Thursday, 21 November 2019

THE AMAZING 25MM VAMPIRE KILLER AND REMEMBERING QUEEN OF THE VAMPIRES TODAY!


#COLLECTINGCUSHING! I once had a weenie-little figure of Peter Cushing as #Tarkin, he really looked wicked and mean.. but he hadn't accounted for the even more wicked and cunning of my tom-cat, Reg! . . chomp..chomp . . I thought you would appreciated this 😉 NOW ready as a pre order and will be available early JANUARY 2020. . . #PeterCushing as #Hammerfilms Vampire Hunter : VAN HELSING, now available as a.. 25MM figure! What do YOU think? If you know a Cushing fan, you are having Christmas Dinner with this year, why not pick up one of these ...and slip it in their table cracker??? a neat Cushing-Christmas surprise 😉😃


WITH HIS HOBBIES in #modelmaking, #theatremodels and the huge collection of #figures and soldiers Peter Cushing made over the years.. I think Cushing would have appreciated and liked this little figure, very much! 😊


THE MAKERS of this figure say only 500 will ever be made and each miniature comes with a numbered gift card! at ONLY £4.00 . You can PRE ORDER from : HERE!


TODAY, NOVEMBER 21st, had she lived.. would have been Ingrid Pitt's 82nd birthday. Any regular visitor here will already know, how highly we valued her friendship to our society, her skill as an actress and as a beautiful person who touched everyone's heart who ever met her. Today, we mark her birthday and make a little space, to share how much we still miss her . . . Happy Birthday, Ingrid 😊


ABOVE: A RARE #INGRIDPITT INTERVIEW, from the PCAS YOUTUBE CHANNEL ARCHIVE!


ABOVE: THE PCASUK INGRID PITT AT HALLOWEEN GALLERY
FROM 2014 : JUST CLICK HERE!



THE CONNECTION OF INGRID PITT, PETER CUSHING AND THE
 THEATRE ROYAL FEATURE: CLICK  RIGHT HERE!


THE PCAS GALLERY: THE ONE AND ONLY INGRID GALLERY: HERE! 

TWO GREAT COMPETITIONS TO WIN INDICATOR BOX SETS AND BLU RAY CUSHING CLASSIC!


TWO GREAT PCAS competitions, with MANY thanks to #Indicator and #Powerhouse .. COPIES to be WON! You can read the PCAS review feature on Indicator's blu ray release of 'Time Without Pity' Starring Michael Redgrave and #PeterCushing with Ann Todd  HERE!


THE FEATURE REVIEW AND GALLERY of Indicator's 'Hammer Volume Four : Faces of Fear' which includes a REMASTERED blu ray release of Hammer 'Cushing's 'Revenge of Frankenstein' . . and some amazing EXTRAS.. will be soon at the PCAS website! Meanwhile, look out for the REGION FREE blu ray competitions 😉 - Marcus



YOU CAN ORDER 'TIME WITHOUT PITY' DIRECT from POWERHOUSE : HERE! and the HAMMER VOLUME FOUR : FACES OF FEAR BOX SET DIRECT from POWERHOUSE : HERE!

Sunday, 17 November 2019

TERRY O'NEILL : MASTER PHOTOGRAPHER OF ICONS SADLY DIES AGED 81


TERRY O'NEILL , the photographer who chronicled London’s 1960s culture by capturing the celebrities and public figures who defined the era, has died aged 81.

O'NEILL, who was awarded a CBE last month for services to photography and was known for his work with the likes of #FrankSinatra, #DavidBowie and Elizabeth Taylor and #EltonJohn died at home on Saturday night after a long illness, his agency said. He had prostate cancer.


MANY #PeterCushing #ChristopherLee, #VincentPrice and #JohnCarradine Fans, will know Terry's work from the outstanding promotional photograph he created of all four movie icons for the 1983 film, 'House of the Long Shadows'. The film brought all four actors together for the first time, but it was O'Neill who captured it in an amazing photograph!

IT IS WITH a heavy heart that Iconic Images announces the passing of Terence ‘Terry’ O’Neill, CBE,” a spokeswoman for the agency said. “As one of the most iconic photographers of the last 60 years, his legendary pictures will for ever remain imprinted in our memories, as well as in our hearts and minds 


CLICK GIVE SUPPORT MAKE THE DIFFERENCE : HERE! 
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Friday, 15 November 2019

ROYAL MAIL RELEASES TARKIN AND DOOKU CELEBRATION POSTAGE STAMPS IN STAR WARS COLLECTION



THE UK #RoyalMail has revealed the final set of stamps in its own #StarWars-themed collection.The 16-stamp set will mark next month's release of #StarWars: #TheRiseOfSkywalker, and features characters and vehicles from the Skywalker saga.

