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"Dracula" On Netflix

Take a look at the BBC's upcoming "Dracula" 3-episode TV mini-series developed by Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, based on the novel of the same name by Bram Stoker, for broadcast and release on BBC One and Netflix in 2019, starring Claes Bang as the eastern European count:

Cast also includes John Heffernan, Dolly Wells, Joanna Scanlan, Morfydd Clark, Lujza Richter, Mark Gatiss, Jonathan Aris, Sacha Dhawan, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Catherine Schell, Youssef Kerkour, Clive Russell, Lyndsey Marshal, Chanel Cresswell, Matthew Beard, Sarah Niles and Natasha Radski.

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"Space: 1999" Live Streaming Event From Shout! Factory September 13-14

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Los Angeles – September 11, 2019 – Attention all sections Alpha: prepare for transmission! To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Space: 1999’s Breakaway Day, Shout! Factory TV will stream a two-day marathon of the landmark sci-fi series created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson. Breakaway Day celebrates the day in series lore in which the moon broke free from the earth.

The marathon comes complete with fantastic bonus features, including interviews with director Kevin Connor, actors Barbara Bain and Nick Tate, and author John Muir, and can be viewed on; Shout! Factory TV’s Roku, Amazon Fire, Apple TV, and Android apps; and the following digital streaming platforms: Twitch, Samsung TV Plus, Xumo, and Stirr.

The Space:1999 Breakaway Day marathon joins the slate of Shout! Factory TV’s Saturn Awards Week, a showcase of Saturn Award-winning and nominated films,
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Blu-ray Review – Space: 1999 – The Complete Series


Directed by Ray Austin, Tom Clegg, Kevin Connor, Charles Crichton, Val Guest, Lee H. Katzin, Bob Kellett, Robert Lynn, Peter Medak, David Tomblin.

Starring. Martin Landau, Barbara Bain, Barry Morse, Catherine Schell, Prentis Hancock, Clifton Jones, Zienia Merton, Anton Phillips, Nick Tate, Suzanne Roquette, Tony Anholt, Jeffery Kissoon, Alibe Parsons, Yasuko Nagazumi.


Space: 1999 fans will be happy to hear that Shout! Factory went the extra mile for this Blu-ray set that includes remastered episodes for both seasons, as well as several hours of bonus features that serve up some new interviews and commentary tracks. While not all the extras from past releases are included here, there’s enough material to keep fans busy for a while.

Somewhere in the recesses of my brain, there are full memories of me watching Space: 1999 when it aired on American TV, but all I can conjure today are flickers of remembrance. Star Trek
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Sherlock creators’ Dracula event series fills out its cast

The BBC and Netflix have announced the supporting cast joining Claes Bang (The Girl in the Spider’s Web) in the upcoming three-part event series Dracula from Sherlock creators Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat.

Jonathan Aris, Sacha Dhawan, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Catherine Schell, Youssef Kerkour and Clive Russell have all been cast in the drama, which is currently shooting at Bray Studios, the former home of iconic horror production company Hammer Films.

“This wonderfully atmospheric and legendary studio gave birth to so many famous monsters and stars — most memorably Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee,” Gatiss said in a statement. “As we watch Transylvania once again rise on the sound stages of Bray, it’s amazing to be able to say that Count Dracula has finally come home.”

The series will retain the 19th century setting of Bram Stoker’s classic novel, and sees Bang taking on the role of the titular Count.
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BBC’s Dracula TV Series Adds Sherlock, Doctor Who And Game Of Thrones Stars

The BBC’s upcoming Dracula reimagining has announced a batch of new cast members, and it seems showrunners Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss have brought with them some old co-stars from past TV series they’ve worked on.

Sherlock fans who were already looking forward to the drama, as it’s being positioned as something of a sister show to the hit detective series, will be pleased to find out that Anderson himself, Jonathan Aris, is joining the cast. Aris starred on all four seasons of Sherlock as the forensics expert who has a rivalry with Benedict Cumberbatch’s sleuth.

