Christopher Lee

Circus Of Fear

September 22, 2003 // 0 Comments

Blue Underground has dug up another great European film, this time the 1966 "Circus Of Fear" that is part of their "Christopher Lee Collection." Since the other films in the collection are Jess Franco films, and Franco’s ineptitude [...]

Horror Of Dracula

October 3, 2002 // 0 Comments

It seems like an eternity has passed since the inception of DVD and since those first days, fans have eagerly been anticipating the release of the 1958 Hammer horror classic, "Horror Of Dracula." The rights for Hammer films are spread across [...]

The Hound Of The Baskervilles

May 7, 2002 // 0 Comments

"The Hound Of The Baskervilles" is without a doubt one of the best and most acclaimed Hammer horror films that was ever created and as such, fans of the film have been eagerly awaiting the DVD release of this 1959 Christopher Lee and Peter [...]

The City Of The Dead

January 23, 2002 // 0 Comments

Quick question, has there ever been a film that was renamed for American distribution in which the new name actually improved upon the original? I didn’t think so. Such is the case with 1960’s "The City of the Dead, " an exquisitely crafted [...]

The Mummy (1959)

October 16, 2001 // 0 Comments

While fans of Hammer films have been well served by Anchor Bay’s many fine releases from the British studio, the big three from Hammer — ’The Horror of Dracula’, ’The Curse of Frankenstein’, and ’The Mummy’ — have been [...]

Gormenghast

August 16, 2001 // 0 Comments

For the last week, I have tried on four separate occasions to sit through "Gormenghast, " the epic four-hour television production produced by the BBC. Life, in various forms, interrupted my attempts. I had requested the title for review, [...]

The Horror Of Hammer

August 7, 2001 // 0 Comments

Just when it appeared Universal Studios had gotten as much mileage as possible out of their classic monsters of the 30s and 40s, along came Hammer Studios of Great Britain to breathe startling new life into our favorite screen creeps, enhanced and updated [...]

The Wicker Man

July 20, 2001 // 0 Comments

"The Wicker Man" is a film of great reputation, although not too many people seem to have seen it. Then again you may have, but chances are that you only saw a skeleton of the real movie, as the original 98-minute gem has been repeatedly [...]

Scars Of Dracula

July 19, 2001 // 0 Comments

’Scars Of Dracula’ is one of the most gruesome Dracula films in the atmospheric horror film series by the Hammer Studios. It is also unconventional in many senses, turning some of the clichés upside down, showing us Dracula stabbing people rather [...]

Mio In The Land Of Faraway

June 25, 2001 // 0 Comments

The mid-1980s saw the arrival of many wonderful fantasy films for children such as ’The Neverending Story, ’ ’The Dark Crystal, ’ and ’The Labyrinth.’ Sadly, this genre never seemed to take hold with critics or audiences and, while the [...]
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