Thursday, 26 November 2020

IT'S #1989 AND A RAINY DAY IN #WHITSTABLE . . YOU'LL NEVER GUESS WHAT HAPPENS NEXT!

SO... picture the scene, if you will. It's 1989. #Whitstable, Kent...#PeterCushing's home town. Suddenly, it lashes down with rain.. and even more unexpected, the same Peter Cushing dashes into your front doorway, and sits on your doorstep, to pull on his waterproofs! ....what happens next? You find, this typical token of thanks on you door mat!

'Sara and John, Thank you for the use of your doorstep! May God's blessing be with you always. In all sincerity, Peter Cushing 89'

MANY many thanks to John Massey for his generous sharing of this... and his doorstep 😉 - Marcus

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A SAFE AND HAPPY THANKSGIVING 2020!

TO ALL OUR PCASUK friends and followers 'over the pond' please have a safe and #HappyThanksGiving2020

THE ALTERNATIVE THANKSGIVING DINNER!

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Wednesday, 25 November 2020

MODEL MAKERS DREAM! AN AMAZING #DALEK DIORAMA!

HERE IS ANOTHER #UPDATE for you 😊I posted a piece about model maker and #Dalek fan Robert Fusco and his amazing reconstruction of the interior of the Control Room in the Dalek City from #PeterCushing' s 'Dr Who' Dalek movie, a few days ago at the FACEBOOK PCASUK FAN PAGE. Well, it looks like he has almost finished it and he's made a short video so we can see the result! Again, all made by Robert, Daleks, scenery . . the lot. I know we have a lot of model makers and fans of the movies here on the page, and I think you'll all get a kick out of this ! What do you think?? 🤔 😉
 
BELOW TWO FRONT OF HOUSE cinema card photographs, that give an idea at how close Robert's recreation of the Dalek Control Room really is!
 




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UPDATE: INTERVIEW WITH ARTIST SAM GILES AS HE WRAPS HIS #PETERCUSHING MURAL IN #WHITSTABLE KENT

AN #UPDATE on the piece we posted a few days ago about #SAMGILES street artist who has created an impressive splash in #PeterCushing's home two of #Whitstable! The local net newspaper KENT ON LINE has given Sam a great bit of publicity! 😊 What do you think of the big splash???


An inspired piece of artwork celebrating one of Whitstable's best known and loved characters has appeared in alleyway near the town’s station. The colourful 25ft mural pays tribute to the late actor Peter Cushing who became a film legend for his appearances in #HammerProductions horror movies and lived in the town in his later life.It brings a welcome splash of artistic talent to the otherwise graffiti-daubed path. But the man behind the work admits he too was a nuisance tagger until he had a “lightbulb moment” as he was being led to a police cell.
 

Sam Giles, whose artistic name is Dream Safari, says his early escapades got him into trouble. "I ended up literally caught red-handed and paid the price with fines,” said the 29-year-old, who lives in the town. Then a policeman said to me, ‘why don’t you do something useful with your art instead, like tattoos or t-shirts and make a living from it’?
 
"It really was a lightbulb moment and I changed course. That was 13 years ago and now I’m a professional artist doing mural-type commissions, including for the #NHS and #KentCountyCouncil and things like t-shirt designs.”
 

His latest mural was not commissioned, although he had the permission of the owner of the wall. “I’m a big horror movie fan and it’s great that Peter Cushing lived in Whitstable and was so well known and loved,” said Sam, who went to the Chaucer School in #Canterbury.
 

“But some younger people might just have heard of him locally because the #Wetherspoon’s is called The Peter Cushing.“I just thought it would be appropriate and to show why he is important to the town. It took me a couple of days and it was nice to get compliments as I was creating it.“Of course, there’s risk a tagger will spoil it and it keeps me awake at night. But I guess I hope it will inspire them to be part of the next generation of artists.”
 
Peter Cushing appeared in more than 100 films and became a familiar sight around Whitstable on his bike. He is fondly remembered for not just his acting career, but his gentlemanly manner.
 
KENT ON LINE : HERE!
 

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Sunday, 22 November 2020

#WHITSTABLE #PETERCUSHING STREET ART : THE ARTS AND CRAFT OF #DALEKS : ARE YOU READY TO WIN?

#SherlockSunday! Is it very elementary? I think it's pretty amazing! In the quiet little harbour town of, Whitstable, Kent today, the place that was once PeterCushing's home for almost 40 years, the sound of hissing and sploshing can be heard. NOT the arrival of a #monster or frightening creation arriving on it's shores, but a interesting creation never the less!  A NEW piece of street art being made, painted and sprayed! 

