Sunday, August 19, 2007

British Film Forever

For those of you in the UK/Ireland, check out BBC 2's British Film Forever next Saturday (August 25) at 21:15.

Magic, Murder and Monsters

A look at films that have made us scream and howl over the years - occasionally with laughter as well as fright. With such a rich gothic literary tradition it was somehow inevitable that British film makers would make our horror the envy of the world.

From Hammer to Harry Potter, from Plague of the Zombies to Shaun of the Dead, Magic, Murder and Monsters traces the evolution of the British horror and fantasy film, taking in classics like The Curse of Frankenstein, Dracula, The Innocents, Repulsion, Witchfinder General, The Wicker Man and Brazil.

Featuring original interviews with Sir Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Simon Pegg, Mark Gatiss, Terry Gilliam, Rupert Grint and John Landis - as well as original horror stars and film makers like Ingrid Pitt, Barbara Shelley, Jimmy Sangster and Pete Walker.

My understanding is that Christopher Lee was also interviewed for the program.

4 comments:

Rogue Spy 007 said...

Seeing Christopher Lee would be reason enough for me to watch this as I could. He's one of my favorite actors of all time.

Steve Reed said...

I see that both 'The Quatermass Xperiment' and Losey's 'The Damned' are on the BBC in the coming week. DVD recorders at the ready for 'The Damned', as it things look bleak for the Columbia 'Hammers' getting a release now that DD Home Entertainment have gon belly up.

Chris Rumble said...

I started to watch this but came down with food poisoning halfway through. If anyone taped it or has a copy please please drop me a line.

christopher.rumble@tfl.go.uk

Thanks

Chris Rumble said...

Sorry, that should be christopher.rumble@tfl.gov.uk
Thanks