Friday, 21 July 2017

NEWS: COVER ART : HAMMER HOUSE OF HORRORS BLU RAY COMPLETE SERIES BOX SET!


NEWS: The artwork for the upcoming Blu-ray of the classic TV series #HammerHouseOfHorror has been revealed. RELEASE DATE: 23rd October 2017 from Network. The complete series is featured for the first time in a stunning new High Definition restoration from the original film elements in its as-transmitted full-screen aspect ratio. A huge hit on its first #ITV transmission, #HammerHouseofHorror boasts a consistently high-caliber cast including #PeterCushing, #DianaDors, Denholm Elliott, #BrianCox and #SianPhillips.

















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Thursday, 20 July 2017

#THROWBACKTHURSDAY: NEW FIGURE BEST YET AND MRS PEEL BLOWS OUT THE CANDLES!


#THROWBACKTHURSDAY: REMEMBER the FIRST #PeterCushing #TARKIN figure? Well, he's come a long, long, away since then...Here is the NEW  1/6th scale model of Tarkin made by Hot Toys a company that specializes in 1/6th scale collectible figures from popular movies, video games, comics as well as world renowned celebrities! Not sure about when it's going to up for sale as he was just unveiled at the San Diego Comic Con today! GOOD JOB!




#THROWBACKTHURSDAY: ''Women of my age are still attractive. Men of my age are not' ... so said, this amazing icon of entertainment last year. And you know, Dame Enid Diana Elizabeth Rigg, DBE...does have point! Many actors from her era have either left us, or look like an unmade bed! We all know the Cushing Connection here, Mrs Peel in the Brit 1960's tv series, The Avengers, where PC played the very dashing Paul Beresford, a smooth operator, pushing all the buttons as romantic interest for Rigg's all action Mrs Peel and a finger on the button of death that commanded his deadly Cybernaut!





DIANA RIGG'S CAREER  also features the splendid 'Theatre of Blood' with Vincent Price. She also worked with Christopher Lee in the Avengers tv series.in 'Never, Never Say Die' in 1967. Currently starring in the international hit tv series, Game of Thrones, Rigg is in no hurry to retire, and I think like Mrs Pell, she'll be 'socking it to us' for a while yet Happy Birthday Diana Rigg, born today in 1938.





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Wednesday, 19 July 2017

#SILENTBUTDEADLY: LONG SHADOWS GIF AND SCREENPLAY : PLEASENCE AND DE'ATH!


#SILENTBUTDEADLY: TO RESIST the 'THE DEAD DROP IN' pun, is easy. To try and explain WHAT exactly is going on here, with out giving anything away about the twisty-wobbly-plot of #HOUSEOFTHELONGSHADOWS is some-what harder! All I will say is, if you still haven't had the opportunity to watch the ONE FILM where #PeterCushing #ChristopherLee and #VincentPrice star TOGETHER for the first and ONLY time, you need to do so! 


THE VERY GOOD NEWS IS if you feel your delicate disposition would collapse under the strain and terror of actually watching 'House of the Long Shadows' ..have no fear! Paper Dragon Productions have just this week launched the PAPERBACK RELEASE of the Michael Armstrong's #SCREENPLAY. Which you can order : HERE! . Hardback signed copies are also available for sale! Look out for our PCAS #COMPETITION soon, where you can #WIN your very OWN copy!



#SILENTBUTDEADLY: I SEEM TO BE getting a lot of interest in requested #GIFS featuring Donald Pleasence at the mo! We have posted several rare pics and bits over the past two weeks, especially from his role in 'BEYOND THE GRAVE'. Here he is playing ham Hollywood film star, Valentine De'ath and cutting off a LARGE SLICE, in demonstrating 'How to play a death screen when you are about to be murdered in an iron maiden!' Hmm, I think we can all see where that's going? 


