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14 August 2007

The Hammer Story - 2nd edition

(updated 05.10.07)

The 50th anniversary celebrations of Hammer Horror continue with the revised, fully updated edition of authorised history The Hammer Story by Marcus Hearn and Alan Barnes.

Hammer has given active backing to this fully-authorised history of the company. Compiled with unlimited access to the Hammer archives The Hammer Story provides a film-by-film dissection of the history of Hammer Films, dripping with rare promotional material and previously unpublished photographs.

The Hammer Story features an exclusive foreword by Christopher Lee and is lavishly illustrated with movie stills, behind-the-scenes images, and memorabilia including rare posters and press clippings.

The first edition was published by Titan in 1997 to great acclaim and has long been out of print. Marcus Hearn was previously editor of Hammer Horror magazine, for which co-author Alan Barnes wrote features. Together they have co-authored Tarantino A-Zed, The Cinema of George Lucas and Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang. This new edition is guaranteed to delight and is a must for all Hammer fans.

 This definitive guide throws open the crypt doors to provide the ultimate collector's item for any fan, and will be published by Titan Books on 26 October 2007, priced £24.99.

The Hammer Story can be pre-ordered from The HammerShop now. Click here.

A special LIMITED EDITION of approximately 600 numbered copies, bound in black leather with the red Hammer logo on the front and spine will also be made available.  Each copy contains a parchment page in the front which has signatures from Martine Beswick, Valerie Leon, Caroline Munro, Ingrid Pitt, Barbara Shelley, Madeline Smith. Price is expected to be around £75, and anyone interested in this edition is asked to register their interest via  email to hammer@titanemail.com.

The limited edition version can now be ordered from the Hammershop. Click here.

The Hammer Story (Revised Edition)
by Marcus Hearn & Alan Barnes
Titan Books
26 October 2007 • Hardback • £24.99 • 192pp
ISBN-10: 1-84576-185-2 •
ISBN-13: 9781845761851

www.thehammerstory.com

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