Friday, 19 October 2018

TWILIGHT TIME RELEASES SUPERB LIMITED EDITION HAMMER FILMS SWORD OF SHERWOOD : REMEMBERING SIMON WARD


NEWS: TWILIGHT TIME has announced the release date of OCTOBER 25TH 2018 for their limited edition of only 3,000 copies of Hammer Films’ 'Sword of Sherwood Forest' (1960) Probably the best of the Hammer Robin Hood series, this ofcourse is a big-screen adaptation of the popular television series, The Adventures of Robin Hood (1955-59); and stars the same dashing actor, Richard (Tales from the Crypt 1972) Greene, as the aristo man of the people. The film is directed by Terence Fisher, a Hammer favorite to many Hammer fans, who also helmed many of the series episodes too. TWILIGHT TIME has a very sound reputation for releasing  high quality blu rays and dvd's, managed by harden fans and enthusiasts of cinema, these guys KNOW what lovers of film want and expect. With several other Cushing releases they have worked hard to maintain that reputation, from the technical quality of the disc right through to interesting and original concept art work on their covers and case designs. Sword of Sherwood Forest, is another that ticks all those boxes.


AS IN SO MANY ADAPTIONS of the classic tale, we have the villainous Sheriff of Nottingham, played by a superb Peter Cushing, the lovely Maid Marian (a plush Sarah Branch), and a handful of terrific actors: Niall (Curse of the Demon) MacGinnis, Richard (The Gorgon) Pasco, Jack (Jason and the Argonauts) Gwillim, Nigel (The Skull) Green, and even – in a tiny role – Oliver (Night Creatures) Reed. Visuals :1080p High Definition / 2.35:1 / Color, Audio: English 1.0 DTS-HD MA, duration 80 mins. Region FREE. Special Features: Isolated Music & Effects Track / Original Theatrical Trailer. COMPETITION: LOOK OUT for your chance to bag a FREE copy of this Limited Edition in our PCASUK Competition shortly. MEANWHILE, place your ORDER HERE!






REMEMBERING: Born today, Simon Ward. If you take a look at the raft of obituaries for Simon Ward who sadly passed away in 2012, it's a common fault that they state that his career was kick started when he was 'plucked from obscurity' and appeared in Richard Richard Attenborough’s 'Young Winston' in 1972. Maybe that is how the press and publicity agents remember it....but for Ward, it was not so . . 


BRAIN SURGERY! CUSHING AND SIMON WARD MAKING 'THE POINT' IN HAMMER FILMS 'FRANKENSTEIN MUST BE DESTROYED' (1969)



SIMON WARD AS ARTHUR HOLMWOOD IN THE DAN CURTIS PRODUCTION OF 'DRACULA' STARRING JACK PALANCE IN 1974

WARD ACKNOWLEDGED Hammer films 'Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed' made in 1969 as the film 'that started it all' and the generous help and assistance from his co star Peter Cushing, that made anything afterwards possible... In a interview with pcasuk in 1979, Ward acknowledges his debt to Cushing, who he said, '..had time and patience with me. I knew nothing of the technique needed for working with a camera or about the studio floor. Peter was extremely kind, taking time to explain the simple but very important rules of pace and nuance, so the editor can get in there. This and try to not fall over the cables. He did so much for me. Quite extraordinary. I mean, no one has the time to do that, everyone is busy. But he did it for me, many times through out the film. And it's something I've always remembered, and not come across since... a very kind, gentle, gracious man. He really did save my skin'.

SIMON WARD sadly left us in 2012



SIMON WARD WITH CUSHING, GIVING USUAL 'ALL' TO THE FIGHT SCENE IN 'FRANKENSTEIN MUST BE DESTROYED' (1969)


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