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10 More What Ifs About Doctor Who

28 August 2014 10:14 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Last week, we talked about various ways in which Doctor Who could have turned out very differently than it did – either because an actor stayed on longer than he did, or a pilot went to series, or things simply worked out in other ways. We covered some of the eternal burning questions, such as what would have happened if the Daleks had gotten their own series, or what would have happened if Sarah Jane Smith had gotten her own series far, far earlier than she did. For the most part, our answers were purely speculative – no one really knows what would have happened if, say, Hartnell had been forced out of the series earlier than he was by his bosses. But in a few cases, we know what could have been, and it makes some of us tear our hair out. Or maybe that’s just us…

That list was by no means exhaustive, »

- Tony Whitt

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The House that Dripped Blood

26 August 2014 12:50 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Here's another installment featuring Joe Dante's reviews from his stint as a critic for Film Bulletin circa 1969-1974. Our thanks to Video Watchdog and Tim Lucas for his editorial embellishments!  

Four horror tales centering on haunted house. Well made and acted, an exploitable entry for general dualler markets, but rather mild for more bloodthirsty horror audience. Could have had class potential except for the title. Ok boxoffice future overall. Rating: Gp.

Its sanguine title notwithstanding, The House That Dripped Blood aims at quiet chills rather than boisterous thrills, taking the form of four horror stories of varying quality centering on an accursed country house. Production, direction and acting are of a high standard, although the stories written by Psycho's Robert Bloch lack the sensational aspects to wholly satisfy the present blood‑and‑guts horror market. In fact, were it not for the title, this could be a fairly »

- Joe Dante

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Doctor Who's Peter Capaldi on Daleks return: 'I swore with glee'

22 August 2014 3:08 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Doctor Who's Peter Capaldi has promised that series eight will be markedly "different" from previous years.

Capaldi takes over the role of the Time Lord in this weekend's feature-length episode 'Deep Breath', which sees Jenna Coleman back as companion Clara Oswald.

Doctor Who's Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman crash Tardis in Parliament Square

Moffat on Doctor Who title sequence: 'I'm proud of creative response'

Speaking to the New York Daily News, Capaldi and Coleman acknowledged that the dynamic between The Doctor and Clara will be far less playful than during his predecessor Matt Smith's era.

"He saves the world, and he's full of joy and enthusiasm and curiosity in all the same ways, but he doesn't have the patience anymore, and he's unapologetic," Coleman explained.

Capaldi said: "They sort of hurt each other in a way I haven't seen them do before and they can't understand why. »

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Doctor Who Re-Viewed: Peter Cushing's 'Dalekmania' movies

22 August 2014 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Digital Spy presents Doctor Who Week - seven days of special features celebrating the return of the world's favourite sci-fi series, and the arrival of a brand new Doctor on August 23.

"Allow me to introduce myself. I am Dr. Who."

Dr Who. Daleks - Invasion Earth: 2150 Ad (1966)

As far as odd surnames go, 'Who' has to be up there. But that's just one of many examples where the treatment of the subject matter differs between the two 1960s Doctor Who movie spinoffs and their original TV counterparts. Made to capitalise on the rampant 'Dalekmania' and starring Peter Cushing as the time traveller, a contemporary re-viewing provides a fascinating trip back to a comparatively innocent era where the draw of seeing "motorised dustbins" from Skaro in widescreen Technicolor was a big selling point.

William Hartnell's grouchy alien and his maladjusted granddaughter Susan from the BBC series have been replaced by »

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Doctor Who Re-Viewed: Peter Cushing's 'Dalekmania' movies

22 August 2014 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Digital Spy presents Doctor Who Week - seven days of special features celebrating the return of the world's favourite sci-fi series, and the arrival of a brand new Doctor on August 23.

"Allow me to introduce myself. I am Dr. Who."

Dr Who. Daleks - Invasion Earth: 2150 Ad (1966)

As far as odd surnames go, 'Who' has to be up there. But that's just one of many examples where the treatment of the subject matter differs between the two 1960s Doctor Who movie spinoffs and their original TV counterparts. Made to capitalise on the rampant 'Dalekmania' and starring Peter Cushing as the time traveller, a contemporary re-viewing provides a fascinating trip back to a comparatively innocent era where the draw of seeing "motorised dustbins" from Skaro in widescreen Technicolor was a big selling point.

