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I always liked THE CREEPING FLESH.  It's a fun one with Peter Cushing that a lot of people seem to not know about.

Current rankings:
OHMSS>FRWL>CR>TSWLM>YOLT>MR>TLD>SF>GE>OP>DN>FYEO>
TWINE>TND>QOS>TB>TMWTGG>GF>LALD>SP>DAF>LTK>AVTAK>DAD
Bond rankings: Lazenby>Moore>Connery>Craig>Dalton>Brosnan

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Yes, that's a good one. Cushing never put in a bad performance, and this is one of his best.

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The hound of the Baskerville for me with both the great masters themselves Cushing anLee

By the way, did I tell you,  I was       "Mad"?

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Interesting. On page 3 and 4 I did some reviews. I only discovered HAMMER last summer thanks to @ToTheRight
And I can't even remember having done those reviews now, my brain damage is a nuisance  ajb007/lol
Yes I can crack jokes about my mishaps, at least on my good days ajb007/wink

I've got a high stack of Hammer Blu-rays and some DVDs too. 42 films high....wow.

Well 2018 will definitely become my HAMMER year plus re-discovering all the Bond films.

Dalton Rulez™

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https://youtu.be/otCpCn0l4Wo   Hammer Time  ajb007/biggrin

“I didn’t lose a friend, I just realised I never had one.”

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Oh Good Heavens!  ajb007/lol

Dalton Rulez™

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BondJasonBond006 wrote:

I've got a high stack of Hammer Blu-rays and some DVDs too. 42 films high....wow.

There's nothing quite like them. ajb007/cheers

Dalton & Connery rule. Brozz was cool. Craig is too.
#1.TLD/LTK 2.TND 3.QOS 4.DN 5.GF/GE 6.SP 7.FRWL 8.TB/TMWTGG 9.TWINE 10.YOLT

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Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing were such a great acting team  ajb007/cheers

“I didn’t lose a friend, I just realised I never had one.”

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Yes in fact the second film I watched since waking up in my new life is THE HOUSE OF THE LONG SHADOWS
I was going to write a review but of course it's not a HAMMER film.

Lee, Cushing, Vincent Price and the relatively unknown (to the big audience) John Carradine.

It's got meta-humour of the best kind and is a mix of old-school horror and 80s cheese. And it works beautifully. It's also a murder mystery in an old house ajb007/wink

Here's a nice pic:

https://a2-images.myspacecdn.com/images04/11/a440718fe5af4ff4af0d2f96595ee996/full.jpg

Dalton Rulez™

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I haven't seen that one in 30 years, but I remember it was great to see them all together.  Is it available on Blu-ray or DVD (Region 2)?

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HAMMER fans in the German and French language region get very spoiled recently. The films get restored and released since circa three, four years. Many get beautiful releases in so called Mediabooks or in normal Blu-ray cases but always with beautiful artwork.

Some of the other famous films of the well known horror actors get such releases too.

This is the mediabook of HOUSE OF THE LONG SHADOWS, it's got a high quality 28 page booklet, written by renown German film historians/critics.
It's a DVD/Blu-ray combo set. Region 2 DVD and B Blu-ray. So it's playable in the UK for instance and throughout Europe.

Of course these things are expensive as most have limited number of prints. There are the normal versions available too, normal Blu-ray case and without the booklet obviously.

And here on amazon uk:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/House-Long-Sha … dpSrc=srch
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Haus-langen-Sc … ng+shadows

My set ajb007/smile
https://a2-images.myspacecdn.com/images04/5/04403bac5be441168579d2d2335c295d/full.jpg
https://a2-images.myspacecdn.com/images04/8/718f75f010444ce58d3e5cc01fc2cb26/full.jpg
https://a4-images.myspacecdn.com/images04/6/51da9cbad9c447eb92482c417ee68ef1/full.jpg

Dalton Rulez™

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Anyone know the name of an early 70s Hammer
Dracula  film. In which he's going to spread a virus
Across the world ?
I watched Dracula: AD 1972 last night thinking it was
It.

“I didn’t lose a friend, I just realised I never had one.”

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Thunderpussy wrote:

Anyone know the name of an early 70s Hammer
Dracula  film. In which he's going to spread a virus
Across the world ?
I watched Dracula: AD 1972 last night thinking it was
It.

