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The Best of “Movie Poster of the Day,” Part 11

24 July 2015 5:35 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Above: Alternative poster for Mad Max: Fury Road (George Miller, Australia/USA, 2015). Artist: Signalstarr.Movie Poster of the Week was on vacation for the past few weeks and for the first time in three and a half years I took a break from posting a poster a day on Tumblr. Since getting back I have been posting the best new posters that I missed while I was away, one of which—the teaser for Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight which was unveiled at Comic-Con last week—has racked up more likes in a single day than almost anything else I’ve posted in the past three months.The standout favorite of the past quarter however—with over 1400 likes and re-blogs to date—was this stunning alternative poster for Mad Max: Fury Road by the British artist known as Signalstarr, a.k.a. Nick Stewart Hoyle. As a rule I »

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It’s Hammer Time When Warner Bros. Releases Horror Classics Collection Vol.1 This October

24 June 2015 2:54 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Warner Bros. is gearing up to give fans of Hammer Horror a Halloween treat, when they unleash Horror Classics, Vol. 1 on October 6th. A four film Bluray boxset featuring Hammer classics Taste the Blood of Dracula; Dracula Has Risen from the Grave, Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed, and The Mummy, the boxset is just what horror lovers need to fill their Hammer, Cushing and Lee fixes.

Being a huge fan of Hammer Films and not only their classic films, but even the recent revival of the studio (Let Me In, The Woman In Black, The Quiet Ones), this announcement brings quite the smile to my face and I’m sure you horror lovers feel the same.

The Mummy (1959)

In this vivid Technicolor® reincarnation of The Mummy, screen horror icon Christopher Lee wraps on the moldy gauze bandages and emerges as the tormented Kharis, an avenger stalking the hills and bogs of »

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In Remembrance of the Last Classic Horror Legend Christopher Lee

15 June 2015 7:37 PM, PDT | Best-Horror-Movies.com | See recent Best-Horror-Movies.com news »

Christopher Lee was born Christopher Frank Cardini in Belgravia England on May 27 1922. He served the Special Forces in World War 2 but has never discussed his role as he said he was bound an oath of secrecy. Though he began acting in the midforties in films like Hamlet and Moulin Rouge it wasnt until 1957 and 1958s The Curse of Frankenstein and The Horror of Dracula from Englands classic and prolific Hammer Studios that he began to achieve true notoriety. Both of these movies were huge successes and put the studio on the map as well as its two lead stars Peter Cushing (who play his adversary many times onscreen but was his close friend in real life) and Christopher Lee. »

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Horror Channel to broadcast Christopher Lee night

14 June 2015 2:33 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

This week brought the rather sad news that British screen legend Sir Christopher Lee had passed away aged 93, and now the Horror Channel has announced that it is set to pay tribute to the iconic actor by clearing its post-9pm schedule on Thursday July 2nd for a special Christopher Lee night.

9pm – The Devil Rides Out (1968)

10.55pm – Dracula, Prince Of Darkness (1966)

12.45am – Scars Of Dracula (1970)

2.35am – To The Devil A Daughter (1976)

“We feel the movies chosen for the night represent some of his most iconic characters and performances during his time with Hammer Films and in the horror genre,” said Stewart Bridle, manager of the Horror Channel. “Watching these you realise why he was so highly respected as a fantastic character actor who could both be a stoic hero and also a terrifying villain. He will be greatly missed but he lives on through his amazing legacy of movies »

- Gary Collinson

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The Last Great Horror Icon Is Gone: Where Are the Future Scare Masters?

13 June 2015 9:51 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

 With the death of horror film legend Christopher Lee, the last of the legendary honor guard of horror has passed on. He was part of an elite group that created the horror genre. Lee’s passing is a reminder that it’s been a long time since we had a new horror film superstar. Is the day of the horror film specialist gone forever? Where are the big-screen boogie-men for the 21st century?

