Peter Cushing on DVD

Updated: April 15, 2006

Note: Many of the films of Peter Cushing have begun to make their way to the DVD format. The purpose of this web page is to have a comprehensive list of all available titles as well as news of upcoming titles. If you have any information on an upcoming Peter Cushing film on DVD, or would like to write a DVD review for one of these films, please contact me via e-mail.

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The Peter Cushing Collection

Release Date: March 13, 2006
Classification:  Region 2
Starring: Peter Cushing, et al.
DVD Features:
•         Special Feature Information:
             °         Audio Commentaries
             °         Interviews
             °         Booklets
             °         Viewing Notes
•         Aspect Ratio: 16:9
•         Available Audio Tracks: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
•         Main Language: English
The films are as follows: The Abominable Snowman, Island of 
Terror, The Blood Beast Terror and Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell.  


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Cover to the region 1 Image DVD release of "Flesh and Blood: The Hammer Heritage of Horror". Special thanks to Paul Gois.

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"I, MONSTER" with Peter Cushing and Christopher
Lee. Released by Retromedia and Image Entertainment. Region 1. EXTRAS: Digital widescreen video transfer. Original trailer,
still gallery and British press book inserted inside. 

Very Special thanks to Paul Gois

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Also, a German company called Anolis Film has released Hammer films on DVD. They have already put out "Frankenstein Created Woman" and "The Abominable Snowman" and are planning to also put out "Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell" (and unlike Paramount, Anolis will release it completely uncut!). Click here for their website: 

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Amicus 5 DVD boxset" (Region 2)

Limited edition of 5,000 - comes in coffin-shaped digi-pack

Dr. Terror's House of Horrors, The House That Dripped Blood, Asylum, And Now the Screaming Starts, and The Beast Must Die

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"Peter Cushing 4 DVD boxset" (Region 2)

The blood beast terror  (Le vampire a soif)

Island of terror  (l'ile de la terreur)

The creeping flesh  (La chair du diable)

Dr.Terror's house of horrors  (Le train des epouvantes)


Special Thanks to Sylvain Descoteaux & Dan Gale 

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Available Titles (Listed in alphabetical order):

The Abominable Snowman (1957 - Hammer) - Anchor Bay (Region 1)

Alexander the Great (1955) Best Movie Collection (Region Free)

And Now the Screaming Starts (1972 - Amicus) - Image (Region 1)

Asylum (1972 - Amicus) - Image (Region 1)

At the Earth's Core (1976 - Amicus) - MGM (Region 1)

The Beast Must Die! (1972 - Amicus) - Image (Region 1) - REVIEW

Biggles (1985) - Image Entertainment (Region 1)

The Blood Beast Terror (1967) - Image (Region 1)

Blood from the Mummy's Tomb (1971 - Hammer) (Stills of Cushing's work on film) - Anchor Bay (Region 1) *EASTER EGG! In the EXTRA's menu hit the right button. On right of your screen is a picture of Hugh Burden examining Tera's ring - that ring should be highlighted if you have found the egg. Hit Enter and you get a small selection of shots from an abandoned scene to the movie with the great Peter Cushing ! (Special thanks to Colin Bushby for this info)

Blood Suckers (1972) (Double Bill with Blood Thirst) - Something Weird Video (Region 1)

The Creeping Flesh (1972) Region 1

The Curse of Frankenstein (1956 - Hammer) - Warner Brothers  ( Region 1)

Daleks Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. (1966 - Amicus) - Anchor Bay (Region 1)

Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972) - MGM (Region 1)

Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (1964) - Italy (Region 2) 

Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965 - Amicus) - Anchor Bay (Region 1)

End of the Affair (1954) - Region 1

Fear in the Night (1972 - Hammer) - Anchor Bay (Region 1)

The Flesh and the Fiends (1959) - Image (Region 1)

Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell (1972 - Hammer) Region 1 & 2 (*Note: The region 1 DVD is cut - missing the scene where Baron Frankenstein (Peter Cushing) uses his teeth to clamp down on an artery during an operation)

Frankenstein Created Woman (1976 - Hammer) - Anchor Bay (Region 1) *Please note that some of the early pressed DVDs no longer play (you can actually see the deterioration on the DVD itself). If you have one of these defective DVDs, contact Anchor Bay about a replacement at:

Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969 - Hammer) Region 1 - Warner Brothers. 

