Wednesday, 31 October 2012

PETER CUSHING HALLOWEEN TREAT : HAMMER FILMS POSTS UP FRANKENSTEIN AND THE MONSTER FROM HELL HD ON YOUTUBE







The LOVELY people at HAMMER FILMS have given us all a great HALLOWEEN TREAT! Just click on this ink and you can watch Peter Cushing and Shane Briant in 'FRANKENSTEIN AND THE MONSTER FROM HELL for free! Thank you, Hammer and a Happy Halloween!
The film is available to watch UNTIL 6am GMT 1st Nov 2012!



Friday, 26 October 2012

'TWINS OF EVIL' LARGE PHOTOGRAPH SCANS: PETER CUSHING AND CAST: HAMMER FILMS (1971)











PETER CUSHING FELINE FRIGHTENED: 'THE UNCANNY (1977)


Peter Cushing as feline-fearing Wilbur Gray and Ray Milland as publisher Frank Richards in THE UNCANNY (1977) Another portmanteau film from producer Milton Subotsky, produced as an Anglo -Canadian co - production and directed by Denis Heroux. It was originally entitled 'Brrr' and was based on Michael Parry's short story anthology 'Beware of the Cat'.

Thursday, 25 October 2012

PETER CUSHING: GUSTAV WEIL: HAMMER FILMS : TWINS OF EVIL (1971)


'THE HOUSE OF THE LONG SHADOWS' NOW ON BLU RAY FOR THE FIRST TIME!


For anyone recently watching the recent DVD release of 'HOUSE OF THE LONG SHADOWS' thinking, I wish this was available on Blu Ray....Wish no more, because it IS! Slipped out quietly this week. It's a release by KOCH MEDIA. The disc is in English / German. The extras are nothing to write home about, but you can add this 'bluey' to your Cushing Collection!

The American writer Kenneth Magee makes a bet with his publisher, to write in a single night, a horror novel. The publisher counters and sends Magee in an old country house where supposedly no one has lived for decades. The Haunted 'House of the Long Shadows' proves to be a collection of terrible events, as a hotbed of poison attacks, murder and manslaughter. Who is the brutal killer who takes a bloody trail of death through this house? Magee fears for his life, as already some corpses block the way to the exit, and he feels that he will be next. But suddenly, in the misty dawn, the ghostly nigh
t takes a completely unexpected outcome.

Extras: gallery.


Director: Pete Walker

Cast: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Vincent Price, John Carradine, Desi Arnaz Jr.

Genre / Theme: Horror

Sound: DTS HD 2.0: English, German DTS
Picture Format: 16:9 1.78:1; HD
Age group: 16
Distribution: Koch Media GmbH
No.: jk373698
Running time: 101 min
Price: 29 - CHF 

THE RETURN: HAMMER FRANKENSTEIN FRIDAYS: UK PETER CUSHING FAN PAGE.



FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY. HAMMER FRANKENSTEIN FRIDAYS ARE BACK AT OUR FACEBOOK FAN PAGE. STARTING NOVEMBER 2ND 2012.

PETER CUSHING: THE ZOO GANG : THE COUNTERFEIT TRAP (1973)

Peter Cushing as Judge Gautier in THE ZOO GANG television series episode: The Counterfeit Trap (1973)

PETER CUSHING : VERONICA CARLSON AND RALPH BATES: HORROR OF FRANKENSTEIN : ON SET PHOTOGRAPH.


Wednesday, 24 October 2012

PETER CUSHING: BIRTH CERTIFICATE. 2013 CENTENARY.

PETER CUSHING: BEHIND THE SCENES: FRANKENSTEIN CREATED WOMAN: HAMMER FILMS


A behind the scenes photograph on Hammer Films 'FRANKENSTEIN CREATED WOMAN' (1966) Make up artist, George Partleton attends to Peter, while Thorley Walters gives us a discreet message from the back!

PETER CUSHING: ORSON WELLS GREAT MYSTERIES 1973: PROMOTION COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHS


Peter Cushing as Count Gerard De Merret in LA GRANDE BRETECHE, an episode of Anglia Television's popular series 'Orson Welles Great Mysteries'. The programme was filmed during September 1973, was broadcast first in the US on 23rd November 1973, then later in the UK on 27th July 1974. It also starred Susannah York and Michael Gambon. This episode was directed by Peter Sasdy.

PETER CUSHING AND CHRISTOPHER LEE: THE SATANIC RITES OF DRACULA PUBLICITY STILL : NUMBER ONE


Saturday, 13 October 2012

PETER CUHING : SHANE BRIANT : MADELINE SMITH: FRANKENSTEIN AND THE MONSTER FROM HELL : HAMMER FILMS

 
FRANKENSTEIN AND THE MONSTER FROM HELL Hammer Films (1972/1974) Peter Cushing, Shane Briant and Madeline Smith. SMITH: 'I look at that film now and wonder who the girl is. With her very dark hair, a bit podgy in the fizzog, nothing like me at all.
 
I remember that Peter was lovely to work with, but I was still rather nervous because he was such a big star. He got on well with Shane, who was as ferocious in his way about what he did as Peter was. It was terrible to see what grief had done to Peter. He was so painfully thin, and it was if the light had gone out of his eyes. He paid no heed to the hoot-and hollerers, and just got quietly on with the business of making our little film'

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

PETER CUSHING: BICYCLE BROKEN HIP AND AN OBE.



