From the folks at the Brutal as Hell website:
Here’s some killer news for fans of Hammer Horror. Yesterday Hammer announced that they would be partnering with several film outlets to bring over 30 of their classic horror flicks to Blu-ray in the coming months and years … What makes this a notable project is that Hammer is investing heavily in the restoration of these films, as opposed to taking the lazy man’s road and creating basic upconverted dumps.
source: Hammer Films to Launch Monumental Restoration Project | Brutal As Hell. Retrieved January 20, 2012, from http://www.brutalashell.com/2012/01/hammer-films-to-launch-monumental-restoration-project/
You can read more at Hammer's official WordPress blog here.
I don't have a Blu-ray player, but this should eventually be good news for streaming, too. Gawd, I wish I was in the film restoration business.--------------