Satanic Rites of Dracula.

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Thanks SniperUK  ajb007/cheers  I'll seek out a copy.

“I didn’t lose a friend, I just realised I never had one.”

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It's out of copyright (someone goofed) and should be easily and cheaply available, sometimes under different titles (eg "Count Dracula And His Vampire Bride"  ajb007/rolleyes ), both as a DVD or whatever and online eg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ft8HP5-l1L4

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ajb007/cheers  Just watched it, Great fun as always.
The titles using the wide angle lens, look the same as Dracula AD 1972

“I didn’t lose a friend, I just realised I never had one.”

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On the subject of asking about Hammer films...

Was it The Brides of Dracula that didn't actually feature Dracula at all?

I had a good old school friend who educated me (a bit) in the late 90s on Hammer and horror more generally and this was I think the one he mentioned. It kind of just traded off the Dracula name I guess to pursue a story all of its own.

Sadly, all these years later, I've still not seen any of the Hammer Dracula films and I probably need to ASAP!  ajb007/biggrin

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Silhouette Man wrote:

On the subject of asking about Hammer films...

Was it The Brides of Dracula that didn't actually feature Dracula at all?


Yes, it was. Here's the list:

DRACULA (1958) Known as Horror Of Dracula in the US, to avoid confusion with the old 1931 Bela Lugosi Dracula which was on re-release. Christopher Lee as Dracula, Peter Cushing as Van Helsing.

BRIDES OF DRACULA (1960) Cushing as Van Helsing, no Dracula (a "Baron Meinster" played by one David Peel was the vampire). Stories clash as to whether Lee refused to play Dracula or he wasn't asked.

DRACULA PRINCE OF DARKNESS (1966) Lee as Dracula, Cushing only in a flashback as Van Helsing. Personal favourite.

DRACULA HAS RISEN FROM THE GRAVE (1968) Lee as Dracula.

TASTE THE BLOOD OF DRACULA (1970) Lee as Dracula.

SCARS OF DRACULA (1970) Lee as Dracula. Perhaps the weakest.

DRACULA AD 1972 (er... you can figure out the year) Lee as Dracula, Cushing as Van Helsing.

THE SATANIC RITES OF DRACULA (1973) Lee as Dracula, Cushing as Van Helsing.

THE LEGEND OF THE 7 GOLDEN VAMPIRES (1974) Cushing as Van Helsing, John Forbes-Robertson (dubbed by Valentine Dyall) as Dracula owing to Christopher Lee running screaming from the room when shown the script. (I rather like this one)

Dracula is of course undead, but Van Helsing is a normal man so Peter Cushing plays various different generations of Van Helsings in the Hammer series as it moves through time. Throughout the series, Cushing is excellent (hell, he's excellent in anything) as is Lee when he's not gritting his teeth (metaphorically- wearing fangs is a bit restricting in that area) at the scripts.


plus

THE MAGIC CHRISTIAN (1969) A film starring Peter Sellers & Ringo Starr, in which Lee plays a very Dracula-like vampire (unnamed). Not Hammer. (See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpix0qgpOwA )

ONE MORE TIME (1970) A Sammy Davis Jr movie, in which Lee as Dracula and Cushing as Frankenstein have a one-scene guest appearance owing to Davis being a big fan of theirs. Not Hammer. (To save you watching this awful film, here is the scene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghAOsj6-VaA )

COUNT DRACULA (1970) Lee as Dracula, Herbert Lom as Van Helsing. Not Hammer. Not recommended either.

DRACULA AND SON (1976) Lee as Dracula. French horror comedy, Dracula Pere et Fils, not Hammer. I've only seen the English dub, which is terrible. Apparently the French version is ok.



Obviously many actors in the Hammer Dracula movies also appeared in the Bond series. A partial list includes Geoffrey Keen (TSWLM-TLD), Caroline Munro (TSWLM), Michael Kitchen (GE, TWINE), Christopher Neame (LTK), Joanna Lumley (OHMSS), Madeleine Smith (LALD) and Richard Vernon (GF). Plus Rory Kinnear's dad, Roy Kinnear. And a certain Sir.

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ajb007/martini  ajb007/martini  Always good to see Choogle in action  ajb007/amazed  ajb007/biggrin

"How was your lamb?" "Skewered. One sympathises."

