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The BFI’s “Missing Believed Wiped” season gets horrific!

The BFI’s Missing Believed Wiped returns to BFI Southbank this December to present British television rediscoveries, not seen by audiences for decades, most since their original transmission dates…. The bespoke line-up of TV gems feature some of the countries most-loved television celebrities and iconic characters including Alf Garnett in Till Death Us Do Part: Sex Before Marriage, Cilla Black in her eponymous BBC show featuring Dudley Moore , Jimmy Edwards in Whack-o!, a rare interview with Peter Davison about playing Doctor Who, an appearance by future Doctor Who Patrick Troughton from ITV’s early police drama, No Hiding Place plus a significant screen debut from a young Pete Postlethwaite.

However for Nerdly readers, one of the real highlights of this edition of Missing Believed Wiped is the uncovering of TV horror Late Night Horror: The Corpse Can’t Play. Originally broadcast on 3 May, 1968 on BBC2 this is the only
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Denis Villeneuve Preps First Love ‘Dune’ as ‘Bond 25’ Beckons

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Denis Villeneuve Preps First Love ‘Dune’ as ‘Bond 25’ Beckons
Blade Runner 2049” director Denis Villeneuve confirms that he has been approached to helm “Bond 25.” But the French Canadian’s first priority is making his passion project “Dune.” The Legendary Pictures adaptation of the Frank Herbert sci-fi classic is currently being scripted by Oscar-winning screenwriter Eric Roth (“Forrest Gump”).

Yet Villeneuve remains linked to “Bond 25,” whose shortlist of directors also includes Yann Demange (“71”) and David Mackenzie (“Hell or High Water”). “I cannot comment on [making it], but I would say about Bond that it’s a character I grew up with,” he said.

His first childhood memory of 007 was watching Roger Moore’s “The Man with the Golden Gun.” “What I remember but didn’t understand was there was this discussion about [Sean] Connery not being Bond anymore,” said Villeneuve.

He singled out “Goldfinger,” “Thunderball,” “The Spy Who Loved Me,” and “Casino Royale” as Bond faves. “If ever I had the privilege to do a Bond movie,
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Skyfall Five Years Later: Is It Still the Best Bond?

Skyfall Five Years Later: Is It Still the Best Bond?
Five years ago, Skyfall made its way into U.S. theaters. It remains the most financially successful James Bond movie of all time and, in the eyes of many, it's the best entry of the Daniel Craig era (though, Casino Royale might have something to say about that). While we wait for Craig to make his last turn as 007 in James Bond 25, let's take a look back at Skyfall and what makes the movie so special in the long, storied history of Bond on the big screen.

Let's rewind the clock a little bit and try and put ourselves in the shoes we were wearing in 2012. The last James Bond movie fans had seen was the much-maligned Quantum of Solace in 2008. Coming off the truly fantastic Casino Royale, which is quite possibly the best debut movie for a Bond actor in the history of the franchise, the movie was,
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Drive-In Dust Offs: Vault Of Horror (1973)

I’ve always had a great appreciation and fondness for horror anthologies, and I devoured horror comics as a kid; whether it was House of Mystery or Creepy magazine, they never failed to fire my imagination in short, sharp bursts. When the Romero/King collaboration Creepshow (1982) came out, my dream of seeing these kinds of stories translated to film was nothing but revelatory. I soon discovered it was not the first of its ilk, and began a journey through dusty video store shelves looking for its long-lost relatives. One of my first (and favorite) finds was Vault of Horror (1973), a five-fingered punch to my nascent, pubescent, omnibus-loving heart.

Released by Cinerama Releasing stateside in March and produced by Amicus (the fine folks behind its predecessor, Tales from the Crypt), Vault of Horror (aka The Vault of Horror, for the easily confused, I guess) was not as well received by critics as Tales,
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What’s Coming to Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime in November 2017

What’s Coming to Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime in November 2017
November may mean the end of Halloween, but that doesn’t mean that the creepy fun has to end as Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon continue to add some freaky films to November’s list of streaming content.

Netflix will start the month off with films like “Oculus” and “Silent Hill” for fans of big scares and “Casper” and “Scary Movie” for those who looking for a milder way to keep the Halloween spirit alive, and will also add in “9” and “Piranha” later in the month. For those who would rather leave the October spookiness behind, science fiction comedies like “Chappie” and “Men in Black” or family-friendly films like “Charlotte’s Web” and “The Boss Baby” should make for fun movie nights.