                             

Once upon a time there were a group of actors, known as the ‘screen boogiemen’ who created the horror film/monster movie genre (starting in Universal Studios and later in Hammer Studios.) They were specialists who understood the psychology and performance style of horror cinema and became legends in the industry. The first was silent film star Lon Chaney Sr. (Phantom of the Opera, London After Midnight, the Hunchback of Notre Dame, the Unholy Three, the Monster, »

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After Christopher Lee, Another Nonagenarian British Actor Has Died: Oscar Nominee Moody

12 June 2015 4:05 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Ron Moody in 'Oliver!' movie. Ron Moody: 'Oliver!' actor nominated for an Oscar dead at 91 (Note: This Ron Moody article is currently being revised.) Two well-regarded, nonagenarian British performers have died in the last few days: 93-year-old Christopher Lee (June 7, '15), best known for his many portrayals of Dracula and assorted movie villains and weirdos, from the title role in The Mummy to Dr. Catheter in Gremlins 2: The New Batch. 91-year-old Ron Moody (yesterday, June 11), among whose infrequent film appearances was the role of Fagin, the grotesque adult leader of a gang of boy petty thieves, in the 1968 Best Picture Academy Award-winning musical Oliver!, which also earned him a Best Actor nomination. Having been featured in nearly 200 movies and, most importantly, having had his mainstream appeal resurrected by way of the villainous Saruman in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies (and various associated merchandising, »

- Andre Soares

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Hammer Horror Classics Volume One Blu-ray Collection Announced

12 June 2015 3:04 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Though Sir Christopher Lee sadly passed away, his work will live on forever. In a new Blu-ray set, Warner Archive is preserving three Lee-starring Hammer horror movies: Dracula Has Risen From The Grave, The Mummy, and Taste the Blood of Dracula.

Blu-ray.com reports that Warner Archive's Horror Classics Volume One Blu-ray collection will hit shelves this fall (October 6th, according to Home Theater Forum). The collection includes four Hammer films: Dracula Has Risen From The Grave (1968), The Mummy (1959), Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970), and Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969).

In addition to the Horror Classics Volume One, Warner Archive will also release the Special Effects Collection Volume One, a sci-fi / adventure Blu-ray set comprising Son of Kong, Mighty Joe Young, Beast From 20,000 Fathoms, and Them!

It's estimated that both collections will be priced at $54.96 apiece and released in early October, and it's even believed that the titles will be sold separately, »

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TCM to Honor Movie Icon Christopher Lee on June 22

12 June 2015 1:03 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will celebrate the life and career of the late actor Christopher Lee, Lee, who passed Sunday June 11 at the age of 93. (Our obit is here.) The British actor owned Dracula through nine movies and also played the Frankenstein monster and Fu Manchu. TCM will play eight of Lee's films on Monday, June 22. He boasted 275 film credits including Peter Jackson’s "Lord of the Rings" trilogy and four films with director Tim Burton. Read More: Rip Christopher Lee, Who Played Dracula 9 Times The following is the complete schedule for "TCM Remembers Christopher Lee" – Monday, June 22: 6:15 a.m. The Mummy (1959) 8:00 a.m. The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) 9:30 a.m. Horror of Dracula  (1959) 11:00 a.m. Dracula, Prince of Darkness (1966) 12:45 p.m. Dracula Has Risen From The Grave (1969) 2:30 p.m. Horror Express (1972) 4:00 p.m. The Three Musketeers (1972) 6:00 p.m. The Four Musketeers »

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TCM to Honor Movie Icon Christopher Lee on June 22

12 June 2015 1:03 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will celebrate the life and career of the late actor Christopher Lee, Lee, who passed Sunday June 11 at the age of 93. (Our obit is here.) The British actor owned Dracula through nine movies and also played the Frankenstein monster and Fu Manchu. TCM will play eight of Lee's films on Monday, June 22. He boasted 275 film credits including Peter Jackson’s "Lord of the Rings" trilogy and four films with director Tim Burton. Read More: Rip Christopher Lee, Who Played Dracula 9 Times The following is the complete schedule for "TCM Remembers Christopher Lee" – Monday, June 22: 6:15 a.m. The Mummy (1959) 8:00 a.m. The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) 9:30 a.m. Horror of Dracula  (1959) 11:00 a.m. Dracula, Prince of Darkness (1966) 12:45 p.m. Dracula Has Risen From The Grave (1969) 2:30 p.m. Horror Express (1972) 4:00 p.m. The Three Musketeers (1972) 6:00 p.m. The Four Musketeers »

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TCM To Honor Christopher Lee on June 22 With 8 Film Tribute

12 June 2015 7:47 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will celebrate the life and career of acclaimed British actor Christopher Lee, whose haunting, intimidating performances as Count Dracula, the Frankenstein monster and Fu Manchu made him an icon of horror films with an eight film tribute on Monday, June 22.

