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Flesh and Blood: The Hammer Heritage of Horror (1994)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Horror | TV Movie 6 August 1994
The history of Hammer Films and their legacy, narrated by the studio's most beloved stars, Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee.

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Ted Newsom

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Ted Newsom
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Complete credited cast:
Peter Cushing ... Narrator / Self (voice)
Christopher Lee ... Narrator / Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Roy Ward Baker Roy Ward Baker ... Self
James Bernard ... Self
Martine Beswick ... Self (as Martine Beswicke)
Veronica Carlson ... Self
Michael Carreras Michael Carreras ... Self
Hazel Court ... Self
Joe Dante ... Self
Freddie Francis Freddie Francis ... Self
Val Guest Val Guest ... Self
Ray Harryhausen ... Self
Anthony Hinds Anthony Hinds ... Self
Andrew Keir ... Self
Francis Matthews ... Self
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The history of Hammer Films and their legacy, narrated by the studio's most beloved stars, Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee.

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Although initially broadcast in two parts on British television in August 1994, the video/DVD release has a 1997 copyright. See more »

Alternate Versions

The final teaming of Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. The first half of the two-hour show was broadcast on the BBC three days before Cushing died of cancer. Producer Michael Carreras died shortly after that. Music was courtesy of Silva Screen Records. Because of time considerations, the program was broadcast on the BBC in a rough-cut form. It was subsequently re-edited for release on videotape in the US. Yet another version has been released on DVD in Japan, the US and Austalia. An expanded, 135 minute version is due to be released in the UK in 1997. See more »

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Edited from Hammer: The Studio That Dripped Blood! (1987) See more »

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Flesh and Blood: The Hammer Heritage of Horror
5 December 2019 | by henry8-3See all my reviews

Documentary, narrated by Lee and Cushing charting the huge success of Hammer at Bray studios. It covers the categories of films eg Frankenstein, Dracula and others rather than opt for a straight chronological journey and as well as many great clips to jog memories there are some fascinating insights from directors and producers.

A touch stilted / unimaginative in its presentation, but worth seeing if you're interest in film history or just loved the Hammer films.


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