The Abominable Snowman just to make it clear is very much a talky film, don't go expecting typical monsters and ghouls just because this is Hammer horror.
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Big thanks to Shout/Scream Factory for continuing to bring Hammer Films to Blu Ray and USA format. Fine film from 1957 starring Peter Cushing and Forrest Tucker is the best film about the Yeti ever made, and quite intelligent and entertaining. It was a bit distracting to suddenly jump from razor sharp to softer inferior image quality, but the shift was well done and could have been a lot worse. An intelligent film, one of the best of the 50's, though rarely if ever shown on TV. Honestly, I have mixed feelings about this latest Blu-ray addition to my 1950's Science-Fiction collection. The panoramic widescreen of The movie captures excellent vistas of snow capped mountains and deep Terrains.
The commentary on "Snowman" by Val Guest is fun, informative, full of anecdotes (fascinating bit on Hitchcock). The video transfer was very good. Another classic horror tale from writer Nigel Kneale. Rack up 500 points and you'll score a $5 reward for more movies. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness.
In one angle the impression is given that John is voluntarily lying, that he's been morally converted to the Lhama's position, as was Lost Horizon's Ronald Colman. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages that interest you.
So this is just a suggestion for anyone who bought the Shout! His small group is led by Forest Tucker who gives a good performance. battling a monster in a frozen climate.
His small group is led by Forest Tucker who gives a good performance. Botanists John Rollason (Peter Cushing) and Peter Fox (Richard Wattis) are the hosts of the kindly but mysterious Lhama (Arnold Marle).
As far as the film itself, it was a well made film with decent production values, but unfortunately was extremely over-hyped when released in 1957 as an edge-of-your-seat thriller, when in reality it was slow-paced and rather dull with fairly boring characters.
The movie was only 91 minutes long, but you may feel like you've sat through a 3 hour movie by the time you finish it. It has nostalgic value for me as it was one of the early sci-fi/horror films I ever saw (in the theater).
Picture quality was so so but this movie is still sets the benchmark for Abominable Snowman/Bigfoot movies. Attention to detail and special effects were nicely done and the story was interesting. Reviewed in the United States on December 29, 2019. A smart, suspenseful and scary film that will set both your imagination and your fear of the unknown running wild, The Abominable Snowman is "definitely one of the best of Hammer's earlier outings" (The Telltale Mind).Bonus Content: There's a problem loading this menu right now. I like L. Henderson, but he's no Peter Cushing.
Anchor Bay's DVD of The Abominable Snowman is for most of us the first opportunity to really see this movie -- the frequent AMC airings of a pan-scanned American print cropped characters and scenery off-screen and made the film look cramped and insubstantial. Shaun of the Dead / Hot Fuzz / The World's End Trilogy [Blu-ray], The Quatermass Xperiment (1955) aka The Creeping Unknown [Blu-ray], Daughters of Darkness (4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + CD), The Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection [Blu-ray], Blumhouse of Horrors 10-Movie Collection [Blu-ray], The Strangers [Collector's Edition] [Blu-ray]. Please try again. The panoramic widescreen of The movie captures excellent vistas of snow capped mountains and deep Terrains. Please try again. The Lhama carefully manipulates Rollason, much like Ronald Colman in the Hilton/Capra film. Misfortune dogs the expedition as it travels deeper into the Himalayas, but trapper Ed Shelley (Robert Brown) succeeds in killing one of the giant animals. Tried to leave feedback and for some reason it would not open. But I doubt if it will ever leave the shelf for a second viewing.
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The DVD boasts an excellent widescreen print of The movie while The sound in its original Mono Track should not give you any real problems. Unable to add item to List.
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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 27, 2012.
English genre filmmaking must have wanted to repeat success as desperately as our teenage monster market here in the States. Shout factory made. This review relates to the DD edition of this movie - a company which seems all but defunct at this stage.
Scream Factory continues to release the old Hammer Films/Anchor Bay DVDs on Blu-ray in this fine HD upgrade, porting over all the previous extras and including a new audio commentary with film historian Ted Newsom, and an on-camera interview with Hammer Films expert Jonathan Rigby, and a still gallery.
Sharp and clear. The DVD boasts an excellent widescreen print of The movie while The sound in its original Mono Track should not give you any real problems. Territories, Canada, and Bermuda. Excellent condition. "It isn't what's out there that's dangerous as much as what's in us...", Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 11, 2011, "Suppose they're not just a pitiable remnant waiting to die out.
This is too bad because all their Hammer releases (specifically the two Quatermass and "The Abominable snowman") are miles ahead of what Icon did with these titles. Reviewed in the United States on May 8, 2014. I think this might be the last B&W Hammer too. Great movie I was thrilled to see again and finally own a copy. This film has long been out of print for USA format with the occasional used DVD showing up online at sky high prices. The Abominable Snowman just to make it clear is very much a talky film, don't go expecting typical monsters and ghouls just because this is Hammer horror. I've always loved Nigel Kneale's writing and a big fan of his "Quatermass" serials and movies.