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Old 2nd December 2019, 06:29 AM
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It's interesting to note that one of the main characters in the 'Red Shoes' ballet is played by Michael Helpmann...


...who would go on to play The Child Catcher in 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang'

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Old 2nd December 2019, 09:42 AM
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It's interesting to note that one of the main characters in the 'Red Shoes' ballet is played by Robert Helpmann...


...who would go on to play The Child Catcher in 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang'

Indeed. Queen central tis
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Old 2nd December 2019, 06:36 PM
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Carry On Dick (1974)

Filth!!!
About as bawdy as you can get without having to dig up Chaucer
The Bow Street Runners are after Big Dick Turpin & his gang. From this meagre gruel the CO team spare no entendre unturned in their quest for the ultimate in smut. The 'diddler' subplot being my main piece hof hevidence m'luds & ladies ...
Just about as ribald as they got (the antics in England are too influenced by the strain of sexy comedy that overtook them IMHO).
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Old 2nd December 2019, 06:48 PM
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Alice, Sweet Alice (1976)

Mixed early entry in the slasher genre where typical giallo motifs - killer wearing creepy mask and yellow plastic raincoat, red herrings aplenty - blend into both a family character study and critique on Catholicism.

Whilst the murders are striking and well done there's a lot of chatter which dragged the film out of the horror genre and into basic melodrama but director Alfred Sole constructs his murder scenes with deliciously tense vigor that the long passages of what i would call inconsequential talk and uninteresting religious diatribes can be forgive. Almost.
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Old 2nd December 2019, 09:21 PM
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Always watch this one , this time of year. Uptight business man Neil Page (Steve Martin) tries to make it home for thanksgiving but all sorts of disasters befall him, including lovable loser and shower ring salesmen Del Griffith( Candy). A comedy classic that never grows old and one of Martins and the late great John Candys best. 10/10
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Old 3rd December 2019, 05:07 PM
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The Mummy's Shroud (1967)

Director John Gilling wrote the screenplay for The Mummy's Shroud and its a fairly average, cliche riddled affair, that manages to somehow be quite an enjoyable watch. This is in no small part due to John Phillips who has top billing as spoilt millionaire Sir Basil Walden, Phillips positively fills the screen every time he appears and engages the role with an almost youthful abandonment. Andre Morell is also excellent as the expedition leader who ends up institutionalised by Walden.

One of the best things about The Mummy's Shroud is that the film gives a decent sized role to Hammer regular Michael Ripper. Ripper appeared in more than twenty Hammer films, usually having only a few moments in each film, but still managing to create a distinctive character but in The Mummy's Shroud he gives an especially polished turn. It was nice to see Doctor Who regular Roger Delgado have a large role in the film as the villainous Hasmid-Ali.

As always with Hammer their production values are superb for what are relatively low cost films, The Mummy's Shroud is no exception, the sets are lush and certainly evoke a sense of the period, both in and outdoors. Unfortunately the mummy itself, played here by stuntman Eddie Powell (Who was actually Christopher Lee's stunt double in many Hammer productions), is not a very convincing creature, looking more like an American Footballer than a shambling ancient mummy. The mummy does have the films finest scene though as it rips itself apart at the finale.

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Old 3rd December 2019, 08:28 PM
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The Ring. 2002

A journalist grieving after her niece's death is lead on a trail of a cursed video that kills 7 days after viewing it and time is running out after she and her son watch it.

Decent, stylish remake of the Japanese film Ringu, not many American remakes work or live upto to the original but this one (and The Grudge) are pretty creepy based on the Japanese Myth's and Urban Legends stories.

Naomi Watts plays journalist Rachael who discovers the tape and tries to stop the impending death of herself and her son Aiden and with the help of video tech Noah who is entangled in the web of mystery. Gore Verbinski done a great job directing this, who seemed to understand the supernatural genre and not create a bloodfest movie, does have a dark atmospheric background score by Hans Zimmer, think this is a film not to watch over and over but one to dig out once in a while.
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Old 4th December 2019, 12:30 AM
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Rise Of The Footsoldier: Marbella

Stone the fackin' crows! Another bleedin' Rettendon flick doncha know?
Craig Fairbrass is a hammer in human form called Pat Tate. Lawdy! Amusingly it has two other actors from Bonded By Blood ... playing the same characters . Geezah!!
Violent and silly tis.
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Rise Of The Footsoldier: Marbella

Stone the fackin' crows! Another bleedin' Rettendon flick doncha know?
Craig Fairbrass is a hammer in human form called Pat Tate. Lawdy! Amusingly it has two other actors from Bonded In Blood ... playing the same characters . Geezah!!
Violent and silly tis.
Another I wasn't aware of this, what's this now the 4th 5th ? And when was this released ?
I do own the first 3.
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Old 4th December 2019, 10:03 AM
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With the 3 Essex Boys films, I make this the 9th film made around that incident?? Cough.
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