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12 Feb 2012, 12:52am
Home to my favourite ever line of movie dialogue ' We have come to steal the pennies from dead men's eyes.' An oddball vamp. classic.
Related to: Vampire Circus (1972)
12 Feb 2012, 12:44am
Watched this yesterday afternoon. Marvellous. Peter Cushing (someone whom I would have very much like to have met ) brilliant as Holmes, Andre Morel an excellent Watson. Very atmospheric, another reason why the Bray productions were superior to the Elstree years on the whole. They should have have adapted more stories, could have been a successful francise for Hammer.
Related to: The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)
12 Feb 2012, 12:34am
I have a retro-crush on Barbara Shelley. A very understated sexiness about her.
Related to: Barbara Shelley
12 Feb 2012, 12:28am
Almost a dry run for Christopher Lee as part of the later Fu-Manchu series for Harry Alan Towers. This was his first top billing in a Hammer production but he only has 15 mins total screen time ( at the most) and not given enough to do in the role given. Nice to see Roger Delgado though.
Related to: The Terror of the Tongs (1961)
12 Feb 2012, 12:14am
Have not seen this but the sets and in particular the paddle steamer were re-used for 'Terror Of The Tongs' also made in '61.
Related to: Visa to Canton (1961)
12 Feb 2012, 12:03am
This story was also adapted for the BBC anthology series 'Out Of The Unknown'. I have most of these on blurry collectors DVD-R so if they are going to get legit. releases great.
Related to: Stranger In the Family (1968)
11 Feb 2012, 11:56pm
Correct me if I'm wrong but I think Tony Beckley was 'Camp Freddie' in 'The Italian Job'?
Related to: Tony Beckley
11 Feb 2012, 11:50pm
Not, I have to say a high point of the Hammer catalogue. I recently purchased an uncut French DVD of the movie and well.......yawn!! Great as an in-action movie but not a lot else. The Optimum edition runs at 87mins if memory serves. The edtion I have is approx 93 mins. The beast in the hold of the Spanish(?) ship reminds me of the Saarlack from 'Return Of The Jedi' so perhaps Mr. Lucas was paying attention if nobody else.
Related to: The Lost Continent (1967)
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