This table is a guide to the availability of Hammer films and TV series on DVD. Not only does it provide a useful checklist to a film's availability, it also compares features if there's more than one version available, and notes if there are significant differences between different versions. Where no disc is available, some indication as to who might hold the rights may be offered, which may give an indication whether or not a future release is likely. Where a film is not available on DVD, VHS or laserdisc availability is indicated.

Comments, corrections and additions are most welcome.  You can email information to me directly, using the button, left, or contribute it to this thread at Roobarb's DVD Forum. Further research is recommended before purchasing decisions are made.  The latest updates are in yellow.

 

HAMMER FEATURE FILMS - 1935 to 1949

1935

The Public Life of Henry the Ninth

Lightweight drama. 60m. Not available. 

1936

The Mystery of the Mary Celeste  [a.k.a. The Phantom Ship]

UK - Not available

US - Image Entertainment

Available in a shortened version under its American title, The Phantom Ship. (The original British version featured scenes at an inquest into the disappearance, and ran for approximately 80 minutes, the truncated US version doesn't contain these scenes, and runs for 62 minutes. The extra footage is thought to be lost.

Song of Freedom

UK - Not available

US - Kino Video

Available as a double-bill with the 1937 British Lion film Big Fella (both films feature groundbreaking bass singer Paul Robeson). Full-frame transfer with mono audio (as expected).

Sporting Love

Horse-racing drama. 70m. Not available.

1937

The Bank Messenger Mystery

Bank robbery thriller. 56m. Not available.

1946

Candy's Calendar

Wildlife story about a cat. 36m. Not available.

Cornish Holiday

Travelogue. Not available.

Old Father Thames

Travelogue. Not available.

1947

Bred To Stay

Horse-racing documentary. 36m. Not available.

Crime Reporter

Crime story set in Soho. 36m. Not available.

Death in High Heels

Crime story set in a Bond Street dress shop. 47m. Not available.

Skiffy Goes To Sea

Sea-faring story. 36m. Not available.

We Do Believe in Ghosts

Ghost stories. 36m. Not available.

1948

The Dark Road

Crime drama. 72m. Not available.

Dick Barton Special Agent

UK - DD Video

Available as part of a three--disc set, containing all three of Hammer's Dick Barton films.4:3 transfers, mono audio. The set comes with a 36-page illustrated booklet detailing the character's origins and history.

US - Not available

Who Killed Van Loon?

Murder drama. 48m. Not available.

River Patrol

Customs drama. 46m. Not available.

1949

The Adventures of PC 49

Police drama. 67m. Not available.

Celia

Mystery adventure. 67m. Not available.

Dick Barton Strikes Back

UK - DD Video

Available as part of a three--disc set, containing all three of Hammer's Dick Barton films. 4:3 transfers, mono audio. The set comes with a 36-page illustrated booklet detailing the character's origins and history.

US - Not available

Doctor Morelle - The Case of the Missing Heiress

Murder mystery. 73m.  Not available.

It's A Dog's Life

Documentary about greyhounds. 36m. Not available.

The Jack of Diamonds

Suspense drama. 73m. Not available.

 

 

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