9 items from 2014
To celebrate the release of the Hammer classic Frankenstein And The Monster From Hell - coming to 2-disc DVD & single-disc Blu-ray for the first ever time in the UK on 28th April 2014 – we have a copy to giveaway to one lucky horror fan!
The final feature film directed by the legendary Terence Fisher, Frankenstein And The Monster From Hell is a perfect, unusually gory and beautifully gothic swan song for Hammer’s incarnation of Mary Shelley’s two accursed creations.
Featuring yet another standout performance by the brilliant Peter Cushing as the mad baron, Frankenstein And The Monster From Hell is also notable for the pre-Star Wars pairing of the actors who would four years later reunite to play two of the most iconic villains in the cinematic galaxy – Darth Vader (David Prowse) and Grand Moff Tarkin (Cushing).
Order your copy today on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1iSxZ3L However to win a copy, »
- Phil Wheat
With almost 40 years of history - encompassing films, TV, comic books, video games and novels - there's a wealth of interesting facts and information about the vast universe hatched by George Lucas.
Here are ten fast facts we've discovered from a galaxy far, far away…
1. Inspired by the swashbuckling Flash Gordon adventures that began in the '30s, a young George Lucas initially wanted to bring that serial to the big screen, but found the rights to the character difficult to untangle. From there he began to fashion his own space epic - a project that would eventually become the Star Wars we know and love.
However, things could have been a lot different as Lucas's first draft script was »
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If there is one area where Jj Abrams usually gets it right, it is casting. He was on the money when he picked the relatively untried Chris Pine to play the new Captain Kirk in 2009's rebooted Star Trek. He nailed it when he saw the potential of Phillip Seymour Hoffman to portray one of the most sinister villains in recent Hollywood history in 2006's unexpectedly good Mission: Impossible III. And he may yet have come up trumps with the casting of Girls' Adam Driver as a Darth Vader-like nasty in the mega-hyped upcoming Star Wars revival: Episode VII. Even so, from what we think we know about the first Disney-produced film in the long-running space saga, »
- Ben Child
Star Wars: Episode VII, directed by J. J. Abrams (Super 8, Mission: Impossible III, Star Trek) and scripted by Abrams along with Lawrence Kasdan (Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi), is scheduled for theatrical release on December 18th, 2015. According to Variety, Adam Driver (HBO's Girls) has entered into negotiations with Disney and LucasFilm to play the yet-to-be-named villain in the new Star Wars trilogy. The character is said in the vein of Darth Vader, the legendary antagonist portrayed by David Prowse and Bob Anderson and voiced by James Earl Jones. The studio was reportedly also interested in Michael Fassbender (X-Men: First Class, 12 Years a Slave) and Hugo Weaving (The Matrix, The Lord of the Rings) for the role. No further details have been »
- Pietro Filipponi
Started in 2008, the Star Wars Fan Fun Day is an event for Star Wars fans by Star Wars fans. Held at Burnley Football Club, the event has grown from strength to strength, with last years fun day seeing attendance rise to 2000 people (which given the size of the facilities at Burnley Fc is a heck of a lot of people) and best of all, it’s an event enjoyed by both die hard fans and families alike – plus it has raised thousands of pounds for charity.
This years guest list has been announced and includes:
Dave Prowse (Darth Vader) Kenny Baker (R2D2) Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar) Michael Carter (Bib Fortuna) Tim Dry (Whippid) Sean Crawford (Yak Face) Jerome Blake (Orn Free Taa) Lewis MacLeod (Sebulba) John Morton (Dak Ralter) Stephen Costantino (Gammorean Guard) Bonnie Piesse (Beru Whitesun) Nathalie Cox (Juno Eclipse)
Also taking placece at Swffd 2014 will be dealers »
- Phil Wheat
In the long history of horror fiction, few characters are as iconic and well-known as the Frankenstein monster. Mary Shelley’s creation has appeared hundreds of times across different media, and his name and image are instantly recognizable the world over. While the most famous cinematic depiction of the creature is, of course, Boris Karloff in James Whale’s Frankenstein (1931), many other actors have played the role over the years, including Lon Chaney Jr., Bela Lugosi, Glenn Strange, Christopher Lee, David Prowse, Clancy Brown, Chris Sarandon, and Robert De Niro. Now we have I, Frankenstein, a fantasy-action film based on the graphic novel of the same name by Kevin Grevioux and starring Aaron Eckhart as the titular monster. Despite some nice visuals and a good cast, I, Frankenstein is pretty mediocre overall, and largely squanders what potential it did have.
Shortly after the death of his creator in 1795, the Frankenstein »
- Timothy Monforton
Article by Jim Batts, Dana Jung, Michael Haffner, Sam Moffitt, and Tom Stockman
Peter Cushing (1913-1994) was one of the most respected and important actors in the horror and fantasy film genres. To his many fans, the British star was known as ‘The Gentle Man of Horror’ and is recognized for his work with Hammer Films which began in the late 1950’s, but he had numerous memorable roles outside of Hammer. A topnotch actor who was able to deliver superb performances on a consistent basis, Peter Cushing also had range. He could play both the hero and the villain with ease.
Super-8 Peter Cushing Movie Madness takes place February 4th at The Way Out Club in St. Louis and will be a great way to celebrate the actor’s career. The event is on February 4th beginning at 8pm. Condensed versions (average length: »
- Movie Geeks
Mayhew’s snapshots feature himself in and out of character, as well as Harrison Ford (Hans Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Alec Guinness (Obi-Wan Kenobi), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Kenny Baker (R2-D2) and David Prowse (Darth Vadar).
Ford, Daniels, Fisher and Mayhew:
#nostalgic so Im going to post some pics tonight. Like this 1 of Harrison, Anthony, Carrie & I sharing a laugh... pic.twitter.com/FblggUaU5e
— Peter Mayhew (@TheWookieeRoars) January 8, 2014
Princess Leia kissing Chewbacca:
Quality time with my one and only! pic.twitter.com/doxX505XXH
— Peter Mayhew (@TheWookieeRoars) January 10, 2014
C-3Po catching some shade:
Anthony getting relief from the blazing sun. pic.twitter.com/JLQDdjicCx
— Peter Mayhew (@TheWookieeRoars) January 10, 2014
A kiss for Darth Vadar:
Whose a cute little Sith Lord? »
9 items from 2014
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