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Hee hee!  MB proves again what discerning taste he has.  Thanks Kosmo for the clip URL.

I heard that a segment was run on Science Fiction in this series and it focused almost exclusively on Star Trek, totally ignoring 1950s sci-fi programming, The Outer Limits, etc.  What is it with Americans and wilful amnesia of our own history?

G.

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Current Talk '11 I / Re: The Robservations Slideshow
« on: February 05, 2011, 06:15:10 AM »
Yay!  One of my favorite shots popped up on page 1 of the Robservations page today; Maggie giving Mrs J the "talk to the hand" gesture as reliable old Sarah was ranting away about "those children!"  Just a fab scene.

Maggie is totally glamour queen of Collinwood in this episode, swanning about in different outfits.  It seems as if Maggie inherited some of Mrs Stoddard's clothing budget, for a few days at any rate.

On page 2, I also love the scene where Stokes informs Barnabas that they need to hold a seance to contact the spirit of Madam Finlay.  THIS is Classic DS!  It's totally wild when poor Mrs J becomes possessed by the spirit of the dead medium.  Great shot of Clarice from that scene.

Thanks again,

G.

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Are they now saying Eva Green will portray Angelique in the new film?  Interesting.  She's playing another great Witch of legendry and lore, Morgana/Morgan le Fay, in the new Camelot series that's previewing on Starz at the end of this month.

There are trailers on Youtube--Green looks as if she really knows her craft and really knows how to bite into a role...

G.

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Current Talk '11 I / Re: List: Top 10 Horror Movies that need a DVD release
« on: February 03, 2011, 03:55:43 AM »
Those are great suggestions, Prof Stokes.  There are a number of 1970s TV movies I would like to see get a proper DVD release.  One that's really crying out for restoration is The Dark Secret of Harvest Home, but there are many others out there...

G.

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Current Talk '11 I / Re: Dark Shadows First Collection Updated to DVD
« on: February 02, 2011, 05:05:00 AM »
Odd.  I have to presume that this blog, like another one to which someone posted a link recently, is written by someone whose first language is not English.  Are there a lot of these floating around out there?

Interesting to see that DS would even be considered as a topic for such a blog.  Perhaps there's even more of a buzz at work with press reports on the Depp project than I had surmised.

G.

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Current Talk '11 I / Re: List: Top 10 Horror Movies that need a DVD release
« on: February 01, 2011, 06:25:22 AM »
Somebody should let the guy know that you can watch the Rosemary's Baby sequel for free on Youtube now--at least, I watched there a couple of months ago.  Even though it had been described in a number of online reviews as unwatchably bad, I found it to be good campy Seventies fun.  And you get Tina Louise as the Madam of an upscale Bordello, earnestly chewing the scenery for all it's worth.  The funniest part involves this actress named Donna Mills (I hope I am remembering that correctly) who I think became an icon on Seventies and Eighties trash television.  Ray Milland and Ruth Gordon wound up doing parodies of the roles played by Gordon and Stanley Blackmer in the original film.

There are some truly classic horror films that desperately DO need to be released in restored versions on DVD--front and center in my book, apart from the two DS features, is Blood and Roses, the Roger Vadim film from 1960.

Schlock like the Bates Motel thing--does anyone really care??

G.

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Current Talk '11 I / Re: Laura The Phoenix --Your Thoughts?
« on: January 30, 2011, 04:37:39 AM »
I just loved Laura's showdowns with Liz.  The two were so well matched.  There was a regal, icy attention to etiquette between the two, and yet you could feel the rage and resentment boiling underneath.  Fantastic work from both actresses.

G.

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Current Talk '11 I / Re: Laura The Phoenix --Your Thoughts?
« on: January 28, 2011, 03:56:58 AM »
Right on with this thread, Cousin!  In some ways the 1966-67 Laura Collins storyline was THE BEST story DS ever produced, bar none; none of the later difficulties with sloppy writing, non sequiturs, poorly rehearsed actors, continuity blunders, etc.  As you watch it you can also see ways in which the Laura story was a try-out for the recipe they followed when introducing "the Vampire" a few months later.

G.

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Well, it was fun while it lasted.  Yet another sign that the suits who work for DCP have ZERO sense of humor--did they actually see these little treats as a serious attempt at a remake?

It's kind of tragic that we'll never get to see the main guy play Barnabas since it all seems to have been his idea...

G.

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Fascinating.  I have actually been to Cotehele... wonderful memories.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '11 I / Re: David Henesy's Website
« on: January 25, 2011, 10:36:55 PM »
I like him better with the beard.  But I'll spare all of you my cries and whispers over the subject of FUR.

growling,

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '11 I / Re: David Henesy's Website
« on: January 25, 2011, 12:58:46 AM »
That's a beautiful, vibrant photo of David.  Much nicer than the one run in Scarlet Street a couple of years ago.

G.

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Current Talk '21 I / Re: A New Slideshow Is Coming
« on: January 24, 2011, 06:32:30 AM »
You know I am just dying here with the quote that goes with the gorgeous new Julia image on the main Robservations page--a propos of Miss Olivia Corey--"all trace of her lice has disappeared."  

Thank God the Collinsport Inn summoned the fumigation experts in time...

G.

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And now I watched episode 3.  Mrs. Johnson in this version appears to be British.   Perhaps she'll get the movie Stokes line about the Bromwells in Cadogan Square?

G.

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Just for a lark I have just watched episodes 1 and 2.  Carla Daws as Liz and the actor who plays Roger seem pretty good.  The production really needs some help with pacing though.  It all seems under-rehearsed and sometimes dodgy.

The Willie makes me think of Craig Slocum.  And the Jason sways and pirouettes so extraordinarily that I am reminded of a line in The Man who came to dinner about ZaSu Pitts--my apologies for going all esoteric again.

G.

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