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 🙂
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.