Sacha Dhawan is also signing up for the Victorian-set supernatural drama. Best know to audiences as Davos in Marvel’s Iron Fist, the actor also has Sherlock pedigree as he was the killer in season 4’s “The Six Thatchers.” Alongside Aris and Dhawan, three more stars have been announced as well: Catherine Schell,
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BBC, Netflix ‘Dracula’ Series Sets Directors, Adds Cast (Exclusive)

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BBC, Netflix ‘Dracula’ Series Sets Directors, Adds Cast (Exclusive)
The much-anticipated “Dracula” series from the BBC and Netflix is showing more of its fangs, with the directors now set and new cast members added.

Jonathan Aris (“Black Mirror: Bandersnatch”), Sacha Dhawan (“The Boy With the Top Knot”), Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (“Misfits”) and Catherine Schell (“On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”) will be joining the already-announced Claes Bang, who plays the bloodthirsty count, in the three-part drama. Youssef Kerkour (“Jack Ryan”) and Clive Russell (“Game Of Thrones”) have also signed on to the series.

Production is now underway, with Jonny Campbell (“Westworld”) directing the opening installment. Damon Thomas (“Killing Eve”) and Paul McGuigan (“Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool”) will helm Episodes 2 and 3, respectively.

Sherlock” producer Hartswood Films is making the series. It will bow on BBC One in the U.K. and Ireland and then play on Netflix in the U.S. and internationally.

Former “Doctor Who” showrunner Steven Moffat
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‘Space: 1999’ The Complete Series Blu-ray and DVD Coming From Shout! Factory

Shout! Factory is bringing Space: 1999: The Complete Series to Blu-ray and DVD for the first time ever on July 16th.

Space: 1999 came from the minds of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, the same folks behind Thunderbirds. A total of 48 episodes the wild adventures of Moonbase Alpha when an explosion blasts the moon deep into outer space.

In addition to a standard Blu-ray and DVD release, Shout! Factory will also offer a limited edition set of 500 that includes a snow globe featuring an Eagle Transporter landing on the Moon.

Pre-order the Space: 1999: The Complete Series Blu-ray set at Shout! Factory, while supplies last.

Bonus features are still in production and will be announced at a later date.

Space: 1999 stars Martin LandauBarbara Bain, Barry Morse and Catherine Schell.
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The Black Windmill

Secret agent Michael Caine must take on both the kidnappers of his son and his own suspect Army Intelligence colleagues in Don Siegel’s efficiently filmed, curiously tame suspense thriller. Delphine Seyrig is enticing and Donald Pleasance an unlikeable security bureaucrat, while the capable Janet Suzman and John Vernon fill out a top-flight cast that performs well in thriller surprisingly lacking in dramatic impact.

The Black Windmill


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1974 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 106 min. / Street Date December 4, 2018 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95

Starring: Michael Caine, Donald Pleasence, Janet Suzman, Delphine Seyrig, John Vernon, Clive Revill, Joss Ackland, Catherine Schell, Joseph O’Conor, Hermoine Baddeley, John Rhys-Davies

Cinematography: Ousama Rawi

Film Editor: Antony Gibbs

Original Music: Roy Budd

Written by Leigh Vance, from the novel Five Days to a Killing by Clive Egleton

Produced and Directed by Don Siegel

Something seems wrong from the first with The Black Windmill: the
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BAFTA Reveals 2018 New Members: Jodie Whittaker, Hugh Grant, Letitia Wright, Willem Dafoe Among Crop; See Full List

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BAFTA Reveals 2018 New Members: Jodie Whittaker, Hugh Grant, Letitia Wright, Willem Dafoe Among Crop; See Full List
Hugh Grant, Jodie Whittaker and Letitia Wright are among 386 new BAFTA members. The 2018 intake span the film, games and TV industries across eleven countries. Scroll down for the full list of new members.

Among new members are BAFTA-winner Grant, Doctor Who star Whittaker, BAFTA-nominee Willem Dafoe, Black Panther star Letitia Wright, La La Land producers Jordan Horowitz and Fred Berger, Mad Max: Fury Road costume designer Jenny Beavan, Toni Erdmann director Maren Ade, and UK broadcasters Sandi Toksvig and Simon Mayo.

