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Reviews: "The Hound Of The Baskervilles" (1983) And "The Sign Of Four" (1983) Starring Ian Richardson; Blu-ray Releases From Second Sight

10 May 2016 10:54 AM, PDT | | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Tim Greaves

Numerous actors have occupied the role of Sherlock Holmes over the decades, some more suited to the shoes of author Arthur Conan Doyle's famous consulting detective than others. One of the finest portrayals is that by Ian Richardson. Yet, sadly, his is also one that is often overlooked, not leastways because he played the character just twice (in a pair of 1983 films made for television), but also because his light was to be quickly eclipsed a year later by the arrival on TV screens of Jeremy Brett, whose interpretation of Holmes is considered by many to be the definitive one.

Sy Weintraub – who produced several Tarzan movies throughout the 60s and was executive producer on the popular long-running Ron Ely TV series –teamed up with Otto Plaschkes (whose producer credits include Georgie Girl and The Holcroft Covenant) with the intention of making several Holmes adventures headlining Richardson. »

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First Look: Paddy Considine’s Boxing Movie ‘Journeyman’

7 May 2016 7:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Sales company Cornerstone Films will show buyers the first-look promo of Paddy Considine’s “Journeyman” in Cannes and have released the first image. Considine’s second feature wrapped in mid-April after a six-week shoot in North and Central England. Post production is underway.

Considine not only wrote and directed the film, but also stars, alongside Jodie Whittaker, Anthony Welsh, Tony Pitts and Paul Popplewell. Many of the supporting cast make their acting debuts and take on roles that closely mirror their actual professions with appearances from boxers, boxing commentators, nurses and an occupational therapist.

The film will be released in 2017 and is financed by Film4, the BFI, Screen Yorkshire, and the Wellcome Trust, with Studiocanal on board to handle the U.K. release.

Producer Diarmid Scrimshaw said of the shoot: “Paddy took to simultaneously writing, directing and acting like it was meant to be. He delivered a beautiful performance »

- Leo Barraclough

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Twilight Time Announces Blu-ray Release of Theatre Of Blood, Starring Vincent Price

11 April 2016 4:04 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

This summer, Vincent Price fans who live stateside are in for a treat, because Twilight Time will release 1973’s Theatre of Blood on Blu-ray for the first time in the Us.

According to, Twilight Time has slated their Theatre of Blood Blu-ray for an August 16th release. Special features and cover art have yet to be revealed, but based on Twilight Time’s previous releases, there will likely only be 3,000 Blu-ray copies released and they are apt to sell out quickly, so be sure to keep an eye on the Screen Archives Entertainment website for pre-order availability.

Theatre of Blood held a special place in Price’s heart for giving him a chance to perform monologues from some of Shakespeare’s most epic works. Its arrival on Blu-ray in the Us has been eagerly awaited by Price’s fans for quite some time, making August 16th one of »

- Derek Anderson

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Stephen Fingleton developing Us big budget sci-fi

19 January 2016 9:10 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

BAFTA-nominated director in talks to direct a thriller set in the near future.

British film-maker Stephen Fingleton, who recently secured a Bafta nomination with dystopian drama The Survivalist, is in talks to direct a Us science fiction project. Fingleton told ScreenDaily the feature would be “one for the multiplexes”.

“The film will be one that really wide international audiences will see. It’s a thriller set in the very fear near future,” said Fingleton, who would not reveal further details as the project is at “a very interesting stage”.

In the recent BAFTA nominations, Fingleton was nominated for Outstanding Debut By A British Writer, Director Or Producer for his role as writer-director on The Survivalist.

The post-apocalyptic drama revolves around a man who lives off a small plot of land hidden deep in forest after the breakdown of organised society and stars Martin McCann, Mia Goth, and Olwen Fouere.

Fingleton, who will compete »

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