I didn’t pick up on this story when it first hit the press last year, but it recently came to my attention during a conversation with a friend of mine who, like me, is quite the fan of all things Vincent Price. When I posted the story yesterday of the new Scream Factory Vincent Price Collection, he reminded me that there have been some rumors that Tim Burton and Johnny Depp were in talks with Warner Brothers to do a remake of THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES while they collaborated on the ridiculously awful DARK SHADOWS remake.
ALL 13 EPISODES IN ONE 5-DVD COLLECTOR’S EDITION!
Synapse Films is proud to present the complete series of HAMMER HOUSE OF HORROR in its original airdate order, with all-new introductions and supplemental features. This five-disc Collector’s Edition presents each episode with all nudity and violence intact!
From the Press Release:
Each generation creates tales of horror… stories that seep through the very heart of our collective fears. The legendary Hammer Studios is widely recognized as the high watermark of the gothic macabre, creating some of the most chilling and recognizable horror films of all time. Synapse Films is proud to present this essential collection of all 13 tales of terror from the legendary British film studio into THE COMPLETE HAMMER HOUSE OF HORROR collector’s set!
In 1980 Hammer took over the old Hampden Manor House in the heartland of England and produced a series of thirteen horror stories to air on British television. With a host of Hammer regulars, including Peter Cushing (Twins of Evil, Star Wars) and Denholm Elliott (Raiders of the Lost Ark), classic thespians including Brian Cox (The Ring), Patricia Quinn (The Rocky Horror Picture Show), Georgina Hale (The Devils), Diana Dors (Theatre of Blood) and Dark Shadows stalwart Kathryn Leigh Scott, along with early appearances by actors like Pierce Brosnan (GoldenEye), each episode provides a completely new and individual tale of terror and suspense.
The Thirteenth Reunion
The House That Bled to Death
The Silent Scream
Children of the Full Moon
Guardian of the Abyss
Visitor from the Grave
The Two Faces of Evil
The Mark of Satan
- Episode Introductions with Film Historian Shane M. Dallmann
- GRAVE RECOLLECTIONS: A VISIT WITH KATHRYN LEIGH SCOTT – Featurette
- HAMMER HOUSEKEEPING: A VISIT WITH MIA NADASI – Featurette
- Animated Still Gallery
Of course, a release date is always subject to change, but the boils ‘n ghouls over at Shock Till You Drop have scored a date for Tim Burton’s cinematic re-vamping (if you will) of the long running television series DARK SHADOWS. From STYD:
Tim Burton’s adaptation of the long-running television series Dark Shadows is rolling into theaters on May 11, 2012.
That places the gothic horror film smack-dab at the outset of the summer movie season.
It opens one week after Marvel’s The Avengers, a week before Battleship and two weeks before Men in Black III.
With Burton at the helm and Johnny Depp starring, it’s possible the film will hold its own during what is expected to be an incredibly crazy summer movie season.
Eva Green, Jackie Earle Haley, Bella Heathcoate, Thomas McDonnell, Helena Bonham Carter and Chloe Moretz co-star.
Sam Sarkar, director of development over at Johnny Depp’s production outfit Infinitum-Nihil, spoke to MTV recently on the state of the Dark Shadows project.
He would not confirm or deny whether or not Tim Burton was attached to direct, but stated that the project is in full swing and they’re working with Warner Brothers. Additionally, it was stated that, when Dan Curtis was still among the living, he gave his blessing to the project.
If the film proves successful, there is potential there for a series of sequels.