Monday, 29 March 2010

House of the Long Shadows finally gets an official DVD release

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment announced that it will be offering 27 additional MGM titles, including never-before-released award-winning classic films, made-for-TV movies and television shows via CreateSpace’s DVD on Demand service.

Beginning 22 March, fans can pre-order their favorite classic films in this exciting second wave of titles followed by the television series from the new collection, which will be available soon.

The entire collection of MGM DVD-on-Demand titles will be showcased at The dedicated online destination will serve as a central hub, with links to pages featuring original trailers for films including, Fitzwilly, The Honey Pot, Hurricane Streets, Valentino and more.

“We are delighted to continue our association with CreateSpace DVD on Demand, a perfect way for us to provide fans convenient access to timeless MGM movies and television shows that are not readily available in the marketplace,” said Eric Doctorow, General Manager, MGM Worldwide at Fox. “The new MGM Limited Edition Collection section will make it even easier for customers to find these film and TV gems on”

CreateSpace DVD on Demand enables film and TV studios such as Twentieth Century Fox to make a wide variety of content available efficiently, inexpensively and with little risk, since titles are sold directly in response to customer demand.

Showcasing an assortment of award-nominated films, the latest wave of titles includes House of Long Shadows, Pete Walker's spooky horror starring those titans of terror, Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing and John Carradine.


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Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Vinnie's favourite performance, The Eve of St Mark

The Eve of St Mark
Wednesday, 17 March, 12.50pm
Film4 (Sky 315, Virgin 444, Freeview 15, Freesat 300)

Set your remote for this 1944 World War II drama in which William Eythe's farmboy is drafted into the US army in 1942 and sees action in the Philippines on the island of Corregidor.

Vinnie plays the poetry-mad Southern private, Francis Marion, in what the actor said was one of his best performances.

Catch Vinnie in action on my YouTube Channel.

Monday, 8 March 2010

BBC Radio 4 Saturday Play: Vincent Price and The Horror of The English Blood Beast

By Matthew Broughton.

In 1967, Vincent Price came to the UK to make the horror movie Witchfinder General. It was the best performance of his career, and the worst few months of his life. This play takes a light-hearted look behind the scenes of the making of this classic British film.