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This week is pretty slim on new quality releases. However, there are some children friendly Halloween releases and some multi-film combo packs for some films that are worth picking up as well as some hi-def re-releases of some great flicks.
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It’s the film that divided audiences at our local Late Nite Grindhouse program earlier this year but we still feel it should be seen by all fans of genre cinema. »
- Andy Triefenbach
Synapse Films continues to bring the legendary genre output of Hammer Films stateside with a definitive release of the illustrious studio’s TV series titled, Hammer House Of Horror! This complete DVD release features all 13 episodes, completely uncut and features newly produced bonus features. Read on for the complete press release below and long live Hammer!
Each generation creates tales of horror… stories that seep through the very heart of our collective fears. The legendary Hammer Studios is widely recognized as the high watermark of the gothic macabre, creating some of the most chilling and recognizable horror films of all time. Synapse Films is proud to present this essential collection of all 13 tales of terror from the legendary British film studio into The Complete Hammer House of Horror collector’s set!
In 1980 Hammer took over the old Hampden Manor House in the heartland of England and produced a series of »
- Justin Edwards
The legendary Hammer Studios is widely recognized as the high watermark of the gothic macabre, creating some of the most chilling and recognizable horror films of all time.
In 1980 Hammer took over the old Hampden Manor House in the heartland of England and produced a series of thirteen horror stories to air on British television. With a host of Hammer regulars, including Peter Cushing (Twins of Evil, Star Wars) and Denholm Elliott (Raiders of the Lost Ark), classic thespians including Brian Cox (The Ring), Patricia Quinn (The Rocky Horror Picture Show), Georgina Hale (The Devils), Diana Dors (Theatre of Blood) and Dark Shadows stalwart Kathryn Leigh Scott, along with early appearances by actors like Pierce Brosnan (GoldenEye), each episode provides a »
One of our favorite shows around these parts is the anthology series "The Hammer House of Horror", and though it's been released on DVD before, you know the good folks over at Synapse Films are going to put together a package that puts that one to shame!
From the Press Release
Each generation creates tales of horror… stories that seep through the very heart of our collective fears. The legendary Hammer Studios is widely recognized as the high watermark of the Gothic macabre, creating some of the most chilling and recognizable horror films of all time. Synapse Films is proud to present this essential collection of all 13 tales of terror from the legendary British film studio into The Complete Hammer House Of Horror collector's set!
In 1980 Hammer took over the old Hampden Manor House in the heartland of England and produced a series of thirteen horror stories to air on British television. »
- Uncle Creepy
We’ve known that Synapse Films had plans to release Hammer House of Horror since 2010, but it is now official and will be released later this year. The complete 13-episode TV series will be available in a 5-dvd set on September 11th. According to Fangoria, the episodes will be presented in their original airdate order and are completely uncut:
“Produced in 1980, Hammer House Of Horror consisted of 13 episodes shot at Hampden Manor House in the heart of England, with directors including Hammer vets Peter Sasdy and Alan Gibson and featuring actors such as Peter Cushing, Pierce Brosnan, Brian Cox and Denholm Elliott. Synapse’s five-dvd set will present the episodes in original airdate order, uncut with all the nudity and violence intact, presented in the original 1.33:1 broadcast aspect ratio.”
The DVD set will sell for $39.95 and we’ve included a look at the cover art below. Here is a »
- Jonathan James
An experience that offers participants the chance to shoot zombies is hiring people to play the undead. 'Zombie Manor House', from the people who started 'Zombie Shopping Mall', takes place near Manchester and revolves around a "top-secret" and abandoned facility overrun by undead beings. At present, the experience - stated as lasting around three hours - can be booked for £99 per person. Survivors investigating the manor are provided with airsoft weapons to shoot the lurking zombies and are involved in a story "which unfolds in real time". Eventual undead hires will be given make-up and prosthetics (more) »
- By Ben Lee
Good news for London’s commuters as we’ve just heard that Virgin Media in the UK launched wi-fi internet access at two tube stations across the capital yesterday, with another three launching today. The service will allow millions of commuters and visitors to get online and find their way around London with up-to-the-minute TfL travel information, as well as discover great things to do in the capital with daily recommendations from Time Out, exclusive playlists from Spotify and the latest trailers and red carpet gossip from MyMovies.Net.
You will eventually be able to log onto Netflix, check emails, view Thn, check your Facebook profile, tweet and goodness knows what else underground as Virgin Media is also offering free, full internet access to every online destination throughout the summer. The service is now ‘online’ at King’s Cross and Warren Street Tube stations, Oxford Circus and Green Park. Victoria »
- Paul Heath
Virgin Media have just released the news that ahead of the London 2012 Olympics, their contract to get free Wi-Fi installed in certain London Underground stations has now begun with the first two stations going live. King’s Cross and Warren Street are the first two with Wi-Fi going live as of today (7th June) with Oxford Circus and Green Park both going live tomorrow (8th June).
Following these four stations Virgin are expecting 80 stations in total to be connected before the end of July and 120 to be live by the end of 2012.
Other stations expected to be completed before the end of July include:
Aldgate East, Elephant & Castle, London Bridge, St Paul’s, Angel, Embankment, Manor House, Stepney Green, Archway, Euston, Mansion House, Stockwell, Arsenal Euston Square, Marble Arch, Stratford, Barbican, Finsbury Park, Marylebone, Swiss Cottage, Bayswater, Goodge Street, Mile End, Temple, Bermondsey, Green Park, North Greenwich, Tottenham Hale, Bethnal Green, »
- David Sztypuljak
Season 2 of the addictive Downton Abbey premieres Jan. 8 (check local listings), but PBS is hoping fans will keep another date in mind: On Jan. 22, it will air a one-hour special, Secrets of the Manor House, which is a described as a nonfiction look into the lives of British aristocracy during the early 1900s. Fingers crossed we hear about sex, scandals, and someone with as biting a tongue as Maggie Smith’s Violet Crawley.
According to PBS, the first season of Downton Abbey was the third-most watched Masterpiece program in the last 22 years.
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- Mandi Bierly
9 items from 2012
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