Christopher Lee

THE CITY OF THE DEAD [1960]: On Dual Format 24th April

THE CITY OF THE DEAD [1960]: On Dual Format 24th April

AKA HORROR HOTEL UK AVAILABLE ON DUAL FORMAT BLU-RAY AND DVD: 24th April, from ARROW VIDEO RUNNING TIME: 78 min/ 76 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   [read on…]

"THE WORLD SHALL HEAR FROM ME AGAIN": A Look at the Christopher Lee Fu Manchu Series

“THE WORLD SHALL HEAR FROM ME AGAIN”: A Look at the Christopher Lee Fu Manchu Series

The character of the Chinese criminal mastermind originated in 13 novels starting in 1913 written by Sax Rohmer. He appeared in three serials and four movies, the best known being [read on…]

DOC’S JOURNEY THROUGH THE 007 FILMS #12: THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN [1974]

DOC’S JOURNEY THROUGH THE 007 FILMS #12: THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN [1974]

UK AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY AND DVD RUNNING TIME: 124 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   In London, a golden bullet with “007” etched into its surface is [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #78: RASPUTIN THE MAD MONK [1966]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #78: RASPUTIN THE MAD MONK [1966]

  UK AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY AND DVD RUNNING TIME: 91 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   Russia, the early 20th century. Grigori Yefimovitch Rasputin is a monk [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #77: DRACULA: PRINCE OF DARKNESS [1966] [DOC'S DRACULA WEEK, FILM 5]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #77: DRACULA: PRINCE OF DARKNESS [1966] [DOC’S DRACULA WEEK, FILM 5]

  UK AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY AND DVD RUNNING TIME: 90 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   Transylvania, ten years after Dr. Van Helsing killed Count Dracula. Father [read on…]

HOWLING 2 [1985]: on Dual Format 14th November

HOWLING 2 [1985]: on Dual Format 14th November

AKA HOWLING 2 – YOUR SISTER IS A WEREWOLF, THE HOWLING 2 – STIRBA WEREWOLF BITCH USA AVAILABLE ON DUAL FORMAT BLU-RAY AND DVD: 14th NOVEMBER, from ARROW VIDEO RUNNING [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #69: THE GORGON [1964]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #69: THE GORGON [1964]

UK AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY [REGION ‘A] AND DVD RUNNING TIME: 83 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   In the town of Vandorf in 1910, Sascha Cass flees [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #68: THE DEVIL-SHIP PIRATES [1964]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #68: THE DEVIL-SHIP PIRATES [1964]

  UK AVAILABLE ON DVD RUNNING TIME: 84 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   A pirate ship, fighting in 1588 on the side of the Spanish Armada, [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #57: THE PIRATES OF BLOOD RIVER [1962]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #57: THE PIRATES OF BLOOD RIVER [1962]

  UK AVAILABLE ON REGION 1 DVD RUNNING TIME: 87 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   Jonathon Standing is sent to a penal colony by his own [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #53: TASTE OF FEAR [1961]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #53: TASTE OF FEAR [1961]

  AKA SCREAM OF FEAR UK AVAILABLE ON DVD RUNNING TIME: 81 min REVIEWED BY:Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   Wheelchair-bound heiress and neurotic Penny Appelby arrives at the Cote [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #52: THE TERROR OF THE TONGS [1961]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #52: THE TERROR OF THE TONGS [1961]

  UK AVAILABLE ON REGION ‘1’ DVD RUNNING TIME: 78 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   A sect of the ruthless Red Dragon Tong society controls the [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #49: THE TWO FACES OF DR. JEKYLL [1960]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #49: THE TWO FACES OF DR. JEKYLL [1960]

  UK AKA HOUSE OF FRIGHT, JEKYLL’S INFERNO AVAILABLE ON REGION ‘1’ DVD RUNNING TIME: 88 min/ 83 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   Dr. Henry Jekyll [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #43: THE MUMMY [1959]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #43: THE MUMMY [1959]

UK AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY AND DVD RUNNING TIME: 86 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   In Egypt in 1895, archaeologists John Banning, his father Stephen and his [read on…]

THE SKULL [1965]: on Dual Format 26th October

THE SKULL [1965]: on Dual Format 26th October

UK AVAILABLE ON DUAL FORMAT BLU-RAY AND DVD: 26TH OCTOBER, from EUREKA ENTERTAINMENT RUNNING TIME: 83 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   In the 1800s, Pierre breaks [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #41: THE MAN WHO COULD CHEAT DEATH [1959]: on Blu-ray 21st September

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #41: THE MAN WHO COULD CHEAT DEATH [1959]: on Blu-ray 21st September

  UK ON BLU-RAY: 21st September, from EUREKA ENTERTAINMENT RUNNING TIME: 83 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   Paris 1890. Someone kills and mutilates an old man [read on…]

HERCULES IN THE HAUNTED WORLD [1961]

HERCULES IN THE HAUNTED WORLD [1961]

Italy AKA ERCOLE AL CENTRO DELLA TERRA, HERCULES IN THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH, HERCULES VS THE VAMPIRES AVAILABLE ON DVD RUNNING TIME: 83 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #39: THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES [1959]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #39: THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES [1959]

  UK AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY AND DVD RUNNING TIME: 87 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   The infamous and cruel aristocrat Sir Hugo Baskerville is killed by [read on…]