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Joseph Losey and more classic Hammer from Indicator in November

5 September 2019

This November, Indicator returns to Hammer’s vaults to compile the much-anticipated fourth volume in its limited edition box set series devoted to the iconic British film production company, and seeks out an often-overlooked entry in late-60s British cinema.

Available on 18 November, Hammer Volume Four: Faces of Fear collects four films which represent the best of Hammer’s classic horror output: Terence Fisher’s seminal The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958), presented in a stunning new restoration; Fisher’s controversial The Two Faces of Dr. Jeckyll (1960); Seth Holt’s nerve-shredding psycho-thriller Taste of Fear (1961); and Joseph Losey’s unique horror/sci-fi hybrid The Damned (1962). All four films are presented for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK, and are complemented by a wealth of essential extra features.

Also released on 18 November, Indicator presents Joseph Losey’s dark melodrama Secret Ceremony (1968), starring Hollywood superstars Elizabeth Taylor, Mia Farrow and Robert Mitchum, on Blu-ray for the very first time.

 

Hammer Volume Four: Faces of Fear Blu-ray pack shot

Hammer Volume Four: Faces of Fear | Limited Edition Blu-ray | 18 November | £42.99

Four classic Hammer chillers presented on Blu-ray for the very first time in the UK. Accompanied by a wealth of new and archival extras – including exclusive new documentaries, audio commentaries, alternative versions, new and archival cast and crew interviews, a series of appreciations of their female stars, analyses of their composers’ scores, and extensive booklets – this stunning limited edition box set is strictly limited to 6,000 units.

Indicator Limited Blu-ray Limited Edition contents:

The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958)

  • New 4K restoration
  • Original mono audio
  • New and exclusive documentary about the film, produced by Hammer expert Marcus Hearn (2019)
  • Audio commentary by celebrated horror and fantasy authors Stephen Jones and Kim Newman (2019)
  • A Frankenstein for the 20th Century (2019): video essay by film historian Kat Ellinger and Dima Ballin
  • Hammer's Women – Eunice Gayson(2019): profile of the Hammer star by critic and film historian Pamela Hutchinson
  • David Huckvale on Leonard Salzedo (2019): new appreciation of the renowned composer by the author of Hammer Film Scores and the Musical Avant-Garde
  • Super 8 version: original cut-down home cinema presentation
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Trailer commentary (2013): short critical appreciation by filmmaker Joe Dante
  • Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Limited edition box set exclusive booklet with new essays by Marcus Hearn and Kieran Foster, archival interview materials, historical articles, contemporary reviews, and film credits
  • UK premiere on Blu-ray
The Two Faces of Dr. Jeckyll (1960)
  • High Definition remaster
  • Original mono audio
  • New and exclusive documentary about the film, produced by Hammer expert Marcus Hearn (2019)
  • Audio commentary by film historians Josephine Botting and Jonathan Rigby (2019)
  • Interview with Paul Massie (1967): rare archival audio interview with the film’s star
  • Hammer's Women – Dawn Addams (2019): British cinema expert Laura Mayne explores the life and career of the UK-born star
  • David Huckvale on Monty Norman (2019): new appreciation of the renowned composer
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Trailer commentary (2013): short critical appreciation by Josh Olson
  • Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Limited edition box set exclusive booklet with a new essay by Kat Ellinger, archival interview materials, historical articles, contemporary reviews and film credits
  • UK premiere on Blu-ray

Taste of Fear (1961)