William Hartnell's grouchy alien and his maladjusted granddaughter Susan from the BBC series have been replaced by »

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Shock Waves Blu-ray / DVD Release Details & Cover Art

13 August 2014 10:51 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

In 1975, Steven Spielberg’s Jaws made theatergoers scared to swim in the ocean. Two years later, another movie made viewers wary of the sea: the Nazi zombies in Ken Wiederhorn’s Shock Waves. Like the antagonist of Jaws, the Nazi zombies stalk and kill humans, and fans of this cult classic can soon see these creepy soldiers in high definition with Blue Underground’s upcoming Blu-ray release of Shock Waves.

Coming to Blu-ray and DVD on November 25th and available to pre-order beginning on October 14th, Blue Underground’s release of Shock Waves will be displayed in 1080p high definition with DTS-hd master audio. The Special Edition DVD is a re-release of the version Blue Underground unveiled in 2003, with several new extras now included. Both releases have the following special features:

Audio Commentary with Co-Writer/Director Ken Wiederhorn, Make-Up Designer Alan Ormsby and Filmmaker Fred Olen Ray Nazi Zombies On »

- Derek Anderson

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Blue Underground Sending Shock Waves to Your Blu-ray Player

13 August 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Aquatic Nazi zombies abound in high definition. I've waited my whole life to type that sentence. That's right, Dreadheads; Shock Waves is making its way to the land of 1080p, and we'll likely never be the same.

From the Press Release

Beneath The Living… Beyond The Dead… From The Depths of Hell's Ocean!

In the dark days of World War II, the Nazi High Command ordered its scientists to create a top secret race of indestructible zombie storm troopers – un-living, unfeeling, unstoppable monstrosities that killed with their bare hands. They were known as The Death Corps. No member of this horrific SS unit was ever captured by the Allied Forces – and, somewhere off the coast of Florida, they have survived…

Peter Cushing (Star Wars), Brooke Adams (Invasion Of The Body Snatchers) and John Carradine (The Boogey Man) star in this suspenseful and genuinely creepy shocker co-written and directed by Ken Wiederhorn »

- Steve Barton

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The HeyUGuys Interview – Patrick Director Mark Hartley

11 August 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Mark Hartley is an Australian filmmaker best known for the hugely entertaining look at the raucous and imaginative 70s and 80s new wave of cinema from his home country in documentary Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation!

He’s remade one of those films from that era (the 1978 psychokinetic –tinged horror film Patrick) and we recently spoke to the director about his past work and the decision to use this project as a springboard for launching his narrative career.

HeyUGuys: Patrick is a little reminiscent of the new version of Maniac in the respect that it doesn’t feel like an out-and-out remake.

Mark Hartley: It’s kinda interesting with remakes. We wanted to be respectful [to the previous film] but obviously we didn’t want to make the same film again and we never felt like we were remaking someone’s film during the shoot. Hopefully that comes across in the execution. »

- Adam Lowes

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Exclusive: Mark Hartley Talks Patrick: Evil Awakens' Chilling Tone, Thrilling Finale, Crack Cast, and Much More

11 August 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Mark Hartley's reimagining of cult '70s shocker Patrick hits UK DVD shelves today, 11 August, titled Evil Awakens. With this in mind, we recently cornered Hartley as he took a break in London to pick his brain about the film, his feature helming debut.

Until now, Mark has been most widely known for his directorial work on music videos and documentaries such as Not Quite Hollywood and Machete Maidens Unleashed. When quizzed about the circumstances that led to finally getting in the director's chair for a narrative feature film, he tells us, "Well, I had never ever planned, or had any ambition, to make documentaries."

He elaborates, "That kind of happened by accident... I had always intended to make narrative features, and it was just a very difficult process. My background is actually music videos – I’ve made like a hundred and fifty music videos in Australia prior to »

- Gareth Jones

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Marvel 'Star Wars' Comics Will Bridge 'A New Hope' and 'Empire Strikes Back'

28 July 2014 4:34 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Lucasfilm Ltd. and Marvel Entertainment are extremely proud to announce the iconic Star Wars franchise will return to Marvel in 2015 with a line-up of three comic book titles chronicling the adventures of a galaxy far, far away. Beginning in January 2015, prepare for Star Wars by writer Jason Aaron (Thor, Original Sin), artist John Cassaday (Astonishing X-Men) and colorist Laura Martin, Darth Vader by writer Kieron Gillen and artist Salvador Larroca and Princess Leia by writer Mark Waid and artist Terry Dodson. Take a look at the artwork for each of the new comics below, then read on for more details.

