Tuesday, 31 January 2017

#TOOCOOLTUESDAY THE PROFESSOR NEWS!


NEWS: A LIMITED EDITION COLLECTABLE FIGURE of the Peter Cushing influenced character that appears in the excellent #THEPROFESSOR comic is on its way! A press release came our way today!



. . .Davide Decina, Roberto De Meo and Andrea Corbetta (THE PROFESSOR) are proud to announce that they are preparing to release a resin bust model kit, about Corbetta's Comic character THE PROFESSOR! Kits will be limited AND numbered. A special Thanks to Erredi Grafiche Editoriali, Cristiana Astori and to the Peter Cushing Appreciation Society. Stay Tuned for more details!'


Ed ecco la prima news! Insieme a Roberto de Meo e Davide Decina il sottoscritto e Francesco Mobili stanno lavorando alla realizzazione di un MODEL KIT - BUSTO di The Professor che sarΓ‘ realizzato in un quantitativo limitato e numerato. Vi faremo presto vedere. Per ordini e info: infoprofessorbenjaminlove@gmail.com #comics #theprofessor  A special Thanks to Erredi Grafiche Editoriali, Cristiana Astori and to the Peter Cushing Appreciation Society!!!Stay tuned for others News!!! The Professor




THE PROFESSOR  comic strip story, is fast becoming a much sort after collectable magazine. Not since the Dez Skinn 'House of Hammer' magazine of the 1980's,  have we seen Cushing imaginatively placed in a 'gothic  Hammer style' comic story. Issue THREE goes on sale at newsstands on FEBRUARY 28TH 2017! 



Monday, 30 January 2017

MONSTERMONDAY EXTRA: BEHIND SCENES COLLINSON VAMPIRE GIRL


#MONSTERMONDAY: Here's a rare behind pic taken on the set of Hammer films, 'Twins of Evil' with Peter Cushing taking that fatal swing with his 'Vampire-Slaying-Sythe' and thus destroying not only a vampire but also his niece Frieda (Madeleine Collinson) ... but hey, the 'brotherhood' were very happy. All Gustav had to do now, was kill off Count Karnstein...and most of us know, how THAT one turned out…







AN INTERESTING POINT, Madeleine Collinson who played the vampire twin Frieda, was in fact the less extrovert, calmer Collinson sister... maybe so, but come the closing scenes, it was she who 'lost her head'TING POINT, Madeleine Collinson who played the vampire twin Frieda, was in fact the less extrovert, calmer Collinson sister... maybe so, but come the closing scenes, it was she who 'lost her head' . . .πŸ˜‰




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ROOM 101 AND MONSTERMONDAY : THEY ARE WATCHING


#MONSTERMONDAY : O'BRIEN. A MONSTER? I've pulled one from the Cushing Gallery of Rogues this week, that goes back to a time before he had even dipped a toe in the waters of 'petrifying pics'! Andre Morell's O'Brien is at the centre of the story of Orwell's classic tale of the world gone to hell in a bucket, ruled by one Big Brother, leaders and others, who use cruelty and torture as their primary method of control. O'Brien is relentless once he gets our man Winston Smith played by Cushing, strapped to a table, in order to, through torture, make Winston "perfect," and to "save" him. But such is the 'power of love' Winston proves a difficult nut to crack..'My poor friend, you are almost well!'..and so with the help of the contents of 'Room 101', O'Brien plays his last card... 




'You once asked me what was in Room 101. It is there we have the means to root out the last lingering deception. What happens in Room 101, is the worst thing in the world. It varies from individual to individual. It can be death by burning, burial alive..or something quite trivial, not even fatal...In YOUR case, we both happen to know 'What The Worse Thing in the World'...happens to be....!' 





WHAT FOLLOWS SHOCKED the tv audiences of the live 1954 broadcast on Sunday 12th December, and also scored the highest tv rating in the UK since Queen Elizabeth's II Coronation! But furious critics and watchdogs complained and campaigned for the second live performance of the play, a few days later to be canceled. Michael Barry head of drama at the BBC refused to concede, the broadcast went ahead and recorded for posterity.



NOTE: JUST SIX DAYS AGO, (Tuesday) the New York Times announced that ' George Orwell's famed dystopian novel of life in a totalitarian state, was suddenly No. 6 on Amazon's bestseller list. On Monday, too, the book hovered between No. 5 and No. 7 on that same bestseller list'. . . It's worth noting that this isn't the first time "1984" has seen a sales spike in recent years. The book also hit Amazon's bestseller list in 2013 after Edward Snowden revealed the extent of the National Security Agency's surveillance program.


