Enter the Archive of Hammer Films…
This remarkable journey through the Hammer vault includes props, annotated script pages, unused poster artwork, production designs, rare promotional material and private correspondence. Hundreds of rare and previously unseen stills help to create a rich souvenir of Hammer’s legacy, from the X certificate classics of the 1950s to the studio’s latest productions.
Written and compiled by the official Hammer Films historian Marcus Hearn, and featuring exclusive contributions from the actors and filmmakers associated with the company, this is the most lavish book ever published on the legendary House of Horror.
This oversized hardcover book is in landscape format, 9 3/4 inches high and over 12 inches long, and is printed on 140gsm heavy art paper stock.
The special slipcased edition of The Hammer Vault is strictly limited to 1,000 numbered copies. The book is presented in a foil-stamped slipcase, featuring the Hammer logo on one side, and on the reverse a photo of one of the company’s most iconic props — the clasp worn by “the most evil man of all time” in Taste the Blood of Dracula. Also included in the slipcase is an envelope containing a collection of ten pieces of rare and previously unseen memorabilia, reproduced from the originals in the Hammer archive:
A ticket for the première of The Curse of Frankenstein
A 4pp brochure, originally given to attendees at The Curse of Frankenstein’s première A 4pp brochure, originally given to attendees at the première of Dracula
A US lobby card for Quatermass 2 (under its American title, Enemy From Space)
A US lobby card for X the Unknown
Hammer’s 1971 Christmas card, featuring photos of (among others) Julie Ege and Ingrid Pitt
A British front of house still for Countess Dracula
A British front of house still for Twins of Evil
A promotional brochure for Stones of Evil, a horror film about the creation of Stonehenge which was never made
Peter Cushing’s own costume design, painted by him in watercolours and with his own handwritten annotations, for his character in the unmade film The Savage Jackboot
These extra items, reproduced on heavy art paper stock or art cards, are all exclusive to the Limited edition, and do not feature as illustrations inside the book.
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