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DVD News 20.06.2008

As the Icons of Adventure dvd hits stores across the USA word has leaked of futher plans from Sony for Hammer dvd releases this year. As we've mentioned before, the Sony/Columbia catalogue of Hammer titles is amongst the most interesting and diverse (not to say important) set of films previously unreleased from the back-catalogue. took positive the arrival of The Curse of The Mummy's Tomb in the UK in 2007, and following on from the deal with DD in the UK we expected Sony to release their films themselves in the US. The collapse of the deal with DD leads us to the postulation that Sony will eventually release the remainder of their Hammer catalogue themselves in the US and possible the UK.

Further, the unexpected surfacing of A Weekend With Lulu on TCM in the USA last year suggested that some of the films previously thought lost are still in the Sony archives.

Whilst nothing has yet been published on Sony's press site regarding the releases, DVD Drive-In are reporting that Sony will be releaseing Icons of Horror: Hammer Films on October 14 this year. The set will include The Gorgon, The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll, Scream of Fear and The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb. Anticipated special features include commentaries. The SSP will be $24.96.

This still leaves over a dozen Hammer/Columbia titles still to be released and we now anticipate futher volumes to include the Hammer war films, a comedy set and more.

We'll bring you further information just as soon as we get it.



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see also....


* Columbia Titles to Region 1 dvd (dvd news 20.06.08)


* Columbia Hammer Titles finally make it to dvd (dvd news 06.03.07)


* Purchase Icons of Adventure from here


* Purchase Icons of Horror: Hammer Films from here









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