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Hammer: The Studio That Dripped Blood! (1987)

A retrospective of the films of Britain's Hammer Studios, renowned for making stylish horror films in the 1950s, '60s and '70s. Included are clips from Hammer productions and interviews ... See full summary »

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A retrospective of the films of Britain's Hammer Studios, renowned for making stylish horror films in the 1950s, '60s and '70s. Included are clips from Hammer productions and interviews with actors, actresses, directors and producers who worked on these films. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Hammer: The Studio That Dripped Blood! (1987)

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This made-for-television documentary was made to celebrate Hammer's 40th Anniversary and one should keep in mind that this was made and released when there really weren't too many films on the subject. Since this film has been released we've been treated to several documentaries as well as countless interviews and featurettes.

If you're already familiar with everything that followed, there's certainly nothing "new" here so to speak but we still get some nice interviews with Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Anthony Hinds, Ingrid Pitt, Jimmy Sangster as well as others including Martin Scorsese who talks about what the studio meant to him as a child.

At just fifty-minutes there's certainly nothing ground-breaking here but this early documentary is certainly worth watching thanks to the interviews. Cushing shares some great stories here and it's also great getting to hear from someone like Scorsese who reveals what it was like seeing THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN at a midnight showing.

The documentary does a nice job at giving a quick look at the studio and there are plenty of film clips shown with the interviews. Again, this has been replaced by much better documentaries but this is still worth watching.


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