Saturday, August 28, 2010
"Twins of Evil" Original Insert. A great Hammer film that was very loosely based upon the vampire tale "Carmilla" by Sheridan Le Fanu. Peter Cushing plays the forceful Puritan Gustav Weil, who heads a vigilante group of witch (er um, I mean vampire) hunters. But when his twin nieces come to live with him, he suspects that one may be a vampire. Also starring Madeleine Collinson and Mary Collinson. From 1971. Here's the trailer. Once again, unfortunately, this movie is not available in the States on DVD yet. I have a great PAL release myself.
Sunday, August 22, 2010
"Africa: Texas Style" Original Half Sheet. Pilot movie for the short-lived series "Cowboy in Africa." Two Texas cowboys are hired by an African wildlife caregiver to corral big game as part of a wildlife saving effort, but they're hampered in their efforts by poachers and a bad guy big game hunter. Beautiful art on this poster. I wish I knew who the painter was. 1967.
"Daybreakers" Advance One Sheet. In the near future, a fast spreading virus has transformed most of the population into vampires. As a result, the dominant race (vampires) is facing hunger due to a dwindling supply of blood from humans. Meanwhile, a covert band of vampires is looking for help from a human hematologist, who may hold the answer. Great underrated movie. This is one of 3 advances that are far superior to the regular one sheet. 2009. HD trailer here.
Saturday, August 21, 2010
"Mischief" Original insert. A dorky high school kid named Johnathan has a crush on the beautiful and popular Marilyn (a young, pretty Kelly Preston,) but she never looks at him twice, until he becomes friends with the motorcycle riding new kid, who teaches him how to get the girl. This movie also has Catherine Mary Stewart, from "Night of the Comet" and "The Last Starfighter." Two of my favorite '80s actresses in one flick. Actually, it's mostly notorious for Kelly Preston's nude scene. 1985. Here's the trailer.
"Women of the Prehistoric Planet" Original Half Sheet. The VHS box proclaims "The Most Spectacular and Exciting Science Fiction Film Ever Released on April 15, 1966!" Ha ha. A spaceship crashes on a sparsely populated planet. When rescuers arrive, they find decades have passed, and only the crew's descendants still alive. Often confused with "Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women" for obvious reasons. 1966.
Friday, August 20, 2010
"Some Girls Do" Original Half Sheet. This is the 1969 sequel to "Deadlier Than the Male." Richard Johnson reprises his role as Hugh Drummond. This time, he's investigating a series of accidents that befall the people and companies responsible for developing the world's first supersonic airliner. The project is being sabotaged by an evil mastermind who has a group of female androids at his disposal. (Actually beautiful women with robot brains.) This movie is currently unavailable in the States, but if you have a region free DVD player or live in the U.K. there's a really nice set of both movies. Here's the trailer.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
"Rampage" Original Half Sheet. Beautiful art on this poster. World-renowned big game hunter Harry Stanton (Robert Mitchum) is commissioned by a German zoo to capture a very rare half tiger/ half leopard. Along for the ride are Otto Abbott (Jack Hawkins) and his seductive young mistress Anna (Elsa Martinelli). This movie is now available from the very expensive Warner Brothers Archive Collection on DVD-R. Although I'd like to see it, I'm not prepared to pay that much for a non-pressed DVD unless it's something I really want to see.
"The Devil's Bride" Original One Sheet. The Duc de Richeleau (played by Christopher Lee) and his friend Rex discover their young charge Simon is about to fall in with a group of devil worshippers. Being an expert in the occult, he tries to stop it and finds himself in a life and death struggle with dangerous, and evil Mocata (played with perfect creepiness by Charles Gray.) Renamed from "The Devil Rides Out" because they thought Americans would confuse it with a Western. I couldn't make this stuff up. Trailer.