Friday, 12 February 2016

TARKIN RETURNS AND HE IS NOT ALONE : STAR WARS ROGUE ONE ANTHOLOGY




We are a couple of months removed from the triumphant return of the Star Wars franchise with The Force Awakens. It has become the biggest domestic hit in U.S. history and we have firmly stepped into the era of The Force. Lucasfilm and Disney currently has at least three Star Wars films in various stages of production including Episode 8, Rogue One, and the Han Solo spin-off. While the average moviegoer is unaware of this grand plan, even the rabid fanbase is largely in the dark about where the new films are headed. (Spoilers ahead)


 In July 2015, That Hashtag Show's broke the scoop that there would be the presence of what were formerly called Shadow Troopers in Rogue One. Last week their trustworthy JoBlo, gave a report which aligned with the info our sources obtained last summer. The latest bit of information that we have obtained is really interesting and gives a more focused look at some fan favorite characters. Last August, The Daily Mail ran a interesting scoop that sounded too strange to be true at the time. They reported that Grand Moff Tarkin would return in Rogue One and that LucasFilm would be digitally recreating Peter Cushing in the film. After some digging we have gotten confirmation, from our same source that tipped us that Admiral Ackbar would appear in The Force Awakens, that the scoop was correct. Grand Moff Tarkin will indeed return to the big-screen and will be recreated using the miracle of CGI.


We all know this technology has been used before; like in Fast and Furious 7 for Paul Walker and to convincingly make Michael Douglas younger in Ant-Man. There is concept art of Tarkin for Rogue One, along with Darth Vader, on the bridge of the Death Star and the execution of his CGI character has been explained as being one of the most expensive renderings ever. We don't know who will be playing Tarkin, but, something interesting our source told us is that the Rogue One CG IS for the original actor behind Grand Moff Tarkin, Peter Cushing. It's unclear why they have chosen to go this complicated route, over simply recasting an actor who could breathe new life into the character. However, it is the direction the production has decided to take. Now we wait until December, to see just how all this works, and hopefully the amazing RETURN of Peter Cushing as Tarkin.


This feature and text report has been compiled from source material at
https://www.facebook.com/ThatHashtagShow and movieplot. com  

HERE COMES THE HORROR LOVE BOAT : VALENTINE DAY COMPETITON PRIZES


The HORROR LOVE BOAT, comes sinisterly sailing to the Peter Cushing Appreciations sites on VALENTINE'S DAY, THIS Sunday. In it's 'sweet scented' hold, is a shipment of  HANDSOME,  NOSEGAYS and POTENT packages, that would set any LOVER of horror films PULSE a-racing and HEARTS a-thumping... PRIZES FOR THE PASSIONATE!


Join us THIS SUNDAY, when we'll be posting our PCAS VALENTINE COMPETITION for this year. The competition will be posted across all the PCAS platforms, so try as you might, you'll find it hard to resist the ATTRACTION, SURRENDER, INDULGE, and you could be a could be a winner. Bring your brains and HEARTS, and have some fun. You'll LOVE it!


IT'S OUR 60TH ANNIVERSARY PCAS 1956 -2016!
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Wednesday, 10 February 2016

HAZEL COURT REMEMBERED ON HER BIRTHDAY : AND AUTOBIOGRAPHY DETAILS


Today we remember the lovely Hazel Court who was born on this day, during her career she worked with several horror legends, Vincent Price in The Masque Of The Red Death (1964) , Boris Karloff and Vincent Price again in The Raven (1963) , Christopher Lee in Hammer's The Man Who Could Cheat Death (1959) and of course with Peter Cushing in The Curse Of Frankenstein (1957) … What are some of your favourite performances of Hazel's?

