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Christopher Lee
 
Icons: Christopher Lee - The Satanic Rites Of Dracula
Icons: Christopher Lee - The Satanic Rites Of Dracula
Icons: Christopher Lee - The Satanic Rites Of Dracula

Icons: Christopher Lee – The Satanic Rites Of Dracula

This was the 7th and last time that Christopher Lee would play Dracula for Hammer, but not the last time he would play the Count (see the awful French comedy Dracula père et fils from 1976 for that) and not the last time that P...
 
Christopher Lee
 
Icons: Christopher Lee – Dracula AD 1972
Icons: Christopher Lee – Dracula AD 1972
Icons: Christopher Lee – Dracula AD 1972

Icons: Christopher Lee – Dracula AD 1972

Inevitably after five Dracula films for Hammer, a comedy horror in Italy called Uncle Was a Vampire (1959) and Count Dracula (1970) in Spain and Germany as well as a myriad of other vampire films and horror films that Chris Lee...
 

Christopher Lee
 
Icons: Christopher Lee – Scars of Dracula
Icons: Christopher Lee – Scars of Dracula
Icons: Christopher Lee – Scars of Dracula

Icons: Christopher Lee – Scars of Dracula

There is a noticeable difference in quality, or more accurately the drop in quality between the previous Hammer Dracula film, Taste the Blood of Dracula which had wrapped filming in December 1969 and Scars of Dracula which bega...
 
Christopher Lee
 
Icons: Christopher Lee – Count Dracula
Icons: Christopher Lee – Count Dracula
Icons: Christopher Lee – Count Dracula

Icons: Christopher Lee – Count Dracula

In 1970 Christopher Lee played Count Dracula no fewer than four times: two in Hammer films (Taste the Blood of Dracula and Scars of Dracula), appearing with Peter Cushing in a cameo role in the zany Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis ...
 

Christopher Lee
 
Icons: Christopher Lee - Taste The Blood Of Dracula
Icons: Christopher Lee - Taste The Blood Of Dracula
Icons: Christopher Lee - Taste The Blood Of Dracula

Icons: Christopher Lee – Taste The Blood Of Dracula

Taste the Blood of Dracula opens where Dracula Has Risen From the Grave left off, making this the fourth film in the Hammer/Lee franchise. A traveller (Roy Kinnear) is thrown out of a coach hurtling through a wood. He stumbles ...
 
Christopher Lee
 
Icons: Christopher Lee - Dracula Has Risen From The Grave Review
Icons: Christopher Lee - Dracula Has Risen From The Grave Review
Icons: Christopher Lee - Dracula Has Risen From The Grave Review

Icons: Christopher Lee – Dracula Has Risen From The Grave Review

In 1968 Hammer moved from its long standing studio at Bray in Buckinghamshire and found a new home at the bigger sprawling Pinewood Studios. For many this meant the beginning of the end for the family feel studio that many cons...
 

Christopher Lee
 
Icons: Christopher Lee - Dracula: Prince Of Darkness
Icons: Christopher Lee - Dracula: Prince Of Darkness
Icons: Christopher Lee - Dracula: Prince Of Darkness

Icons: Christopher Lee – Dracula: Prince Of Darkness

Dracula, Prince of Darkness was made in 1965, seven years after the original Hammer Dracula and released theatrically in January 1966. There is some continuity to the original, in spite of having a stop gap with the wonderful T...
 
Christopher Lee
 
Icons: Christopher Lee - Dracula
Icons: Christopher Lee - Dracula
Icons: Christopher Lee - Dracula

Icons: Christopher Lee – Dracula

When Hammer released their remake of Dracula in 1958 they promised more blood and bright colour than ever before and inevitably received an ‘X’ rating for their efforts (today its DVD release is a 12 cerificate). ]Hammer had be...
 

Composers
 
Composers - Hans Zimmer
Composers - Hans Zimmer
Composers - Hans Zimmer

Composers – Hans Zimmer

Hans Zimmer has been writing scores for film since the early 80’s pretty much.  He acted as assistant to others until he finally got his break as a lead composer for film (and of course there is the common (yet true) joke that ...
 
