Bruce Hallenback)
Chrissie Hines .... assistant director
Jane Hughes .... assistant director: Canterbury (as Jane Herd)
Stephen Laws .... assistant director: Manchester
Harry Nadler .... assistant director
John Stoker .... assistant director: London
Sound Department
Harvey Edwards .... sound recordist
Matthew Harrison .... sound recordist (as Matt Harrison)
David Lakin .... sound recordist
Robert Meeker .... sound recordist
Camera and Electrical Department
Tee Bosustow .... lighting technician
Janis Erwin .... lighting technician
Ron Hamill .... camera operator
Robert Lloyd .... camera operator
Anthony Penatta .... camera operator
Andy Watt .... camera operator
Animation Department
Gary Heilman .... animator: main title animation
Editorial Department
Michael Costanza .... off-line editorial assistant
Tom Reichlin .... off-line editorial assistant
Music Department
Phillip Kimbrough .... conductor: title music (as Phil Kimbrough)
Phillip Kimbrough .... musician: title music (as Phil Kimbrough)
Philip Martell .... conductor: archive music (as Phillip Martel)
Neil Richardson .... conductor: archive music
Eric Tomlinson .... music producer: archive music
Other crew
Ray Atherton .... film clips: Wavelength Video
Daniel Berwick .... on-screen talent
J'Aime Cohen .... on-screen talent
Joe Dante .... film clips courtesy of
Ernest D. Farino .... film clips courtesy of (as Ernest Farino)
Bernard Gordon .... film clips: Motion Picture Holdings
Marcus Hearn .... archive source
Ken Kramer .... film clips: The Clip Joint (as Ken Cramer)
Bill Longen .... film clips: Trailers on Tape
Greg Luce .... film clips: Sinister Cinema
Sterling Powers .... on-screen talent
Mike Sizemore .... on-screen talent
Woody Wise .... film clips: Discount Video
George Stover .... source: filmclips (uncredited)
Lance Alspaugh .... acknowledgment
Roy Ward Baker .... special thanks
James Bernard .... special thanks
Martine Beswick .... special thanks (as Martine Beswicke)
David Booth .... acknowledgment
Lori Broda .... acknowledgment
Joyce Broughton .... acknowledgment
Veronica Carlson .... special thanks
Michael Carreras .... special thanks
Hazel Court .... special thanks
Colin Cowie .... acknowledgment
Sue Cowie .... acknowledgment
Joe Dante .... special thanks
David Del Valle .... acknowledgment
James Fitzpatrick .... acknowledgment
Freddie Francis .... special thanks
Val Guest .... special thanks
Ray Harryhausen .... special thanks
Anthony Hinds .... special thanks
Sophie James .... acknowledgment
Andrew Keir .... special thanks
Russel Lister .... acknowledgment (as Russ Lister)
William Lustig .... acknowledgment
Francis Matthews .... special thanks
Ferdy Mayne .... special thanks
Mark Miller .... acknowledgment
Caroline Munro .... special thanks
Christopher Neame .... special thanks
Ingrid Pitt .... special thanks
John Robins .... acknowledgment
Max Rosenberg .... acknowledgment
Jimmy Sangster .... special thanks
Roy Skeggs .... acknowledgment
Yutte Stensgaard .... special thanks
Steve Swires .... acknowledgment
Robert Tinnell .... acknowledgment (as Bob Tinnell)
Mark Verheiden .... acknowledgment
Tom Weaver .... acknowledgment
Raquel Welch .... special thanks
Richelle Wilder .... acknowledgment
Ron Wilson .... acknowledgment
Crew believed to be complete

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100 min
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Did You Know?

The last project completed by Peter Cushing before his death in August 1994,and his final collaboration with Christopher Lee (the recording took place on May 17,1994). After the taping, they enjoyed some private time viewing their favorite funny cartoons. Their credit on screen simply reads "Narrated by Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee."See more »
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
An essential and definitive look into the history of the Hammer Films., 10 September 2008
Author: Boba_Fett1138 from Groningen, The Netherlands

This is a rather nice 100 minutes lasting outline of the history of Hammer Film Productions ans simply a must-see for every Hammer movie lover.

I did not only wanted to see this documentary because of its subject and I'm a big fan of the Hammer studios movies but also because this was the last project Peter Cushing worked on. He died in the same year as the release of this documentary. He also sounded really old and just not 100% healthy during his narrations. The other part of he narration is being handled by his old buddy Christoper Lee. Together they starred in dozens of Hammer movies. It also feels right that this was Peter Cushing's last project, since he spend most of his career playing in Hammer movies and is also a reason why he is still so well known and loved, due to all the fine and iconic roles he has played in Hammer productions.

A lot of persons appearing in this documentary has died ever since so obvious the documentary is better than it could had been as it was made at this current day and time, although this movie also uses a lot of archived interviews. The documentary got made at the right time, after the Hammer reign had already ended.

It lets actors, directors, studio executives and everything in between speak about their own personal experiences and the history of the Hammer film studios, from the '30's to their peak at the '50's, '60's and '70's and the end later less successful years. It of course mostly focus on the horror productions, for which the Hammer studios are so well known. The movies had a very unique and distinctive style, which gave them a very large cult following, which was the reason why the Hammer movies were so successful at their time. They putted new life into the declining horror genre in the '50's.

The documentaries provides some unique behind the scenes footage and stories. It's also filled with footage from the actual movies and interviews with all those involved. It isn't just only about their successes but also about the bad choices they made and they also don't pretend like they were making "Citizen Kane" sort of movies at time and their movies were all perfect in every way thinkable.

The documentary is mostly insightful into the history of the Hammer studios and explains why they did things their way. It's perhaps not as insightful on the actually movies and some of its stars and directors, so just don't expect to learn a whole lot of new things about some of the Hammer classics.

Also the actual style of the documentary itself just isn't anything special. It's formulaic but pleasantly fast paced. It doesn't let one person needlessly say more than the other and the documentary features a wide variety of interviewees, which makes this a pleasant and always nice paced and told insightful documentary.

An essential movie for the Hammer lovers.


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