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Hammer Volume Five – Death and Deceit

Hammer Volume Five – Death and Deceit

Indicator delivers another in their long line of fan-friendly box sets with Hammer Volume Five – Death and Deceit (a subhead that could be applied to the majority of the studio’s output). This latest release would be for Hammer completists only were it not for the extras that shine a bright light on a few overlooked artists and their work.

Hammer Volume Five – Death and Deceit

Blu ray – Region B Only

Powerhouse Films/Indicator

1961, 1962, 1963, 1965 / 1.85:1, 2.35:1 / 75, 87, 83 and 81 min.

Starring Richard Basehart, Christopher Lee, Lionel Jeffries, Oliver Reed

Cinematography by Arthur Grant, Jack Asher, Reg Wyer

Directed by Michael Carreras, John Gilling

Michael Carreras’s Visa to Canton was a Cold War thriller photographed in Technicolor but released to U.S. theaters in black and white. To add insult to injury it was given a new and even more prosaic title: Passport to China – a fate this unassuming little Cold War thriller didn’t deserve.

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