Night of the Demon (Rendez-vous avec la peur)

Night of the Demon (Rendez-vous avec la peur)
This French disc release of the Jacques Tourneur classic gets everything right — including both versions in picture perfect transfers. Devil debunker Dana Andrews locks horns with Niall MacGinnis, a necromancer “who has decoded the Old Book” and can summon a fire & brimstone monster from Hell, no election fraud necessary. Even fans that hate ghost stories love this one — it’s a truly creepy, intelligent highlight of the horror genre.

Night of the Demon

Region A + B Blu-ray + Pal DVD

Wild Side (Fr)

1957 / B&W / 1:66 widescreen / 95 & 82 min. / Street Date November 27, 2013 / Curse of the Demon, Rendez-vous avec la peur / Available from Amazon UK or Foreign Exchange Blu-ray

Starring: Dana Andrews, Peggy Cummins, Niall MacGinnis, Maurice Denham,

Athene Seyler

Cinematography: Ted Scaife

Production Designer: Ken Adam

Special Effects: George Blackwell, S.D. Onions, Wally Veevers

Film Editor Michael Gordon

Original Music: Clifton Parker

Written by Charles Bennett and Hal E. Chester

from the
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David Nicholas Wilkinson’s ‘The First Film’ Documentary Gets September Release

Guerilla Films has set a Sept. 12 North American release date for David Nicholas Wilkinson’s documentary “The First Film” across all major platforms, Variety has learned exclusively.

The movie argues that Louis Le Prince was the first person to serve as a cameraman, director, and producer of a motion picture, and that the first capture of moving images was produced in October of 1888 in Leeds, England, and shot on cameras patented in both America and the U.K.

However, in 1890, just days before he was due to sail to New York, Le Prince stepped onto the Dijon-to-Paris train and was never seen again. Because no body was ever found, no one could legally fight for the Le Prince claim that he invented a camera that recorded the very first moving image. As a result, Thomas Edison and the Lumiére Brothers were able to claim subsequently that they had been the first people to pioneer film.
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Movie Review – The First Film (2015)

The First Film, 2015.

Written, directed and presented by David Nicholas Wilkinson.

Featuring Tom Courtenay, Michael Harvey, Mark Rance, Stephen Herbert, Daniel Martin, Tony Earnshaw, Adrian Wootton, Tony North, Jacques Pfend and Joe Eszterhas.

Synopsis :

Leeds born filmmaker David Nicholas Wilkinson’s thirty-three year quest to prove that the world’s film industry started in Leeds, Yorkshire, England in 1888.

Where was the first film made? Paris, New York, London? Nope, Leeds.

Filmmaker David Nicholas Wilkinson sets out to prove this surprising conclusion in this captivating new documentary.

In the late 19th century, there was a world technology race to develop the first movie camera capable of producing moving images. While Thomas Edison was buying up patents in New York and the Lumiéres were planning the future of cinema in Paris, the Leeds based French inventor and filmmaker Louis Le Prince was slightly ahead of the game.

Indeed, in October 1888, Le
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Roll Up! Roll Up! For The Vampire Circus! Fantastiq Film Festival, UK August 9-11

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The team behind the now defunct Fantastic Films Weekend (Ffw) has reformed and regrouped as Fantastiq and will present the first edition from August 9-11 at Derby Quad in the UK.

Cinema Retro will be present in the form of Hammer’s quirky horror tale Vampire Circus, which we are sponsoring. The film’s director Robert Young will be present to talk about the 1973 film, one of the run of off-kilter shockers that Hammer produced in the Seventies.

Director Robert Young

The director of Fantastiq is Tony Earnshaw, formerly Head of Film Programming at the National Media Museum in Bradford where he launched the Ffw in 2002. He said: “I’m genuinely delighted to be able to resurrect my pet project, albeit under a new name. And I’m thrilled to welcome Cinema Retro on board as a key supporter along with We Belong Dead magazine and publisher Spectral Press, which
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Vote for Cinelinx's Vic Medina to win a Rondo Award!

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Submit your vote for Reviewer of the Year!

Every year, the Classic Horror Film Board recognizes the best in the horror/sci-fi/fantasy realm with the Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards. Fans of the genre can vote for their favorites in over thirty categories, and this year, Cinelinx would like to ask you to vote for one of our own, staff writer Victor Medina, as Reviewer of the Year (Category 29)! We've even included the ballot below so you can vote!