On the 30th of December 1988, Peter received two surprises. Conformation from Downing Street that he been awarded an OBE from Her Majesty The Queen and a broken hip whilst cycling in his home town of Whitstable. He regrettably decided his cycling days were over and donated his bicycle to a local charity.

Saturday, 6 October 2012

'THE HIDDEN MASTER' aka 'YOUR HIDDEN MASTER' : EARLY MGM PETER CUSHING PORTRATE

Peter as Clive of India, an ancestor of that other Frankenstein Colin Clive. Peter called this film "Your Hidden Master" in his autobiography, but the film was released as "The Hidden Master". Part of John Nesbitt's Passing Parade series for MGM.

Friday, 5 October 2012

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

PETER CUSHING AS GUEST OF HONOR AT PARIS FILM FESTIVAL 1974


PETER CUSHING: A LIFE IN FILM. BY DAVID MILLER: NOW AVAILBLE FOR PRE ORDER FROM AMAZON


THE 'go to book' for Peter Cushing fans in his centenary year 2013. PETER CUSHING: A LIFE IN FILM' by David Miller. Available in hardback for pre order on AMAZON. Updated, full of photographs and information on Peter. Many of you have asked us to recommend a book on Peter, this is the one. Originally published as 'The Complete Peter Cushing' in 2005, now updated and out April next year.

 http://www.amazon.co.uk/Peter-Cushing-A-Life-Film/dp/1781162743

Monday, 1 October 2012

PETER CUSHING: HAMMER FRANKENSTEIN FRIDAYS: SOON RETURNING TO PCASUK


DR WHO: PETER CUSHING: THE USUAL SUSPECTS: LEE SULLIVAN.

This fantastic DR WHO artwork comes courtesy of artist and illustrator Lee Sullivan who joined PCASUK a few weeks ago and was commissioned last year to produce this piece of art for The Cartoon Museum in London, to promote an exhibition of Dr Who comic strips. It's a re working of an earlier version that appeared in the Dr Who Monthly Magazine and is a pastiche of 'The Usual Suspects' movie poster. Peter Cushing may not be considered 'Dr Who Canon' but he certainly looks as if he belongs here!

UPDATE: INFO FROM LEE SULLIVAN ON ORDERING THIS PRINT FOLLOWING YOUR REQUESTS:

Thanks for asking about the Usual Suspects print. The larger prints (approx 45x21 cm) are £38 inc P&P and the smaller (32x15 cm) are £28 inc P&P. These are high-quality photo prints on satin paper, made in small batches, signed and numbered as part of an open-ended 'series 0' run, as they are not going to be generally available. If they ever are, then that'll be 'series 1' - so '0' will be as exclusive as they get, for what it's worth! Paypal is my preferred method of payment. 
http://www.leesullivanart.co.uk/www.leesullivan.co.uk/HOME.html

'DR WHO VERSUS THE MARTIANS': PETER CUSHING COMIC STRIP FROM 1996










THE EXCELLENT WORK OF ARTIST LEE SULLIVAN PETER CUSHING IN 'DR WHO VERSUS THE MARTIANS' IN THE DR WHO MONTHLY MAGAZINE SPECIAL.

LEE SULLIVAN TOLD US: The 'Daleks versus the Martians' strip was produced back in 1995 for a Doctor Who Magazine 'Dalek Movie Special' published by Marvel Magazines in the UK.


I'd always been a great fan of the Cushing Dr.Who movies since I'd seen them, as a child, on their theatrical release here in the UK. Although I was annoyed that some aspects of the original stories had been changed, they still left an incredibly powerful impression. The cinematic versions benefited enormously from vivid colour (red Daleks!) and the sheer volume of the soundtrack; I can clearly remember the Dalek voices, already with a metallic echo added in the movies, really reverberating around the walls of the theatre. And of course, Peter Cushing, whom I was seeing for the first time here, was one of the most watchable actors ever, so even my discomfiture with the change to the character was mollified.

So, I was very pleased when strip editors Gary Gillatt and Scott Gray offered me this strip to draw. I'd gained a 'Dalek' reputation in DWM, and It was lovely to draw the movie Daleks, and Alan Barnes' script was a pleasure to work on; the Cushing dialogue sounds just right to me. We were all fans of the series and movies, and I hope it shows. Looking at it now, I can't work out exactly why the Dalek saucer is not one fully based on the second movie's wonderful version, especially as I still think it's one of the most well-executed models in film - until the end scene that is smile However, it does look very like a wooden toy my father made me when I was little, so maybe that's the reason. I was also amused to see that I'd included 'lava-lamps' in the saucer's interior too.

Trivia time - the Dalek hoverbout shot on the bottom of page two is a direct reference to the glorious Richard Jennings art on page 14 of 'The Dalek Book' which remains an absolutely magical cornerstone to my love both of the Daleks and comic strips of the period.

It's ironic that our version of a sequel was in monochrome; it seems absurd now, when computer-colouring and colour print is available for virtually every publication, but back then it was a cost too far for an already expensive title. Maybe one day it will come back in colour, yes, one day . . .
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