Taking place immediately after the events of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, the Force returns to Marvel in January with three new series spotlighting beloved characters from the iconic trilogy! Created in close partnership with Lucasfilm, the three new Star Wars series will exist as part of »

- MovieWeb

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'Penny Dreadful' men bring brooding horror to Comic-Con: Live-Blog

24 July 2014 6:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

It's been a long day in Ballroom 20. I live-blogged "24." I live-blogged "Under the Dome" by accident. I live-blogged "Community." And I watched thousands of young women squeal over Dylan O'Brien. Now it's time to cap off Comic-Con Thursday with Showtime's "Penny Dreadful." While Eva Green is absent -- Too busy to kick off her 2015 Emmy campaign here? -- we have many of the "Penny Dreadful" men, including creator John Logan, Reeve "Dorian Gray" Carney, Harry "Frankenstein" Treadaway and Josh "Werewolf Guy" Harnett.  Aisha Tyler is moderating. Click through and follow along... 5:58 p.m. "Penny Dreadful" has to follow after the terrific "Hannibal" panel, which was also missing a number of featured stars... Sepinwall live-blogged that one. Oh and we don't really have the "Penny Dreadful" men, because Timothy Dalton isn't here.  6:04 p.m. Great Season 1 sizzle reel. Few people on TV can equal Eva Green when it comes »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Interview: 'The Strain' co-creator Guillermo de Toro on vicious vampires, erotic vampires and FX vampires

22 July 2014 10:45 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

On Monday's (July 21) Television Critics Association press tour panel for "The Strain," Guillermo del Toro was asked about Bleak House, the supplementary residence he purchased to serve as a museum of sorts for his vast collection of toys, props, books and memorabilia mostly relating to his beloved horror, fantasy and sci-fi genres. "Well, I have the same restraint collecting that I have eating," del Toro cracked.  The "Pan's Labyrinth" and "Blade II" director has always enjoyed joking about his appetites, which extend beyond eating and collecting into intellectual and conversational realms as well. If, for example, you want to talk fairy tales with del Toro, you have to be prepared to discuss varied international histories for certain stories, while bringing in Bruno Bettelheim as well. Last week, I posted a brief-ish report from a day on the set of del Toro's "Crimson Peak," just a sampling from the nearly two »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Genuine 1960s Dr. Who and the Daleks Movie Poster on EBay

17 July 2014 12:15 PM, PDT | Kasterborous.com | See recent Kasterborous news »

Drew Boynton is a writer at Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews - All the latest Doctor Who news and reviews with our weekly podKast, features and interviews, and a long-running forum.

Calling all “Dr. Who” fans! Calling all “Dr. Who” fans! Is Peter Cushing, who also played Grand Moff–no, not that one–Tarkin in Star Wars, your favorite Doctor? Do you think of the Doctor as a doddering old human inventor who looks good in spectacles and a mustache? Were you filled with outright disdain and disgust

The post Genuine 1960s Dr. Who and the Daleks Movie Poster on EBay appeared first on Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews. »

- Drew Boynton

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'Doctor Who': What's the perfect gateway episode?

16 July 2014 11:13 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

As someone who writes a lot about Doctor Who, I’m frequently asked the following question by friends and colleagues who are interested in starting to watch the show: “Which episode should I check out first?”

It’s a very good question—and a very difficult one to answer. The British time travel show—which returns to BBC America on August 23—was first broadcast in the U.K. way back in 1963, and there are now literally hundreds of adventures from which to choose.

Should I recommend a show which properly introduced one of the recent Doctors, like 2005′s Christopher Eccleston »

- Clark Collis

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Marvel Announces 'Star Wars: The Original Marvel Years' Comic Book Omnibus

15 July 2014 11:13 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

In 1977 a phenomenon dawned. Marvel Comics published the very first Star Wars comic-book series. Now, the House of Ideas is re-presenting those original adventures in its over-sized Omnibus format - Star Wars: The Original Marvel Years collecting Star Wars (1977) #1-44 and Annual #1.

It's the return of the Jedi to Marvel in an opening volume that begins with Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope and ends with Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back. In between, the rebels face a wealth of new perils - from space pirate Crimson Jack to the bounty hunter Beilert Valance, as well as a surprisingly svelte Jabba the Hut (one "t"). Luke goes back to Tatooine, Leia battles alone, Han and Chewie play the deadly Big Game, and Darth Vader hunts for answers! Revisit all your old favorites and discover some new ones!

