Leading lady of so many westerns, and of course Creature from the Black Lagoon. Not to mention being an all around working actress with many credits and an always classy presence in the public eye. Rest in peace.
Been away from the blog for far too long and will have more stuff up soon, including a new short story. In the meantime, just for fun, just because it’s awesome, just because there’s nothing else like it, well, this video speaks for itself:
When is an underrated classic movie restored in high definition available at no charge?
Check it out:
ClassicFlix will also be selling their T-MEN Blu Ray Special Edition at an incredible price that night.
And, by the way, Happy Thanksgiving!
For the better part of the past year, it’s been my privilege to be privy to a plan to make an independent movie about Phil Tucker’s making of ROBOT MONSTER. A filmmaker named Matthew Muhl has written a script and outlined a plan for making his film about the March 1953 event, and he has started a Kickstarter fund for this project. To be clear, this movie is not based on my book but is Matthew’s own project with his own script. Head on over, and check out a video he’s put together on the project with narration by original ROBOT MONSTER cast member and all around cool guy Gregory Moffett!
Anyone who saw All Creatures Great and Small almost had to love it, and anyone who loved it had to think the best character was played by Robert Hardy. Siegfried Farnon was a fictional version of a real person created by James Herriott, pen name of a real life veterinarian who wrote fiction based on himself and his friends.
Siegfried was not the main character, but he was the dominant one. Employer of James and big brother of Tristan, his dominant, boisterous, hotheaded and contradictory personality was basically just hilarious and endearing. Veteran actor Robert Hardy brought him to life and made Siegfried unforgettable, a performance that no one could have improved on. Rest in peace, Mr. Hardy, and thank you for Siegfried.
Rest in peace, not-so-dark knight. You brought joy to many, many people.
They were already bringing movies like The Magnetic Monster and The Neptune Factor to Blu-Ray. Then they recently announced their new 4K restoration of The Man With No Name trilogy. And now they’re going to bring The Outer Limits to Blu-Ray.
Kino Lorber, you are officially awesome. You win.
Got to love that clone battle, and that spider robot in the thumbnail is a seriously awesome bit of Star Wars design. And the two scenes of Ewan McGregor verbally sparring with first a bounty hunter and then a Sith Lord are some of my favorite moments of the Saga. Fun, underrated movie in my humble opinion.
Check it out! Phil Hall is one of the few people to write anything about Phil Tucker’s Space Jockey and I quoted him thusly in my book. Recently I’ve been happy to make his acquaintance and was interviewed for his wide-ranging cinema podcast, The Online Movie Show With Phil Hall. It’s a fun little chat, and Phil asks all the right questions about Robot Monster, Phil Tucker, and related subjects. Many thanks to Phil for having me on!