TEN STAMPS feature the characters #CountDooku, Lando Calrissian, Sith Trooper, Jannah, #GrandMoffTarkin, Darth Maul, Zorii Bliss, Wicket Warrick, Poe Dameron, and Queen Amidala.

THE COLLECTION will be release on November 26th 2019!

YOU CAN PRE-ORDER HERE!
Many thanks to our friend and pcasuk follower, Johnny Thunders Martin for the heads up 😉


OVER AT THE  FACEBOOK PCASUK FAN PAGE  we have also opened up the post to YOUR suggestions! 'If you could choose ANY Peter Cushing or Christopher Lee character for a postage stamp, WHICH character would YOU choose?' Feel fee to have fun and make YOUR suggestion too! 
 

Thursday, 14 November 2019

HIGHGATE CEMETERY : THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF DAN AND DAVID BARRATT : AMICUS FILMS : 'FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE'


THOSE OF YOU WHO ANSWERED 'Highgate' to our #WarnerBrothers / #PCAS Blu ray #competition last week, will recognize these really fabulous photographs 🙂 These stills were taken of Highgate Cemetery...located on Swain's Lane, Highgate, London . . by Dan and David Barratt 🙂 Dan is a friend and follower here on the PCAS facebook page, and kindly offered to share his photographs here . . for anyone to see, what an incredible and #magical place #HighgateCemetary truly is! Many, many of you recognized the location as the setting of the title sequence of #PeterCushing's 1974 #Amicusfilm, 'From Beyond The Grave' . . it was then and is now, such an incredible place, a location that needs NO dressing!! I wonder how many of you, reading this have visited there too? Any pics?? Many thanks to Dan and David for sharing these 🙂 What do you think? - Marcus

Those of you who may want to comment on the photographs below, can do so by clicking HERE and going to the Facebook PCAS Fan Page post of this feature! 












ORDER YOUR COPY of Amicus films, 'FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE' remastered BLU RAY from WARNER BROTHERS ARCHIVE HERE TODAY! JUST CLICK HERE!


Monday, 11 November 2019

WARNER BROTHERS ARCHIVE PCAS COMPETITION : ARE YOU A WINNERS? FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE BLU REMASTERED BLU RAYS


#CONGRATULATIONS to BOTH our #WINNERS of our #PCAS #Halloween #Competition this year, TED JOHNSON and KELLY SHAW! 🙂 You have each bagged yourselves copies of the EXCELLENT #WarnerBrothers REMASTERED BLU RAY of the #Amicusfilms classic ' From Beyond the Grave'!


YOU'LL FIND OUR PCAS full review of the #WARNERBROTHERS remastered 'FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE' #BLURAY with GALLERY HERE: CLICK HERE! 

THE ANSWER TO THE COMPETITION WAS 'HIGHGATE CEMETERY'!


'FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE' has an all star cast supported by #PeterCushing, who plays the keeper of the shop called 'Temptations Limited ..it's not your average Asda or Walmart, for sure!  IF you too are TEMPTED, this Warner Archive remastered blu ray is OUT NOW, set at 'region 0' .. and is certainly a addition worthy of any space on the shelf of any Cushing, Amicus films collector! 


ORDER DIRECT FROM WARNER BROTHERS ARCHIVE STORE: CLICK HERE!

THANK YOU to everyone .. the MANY, who entered our competition HERE and at the FACEBOOK PCAS FAN PAGE and MANY thanks to the team  at #WarnerBrothers, who once again supported another fabulous PCAS Competition! Keep a sharp eye OUT, for our NEXT PCAS #competition.. coming VERY soon. RIGHT HERE! 😃

 

Sunday, 10 November 2019

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY : PETER CUSHING : THE POEM, THE PIANO, THE BATTLE HYMN AND THE DANCE REMIX

 
Remembrance Sunday : REQUESTED: BEFORE Peter put on his base-ball cap and bling, his recording of the Peter Kayne war poem, 'No White Peaks' existed as a solum recording, accompanied by appropriate piano . . The Rap version, as we posted in our previous post today, never quite sat comfortably with Kayne, and as for Peter Cushing he was happy to assist, even though the recording of his vocals had been made at his home in Whitstable months before. ABOVE, This is the original recording and maybe more fitting ..


