The Hammer Vault

The Hammer Vault


By (author) Marcus Hearn

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  • Publisher: Titan Books Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 176 pages
  • Dimensions: 250mm x 324mm x 22mm | 1,380g
  • Publication date: 20 December 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0857681176
  • ISBN 13: 9780857681171
  • Illustrations note: col. Illustrations
  • Sales rank: 136,710

Product description

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. Highlights include: Letters to and from some of the company's stars, pages from Peter Cushing's scrapbooks, pages from the scrapbook of managing director Michael Carreras, pre-production artwork, and poster artwork from films that were never made, production designs, rare and previously unpublished photos.

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Author information

Marcus Hearn is the acclaimed author of Titan's The Art of Hammer, Hammer Glamour and The Hammer Story (with Alan Barnes). His other books include authorised biographies of filmmakers George Lucas and Gerry Anderson, and Eight Days a Week, the story of The Beatles' final world tour.

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"Hearn probably could've killed my parents and I'd still have to tell you how awesome this book is." - "Topless Robot" "Five Out of Five." - "SciFi Mafia" "This is a truly comprehensive handbook to beat all handbooks on all things Hammer. If you love horror, you'll really love this book." - "Ain't It Cool News" "Hammer's great legacy is captured in beautiful, vivid detail as never before seen..." - "Comics Cavern" "A treasure trove of goodies..." - "" "An absolute must for fans of classic horror." - "Twitch Film" "The Count of coffee table books and a lavishly, lovingly compiled edition that is essential for all the hounds of Hammer." - "Cool Ass Cinema" "The Hammer Vault will definitely satisfy your blood lust for information on the legendary house of horror." - "Cool and Collected" "Bursting at the seams with tons of newly released material... the perfect coffee table book for Hammer enthusiasts." - "Shock Til You Drop" "There is a real wealth of material here, all of it valuable, all of it agleam." - "Flixist" "A tantalizing overview of Hammer Films." - "Blog Critics"..".a beautifully presented, truly fascinating work." - "Eat Sleep Live Film" ..". a book that cult film fans will be dying for." - "Film School Rejects""A fascinating and informative read." - "Movie Morlocks"..".this is wonderful publication, not just for lover of all things Hammer, but for any lover of film." -" Attack from Planet B""As high as my expectations were going in, "The Hammer Vault" easily trumped them. As a visual document of the studio that defined horror cinema throughout the 1950s and '60s, it's remarkable." - "High Def Digest"