Thursday, October 23, 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
A few quick thoughts on Dracula Prince Of Darkness:
1. The bluray is the third copy I have of it. The Anchor Bay double disc, the dvd set with Frankenstein Created Woman and The Legend Of The Seven Golden Vampires, and the bluray.
2. The bluray looks fantastic.
3. Terrence Fisher doesn't get enough credit as a great horror director.
4. The bluray really reveals the amazing production design and the atmospheric lighting.
5. If you can't have Peter Cushing, Andrew Keir is a more than acceptable substitute.
6. Male lead Francis Matthews (veteran of Hammer film appearances AND he's in a pretty dang good giallo: Five Women For The Killer) sounds exactly like Cary Grant.
7. One of my all time favorite 'hey it's that guy!' actors, Charles Tingwell is in it. He is great in the Miss Marple films of the early 60's and in one of my all time favorite films, the Australian comedy The Castle. (Everyone in my life gets a steady stream of Good on ya Dale's, Looks like everyone's kicked a goal, and This is going straight to the pool room.)
8. Barbara Shelley is very good in this. She knows they are all doomed from the jump.
9. There is a great 30 minute documentary on the disc featuring Barbara Shelley, Francis Matthews and Mark Gatiss.
10. I can't decide if I love this or Horror Of Dracula more. Two of the three copies I have were gifts from Elizabeth. That's a lot for Horror Of Dracula to overcome!
11. You should buy this bluray if you like Dracula, Hammer films, gothic horror films or fun.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Hey y'all. I meant to blog more this month but there's been a rash of birthdays, weddings and family reunions. I am keeping a list of everything we have watched in October and I will definitely post about that. Also I'm going to start delving into the Halloween Box Set soon. So I have that going for me.
In the meantime head on over to Jeffrey's blog if you haven't lately. He's smack dab in the middle of Slashtober 3D. Good, good stuff!