Hammer Films bows YouTube channel

It will stream new and old pics plus exclusive content

Hammer Films, the Brit studio behind such pics as “Let Me In” and Daniel Radcliffe starrer “The Woman in Black,” is launching its first YouTube channel to stream exclusive new content as well as restored classics online.

The Hammer Films Channel will include exclusive previews, commentary and behind-the-scenes footage from upcoming productions such as “The Quiet Ones” and sequel “The Woman in Black: Angels of Death.”

It will also dip into its extensive library for classic films, including “The Quartermass Xperiment” and “The Man in Black,” from its Hammer horror heydays in the 1950s through to the 1970s

The studio plans to continue releasing titles, many of which will be digitally remastered under the restoration initiative launched by Hammer’s parent, Exclusive Media.

The channel will include classic Hammer TV series as well as original trailer material previously unavailable to the public.

Studio prexy and CEO Simon Oakes said, “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 honor the great filmmaking history of our company.”

The Hammer Films Channel can be found at youtube.com/hammerfilms.

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