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4 items from 2016

October Horrors Day 2 – The Wicker Man (1973)

2 October 2016 9:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Wicker Man, 1973

Directed by Robin Hardy

Starring Edward Woodward, Britt Ekland, Diane Cilento, Ingrid Pitt and Christopher Lee


Police Sergeant Howie arrives on the small Scottish island of Summerisle to investigate the alleged disappearance of a 12-year-old girl. However, despite Howie’s inquiries, it seems that either no one on the island knows that the girl exists, or that they claim that she has been dead for some time. As Howie continues his investigation, the devoutly Christian copper is continually appalled by the islanders practising of Pagan traditions, all of which seem to be building up to a ceremony in which a sacrifice is needed to bring renewed vitality to the islands fruit harvest.

The Wicker Man is often held up as a classic of British horror cinema, specifically a subgenre that writer/actor and horror fan Mark Gatiss dubbed “folk horror”, in which we find that supposedly »

- Graeme Robertson

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DVD Review: "The Double Man" (1967) Starring Yul Brynner And Britt Ekland, Warner Archive Release

28 June 2016 3:32 AM, PDT | | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Lee Pfeiffer

The Warner Archive has released a slew of worthwhile 60s spy movies and TV series lately. Among the under-rated gems is The Double Man, a 1967 Cold War thriller starring Yul Brynner, who gives a powerful performance as American intelligence agent Dan Slater. His teenaged son is killed while skiing in Switzerland and Slater suspects it was actually murder. He finds he's been lured to Alps as part of a complex plot to kill him and replace him with an enemy agent with his identical facial features and characteristics. The plot was covered with moss even at the time since it formed the basis of a two-part Man From U.N.C.L.E. episode, The Double Affair, that was released theatrically the previous year as The Spy With My Face.  Still, this is a highly intelligent, gritty film with Brynner as the most hard-ass hero imaginable. Devoid of any humor, »

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Aussie director snares Kate Winslet and Kate Moss for new feature

30 May 2016 7:13 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Gabrielle Weller.

Australian director Gabrielle Weller has enlisted Kate Moss, Mick Jagger, Kate Winslet and Laura Bailey to star in her new documentary Never In, Never Out.

Weller is a writer, actor, director and producer..

In 2016 her schedule will find her on both sides of the globe.

This coming June, in the gold rush town of Ballarat, Weller will play the lead role in her first feature length film, Box, directed by Samuel O.Brien..

In August, she will return to London where she will direct Never In, Never Out, which she also wrote and produced, about the life of fashion designer Thea Porter. .

Weller said the two projects have provided a good contrast.

" both challenging, but in completely different ways,. .she says.

Box, developed .by O.Brien is a poetic and surrealist screenplay, which is co-written by Weller. She will also take the lead role..

Box tells »

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James Bond Stars At Hollywood Collector's Show January 8-10

7 January 2016 12:16 PM, PST | | See recent CinemaRetro news »

Numerous prominent stars from the James Bond films will be appearing this weekend at the Hollywood Collector's Show at Lax. James Bond himself, George Lazenby, will be there as well as some of the loveliest Bond ladies including Lana Wood, Luciana Paluzzi, Maryam d'Abo, Tanya Roberts, Diana Lee Hsu, Valerie Leon and Britt Ekland.  For info and tickets click here.  »

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