 


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Her book 'Hazel Court- Horror Queen: An Autobiography' is a good read, not too deep or detailed, but with some very nice images through out. It took a while for this one to come round, health and time... also one image, that really put that cat among the pigeons..caused a certain amount of bad feeling, that made Court not so happy to explore the exposure of conventions and book promoting. In the Hammer films, The Man Who Could Cheat Death..a film that Cushing was originally slated to appear in... a shot of Court was filmed, topless...for inclusion in the famous, 'continental print'.. I am not sure of the history, if that shot ever was included in those prints, I am pretty sure it wasn't. There is a story that the footage was destroyed at the editing room, BUT a few frames were given to Court, as a memento.


 QUICK LINK: HAZEL COURT : WOMEN IN GOTHIC 
AND OTHER ACTRESSES IN OUR SERIES

Years later, some how one of these frames turns up in a certain fanzine... fill in the name here yourselves.... printed without consent from Court. She was furious. It wasn't the first time that this periodical had compromised individuals....in an interview with this magazine, a key player in the Star Wars saga had 'off the record' referred to another key players, 'silly facial hair', which as these things tend to, got back to that individual. They were not happy. Also the using of Roy Skeggs Hammer Films Ltd headed note paper as the header and title of a reworked version of the magazine, went down badly... but such is the world of fanzines, when you are trying to stand out from the crowd, give scoops and compete with others, in what was back then a crowded market, of good to very good fanzines, all competing and trying to make a name. But, eventually Court did come back to the frame, sadly...I think I am right in saying that the book was released posthumously, Court sadly leaving us in 2008, just months before the book was finally released...


IT'S OUR 60TH ANNIVERSARY PCAS 1956 -2016!

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Tuesday, 9 February 2016

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE : CUSHINGCONNECTIONS 1#


We could only come up with 14, not including the name of THIS production. But, I am sure if you dig, there are more.

This post is also being shared at our Peter Cushing Facebook Fan Page  we'll post the total of the person who comes up with the most
connections here and at the Facebook Page in a few days time!


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Monday, 8 February 2016

IN REMEMBRANCE OF HELEN CUSHING BORN TODAY 1905


Today marks what would have been a very significant birthday in the life of Peter Cushing...the birthdate of his wife, Helen. Peter never forgot to mark anniversaries or special days with Helen, often making her beautiful greetings cards, notes and..of course the silk scarves. He never forgot her birthday, and neither shall we... so, in remembrance, Happy Birthday Helen.


Further reading and images on Helen Cushing in our feature : HERE 




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HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR : PETER CUSHING AND SIMIAN FRIEND #CHINESENEWYEAR


Happy Chinese New Year TODAY! 2016 is the YEAR of the MONKEY! Here's Peter Cushing with a simian friend...during the making of which Bray Hammer film?? Happy New Year... and have a banana!


DONALD FEARNEY'S 'THE LEGEND OF HAMMER'S MUMMY'S' DOCUMENTARY WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING...FOR FREE... AT OUR SOCIETY YOUTUBE ACCOUNT TODAY! RARE STILLS, INTERVIEWS. THE HISTORY OF HAMMER FILMS MUMMY FEATURES! DON'T MISS IT!


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#MONSTERMONDAY: CHRISTOPHER LEE AS THE MUMMY: KHARIS COMES CALLING!


THIS WEEK'S #MONSTERMONDAY GALLERY COMES AS A REQUEST FROM FOLLOWER WILLIAM STERRY. WILL NOMINATES THIS AS MAYBE HIS FAVOURITE' CUSHING / LEE STAND OFF, ONLY SECOND TO THE CLASSIC 'STAND OFF' IN HAMMER FILMS, ''DRACULA' 




'I REMEMBER WATCHING THE SCENE WHERE KHARIS STORMS THE HOME OF JOHN BANNING PLAY BY PETER CUSHING. THE TENSION, WAITING WITH CUSHING, FOR  THE MUMMY TO APPEAR WAS UNBEARABLE.' SAYS WILLIAM.'


'AS THE MUSIC BUILDS, YOU KNOW HE'S COMING! THE QUESTION IS, HOW IS HE GOING TO GET IN? AND WHEN HE DOES, THAT...COMES AS SUCH A SUPRISE!'



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