THE UNCANNY is Milton Subotsky's distant relative of product from his beloved Amicus films. Sadly the film gets next to little love, despite having some truly frightening moments. Cushing as ever plays it straight as link man, Wilbur Gray and his disabling fear of milk lapping felines. While Pleasence in his story 'Hollywood 1936', melts the celluloid with fiery spite, ego, and cruelty, it's divine to watch! Donald PLEASENCE worked along side Peter Cushing in several productions. Can you name them? and WHICH IS YOUR FAV?  #GIF requested by Marsha Matthews UK



#SILENTBUTDEADLY: IN 1967 THE #HAMMERFILMS Frankenstein series took an interesting turn. After three adventures on film where the Baron rustle-up not the prettiest of creations from the charnel houses and graveyards, his next adventure and  focus of attention was something very much easier on the eye. And if that wasn't enough, he accomplishes something that moves his work beyond the stitches, the unpredictable brains and behavior of his reactivated dead, because the Baron captures, THE SOUL!  



AS USUAL, Cushing doesn't flinch at these lofty goings-on, and I feel the film 'Frankenstein Created Woman' owes much of it's cult status not just to super siren Susan Denberg, the created Woman of the title, but as ever to Peter Cushing, whose conviction and performance is the real life and SOUL of the film! #GIF requested by Marty Kaiser, US.


#SILENTBUTDEADLY: The world of #DOCTORWHO is experiencing a 'tear in the fan continuum'...! But #PETERCUSHING's Doctor Who say, 'It will all turn out fine'...Agreed? Peter Cushing as Dr Who in film, Dr Who and the Daleks' (1965) ...Requested by Big Red Dalek in the UK.




IF YOU LIKE what you see here at our website, you'll  love our daily themed posts at our PCAS FACEBOOK FAN PAGE.  Just click that blue LINK and click LIKE when you get there, and help us . . Keep The Memory Alive!. The Peter Cushing Appreciation Society website, facebook fan page and youtube channel are managed, edited and written by Marcus Brooks, PCAS coordinator since 1979. PCAS is based in the UK and USA 

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

#TOOCOOLTUESDAY! TALL MAN BIG PRIZE!


#TOOCOOLTUESDAY! THE RETURN OF THE PCAS COMPETITION! Here's a unique prize, from a film that was very close to #PETERCUSHING's heart, #THE GHOUL. The photograph is in #MINT condition, has been part of the #PeterCushingAppreciationSociety #Collection since 1975. It's looking for a #NEWHOME. Do you FEEL #LUCKY? Join us on SUNDAY!


..for those who are not familiar with the background to the framed photograph. from #theghoul...



ONE OF THE BONUSES of following our PCASUK FACEBOOK FAN PAGE is it is updated quickly through out the day. #NOT to the point of annoying you, with unwanted posts, but you get the #NEWS #THEVIEWS and certainly competition news there first. HERE are some of the comments from KEEN followers, who can't wait until #GETTHECUSHIONSUNDAY to enter the competition: 

TM 'I'M IN!!! Just tell me what I have to do.'

JM: 'OHHHHHHHHH... To be able to own this!! Would be pure magic'.

ML: 'What a wonderful prize!! Looking forward to this competition!'

AB: 'Awesome, can't wait'

MC: 'Oh what a fantastic opportunity to own his signature,you can count me in this as I would be totally overwhelmed to own it.....can you tell he's my favourite actor.'

LB: 'I met him twice and I never asked for his autograph .... it would have been so rude .. my biggest regret... but I had two wonderfully long conversations'


KR: 'This would be a dream to own! I collect autographs some and have been longing to add Cushing to my collection of Wayne Pygram and Stephen Stanton autos! I collect Tarkins and everyone who has portrayed him'

FT: 'I've always wanted his autograph. I have a couple from Lee and one from Price but Cushing's would be awesome sauce'.

FA: 'THAT IS AMAZING!'
DP: Looking forward to the this one what a prize to have a chance to win I'm defo in so excited ..

TM: 'Oh wow! What a prize. I've always absolutely adored the way the Peter Cushing lovingly looks at this photo in the film. From all of his stand out performances, this has always stuck out as very special to me. Please let me know what I have to do to be in with a chance of owning this piece of absolute magic.'

AV: 'How exciting!'

SC: 'If there was one film photograph, I could have Peter Cushing's signature on, it would be The Ghoul. I love that film, and Peter Cushing is so good in it. Sunday, I will be there! Thank you.'