Lee, who passed Sunday June 7th at the age of 93, had long career which emcompased more than 275 credits including Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy and four films with director Tim Burton.

The following is the complete schedule for TCM’s tribute to Christopher Lee:

TCM Remembers Christopher LeeMonday, June 22

6:15 a.m. The Mummy (1959)

8:00 a.m. The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)

9:30 a.m. Horror of Dracula  (1959)

11:00 a.m. Dracula, Prince of Darkness (1966)

12:45 p.m. Dracula Has Risen From The Grave (1969)

2:30 p.m. Horror Express (1972)

4:00 p.m. The Three Musketeers (1972)

6:00 p.m. The Four Musketeers (1975)

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Christopher Lee dies at the age of 93

12 June 2015 2:05 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The veteran actor was best known for roles including Dracula and Saruman in the Lord of the Rings franchise

Peter Bradshaw’s appreciation: ‘An actor of muscular intelligence’

ObituaryA career in clips

Sir Christopher Lee, known as the master of horror, has died at the age of 93 after being hospitalised for respiratory problems and heart failure.

Related: Christopher Lee: an actor of muscular intelligence with a staggering career | Peter Bradshaw

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Christopher Lee: Remembering An Elegant Master of the Macabre

11 June 2015 5:47 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

I met Christopher Lee only once, over dinner at the 2013 Locarno Film Festival, where he was due to receive a lifetime achievement award. But even one night with Lee, who died June 7, was something to treasure. At 91, he was a consummate raconteur, spinning tales from a 60-year career in which he had become the very embodiment of the sci-fi, horror and fantasy movies that seep into little boys’ brains and turn them into Tim Burton, Joe Dante, Peter Jackson or George Lucas. At one point, our conversation turned to the subject of “Star Wars,” and the climactic lightsaber battle between Lee’s Count Dooku and the diminutive Yoda in 2002’s “Attack of the Clones,” made when Lee was a mere 80. “I did all of my own dueling in that scene!” Lee exclaimed, adding that he could be found in the Guinness Book of Records as the actor with the most on-screen swordfights. »

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'Dracula' and 'Lord of the Rings' Star Christopher Lee Is Dead at 93

11 June 2015 1:30 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Legendary actor Christopher Lee has passed away at the age of 93. The beloved actor, who spent his earlier years frightening audiences in vintage Hammer horror movies like Dracula before going on to star as the central villain in major franchises like Lord of the Rings and Star Wars, died after being hospitalized due to respiratory problems. Your relationship with Lee's work probably depends on what era you grew up in. His career began in the mid-40s, with ongoing roles in classic gothic horror films like The Curse of Frankenstein (1957), Horror of Dracula (1958), The Mummy (1959), Crypt of the Vampire (1964) and more. These roles -- along with his iconic Dracula, a part he played well into the 1970s -- are what truly marked him as one of cinema's greatest...

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Sir Christopher Lee Has Died. Rest in Peace.

11 June 2015 1:27 PM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

Sir Christopher Lee Has Died At The Age of 93. The life and career of Christopher Lee is the stuff of legends. He was born to a member of the King’s Royal Rifle Corps and an Italian contessa. He volunteered to fly planes in World War II, and later hunted Nazi war criminals alongside the Raf. He had a life fit for a 1950s storybook that you’d think was far too exaggerated, way before being on-screen and imprinting his essence into our minds forever.

Christopher Lee was Dracula. He was Scaramanga, one of the greatest James Bond villains of all time. He was Saruman, the quintessential evil wizard in J.R. Tolkien’s masterpiece.  He was part of the Star Wars franchise. The list goes on an on, as Sir Christopher Lee is credited with 200 hundred film appearances on his filmography. That’s quite the work ethic.

