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A Tribute to Christopher Lee - The Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast

A Tribute to Christopher Lee – The Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast

No life is forever, not even that of the man who played immortal vampires, mouldering corpses, and psychotic satanists. Christopher Lee had so permanently placed his mark on the world of fantastic film that his death this past week sent a shock wave through film fandom, so assured were we that he’d always be around [...]

Dracula Cries - Japanese Ending of Horror of Dracula

Dracula Cries – Japanese Ending of Horror of Dracula

It was only yesterday that I was waxing enthusiastic about the restored conclusion of HORROR OF DRACULA, available on a Region 2 Blu-ray disc that incorporates previously missing footage rediscovered on an old Japanese print in an archival vault in Tokyo. Now, I am starting to have reservations, thanks to a YouTube post showing the [...]

Horror of Dracula - the Restored Ending

Horror of Dracula – the Restored Ending

At last, fright fans – here it: the restored ending of HORROR OF DRACULA! The sequence was eviscerated by the British film censor back in 1958, when the film came out, but the recent Region 2 Blu-ray disc has finally restored the missing footage. No word yet on when a Region 1 Blu-ray will come [...]

Come Out and Play, Horror of Dracula, The Fury - Laserblast Home Video Podcast 4:12.2

Come Out and Play, Horror of Dracula, The Fury – Laserblast Home Video Podcast 4:12.2

Cinefantastique’s Laserblast Podcast returns with a very special episode, featuring guest Tim Lucas of Video Watchdog, along with regulars Lawrence French, Dan Persons, and Steve Biodrowski. The podcast of horror, fantasy, and science fiction on home video unearths a crypt-full of recent releases: the new horror thriller COME OUT AND PLAY, in limited theatrical engagements [...]

Dracula Dies! The restored disintegration of HORROR OF DRACULA

Dracula Dies! The restored disintegration of HORROR OF DRACULA

The Holy Grail of horror cinema – the censored shot of the Count’s destruction from HORROR OF DRACULA – will soon be in the hands of faithful fans when the British Blu-ray of the restored version arrives on March 13. U.S. fans without a region-free player are not so lucky (no mention of a Region [...]

CFQ Ultra-Lounge 3:45.2: Kubrick Exhibit, Horror of Dracula & Film Restoration

CFQ Ultra-Lounge 3:45.2: Kubrick Exhibit, Horror of Dracula & Film Restoration

Cinefantastique podcasters Lawrence French, Dan Persons, and Steve Biodrowski discuss news and events related to horror, fantasy, and science fiction films, including the Stanley Kubrick exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the restoration of HORROR OF DRACULA, and their favorite (or least favorite) restorations.
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Restored Horror of Dracula to hit UK next March

Restored Horror of Dracula to hit UK next March

The Hammer Films Facebook page made an announcement this morning that should excite fans of of the studios’ classic Gothic horror films: the restored version of HORROR OF DRACULA (known simply as DRACULA in its native England) has been scheduled for U.K. release on March 13, 2013. The restoration includes snippets of footage that were [...]

RIP Jimmy Sangster, Writer/Director

RIP Jimmy Sangster, Writer/Director

Jimmy Sangster, one of the major creative shapers of Hammer Studios’ horror output and the 1950’s-60’s British horror boom, passed away August 19th.

The Governator, Insidious & Rubber: CFQ Round Table Podcast 2:13

The Governator, Insidious & Rubber: CFQ Round Table Podcast 2:13

The rubber hits the road in this episode of the Cinefantastique Round Table, the Podcast with a Sense of Wonder. Dan Persons, Lawrence French, and Steve Biodrowski offer commentary on the week’s news (Stan Lee and Arnold Schwarzenegger team up to make THE GOVERNATOR; the uncut ending of HORROR OF DRACULA has been unearthed) and [...]

Michael Gough, Genre Veteran, R.I.P.

Michael Gough, Genre Veteran, R.I.P.

Michael Gough, star of horror, science fiction, and heroic adventure films and TV passes away at 94.