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Jan Michael Vincent has answered questions on his downfall, including the tragic story of an infection that forced him to have to his leg amputated and his money woes that have him with $70,000 of unpaid taxes. The National Enquirer did a cover story on the actor and spoke with Jmv and his wife Anna on his condition now. Vincent is now 69 years old, but back in the 1980's he was the highest paid actor on TV for a time, earning $200,000 an episode as helicopter pilot Stringfellow Hawke in the top rated television series Airwolf. The interview reveals how he suffered two serious car wrecks and one of them left him with a permanently raspy voice. Watch the video below. In 2012 when he contracted a leg infection as a result of complications from peripheral artery disease and his leg eventually had to be amputated. An infection in my leg got steadily worse, »
To celebrate the April 14th DVD and Blu-ray release of the classic television series Airwolf: The Complete Collection Seasons 1-3, we've teamed up with the lovely folk at Fabulous Films Ltd and Fremantle Media Enterprises to offer two lucky readers the chance to get their hands on the box-set; read on for a synopsis and details of how to enter...
‘This briefing is from file A56-7W. Classified Top Secret. Subject is Airwolf-a Mach 1 plus attack helicopter with the most advanced weapons system in the air today. It has been hidden somewhere in the western United States by it’s test pilot Stringfellow Hawke (Jan-Michael Vincent). Hawke has promised to return Airwolf only if we can find his brother St John, an Mia in Vietnam. We suspect that Archangel, Deputy Director of the agency, that built Airwolf is secretly helping Hawke in return for Hawke’s flying »
- Gary Collinson
Top 10 Ryan Lambie 4 Mar 2014 - 05:53
Nb: While the below is spoiler-free, do avoid reading further if you’d prefer to see the final film absolutely cold.
Showing off 20 minutes of your forthcoming summer movie before it's even finished could, in theory, be a risky move. Yet Warner Bros and Legendary clearly have confidence in director Gareth Edwards' forthcoming Godzilla, and when we'd finished seeing some snippets of footage from his monster movie reboot, we were also confident that the full film will be worthy of the creature's status as cinema's King of the Monsters.
With our excitement suitably piqued by the footage (and you can read our spoiler-free thoughts on that here), Edwards took to the stage with presenter Edith Bowman to talk about Godzilla in an illuminating Q&A. »
As the cinematic calendar gears up for the (now extended) summer season of Hollywood box office big-hitters, there’s one film on the way which has already caught the collective enthusiasm of genre fans. Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. are bringing a new version of the famed Japanese fable Godzilla to the big screen in May, under the direction of young UK-born talent, Gareth Edwards.
Yesterday we joined a packed and very excited screening room at The Mayfair to view footage from the film, with Edwards himself in attendance. This is the first Hollywood feature for the director, following his hugely-praised sci-fi/social commentary infused 2010 debut, Monsters. Packing the kind of budget which would have paid for that prior production several thousand times over,
Godzilla is a huge leap for Edwards, although judging by his fun and good-natured demeanour, it’s clear he wasn’t overly fazed by the experience. »
- Adam Lowes
Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla has been dangled and teased before us for a couple of years now. At Comic-Con 2012, Edwards presented a mood piece featuring some CGI-heavy footage, mainly featuring the battered remains of a nameless city with massive holes in buildings, debris everywhere, and a shadow of a seemingly dark creature behind a clouded misty haze. The footage was not screened anywhere else, but had the crowds in that exhibition hall, on that particular hot summer’s day in southern California, literally jumping for joy with the expectation of something magnificent. Then, a year later in the very same hall, to probably, the very same audience at the same event in San Diego, we caught glimpse of a lot more; Edwards a little more comforatble, and now smiling and teasing us again with actually footage from a film that was nearing wrap on a lengthy shooting schedule. It was coming together, »
- Paul Heath
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