Action Heroes
 
The Bruce Lee Retrospective Link List
The Bruce Lee Retrospective Link List
The Bruce Lee Retrospective Link List

The Bruce Lee Retrospective Link List

Click on the film title below you want to read the retrospective of: 1. The Big Boss 2. Fist of Fury 3. Way of the Dragon 4. Enter the Dragon 5. Game of Death 6. Bruce Lee Podcast
 

Carpenter
 
The Carpenter Retrospective Link List
The Carpenter Retrospective Link List
The Carpenter Retrospective Link List

The Carpenter Retrospective Link List

Click on the film title below you want to read the retrospective of: Dark Star Assault on Precinct 1 Halloween The Fog Escape from New York The Thing Christine Starman Big Trouble in Little China Prince of Darkness They Live Me...
 
Bond
 
The Bond Retrospective Link List
The Bond Retrospective Link List
The Bond Retrospective Link List

The Bond Retrospective Link List

Click on the film title below you want to read the retrospective of: Dr No From Russia with Love Goldfinger Thunderball You Only Live Twice On Her Majesty’s Secret Service Diamonds Are Forever Live and Let Die The Man wit...
 

Directors
 
The Scorsese Retrospective Link List
The Scorsese Retrospective Link List
The Scorsese Retrospective Link List

The Scorsese Retrospective Link List

Click on the film title below you want to read the retrospective of: Who’s That Knocking at My Door Boxcar Bertha Mean Streets Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore Taxi Driver New York, New York Raging Bull The King of C...
 
Directors
 
The Spielberg Retrospective Link List
The Spielberg Retrospective Link List
The Spielberg Retrospective Link List

The Spielberg Retrospective Link List

Click on the film title below you want to read the retrospective of: Duel   The Sugarland Express  Jaws  Close Encounters of the Third Kind   1941   Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark   E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial  I...
 

Disney
 
The Pixar Retrospective Link List
The Pixar Retrospective Link List
The Pixar Retrospective Link List

The Pixar Retrospective Link List

Click on the film title below you want to read the retrospective of: Toy Story A Bug’s Life Toy Story 2 Monsters, Inc. Finding Nemo The Incredibles Cars Ratatouille WALL-E Up Toy Story 3 Cars 2
 
Craven
 
The Craven Retrospective Link List
The Craven Retrospective Link List
The Craven Retrospective Link List

The Craven Retrospective Link List

Click on the film title below you want to read the retrospective of: The Last House on the Left The Hills Have Eyes Deadly Blessing Swamp Thing A Nightmare on Elm Street The Hills Have Eyes Part II Deadly Friend The Serpent and...
 

Disney
 
The Disney Retrospective Link List
The Disney Retrospective Link List
The Disney Retrospective Link List

The Disney Retrospective Link List

Click on the film title below you want to read the retrospective of: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Pinocchio Fantasia Dumbo Bambi Saludos Amigos Three Caballeros, TheThe Three Caballeros Make Mine Music Fun and Fancy Free Mel...
 
Directors
 
The Eastwood Retrospective Link List
The Eastwood Retrospective Link List
The Eastwood Retrospective Link List

The Eastwood Retrospective Link List

Click on the film title below you want to read the retrospective of: A Fistful of Dollars For A few Dollars More The good, the Bad and the Ugly Hang ‘Em high Coogan’s Bluff Where Eagles Dare Paint Your Wagon Two Mul...
 

Action Heroes
 
Filmwerk Podcast #125 - Bruce Lee
Filmwerk Podcast #125 - Bruce Lee
Filmwerk Podcast #125 - Bruce Lee

Filmwerk Podcast #125 – Bruce Lee

Ben Pegley and Steven Hurst cover the short but prosperous career of martial arts legend Bruce Lee. A man who needs no further introduction to cinema lovers.
 
Action Heroes
 
Action Heroes – Bruce Lee: Game of Death
Action Heroes – Bruce Lee: Game of Death
Action Heroes – Bruce Lee: Game of Death

Action Heroes – Bruce Lee: Game of Death

Welcome one and all, to the fifth (and final), Bruce Lee movie retrospective. A moment’s silence please…. If you have followed this series through from the beginning, then I thank you so much for your time (and staying po...
 

Action Heroes
 
Action Heroes – Bruce Lee: Enter The Dragon
Action Heroes – Bruce Lee: Enter The Dragon
Action Heroes – Bruce Lee: Enter The Dragon

Action Heroes – Bruce Lee: Enter The Dragon

OK, we have now made it to a very important moment in Bruce Lee’s film career, as we come to perhaps (and it’s definitely contentious among fans), the crowning glory of Bruce Lee’s dazzling, albeit, tragically short...
 
Action Heroes
 
Action Heroes – Bruce Lee: Way Of The Dragon
Action Heroes – Bruce Lee: Way Of The Dragon
Action Heroes – Bruce Lee: Way Of The Dragon

Action Heroes – Bruce Lee: Way Of The Dragon

When the subject of doing these retrospectives came up at Filmwerk Towers, I immediately began mentally sketching out each film. It quickly became apparent that even though I had my favourites among my favourites; I was going t...
 

Action Heroes
 
Action Heroes – Bruce Lee: Fist Of Fury
Action Heroes – Bruce Lee: Fist Of Fury
Action Heroes – Bruce Lee: Fist Of Fury

Action Heroes – Bruce Lee: Fist Of Fury

Well, here we are again; fresh from the fairly lengthy business of not only introducing this series of retrospectives, but discussing ground zero, numero uno movie The Big Boss, we now move our focus on to Bruce Lee’s sec...
 
Action Heroes
 
Action Heroes – Bruce Lee: The Big Boss
Action Heroes – Bruce Lee: The Big Boss
Action Heroes – Bruce Lee: The Big Boss

Action Heroes – Bruce Lee: The Big Boss

Part 1: Introductions Welcome one and all to this series of retrospectives focused on the feature films of the late great martial arts legend; Bruce Lee. I was born the year Lee’s action debut The Big Boss, came out in Ho...
 

Action Heroes
 
The Expendables 2 Review
The Expendables 2 Review
The Expendables 2 Review

The Expendables 2 Review

  With a crash bang and a fair few wallops, Expendables 2 explodes onto screens with the return of Barney Ross (Stallone) and his mismatched team of professionals. Sent on a mission by the mysterious Mr Church (Willis) the...
 
Action Heroes
 
Filmwerk Podcast #26 Retrospective: Statham
Filmwerk Podcast #26 Retrospective: Statham
Filmwerk Podcast #26 Retrospective: Statham

Filmwerk Podcast #26 Retrospective: Statham

Fully hair headed, Steven Hurst and Staham stalker, Suzanne King tackle the filmography of the Stath only to find themselves talking about his bald head and his often naked body. Spoilers are bound to pop up.
 

Action Heroes
 
Filmwerk Podcast #24 Retrospective: Willis
Filmwerk Podcast #24 Retrospective: Willis
Filmwerk Podcast #24 Retrospective: Willis

Filmwerk Podcast #24 Retrospective: Willis

The action just won’t stop here. As part of our action hero retrospective series we look at the king of cool, Bruce Willis and his small contribution to the action genre. Northern ranger, Steven Hurst and mouth from the S...
 
Action Heroes
 
Filmwerk Podcast #23 Retrospective: Rambo
Filmwerk Podcast #23 Retrospective: Rambo
Filmwerk Podcast #23 Retrospective: Rambo

Filmwerk Podcast #23 Retrospective: Rambo

Not satisfied with their coverage of the Rocky film series,  Steven Hurst and everyone’s favourite talking monkey, Dani Singer, return to look at the Rambo franchise for the Filmwerk action hero retrospective series.
 

Action Heroes
 
Filmwerk Podcast #22 Retrospective: Van Damme
Filmwerk Podcast #22 Retrospective: Van Damme
Filmwerk Podcast #22 Retrospective: Van Damme

Filmwerk Podcast #22 Retrospective: Van Damme

Van Damme gets his slow motion scream on and a few roundhouse kicks in this edition of the action hero retrospective series. Ball kicker, Steven Hurst, is joined this time by sucker puncher, Shane Meekings, as they delve back t...
 
Action Heroes
 
Filmwerk Podcast #21 Retrospective: Schwarzenegger
Filmwerk Podcast #21 Retrospective: Schwarzenegger
Filmwerk Podcast #21 Retrospective: Schwarzenegger

Filmwerk Podcast #21 Retrospective: Schwarzenegger

We turn our attention to perhaps the most successful of all the action stars in our action hero retrospective series with Arnold Schwarzenegger.  Charting the Austrian Oak’s action movie career and loving it long time is ...