I AM GUESSING, but maybe this has been commission and maybe the startling and colourful display now on someone's garden or garage wall? I have to say a BIG thank you to the Artist I think, Mark Goldsworthy who sent me these amazing photographs today😏 Some very impressive artwork and Cushing images, inspired by several different press and publicity film stills! Over at the FACEBOOK PCASUK FAN PAGE I am asking,  how many of those 'characters can you identify? Wanna guess?? Then whip over the the page!



#DALEKS! AN AMAZING SET UP FROM #PeterCushing's 1965 film '#DrWho and the Daleks'.... except, it's NOT! Those are not full size Daleks! They are sitting on a #modelmaker platform in Robert Fusco's film, he is currently in the process of making... with model Daleks, along with sets he has recreated from the film himself! Pretty neat! This is one of many stills that he is sharing at the #Facebook 'Custom Doctor Who #Models' page, of which he is a member. I wonder if Peter Cushing's #DoctorWho features too? 


EITHER WAY, it looks impressive, most of the figures have been created using 3D printing, the set design with photo-shop and inventiveness! I can't wait to see the film! These Daleks maybe small, but they've lost none of their impact, along with that Dalek City Control Room! What do you think???


ARE YOU READY TO WIN?

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Friday, 20 November 2020

#WARNERBROTHERS RELEASE A DATE FOR #PETERCUSHING #HAMMERHORRORFILM CLASSIC #FRANKENSTEIN #REMASTERED BLU RAY!

#WARNERBROTHERS have released the #RELEASEDATE for their latest #Hammerfilms classic starring #PeterCushing and #ChristopherLee, the 1957 'The Curse of Frankenstein' DECEMBER 1ST 2020... is when this latest remastering of this super Hammer marquee title rolls out. The Warner Bros shop is already taking pre-orders for this limited edition! Are you all ready to ADD this one to your growing #library of Cushing Hammer Frankenstein's?? Over at the FACEBOOK PCASUK FAN PAGE, we are asking...What was the FIRST Cushing Frankenstein film you ever purchased...and from which distributor?? Can you remember? I would LOVE to know, as I am sure many of you probably have #vhs, #dvd's and tv recording of this film... BUT not in the quality that Warner is rolling out, I promise you 😏😉 Keep safe and look after each other, friends 😊 - Marcus

FULL SPEC DETAILS:
 
THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1957) 
2 DISC SPECIAL EDITION
New 2020 1080p HD Restoration Masters from 4K Scans of Preservation Separation Elements
Run Time: 83:00
Subtitles: English SDH
Audio Specs: DTS HD-Master Audio 2.0 - English
Aspect Ratio: Disc One-1.85:1-16x9 Widescreen and 1.66:1-16x9 Widescreen
Product Color: COLOR
Disc Configuration: 2-BD 50

EXTRAS: 

New feature commentary by Screenwriter/Film Historian Steve Haberman and Film-maker/Film Historian Constantine Nasr, Newly Remastered 1.37:1 Open Matte version of feature. New Featurettes include: The Resurrection Men: Hammer, Frankenstein and the Rebirth of the Horror Film, Hideous Progeny: 'The Curse of Frankenstein' and the English Gothic Tradition, Torrents of Light: The Art of Jack Asher, Diabolus in Musica: James Bernard and the Sound of #HammerHorror, Original Theatrical Trailer (HD)

ALL ORDERS TAKEN NOW FROM THE WARNER BROS SHOPHERE! 

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Thursday, 19 November 2020

MYSTERY OF PETER CUSHING 1992 PHOTOGRAPH SOLVED!

SOME OF YOU may remember a photograph I posted here and at the FACEBOOK PCASUK FAN PAGE two days ago, with a question? The photograph was of a group of children with some adults, all posing with Peter Cushing. Who and where they were, I had no idea! The photograph was part of a news clipping pic, but had no description, just a date on a piece of paper that said, '1992'. I am extremely grateful to the lovely people who in just a few minutes after I posted the pic, stepped up with the answer... they were the children in the photograph, answering with their personal stories, now as adults, with details of that wonderful day captured day... and many others!

Many thanks to:
Laura Dawson : 'I’m in this picture at top of the stairs in the front row. Peter treated us all to a day out to go and see the wizard of oz. I lived next door to Marika and Dave in Alexandra road and used to help with the lorries of clothes etc that they organised to go to Romania. Peter was always involved too. One year the children we had helped came to visit us and we got to go on the trip out too!... He was such a kind generous man. He used to walk past our house a lot and admire the garden and have a chat. I’m pretty sure it was somewhere in Margate. I went in his car with my sister and his personal secretary to the theatre as the mini bus was full. If I’m correct he was so impressed with the lady who played Dorothy that he helped progress her acting career. I remember my mum saying to me as we lined the streets for his funeral when you grow up your realise how famous he was.'... 
 

