Saturday, August 18, 2007

Hammer News

  • On top of its already existing MySpace profile, Hammer films are now also represented on Facebook and Bebo. The last two sites also have additional Official Hammer Films discussion groups: Check out either the Facebook or Bebo group if you are a member one of those social networking sites. The MySpace site is of course currently by far the busiest and biggest Hammer presence of those with well over 4000 "friends".
  • As previously indicated Marcus Hearn's and Alan Barnes' The Hammer Story is not only one the best (and most nicely illustrated) Hammer film books of all time, it also seems to be the fans most popular choice of Hammer autograph books. Of course, the original edition is long sold out, however, Marcus Hearn has recently updated it and a new print run will be out in October. On top of the regular hardcover version by Titan books, there will also be a limited edition run bound in black leather and with autographs by Martine Beswicke, Valerie Leon, Caroline Munro, Ingrid Pitt, Barbara Shelley and Madeline Smith.

  • Although Evil of Frankenstein and Brides of Dracula had previously been released in Region 1 as part of Universal's Hammer Horror Set, they had been unavailable in Region 2 format. Showbox in the UK, however, are now planning to release those in October. Scans of the suggested covers can be seen on Robert Simpson's Unofficial Hammer Films site.

1 comment:

Rogue Spy 007 said...

Being that I'm on MySpace and a huge Hammer fan, I'm a friend of theirs up there.