“The Goat of Mendes, The Devil Himself!”
Hammer Films, the historic British label behind some of cinema’s most iconic horror titles, including The Revenge Of Frankenstein (1958), Dracula: Prince Of Darkness (1966) and The Mummy’s Tomb (1959), has signed a major licensing deal with StudioCanal.
The famed horror studio, which dominated the genre between the 50s and 70s, has agreed a deal with StudioCanal for the rights of more than 200 Hammer titles
StudioCanal will handle international all-rights sales of the library and direct distribution in its own territories, including the UK, France, Germany, Australia and New Zealand, and will also look to develop merchandising and licensing opportunities with the Hammer brand.
John Rodden, head of home entertainment and library U.K. at Studiocanal said:
“We’re delighted to partner with Hammer Films and add to our extensive catalogue of classic films. The Hammer name is truly iconic, and we look forward to developing the brand on a global basis.”
Simon Oakes, CEO of Hammer Films added:
“The Studiocanal library already includes many films that Hammer co-produced with its British distributors in the 1960s and ’70s. This partnership is both an exciting opportunity for our two companies and a new chapter in a long filmmaking tradition.”
Hammer and Studiocanal have a history of partnership. They previously teamed up on restorations of classic Hammer pictures, and Studiocanal already controls the distribution rights to several Hammer titles.