Votes must be submitted by copying and pasting the ballot into your personal email, making your choices, including your name, and sending it in. Votes for Reviewer of the Year are write-in only, so you must be sure to include Vic's name yourself under Category 29 when you vote. Pre-filled ballots are not allowed, so we can't do it for you! Remember, you must write in "Victor Medina," yourself.
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Widescreen Weekend Memories, Bradford, England (2011)

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As your dedicated publishers prepare to embark on our journey to the 2012 Widescreen Weekend at the National Media Museum in Bradford, England, we've finally got around to looking at photos from last year's festival. (Expediency is not one of our top qualities.) Here are some photos we snapped during the course of watching back-to-back widescreen epics from morning till late at night. 

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2011:  Cinema Retro's Dave Worrall and Lee Pfeiffer take a quick smoking break during the endurance-testing morning-till-late evening epic movie marathons. Worrall is wearing the one of-a-kind Cinema Retro Where Eagles Dare commemorative shirt. We should have had hundreds made- everyone wanted to buy one!

2011: The audience was treated to a rare original trailer for The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm in 3 panel Cinerama. This year, Cinema Retro is co-sponsoring a screening of the full film.

2011: The ice
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Diabolique Magazine with Vincentennial Coverage Hits the Stands

Issue #6 of the horror movie magazine Diabolique hits the stands this week and We Are Movie Geeks got a sneak preview. This issue is 90% dedicated to St. Louis. own Vincent Price and they sent a reporter to our town in May to cover the Vincentennial, the Vincent Price 100th Birthday Celebration held here in the actor’s hometown. The 64-page, full color, slick mag has a nice photo of the fabulous Hi-Point Theater here as well as a shot of Roger Corman speaking at the Hi-Pointe. There are shots of the Vincentennial, the Legacy of Vincent Price exhibit that was at the Sheldon Art Galleries here including pics of items from the collections of Vincentennial participants Rick Squires, Robert Taylor, and Sara Waugh as well as a great shot of the life size Vincent Price figures at the exhibit that were sculpted and loaned by Cortland Hull. There are quotes
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Bradford Film Festival announces line-up – including new horror strand!

At a press conference at the National Media Museum yesterday, Artistic Director Tony Earnshaw announced the full programme details for the 17th Bradford International Film Festival (Biff). This year the Festival, which runs from 16th – 2th7 March will open with Woody Allen’s You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger starring Anthony Hopkins, Naomi Watts, Antonio Banderas, Josh Brolin, Gemma Jones, Lucy Punch, Freida Pinto, Pauline Collins, Ewen Bremner and Anna Friel.

The Closing Night Gala will be the UK Premiere of Oren Moverman’s The Messenger starring Ben Foster, Woody Harrelson, Samantha Morton and Steve Buscemi. The Festival will showcase more than 100 features from countries all over the world including France, Romania, Australia, USA, Argentina, Portugal and Japan.

A selection of horror films will be featured in the new strand introduced this year titled Bradford After Dark, an all-day mini “fest within a fest” that focuses on some of
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Terry Gilliam Honoured at 17th Annual Bradford International Film Festival

Director Terry Gilliam will receive the Fellowship Award at this year’s 17th Bradford International Film Festival, it was revealed earlier today.

Artistic Director, Tony Earnshaw announced the news of Gilliam’s accolade, which honours a practitioner who has made significant contributions to several areas of filmmaking.

In response to the honorary award, Gilliam said: "To be honoured by such an important festival pre-posthumously will force my family to treat me with some respect while I'm still alive. I will always be grateful for that."

Festival goers will be given the opportunity to enjoy screenings, including; Jabberwocky, Time Bandits, Brazil, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Twelve Monkeys, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. And Gilliam’s latest short film, The Wholly Family, is also showing.

Actress Claire Bloom is set to receive this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award, while the festival will also pay tribute to German rising star,
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News: Woody Allen's latest to open 2011 Bradford International Film Festival

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It was today announced that Woody Allen’s new film You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2011) will open the Bradford International Film Festival on 16th March 2011. This year’s festival will run 16th – 27th March.

Allen has attracted stellar British talent for his new feature including Anthony Hopkins, Gemma Jones, Pauline Collins, Ewen Bremner and Anna Friel. Antonio Banderas, Naomi Watts, Lucy Punch, Josh Brolin and Freida Pinto round out the ensemble cast.

