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Titan Books has published Marcus Hearn’s third impressive hardback coffee table book on Hammer Horror and it’s a real dream not just for fans of the great British studio but for connoisseurs of the art of the movie poster. The team which produced “The Hammer Story” and “Hammer Glamor” has now come out with “The Art of Hammer“, a fantastic illustrated collection and history of Hammer film posters. Raquel Welch in her fur bikini against a backdrop of dinosaurs may be the most famous Hammer film poster (at least in the U.S.) but this book showcases over 300 posters from all over the world, all in color, pulled from private collections and the studio’s archives. Hearn has done a fantastic job assembling these sumptuous images. Some get the full-page treatment and some are accompanied by informative notes and trivia (the Danish Brides Of Dracula poster is the »
- Tom Stockman
Back in the dim pre-cable days, the independent stations in New York would run movies at all hours of the day. Those of us addicted to television were exposed to movies both great and not-so-great with amazing regularity and repetitiveness. One of those pleasures was in spotting performers we knew from other roles, at different times in their careers. For me, one of those discoveries was Edward Platt, who I only knew as the Chief of Control on Get Smart. But there he was, in priestly robes, in a tale of lost Atlantis. It was years before I remembered its name, Atlantis the Lost Continent and it was even some time after that before I realized it was from director George Pal.
The movie has been considered one of Pal’s weaker efforts, but in rewatching it this week, I disagree. It’s not brilliant and I think the critics »
- Robert Greenberger
I feel as if this Mystery Science Theater 3000 review is the toughest one I’ve ever had to do. Not because the films themselves are hard to review. I’m one in the belief that MST3K works on so many levels and am always in the mood to watch the gang rip into some of the shittiest films in the history of filmdom. To review the films would be benign, mainly because do you review the films themselves or do you review the content of the comedy? And how can one review comedy in general?
Mystery Science Theater 3000 Volume Xviii has some of the best episodes, one of which I had forgotten existed up until watching it again. Shame on me, I know. The films are Lost Continent, Crash of the Moons, The Beast of Yucca Flats and Jack Frost (no, it’s not the Michael Keaton film »
- James McCormick
If you've been having an itch to buy a television show on DVD, but you just can't figure out which series you want to have, we're here to help you out. July 13 will have a lot of brand new selections of show DVDs that you'll probably be dying to have. White Collar? Check. Psych? Check. FIFA World Cup? Triple check. Here's a list of what's hitting DVD on Tuesday.
Saving Grace, The Final Season - For such a short-lived show (only three seasons), the finale of Saving Grace really got a lot of people talking. Now, in order to capitalize upon that success, the third and final season of the TNT original series is being churned out on DVD less than a month after the finale aired. I'm sure this one will be a big seller. Order it here.
White Collar, Season 1 – If you're looking for a solid crime show »
- Sam McPherson
4 items from 2010
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