Although the US will start seeing Hammer horror films on Blu-ray very soon, thanks to Millennium Entertainment, there are already multiple titles available on Blu-ray in the UK with more on the way. It was recently announced that The Brides of Dracula and The Evil of Frankenstein will be released on Blu-ray in the UK this summer.
Final Cut Entertainment will handle the release, according to Blu-ray.com, with The Brides of Dracula being released on June 24th and The Evil of Frankenstein being released on July 22nd. There are no details on bonus features at this time, but we’ll let readers know when more details become available. For those who are not familiar with either movie, we’ve included details and trailers below:
The Brides of Dracula: “A young teacher on her way to a position in Transylvania helps a young man escape the shackles his mother has put on him. In doing so she innocently unleashes the horrors of the undead once again on the populace, including those at her school for ladies. Luckily for some, Dr Van Helsing (Cushing) is already on his way.”
The Evil of Frankenstein: “Penniless, Baron Frankenstein (Cushing), accompanied by his eager assistant Hans (Sandor Eles), arrives at his family castle near the town of Karlstaad, vowing to continue his experiments in the creation of life. Fortuitously finding the creature he was previously working on, he brings it back to a semblance of life but requires the services of a mesmerist, Zoltan (Peter Woodthorpe), to successfully animate it. The greedy and vengeful Zoltan secretly sends the monster into town to steal gold and ‘punish’ the burgomaster and the chief of police, which acts lead to a violent confrontation between the baron and the townspeople.”