More Hammer Horror Bowing on Blu-ray This Autumn from Studiocanal

Studiocanal is set to unleash more Hammer goodness in the UK this autumn when it issues RASPUTIN: THE MAD MONK as a Blu-ray + DVD combo. Considered one of the British studio’s most enduring classics, RASPUTIN stars Hammer stalwart Christopher Lee as the Russian mystic and was directed by Don Sharp (THE VIOLENT ENEMY). Barbara Shelley, Richard Pasco, Suzan Farmer and Joss Ackland co-star.

RASPUTIN will street on 10th September along THE MUMMY’S SHROUD which will also be released as a combo pack. Directed by John Gilling (THE REPTILE, PLAGUE OF THE ZOMBIES), THE MUMMY’S SHROUD was the third of four Egyptology horrors from Hammer, following THE MUMMY and CURSE OF THE MUMMY’S TOMB, and followed by BLOOD FROM THE MUMMY’S TOMB. The film stars André Morell, David Buck and John Phillips.

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Twins of Evil coming to Blu-ray from Synapse Films in July

Synapse films will unleash classic Hammer horror TWINS OF EVIL in the US as a Blu-ray + DVD combo pack on 10th July.

Made in 1971 and directed by John Hough (THE LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE, THE WATCHER IN THE WOODS), former Playmates Madeleine and Mary Collinson star as the titular wrong-doers who are pitted against their righteous uncle Gustav (Peter Cushing) in this minor classic of British horror cinema.

The special features for the upcoming release are up on


  • THE FLESH AND THE FURY: X-POSING TWINS OF EVIL (84 mins.) – An all-new, feature-length documentary exploring Hammer’s infamous ‘Karnstein’ trilogy from the origin of Carmilla, to the making of TWINS OF EVIL! Featuring exclusive interviews with director John Hough, star Damien Thomas, ­cult film director Joe Dante, Video Watchdog editor Tim Lucas, and more!
  • Motion Still Gallery (Blu-ray Exclusive)
  • Deleted Scene (Blu-ray Exclusive)
  • Original Theatrical Trailer & TV Spots (Blu-ray Exclusive)
  • Isolated Music & E‑ffects Track (Blu-ray Exclusive)

Uncut Woman in Black Coming To US DVD and Blu-ray in May

Those (silly people) who boycotted the UK theatrical release of James Watkins’s atmospheric chiller THE WOMAN IN BLACK rejoice, the uncut version of the film is due for release on DVD and Blu-ray from Sony Pictures in the US this coming May.

The film was subject to 6 seconds of cuts in order to secure a family-friendly 12A rating in the UK and it looks like Momentum is issuing the same cut print for release on its home video platforms when it bows in June. Details of the cuts (courtesy of the BBFC website) are as follows:

This work was cut. The cut(s) were made at the request of the distributor to achieve a particular category. To obtain this category cuts of 0m 6s were required. Details of cuts below may contain spoilers of plot details.

Distributor chose to reduce moments of strong violence / horror in order to achieve a ’12A’ classification. Cuts made in line with BBFC Guidelines and policy. A ’15’ classification without cuts was available.

The fourth film in the recent Hammer revival (following THE RESIDENT, WAKEWOOD and LET ME IN), it stars Daniel Radcliffe and has scored more than £20m at the UK box office alone. The film is adapted from the Susan Hill novel by Jane Goldman (KICK-ASS, THE DEBT), Watkins previously directed the savage Brit horror EDEN LAKE. A sequel is currently in the works.

The full specs for the US DVD and Blu-ray release have appeared over on the Digital Fix and are as follows:

  • BD: 1080P Widescreen | DVD: Anamorphic Widescreen
  • BD: English 5.1 DTS-HD MA | DVD: English DD5.1
  • English, English SDH & Spanish subtitles
  • Commentary with Director James Watkins and Writer Jane Goldman
  • Inside The Perfect Thriller: Making Woman in Black
  • No Fear: Daniel Radcliffe as Arthur Kipps
  • Ultraviolet Digital Copy

At present it would appear that the Blu-ray is Region A-locked and naturally, the DVD will be coded for Region 1.