In this first feature film, an intermittently serious, Hammer-produced exploration of horror flick conventions, he tracks and pans through the woods, around carefully lit and furnished interiors, like an old pro. Well, you win a few and you lose a few, is what you do. You put your Aryan master swordsman on top of a hill and have him attacked by a small mob of angry, lumpen townspeople; have him kill everybody in no time flat, doing lots of fancy foot- and swordwork; have him grin and flash gay Douglas Fairbanks looks at Miss Munro, stationed at the bottom of the hill, laughing maniacally, during the carnage. Throw her a wink. But then, eclectic British technician that you are, you decide to stage another action scene, in the middle of a horror movie, as an irreverent homage not to the horror genre itself, but to Westerns.
Professionals star Lewis Collins dies
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The Hellfire Club is back. It's been three years since the supervillain organization was last prominently featured in a story, and it's been even longer since the group's most prominent leader -- Sebastian Shaw -- has been in charge. Since their debut in 's "X-Men" , the Hellfire Club has been a consistent thorn in the mutant team's side. To be honest, the group isn't even villainous so much as self-serving; the larger club's open to the most wealthy and influential members of society -- and that includes wealthy mutants Warren Worthington, Betsy Braddock and humans Tony Stark, Norman Osborn alike. With over 35 years of continuity, the Hellfire Club has a storied -- and surprisingly historical -- past that's worth breaking down now that a new Inner Circle has emerged in this month's "Uncanny X-Men"
Going through old copies of the Radio Times and scanning the cast lists of vintage television productions, some names keep turning up, over and over again. Corpulent, with thick black hair and often seen as appropriately solid authority figures, whether comically pompous or threatening in an oily manner, Whitsun-Jones facially resembled a heftier and rather bad-tempered version of Peter Bowles; his Avengers appearances are pretty representative of his work, respectively taking in Government man, fat villain and eccentric innocent bystander. Given the bluff, very old-school image he often projected, it's slightly surprising to find he was actually born in Wales, in , though less surprisingly this was in Monmouthshire, near the border with England. One of his early TV credits was a ground-breaking one for the medium; The Quatermass Experiment BBC , the first adventure for Nigel Kneale's scientist hero, who after masterminding an early space mission has to take action when one of the astronauts played by Duncan Lamont from "Stay Tuned" comes under the control of an alien, mutating creature.
Sign In. Hide Spoilers. The opening episode of the third series of "Thriller" set off a run of five marvelous stories. This is one of the better known ones as it received a commercial video release in