BAFTA comprises around 8,000 members worldwide. The UK org tweaked its membership requirements in 2016 in a bid to improve diversity of intake.

Amanda Berry, Chief Executive of BAFTA, said, “We’re delighted to welcome our new members to BAFTA. Our members represent the breadth of the ever-evolving film, games and television industries. They sit at the heart of everything BAFTA does, from mentoring emerging talent, voting in the Awards, sharing
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Dracula Netflix and BBC Miniseries from Sherlock Creators Cast, Details and More

Joseph Baxter Kirsten Howard Apr 29, 2019

Netflix and BBC will team for a Dracula TV miniseries from Sherlock co-creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss.

Dracula will creep his shadow onto the peak television scene soon enough. Plans from the former Doctor Who mastermind, Steven Moffat, and his co-creator on Sherlock, Mark Gatiss, for a new TV version of Bram Stoker's iconic tome, Dracula, are about to come to fruition.

The Girl in the Spider's Web's Claes Bang will go fang as Dracula himself in the miniseries, a co-production of BBC One and Netflix, set as three 90-minute episodes to air in the UK on the former and stream in the U.S. on the latter. The plan by co-creators Moffat and Gatiss will, according to the official description, “re-introduce the world to Dracula, the vampire who made evil sexy. In Transylvania in 1897, the blood-drinking Count is drawing his plans against Victorian London.
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Edwards Pt 2: The Pink Panther Sequels and Famous Silent Film Era Step-grandfather Director

'The Pink Panther' with Peter Sellers: Blake Edwards' 1963 comedy hit and its many sequels revolve around one of the most iconic film characters of the 20th century: clueless, thick-accented Inspector Clouseau – in some quarters surely deemed politically incorrect, or 'insensitive,' despite the lack of brown face make-up à la Sellers' clueless Indian guest in Edwards' 'The Party.' 'The Pink Panther' movies [1] There were a total of eight big-screen Pink Panther movies co-written and directed by Blake Edwards, most of them starring Peter Sellers – even after his death in 1980. Edwards was also one of the producers of every (direct) Pink Panther sequel, from A Shot in the Dark to Curse of the Pink Panther. Despite its iconic lead character, the last three movies in the Pink Panther franchise were box office bombs. Two of these, The Trail of the Pink Panther and Curse of the Pink Panther, were co-written by Edwards' son,
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DVD Review: "The Prisoner Of Zenda" (1979) Starring Peter Sellers And Elke Sommer; Universal Vault DVD Release

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By Lee Pfeiffer

Although he was regarded as a comedy genius, the sad truth is that Peter Sellers was more often than not misused in big screen comedies. After making it big on British TV  and in feature films in the late 1950s, Sellers became an international sensation with his acclaimed work in big studio feature films such as "Lolita", "Dr. Strangelove", "The World of Henry Orient" and the first entries in the "Pink Panther" series. Through the mid-Sixties, he did impressive work in films like "After the Fox", "The Wrong Box" and "What's New Pussycat?" If the films weren't classics, at least they presented some of Sellers' off-the-wall ability to deliver innovative characters and comedic situations. By the late Sixties, however, his own personal demons began to get the better of him. Sellers was the epitome of the classic clown: laughing on the outside but crying on the inside.
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First guests announced for McM Comic Con / Memorabilia Birmingham

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Whether you’re into Doctor Who and Star Wars or The Wire and Sherlock, there’s a great line-up of special guests coming to the NEC on 22-23 March for McM Birmingham Comic Con and Memorabilia. Here are just a few of them!

