Wednesday, 22 June 2022
NEWS: IF you don't own these TWO #Hammerfilms #PeterCushing classics OR are looking for an UPGRADE, now IS the time! #SecondSight are releasing #TheMummy starring Peter Cushing and #ChristopherLeel be and 'Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell' in limited Edition packages, with quite fab rigid slipcase new artwork by Graham Humphreys.
There are few films with characters or actors that can command such power, force, pathos and emotion the way #ChristopherLee successfully does in #Hammerfilms 1959 'The Mummy' .... and he does it with a full face mask and head to toe bandage! Hands and eyes? You bet! When he ploughs through those french windows, like a full steam head loco train, making his b-line for Peter Cushing's lame and unprepared John Banning, on first watch, you are convinced... Cushing aint going to make it!!! We all know how much Peter loved a GOOD tussle, a sword fight, a strangle, throttle and swipe and we also know just how real and convincing these scenes looked in past 'set-to's'.... the 1958 #Dracula, The Curse of Frankenstein, I Monster in 1971 and Dracula AD 1972.. what a prologue indeed! Lee's character Kharis, is on a mission, under a spell, like pounding wave one moment then tender with grace, the next. It's a sad climax, a touching love story all in one. Director Terence Fisher, knew his craft and this is another of his golden Hammer films. Perfect cast, that chemistry, believable sets and beautiful score, makes The Mummy one of Hammer's most popular features... a blu ray remaster, looking like a feature made with several million and a must for any collection - Marcus
*An Appreciation of The Mummy by David Huckvale
'The Music of The Mummy'
*Unwrapping The Mummy
*The House of Horror: Memories of Bray
*The Hammer Rep Company
*Original Promo Reel
LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS:
Rigid slipcase with new artwork by Graham HumphreysSoft cover book with new essays by Kat Ellinger, Lindsay Hallam and Kevin Lyons plus production stills 5 collectors' art cards
*Main feature presented in original UK Theatrical aspect ratio 1.66:1 and alternative full frame1.37:1
*An Appreciation of Frankenstein and the Monster From Hell by David Huckvale : The Music of Frankenstein and the Monster From Hell
*Taking Over the Asylum
LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS:
Rigid slipcase with new artwork by Graham Humphreys. Soft cover book with new essays by Kevin Lyons, Kelly Robinson and Emma Westwood plus production stills. 5 collectors' art cards
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Sunday, 19 June 2022
Cast: Peter Cushing, Roy Castle, Jennie Linden, Roberta Tovey, Barrie Ingham, Yvonne Antrobus Director: Gordon Flemying Certificate: U Duration: 83 mins Released by: Studiocanal Release date: 20th June 2022! YOU CAN PURCHASE AND Buy ‘Dr Who and the Daleks’ HERE!
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Sunday, 12 June 2022
DURING THE 1980'S PCASuk were very fortunate to meet and interview actor RALPH BATES several times. It was Ralph back in 1979, that first broke my innocence and laughed bringing attention to what he called #Hammerfilms 'Continental Version' of 'Taste the Blood of Dracula'. An alternative edit of the film for Japan and other regions, contained more violence and nudity. Ralph told us about shooting a scene at the brothel, near the end of the day. A few shots and cut aways, reaction shots, he was told. Come the fifth set up, Ralph though he was done for the day, he left his postition in his chair, gathered his things, until the floor manager called out for 'Alternatives, now please!'. Ralph was sat back down, as girls repositioned themselves, while blouses flew off in haste, ready to reshoot several set ups's minus some costumes but plus ample breasts and thighs. 'Taste' was his first film for Hammer films, and he felt he was in the process of being groomed as the latest 'face' in their lead roll roster, which for many, had proved a potential springboard for future ggod things.