Hammer’s Lust For A Vampire & The Reptile Heat Up July On Blu-ray

Scream Factory’s Summer of Hammer Horror gets even hotter at the end of July with the arrival of Lust for a Vampire and The Reptile. Lust for a Vampire is part of the Karnstein Trilogy produced by the studio. This differs from the Christopher Lee bloodsucking since they were based on J. Sheridan Le Fanu novella Carmilla with female vampires as the lead. It came between The Vampire Lovers (already released by Scream Factory) and Twins of Evil. The Reptile might remind you of The Plague of the Zombies since Hammer shot the films back to back on the same sets and outdoor locations to save on the budget. The Reptile isn’t a rehash of Zombies with scales. There are plenty of people dying in the town, but they aren’t rising from the graves. What could possibly be the cause of this high fatality rate? Does it have anything to do with the new resident and his daughter? Both films will be coming out separately on Blu-ray from Scream Factory on July 30th. That should be a hot and muggy day so you’ll be looking for a good excuse to stay on the sofa near the air conditioning vent. A Hammer horror double feature will bring you fresh chills. Here’s the press release from Scream Factory with all the bonus features:

Lust for a Vampire
The Reptile

Two Hammer Film Classics Make Their Blu-ray
Debuts July 30th, 2019

This summer, beat the heat with two creepy Hammer Films classics! On July 30th, 2019, Scream Factory will be releasing Lust for a Vampire and The Reptile for the first time on Blu-ray. Both releases include numerous new bonus features, including new audio commentaries and interviews, as well as feature presentation in two aspect ratios, 1.66:1 and 1.85:1. Fans can pre-order their copies now by visiting ShoutFactory.com

In Lust for a Vampire, a mysterious man performs rites of black magic, bringing the notorious female vampire Carmilla Karnstein back to life. Looking to quench her bloodlust for the fairer sex, she enrolls at an exclusive girl’s school as the young debutante Mircalla (Yutte Stensgaard), and begins to feast on her fellow students as well as indulging in her unholy desires for a teacher. With the death toll mounting at both the school and the nearby village, can anyone stop Carmilla’s evil ways?

Lust for a Vampire Bonus Features
NEW 4K scan of the negative – presented in two aspect ratios – 1.66:1 and 1.85:1
NEW audio commentary by author/film historian Bruce Hallenbeck
NEW interview with actress Mel Churcher
Audio Commentary by director Jimmy Sangster, star Suzanna Leigh and Hammer Films historian Marcus Hearn
Theatrical Trailer
Radio Spots
Still Galleries

In The Reptile, a deadly epidemic is spreading through the remote Cornish village of Clagmoor Heath. As darkness falls, its victims are found foaming at the mouth with savage wounds on their necks. After his brother falls prey to the “black death,” Harry Spalding (Ray Barrett, Terror From Under The House) travels with his new wife (Jennifer Daniel, The Kiss of the Vampire) to Clagmoor to investigate his sibling’s mysterious death. With little help from the unfriendly locals, Harry follows a trail of clues that leads him to the sinister Dr. Franklyn (Noel Willman, The Vengeance Of She), the doctor’s strange, but beautiful daughter (Jacqueline Pearce, Doctor Who) … and a horrific family secret.

The Reptile Bonus Features
Presented in two aspect ratios – 1.66:1 and 1.85:1
NEW audio commentary by film historians Steve Haberman, Constantine Nasr and Ted Newsom
NEW interview with 1st assistant director William P. Cartlidge
The Serpent’s Tale – The Making of The Reptile
World of Hammer – Wicked Women
Theatrical Trailers
TV Spot
Still Galleries

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