Doc’s Journey Into Hammer Films

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 #48: THE BRIDES OF DRACULA [1960]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #48: THE BRIDES OF DRACULA [1960]

  UK AVAILABLE ON DVD AND BLU-RAY RUNNING TIME: 85 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   Schoolteacher Marianne Danielle, en route to take up a position in [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #47: HELL IS A CITY [1960]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #47: HELL IS A CITY [1960]

  UK AVAILABLE ON DVD RUNNING TIME: 83 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   Inspector Martineau has seen it all as he polices Manchester, but is still [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #46: NEVER TAKE SWEETS FROM A STRANGER [1960]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #46: NEVER TAKE SWEETS FROM A STRANGER [1960]

UK AVAILABLE ON R1 DVD RUNNING TIME: 81 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   English Peter Carter, his wife Sally, and their nine year old daughter Jean [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #45: THE STRANGLERS OF BOMBAY [1959]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #45: THE STRANGLERS OF BOMBAY [1959]

  UK AVAILABLE ON R1 DVD RUNNING TIME: 80 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   Captain Harry Lewis of the British East India Company is investigating why [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #44: DON'T PANIC CHAPS [1959]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #44: DON’T PANIC CHAPS [1959]

  UK AVAILABLE ON DVD RUNNING TIME: 85 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   Four English soldiers: Pvt. Finch, Sgt. Bolter, Pvt. Ackroyd, and their commanding officer, [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…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #42: YESTERDAY'S ENEMY [1959]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #42: YESTERDAY’S ENEMY [1959]

  UK AVAILABLE ON DVD RUNNINGB TIME: 95 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   The last remnants of a British Army Brigade headquarters, led by Captain Langford [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…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #40: TEN SECONDS TO HELL [1959]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #40: TEN SECONDS TO HELL [1959]

  UK AVAILABLE ON REGION A RUNNING TIME: 83 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   In post-war Berlin, British Major Haven recruits members of a returning German [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…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #38: I ONLY ARSKED! [1958]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #38: I ONLY ARSKED! [1958]

UK AVAILABLE ON DVD RUNNING TIME: 82 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic     Through the mechanisms of their Sergeant ‘Potty’ Chambers, Bootsy, Popeye Poppelwell, The Professor [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #37: FURTHER UP THE CREEK [1958]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #37: FURTHER UP THE CREEK [1958]

  UK AVAILABLE ON DVD RUNNING TIME: 91 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   Navy frigate the ‘Aristotle’ has been sold to a Middle Eastern country, and [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #36: THE SNORKEL [1958]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #36: THE SNORKEL [1958]

  UK AVAILABLE ON REGION 1 DVD RUNNING TIME: 90 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   Paul Decker murders his wife in her Italian villa by drugging [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #35: THE REVENGE OF FRANKENSTEIN [1958]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #35: THE REVENGE OF FRANKENSTEIN [1958]

UK AVAILABLE ON DVD RUNNING TIME: 89 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   Baron Victor Frankenstein has been sentenced to death, but as he approaches the gallows, [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #34: DRACULA [1958]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #34: DRACULA [1958]

  UK AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY AND DVD  [BLU-RAY REGION B ONLY] RUNNING TIME: 82 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   May 3, 1885: Jonathan Harker goes to [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #33: UP THE CREEK [1958]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #33: UP THE CREEK [1958]

  UK AVAILABLE ON DVD RUNNING TIME: 83 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   Despite being in the Royal Navy, Lieutenant Humphrey Fairweather spends most of his [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #32: THE CAMP ON BLOOD ISLAND [1958]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #32: THE CAMP ON BLOOD ISLAND [1958]

  UK AVAILABLE ON DVD RUNNING TIME: 81 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   It is 1945 and a prisoner-of-war camp in Malaysia is ruled in brutal [read on…]