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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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  (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
Ted Newsom (written by)

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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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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Flesh And Blood: THE HAMMER HERITAGE OF HORROR {TV} (Ted Newsom, 1994) ***, 12 July 2015
Author: MARIO GAUCI ( from Naxxar, Malta

Another feature-length history of the infamous British film studio that, as the narration proudly says here, changed the face of cinema – and, more precisely, the vivid depiction of screen violence – forever. However, being a longer piece than usual, it takes care to deal with its 1930 origins (including 1935's THE MYSTERY OF THE MARY CELESTE aka PHANTOM SHIP starring legendary horror icon Bela Lugosi), its 1940s radio successes-to-screen adaptations and its 1950s "quota-quickie" run headed by Hollywood second leads like Paul Henried. Furthermore, it also delves into the studio's efforts in other genres like swashbucklers and thrillers but, somewhat disappointingly, not in enough detail to do them proper justice. Therefore – and the title is clear indication enough – the bulk of the feature is dedicated to their phenomenally successful cycle of Gothic horrors, Sci-Fi and Prehistoric adventures.

The roster of interviewees is pretty impressive and quite definitive: apart from Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee (who also act as narrators) we have Hammer stars like Martine Beswick, Veronica Carlson, Hazel Court, Andrew Keir, Francis Matthews, Ferdy Mayne, Caroline Munro, Christopher Neame, Ingrid Pitt, Yutte Stensgaard and Raquel Welch in a combination of archive and newly-shot footage; as for the creative Hammer staff there are Roy Ward Baker, James Bernard, Michael Carreras, Freddie Francis, Val Guest, Ray Harryhausen, Anthony Hinds and Jimmy Sangster as well as Hollywood fanboy Joe Dante. Apart from marking the historic final step in the working relationship of Cushing and Lee, the documentary inadvertently also served as an epitaph for the former and Michael Carreras who would both die soon after it premiered on TV! Apparently, according to its maker Ted Newsom, a longer "Director's Cut" will be unveiled in the near future, a full 20-plus years after it was originally shot…

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