Hulu will also keep the frights coming with offerings like “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” and “Beowulf,” but will also get a headstart on the winter holiday season with “Christmas with the Cranks,” Happy Christmas,” and collection
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Spotlight: Richard Curtis's Charity Work

Born in New Zealand, Richard Curtis is the director and/or writer of films such as Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill and Love Actually, as well as the hit sitcoms Blackadder and Mr. Bean.

He is a founder of both Comic Relief and Make Poverty History and organised the Live 8 concerts with Bob Geldof to publicise poverty, particularly in Africa, and pressure G8 leaders to adopt his proposals for ending it.

Charities & foundations supported

Richard Curtis has supported the following charities:

Comic ReliefLive 8Make Poverty HistoryMo Farah FoundationUnited Nations Development Programme Read more about Richard Curtis's charity work and events. Related articles The Spy Who Loved Me For CharityRed Nose Day TV Special Breaks RecordsEddie Izzard Completes 43 Marathons For CharityBritish Celebrity Show Benefits Malaria No MoreBritish Stars Back Robin Hood Tax For Charity

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You Won't Sleep After Reading the Grisly Facts of the Menendez Brothers' Murder Case

This year marks 28 years since Erik and Lyle Menendez brutally murdered their mother and father in the family's Southern California home, putting the wheels in motion for one of the most infamous trials of the 20th century. ABC drudged up the disturbing case for a primetime special, Truth and Lies: The Menéndez Brothers - American Sons, American Murderers, back in January; Lifetime revived the story in June with the movie Menendez: Blood Brothers; and this month came Law & Order True Crime - The Menendez Murders. On the off chance that you're not familiar with the case, here's a brief overview of the very complicated crime. Who Are the Menendez Brothers? Joseph Lyle and Erik Galen, born in 1968 and 1970, respectively, were children of privilege. Their father, José, worked his way up the corporate ladder to become the CEO of the (now defunct) film studio Live Entertainment. Their mother, Mary Louise "Kitty" Andersen,
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Slaughter High Starring Caroline Munro Available on Blu-ray October 31st – A Vestron Horror Classic!

Surviving high school is murder with the Vestry Video Collector’s Series’ upcoming release of Slaughter High, arriving for the first time on limited-edition Blu-ray™ uncut on October 31 from Lionsgate.

Surviving high school is murder with the Vestron Video Collector’s Series’ upcoming release of Slaughter High, arriving for the first time on limited-edition Blu-ray™ uncut on October 31 from Lionsgate. A high school prank gone wrong comes back to haunt the offenders during their five-year high school reunion. From the makers of Friday the 13th, Slaughter Highincludes all-new special features, including the “Going to Pieces” and “My Days at Doddsville” featurettes, an audio commentary with co-writers/directors George Dugdale and Peter Litten, and more! Restored and remastered, the limited-edition Vestron Video Collector’s Series Slaughter High Blu-ray will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.97.

Check out this video from Lionsgate about this important Blu-ray release:

There’s horror
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Funko unveils a wave of James Bond Pop! Vinyl figures

Funko has revealed a new line of James Bond Pop! Movies vinyl figures which includes four variations of the iconic spy from Goldfinger, The Spy Who Loved Me, Octopussy, and Dr. No, the Golden Girl, and villains Blofeld (complete with his white cat), Oddjob, and Jaws; take a look at the official promotional images here…

Funko is excited and honored to announce the British Secret Service agent James Bond – code number 007 – and other memorable Bond film characters are coming to Funko and Pop! vinyl!
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Horror comedy 'Cute Little Buggers' coming to VOD

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Touted as Gremlins meets Hot Fuzz, Cute Little Buggers will be premiering on VOD Nov 7.

Tony Jopia’s highly anticipated comedy-horror hybrid sees locals of a peaceful English village, enjoying their annual summer festival, when they are suddenly attacked by mutated killer rabbits!

Somewhere in the depths of space, aliens are watching the earth and planning their attack. Unaware of the impending danger, the locals of a sleepy English village are preparing for their summer festival.

The aliens launch their offensive by mutating the local rabbit population, and when the furry demons are released, the body count starts to pile up as blood, guts, and fur flies in all directions as the humans fight off the alien threat.

Featuring genre icon Caroline Munro (Maniac, The Spy Who Loved Me) and from Tony Jopia, director of Crying Wolf , comes the wildest film of the fall, Cute Little Buggers – crashlanding Nov 7 from Uncork’d Entertainment.
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Uncork’d Entertainment to unleash the ‘Cute Little Buggers’

It’s “Gremlins meets Hot Fuzz” in Cute Little Buggers, which is set to premiere on VOD in the Us on Nov 7th. Tony Jopia’s highly anticipated comedy-horror hybrid sees locals of a peaceful English village, enjoying their annual summer festival, when they are suddenly attacked by mutated killer rabbits!

