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The British independent film company Hammer Productions was founded in 1934, and flourished in the mid-1950s through the 70s with "Gothic Horror" films often based on classic literature characters and imaginative story fragments.  Fans immediately were drawn to regulars Christopher Lee - unforgettable as hypnotic Dracula - and Peter Cushing as an intense, passionate Dr. Frankenstein. With supportive casts, including a bevy of busty starlets, and brilliantly established period settings and costumes - helmed by directors such as Terence Fisher, Val Guest, Robert Aldrich, Freddie Francis, Don Chaffey, utilizing scripts penned by the creative force of the prolific Jimmy Sangster, Hammer Studios found rewarding success both domestically and abroad maintaining a  cache of loyal followers. Although the studio delved into, noir, science fiction, war-dramas, psychological thrillers and comedy - they were known worldwide for their elegantly established horror series, even creating a television programme in 1980 entitled Hammer House of Horror. For many years, Hammer's charismatic essence dominated this genre's film market, impacting immensely on the entire industry and the studio continues to attract new converts decades later.


We've attempted to organize a listing of most of the Hammer films available on Blu-ray, with button access to our reviews, purchase links, and we briefly address the, imitating, competitor's work plus providing some book recommendations. We will continue to update this page as necessary. As Captain Kronos - Vampire Hunter stated "What he doesn't know about vampirism wouldn't fill a flea's codpiece", so if there are titles we've neglected, please let us know! Thank you!



Recent Addition:


Die! Die! My Darling!




Hammer Studios on Blu-ray (click review buttons to also see comparisons where applicable) in chronological order:



The Quatermass Xperiment


X The Unknown (1956)

The Curse of Frankenstein


Quatermass 2


Horror of Dracula (1958)

The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958)

The Snorkel (1958)

The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)


The Man Who Could Cheat Death


The Mummy


Ten Seconds to Hell


The Brides of Dracula


The Full Treatment (1960) aka Stop Me Before I Kill!

Never Take Sweets from a Stranger(1960)

Scream of Fear


The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll (1960)


Cash on Demand (1961)

The Curse of The Werewolf (1961)

Captain Clegg


The Phantom of the Opera (1962)

The Pirates of Blood River (1962)





The Evil of Frankenstein



The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb (1964)

The Gorgon (1964)

Nightmare (1964)

Die! Die! My Darling!




The Nanny (1965)

Dracula - Prince of Darkness (1966)

One Million Years BC (1966)


The Plague of the Zombies (1966)

Rasputin the Mad Monk (1966)

The Reptile


The Witches (1966)

Frankenstein Created Woman


The Mummy's Shroud  (1967)

Quatermass and the Pit (1967)

The Devil Rides Out (1968)


Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968)

Frankenstein Must be Destroyed (1969)

Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970)

The Horror of Frankenstein


Scars of Dracula


The Vampire Lovers


When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth (1970)


Blood from the Mummy's Tomb


Countess Dracula


Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde


Hands of the Ripper


Twins Of Evil


Demons of the Mind


Dracula A.D. 1972



Fear in the Night


Straight on Till Morning


Vampire Circus


Frankenstein and the Monster From Hell


Captain Kronos - Vampire Hunter (1974)

To the Devil a Daughter


Hammer House of Horror



Blu-ray Boxsets


The Hammer Collection --5 Disc Set Hammer Horror 8-Film Collection

 Horror Classics, Volume One Collection

Hammer  7 Film Edition

Hammer Volume One: Fear Warning

Hammer Volume Two: Criminal Intent

Hammer Horror Collection - 13-Disc Box Set Hammer Horror Collection Redux


Revival Hammer Productions on Blu-ray


Wake Wood


The Resident


The Woman in Black


The Quiet Ones


Amicus Productions

Amicus was another British film production company. They were based out of Shepperton Studios, and produced films from the early 60's  to 1977. They specialized in Horror movies, in a similar vein to Hammer Studios (Peter Cushing often starring) but also made portmanteau films in that genre. They were revived in 2007 with Stuart Gordon's Stuck, Here are a few of their titles available on digital:


The City of the Dead (1960)

The Deadly Bees (1965)

Dr. Terrors House of Horrors (1965)

The Skull (1965)

The Amicus Collection

Torture Garden (1967)


Madhouse (1974)

The Land That Time Forgot (1975)

At the Earth's Core (1976)

The People That Time Forgot (1977)

Tales From The Crypt / Vault Of Horror)

Tigon British Film Productions

Tigon had a relatively small output (producing films from 1967-73) with modest budgets but are best remembered for its horror films, directly competing for audiences with Hammer and Amicus. They eventually drifted into distributing, mostly, sexploitation films.


Zeta One (1969)

The Blood Beast Terror (1968)

Witchfinder General


Curse of the Crimson Altar


The Blood on Satan's Claw


Hannie Caulder


Au Pair Girls (1972)

Pete Walker

Pete Walker is a British film director, writer and producer, who, in the 60s and 70s, confined his output to primarily horror and sexploitation films, often blurring the line and overlapping the two genres. Walker's work was initially dismissed as pedestrian, however some contemporary critics, found enlightened and challenging subtexts in his oeuvre of commercially-made exploitation films. As with Hammer Studios Walker's film are being revisited. The latter for their social relevance which frequently contained attractive young women at odds with the moral codes of mainstream society. He has stated "All I wanted to do was create a bit of mischief."

Walker's work is being recognized on Blu-ray by Kino (Redemption), BFI and others. A list is below:


For Men Only (1968)

Man of Violence (1969)

The Comeback


Die Screaming, Marianne


The Flesh and Blood Show


Frightmare (1974)

House of Whipcord



House of Mortal Sin (1976)



Home Before Midnight (1979)

House of the Long Shadows


The Pete Walker Collection I

The Pete Walker Collection II

Recommended Reading for Hammer fans (CLICK COVERS or TITLES for more information)



Hammer Glamour: Classic Images From the Archive of Hammer Films
by Marcus Hearn

Hammer, House of Horror: Behind the Screams
by Howard Maxford

Hammer Films' Psychological Thrillers, 1950-1972
by David Huckvale

The Hammer Vault: Treasures From the Archive of Hammer Films
by Marcus Hearn





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