British actor, writer and director Phil Davis has appeared in a host of top TV shows including Whitechapel; Sherlock, Being Human, Merlin and Doctor Who, while his movie credits include Alien 3, Quadrophenia, Notes On A Scandal, Secrets & Lies and Vera Drake, for which he was BAFTA-nominated. Paul McGann – Famous for playing the Eighth Doctor in the 1996 Doctor Who television film – a role he reprised in 72 audio dramas and the 2013 mini-episode ‘The Night of the Doctor’ – and for starring alongside Richard E. Grant in much-loved 1987 black comedy Withnail And I. Clarke Peters – Best known as detective Lester Freamon in acclaimed crime drama The Wire, as well as
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"Return Of The Pink Panther" Screening, September 1, Brooklyn

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Considering the enduring popularity of the Pink Panther films, it's rather surprising that they are rarely seen on the big screen today. The 1975 film Return of the Pink Panther, one of the best in the series, is being screened at the Bam Rose Cinema in Brooklyn on September 1 at :30 Pm. The film stars Peter Sellers, Christopher Plummer, Catherine Schell and the ever-exasperated Herbert Lom. Sellers expert Jason Simos will introduce the film. For more click here
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Creators of V remake to bring back 70s series Space: 1999 as Space: 2099

British sci-fi show Space: 1999 is to return to our TV screens in an updated version called Space: 2099.

Two new teaser posters for the new project have been unveiled and are included below.

Gerry and Sylvia Anderson's show centred on the occupants of Moonbase Alpha after Earth's moon was flung out of orbit into the depths of outer space by an explosion of nuclear waste stored on its dark side.

Viewers followed the lunar colonists as they encountered alien worlds and unknown forces.

Starring Martin Landau and Barbara Bain - and later Catherine Schell as the shapeshifting alien Maya (right) - the series ran from 1975 to 1977. Despite its relatively short run, it is fondly remembered and regarded as a cult classic.

ITV Studios America and Hdfilms have now have announced plans on an official website to revive the concept in updated form as Space: 2099. It's in the development stage
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Space: 1999: New 2099 TV Series Announced

Back in the 1970s, Gerry and Sylvia Anderson created the syndicated sci-fi series Space:1999. Set some 25 years into the future, humans had established a research center on the moon and had been storing nuclear waste on the far side. After a massive explosion, the moon is ripped from Earth's orbit and sent hurtling through space. The 311 men and women that are trapped on Moonbase Alpha encounter strange aliens out in space as they search for a new planet to colonize and call home.

Space: 1999 ran for two seasons and stars Martin Landau and Barbara Bain, a then-married couple who'd worked together on from Mission: Impossible. Barry Morse co-starred on the first season and season two saw the addition of Catherine Schell and Tony Anholt. Other castmembers include Nick Tate, Zienia Merton, and Anton Phillips.

The series never had a true
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Bullets and bats: when Hammer Films met 007

“My name is Bond - James Bond". That classic introduction to the cinema’s greatest secret agent is as famous as “I am Dracula, I bid you welcome.” When the box office success of Dr No (1962) turned the unknown Sean Connery into a movie legend, Hammer was never far away from the franchise. With their own films running parallel to the Bond series, Hammer and Eon Productions often made use of the same talent.

Dr No also marked the debuts of Bernard Lee (the first of 11 films as M) and Lois Maxwell (the first of 14 as Miss Moneypenny). Lee had a brief turn as Tarmut in Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell (1973) and despite never starring in a Hammer horror, Maxwell turned up in their early fifties thrillers Lady in the Fog (1953) and Mantrap (1954).

As doomed double-agent Professor Dent, Anthony Dawson is best known as the vile Marquis in Curse
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Doctor Who complete reviews: City Of Death

Like The Mona Lisa, City Of Death has been seen, admired and commented on by millions. On its original transmission, it managed to achieve over 16 million viewing figures for the last episode alone. Yeah, this may be partly down to the ITV strike of Autumn 1979, but don’t forget, no one forced people to watch City Of Death part four at gunpoint.

So it’s a hell of an achievement, and what’s more, City has been acclaimed as one of the very best Doctor Who stories ever. Like a good wine it has a bouquet, even if 1979 isn’t exactly a vintage year in most fans’ eyes.

We also know that it’s strikingly different to your average Doctor Who story. It’s the first story to be filmed overseas, as the cast and crew take to Paris for a few days. The end result is a Doctor Who
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