Somewhere in the depths of space, aliens are watching the earth and planning their attack. Unaware of the impending danger, the locals of a sleepy English village are preparing for their summer festival. The aliens launch their offensive by mutating the local rabbit population, and when the furry demons are released, the body count starts to pile up as blood, guts, and fur flies in all directions as the humans fight off the alien threat.

Featuring genre icon Caroline Munro (Maniac, The Spy Who Loved Me) and from Tony Jopia, director of Crying Wolf, comes the wildest film of the fall,
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Slaughter High Starring Caroline Munro Available on Blu-ray October 31st – Vestron Horror Classics

Surviving high school is murder with the Vestry Video Collector’s Series’ upcoming release of Slaughter High, arriving for the first time on limited-edition Blu-ray™ uncut on October 31 from Lionsgate.

Surviving high school is murder with the Vestron Video Collector’s Series’ upcoming release of Slaughter High, arriving for the first time on limited-edition Blu-ray™ uncut on October 31 from Lionsgate. A high school prank gone wrong comes back to haunt the offenders during their five-year high school reunion. From the makers of Friday the 13th, Slaughter Highincludes all-new special features, including the “Going to Pieces” and “My Days at Doddsville” featurettes, an audio commentary with co-writers/directors George Dugdale and Peter Litten, and more! Restored and remastered, the limited-edition Vestron Video Collector’s Series Slaughter High Blu-ray will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.97.

Check out this video from Lionsgate about this important Blu-ray release:

There’s horror
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Oss 117 Five Film Collection

He’s fast on his feet, quick with a gun, and faster with the to-die-for beauties that only existed in the swinging ’60s. The superspy exploits of Oss 117 were too big for just one actor, so meet all three iterations of the man they called Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath . . . seriously.

Oss 117 Five Film Collection

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Oss 117 Is Unleashed; Oss 117: Panic in Bangkok; Oss 117: Mission For a Killer; Oss 117: Mission to Tokyo; Oss 117: Double Agent

Kl Studio Classics

1963-1968 / B&W and Color / 1:85 widescreen + 2:35 widescreen / 528 min. / Street Date September 26, 2017 / available through Kino Lorber / 59.95

Starring: Kerwin Matthews, Nadia Sanders, Irina Demick, Daniel Emilfork; Kerwin Matthews, Pier Angeli, Robert Hossein; Frederick Stafford, Mylène Demongeot, Perrette Pradier, Dominique Wilms, Raymond Pellegrin, Annie Anderson; Frederick Stafford, Marina Vlad, Jitsuko Yoshimura; John Gavin, Margaret Lee, Curd Jurgens, Luciana Paluzzi, Rosalba Neri, Robert Hossein, George Eastman.

Cinematography: Raymond Pierre Lemoigne
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Caroline Munro in Slaughter High Available on Blu-ray October 31st – Vestron Horror Classics

Surviving high school is murder with the Vestry Video Collector’s Series’ upcoming release of Slaughter High, arriving for the first time on limited-edition Blu-ray™ uncut on October 31 from Lionsgate.

Surviving high school is murder with the Vestron Video Collector’s Series’ upcoming release of Slaughter High, arriving for the first time on limited-edition Blu-ray™ uncut on October 31 from Lionsgate. A high school prank gone wrong comes back to haunt the offenders during their five-year high school reunion. From the makers of Friday the 13th, Slaughter Highincludes all-new special features, including the “Going to Pieces” and “My Days at Doddsville” featurettes, an audio commentary with co-writers/directors George Dugdale and Peter Litten, and more! Restored and remastered, the limited-edition Vestron Video Collector’s Series Slaughter High Blu-ray will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.97.

Check out this video from Lionsgate about this important Blu-ray release:

There’s horror
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Slaughter High (1986) Vestron Video Collector’s Series Blu-ray Coming This Halloween

If you were wondering what the next entry in Lionsgate's Vestron Video Collector's Series would be, then you can now fill in the correct answer on your test score sheets, because Slaughter High is joining the high-def collection this fall (and on a very fitting date, too).

