5 Star Classic Horror polished up to Shine Bright.
Arrow Films have done us all a massive favour by bringing this awesome film up to date. Now in wonderful 1080p, a great film from the vaults of Hammer Horror and directed by the master of Hammer Horror, Terence Fisher (Dracula: Prince of Darkness, The Phantom of the Opera, The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll, The Curse of the Werewolf, The Brides of Dracula), who brings us his adaptation of the famous story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Baskerville Hall is throwing a party and all the posh people are there, but Sir Hugo Baskerville (David Oxley, Curse of the Dead) is not paying attention to his guests. He has non-romantic intentions on one of the serving girls, who manages to escape out of a window. Hugo is incensed and sets his pack of hunting Beagles on her, giving chase on his horse out across the moors in the middle of the night. Even with the sounds of the baying pack of dogs, a strange howl can be heard and this spooks the dogs and Hugo’s horse and he continues after his desire on foot. He corners her in an abandoned Abbey where he murders her. But he gets his comeuppance when a hound kills him, thus starting the legend of the hound of the Baskerville’s, that any night a Baskerville is alone on the moor, the hound will kill him.
Many, many years later the death of Sir Charles Baskerville is reported by his best friend Dr. Richard Mortimer (Francis De Wolff, From Russia with Love) to Sherlock Holmes (Peter Cushing, Star Wars: Episode IV- A New Hope) and Dr. Watson (Andre Morell, Ben-Hur), who agree to meet with the new tenant at Baskerville Hall Sir Henry (Christopher Lee, The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers). When a tarantula appears on his shoulder, Holmes believes that there is something a-foot and decides to take on the case, but it’s inconvenient so he sends Watson to keep an eye on him and make sure he doesn’t go out on the moors after dark.
The moors are a dangerous place, with strangers roaming around and areas of quick sands, it is beautiful but can be very harmful to the unwary.
Holmes does his thing, so sit back and enjoy one of the best Hammer Horror has to offer. With plenty of Special Features this is a package you will want to own.
· High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) feature presentation
· Original uncompressed Mono 1.0 Audio
· Isolated Music and Effects Soundtrack
· Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
· New audio commentary with Hammer experts Marcus Hearn and Jonathan Rigby
· Release the Hound! – a brand new documentary looking at the genesis and making of the Hammer classic, featuring interviews with hound mask creator Margaret Robinson, film historian Kim Newman, actor/documentarian and co-creator of BBC’s Sherlock Mark Gatiss, and others
· André Morell: Best of British – a featurette looking at the late great actor André Morell and his work with Hammer
· The Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes – a 1986 documentary looking at the many incarnations of Conan Doyle’s celebrated character, narrated and presented by Christopher Lee
· Actor’s Notebook: Christopher Lee – an archive interview in which the actor looks back on his role as Sir Henry Baskerville
· The Hounds of the Baskervilles excerpts read by Christopher Lee
· Original Theatrical Trailer
· Extensive Image Gallery
· Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Paul Shipper
· Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by former Hammer archivist Robert J.E. Simpson, illustrated with original archive stills and posters.
Sherlock Holmes faces terror and death on his greatest case.