Friday, 16 April 2021

'WELL YOUNG ACTORS TODAY AND IT'S ONLY MY PERSONAL OPINION!' CHRISTOPHER LEE SPEAKS OUT IN 2010 INTERVIEWS

 
THE FIRST OF THREE SHORT INTERVIEWS with #ChristopherLee was shared on the FACEBOOK PCASUK FAN PAGE late last night. Lee shares his thoughts back in 2010 on the internet, how his new website has helped promote his work and surprisingly for some, who actually manages it! PART TWO will arrive on the Fan Page this afternoon! The interviews : Copyright John Farrell : Forbes : 2011
 

THE SECOND INTERVIEW,also contains some surprising points. We get more than a good idea on Lee's opinions on not only the state of the film  industry, back in 2010, but also his thoughts on young actors and the impact of their presence in some of the big movies of the last ten years. He has a very good point, and it will be interesting to see your opinions, in the comments over the next few days too...  
 

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Thursday, 15 April 2021

THROWBACK TO 2016 BRINGS BIG GUNS AND THE MUCH LOVED VINCENT PRICE AND JON PERTWEE

HERE'S QUICK CATCH UP ON hat has been shared and posted at the over the FACEBOOK PCASUK FAN PAGE over the past four days! Starting BIG GUNS, with prompted quick a few interesting suggestions and comments! Christopher Lee and Edward Woodward during the making of 'The Wicker Man' .. the release of the complete and unedited dvd and blu ray of the film is a real plus, seeing something of how the film should have looked, before it was hacked and grudgingly released back in 1973. I think Woodward makes a superb, Howie.. and not so sure, if Cushing's scheduling had fitted, if his portrayal of that role, would have been so different, to have maybe changed the film? Lots of comments when we asked, 'What do you think?' Feel free to click the link and add your thoughts too..
 

BEHIND THE SCENES: Fun at Pyrford Place, West Byfleet, Surrey, England during the making MADHOUSE of with Peter and Vincent Price.
 
ON #THROWBACK THURSDAY yesterday, April 15th 2021 we shared these TWO posts from April 15th 2016, posted FIVE years ago at the PCASUK fan page 😊 Great photographs of Peter and Vincent Price back in 1974 making 'Madhouse' and two great shots of #JonPertwee in 'The House that Dripped Blood' Goodness, so much has happened since then? Can you recall where you were and what you were doing TODAY five years ago? - Marcus
 

Jon Pertwee and Geoffrey Bayldon in The House That Dripped Blood (1971) from the very popular 'The Cloak' Segment
 

A rare publicity portrait of JON PERTWEE as Paul Henderson in the fourth story "The Cloak", from Amicus / AIP 'THE HOUSE THAT DRIPPED BLOOD' (1971)
 

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Monday, 12 April 2021

MEMORIES OF 'TWINS OF EVIL' DAMIEN THOMAS BIRTHDAY AND REMEMBERING PETER CUSHING


PUBLISHED, unedited and shared here for the first time, since it's recording in 1980, our first interview with Damien Thomas, who celebrates his birthday today! (See post and everyone's comments at Facebook PCASUK Fan Page) Damien Thomas on Peter Cushing . . - Marcus
 




PLEASE JOIN US at the Facebook PCASUK Fan Page to wish actor Damian Thomas a very happy birthday. Best known here for his role as Count Karnstein, nemesis to Peter Cushing's Gustav Weil in Hammer's 'Twins Of Evil' (1971)..as vampire fiends are rated, against Cushing's 'vampire hunter' both David Peel in #BridesofDracula and Damien in 'Twins' were a pretty good match, I would say... how about you?  
 

FULL FEATURE, review and gallery of rare stills and gifs, can be found at the PCASUK website : HERE! 
 

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Sunday, 11 April 2021

CLASSIC HAMMER FILMS 'SOUNDS TERRIFYING' AND THE SOUNDS OF BIRDSONG FROM PETER CUSHING'S WINDOW!

BIRDS MY WINDOW : Peter Cushing : Whitstable, as noted on the Facebook PCASUK Fan Page today by  Anthony Stuchbury, a page from the RSPB members magazine1974. Sadly, I don't have the whole magazine, just that one little page, since the original founder of the society, Gladys Fletcher gave it to me back in 1978! PC seemed to appear in quite a few nature magazines back then...
 

WITHOUT DOUBT, these are amazing recordings, of TWO classic Peter Cushing / Christopher Lee Hammer films, 1957 'The Curse of Frankenstein' and the 58 'Dracula /Horror of Dracula'. For some, the best of the Hammer film scores by James Bernard. Both available in a very neat and impressive package. This is a USA release, with gatefold sleeve containing two vinyl LP'S in ghoulish green and blood red! Here is the listing and you'll find the contact details below - Marcus
 
LINK TO ORDER HERE!
 
