Fans of Hammer Horror will be excited with the massive upgrade being given to The Evil of Frankenstein. After twice getting barebones releases from Universal in DVD and Blu-ray, Scream Factory is going deep with the bonus features when the release The Evil of Frankenstein: Collector’s Edition in May. This was the third entry in the series after Curse of Frankenstein and Revenge of Frankenstein. Baron Victor Frankenstein (Star Wars‘ Peter Cushing) is back and secretly picking through his family’s estate to fund his experiments. He discovers an old creation trapped in ice and tries to bring him back from the deep freeze. The film has Freddie Francis (2 time Oscar winning cinematographer) taking over the series in the director’s chair. The bonus features give a deeper sense of the film and Freddie Francis. The most exciting extra is the pilot for Hammer’s Tales of Frankenstein TV series that didn’t get picked up. This film’s script was from a pitch for the series so there is a connection. There’s also the TV version of the film so you can see how it was made broadcast safe. Here’s the press release from Scream Factory with all the details:
SCREAM FACTORY PRESENTS
THE EVIL OF FRANKENSTEIN [COLLECTOR’S EDITION]
ON BLU-RAY™ MAY 19, 2020
Frozen in ice, can the creature be brought back to live again?
The Evil Of Frankenstein [Collector’s Edition] comes to Blu-ray™ on May 19 from Scream Factory. Customers ordering from ShoutFactory.com will receive an exclusive 18″ X 24″ rolled poster featuring our brand new artwork, available while supplies last.
Horror great Peter Cushing stars in this fantastic tale as the monster’s creator, Baron von Frankenstein, determined to bring the creature back to life. Long thought destroyed, Dr. Frankenstein’s creation is discovered frozen alive and resurrected in his laboratory. Unfortunately, the creature’s mind is dormant and, much to the Baron’s horror, he finds that only a hypnotist can order the creature to do his unfathomable bidding now.
The Evil Of Frankenstein [Collector’s Edition] Special Features:
NEW 4K scan of the interpositive
NEW Audio Commentary with filmmaker/film historian Constantine Nasr
NEW The Men Who Made Hammer: Freddie Francis
NEW an interview with assistant director William P. Cartlidge
NEW an interview with actress Katy Wild
TV version of THE EVIL OF FRANKENSTEIN (from the best available 16mm print)
The Making of THE EVIL OF FRANKENSTEIN – Narrated by Edward de Souza and featuring interviews with Wayne Kinsey, Caron Gardner, Hugh Harlow, Pauline Harlow, Peter Cushing and Don Mingay
A moment with actress Caron Gardner
TALES OF FRANKENSTEIN TV Pilot
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