Fury at Smuggler's Bay (1961) Region 2 (No extras)

The Ghoul (1974 - Tyburn) - Brentwood 4 DVD set called "Horror Rises from the Grave." Includes the films: Night of the Ghoul AKA The Ghoul, Horror Rises from the Tomb (Paul Naschy), Zombie Flesh Eaters (actually the third Blind Dead film), and Zombie Hell House AKA House by the Cemetary. *Note - although very cheap for the set (around $6 - $10), the quality is similar to a VHS tape.

Hamlet (1948) Carlton (Region 1)

Horror of Dracula (1957 - Hammer) - Warner Brothers  (Region 1)

Horror Express - (1971) Image (Region 1)

Hound of the Baskervilles (1959 - Hammer) - MGM (Region 1)

Hound of the Baskervilles (BBC) (1968 - BBC) Region 2

The Howards of Virginia (1939) Columbia (Region 1)

Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires (1974 - Hammer) - Anchor Bay (Region 1)

The Missing Link (TV - 1974 "Space: 1999") - Part of A&E box set (Region 1)

The Mummy (1959 - Hammer) - Warner Brothers (Region 1)

Return of the Cybernauts (TV - 1967 "The Avengers") - A&E (Region 1)

The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958 - Hammer) Columbia Tri Star (Region 1)

The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973 - Hammer) - Anchor Bay (Region 1)

Scream and Scream Again (1969) (Double Bill with The Oblong Box) - MGM (Region 1)

Shatter (1974 - Hammer) - Anchor Bay (Region 1)

Shock Waves (1975) Blue Underground (Region 1)

The Silent Scream (TV - 1980 "Hammer House of Horror") Part of A&E box set (Region 1)

Sword of the Valiant (1972) Region 1 - MGM. This film starred Sean Connery and Peter Cushing. 

Tales of Frankenstein (Compilation - Cushing interview) All Day (Region 1)

Time Without Pity (1957) Home Vision (Region 1)

Top Secret! - (1983) Region 1 *EASTER EGG! From the disc’s Main Menu go to the 'Special Features'section and from there go to the 'Storyboards.' Once there, highlight the 'Special Features' menu entry at the bottom of the page and press the 'Right' arrow key on your remote control to highlight a magnifying glass around Peter Cushing’s eye. Press 'Enter' and you will get to see the original footage used to create the Swedish Bookstore scene – only this time it is not backwards. (Special thanks to Joe Skinnell for this info)

Twins of Evil (1971 - Hammer) (as "Twins of Dracula) - Japan (Region 2) CD Japan - also available in a box set with Countess Dracula and Vampire Circus from Carlton (Region 2)

The Uncanny (1976) Carlton - Paired in box set with Hands of the Ripper and The Monster (Region 2)

Vampire Lovers (1970 - Hammer) MGM - on double-bill with Countess Dracula (Region 1) (*Note: This version is completely uncut)


More Titles

Moulin Rouge (1952) Region 1 

Madhouse / Theatre of Blood Region 1 - MGM Double Feature DVD 

The Abominable Dr. Phibes / Dr. Phibes Rises Again Region 1 - MGM Double Feature DVD 

Flesh and Blood: The Hammer Heritage of Horror Region 1 - Image Entertainment 

Alexander the Great (1955) Region 1 - MGM 

Salt & Pepper / One More Time Region 1 - MGM (Cushing and Lee did a cameo in "One More Time") 

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For a great deal on purchasing DVDs, go to

End Note: Beware of Peter Cushing films on "VCD" These discs are simply VHS tapes copied onto recordable DVD and their quality is no better than the original VHS tape.

Special thanks for helping out with DVD information goes to Jonathan Sothcott, Paul Gois, Pat Tierney, Sylvain Descoteaux, Dan Gale, Jonathan Whitworth, Matthew Naylor, Joe Skinnell, Colin Bushby, and Mykol Gantt.