  • High Definition remaster
  • Original mono audio
  • Alternative presentation with US Scream of Fear title sequence
  • New and exclusive documentary about the film, produced by Hammer expert Marcus Hearn (2019)
  • Audio commentary with Kevin Lyons, editor of The Encyclopedia of Fantastic Film and Television (2019)
  • The BFI Interview with Jimmy Sangster(2008): archival audio recording of the celebrated filmmaker and screenwriter in conversation with Marcus Hearn at London’s National Film Theatre
  • The BEHP Video interview with Jimmy Sangster (2008): archival video recording, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring Sangster in conversation with Jonathan Rigby
  • The BEHP Interview with Douglas Slocombe – Part Two (1988): archival audio recording, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring the renowned cinematographer in conversation with Sidney Cole
  • Fear Makers (2019): interviews with camera operator Desmond Davis, assistant editor John Crome and clapper loader Ray Andrew
  • Hammer's Women – Ann Todd (2019): Melanie Williams, author of Female Stars of British Cinema profiles the English star and producer
  • David Huckvale on Clifton Parker (2019): new appreciation of the renowned composer
  • Super 8 version of Scream of Fear: original cut-down home cinema presentation
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Trailer commentary (2013): short critical appreciation by Sam Hamm
  • Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Limited edition box set exclusive booklet with an essay by Marcus Hearn, archival interview materials, historical articles, contemporary reviews and film credits
  • UK premiere on Blu-ray
The Damned (1962)
  • New 2K restoration
  • Original mono audio
  • Two presentations of the film: The Damned, the original UK theatrical release version; and These Are the Damned, the complete and uncut restoration which first premiered in 2007
  • New and exclusive documentary about the film, produced by Hammer expert Marcus Hearn (2019)
  • Audio commentary by film historians Samm Deighan and Kat Ellinger (2019)
  • Beneath the Surface (2019): new interview with filmmaker Gavrik Losey, son of director Joseph Losey
  • Interview with actor Shirley Anne Field (2019)
  • Interview with screenwriter Evan Jones (2010)
  • Children of 'The Damned' (2019): new interviews with actors Kit Williams, David Palmer and Christopher Witty
  • Hammer's Women – Viveca Lindfors (2019): profile of the renowned actor by critic and film historian Lindsay Hallam
  • David Huckvale on James Bernard (2019): new appreciation of the celebrated composer
  • Beyond Black Leather (2019): appreciation by film expert I Q Hunter
  • No Future (2019): analysis by author and film historian Neil Sinyard
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Trailer commentary (2013): short critical appreciation by filmmaker Joe Dante
  • Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Limited edition box set exclusive booklet with a new essay by Richard Combs, archival interview materials, historical articles, contemporary reviews and film credits
  • UK premiere on Blu-ray

 

Secret Ceremony Blu-ray pack shot

Secret Ceremony (1968) | Limited Edition Blu-ray | 18 November | £15.99

Joseph Losey’s lurid and often misunderstood drama stars the great Elizabeth Taylor (Suddenly, Last Summer, Cleopatra) as an ageing London prostitute who befriends a young woman (Mia Farrow,  Rosemary’s Baby, See No Evil) that reminds her of her long-dead daughter. As the bizarre relationship between the two evolves, the appearance of Robert Mitchum (The Night of the Hunter, Cape Fear), as Farrow’s abusive stepfather, ignites deep emotions and dark passions.

With its exquisite production design, stylish cinematography and elegant score, Joseph Losey’s lost masterpiece finally makes its long-overdue premiere on Blu-ray.

Indicator Limited Blu-ray Limited Edition contents:

  • High Definition remaster
  • Original mono audio
  • Audio commentary with authors and critics Dean Brandum and Alexandra Heller-Nicholas (2019)
  • Interview with Joseph Losey (1968): the celebrated director promotes Secret Ceremony in this archival interview from French TV
  • The Beholder’s Share (2019): interview with filmmaker Gavrik Losey, son of director Joseph Losey
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Trailer commentary (2015): short critical appreciation by Larry Karaszewski
  • Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Limited edition exclusive booklet containing a newly commissioned essay by Neil Sinyard, archival interviews, historic articles, an overview of contemporary critical responses and full film credits
  • World premiere on Blu-ray
  • Limited edition of 3,000 copies
  • All extras subject to change