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Current Talk '16 II / Re: YEE HAW!!!
« on: August 16, 2016, 11:30:43 AM »
Those early shows are so fab.  So nuanced and rich in character writing.

I particularly love any scene involving Liz and Miss Winters.

G.

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Current Talk '16 II / The Chained Coffin
« on: August 16, 2016, 03:12:49 AM »
Fans,

a month or two ago, I revisited Roger Corman's exquisitely mounted film of THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM starring the Immortal Vincent Price, and I noticed a number of plot devices and images that seemed to have been re-staged in DS.

Just a little while ago, a friend of mine posted this trailer for HOUSE OF USHER (1960) on a film page we're both on:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QslKMIOeME8

I'd forgotten about that gruesome image of a bloodied hand groping its way out of a chained coffin.  Interesting to speculate that that might have inspired Malcolm Marmorstein, if he was the one who came up with the idea of the vampire being released from such a coffin.

G.

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True about Laura's fate.  However, some element of a frame-up would help explain her derisive, hysterical laughter at Angelique's funeral--a wonderful moment...

G.

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Beautiful shot of Diana there.  It's intriguing to imagine a version of the story where Laura framed Angelique for witchcraft to get her revenge on both her rival and Charles.  But if you accept that, it doesn't really explain certain things that happen in the 1971 narrative that imply that sorcery is at work.

Unless LAURA was the Witch...

G.

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Current Talk '16 II / Re: Main Page Pic
« on: August 15, 2016, 12:46:55 AM »
It's an excellent feature MB, and I am enjoying the insights you are bringing to light with it!

G.

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Current Talk '16 II / Re: Main Page Pic
« on: August 14, 2016, 06:50:07 PM »
Hi Patti,

The photos are shots from a sequence in NIGHT OF DARK SHADOWS (the second DS film which came out, I think, in the Summer of 71--45 years ago!).  They relate to a special feature on the film MB has been doing this year.

cheers, G.

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The dialogue in the scene at hand now is interesting because, to me at least, it strongly implies that Angelique Collins (in NoDS) really was a Witch.  I've seen stuff written about the movie that describes the story as being about "the ghost of a wronged woman unjustly accused of Witchcraft" and I don't think that's the story the movie actually tells.

It also implies that there's an element of sorcery involved in the hauntings, which is certainly borne out in how certain sequences are shot.

G.

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Current Talk '16 II / Re: The Original Series
« on: August 12, 2016, 01:38:37 PM »
I remember the first 8 or 9 videotapes in the original MPI VHS releases being edited.  The only Jason material was stuff involving Barnabas.

When the "Collector's Series" (which you own) came out, they continued the VHS version into the early Barnabas shows for the benefit of those who had bought the previous videos with the edits (which in some cases were really quite substantial--I think entire episodes were missing).

I can't recall now how this was handled with the DVDs.  I tried doing a google but the info I was looking for wasn't showing up. 

G.

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Current Talk '16 II / Re: The Original Series
« on: August 12, 2016, 03:36:41 AM »
They released everything from the "Introduction of Barnabas" onwards in consecutive order. 

Then they went back and released "Dark Shadows:  The Collectors series," which was everything from episode 1 to some point during the early Barnabas storyline.

Originally on the VHS tapes, they had edited the early Barnabas episodes and a lot of the Jason material had been excised.  I don't remember them doing that when they put out the DVDs but maybe they did.  I do know that one episode from the Aged Barnabas segment had to be reissued at one point because originally it was only available in an incomplete form.

After all the DVDs had been out for maybe 3 or 4 years, I started buying them on Amazon vendor.  I think I also found a few for stores.  Gradually over maybe 18 months or so, I collected them all.

Because of this, I really have no interest in the coffin set.  Glad you were able to have one though since you didn't own any of the discs.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '16 II / Re: Happy Birthday, Midnite!!!!
« on: August 10, 2016, 02:54:44 PM »
Happy Birthday Midnite!  (I'm always tempted to write that the Eeyore way which was something like Hippy Bethuthdy!)

hugs, GothEEEEEK

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Revisiting Luciaphil.  Because words of beauty are a joy forever.

Wherever you are, Mistress of Prose and Wit, my hat is off to you.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '16 II / OT: Ashes of Doom (1970)
« on: August 09, 2016, 02:24:31 PM »
A friend of mine sent me this link.  It's a short (under 2 minute) Canadian Film Board Public Service Announcement from 1970.  Fans of DS, Night Gallery, and Hammer Horror films may enjoy it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dx7JBDAEQZo

G.

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Current Talk '16 II / Re: Hulu Ends Its Free Streaming Service
« on: August 08, 2016, 10:11:38 PM »
"...the free service became very limited and no longer aligned with the Hulu experience or content strategy.

I know that's supposed to mean something other than "we got tired of giving away for free what we realized we could make people shell out 12 bucks a month for."  Right?

cheers, G.

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Current Talk '16 II / Re: YEE HAW!!!
« on: August 07, 2016, 02:09:59 PM »
I think you had a lucky escape.  Apart from the fact that the goods are bootlegs, according to some of the reports, there are usually a few defective discs (which might skip or refuse to play properly).  That can be really frustrating when you're looking forward to a specific episode and it turns out you don't really have what you thought you had.

The cheapest I've ever heard anyone getting a for-real coffin set for is around $190 I think.  They're currently selling for around $399 on Amazon.

Good luck!

G.

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Current Talk '16 II / Re: Who 'Owns' DS?
« on: August 06, 2016, 10:27:42 PM »
Don't Disney or Warners pretty much own everything at this point? 

G.

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