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Trevor
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« on: October 16, 2012, 07:48:23 AM »

I have only ever seen this Cannon Films classic (if anything made by the company that almost ruined our film industry in the 1980s can be called classic) once and that was at boarding school in 1985. It's since become available on DVD and I should get it soon via www.kalahari.com. I remember it being quite eerie in places and quite cheesy in others, with an absolutely confusing ending but I remember it fondly.

It isn't every film that has Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Vincent Price and John Carradine in it, after all.  TeddyR

Any thoughts on this, peeps? Did I waste SARand250 (about $25) on it or not?
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I used to say I live my life a quarter mile at a time and I think that's why we were brothers- because you did, too. No matter where you are, whether it's a quarter mile away or half way across the world. The most important thing in life will always be the people in this room. Salute mi familia. You'll always be with me... And you'll always be my brother.
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« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2012, 01:47:01 PM »

No. The first and only time those four grand old men of horror: Carradine, Cushing, Lee, and Price--would appear in the same film together. And when Lee dies, the last of the four still alive, a film era will be over.

Also watch for Shelia Keith (After she is found strangled with piano wire, "He [her killer] must have heard her singing.") Richard Todd, and Norman Rossington in smaller roles. We'll forget that Desi Arnaz, jr. is in it.

And the screenplay has a rich history. Based upon the stageplay "Seven Keys to Baldpate" by George M. Cohan (yes, that George M. Cohan,) Which was based on the novel of the same title by Earl Derr Biggers (yes, that Earl Derr Biggers.)

Well worth watching (IMHO.)
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« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2012, 04:13:50 AM »

Also watch for Shelia Keith (After she is found strangled with piano wire, "He [her killer] must have heard her singing.")

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« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2012, 02:44:27 AM »

I should be receiving this today: it's been almost thirty years since I saw it last. Can't wait.

I am planning a review: I just have to finish The Final Sacrifice and Heaven's Gate first.  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2012, 07:25:26 AM »

I am planning a review: I just have to finish The Final Sacrifice and Heaven's Gate first.  Wink

"I just have to finish...Heaven's Gate first"  You can do it, Trev.   Cheers
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« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2012, 07:42:52 AM »

"I just have to finish...Heaven's Gate first"  You can do it, Trev.   Cheers

 TeddyR TeddyR

I saw that film in 1981 and I was wondering what the hell I was watching. I watched the 210 minute DVD I have and my attitude has now changed. The question I ask now is "Why am I watching this?"  Buggedout $100 million and United Artists gone *BANG* and for what?
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« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2012, 06:06:31 AM »

I have it now in my grubby little paws: looks good.  Cheers
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« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2012, 08:09:44 AM »

I just realized why the name Michael Armstrong (the screenwriter) rang a bell and made my tongue go all funny: he directed Mark Of The DevilBuggedout Buggedout
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« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2013, 06:19:39 AM »

Creepy, eerie, funny and now that I've finished watching it, well worth the money spent.  Thumbup
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« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2013, 02:15:38 AM »

Review is up.  Smile
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