WE AWAIT THE RELEASE of the BFI REMASTERED blu ray of Peter Cushing's BBC production of 1984, Andre Morell, O'Brien and all.. THREE times the release has been announced, three times it has been canceled. Rumors put Orwell's estate to blame, for allegedly blocking the release (??) One would have thought that the BFI would have looked into rights issues before embarking on a costly remastering? Maybe that isn't the reason at all? Anyone one would think there's a force who doesn't want us to WATCH it...for whatever reason?? Are they WATCHING us too?



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Sunday, 29 January 2017

WE ARE CELEBRATING TWENTY EIGHT THOUSAND LIKES AT FACEBOOK!



YOU DID IT! THANK YOU!

BANG! WHAT A SHOCK! Our following total figure, thanks to you, has hit a new outstanding total. Last night, we leap to 28,000 LIKES and are still climbing! You really are the best πŸ˜‰ Many thanks and a warm welcome to everyone who has joined us since out last milestone of 27,000... a VERY short time ago. Please say hi, comment, like and share, it's your page, and your interaction keeps the memory of Peter Cushing and this page very much alive and kicking! Here's to the next milestone! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Marcus

EVERY DAY IT'S PETER CUSHING, but with a twist. THEMED days, seven days a week, every week! Here's our schedule BELOW!



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Saturday, 28 January 2017

A SAMPLE FROM THE LAST SEVEN DAYS AT THE OFFICIAL PCAS FACEBOOK FAN PAGE


MONDAY : We STARTED the week on a good note, by announcing the winners of our FINAL CUT COMPETITION to win TWO copies of THE HAMMER COLLECTION UNIVERSAL YEARS box sets! CATHERINE ANN AND DAVE SPIKE LINCOLN, were the lucky winners, picked out of the hat from a few hundred entries! (see the competition answers below) CONGRATULATIONS to them and thank you to everyone lese who entered... there will be another competition soon!




MONDAY ALSO brought us this little teaser of info above . . . .no doubt the drip feed will start soon, and DECEMBER will be here again, before we know it!




TUESDAY: BROUGHT MORE FROM THE #STARWARS universe, with these two #TOOCOOLTUESDAY posts, and two splendid cartoons... poor ol Krennic...








WEDNESDAY IS ALWAYS #GIMMETHEGIFWEDNESDAY! And above is just a sample of the ones YOU requested this week, and a scattering of GIFS shared during the week of posts . . .A few favorites there, how many of the films can you name? I'll post the answers at the bottom of this post πŸ™‚


THURSDAY: AND #THROWBACKTHURSDAY brought us a dapper Peter Cushing with friend, George Copper out for a stroll and a photo op, during a party with the Old Vic Company in 1949.  During this time, with finances almost at zero, Cushing engaged in work with Olivier's company in a production of Chekhov's, 'Jest In One Act', entitled 'The Proposal'. A review in April's 'Theatre World' wrote, '...Peter Cushing as Lomov, reveals himself as a comedian of outstanding gifts..' Below a publicity still from the production with Cushing as Lomov and Derek Penley . . . . 




FRIDAY: WE MARKED MICHAEL RIPPER'S BIRTHDAY! 'I've seen the likes tonight, that mortal eyes shouldn't look at!'... say that line of dialogue and any Hammer film fan worth his or her salt, quick as a flash will reply, 'Michael Ripper, as the poacher in 'The Mummy!'.. And it is Michael Ripper who we remember today on the day his birth, 27th January 1913. Ripper appeared in many productions for Hammer, seven with Peter Cushing, nine with Christopher Lee. Inn keepers, coachmen, police officers, Ripper an accomplished stage and film actor it could be argued is as much part of the Hammer family as Cushing, Lee, Fisher and Francis. Christopher Lee once announced to a packed convention in Baltimore, with Ripper standing at his side.. 'This man IS Hammer!' And for many of us, he always will be…. What are some of your favorite Ripper performances?

FRIDAY ALSO BROUGHT US THIS GEM! A chance to see SIDE BY SIDE comparisons of Peter Cushing from his 1977 Tarkin performance and the CGI from 2016 in Rogue One... also the images of both the late Carrie Fisher and her younger CGI from Rogue One... What do you think???


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GIF FILM TITLES: In order of the position on page: Dracula / Horror of Dracula.  Dracula AD 1972.  Top Secret.  The House That Dripped Blood.

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