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ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol  I love these movies! (Though I prefer the Frankenstein ones)

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Big fan of the Hammer films too. Something so nostalgic about them. Have so many in my collection. Good to see so many like minded individuals on this forum ajb007/cheers

"Any of the opposition around..?"

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I think this is from a Hammer movie ...

Bbc2 Saturday  night horror double bill ( always loads
Of great Hammer films ) I remember being disturbed
By one particular  death.
  Some poor chap had a bus reverse  over his head !
As a young kid, that scared  the crap out of me. ajb007/lol

“I didn’t lose a friend, I just realised I never had one.”

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The hounds of the Baskervilles with Lee and Cushing , I'd watch just for the casts clothing real chap magazine stuff

By the way, did I tell you,  I was       "Mad"?

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See https://www.ajb007.co.uk/topic/44426/yo … ms/page/4/ for pics showing just that!  ajb007/smile

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Barbel wrote:
Silhouette Man wrote:

On the subject of asking about Hammer films...

Was it The Brides of Dracula that didn't actually feature Dracula at all?


Yes, it was. Here's the list:

DRACULA (1958) Known as Horror Of Dracula in the US, to avoid confusion with the old 1931 Bela Lugosi Dracula which was on re-release. Christopher Lee as Dracula, Peter Cushing as Van Helsing.

BRIDES OF DRACULA (1960) Cushing as Van Helsing, no Dracula (a "Baron Meinster" played by one David Peel was the vampire). Stories clash as to whether Lee refused to play Dracula or he wasn't asked.

DRACULA PRINCE OF DARKNESS (1966) Lee as Dracula, Cushing only in a flashback as Van Helsing. Personal favourite.

DRACULA HAS RISEN FROM THE GRAVE (1968) Lee as Dracula.

TASTE THE BLOOD OF DRACULA (1970) Lee as Dracula.

SCARS OF DRACULA (1970) Lee as Dracula. Perhaps the weakest.

DRACULA AD 1972 (er... you can figure out the year) Lee as Dracula, Cushing as Van Helsing.

THE SATANIC RITES OF DRACULA (1973) Lee as Dracula, Cushing as Van Helsing.

THE LEGEND OF THE 7 GOLDEN VAMPIRES (1974) Cushing as Van Helsing, John Forbes-Robertson (dubbed by Valentine Dyall) as Dracula owing to Christopher Lee running screaming from the room when shown the script. (I rather like this one)

Dracula is of course undead, but Van Helsing is a normal man so Peter Cushing plays various different generations of Van Helsings in the Hammer series as it moves through time. Throughout the series, Cushing is excellent (hell, he's excellent in anything) as is Lee when he's not gritting his teeth (metaphorically- wearing fangs is a bit restricting in that area) at the scripts.


plus

THE MAGIC CHRISTIAN (1969) A film starring Peter Sellers & Ringo Starr, in which Lee plays a very Dracula-like vampire (unnamed). Not Hammer. (See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpix0qgpOwA )

ONE MORE TIME (1970) A Sammy Davis Jr movie, in which Lee as Dracula and Cushing as Frankenstein have a one-scene guest appearance owing to Davis being a big fan of theirs. Not Hammer. (To save you watching this awful film, here is the scene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghAOsj6-VaA )

COUNT DRACULA (1970) Lee as Dracula, Herbert Lom as Van Helsing. Not Hammer. Not recommended either.

DRACULA AND SON (1976) Lee as Dracula. French horror comedy, Dracula Pere et Fils, not Hammer. I've only seen the English dub, which is terrible. Apparently the French version is ok.



Obviously many actors in the Hammer Dracula movies also appeared in the Bond series. A partial list includes Geoffrey Keen (TSWLM-TLD), Caroline Munro (TSWLM), Michael Kitchen (GE, TWINE), Christopher Neame (LTK), Joanna Lumley (OHMSS), Madeleine Smith (LALD) and Richard Vernon (GF). Plus Rory Kinnear's dad, Roy Kinnear. And a certain Sir.

Thank you so very much for that, Barbel. It's a great help!  ajb007/smile

I did buy the Hammer Films book by Marcus Hearn some years ago but I've barely had it open and it's not currently to hand. I also bought a copy of that book as a birthday present for a friend who is a bigger fan than me of the Hammer films.  ajb007/martini

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