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Calendar Events / Announcements '23 I / Re: <OT, Tried Searching...
« on: January 13, 2019, 11:28:42 PM »
The Woman in White is based on a famous Victorian novel by Wilkie Collins. There was a really good PBS serial of it in the late 70s or early 80s, and a 1940s film version starring Sydney Greenstreet, with our own Anita Bolster in a supporting role.

When you say a film with Daniel Radcliffe, I presume you mean THE WOMAN IN BLACK, which was based on a 1980s novel by Susan Hill.

Best, G.

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Because of a plot detail that would be a huge spoiler to mention, I think Mr. Ross must have written this sometime in the Spring or Summer of 1969. From what you write, Doctor & K9, I'm presuming that the four chapter novella was the result of Craig or another writer adapting Mr. Ross's plot outline. I actually haven't read any of the Ross books in decades so cannot comment on how closely this text follows his very standardized writing patterns.

I don't think DS fans would have been able to accept the ending of the book at all. It diverges way too far from established canon. Even by the "standards" of the Ross books, which is saying a lot.

Lovely that you were able to speak with Mrs. Ross. I hope she had a good time at the event.

G.

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I saw this link earlier today. According to the late Craig Hamrick, Dan ("Marilyn") Ross wrote a novella, THE SECRET OF VICTORIA WINTERS, for the Paperback Gothic DS series. The text would seem to have been composed sometime in 1968. I guess the book was canceled. It seems quite odd since a four chapter novella does not at all fit the usual format of Ross's work. This MS was originally published in a 1993 fanzine--I obviously have no idea whether it was really the work of Mr. Ross.

http://www.darkshadowsonline.com/victoria/secret_story.html

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '18 / Re: OT<Boris Karloff
« on: January 07, 2019, 10:01:26 PM »
I think the death of physical media five years ago (or however long it's been) was greatly exaggerated.

Streaming is convenient--when it works. Providers and rights owners are constantly pulling content or shifting stuff around. The whole point of physically owning a show or a film is, you get to watch it whenever you wish to do so. The whole shift to subscriptions that you have to pay "for all eternity" to quote our favorite Witch is nobody ever gets to own anything.

Maybe that's part of the reason why DVDs and Blu Rays continue to be popular, at least within the niche market of people who are film and TV buffs or collectors.

cheers, G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '18 / Grayson Hall - MAN FROM UNCLE (1966)
« on: December 30, 2018, 06:43:21 PM »
Fans, a couple of nights ago, I was staying with family who have a better internet connection than I do, and I watched this upload of Grayson's MAN FROM UNCLE story, "The Pieces of Fate Affair"

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x59nij6

I've seen all her surviving TV guest appearances (keep hoping more will turn up), and I regard this as the best role she ever got in any of them, from what is available. Decent script by Harlan Ellison and great wardrobe for Grayson. The legendary Theo Marcuse who died in a road accident in '68 or '69 also appears. He was in the (in)famous Halloween themed episode of STAR TREK, "Catspaw" (script by Robert Bloch).

Happy New Year!

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '18 / Re: OT<Boris Karloff
« on: December 30, 2018, 06:39:27 PM »
I always check Youtube, and other sites such as DailyMotion, now before I buy DVDs. In some cases, I do want the disc anyway, but I've become much more selective in recent years.

Best, G.

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Current Talk '23 I / Re: Today's Montage Quote
« on: December 20, 2018, 05:36:28 AM »
I don't think there has still been any news of a release date for that DVD. Has there??

What a fool I was to think it would "certainly" be out by Halloween! And now it's missed the holiday retail season, too.

But far be it from me to presume that anyone in a certain org actually knows what they're doing...

cheers, G.

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Current Talk '23 I / Re: Today's Montage Quote
« on: December 20, 2018, 05:21:27 AM »
LOL. Do they know indeed--and does anyone other than certain individuals really care?

Perhaps it is all the work of that most dreaded entity-the Hand of Count Petofi on the Shelf!

Happy Holidays!  G.

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Current Talk '23 I / Re: Today's Montage Quote
« on: December 19, 2018, 10:12:02 PM »
Hi again, Patti,

Try this link.

https://archive.org/details/youtube-Kc4QPTHNC2I

G.

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Current Talk '23 I / Re: Today's Montage Quote
« on: December 18, 2018, 05:47:12 PM »
I don't see it on YT currently. Perhaps it will come back.

You might enjoy this one: "Dark Shadows: The Lost Episode," featuring Daryl Schafer and friends.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKPS3rr_47o

Holiday cheer,

GothEEEEEEEEEK

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Seems as if everybody is talking this year about the old song "Baby, it's cold outside." A friend of mine found this incredible version by our very own little Joseph Gordon-Leavitt and Lady Gaga (showing genuine supernatural powers in her abilities to choreograph wearing an incredible 1940s styled dress).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtoW4aV-CIc

Season's greetings,

G.

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Current Talk '23 I / Re: OS v '12 Movie Question
« on: November 29, 2018, 06:58:00 PM »
LOL.

G.

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Current Talk '23 I / Re: The 25 greatest cult TV shows
« on: November 28, 2018, 05:22:45 PM »
That's a very personal list. It's surprising that shows such as "The Honeymooners," "The Avengers," and "Twilight Zone" aren't mentioned.

I'm pleased that "Space Ghost Coast to Coast" (which I own on DVD and pull out whenever I am desperate for a good laugh) and "Eerie, Indiana" (which I never saw, but heard was really exceptionally good) were included. Some of the others--well, I guess the person who wrote the piece has a cult for those shows, but they seemed recherche to say the least.

G.

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Below I am pasting in Jasmine's update from yesterday.

G.

Update, 11/27:  Just finished our case care meeting at the hospital. She's doing well and had been given a new set of medications for pain management and to increase her appetite. Hopefully the feeding tube will finally come out tomorrow and then she can go to the nursing center tomorrow afternoon/evening. She's peaceful and slept through the whole thing.

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The latest news from Jasmine:

Nursing center just called. Sending Denise back to the ER. She refused to let the nurses put her knee lock brace back on and the abductor to keep her legs at a straight and separated position to allow her hip to heal and when they did finally put it on and left she took them off and tossed them across her room. In doing so she began complaining of pain to the doctor that came to see her today and they did an x-ray.

She re-dislocated her hip...again.

So now she's being transported back to the hospital. (end quote)

Sending prayers for Denise's recovery.

G.

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