Hammer teams with StudioCanal, Pinewood, Molinare to restore classics
Dracula Prince of Darkness, The Curse of Frankenstein and The Mummy among films to be restored.
Hammer Film Productions is teaming with StudioCanal, Pinewood, Molinare and other international film companies to restore a host of titles in the iconic Hammer film library.
The project will update at least 30 films into HD format for Blu-ray and new media exploitation.
Dracula Prince of Darkness [pictured] is the first title scheduled for release in the global restoration project and will be released in the UK in conjunction with StudioCanal in March, 2012.
StudioCanal will release a number of titles in the UK, three of which have been restored by Pinewood Studios which housed the original negatives for the films.
Recently-discovered footage that was originally cut from the British version of Dracula has been restored by Molinare to the BFI’s 2007 restoration courtesy of The National Film Center at The Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo.