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Fredlocks

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04 Nov 2010, 6:01pm

I saw this on Sky a few years ago. It seemed to combine sci-fi and western elements. That's the kindest thing I can say about it. It's certainly a curio that has to be seen to be believed.

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Fredlocks

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04 Nov 2010, 6:00pm

Whatever happened to Judy Geeson? She was a permanent TV/film fixture of my 70s childhood.

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Stuart

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04 Nov 2010, 12:30pm

Surely there is no reason Christopher Lee couldn't reprise the role of the Duc? I'm sure I've read an article recently where Christopher Lee stated he would play the role again...

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Duc de Richleau

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04 Nov 2010, 10:35am

This is probably one of the best horror films ever made. It retains the ability to frighten all these years later. I think it is the poise and gravitas the Christopher Lee brings to the character of de Richleau, but consider too the other actors around him. Charles Gray, the divine Nike Arrighi, Leon Greene (given that extra quality by Patrick Allen) and so many more. This is reportedly Christopher Lee's favourite Hammer film and there is no argument from me. There were many more Wheatley books with de Richleau and Rex; it is a pity more films weren't made. Maybe we could see them coming through now - it would make a revelatory TV series... I'm not a big fan of remakes but, who could play the Duc?

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Geoff Paddock

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04 Nov 2010, 9:09am

The Woman in Black is a very safe story to film . The stage show has run successfully for years in London, it was filmed for TV in the eighties and even then managed to be quite chilling . Well done to the re-formed Hammer and best of luck with the franchise. I have always said Peter Cushing was one person I would really have liked to meet - a really great guy.

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mikefromga

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02 Nov 2010, 1:47pm

I was quite surprised to read that the voices of both Mary and Madeleine Collinson were actually dubbed in the film. A pity, as it would have been nice to hear their real voices.

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mikefromga

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02 Nov 2010, 1:42pm

This film is greatly underrated and I personally feel is one of Hammer's very best. The period atmosphere is excellent. The cast is also superb and the photography is excellent.

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Greensmith

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01 Nov 2010, 1:57pm

Great film! But when is it going to be released on DVD again in the United States?

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Gypsy

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31 Oct 2010, 11:48pm

This looks good, regardless of who might be in it. It sounds like a good strategy to look into monsters and vampires of cultures Americans and British audiences aren't familiar with. Still can make a good story, but people won't figure they already know all about it.

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karloff1931

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30 Oct 2010, 1:41am

i find it quite absurd that peter cushing isn't listed first in the cast as he is clearly the central character throughout the entire film. the only reason that forrest tucker receives top billing, is to please the americans. even so, this is one of hammer's best offerings and is made even more effective in that the viewer doesn't see much of the yeti characters. i sometimes prefer the power of suggestion as it can provide more tense and suspenseful viewing.

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