John WicKham: ' It’s an after show picture when they were taken to a show in Margate by Peter! Some are Romanian children our two daughters also went Laura far left Natalie far right Peter loved our garden in Alexander Road and used to come and sit in the peace and quiet for a while during his bike rides around Whitstable Marika Cavell top row second from the left who was our neighbour organised trips to Romania taking clothes food etc'....
 
Sue Pryor : 'When I was at the Longreach Beefeater we invited Dave and Marika to bring a group of children from Romania for a meal in the restaurant. Cannot remember which year this was but was glad to be involved!'....
 
And to Mirika Cavell for sharing her amazing personal photograph of Peter and to Alfie D.Merritt, for posting and sharing it her on our page!
 
WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT that a group photograph that has laid in a file, untitled for years, would provide us with such another interesting side of Peter's life and generous spirit and fabulous and emotive post here at the pcasuk page?
 
IT HAS BEEN A PLEASURE to meet you all, thank you so much for sharing your memories. I hope that, maybe you will share some more memories . .and that we will see you here, many times in the future 😊- Marcus (pcasuk)
 

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Tuesday, 17 November 2020

MYSTERY #PETERCUSHING PHOTOGRAPH #BURGESSMEREDITH AND TWINS OF EVIL #DAVIDWARBECK!

YESTERDAY WE MARKED AND CELEBRATED the birthday of actor, #BURGESSMEREDITH, born November 16th, 1907, at the FACEBOOK PCASUK FAN PAGE!

TODAY we remember on his birthday the wonderful actor Burgess Meredith His career spanned over six decades. A lifetime member of the Actors Studio by invitation. He won several Emmys,was the first male actor to win the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor twice, and was nominated for two Academy Awards.He established himself as a leading man in Hollywood with critically acclaimed performances as George Milton in Of Mice and Men (1939), Ernie Pyle in The Story of G.I. Joe (1945), and the narrator of A Walk in the Sun (1945). 

Meredith was known later in his career for his multiple appearances on The Twilight Zone and for portraying arch-villain The Penguin on the 1960s TV series Batman and boxing trainer Mickey Goldmill in the Rocky film series. For his performances in The Day of the Locust (1975) and Rocky (1976), he received nominations for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He later starred in the comedy Foul Play (1978) and the fantasy film Clash of the Titans (1981). He narrated numerous films and documentaries during his long career, including Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983). Notable horror films include The Sentinel (1977) , Burnt Offerings (1976), Magic (1978) and The Manitou (1978) He co-starred with Peter Cushing in Amicus's 'Torture Garden' (1967)


NO ONE bowed out quite as well . . or indeed as many times, as #ChristopherLee! I think he actually holds a record??! At the Facebook PCASUK Page, we've asked 'Which is YOUR fav Christopher Lee OUT? There are MANY to choose from, if you can remember them all! Surprisingly,at the moment just five hours after this was posted on the Fan Page, DRACULA AD 1972 and The Satanic Rites of Dracula, followed by Dracula Has Risen from the Grave' is leading. I say surprising considering, for decades DRACULA AD 1972 was the gripe of most Hammer/ Dracula fans!! We'll see how it goes..... 😏


ANOTHER BIRTHDAY and ACTOR with a life sadly passed, we are marking today at the FAN PAGE is DAVID WARBECK.
Warbeck, was born on the 17th November 1941. Originally, from New Zealand, he made film debut in the Hammer film, 'Wolfshead: The Legend of Robin Hood', directed by Johnny Hough, who would direct him again for Hammer! He made a number of notable appearances in Italian horror films such as Luci Fulci's 'The Beyond' (1981) & 'The Black Cat' (1981)….. He starred with #PeterCushing in only one film, but it was a memorable one, Hammer's 1971 #TwinsOfEvil as Anton Hoffer, who stood up to Cushing's Weil and taught him a thing or two about Vampires, directed again by Johnny Hough! Sadly, we lost David to cancer on July 23rd in 1997. Today, David Warbeck is Remembered . . 

AND FINALLY, here is something I have posted tonight at the PCASUK PAGE, hoping for some answers! 'I wonder if someone out there can help with this one? I have had this press clipping for quite a long time, it's from 1992 and originally had some details about this photograph of #PeterCushing. with a group of people and children from ... Romania, attached to it! Paper-clip and details vanished! Who are they, Why they are there with Peter, and where.. I have no idea! Lovely photograph, but I would love to know the story behind it... any ideas?? Thank you, Marcus' Any Ideas? 

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