Thursday, 27 July 2017

NEWS: STUDIOCANAL AND PARK CIRCUS TO RELEASE EIGHT NEW HAMMER FILM BLU RAYS!


#NEWS: #STUDIOCANAL AND #PARKCIRCUS to release EIGHT NEW #HAMMERFILM titles to #BLURAY! #Studiocanal and #ParkCircus are to present brand New Restorations of 8 classic Hammer Horror titles. This year, 2017 is the 60th Anniversary of the birth of Hammer Horror and Studiocanal have chosen 19th September as Hammer Day given that it would have been the birthday of producer/screenwriter Anthony Hinds who was very instrumental in all their horror films…The Titles : Dr Jekyll and Sister Hyde, Scars of Dracula, Horror of Frankenstein, To The Devil A Daughter, Fear In The Night, Straight On Till Morning.  DETAILS UPDATING . . . .MORE NEWS TO COME










#THROWBACKTHURSDAY: WATCH THE LEGEND OF THE SEVEN GOLDEN VAMPIRES !



#THROWBACKTHURSDAY: There can't be many Peter Cushing or Hammer films fans...or haters of John Forbes Robertson's Dracula, that HAVEN'T seen, The Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires yet?. If you haven't, then this is your lucky day! Depending on how you like your vampires, or your Kung Fu, you maybe in for treat!.... Hammer films sadly, were sometimes a little like that 'almost trendy friend, who lived out-in-the-country'', who was just a little bit out of sync with the times. They did, 'Swinging London', when it's swing had ...well swung, dangled a bit and then died off, with their setting of Dracula AD 72. Jumped on the whole devil-possession thing, after The Exorcist impact had shocked, knocked out it's audience and left the door hanging off its hinges. And here sadly, when the Bruce Lee 'chop-sock and dragon craze' had blazed it's way across the world, and was already on the parody hit list.




BUT THERE IS A LOT to like about LEGEND. Sure, the special effects are a tiny bit on the Ed Wood side, but everyone shows up, kicks the living daylights out of one another and Cushing, looks great! Result! John Forbes Robertson is no Christopher Lee, but then who could be? He doesn't do any damage and his make up is very much in line with the tradition of how Asian cinema presents their idea of myth, lore and vampire legend.... So, don't knock it, punch, chop or bite it too hard! Had Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires, been released a good two years earlier, it would have been a smash . .. cash crash, Kung Fu cash cow! Hammer and co production buddies Shaw Brothers, must have been hopping mad that it wasn't!..A bit like the army of zombie vamps in the film I guess. I DO love em!




FIND OUT MORE ABOUT 'THE LEGEND OF THE SEVEN GOLDEN VAMPIRES' IN  OUR SPECIAL FEATURE ABOVE AT OUR WEBSITE: HERE!





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#THROWBACKTHURSDAY: EDITED WITH A BREAD-KNIFE: BANG! THE DEVILS MEN!

 #THROWBACKTHURSDAY: It's wobbly. It's edited with a bread knife. It's got timing that would stop an atomic clock. The supporting acting is dire. The continuity, has none. BUT it does have Donald Pleasence and Peter Cushing. The Devil's Men / Land of the Minotaur / The Devil's People, call it what you will. It's still a terrible mess.. though it does have an EXPLODING Peter Cushing...quite literally. It's the only decent two minutes of the film sadly.... but worth a throwback just for that!



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Wednesday, 26 July 2017

#SILENTBUTDEADLY!: SEEING IS BELIEVING! #GIFS


#SILENTBUTDEADLY! : Without giving anything away about this film, you can clearly SEE something very important is going on here HA! The Amicus films #DRTERRORSHOUSEOFHORRORS was a bench mark time for Amicus, that after 'City of the Dead' informed Subostsky and Rosenberg, in which direction they should explore. If you have been watching our uploads of the Donald Fearney excellent mammoth documentary 'The Amicus Vault of Horrors' you see, every time Amicus went off in a different direction, a drama, a different theme..the film bombed at the box office. So, we can be thankful that Cushing's Dr Shreck and Co, were a big hit. Unlike these poor guys, the Amicus future after this scene, wasn't very bleak one!



#SILENTBUTDEADLYWEDNESDAY! How was character actor Michael Ripper to know that, when he first read the 'HIDDEN FROM SIGHT, POACHER SEES 7ft TALL FIGURE WRAPPED IN BANDAGES, FROM BEHIND THE BUSHES' simple description in his script, that he would be forever associated with this short scene?. I have sat with friends.. . .we don't get out much.. and examined this shot. To try and discover, what is it that makes it so superbly funny. Ripper was a master of these roles. It was probably the thinnest of descriptions on the page, but from that, scriptwriter Anthony Hinds knew the role would be safe in Ripper's hands and Christopher Lee would supply the fright factor! 




