Thursday, 5 October 2017

#THROWBACKTHURSDAY! DONALD PLEASENCE REMEMBERED PLUS NEWS ON BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN AND


REMEMBERING: Actor Donald Pleasence who was born today in 1919... Pleasence appeared alongside Peter Cushing in a surprising amount of titles. From the quite early on brilliant BBC production of '1984' to the not so brilliant 'The Devil's Men', 'Flesh and the Fiends', 'Trial By Combat' and 'From Beyond The Grave' In a very lengthy career, with many highlights, Pleasence was always entertaining, especially with nervous, evil obsessive characters. Pleasence is probably best known for his role of Dr. Sam Loomis in the 'Halloween' films...a role interestingly enough that Peter Cushing was originally approached to play...


 Whether Cushing had any real interest in play Sam  Loomis or
or not, it still would have made . . . a very nice blu ray cover!




Pleasence as the 'not as weird as he first seems' Jim Underwood
in Amicus films 'FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE (1974) 


As Valentine De'ath, in 'THE UNCANNY' (1977)


Dr.Sam Loomis, 'Halloween 4'


As  Dr. Jack Seward, in the 1979 production of 'Dracula'


The President in 'Escape from New York' (1981)


#THROWBACKTHURSDAY!: NEWS! It looks like Universal's 'reboot-rebrand-remake' of the classic Monsters series, has no sooner started, first with a nose dive response to the recent #TomCriuse, #THEMUMMY release... than things stall with the studios planned #TheBrideofFrankenstein remake....Production was set to start this February in London, but the studio and director Bill Condon have paused plans to ensure the script is in tip-top condition. Condon has been working on the script with David Koepp, and while the screenplay is in good shape, sources say both men want more time to rework it to better reflect their vision....a wise move I'd say.

Our chap, only made one brush with the concept of creating 'A Woman' in Hammer's own Frankenstein franchise #Frankenstein Created Woman in 1967. It turned out quite well, granted fans were a little disappointed there was no 'monster' as such, rather the attractive #SusanDenberg, going on a psycho killing spree instead. It did good box office in a time when scriptwriters and studios weren't so fixated on 'super-heroes' and 'making-everything-thing-look-the-same-as-the-last-box-office-SF-blizt'..... yeah. A films with a story and real characters, would be a nice change . .. what do you think???


 MORE ON FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE: HERE! 


MORE ON 'THE UNCANNY' : HERE!


THE UNMADE PETER CUSHING FEATURE WITH
GREAT UN-MADE BLU RAY COVERS : HERE! 






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