The film tells the story of a pair of married couples. Alfie and Helena (Hopkins and Jones), and their daughter Sally and husband Roy (Watts and Brolin) – discover that their passions, ambitions, and anxieties drive them out of their minds. After Alfie leaves Helena to pursue a free-spirited call girl, she surrenders herself to the advice of a charlatan fortune teller. Unhappy in her marriage, Sally develops a crush on her handsome boss, Greg (Banderas), while Roy,
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John Hurt receives lifetime achievement award at Biff

John Hurt receives lifetime achievement award at Biff
London, March 21 – Actor John Hurt has been honored with lifetime achievement award at the Bradford International Film Festival (Biff).

The festival’s artistic director Tony Earnshaw presented the award.

John Hurt has been leading man, supporting player and scene-stealer,” the BBC News quoted Earnshow as saying.e added: “Always he has breathed vivid life into believable, plausible and credible characters, often against a backdrop of fancy, whimsy or plain bafflement.

“He appears in the final films in the Harry Potter franchise, thus enchanting an entirely new generation of admirers. It’s what going to the cinema is all about.”

Meanwhile, Hurt maintained that.
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John Hurt wins lifetime achievement gong

John Hurt wins lifetime achievement gong
John Hurt's work on the big screen is to be honoured this month at the Bradford International Film Festival. The actor, 70, has been chosen for a 'Lifetime Achievement' award for a career in the industry which has spanned more than six decades. The Festival's artistic director Tony Earnshaw told the BBC that Hurt personifies the magic of movies. He said: "John Hurt has been leading man, supporting (more)
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2010 Bradford International Film Festival: Packed With Underground Greatness

The 16th annual Bradford International Film Festival, which will run March 18-28, is a total celebration of all forms of cinema, from classic films to modern world cinema to a tribute to Cinerama and more. But, most excitingly, is a bombastic collection of some of the best, most exciting underground films being made today.

From Bad Lit’s perspective, the most thrilling screening of the entire 10-day affair is the new film by British filmmaker Peter Whitehead, Terrorism Considered as One of the Fine Arts. In the U.S., Whitehead is a “lost” filmmaker from the underground’s heyday in the ’60s, being left out of most histories of the underground movement. Whitehead directed several influential films, including Wholly Communion and The Fall, before dropping out of filmmaking in the mid-’70s.

Film historian Jack Sargeant wrote extensively about and interviewed Whitehead for his wonderful book on Beat cinema, Naked Lens.
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Movie Alert! The British Are Coming! UK Cinematic Gems On TCM Friday December 4

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TCM's showing of The Wicker Man starring Edward Woodward and Christopher Lee gives us another gratuitous excuse to run this photo of their co-star Britt Ekland, whose erotic sequence in the film is a wonder to behold.

On Friday December 4th, Turner Classic Movies will be showing several worthwhile British films beginning with Kes at 1:00 Pm (Est). Throughout the day and evening, such other gems as Billy Liar, 84 Charing Cross Road and the superb cult film The Wicker Man will be shown. (For Tony Earnshaw's article on the making of Billy Liar see Cinema Retro issue #15) Check your local listings for times. 
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Cinema Retro #15 Now Shipping Worldwide!

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Issue #15 of Cinema Retro has just been mailed to all subscribers in North America and territories outside of Europe. As a reminder, this is the last issue of season 5. Subscribers will find a renewal form inside this issue, but you don't need to wait. You can re-subscribe for next season at any time. If you haven't subscribed yet, this is a great chance to enjoy all three issues of the current season - #13, #14 and #15. You will receive them all in one package along with a renewal form should you wish to continue subscribing for next season. 

Here are the highlights of issue #15 :

Lee Marvin Tribute Issue Featuring Rare Unpublished 1974 Interview In Which Marvin Discusses His Key Films; Plus Steve Mori's On-location Report From The Set Of "The Klansman" Starring Marvin, Richard Burton, O.J. Simpson And Luciana Paluzzi - Featuring Unpublished Behind The Scenes Set Photos Taken By Steve.We
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Bradford International Film Festival Diary Day 4: "Becket" And "Khartoum"

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Lee Pfeiffer reports on Cinema Retro's fourth and final day at the festival.

