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|S E A R C H D V D B e a v e r|
(aka "Call Him Mr. Shatter")
Directed by Michael Carreras and Monte Hellman (uncredited)
UK / Hong Kong 1975
Hammer Films and The Shaw Brothers come together again for an exciting action film! International assassin Shatter (Stuart Whitman, Night of the Lepus, Sands of the Kalahari) completes a contract kill on an African dictator and heads for Hong Kong to collect his payment. But when he finds himself marked for death in a deadly double-cross, the hit man is hunted through the seedy underworld. Now with the help of a kung fu master (Ti Lung, Black Magic), Shatter must take on the international drug syndicate in a final showdown of violence and vengeance! Filmed on location in Hong Kong, Shatter (also known as Call Him Mr. Shatter) was the second and last of Hammer's co-productions with the famed Shaw Brothers studio (The Legend Of The Seven Golden Vampires). Cult director Monte Hellman (Two-Lane Blacktop, Cockfighter) was replaced mid-production by producer Michael Carreras who completed this troubled-yet-fascinating action thriller that co-stars Anton Diffring (Circus Of Horrors) and the legendary Peter Cushing in his final Hammer performance.
Shatter is a 1975 action film starring Stuart Whitman, Lung Ti, Lily Li,
Anton Diffring and Peter Cushing in his last film for Hammer Studios. It was the
second and final international co-production between
Hammer Studios of England
and Shaw Brothers Studio of Hong Kong. The film was shot entirely on location in
Excerpt from Wikipedia located HERE
Theatrical Release: March 1975
Review: Shout! Factory - Region 'A' - Blu-ray
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|Distribution||Shout! Factory - Region 'A' - Blu-ray|
1.85:1 1080P Dual-layered Blu-ray
Disc Size:31,286,140,508 bytes
Feature: 27,065,278,464 bytes
Video Bitrate: 36.00 Mbps
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video
NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.
Audio English 1644 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1644 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 2.0 /
48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Dolby Digital Audio English 192 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 192 kbps
Studio: Shout! Factory
2.35:1 1080P Dual-layered Blu-ray
Disc Size:37,471,315,571 bytes
Video Bitrate: 31.93Mbps
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video
• Audio Commentary With Uncredited Co-director Monte Hellman And Star
Stuart Whitman, Moderated By Norman Hill
Standard Blu-ray Case
captures were taken directly from the
Shout! Factory use a DTS-HD Master 2.0 channel track (24-bit) in the
original English language (with some Cantonese). Effects don't carry a
ton of depth. There is an action-focused score by David Lindup (1975's
Jacqueline Bisset), sounding reasonably effective, if generic.
Shout! Factory offer optional English
subtitles on their Region 'A'
The Shout! Factory
On their Blu-ray, Shout! Factory use a DTS-HD Master 2.0 channel track (24-bit) in the original English language (with some Cantonese). Effects don't carry a ton of depth. There is an action-focused score by David Lindup (1975's The Spiral Staircase starring Jacqueline Bisset), sounding reasonably effective, if generic. Shout! Factory offer optional English subtitles on their Region 'A' Blu-ray.
The Shout! Factory Blu-rayoffers an audio commentary with uncredited co-director Monte Hellman and star Stuart Whitman, moderated by Norman Hill originally recorded for the Roan Group laserdisc release of the 90s (96?). It has Hellman discussing what he worked on Shatter for the first three weeks (amusing taking blame for what we are seeing in the beginning), what he and Michael Carreras differed about - what he remembers shooting etc. The Stuart Whitman comments (a few caustic about Shaw - appalling conditions of actors etc.) are inserted, but it is still interesting and reasonably edited. There is also a 25-minute World Of Hammer episode entitled “CHILLER”, a theatrical trailer and TV Spots.
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