This man really lived a full life, »

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David Edelstein on Christopher Lee: ‘The Last Living Horror Icon’

11 June 2015 11:27 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Christopher Lee — Sir Christopher in his final years — was the last living horror icon in the mode of Lon Chaney Sr., Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Vincent Price, and Lee’s frequent co-star, Peter Cushing, and it was an association with which he only reluctantly made his peace. His Count Dracula in the 1958 Horror of Dracula (British title: Dracula) remains an indelible portrait, alternately totemlike and bestial, with a penchant for nuzzling his buxom female victims before savagely sinking his fangs into their throats, and it made him an international star — but in the sorts of films he always longed to escape. In interviews, he took every opportunity to quote artists on his versatility, among them Billy Wilder (for whom he appeared as Mycroft in The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes) and his The Lord of the Rings antagonist Sir Ian McKellen, who reportedly said that Lee’s avoidance »

- David Edelstein

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Christopher Lee: a life in film - video report

11 June 2015 8:55 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Sir Christopher Lee, veteran horror film actor, has died at the age of 93 after being hospitalised for respiratory problems and heart failure. Lee was best known for iconic roles ranging from Dracula to The Wicker Man, and via James Bond villainy to the Lord of the Rings trilogy. The actor was knighted in 2009 for services to drama and charity, and was awarded the Bafta fellowship in 2011 Continue reading »

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R.I.P. Christopher Lee – Here Are His Ten Best Roles

11 June 2015 8:24 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The day monster kids have dreaded for some time has arrived. Mournful, nostalgic, and melancholy – it’s the end of an era for more than one generation of horror fans.  It seemed like Christopher Lee would live through all eternity, but unlike some of the characters he played, there’s no bringing him back to life this time. He made it to 93 and went out on a high note, appearing in the final Hobbit film just this past winter. He had an amazing career of fantastic performances and remains the greatest villain actor in film history. Rip to the last classic horror star and thank you for all the monster memories.

Christopher Lee was married to his wife Birgit (Gitte) for 54 years.

Here, according to Movie Geeks Jim Batts, Dana Jung, Sam Moffitt, and myself, are Christopher Lee’s ten best roles.

10. Frankenstein

It’s only fitting that The Curse Of Frankenstein, »

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Sir Christopher Lee Dead At Age 93; Personal Reflections On A Legend Of The Film Industry

11 June 2015 7:33 AM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

Artist Jeff Marshall created this tribute to Sir Christopher Lee, which was presented to him by Cinema Retro publishers Lee Pfeiffer and Dave Worrall.

By Lee Pfeiffer

Sir Christopher Lee, the acclaimed British actor, passed away last Sunday in London. He was 93 years old. The family waited to make the announcement until all family members could be notified. Lee was an early contributor to Cinema Retro magazine and periodically provided interviews and personal insights into the making of his films. We, along with movie lovers everywhere, mourn his loss. Lee was more often than not associated with the horror film genre, a fact that often frustrated him. He would routinely point out that he made many diverse films and played many diverse roles in movies of all genres, from comedies to westerns. For many years he was most closely associated with the films of Hammer studios, the British production firm »

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Christopher Lee obituary

11 June 2015 6:38 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Actor known for villainous or sinister roles in films from Hammer horror to James Bond and The Lord of the Rings

Sir Christopher Lee, who has died aged 93, achieved his international following through playing monsters and villains. In his 30s, he was Dracula, the Mummy and Frankenstein’s creature; in his 80s, Count Dooku in Star Wars and the evil wizard Saruman in The Lord of the Rings. Along the way he was Rasputin, Fu Manchu several times and Scaramanga – the man with the golden gun – opposite Roger Moore as a weak 007, whom Lee did something to offset. For the last of these he was paid £40,000 – his highest fee, among hundreds of screen appearances, until the blockbusters of his later years. “The Bonds get the big money, and they save on the heavies,” he said.

Related: Christopher Lee dies at the age of 93

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- Alex Hamilton

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Sir Christopher Lee Dead at 93

11 June 2015 6:20 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

After being hospitalized for respiratory problems and heart failure, Sir Christopher Lee has died at age 93. Lee passed away Sunday morning; however, The Guardian reports, Lee's wife waited to inform the public until she let his family know.After a stint in World War II, Lee made his film debut in the Gothic romance Corridor of Mirrors in 1947. His big break would come ten years later, when he played Frankenstein's monster in The Curse of Frankenstein for Hammer Pictures. This role was the start of a long and very fruitful relationship between Lee and Hammer, which included, most notably, his famed turns as Dracula, whom he played over ten times, in films like Horror of Dracula, Dracula: Prince of Darkness, and Dracula Has Risen From the Grave. Outside of horror, Lee had major roles in 1973's The Wicker Man and as James Bond villain Francisco Scaramanga in 1974's The Man »

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