Berlinale 2018: ‘Crucible of the Vampire’ Review

Stars: Katie Goldfinch, Florence Cady, Neil Morrissey, Charles O’Neill, Brian Croucher, Aaron Jeffcoate, Larry Rew, Babette Barat, Lisa Martin, John Stirling, Angela Carter, Phil Hemming | Written by Darren Lake, Iain Ross-McNamee, John Wolskel | Directed by Iain Ross-McNamee

“British horror”, as a genre, has never really gone away but in recent years it seems that this small corner of our cinematic shores has found itself once again. Shying away from the Carry On-esque mixture of dick and fart gags and horror that once marked out British-made fare, filmmakers have instead returned to the genres more gothic roots, taking inspiration from the likes of Hammer and Tigon – yet stil bringing modern sensibilites and concerns to the fore. It’s that mixture that has borne out some great films over the past few years: The Sleeping Room, The Forgotten, Darkness Wakes, Ghost Ship, Ghosts of Darkness… And you can now add Crucible
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Blake’s 7 – Cold Fury Review

Villordsutch reviews Big Finish Audio Productions’ Blake’s 7 – Cold Fury…

Written by Mark Wright and Cavan Scott.

Directed by Ken Bentley.

Starring Gareth Thomas (Roj Blake), Paul Darrow (Kerr Avon), Michael Keating (Vila Restal),Jan Chappell (Cally), Sally Knyvette (Jenna Stannis), Brian Croucher (Travis), Alistair Lock (Zen/Orac), Hugh Fraser (The President) and Caroline Langrishe (Dr Tirus).

Well this is an incredibly sneaky episode. Sneaky in the way that you’re expecting a very basic episode in which the crew of the Liberator have to rescue Vila, but what unravels instead isn’t a very basic episode; you’d almost believe some sort of compression software was used to get this rather epic story squashed down into a mere 59 minutes.

You’ll recall in my last Blake’s 7 review Mirrors which although I enjoyed, had a story that was broken into two, with the Ladies on one side slowing it
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Blake’s 7 – Mirrors Review

Villordsutch reviews Big Finish Audio Productions’ Blakes 7 – Mirror…

Written by Peter Anghelides

Directed by Ken Bentley

Sound Design by Alistair Lock

Starring Gareth Thomas (Roj Blake), Paul Darrow (Kerr Avon), Michael Keating (Vila Restal),Jan Chappell (Cally), Sally Knyvette (Jenna Stannis), Brian Croucher (Travis),Alistair Lock (Zen/Orac), Bethan Walker (Locklan), Hugh Fraser (The President)

Following on from last month’s episode Drones, we come close to the end of the trail of breadcrumbs left with intent by an unknown player which the crew of the Liberator know is surely a trap. With Orac becoming more and more worried that somewhere out there is a computer that is somewhat better than him - a computer named “FedOrac” – the crew split with the female members going to Planet Vere and the chaps going to Stellidar Four to solve the mystery behind the new computer on the block. However Travis, the
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News: Daleks Meet Their Match

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480,000 matchsticks that is - all lovingly and precisely stuck together and in many cases sanded down to build a quite remarkable version of a Dalek. Pictured here in the Telegraph, Brian Croucher of Bognor Regis built his home built matchstick Dalek - all 5' 3" of it - for 2 hours every day over two years. "I spent an hour or maybe two on it at a day because I have a bad back and it is difficult sitting still for such a long time," said Mr Croucher, a retired...
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dream cast: hypothetical new ‘Blake’s 7’ series

It’s still Thursday for another couple of hours where I am, so it’s time to remake an 80s classic TV show or movie with an all-new cast. This week: Blake’s 7, the 1978-1981 BBC science fiction show. A revival has been rumored for years, but as right now, there’s nothing definite in the pipeline. (Don’t miss the BBC’s cult-tv subsite devoted to the show.) The original cast included: Roj Blake: Gareth Thomas Kerr Avon: Paul Darrow Jenna Stannis: Sally Knyvette Vila Restal: Michael Keating Cally: Jan Chappell Olag Ga: David Jackson Del Tarrant: Steven Pacey Dayna Mellanby: Josette Simon Soolin: Glynis Barber Orac: Peter Tuddenham Servalan: Jacqueline Pearce Space Commander Travis: Brian Croucher/Stephen Greif My dream cast for an update: Roj Blake: Paul McGann Kerr Avon: Christopher Eccleston Jenna Stannis: Kate Winslet Vila Restal: John Simm Cally: Cate Blanchett Olag Gan: Philip Glenister
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