Warner Archive today announced its December Blu-ray releases with one of them being THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1957). This film is one of British Studio Hammer’s best films of the era. Get more details on the release including specs and features below.
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The Curse of Frankenstein
Description: The first, and perhaps the best of the long-running series of horror films from the house of Hammer, Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee star in this landmark interpretation based on the famous Mary Shelley story. Baron Victor Frankenstein becomes friends with one of his teachers, Paul Krempe. At first, both men are fascinated by the potential of their re-animating experiments. Eventually, though, Krempe refuses to help with Frankenstein’s human experiments. However, he is drawn back into the plot when Frankenstein’s creature kills a member of the house staff. For its U.S. Blu-ray debut, Warner Archive is proud to present this deluxe 2 Disc Special Edition, featuring two theatrical aspect ratio presentations, meticulously remastered and restored from preservation separations, as well as bonus disc with the restoration presented in “open-matte” format, as was seen for years on television, plus four exciting new retrospective featurettes, an expert commentary, and the original theatrical trailer.
Special Features and Technical Specs:
- NEW 4K RESTORATION FROM THE TECHNICOLOR CAMERA NEGATIVES
- TWO-DISC SET featuring newly Remastered 1.37:1 Open Matte version of feature
- New feature commentary by Screenwriter/Film Historian Steve Haberman and Filmmaker/Film Historian Constantine Nasr
- The Resurrection Men: Hammer, Frankenstein and the Rebirth of the Horror Film
- Hideous Progeny: The Curse of Frankenstein and the English Gothic Tradition
- Torrents of Light: The Art of Jack Asher
- Diabolus in Musica: James Bernard and the Sound of Hammer Horror
- Original Theatrical Trailer (HD)
- Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature