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At The Earths Core
I’ve been through quite a marathon of Doug McClure Amicus movies as of late and by now you would think I should be getting slightly tired of them, this may be true but also it’s quite an enjoyable experience. At the Earth’s Core may not be the best of the selection but it’s one of the most welcoming, and it’s all for one man, that man being Peter Cushing.
Doug McClure is back as David Innes accompanying Dr. Abner Perry (Peter Cushing) in a test trip of their drilling machine known as the Iron Mole. Testing it in the Welsh mountains it’s not long before they find themselves at the centre of the earth where prehistoric bird »
Amicus Productions, the “other” Hammer Horror film company – this is what it could be known as anyway, as a lot of their output was confused between the two. The Doctor Who films with Peter Cushing for example were Amicus, where quite a few fans actually think they were done by Hammer. This is one of the reasons that Amicus have quite the cult following, because they were Hammer, just (arguably) not as good. (I know, that comment could cause quite a debate).
The Land That Time Forgot is an example where cost was down, but actually they managed quite a good tale. Doug McClure, an often used Amicus action hero, plays Bowen Tyler – a sailor who along with other crew men (mostly British, where »
Director: Kevin Connor
Running Time: 86 minutes
Synopsis: After sinking a ship, a German submarine is taken over by the survivors of the wreckage. They soon find themselves stuck on a mysterious island where prehistoric creatures have survived…
To celebrate the 50th birthday of Amicus Productions, StudioCanal are releasing a number of previously unavailable titles. First up is The Land That Time Forgot. It’s based on a novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs (The man behind Tarzan and John Carter), which means plenty of questionable science and fun adventure.
The film starts with the pounding drums reminiscent of so many adventure B-Movies from the 1950s and ’60s. One must bear in mind that this film hit just between Jaws (1972) and Star Wars (1977), and as such was somewhat lost amongst the pioneering effects of Hollywood. »
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If Sean Bean has a hole in his schedule, Andrew has a few film pitches that might interest him...
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Apologies if your mother sometimes gets a bit carried away. No one needs those flashbacks.
While Robert Carlyle selfishly took the lead role in Sawney Bean, there are still movies out there, potentially, with a Sean Bean shaped hole in them. The Hobbit is set about 78 years before The Fellowship Of The Ring, but maybe Ecthelion II looks quite like his grandson. And maybe, what with it being a Fantasy film, Ecthelion II can somehow have an even more spectacular death than his son. Who can have a baby with Sean Bean's face. I'm fairly sure Weta could »
4 items from 2012
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