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This sequel to 1963’s The Pink Panther is a smaller-scaled affair and all the better for it as director Blake Edwards is able to focus his attention on that great Parisian bumbler, the cosmically inept Inspector Jacques Clouseau – played to slapstick perfection by Peter Sellers. Based on a stage play (that did not include the Clouseau character), the 1964 hit introduced two long running players to the series, Burt Kwouk as Cato, Clouseau’s over-eager Man Friday and, memorably, Herbert Lom as the long suffering Commissioner Dreyfus.
- TFH Team
It’s time for Kong to reclaim his crown as king of the movie monsters in all-action blockbuster romp Kong: Skull Island, the latest instalment in the ongoing Warner Bros./Legendary Pictures ‘MonsterVerse’ that will eventually see the great ape do battle with the equally legendary Godzilla.
Featuring an all-star cast led by Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson and John C. Reilly, Skull Island also features a rousing score from Captain America: Civil War composer Henry Jackman who uses every orchestral force at his disposal to depict Kong’s overwhelming size.
So what better time to recap the all-time-greatest monster movie scores from Hollywood and beyond?
The one that started it all, as well as the birth of the monster movie and its accompanying soundtrack. Few »
- Sean Wilson
Simon Brew Apr 19, 2017
Burt Reynolds was, at one stage, the biggest movie star in the world. His movies regularly topped the box office, and as such, move studios were eager to work with him. That made the union of him and Clint Eastwood in the 1984 project City Heat such a salivating one.
Little did Reynolds know, however, that City Heat would have a hefty impact on his career, and his star power.
The film was originally set to be directed by The Pink Panther's Blake Edwards, but Eastwood instead wanted, and got, Private Benjamin's Richard Benjamin behind the camera. On the first day of shooting for the movie, though, came an accident that would have serious ramificaitons.
Burt Reynolds tells the story of »
Region 2 Pal DVD
Terminal Video Italia Srl
1960 / B&W / 1:66 flat letterbox / 103 min. / Street Date June 12, 2011 / available through Amazon.it / Eur 6,64
Cinematography: Aldo Giordani
Film Editor: Gabrielle Varriale
Makeup Effects: Euclide Santoli
Original Music: Armando Trovajoli
Directed by Anton Giulio Majano
Let me herewith take a break from new discs to review an Italian release from six years ago, a movie that for years we knew only as Atom Age Vampire. Until sporadic late- night TV showings appeared, it existed for us ’60s kids as one or two interesting photos in Famous Monsters magazine. Forry Ackerman steered away from adult films, with the effect that »
- Glenn Erickson
Before authoring what's considered one of the greatest horror novels of all time and adapting the work into an Oscar-nominated blockbuster, Blatty specialized in comedy, »
William Peter Blatty, author of the famed horror novel “The Exorcist,” died Thursday at the of age 89. His death was confirmed Friday on Twitter by William Friedkin, the director of the film adaptation of Blatty’s book. Released in 1971, “The Exorcist” is regarded as one of the seminal works in horror fiction. Prior to writing “The Exorcist,” Blatty started his career in Hollywood as the writing partner of comedy auteur Blake Edwards, working on scripts for films such as the 1964 film “A Shot In The Dark,” which featured Inspector Clouseau in the sequel to “The Pink Panther.” After his »
- Jeremy Fuster
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