KR: 'Just tell me what l have to do!'

AJ: 'Oh ....this is truly wonderful!!'

KK: ' I'm in. Can't understand why this is up in a competition. Do hope the winner will enjoy this him or herself and not just sell it.

MS: 'I've seen this film so many times and never realized the photos were of his wife. Makes my appreciation of the movie that much more now'.


MC: 'Oh what a fantastic opportunity to own his signature,you can count me in this as I would be totally overwhelmed to own it.....can you tell he's my favourite actor.'
 

#TOOCOOLTUESDAY: HERE IS A GREAT #VINTAGE STILL of #PeterCushing and #ChristopherLee... You can see quite clearly the difference in height between them. No wonder Lee was SO powerful as #Dracula. I also like the #coyness in Lee's face here...we often forget the difference in their ages and experience. Lee was the #BABY in the line up of many of their films together...that soon changed with experience and age though. Still, you can imagine the power of his performance as #DRACULA... I mean, would you pick a #fight with a guy with sharp #teeth and who soooo tall?





IF YOU LIKE what you see here at our website, you'll  love our daily themed posts at our PCAS FACEBOOK FAN PAGE.  Just click that blue LINK and click LIKE when you get there, and help us . . Keep The Memory Alive!. The Peter Cushing Appreciation Society website, facebook fan page and youtube channel are managed, edited and written by Marcus Brooks, PCAS coordinator since 1979. PCAS is based in the UK and USA 

Monday, 17 July 2017

#MONSTERMONDAY! SLIMY SPIV AND BOUNDER! BROCKLEY: DOCTOR WHO DALEK INVASION WITH EXPLOSIVE GIFS!


#MONSTERMONDAY! BROCKLEY! Ok not a 'monster' by our usual standards, but certainly a bounder, spiv and opportunist! Phillip Madoc's playing of what is written as quite a small role, would have been no big deal in perhaps any other actors hands. But Madoc makes him a real slime ball and a character that many do actually remember from Daleks Invasion of Earth 2150 AD. He double crossed Cushing's Doctor and friends, to lead them right into the hands... er.. claws, sink-plunger (??) of the dreaded Daleks. 





AS USUAL, AT OUR PCAS FACEBOOK FAN PAGE WE ASKED YOU TO VOTE ON, IF BROCKLEY SHOULD BE THROWN IN OUR  #MONSTERMONADY DUNGEON. BELOW ARE SOME OF YOUR COMMENTS:

E.HOW: 'A great example of how genuinely creepy and unsettling British sci-fi can be. The (accurate) depiction of human nature, and the recognition that even in the face of the most implacable and inhuman of enemies, some will still always choose to collaborate to save their own skin, or feather their own nest'.

S.HARBY: 'Madoc's vocal delivery of every line is a delight. Just adds so much to the role. And there is that wonderful slow burn moment when he realises that it is never wise to make a deal with the Daleks...'

M.GOULD: 'His part was brief, but he was quite sinister. I felt no sorrow when The Daleks exterminated him!

CHRISTOPHER STEPHESON: 'Exterminate for sure! He was all self, self, self and driven by greed! The doctor sussed him out right from the start..'I was expecting it'



MIND YOU, BROCKLEY DID GET his come come-uppance, in one of the most impressive ..if not the only, HUGE explosion involving a garden shed! See, you don't have to have huge castles, cities, planets or space stations..a garden shed, can be surprisingly effective, when loaded with 600 pounds of dynamite! 😉 So... does BROCKLEY go into our #MONSTERMONDAY dungeon? PASS OR EXTERMINATE? YOU decide 😉 - Marcus




IF YOU LIKE what you see here at our website, you'll  love our daily themed posts at our PCAS FACEBOOK FAN PAGE.  Just click that blue LINK and click LIKE when you get there, and help us . . Keep The Memory Alive!. The Peter Cushing Appreciation Society website, facebook fan page and youtube channel are managed, edited and written by Marcus Brooks, PCAS coordinator since 1979. PCAS is based in the UK and USA 
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