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Probably the most talked about DVD release of 2012 must be Ken Russell’s Film of The Devils, which is finally becoming available in the UK some 40-years after it first caused shock, outrage and a censorship controversy which has lasted … Continue reading
Pete’s Peek | Two vintage swashbucklers from the classic Hammer studios get digitally restored on DVD
In director John Gilling 1965′s adventure The Brigand of Kandahar, it’s 1850 and the British Army are holed up in a fort in remote north-east India (actually Bray studios in Berkshire) protecting the Empire’s interests. When a mixed-race British officer … Continue reading
But, just in case you are still unsure, I’ll just say you’ve had two clues already. And, if you’re still hesitating, well, here’s your fourth clue: the actor has a film out this week, which he also directed. There’s no … Continue reading
Did you have nightmares trying to identify all the chilling movie characters from my Halloween-themed Name that Chest gallery last week? Well, now that you know who they are, you can have even better nightmares. It is Halloween after all. … Continue reading
Right in the midst of shooting principal photography for Roman epic Gladiator in Malta in 1999, British actor Oliver Reed suffered a fatal heart attack. Because some of the scenes featuring Reed‘s character Proximo hadn’t yet been shot, the producers … Continue reading
Legendary hellraiser Oliver Reed may be better remembered for his drinking antics than his acting credits, but having just seen the latest Eureka! Classics release, I think a reappraisal of the spirited thespian’s cinematic roles is long overdue. Having … Continue reading