#SILENTBUTDEADLYWEDNESDAY! : THE 'I THNK I AM SEEING THINGS OR going Out Of My Mind' and the 'Wife / Husband Driving Their Partner Around The Bend With Set Up's Orchestrated By Their Lover' is as old as the hills. BUT, it's a popular scenario in Horror and thrillers. Despite having watched probably hundreds of these fantasy films over the years, I still have that ability  that many jaded fans lost a thousand films ago. When I sit to watch a film, unless it's a really poorly scripted one, I just let the story take me along. I am not in the biz of playing amateur sleuth, or critic, picking the plot apart after the credits role. I enjoy these movies, that's why I watch them. I still have a certain naivety, when it comes to being entertained. I come to be fooled, mislead, I am the script writers dream audience. I am not busy sat there trying to work it out. Nope. I paid my five dollars / pounds, I want my monies worth... entertain me.



Which is why, in this tale from 'The House That Dripped Blood' : 'Method For Murder', I never saw the REVEAL in this story coming! Ha! I was with Denholm Elliott's  character, Charles Hillyer all of the way. Isn't that the way it's supposed to be? If not, why are you watching?? As I said, from the off, I recognized the set up, but I wasn't expecting the wrap! Neither did I recognize that actor playing Dominick, the voice of UK's Channel Four four years, the late Tom Adams. Yup, I get good value out of most the films I see. Hey, I was the last person during our family viewing of all those terrible murders, to realize it was, Norman!   


#SILENTBUTDEADLYWEDNESDAY! And finally, Peter Cushing's Colonel William Raymond SEES Alex Hyde- White's Jim Ferguson, in 'Biggles: Adventures In Time' from 1986. See? It doesn't get any better than that . . . . 



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Tuesday, 25 July 2017

#TOOCOOLTUESDAY: HOW COOL IS THAT??


#TOOCOOLTUESDAY! ANOTHER PCAS FB MILESTONE 🙂 . . .. Less than a month ago, we were marking our last #facebook #milestone..now here we are, and you've done it again!






AS EVER, I want to thank you for making your #PeterCushing #facebook page such a success. It does prove that every comment, like and share, DOES make all difference. It's very good to hear and see Peter Cushing mentioned almost every day in mainstream media, on tv, print media and the net. Let's all continue to do our bit, and keep him there 😉 Someone asked me on the weekend, do you ever run dry on things to post, to write? When I first thought about the possibility of bringing #PCAS to Facebook and a website domain back in 2010, it did cross my mind, that 'running dry' maybe a possibility . . . well, I am still waiting... 🙂 Again, MANY thanks. Onwards . . .. ! - Marcus


WE ARE ALWAYS #HAPPY to see you and hear from you, you are ALWAYS #WELCOME . ..  wherever you are! 



#VANHELSING #DRACULA #KUNGFU #VAMPIRES


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Monday, 24 July 2017

#TOOCOOLTUESDAY: SO WHAT IS PETER CAPALDI'S FAVORITE DRACULA FILM?



#TOOCOOLTUESDAY! At the San Diego International Comic-Con 2017, interviewed along side, #StevenMoffat and #MarkGatiss, #PeterCapaldi reveals his all-time favorite DRACULA film . . .with talk of a Gatiss / Moffat DRACULA production in the  next two years, lets hope the guys have been taking notes, from Capaldi's pick of the bunch...!


#TOOCOOLTUESDAY: #PeterCushing returns once again to fight the Lord Of The Undead, Count Dracula, #ChristopherLee in this trippy feature from #Hammerfilms. At the time of the film's release, he hip talk and fashion was already out of date by the time the film was released, but over the past ten years the film has at last found a following. We have pushed and pushed this film at #PCAS at every opportunity, since we arrived on the web in 2010... it's great to finally see this film, getting some #LOVE!












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#MOREMONSTERMONDAY: ROGUE ONE COMES TO NETFLIX


#MONSTERMONDAY: If you didn't get the chance to catch #ROGUEONE at the flicks, but you do subscribe to #NETFLIX you might want to take a first, second or third (?) look at #ROGUEONE which has recently been added to their feature film menu! Like with the blu ray and the dvd, the #TARKIN CGI somehow looks a little smoother? If you get the time to watch. I'd love to hear your opinion on this... - Marcus







IF YOU LIKE what you see here at our website, you'll  love our daily themed posts at our PCAS FACEBOOK FAN PAGE.  Just click that blue LINK and click LIKE when you get there, and help us . . Keep The Memory Alive!. The Peter Cushing Appreciation Society website, facebook fan page and youtube channel are managed, edited and written by Marcus Brooks, PCAS coordinator since 1979. PCAS is based in the UK and USA   
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