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The Cat and the Canary & The Ghost Breakers

Bob Hope films were once a stalwart of festive TV and late-night film seasons. Eureka Entertainment’s latest release brings a little of that magic back with two of Hope’s most popular and enduring films: The Cat and the Canary ...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Dr. Who and the Daleks: The Official Story of the Films

John Walsh is a geek’s geek. Whether he’s writing about Ray Harryhausen or waxing lyrical about the joys of Flash Gordon or Escape From New York, you know you’re in good hands. Walsh’s growing back catalogue of behind-the-scene...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Festive Thrills From Seven Questions Publishing

It’s no surprise that at a time when we’re thinking those in difficult circumstances, those struggling, and hopefully prevailing against adversity, that films like The Great Escape have become such Christmas stalwarts. The tale...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Hollywood’s Pioneering Daredevils! Film Action Before CGI

Hollywood’s Pioneering Daredevils is the tale of Hollywood’s larger than life characters, written with verve, skill, and an insider’s knowledge. For silent film pioneers like Buster Keaton, everything that appeared on the scree...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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20% Off Tales of Hazard

Who doesn’t love a rip-roaring tale of outlandish adventure?  Tales of Hazard is the only record of ten unique radio broadcasts originally aired by the BBC in the summer of 1932 as part of the Hazard Series, and now published b...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Fortean TV: The Complete Series

Rating: 4 / 5 Positives: The perfect thing to cozy up with on Winter nights, or maybe just chuckle your way through after a few too many festive toasts. Plot: The weird, the curious, and the WTF. Genre: Documentary Review by: P...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Martin Scorsese At 80

Thames & Hudson’s new volume celebrating the work of Martin Scorsese arrives at the perfect time to make it into the Christmas stocking of anyone with a passion for film and the art of film-making. Martin Scorsese: A Retros...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Son of the White Mare and Other Early Works by Marcel Jankovics

Laika (Kubo) and Cartoon Salon (Book of Kells) may have made animated folk tales de rigueur again, but cartoons have been used to tell myths and legends for as almost as long as the medium has existed.  Look beyond wisecracking...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Vampire Cinema: The First 100 Years

Written by acclaimed cultural historian, Christopher Frayling, Vampire Cinema: The First 100 Years emerges from the publishing vaults into the harsh light of day this October. Those familiar with Frayling’s work will know that ...
 
 
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The Owl Service: The Complete Series

The Owl Service was filmed almost entirely on location during the spring of 1969 and broadcast during the winter of 1969-1970. Tis remarkable adaptation of Alan Garner’s award-winning novel was a radical production that r...