There's no doubt, the Force is strong with this collection! »

- MovieWeb

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First Look At Sir Ian McKellen As ‘Mr Holmes’

9 July 2014 5:30 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

He’s been played by everyone from Benedict Cumberbatch to Max Headroom. Yet the latest incarnation of the world’s greatest detective is a choice that makes you wonder why he hasn’t been selected before. Sir Ian McKellen, fresh from his metallurgic activities in X-men: Days Of Future Past, has taken off his helmet and donned a Homberg to Tweet an image of himself in costume for the forthcoming Mr Holmes. 

The pictorial solution is below… 

@IanMcKellen:  Over 70 actors have previously played Sherlock Holmes. Now he’s 93 years old and it’s my turn.

Previously known as A Slight Trick Of The Mind, the project reteams McKellen with Gods And Monsters director Bill Condon in the tale of a decidedly mature Sherlock in reflective mood over his extraordinary career and entanglements. One of the latter would surely be cast mate Laura Linney, in this adaptation of Mitch Cullin’s »

- Steve Palace

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Is this the story of the Sherlock Christmas special?

7 July 2014 9:35 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Might the BBC’s Sherlock adapt The Adventure Of The Blue Carbuncle for its 2015 festive special?

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Whether by accident or design, Martin Freeman let the world in on the secret of Sherlock’s 2015 one-off episode weeks ago. Though the C-word was absent from the BBC’s official announcement, Freeman’s rogue comments identified the episode as “a Christmas special”, which is motivation enough for us to fire up the wild speculation engines.

As Arthur Conan Doyle readers will tell you, one Sherlock Holmes story in particular is ripe for adaptation as a Christmas special. With its playful plot, lack of murder or violence, and frothy story of a hapless jewel theft, The Adventure Of The Blue Carbuncle essentially is a nineteenth century Christmas special. It’s a quirky 27-page mystery with a happy ending that finds the Great Detective in a jocund, sportive mood. It features a goose, a »

- louisamellor

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Tyburn Films: British Horror’s last line of Defence

4 July 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | Shadowlocked | See recent Shadowlocked news »

1976 saw the publication of John Brosnan’s excellent book The Horror People. Written during the summer of 1975, it makes interesting reading 40 years down the line. Those who feature prominently in the book – Peter Cushing, Vincent Price, Jack Arnold, Michael Carreras, Sam Arkoff, Roy Ward Baker, Freddie Francis, Robert Bloch, Richard Matheson and Milton Subotsky – were still alive, as were Ralph Bates, Mario Bava, Jimmy Carreras, John Carradine, Dan Curtis, John Gilling, Robert Fuest, Michael Gough, Val Guest, Ray Milland, Robert Quarry and Michael Ripper, all of whom were given a mention. Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Junior, Michael Reeves and James H Nicholson were not long dead. Hammer, Amicus and American International Pictures were still in existence. George A Romero had yet to achieve his prominence and Stephen King wasn’t even heard of!

Brosnan devoted a chapter to a new British company called Tyburn Films. Founded by the charismatic and ambitious Kevin Francis, »

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Blu-ray Review: The Complete Phibes Boxset Provides Plenty Of Priceless Price

1 July 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

(Love means: following your wife in death, after first killing off everyone you hold responsible for her demise...) In the late fifties, sixties and early seventies, horror fans young and old flocked to cinemas to see three iconic actors: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing and Vincent Price. All three brought class to even the crappiest of pictures, all three were better actors than they were being given credit for at the time, and all three possessed wonderful speaking voices. But on that last point, Vincent Price was the winner. As a kid, I primarily knew Price's voice from the monologue at the end of Michael Jackson's song Thriller. But I became a full-fledged fan of Vincent Price when I saw The Abominable Doctor Phibes, a...

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Time To Defend The Peter Cushing Dalek Movies

1 July 2014 8:16 AM, PDT | Kasterborous.com | See recent Kasterborous news »

Alex Skerratt is a writer at Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews - All the latest Doctor Who news and reviews with our weekly podKast, features and interviews, and a long-running forum.

That’s right, Kasterborites – it’s time to defend the Peter Cushing Dalek movies of the 1960s. “But are they ever under attack?” I hear you ask. Well yes, actually. You may think it’s just the anonymous posters on the forums who like to challenge the films’ integrity, (“Are they canon?” being the oft-asked question!), but

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- Alex Skerratt

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