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17 Oct 2010, 8:15pm
shot back-to-back with "dracula prince of darkness," i wouldn't exactly describe "rasputin the mad monk" as one of hammer's best moments: the plot is rather threadbare and the script is rather poor. however, it is christopher lee in the title role that gives this film a bit of a lift as he puts on a towering performance as the evil, scheming monk. lee's idea of an upset stomach when he is poisoned at the end of the film, never fails to make me or my brother laugh ourselves silly!
Related to: Rasputin The Mad Monk (1966)
17 Oct 2010, 8:10pm
this has got to be one of the worst hammer horror films in hammer's history. no wonder ralph bates was reluctant to do this rubbish and only agreed as a favour to the director jimmy sangster and actor peter cushing, whom bates had replaced at short notice.
there is nothing to enjoy here at all: the acting and script are variable to say the least and that appalling "music" that enters the proceedings every so often does not help matters.
Related to: Lust For A Vampire (1971)
17 Oct 2010, 4:28pm
a disappointing conclusion to the frankenstein series, "frankenstein and the monster from hell" fails in just about every department. the direction, script, pace and plot are simply not good enough and even peter cushing can't do much to save this one. he is the only reason to sit through this mess.
Related to: Frankenstein And The Monster From Hell (1974)
17 Oct 2010, 4:26pm
a gritty, fast-paced thriller from Hammer and one of their best. apart from being one of the best films from stanley baker, i like this film for its use of location shooting rather the usual studio backlot at bray studios. also, there is a fine supporting cast to be seen: donald pleasence, billie whitelaw, warren mitchell, george a. cooper etc etc. the music is pretty good too.
Related to: Hell Is A City (1960)
17 Oct 2010, 1:47pm
I love this film. When you consider how well "Buffy" did, it seems very unfair that Kronos only ever had the one outing. Yet here it is in all its essential parts: a driven slayer of vampires, a doughty sage of lore and legend as friend and companion, horror, humour, and brilliantly staged fights. If Hammer is looking to revisit some of its old marques for new films, it could do a lot worse than dusting off stake and sabre, and giving the captain another crack.
Related to: Captain Kronos Vampire Hunter (1974)
17 Oct 2010, 5:20am
What can you say about this film the birth of the greatest portral of the count ever
Related to: Dracula (1958)
17 Oct 2010, 5:15am
Totally agree the formation of one of the great acting partnerships in film history
Related to: The Curse Of Frankenstein (1957)
17 Oct 2010, 5:12am
Great Film but couldn't we have got a british actor for Quatermass
Related to: The Quatermass Xperiment (1955)
17 Oct 2010, 12:46am
one of my favourite Hammer horror films of all time, "the devil rides out" is a fine example of film-making: a fine script by richard matheson, first rate direction from my favourite director terence fisher and excellent performances from christopher lee and charles gray help to make this film a true classic. that opening scene where a devil-like creature emerges from below the earth to menace christopher lee and leon greene, always gives me the chills!
Related to: The Devil Rides Out (1968)
17 Oct 2010, 12:42am
"blood from the mummy's tomb" is one of the better Hammer films from this period. i find it quite remarkable that this production was even completed given the following circumstances: after 1 day's worth of shooting, original leading man peter cushing had to be replaced by andrew keir and then before filming was complete, director seth holt died suddenly from a heart attack. in spite of these setbacks, i do find a lot to enjoy: the mood which conveys a sense of mystery, evil and fear, all this is accomplished very effectively. also, performances from andrew keir, valerie leon and james villiers are brilliantly done.
at least, this fourth and final instalment of "the mummy" franchise attempted to do something different and rather more subtle and original. in my opinion, "blood from the mummy's tomb" passes with flying colours.
Related to: Blood From The Mummy's Tomb (1971)
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