World Premiere Recordings of the Complete Scores from Two Classic Hammer Films of the 1950s
 
THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN starred Peter Cushing as Baron Victor Frankenstein and Christopher Lee as The Creature. This outstanding 1957 horror film began a whole series of films starring these two great icons of terror and was one of the best movies from Hammer Productions.
 
DRACULA, made in 1958, also starred Peter Cushing (as Doctor Van Helsing) and Christopher Lee (as Count Dracula). It is difficult to overestimate the significance of DRACULA as it set the tone for Hammer’s movie output over the next two decades when British horror films were among the most admired and popular films.
 
DRACULA created international stars out of Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. The music for both these films was composed by James Bernard, who created music for many more classic Hammer films including: SHE * THE QUATERMASS XPERIMENT * THE DAMNED * DRACULA: PRINCE OF DARKNESS * THE DEVIL RIDES OUT * TASTE THE BLOOD OF DRACULA * THE LEGEND OF THE 7 GOLDEN VAMPIRES 
 
Originally released as a Record Store Day EU/UK 2020 Exclusive, these  2xLP are pressed on RED & GREEN colored vinyl and housed in a gatefold sleeve 
 



DRACULA:
01. Main Title from Dracula
02. Arrival at Castle Dracula
03. Plan Revealed/ Plea for Help/ Dracula's Rage
04. The Mausoleum/ Harker Stakes the Bride/ Empty Casket
05. The Diary/ Van Helsing Finds Harker
06. Sleep Well/ Dracula Seduces Lucy
07. Lucy's Second Encounter/ Garlic Flowers
08. Aunt Lucy/ Lucy is Released
09. Mina Ensnared/ It Was There
10. Allergic Reaction/ Mina's Submission
11. Bloodstained Mina/ The Cellar
12. The Final Battle
13. Rhapsody for Lucy (Lucie)
 


THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN
1. Main Title from The Curse of Frankenstein
2. A Brilliant Intellect/ It's Alive
3. The Gibbet
4. An Offer of Help/ Goodnight Professor/ The Professor's Brain
5. The Creature/ He's Gone
6. The Creature and the Blind Man/ You Shoot Well/ I'll Give You Life Again
7. Justine's Fate
8. Get Up/ Final Confrontation/ The Guillotine
 

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Friday, 9 April 2021

HRH PRINCE PHILLIP DUKE OF EDINBURGH AND PETER CUSHING 1958

VERY SAD TO HEAR of the passing of the late, HRH Prince Phillip this afternoon... I'll miss him. I thought he was quite a character, no nonsense, a little prickly, made ripples, outspoken and certainly a 'got things done' chap. His 'Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme' for young people, started back in 1956, was and still is an amazingly popular scheme, it has helped millions into opportunities and life changing paths. 
 
TWO YEARS AFTER that launch, he attended the premier of a British film that also caused ripples at the time, Violent Playground. Here is a snap of the premier with cast meeting #HRHPrincePhillip, including Peter Cushing, with Stanley Baker and David McCallum. RIP HRH Prince Phillip . . .
 

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WHEN PETER CUSHING MET WITH ROGER MOORE : TARKIN RETURNS : CINEMA FANTASTIQUE AND FRENCH CINEMA AWARDS 71

When #PeterCushing and #RogerMoore met on the set of Hammer's 'The Vampire Lovers' 1970 . . .

CANDID CUSHING: Peter Cushing relaxes during the making of 'House of the Long Shadows' smoking a cigarette, wearing his familiar white cotton glove !


SPOILERS! The upcoming animated series Star Wars: 'The Bad Batch' will see the return of not only Clone Force 99, but also many other characters from the greater Star Wars franchise. . . including Peter Cushing's much loved and respected Grand Moff Tarkin. Sounds exciting, so I will say no more... what do you think?

Star Wars: The Bad Batch is scheduled to premiere on Disney+ on May 4, 2021, Star Wars day, with a special 70-minute episode. The second episode will release on May 7, 2021, with subsequent episodes releasing weekly.
 

FOR SUCH AN ACCOMPLISHED ACTOR, with such a long and varied career, Peter Cushing after his early TV awards in the 1950's wasn't acknowledge, by his peers maybe as much as he should have been. He was very surprised and humbled to be awarded his OBE in 1989 but the award he was presented with in 1971, for his performance as Arthur Grimsdyke in 'Tales from the Crypt' he was particularly proud of.
 
This was presented to him at the 2nd French Convention of Fantasy Cinema. They also acknowledge him with 'Most Popular Actor in France 1971 – 2nd French Convention of Fantasy Cinema (For his roles in Fantasy Entertainment and service to the cinema) too! These awards are now owned by Simon Greetham, who was kind enough to take some snaps and send them to me, to share today... 
 

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