By Oh My Gore ! on 25-01-2012
Hammer Classics - out on DVD January 16WORLD DVD PREMIERES
Written and Directed by John Gilling
Out to own individually on DVD January 16th, 2012
"THE SCARLET BLADE"
Starring Lionel Jeffries, Oliver Reed and Jack Hedley
"THE SCARLET BLADE" is a historical adventure set during the English Civil War from the famous Hammer Film Productions.
An unlikely romance blossoms between two people from opposing camps – one from the Roundheads, the other from the Cavaliers. Colonel Judd (LIONEL JEFFRIES: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), a villainous anti-royalist loyal to Cromwell, is bewildered by his daughter Clare's (JUNE THORBURN: Tom Thumb) Royalist sympathies. Judd's right-hand man Captain Sylvester (OLIVER REED: The Three Musketeers) is an enforcer for Cromwell's parliamentarians and also June's boyfriend. Much to the consternation of Judd and Sylvester, Clare falls for Edward Beverley aka The Scarlet Blade (JACK HEDLEY: For Your Eyes Only) a dashing Robin Hood figure leading the Royalist rebels.
DVD Tech specs: Cert: PG / Feature Running Time: 79 min approx / Region 2 Feature Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 / Colour PAL / Audio: Mono 2.0 / English language / Cat No: OPTD2343 / RRP: £15.99
"THE BRIGAND OF KANDAHAR"
Starring Ronald Lewis, Oliver Reed and Duncan Lamont
1880. British India. Robert Case (RONALD LEWIS: Sardonicus), a mixed race lieutenant, is unjustly discharged from the British Army. He joins the rebel Bengali tribesmen offensive led by Eli Khan (OLIVER REED: The Three Musketeers) against the colonial enemy. They capture a foreign journalist and Case recounts his story of false accusation on trumped-up charges, instigated by the bigotry and racism of his commanding officers. Following a successful attack by the British against the rebels, Case is brutally shot by Colonel Drewe (DUNCAN LAMONT: Quatermass and The Pit), his accuser. The journalist returns home determined to report the true story of The Brigand of Kandahar.
DVD Tech specs: Cert: PG / Feature Running Time: 78 min approx / Region 2 / Feature Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 / Colour PAL / Audio: Mono 2.0 / English language / Cat No: OPTD2427 / RRP: £15.99