Hammer Volume Five: Death & Deceit 03/17/20
Charlie Largent continues with yet another four-cylinder compendium of thrillers from the prolific Hammer Films. As every Hammer/Columbia co-production that resembles in the slightest a horror film has been covered in the four volumes already released, collection number five moves on to a string of ‘Adventure!’ thrillers. The Pirates of Blood River is a familiar enough item, but The Scarlet Blade and The Brigand of Kandahar are new to Blu-ray, as is the even more obscure Visa to Canton, which stars Richard Basehart and Lisa Gastoni. This sounds like a set for devoted Hammer fans, which these days are legion. Top-lining the other three pictures are Christopher Lee, Ronald Lewis and Jack Hedley. On Blu-ray from Powerhouse Indicator.