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23 Oct 2010, 1:12am
All due respect to James Whale, but this is the best Frankenstein film ever made.
As has already been stated, it is totally solid in every way.
Related to: The Curse Of Frankenstein (1957)
22 Oct 2010, 11:39pm
this is rather ineptly done. the mummy character doesn't appear until about halfway through the film and the dialogue is strictly routine. hammer made far better films than this.
Related to: The Curse Of The Mummy's Tomb (1964)
22 Oct 2010, 10:51pm
as a version of the "hound of the baskervilles" story and also as a hammer film, i look upon this production as a masterpiece. the lack of success at the box office shall always remain a mystery to me. this has it all: some fine acting, especially from peter cushing, top notch direction from terence fisher, one or two brilliant film sets and a very good narrative. it is interesting to note that for the first time since the hammer horror franchise began, christopher lee is appearing as himself more or less: no makeup, no vampire fangs or being swathed in bandages etc. as sir henry baskerville, he does quite well. andre morell is a good dr. watson and miles malleson has an amusing scene or two but the film belongs to peter cushing, his interpretation as the baker street detective is an outstanding one.
i love the climax to the film and also the build-up to it.
Related to: The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)
22 Oct 2010, 6:45pm
Good but i found that Matt Reeves didn't meditate too much to realize this movie because he copies very much (actions, decorations, lyrics...) on the movie "Let the right one in" by Tomas Alfredson. Although, there is only two years between this movie and the new version ! I know "Let me in" is a simple remake but the oldest version was ditributed there is only 2 years ago !!
The movie cost $175 milions (it's more expansive than the first film) and the shooting lasted only one month in Los Alamos in New Mexico. The scenario was largely made : they copy on the swedish version.
It misses originality... it is just a copy ! Thomas TRIBUTSCH -- http://totodunet.chez.com/
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Related to: Let Me In (2010)
22 Oct 2010, 3:24pm
this film was made back-to-back with "the plague of the zombies" with most of the same sets and some of the same cast. "the reptile" is the inferior of the two, with not much action and a drawn out plot. the title character is hardly seen which is also a letdown. there are one or two performances, especially from michael ripper as he has much more screen time in this production. the direction is pretty good as well.
Related to: The Reptile (1966)
22 Oct 2010, 1:33am
tHIS WORLD WAR 291941-45),, IS hAMMER FILM CLASSIC WAR FILM TO ADD TO YOUR FILM COLLECTIPN!
Related to: Yesterday's Enemy (1959)
21 Oct 2010, 11:19pm
this war film is not as effective as hammer's production of "blood on camp island." the main problem with "yesterday's enemy" is that it is simply too grim a film to find enjoyable. the acting, the script and direction are all fine, with stanley baker, guy rolfe, leo mckern and philip ahn standing out in particular. the plot is rather sketchy and therefore, difficult to follow at times.
21 Oct 2010, 8:40pm
quite an effective swashbuckler from hammer, "the devil ship pirates" has a fair measure of action, it's reasonably well-paced and of course you get a few familar faces amongst the cast: christopher lee, michael ripper, andrew keir etc etc. i like the climax, it is well staged and exciting.
Related to: The Devil-Ship Pirates (1964)
21 Oct 2010, 2:27am
a rather confusing and non-productive film, i still find things to like about "fear in the night." i like the low key approach with only four actors who play the main characters. there are moments of interest but the ending is disappointing and rather silly.
Related to: Fear In The Night (1972)
21 Oct 2010, 12:51am
this really is scrapping the bottom of the barrel: no wonder christopher lee was fed up with doing these dracula films, his character was always being written into the plot as an afterthought rather than the plot revolving around him. "scars of dracula" is no exception as this is the worst hammer dracula film by far. there's no interest shown the in script, plot or acting at all. this flopped quite badly in america which is hardly a surprise.
Related to: Scars Of Dracula (1970)
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