Doc’s Journey Into Hammer Films

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #88: QUATERMASS AND THE PIT [1967]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #88: QUATERMASS AND THE PIT [1967]

UK AVAILABLE ON  BLU-RAY AND DVD RUNNING TIME: 97 mins REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   The building of an extension to Hobbs End underground station in London [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #87: A CHALLENGE FOR ROBIN HOOD [1967]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #87: A CHALLENGE FOR ROBIN HOOD [1967]

  UK AVAILABLE ON DVD RUNNING TIME: 95 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   King Richard is prisoner in Germany and his brother Price John is running [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #86: THE VIKING QUEEN [1967]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #86: THE VIKING QUEEN [1967]

  UK AVAILABLE ON DVD RUNNING TIME: 91 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   1st century Britain: a time when the country was divided up into numerous [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #85: THE MUMMY'S SHROUD [1967]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #85: THE MUMMY’S SHROUD [1967]

  UK AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY AND DVD RUNNING TIME: 91 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   Ancient Egypt: Prem, a manservant of the boy prince Kah-To-Bey, spirits [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #84: FRANKENSTEIN CREATED WOMAN [1967]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #84: FRANKENSTEIN CREATED WOMAN [1967]

  UK AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY AND DVD RUNNING TIME: 92 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   As a boy, Hans Werner witnesses his father’s hanging for murder. [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #83: PREHISTORIC WOMEN [1967]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #83: PREHISTORIC WOMEN [1967]

  AKA SLAVE GIRLS UK AVAILABLE ON DVD RUNNING TIME: 95 min/78 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   British explorer David Marchant, along with Colonel Hammond and [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #82: THE WITCHES [1966]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #82: THE WITCHES [1966]

  UK AKA THE DEVIL’S OWN AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY AND DVD RUNNING TIME: 90 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   Schoolteacher Gwen Mayfield is forced to leave [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #81: ONE MILLION YEARS B.C. [1966]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #81: ONE MILLION YEARS B.C. [1966]

  UK AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY AND DVD RUNNING TIME: 100 min/ 91 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   In prehistoric times, Tumak is banished from the Rock [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #80: THE REPTILE [1966]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #80: THE REPTILE [1966]

  UK AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY AND DVD RUNNING TIME: 91 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   Harry Spalding inherits his late brother’s cottage and arrives in the [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #79: THE PLAGUE OF THE ZOMBIES [1966]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #79: THE PLAGUE OF THE ZOMBIES [1966]

  UK AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY AND DVD RUNNING TIME: 91 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   In a Cornish village in August 1860, the inhabitants of the [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…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #76: THE NANNY [1965]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #76: THE NANNY [1965]

    UK AVAILABLE ON DVD RUNNING TIME: 91 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic SPOILERS!   Nanny has been with the Fane family for many years. She [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #75: HYSTERIA [1965]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #75: HYSTERIA [1965]

  UK AVAILABLE ON REGION 1 DVD RUNNING TIME: 85 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   An American, who has been given the name of Chris Smith, [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #74: THE BRIGAND OF KANDAHAR [1965]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #74: THE BRIGAND OF KANDAHAR [1965]

  UK AVAILABLE ON DVD RUNNING TIME: 81 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   In 1850 on the North West Frontier of India. Mixed race Lieutenant Case [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #73: SHE [1965]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #73: SHE [1965]

  UK AVAILABLE ON DVD RUNNING TIME: 106 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   Professor Holly, his valet Job and young Leo Vincey have just received honourable [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #72: FANATIC [1965]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #72: FANATIC [1965]

  AKA DIE! DIE! MY DARLING UK AVAILABLE ON DVD RUNNING TIME: 96 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   American Patricia Carroll lost her fiancée Stephen several [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #71: THE SECRET OF BLOOD ISLAND [1965]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #71: THE SECRET OF BLOOD ISLAND [1965]

  UK AVAILABLE ON VIDEO ONLY, entitled P.O.W. PRISONERS OF WAR RUNNING TIME: 84 min REVIEWED: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   Malaya, September 1944: Many British soldiers have been [read on…]