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It's interesting that you posted about this (great shots, btw, though I definitely think the DVD/BD grading of this scene is too dark for my taste). Because I was just reflecting looking at today's slideshow how the whole plot point of Stokes becoming a vampire was completely wasted by DC in his rush to hustle towards the bloody finale of the story.

One thing I'll never understand is why DC didn't make sure the edit of Stokes' demise wasn't corrected so that we couldn't see him twitch when he was lying "dead" in that very cold water.  Detail oriented much, Dan?  That shot goes on for far too long in any event.

I'd have traded the sequence of Roger's vampire death, which is really just adding an irrelevant shock to a part of the movie that's already loaded down with gore moments, for a scene where Stokes was musing about the beauty and terror of having found a new existence as one of the Living Dead. But, again, alas...

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '17 II / Re: MGM To Redo The Addams Family
« on: December 19, 2017, 11:57:33 PM »
He seems so sexy and great for the role.  Too bad it's going to be yet another pixar thing.

G.

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A truly precious moment. I could make further rude comment but I'll restrain myself. 

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '17 II / Re: <OT Audio Books
« on: December 10, 2017, 06:13:43 PM »
There seem to be tons of audiobooks (along with other audio material--my favorite are the old radio shows, such as MURDER AT MIDNIGHT, THE STRANGE DR WEIRD, SUSPENSE, THE WITCH'S TALE, etc) on Youtube.  I don't know if one could listen to Youtube on a telephone, though.  Presumably one could but earbuds or similar would make it a better experience... (I'm still resisting getting a dataplan for my phone. I feel I need to be offline at selected times during the day.)

G.


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Calendar Events / Announcements '17 II / Re: A, Uh, Unique Logo
« on: December 09, 2017, 06:30:02 PM »
Hahahaha!

Maybe it will help those who haven't figured out what you're hinting at to mention that a popular neighborhood in the Boston area is known by the initials JP (standing for Jamaica Plain, in that instance).

cheers!

Steve

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Strange thought it may seem, I think the WB pilot is the only thing I've ever seen of Blair Brown's work.  I keep telling people I am a film illiterate but nobody believes me...

Patti, the Youtube DRACULA tape is a 35 minute or so edit.  I think the original show must have run around 52 minutes.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '17 II / Re: <OT Audio Books
« on: December 09, 2017, 12:27:43 AM »
I meant to add that many of the stories listed in that post are more like prose poems--mostly long descriptive passages, without action or dialogue.  Just letting you know in case that is not your cup of tea.

Best,

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '17 II / Re: <OT Audio Books
« on: December 09, 2017, 12:22:03 AM »
Hi Patti, your list of "books" comprises the titles of several short stories by H. P. Lovecraft. It looks as if this is from the table of contents of an electronic edition (or audiobook?) of Lovecraft's work.

I love this audiobook of Lovecraft's novella, "The Shadow Over Innsmouth." It was produced for the BBC and is just one actor but has amazing music and sound effects, and he does the voices of various people really well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJiSK3KW628&t=230s

The actor was the star of a mini-series with Ian Richardson in the mid 2000s, "Strange."  He's really good.

Best, Gothick

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Good one, Doctor!  I didn't even recognize Dan MacDonald in that role, and I'm a dyed in the wool Strange Paradise fanatic!

cheers, G.

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The Youtube edit is missing some scenes, possibly due to copyright issues; I am not sure about this. 

A complete synopsis with some shots from the missing portions is here:

http://taliesinttlg.blogspot.com/2015/06/dracula-1973-i-review.html

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '17 II / OT: Canadian DRACULA, early 1970s
« on: December 07, 2017, 08:35:25 PM »
Here’s a true rarity that has surfaced on Youtube—an early Seventies TV version of DRACULA produced in Canada.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLNrRITJKi4&feature=youtu.be

I first heard about this several years ago on the “Monster Kids” board, but some people have been looking for this one since the original decade.

The video looks surprisingly good given the age.  I wonder if this has been prepared for an official release or if they simply decided to distribute for free online.

The first scene in the video (which starts after a pre-story segment with celebrated author Robertson Davies) is a shot through a brandy-glass--it does make me wonder if the director was a fan of DS, but our show never aired in Canada during this period.

G.

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It's such a weird scene, when Stokes visits the deserted Old House. I figured you would just skip over this brief sequence since, as you say, there is no dialogue. The way the film is cut, from what I recall, it seems as if only one day at most has passed, but the house has reverted to a grey ruin strewn with dead leaves and rubbish. At least, that was the impression I got from what I saw. I wondered if that scene was shot in advance of the scenes in the furnished house, around the same time as when they shot the scenes where Maggie is searching for David there, at the beginning of the movie.

I am sure you are having a very busy time and I understand if you're unable to do what you'd planned with posting about the remainder of the movie.  Wishing you and yours a very happy holiday season!

G.

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It's been very interesting to see just how much material seems to have been cut after Old Barn's murder of Julia and attack on Maggie.  I seem to recall that some of this did show up in the Ross novelization but it's been far too long for me to remember details.

I don't think one of my favorite scenes of the final portion of the movie will show up at all in the slideshow.  It's when Stokes visits the abandoned Old House.  Very brief but so atmospheric and understated.  Then of course, all hell breaks loose as we move towards the endgame segment of this scenario and atmosphere mostly goes out the window... though there are some great shots done at Lockwood Matthews...

G.

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Current Talk '17 II / Re: Auction for Overpriced DS BooksI
« on: December 04, 2017, 03:15:53 AM »
Well, that listing is certainly "interesting," Doctor!  There's this weird phenomenon I've noticed with online used book prices in recent years (it might have started as long ago as ten years back, now--I haven't kept track).  This is where a vendor lists a copy of a book that isn't all that rare but is somehow perceived to be "hot"--but sometimes, only in a fairly obscure niche market.  For instance, this morning I was on Amazon and I saw some old Sax Rohmer paperbacks from the 1950s listed at around $450 apiece.  What I recall having been told years ago is that this means that if you "buy" the book, the vendor will then search for a copy for you.  And yes, you pay shipping.

Thankfully, there are still plenty of more reputable book dealers who don't engage in this kind of scamming.  I'm not sure that there's anyone to appeal to about this kind of thing since I don't think the used book sector is at all regulated. "Buyer beware."

Still, somebody "auctioning" a lot of fairly commonplace Ross paperbacks in such an extreme fashion on eBay sets a new benchmark.  As I said... interesting.

Best, G.

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Current Talk '17 II / Re: By Invitation Only
« on: November 30, 2017, 05:45:40 PM »
I remember Van Helsing in the book saying that Dracula could be abroad at noontime.  And I do remember the scene where they confront him during the day.  It was really well dramatized in the Louis Jourdan version (filmed for BBC TV broadcast in the late Seventies--often cited as one of the most accurate attempts to film this often-filmed book).

G.

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