Bloody Disgusting recently reported that the 1986 horror film Slaughter High will be released as the 12th Blu-ray of Lionsgate's Vestron Video Collector's Series. The Blu-ray will hit shelves on October 31st with several new bonus features. Below, you can read additional details and check out the cover art:

Press Release: Surviving high school is murder with the Vestry Video Collector’s Series’ upcoming release of Slaughter High, arriving for the first time on limited-edition Blu-ray™ uncut on October 31 from Lionsgate.

Street Date: 10/31/17

Blu-ray™ Srp: $39.97

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Surviving high school is murder with the Vestron Video Collector’s Series’ upcoming release of Slaughter High,
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Top Ten Movie Franchises Based on Books

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For as long as there have been movies, there have been movies based on books. This is a look at the best movie franchises that are either based on a book or several books.

It’s one thing to have a movie that is based on a book. It happens all the time. It’s more rare to have an entire franchise of films based on a book or set of books. Over the last two decades, it seems like we have been seeing more and more franchises emerge that are based on books. This seems to be happening for a few reasons. First, Hollywood is more than ever looking for established properties on which to base films. Book, have been and always will be one of the best established properties for a movie to be based upon. Second, if the books have a big following, chances are that the
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The Furniture Index

Can we have a random break for applause for Daniel Walber's The Furniture column. It was Daniel's birthday this weekend so he has the day off. He's already 69 episodes in to this incredible series which has been filled with sharp insights, a keen eye, and rich Hollywood anecdotes. Here's everything he's covered thus far. Please show your love in the comments if you look forward to these each Monday.

The Forties and Fifties

Hold Back the Dawn (1941) Bored at the border

How Green Was My Valley (1941) Designing dignity

That Hamilton Woman (1941) High ceilings

• Captain of the Clouds (1942) A Canadian air show

• The Magnificent Andersons (1942) Victorian Palace / Manifest Destiny

My Gal Sal (1942) Nonsense Gay Nineties

The Shanghai Gesture (1942) Appropriating Chinese design

Black Narcissus (1947) Mad for matte paintings

David and Bathsheba (1951) A humble palace of moral struggle

A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) Decorative madness

My Cousin Rachel (1952) Ghosts of property

Lust for Life
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A tribute to The Man Who Haunted Himself – Roger Moore’s finest hour

Mark Allison Aug 3, 2017

The late, wonderful Roger Moore will always be remembered for Bond, but The Man Who Haunted Himself might just be his best performance...

When Sir Roger Moore sadly passed away earlier this year, accounts of his life and career understandably focused on his seven spectacular outings as James Bond 007. Personally, I rewatched The Spy Who Loved Me for the 75th time, basking once again in his effortless charm and flawlessly tailored leisure suits.

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Of his career outside the Bond franchise, many obituaries focused on his early television work in The Saint and The Persuaders!, in which he played similarly suave, elegantly dressed adventurers. But despite his own self-deprecation, Roger Moore’s acting abilities were more varied than one is often led to believe. His career extended far beyond the eyebrow-raising antics of the Bond films,
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Roger Moore’s James Bond: appreciating the raised eyebrow

Tim George Jul 10, 2017

An appreciation of the late Roger Moore, and his importance to the James Bond series...

It took me a long time to realise this but the more I think about it, the more it makes sense: Roger Moore is the most important actor to play James Bond. For while Sean Connery created the icon, Roger Moore is the reason why we are still trotting out to the cinema. This premise might sound like sacrilege.

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As I’ve gotten older, and four movies into Daniel Craig’s tenure, my thinking has shifted considerably. Whereas I used to wish that the movies followed the books, I’ve finally recognised that
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Film Feature: HollywoodChicago.com Remembers Roger Moore as Bond, James Bond

Chicago – “Shaken, Not Stirred.” “Bond, James Bond.” “Jaws.” All the Bond iconography was celebrated by the actor who portrayed him in the most films, and the longest time period. Sir Roger Moore brought a suave and quipping Jb to the filmgoers of the 1970s and ‘80s, so the film writers of HollywoodChicago.com – Jon Espino, Patrick McDonald and Spike Walters – bring essays in honor of their favorite Roger Moore Bond films.

Roger Moore Strikes a Familiar Pose as James Bond

Photo credit: Eon Productions

The roguish Moore portrayed Britain’s most famous spy with a air of sophistication and humor, eschewing the harder edge that the first Bond, Sean Connery, had established. From the first film, “Live and Let Die” (1972) to 13 years later with “A View to a Kill,” Moore defined Bond for a generation of 1970s and ‘80s filmgoers. Read the full HollywoodChicago.com obituary by clicking here.

Jon Espino,
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