Although the film festival was to conclude the following day with widescreen showings of The Electric Horseman and Year of the Dragon, this would be the last day Dave Worrall and I could attend. As such, we had to devote a good deal of time to business meetings and schmoozing with friends and colleagues. However, in the morning we attended Cineramacana, a fun potpourri of weird short films, odd reels and (inexplicably) a trailer for Yentl which only serves to remind us that middle-aged Barbra Streisand posing as a teenage boy was the least convincing casting since Duke Wayne played Ghengis Khan in The Conqueror. Oy vey! Couldn't someone have stopped this ludicrous vanity piece from going into production? This segment of the festival also presented a lovely nature film sans narration that was produced on a budget of fifty pounds!
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Bradford International Film Festival Diary Day 2: "This Is Cinerama", "The Taming Of The Shrew" And "Where Eagles Dare"

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Cinema Retro publishers Lee Pfeiffer and Dave Worrall attended the Bradford International Film Festival in Bradford, England last week. Here is Lee Pfeiffer's second report:

They don't make movies like Where Eagles Dare any more - in fact, they don't make movie Posters like the one for this film.On our first full day of the Bradford International Film Festival, we learned there aren't many slouchers when it comes to maximizing the screenings of classic movies. The first screening was at 10:00 Am - and we had been up half the night socializing with other attendees at the pub of the Midland Hotel. Still, even the temptation of crawling back under the covers could not override the opportunity to see This is Cinerama presented on the big screen in its original three panel format. I had only seen one film in true Cinerama since I originally viewed How the
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Bradford International Film Festival Diary Day 1: Michael G. Wilson Gives A Master Class On James Bond Movies

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Cinema Retro publishers Lee Pfeiffer and Dave Worrall attended the Bradford International Film Festival in Bradford, England last week. Here is Lee Pfeiffer's first report:

For many years, we had heard about the exciting events that take place at the annual Bradford International Film Festival. The festival is held at the National Media Museum, which is a state-of-the-art showcase for the history of British film, TV, photography and new media. Over the last fifteen years, the festival has hosted world premieres, classic film screenings and internationally acclaimed interview sessions with actors and filmmakers. Although the festival has proven to be a popular attraction, Bradford's distance from London (several hours north) has kept many movie fans from attending. As most of our dealings are generally in London, we fall into that category ourselves.However, we learned that passing up on this festival is a major faux pas on behalf of any serious movie lover.
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Cinema Retro Current Issue: #15 (August 2009)- Subscribe Today!

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Now Shipping In UK And Europe. Will Ship Soon Everywhere Else! Highlights Include:

Lee Marvin Tribute Issue Featuring Rare Unpublished 1974 Interview In Which Marvin Discusses His Key Films; Plus Steve Mori's On-location Report From The Set Of "The Klansman" Starring Marvin, Richard Burton, O.J. Simpson And Luciana Paluzzi - Featuring Unpublished Behind The Scenes Set Photos Taken By Steve.We Also Feature Steve Saragossi's Tribute To Marvin's Bizarre Crime Classic "Prime Cut"Sir Christopher Lee Recalls The Making Of The Fu Manchu Movies In An Exclusive Interview With John Exshawbruce R. Marshall Interviews Screenwriter Richard Tuggle About The Making Of The Clint Eastwood Crime Classic "Escape From Alcatraz"James Caan'S Exclusive Interview With Steve Saragossi Continues With His Memories Of Making "The Godfather" And The Sci-fi Classic "Rollerball"Sexy Screen Siren Shirley Anne Field Talks To Mark Mawston About Her Remarkable Career And Working With Steve McQueengareth Owen Takes
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The Cinema Retro Team

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Our 'Wild Bunch'...

Christopher Lee, Richard Kiel, Raymond Benson, Caroline Munro, Lee Pfeiffer, Jon Heitland, Dave Worrall, Gareth Owen, Tom Lisanti, David Savage, Matthew Field, Tim Greaves, Jaz Wiseman, Mark Cerulli, Robert Fairclough, Michael Siegel, Darren Allison, Gary Giblin, Martin Gainsford, Roger Nash, Laurent Perriot, Peter S. Haigh, Robert Sellers, Stephen J. Spignesi, Michael Lewis, Bill Duelly, Jerome Wybon, Tony Earnshaw, Michael Dainard, Dean Brierly, Christian H.Thompson, Vic Armstrong, Madeline Smith, Steve Saragossi

Tom Lisanti

Tom Lisanti is the author of five books on Sixties Cinema. His latest two releases are Glamour Girls in Sixties Hollywood and Hollywood Surf and Beach Movies: The First Wave, 1959-1969. Among his interviewees are such Sixties cult movie actors as Carol Lynley, Pamela Tiffin, Aron Kincaid, Francine York, Jody McCrea, Lana Wood, Diane McBain, Chris Noel and Peter Brown. Tom credits his fascination with film to frequent family outings to the
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