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  • David Baker
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    PM sent to you with info

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  • Philip Hamilton
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    What is the current pricing in US$ and ordering info for the 200ft B&W Sound digest of CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF?

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  • David Baker
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    Thanks , Burton...it's coming soon....on black & white film stock .

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  • Paul Browning
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    A 30 minute digest in colour, its a no brainer David, absolutely behind that idea, and for me any of the Hammer films ..............

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  • Lee Mannering
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    Not taking anything away from the superb 200ftr, but the new Scream Factory Blu-Ray is really quite astounding scanned in 4K and 10 times more immersive than the old Uni release. Disc is packed out with interesting extras including a radio spot with the Cat double bill which we get as a double trailer on Davids Super 8 release.
    The super 8 may not be in colour but has something in common with the new 4K BR, excellent blacks and shadow detail. I think that new Super 8 release is probably the sharpest and most detailed B&W film my Elmo has ever seen! My own copy is of course on order but my good lady got to see the one I projected and even she said that is very sharp and beautiful.

    By the way they restored the cuts to the new BR.
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  • Burton Sundquist
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    Me Too! I would prefer to order the color 30 minute digest. If not, I would settle for the B&W version if on B&W stock.

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  • Joe McAllister
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    Hi David,
    In the days when British television didn’t show horror I had to lie about my age to get into Cinemas showing Hammer films. I saw COTW several times. Which was the UK version somewhat censored. In later years when they began to be shown on television it was strangely enough showing uncensored at least the first time I saw it. I had the job sometime later of checking 1 inch master which was being used for a French VHS release which had the continental version. I’m not a student of hammer has some here maybe so i’m not sure how much the differences were to do with the sensor or the actual different versions. But between the various. Times I’ve seen it, about 10 not including my 16 mil print i’ve seen all the variance mentioned previously. However I’m not clear what could be regarded as the definitive version.

    Your release certainly seems worth having as would the other one you propose. Good luck with it if you can get it together

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  • David Baker
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    Very interesting insight Joe . I never knew about the foreign version of Oliver Reed reverting back to human form .
    My digest is the " TV " censored version ending .
    However , I have had MANY requests to put out a 30 minute digest , in color , uncensored and include the werewolf's origin AND full blood-splattering ending .
    How many of you would like that ??
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  • Joe McAllister
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    I’m not sure if they’re only two or maybe three versions. the major difference is that in some versions he reverts to human form when he dies. And some versions the bullet hits are more bloody with fountains of blood coming out.There are two versions of the make up. hammer routinely produced versions of foreign markets which were more explicit and bloodier than the UK version. And while the domestic product was tamer it was still subject to censorship. So at least two versions UK and export each modified by censorship to some extent.

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  • Douglas Meltzer
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    Joe,

    I'm not familiar with the different endings. What were the differences?

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  • Lee Mannering
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    SPOILER ALERT !!!!!!









    Joe. It ends with Oliver running up the bell tower, shot then full end titles.

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  • Joe McAllister
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    There at least two versions of the end of this film does this film use the UK version or the “Continental“ version? Adrian Winchester ?

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  • John Armer
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    This film also has a wonderful score by Benjamin Frankel - and there's plenty of it in the cut down. Frankel composed the score using 12-tone methods and it fits the film perfectly, giving it an unnerving feel throughout.

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  • Lee Mannering
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    Burton. When my own print arrives will update but it looks B&W to me and very VERY sharp. My own review was not from my film so don't have it to hand to check. Since the rev we now have a remixed Stereo track for it and it makes probably one of the best 200ft B&W spook reels I have seen on my own Elmo.
    All we need now is to get Shadow of the Cat to go with it.
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  • Burton Sundquist
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    I wanted to be sure this release is indeed on B&W stock before considering. I have a B&W Ed Wood trailer printed on color stock from the same lab. Not that good in person. Earlier posts indicated that this might be the case with this digest prior to release. If David, Bill or Lee are able to determine what film stock this Digest is released on I would greatly appreciate it.

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