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Well, Dracula Prince Of Darkness was pretty damn good. The first half was like a slowly building nightmare, then BANG! And I didn't remember it at all, so I guess I missed that one growing up...

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Is The Satanic Rites of Dracula any good?

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Silhouette Man wrote:

Is The Satanic Rites of Dracula any good?

I've read many reviews that fluctuate quite a bit, but they all say it's at least as good as AD 1972, so I'm gonna hunt down a copy myself because I didn't think AD 1972 was too bad. But they replace Stephanie Beacham in it!!! ajb007/mad

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chrisisall wrote:
Silhouette Man wrote:

Is The Satanic Rites of Dracula any good?

I've read many reviews that fluctuate quite a bit, but they all say it's at least as good as AD 1972, so I'm gonna hunt down a copy myself because I didn't think AD 1972 was too bad. But they replace Stephanie Beacham in it!!! ajb007/mad

Yes, I must get it too. It says there are elements of the spy thriller to it so that makes it a must buy for me.  ajb007/smile  ajb007/martini

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Silhouette Man wrote:

It says there are elements of the spy thriller to it so that makes it a must buy for me.  ajb007/smile  ajb007/martini

Drac is the Bond villain! ajb007/lol

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chrisisall wrote:
Silhouette Man wrote:

It says there are elements of the spy thriller to it so that makes it a must buy for me.  ajb007/smile  ajb007/martini

Drac is the Bond villain! ajb007/lol

How ironic - 1974 too!  ajb007/lol

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As luck would have it Countess Dracula is on the horror channel now !  ajb007/lol

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Is it good?

Just finished Frankenstein Created Woman, and it was creepy like I remembered, but the head looked so fake thanks to the pixel precision of DVD!   ajb007/lol

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Silhouette Man wrote:

What of the Hammer House of Horror TV series? I have it on DVD but have yet to watch it though Pierce Brosnan appeared in an episode called "The Carpathian Eagle".

I found the series pretty dreadful, with none of the charm of the Hammer movies.

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Barbel wrote:
Silhouette Man wrote:

What of the Hammer House of Horror TV series? I have it on DVD but have yet to watch it though Pierce Brosnan appeared in an episode called "The Carpathian Eagle".

I found the series pretty dreadful, with none of the charm of the Hammer movies.

Yes, I kind of got that impression.

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Well, I just finished Legend Of The Seven Golden Vampires and I have to say it was a load of fun! Cushing lent a credibility to the whole bit of nonsense, and it was greatly appreciated.
Three things though:
1) As a lifetime martial artist my take on the fighting was that it was standard Shaw Brothers 'okay' stuff.
2) I only ever saw this on TV, so... HOLY CRAP BATMAN, BOOBIE CITY!!!
(Yes, I am an arrested adolescent in that way) ajb007/lol
3) John Forbes-Robertson was no Christopher Lee by any stretch.

Still, I had a grand time of it.

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Dracula PoD , great......Shelley and Latham are terrific guest roles
Dracula HRFTG , pretty good
TTBoD , good but the climax was disappointing.....expected more , Keen is pretty good as the strict father
SoD , pretty good.....quite underrated
D AD72 , flawed but kinda fun to watch due to Beacham and Cushing , Neame was cool as Alucard......they should've had Drac walking around London in a few scenes though
SRoD , my least favorite

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chrisisall wrote:

Well, I just finished Legend Of The Seven Golden Vampires and I have to say it was a load of fun! Cushing lent a credibility to the whole bit of nonsense, and it was greatly appreciated.
Three things though:
1) As a lifetime martial artist my take on the fighting was that it was standard Shaw Brothers 'okay' stuff.
2) I only ever saw this on TV, so... HOLY CRAP BATMAN, BOOBIE CITY!!!
(Yes, I am an arrested adolescent in that way) ajb007/lol
3) John Forbes-Robertson was no Christopher Lee by any stretch.

Still, I had a grand time of it.

One of Peter Cushing's great strengths was his prowess at uttering line after line of 100% nonsense with complete and total conviction. His sincerity aided the audience in suspending their disbelief.
Forbes-Robertson was certainly no Lee! Drac's role is very small here, though.

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I remember watching a documentary on Peter Cushing, saying he was so
Into which ever character  he was playing. That he'd even keep props in his
Pocket like a Stethoscope or something, even though it wouldn't be seen or
Used in the scene, but because his character would have one .
  He was also fantastically funny on his Morecambe and Wise appearances,
Where he was always trying to get paid !  ajb007/lol

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He was an excellent Sherlock Holmes too. I wonder if he was ever considered  to play a Bond villain? By the time MR was made he had more or less retired, but a younger Cushing might have made a good Hugo Drax.

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Yes, just remembered Hammer's the Hound of the Baskerville's  ajb007/cheers  great
Version and I think he did an old TV series of Holmes.
Agreed he could be so charming as he set about torturing you  ajb007/biggrin

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Thunderpussy wrote:

Yes, just remembered Hammer's the Hound of the Baskerville's  ajb007/cheers  great
Version and I think he did an old TV series of Holmes.
Agreed he could be so charming as he set about torturing you  ajb007/biggrin

Yes, The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959) is the one Hammer film that I am most familiar with and Peter Cushing was indeed excellent as Sherlock Holmes in it.

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From the documentary on Peter Cushing, he told of when in Hollywood as a
Young actor he'd do other jobs for the film unit, for extra cash. So he ended up
One day making hundreds of tiny little  Swastikas in his flat, when his landlord
Who was a Jewish bloke called round !!! Luckily he laughed about it as there were
Needed for a war film for moving around maps.  ajb007/lol

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Thunderpussy wrote:

From the documentary on Peter Cushing, he told of when in Hollywood as a
Young actor he'd do other jobs for the film unit, for extra cash. So he ended up
One day making hundreds of tiny little  Swastikas in his flat, when his landlord
Who was a Jewish bloke called round !!! Luckily he laughed about it as there were
Needed for a war film for moving around maps.  ajb007/lol

Sounds fascinating. Is that available on You Tube, TP?  ajb007/smile

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I don't know, I can't remember if it was on bbc2 or 4, but it was really interesting.

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Thunderpussy wrote:

I don't know, I can't remember if it was on bbc2 or 4, but it was really interesting.

Thanks, my best friend is a big fan of Hammer and Peter Cushing in particular. He had a very proper way of pronouncing words and of speaking that I really admire. I found a copy of The Fortean Times dedicated to him on his Centenary in 2013 just recently.

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In the world of make believe, imagine a Hammer production of Moonraker 1956
http://iansadler.wordpress.com/2011/07/ … bond-film/

In case anyone, is unfamiliar with this story. It is a "Fake" but fun in a parallel world   ajb007/lol

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I read some dogey things concerning Scars Of Dracula & Satanic Rites in my research, so I decided to check them out on Youtube.
ajb007/rolleyes
Well... Scars looked extremely cheap, and Satanic just had the dumbest ending IMO.
I don't think I will being persuing owning either on physical media. Still, Prince Of Darkness & 7 Golden Vampires were WELL worth the money! ajb007/martini

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I liked SRoD ending , remember Drac is satanic so I think it was fitting the way he died (it was spose to symbolize Jesus I think)

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I love the hound of the baskervilles too but my personal favourite is the devil rides out! I really enjoyed the Dennis Wheatley novel.

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