NO WHITE PEAKS by Peter Kayne

No white peaks on mountains high
For there is no snow left in the sky
No children going out to play
Upon a sunny summer’s day
No lovers to kiss or caress in the park
And when the sun’s bright, it still seems dark
The will-‘o-the-wisp of a spider’s web
The soldiers too busy to bury their dead
The pall of smoke where a house used to stand
A mother and child lie hand in hand
And in the air where birds once flew
There’s the screeching sounds of something new
Shells explode with the thunder of war
And somebody dies or maybe more
For they seem to lose count and they’re not really sure
Of how many people have died in that war
Oh there must be a reason why men fight
For both sides think that they’re right
The dead can’t speak but of this I’m sure
If they could they’d say “No more.
No more killing. No more hate.
No more war before it’s too late.”
Too late for those who’ve died in vain
And those with bodies racked in pain
Too late for those who’ve gone through Hell
With their limbs torn loose from the blast of a shell
Are we so blind we cannot see
That this will be our destiny?
No white peaks on mountains high
For there is no snow left in the sky.

—Peter Kayne



ABOVE: AFTER THE RELEASE of #PeterCushing's reading of Peter Kayne's poem 'No White Peaks' as a charity record, the recording embraced re-mixing of the vocal into #DanceMix! At 78 years of age on 11 November 1991, Peter Cushing released the recording, made a promo video and appeared live on the UK tv show, #RichardandJudy' in an interview to help give the release a push! It's true Peter never considered himself a singer . . hence the 'only speaking the lyrics in the song in my performance on the #MorecambeandWise Show'!' ..and thought 'Rapping' was 'Something you got round a parcel'. Here is the entire interview! Owing to traffic problems, Peter arrived late, but the live show waited moving items, until he arrived. In this interview we also get to see some clips from the very rarely seen promo video. Peter does well and uses his still considerable charm on co-presenter Judy Finnegan.





ABOVE: AS RECENT AS 2012, another remix of Peter Cushing's reading landed on YOUTUBE, this time with a emotive 'Battle Hymn of Republic' playing! One thing for sure, come Remembrance Day or Veterans Day you usually see one of these three versions appearing somewhere. It's great that Cushing's reading still gets interesting and exposure. . .

Saturday, 9 November 2019

'THE NIGHT THEY TERRIFIED THE WHOLE COUNTRY' : BBC ORWELL'S 1984 INTERVIEWS



FROM 1960, Peter Cushing, Yvonne Mitchell, writer Nigel Kneale and director Rudolph Cartier reflect on the huge reaction to the live broadcast of the BBC Sunday Night Drama, '1984' aired 12th December 1954. For any television broadcast to prompt any reaction from the government at this time, was indeed quite rare. But watching Peter, Yvonne Mitchell and Morell here, gives a pretty good idea of THEIR fears too... To an extent it changed drama on the BBC and put Cushing into a another area of work all together, for many years to come... It's a short feature and certainly worth watching... 


Friday, 8 November 2019

IT'S A BIRTHDAY WISH FOR BRAM AND IS HOLLYWOOD PUPPETEERING THE DEAD?


BORN TODAY November 8th 1847 in Clontarf, Dublin, Republic of #Ireland… we mark the BIRTHDAY of  #BRAMSTOKER, creator of #Dracula and a hundred thousand nightmares! #HappyBirthday, Mr Stoker!!!


BACK IN 2016, for some it was an act too hard to accept. #PeterCushing's Grand Moff Tarkin featured nearly 20 years since his passing, kind of live and kicking courtesy of mega bucks CGI, presented on the big screen in the #StarWars epic, Rogue One. In a cinematic series where the footing is firmly rooted on a fantasy and other worldly canvas, those who wanted to embrace could. This week #Hollywood has announced the arrival of another CGI resurrection, in #JamesDean. Dean will be recreated in an action drama entitled #FindingJack through a mixture of old footage and computer-generated creations projected over stand-ins, as a secondary character called Rogan. The producer Anton Ernst said he will try to keep Dean's “legacy firmly intact”.

AND AS IN  the case of Peter Cushing, the 'estate' or family are on board. “We feel very honoured that his family supports us,” he said. “The family views this as his fourth movie, a movie he never got to make. We do not intend to let his fans down.” says Antin Ernst. Zelda Williams, daughter of the late actor and comedian #RobinWilliams, accused the producers of “puppeteering the dead” while #LordoftheRings actor #ElijahWood tweeted a simple “NOPE” in response to the news, while #Avengers star #ChrisEvans wrote: “This is awful... the complete lack of understanding here is shameful.”
 
OVER AT THE FACEBOOK PCASUK FAN PAGE we are asking what your opinion on this?! . .. Should the Cushing Tarkin CGI appearance be seen as an interesting 'one-off' and a good try, totally necessary to help embellish and tell the story of Rogue One . . Is this a CGI trick too far, bringing James Dean, once more to the big screen??

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