Read more at IHT, The Telegraph or The Times. Luckily for us, she finished her autobiography which is on sale now.
Hazel Court, an English beauty who co-starred with the likes of Boris Karloff and Vincent Price in "The Raven" and other popular horror movies of the 1950s and '60s, has died. She was 82.
Court died Tuesday at her home near Lake Tahoe from a heart attack, her daughter, Sally Walsh of Los Angeles, said Wednesday.
Roger Corman directed Hazel Court in five movies, turning Ms. Court into one of the classic "scream queens" of that era. She co-starred with the likes of Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Vincent Price, Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre and Jack Nicholson.
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As a kid I often wondered why the Romulans would be using Klingon-designed ships. Fans speculated that there was a Klingon-Romulan alliance, but the truth is more mundane. The Klingon ship model was expensive and the producers wanted to get as much use out of it as possible. The freedom of CG effects has now allowed for a Warbird to make an appearance and bird-of-prey markings on the undersides of the Klingon-designed battle cruisers.
The teaser photos are sweet! I'm looking forward to see what else they enhance in this terrific espionage-themed episode.
Thursday, April 03, 2008
Sony, like Warner and Universal, is releasing a box of Hammer movies. This time it's a 2-disc set they're calling Icons of Adventure, including 4 historical adventure films originally released by Columbia Pictures. The titles are Stranglers of Bombay (1960), directed by Terence Fisher, Terror of the Tongs (1961), Pirates of Blood River (1962), and Devil Ship Pirates (1964). Christopher Lee stars in the last three. They may have aired on local TV at some point, but I've never seen any of these. Screenwriter Jimmy Sangster provides three audio commentaries and there should be some other extras. It's due on June 10th.
Fox is also releasing The Nanny starring Bette Davis next week. That's another one I haven't seen but I'm more excited about the adventure films.
I'll update the Hammer DVD list accordingly.