GETTING THE VOWS RIGHT: Peter Cushing with the Rev Sidney Doran, vicar of Bray, helping Peter with rehearsing the marriage vows for Oliver Reed and Yvonne Romain's characters in Hammer Films CAPTAIN CLEGG / NIGHT CREATURES (1961)
Friday, 30 November 2012
Thursday, 29 November 2012
Oh my! Ideas of what could be inside those armored shells of the Daleks have certainly come a long way since Peter's movie back in 1965. It was almost as if the makers thought the creature inside was also sat on a little seat, wheeling the figure around..not unlike the real controllers! I was only 6 years of age when I saw this film, the first movie I saw in the cinema. It is this scene and the creepy claw like hand I remember above all else... Peter Cushing as Dr Who and Roy Castle in DR WHO AND THE DALEKS (1965)
Tuesday, 27 November 2012
PETER'S TWO AUTOBIOGRAPHIES RE RELEASED AS THE COMPLETE MEMOIRS FOR HIS CENTENARY APRIL 23RD NEXT YEAR: "This lavish new book collects both volumes of Peter Cushing's memoirs - "An Autobiography" and "Past Forgetting" - with extensive unseen material from his private collection. Cushing was widely known as 'the gentleman of horror', his kind and sensitive nature a sharp contrast with the Hammer Horror roles that dominated his work from the 1950s onwards. This is Cushing's own account of his remarkable career, and the devastating sense of loss he suffered following the death of his wife. It offers unparalleled insight to the meticulous professionalism and private torment of a legendary film star."
Friday, 23 November 2012
The DR WHO TELEVISION SERIES celebrates it's 49th BIRTHDAY today. Peter played the... 'non canon'...Dr Who in both film versions of the popular BBC television character in 'Dr Who and The Daleks' ( 1965) and 'Daleks Invasion Earth 2150 AD' (1966) Both films are coming to blu ray in the Spring next year.
Thursday, 22 November 2012
Wednesday, 21 November 2012
Monday, 19 November 2012
Sunday, 18 November 2012
Wednesday, 14 November 2012
With the announcement of BOTH Peter Cushing Dr Who movies coming to blu ray in May 2013. Here's some grabs from the first Cushing Dr Who Dalek outing, 'Dr Who and the Daleks' (1965)
Peter Cushing and Georgina Brown in NOTHING BUT THE NIGHT (1973) A film that often gets over looked. Worth a viewing. Also starring Christopher Lee and directed by Peter Sasdy who directed several of Hammer Films more interesting productions, Taste the Blood of Dracula, Countess Dracula and Hands of the Ripper.
Vincent Price and Peter Cushing: The Price of Fear: THE MAN WHO HATED SCENES, BBC Radio 1973. A heads up for anyone who would like to catch this excellent radio play on BBC RADIO FOUR EXTRA Tomorrow Night (15th November) at 6pm and Midnight.