Shout Factory is releasing director Terence Fisher’s excellent vampire horror, The Brides of Dracula (1960) on a 2K restored collector’s edition Blu-ray. Stars Peter Cushing.
Marianne (Yvonne Monlaur), a beautiful young girl, is stranded en route to a teaching assignment in Eastern Europe. She is persuaded to spend the night at the nearly deserted castle of the mysterious Baroness Meinster (Martita Hunt). In the castle, Marianne accidentally discovers a man chained to the wall in his room. The Baroness explains only that he is her “sick and feeble-minded” son. Unable to get any further information from her or the maid, Marianne steals a key and sets him free. But once unbound, the man – Baron Meinster (David Peel) – fiendishly recruits the undead for his evil purposes while Marianne and Dr. Van Helsing (Peter Cushing) try to stop him in this classic Hammer Film.
Fisher directs like a bat out of hell, the movie looks sumptuous…Hammer at its best.Chris Alexander — Alexander on Film
Release date: November 10, 2020
|Cast||Peter Cushing, Martita Hunt, Yvonne Monlaur|
|Discs||1 Blu-ray Disc|
|Run Time||86 minutes|
|Formats||Color / 2K / 1.85:1|
|NEW 2K RESTORATION OF THE FILM FROM AN INTERPOSITIBE IN 1.85:1 AND 1.66:1 ratio|
|NEW Audio Commentary with author/film historian Steve Haberman and filmmaker/film historian Constantine Nasr|
|NEW The Men Who Made Hammer: Terence Fisher|
|NEW The Men Who Made Hammer: Jack Asher|
|NEW The Eternal and the Damned – Malcolm Williamson and The Brides of Dracula|
|The Making of Brides of Dracula– narrated by Edward De Souza plus interviews with Yvonne Monlaur, Jimmy Sangster, Hugh Harlow, and more|
|The Haunted History of Oakley Court|
|Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature|