Thursday, 19 February 2015

Dracula (1958)

US Title - Horror of Dracula (1958) Directed by Terence Fisher and starring Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Michael Gough and Melissa Stribling. 82mins

DVD bought in 2004

3-disc Blu-ray bought in 2013


Blu-Ray Extras -

Commentary by Hammer historian Marcus Hearn & author & critic Jonathan Rigby.
Dracula Reborn (30mins)
Resurrecting Dracula (20mins)
The Demon Lover, Christopher Frayling on Dracula (30mins)
Censoring Dracula (10mins)
All 4 surviving "Japanese reels" unrestored (40 mins).
The World Of Hammer episode: Dracula & The Undead.
Stills Gallery of over 100 fully-restored and rare images.
Booklet by Hammer archivist Robert J. E. Simpson (PDF).
Original shooting script (PDF).

Night of the Demon (1958)

Also known as - Curse of the Demon (1958) Directed by Jacques Tourneur and starring 
Dana Andrews, Peggy Cummins and Niall MacGinnis.

DVD bought in 2007
95m 42s  (81m 40s)

Contains uncut UK version - Night of the Demon 
And shortened US version - Curse of the Demon

The Fly (1958)

The Fly (1958) Directed by Kurt Neumann and starring David Hedison, Patricia Owens, Vincent Price and Herbert Marshall. 93mins

Return of the Fly (1959) Directed by Edward Bernds and starring Vincent Price, Brett Halsey, David Frankham and John Sutton. 80mins

Double Feature DVD bought in 2004

Steelbook Blu-ray bought in 2014


Blu-ray extras - 

Audio Commentary with actor David Hedsion and historian David Del Valle
Biography: Vincent Price (44mins)

Fly Trap - Catching a Classic (12mins)
Fox Movietone News
Theatrical Trailer

It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958)

Directed by Edward L. Cahn and starring Marshall Thompson, Shawn Smith and Kim Spalding.

DVD bought in 2009
69m 30s
Midnite Movies Double Feature

Also includes  -  
The Monster That Challenged The World (1957) directed by Arnold Laven. 84m 33s

Theatrical trailer

The Trollenberg Terror (1958)

Also known as - The Crawling Eye. Directed by Quentin Lawrence and starring Forrest Tucker, Laurence Payne, Jennifer Jayne and Janet Munro.

DVD bought in 2004

Theatrical Trailer

The Toho Collection (1958-1961)

The H-Man (1958) Directed by Ishiro Honda. 86mins

Battle in Outer Space (1959) Directed by Ishiro Honda. 90m 20s

Mothra (1961) Directed by Ishiro Honda. 100m 48s

3-film 3-disc DVD collection bought in 2013

Commentary on Battle in Outer Space by Japanese sci-fi historians Steve Ryfle and Ed Godziszewski
Commentary on Mothra by Japanese sci-fi historians Steve Ryfle and Ed Godziszewski

The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958)

Directed by Nathan Juran and starring Kerwin Mathews, Kathryn Grant, Richard Eyer and Torin Thatcher.

DVD bought in 2008

Blu-ray bought in 2013


Blu-ray extras -

Audio commentary with Ray Harryhausen, Phil Tippet, Randall William Cook, Steven Smith and Arnold Kuner
Remembering the 7th Voyage of Sinbad (24mins)
The Harryhausen Legacy (26mins)
The Music of Bernard Herrmann (27mins)
Ray Harryhausen - Interviewed by John Landis (12mins)
Stills gallery
Sinbad May Have Been Bad, But He's Been Good To Me - music video
A Look Behind the Voyage - featurette
This is Dynamation - featurette
Bonus trailers

The Vikings (1958)

Directed by Richard Fleischer and starring Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, Ernest Borgnine and James Donald.

DVD bought in 2003
111m 11s

Theatrical Trailer

The Big Country (1958)

Directed by William Wyler and starring Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, Carroll Baker, Charlton Heston, Burl Ives, Charles Bickford and Chuck Connors.

Blu-ray bought in 2014
166m 54s

Fun in the Country - featurette
Theatrical Trailer

Vertigo (1958)

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring James Stewart, Kim Novak and Barbara Bel Geddes.

DVD bought in 2000

Blu-ray bought in 2013
129m 43s


Audio commentary with William Friedkin
Obsessed with Vertigo: New Life for Alfred Hitchcock's Masterpiece (30mins)
Partners in Crime: Hitchcock's Collaborators (55mins)
Hitchcock/Truffaut interview excerpts
Foreign Censorship Ending
The Vertigo Archives
Theatrical trailer
Restoration trailer