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Legendary Actress Barbara Steele To Appear At Monsterpalooza This Weekend In Pasadena

3 April 2017 1:53 PM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Todd Garbarini

The Monsterpalooza convention in Pasadena, California this coming weekend will afford convention-goers a rare opportunity to meet the last of the great horror film stars, the Queen of Horror herself, actress Barbara Steele.

Ms. Steele, who is best known to genre fans for her work in Mario Bava’s Black Sunday (1960), Roger Corman’s The Pit and the Pendulum (1961), and Mario Caiano’s Nightmare Castle (1965), will be on hand to sign autographs and pose for photos with fans on Friday, April 7 and Saturday, April 8, 2017.

The convention will be held at the Pasadena Convention Center, 300 East Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91101 from April 7 to the 9th, 2017.

Full details can be found here. »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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B-movie king Roger Corman: ‘Death Race isn’t an essay on violence – it’s an action comedy’

16 March 2017 10:20 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

With the release of Death Race 2050, a remake of his cult classic, the veteran director talks about the film’s political undertones – and how he became the king of trash

To be considered a genius, you need only one great idea. For Moses, it was parting the Red Sea, then closing it with Pharaoh’s army still inside. Bach had counterpoint. And Lady Godiva did that thing with the horse.

Six decades ago, Roger Corman got a really great idea. Realising that young people were being ignored by Hollywood, he began making tons of super-low-budget films about vampires, monsters, mutants, ghosts and moody bikers. The films had names such as Swamp Women, She Gods of Shark Reef, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Fast and the Furious. This was preferable to films with names such as That Touch of Mink and Father Goose.

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- Joe Queenan

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A Cure for Wellness: Jason Isaacs on His Enigmatic Role

16 February 2017 6:00 AM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

One would think having played Captain Hook in Peter Pan, Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter movies and voicing DC villains like Sinestro and Ra's Al Ghul in animated films--as well as a couple more authoritarian figures in Star Wars: Rebels--would have gotten any desire to be evil out of actor Jason Isaacs’ system.

And yet, he’s playing a more enigmatic character in director Gore Verbinski’s twisted new thriller A Cure for Wellness, which follows Dane DeHaan as a financial broker named Lockhard to Switzerland to retrieve the CEO of his company who is thought to have lost his marble in search of a cure at a spa located at an old castle in the Alps. Once there, Lockhard breaks his leg in a car accident, and he’s put under the care of Isaacs’ Dr. Vollmar, creator of the cure based around the area’s underground waters and their healing properties. »

- Edward Douglas

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‘Tower of London’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

13 February 2017 10:01 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Vincent Price, Michael Pate, Joan Freeman, Robert Brown, Bruce Gordon, Joan Camden, Richard Hale, Sandra Knight, Charles Macaulay, Justice WatsonSarah Selby, Donald Losby | Written by Leo Gordon, F. Amos Powell | Directed by Roger Corman

When you get Roger Corman and Vince Price together you tend to get a stylised horror film that is hard not to love. While Tower of London may not be their best collaboration, it is an interesting take on Shakespeare’s play of the nefarious King who killed his way to the top…

Corman’s film though is a more mix-and-match tale for Richard III which pulls in Macbeth and Hamlet to make the tale much more ghoulish. Featuring ghosts that haunt Vincent Price’s Richard of Gloucester it is very clear that Price relishes the prospect of taking on a Shakespearian role, but hams it up for all it is worth.

Price does this »

- Paul Metcalf

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Blu-ray Review – Tower of London (1962)

13 February 2017 12:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tower of London, 1962.

Directed by Roger Corman.

Starring Vincent Price, Michael Pate, Joan Freeman, Robert Brown, Bruce Gordon, Joan Camden, Sandra Knight, Richard Hale.

Synopsis:

The twisted Richard III is haunted by the ghosts of those he has murdered in his attempt to become the King of England.

What’s the best way to liven up a bit of Shakespeare? Get Roger Corman and Vincent Price involved of course!

Following the pair’s successful experiments with film adaptations of stories and poems by Edgar Allen Poe (The Fall of the House of Usher, Pit and the Pendulum and Tales of Terror) the idea seemed like a pretty good one. It’s certainly one which details many of the reasons why classic chiller fans are so devout to Corman’s genius ability to wring dramatic action out of every available space and dollar, alongside Vinnie Price’s wonderfully entertaining mixture of camp and maniacal performances. »

- Robert W Monk

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Giveaway – Win Tower of London starring Vincent Price

10 February 2017 12:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

To celebrate the release of Tower of London – out Dual Format 13th Feb. 2017 – we are giving away a copy courtesy of Arrow Video!

Having made their mark on American horror cinema with three colourful adaptations of Edgar Allan PoeThe Fall of the House of Usher, Pit and the Pendulum and Tales of TerrorVincent Price and director Roger Corman enjoyed a brief hiatus from the macabre author with Tower of London. Shot in black and white, the film was loosely based on the Universal horror picture of the same name as well as two Shakespeare plays: a dash of Macbeth and a dollop of Richard III.

Price plays Richard of Gloucester, brother to a dying king and eager to take his place on the throne. When he is overlooked in favour of their sibling, the Duke of Clarence, things take a murderous turn. Richard goes on a murderous rage, »

- Gary Collinson

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Competition: Win ‘Tower of London’ from Arrow Video

7 February 2017 8:01 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

To celebrate the release of Tower of London – out Dual Format 13th Feb. 2017 – we are giving away a copy courtesy of Arrow Video!

Having made their mark on American horror cinema with three colourful adaptations of Edgar Allan PoeThe Fall of the House of Usher, Pit and the Pendulum and Tales of TerrorVincent Price and director Roger Corman enjoyed a brief hiatus from the macabre author with Tower of London. Shot in black and white, the film was loosely based on the Universal horror picture of the same name as well as two Shakespeare plays: a dash of Macbeth and a dollop of Richard III.

Price plays Richard of Gloucester, brother to a dying king and eager to take his place on the throne. When he is overlooked in favour of their sibling, the Duke of Clarence, things take a murderous turn. Richard goes on a murderous rage, »

- Phil Wheat

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Wamg Giveaway – Win Roger Corman’S Death Race 2050 on Blu-ray

17 January 2017 3:01 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Make way for the return of Frankenstein when Roger Corman’S Death Race 2050 arrives on to Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD on January 17, 2017 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment!

Now you can own the Blu-ray of Roger Corman’S Death Race 2050. We Are Movie Geeks has five copies to give away! All you have to do is leave a comment answering this question: What is your favorite movie directed by Roger Corman (mine is The Pit And The Pendulum). It’s so easy!

Good Luck!

Official Rules:

1. You Must Be A Us Resident. Prize Will Only Be Shipped To Us Addresses.  No P.O. Boxes.  No Duplicate Addresses.

2. Winners Will Be Chosen From All Qualifying Entries.

No purchase necessary   

A delirious blend of high-octane action, razor-sharp political satire and full-throttle mayhem, Roger Corman’s Death Race 2050 arrives on Blu-ray™ combo pack, DVD and Digital HD »

- Tom Stockman

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