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Hammer Volume Three & Footsteps in the Fog from Indicator in July

3 May 2018

This July, Indicator presents a chilling selection of classic British genre cinema, all packaged in lovingly produced Limited Editions, including Blu-ray premieres and extensive collector's booklets.

On 23 July, Indicator presents Hammer Volume Three: Blood & Terror, the next volume in its acclaimed series of Limited Edition Blu-ray box sets dedicated to British cinema’s most iconic film production company. Blood & Terror features four films exploring the best of Hammer’s thriller and horror output of the late 50s/early 60s: two films by the great Val Guest – the controversial The Camp on Blood Island (1958), and intense Yesterday's Enemy (1959) – along with Terence Fisher’s notorious the Stranglers of Bombay (1959) and Anthony Bushell’s lurid The Terror of the Tongs (1961), starring the great Christopher Lee in one of his most chilling roles. All four films are presented for the first time on Blu-ray, and are complemented with a wealth of essential extra features and comprehensive booklets containing new essays and archival material.

Also available on 23 July, Indicator presents Arthur Lubin’s Gothic thriller Footsteps in the Fog (1955), starring Stewart Granger (King Solomon’s MinesScaramouche) and Jean Simmons (Guys and Dolls, Elmer GantrySpartacus). Based on a story by W W Jacobs, author of the supernatural short story The Monkey’s Paw, this acknowledged British classic is presented for the first time on Blu-ray. 

Mastered from the finest available materials, each of these collectable editions contains a range of new and archival extra features, English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing, and is packaged with comprehensive booklets with newly commissioned writing, archival material, contemporary reviews, and full film credits.

 

Hammer Volume Three: Blood & Terror pack shot

Hammer Volume Three: Blood & Terror | Limited Edition Blu-ray box set | £42.99

Four classic and controversial works from the vaults of Hammer Films, all released on Blu-ray for the very first time. Containing a wealth of new and archival extra features - including exclusive new documentaries and appreciations, new interviews with actors and crew members, archival audio commentaries, and extensive booklets - this stunning Limited Edition Box Set is strictly limited to 6,000 numbered units.

Indicator Blu-ray Limited Edition features:

  • High Definition remasters of all four films 
  • Original mono audio 
  • New, title-specific documentaries featuring interviews with film historians Jonathan Rigby and Dr Josephine Botting, produced and directed by Hammer expert Marcus Hearn 
  • The Stranglers of Bombay audio commentary with screenwriter David Z Goodman 
  • The Terror of the Tongs audio commentary with screenwriter Jimmy Sangster, assistant editor Chris Barnes, and Marcus Hearn 
  • The Guardian Interview with Val Guest (2005): archival audio recording with the prolific and highly respected filmmaker in conversation with film historian Jonathan Rigby at London’s National Film Theatre 
  • New interviews with actors Barbara Brown (The Terror of the Tongs) and Edwina Carroll (Yesterday's Enemy
  • New interviews with props master Peter Allchorne (The Terror of the Tongs) and assistant costume designer Yvonne Blake (The Terror of the Tongs
  • ‘The Stranglers of Bombay’ and the Censor (2018): ex-BBFC examiner Richard Falcon discusses the film's history with the Board 
  • David Huckvale on James Bernard (2018): a new appreciation of the renowned composer by the author of Hammer Film Scores and the Musical Avant-Garde 
  • Steve Chibnall on Val Guest (2018): a new appreciation of the great British filmmaker by the director of the Cinema and Television History Research Centre at De Montfort University 
  • Hammer’s Women (2018): a series of new appreciations of the female players from the films: Mary Merrall, Edwina Carroll, Jan Holden and Yvonne Monlaur 
  • Original theatrical trailers 
  • The Stranglers of Bombay trailer commentary (2013): a short critical appreciation by Brian Trenchard-Smith 
  • Image Galleries: promotional and on-set photography, poster art and archive materials 
  • Limited Edition Box Set exclusive booklets for each film with new essays by Kim Newman, Neil Mitchell, James Oliver and Samm Deighan, archival materials, contemporary reviews, and film credits 
  • World premieres on Blu-ray 
  • Limited edition box set of 6,000 numbered units 
  • ...AND MORE! 

All extras subject to change

 

Footsteps in the Fog Blu-ray pack shot

Footsteps in the Fog | Limited Edition Blu-ray | £15.99

Shot in glorious Technicolor by award-winning cinematographer Christopher Challis (The Tales of HoffmannA Dandy in AspicVillain), this classic Gothic melodrama stars the then real-life husband and wife acting team of Stewart Granger and Jean Simmons in the tale of a murderous London businessman and the scheming housemaid who shares his dark secret.

Indicator Blu-ray Limited Edition special features:

  • High Definition remaster 
  • Original mono audio 
  • Josephine Botting on ‘Footsteps in the Fog’ (2018): an exploration of Hollywood’s fascination with Victorian England by the film expert and BFI curator 
  • Steve Chibnall on Belinda Lee (2018): a new appreciation of the tragic star by the film expert and author of British Horror Cinema
  • Kat Ellinger on ‘Footsteps in the Fog’ (2018): Diabolique magazine’s editor-in-chief explores the film's Gothic origins 
  • Original theatrical trailer 
  • 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 professor Steve Chibnall, 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