Some ideas how to spend your money.....
*According to the DVD Drive-In (as well as some other sites) a Hammer Adventure set will soon be coming from Sony containing the following movies: STRANGLERS OF BOMBAY, TERROR OF THE TONGS, PIRATES OF BLOOD RIVER and DEVIL SHIP PIRATES. No release date confirmed as of yet, but these are films that have been gagging for a release for some time. Especially TERROR OF THE TONGS looked very doubtful ever to be released in these PC times we're living in. The same web site also announced that Hammer's THE NANNY will see a Region 1 Stateside release in April. That film had already been available on Region 2.
*Check out your local HMV stores for copies of the massive 21 DVD Hammer Collection. These previously sold for a recommended retail price of £149.99/€229.99. My shop in Cork (Ireland) this week sells them for €59.99 and reports from some UK branches suggest that there they are available for £35. Quite a drop from the initial price tag. Doubt that you'll ever get them much cheaper than this.
*An article in the Sunday Times highlighted the fact that Robert Sellers' highly praised and recommended book THE BATTLE FOR BOND had to be pulped after Tomahawk Press lost a case against the Fleming family. According to UK law they apparently quoted too much from court cases and broke copyright law. Some bookstores may still have the occasional copy left for sale. I e.g. managed to purchase one from my local Waterstones, but the book's online price tag is already increasing dramatically. This is bound to very quickly become a collector's item, so secure as many copies as you can find for the original price.
*Nothing Hammer or even Bond related, but a quick plug for a new Ebook published by good buddy and fellow blogger David Zuzelo. Together with Paul Cooke he recently published Tough To Kill, a guide to 1980s European Action Cinema. The book is chokefull with reviews of often rare Italo pictures, interviews and general overviews of the genre. And for just $2.50 you really can't go wrong. This is being published by Lulu, so I believe you also have the option of buying the paperback version for a few dollars more.
From Manchester to Cinecitta - *( lire la version française )* I was one of the guests of the 25th Manchester fantastic film festival last fall. It is always a renewed pleasure to meet my...
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