UK film production company Hammer has launched its first dedicated YouTube channel.
New content from current Hammer productions as well as restored classic Hammer feature films will be available to stream online.
The Hammer Films channel will carry a range of new content, previews, commentary and behind the scenes material from upcoming new productions such as The Quiet One and The Woman In Black: Angels Of Death.
In addition, the Hammer Films channel will stream a collection of Hammer’s classic feature film titles including The Quatermass Xperiment, The Man In Black and Captain Kronos Vampire Hunter, some of which have been newly restored and digitally re-mastered.
As additional titles are added to the new platform, this will be the first time fans can view other digitally re-mastered classic Hammer films online under a restoration initiative launched earlier this year by Hammer’s owner Exclusive Media.
From the historic library, the Hammer Films Channel will also carry classic Hammer TV series such as Hammer House Of Mystery And Suspense, as well as new on-air commentary and film introductions from official Hammer historian, Marcus Hearn and Hammer archivist, Robert J.E. Simpson.
Simon Oakes, president and CEO of Hammer said in a statement, “The launch of our dedicated YouTube channel truly encapsulates how we have positioned Hammer as a dynamic British genre label with a great heritage. We hope this new platform will allow us to continue to reach fans who have responded so well to films like Let Me In and The Woman In Black, while continuing to honour the great filmmaking history of our company.”