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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is pretty wild Franky. Makes for a great stunt scene. But from my perspective how sad to have these wonderful cars demolished for the scene. And their own car? A mystery to me why they couldn't just get a used car. Would any of you donate your car for the scene? LOL!
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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

anti-clockwise wrote:
That is pretty wild Franky. Makes for a great stunt scene. But from my perspective how sad to have these wonderful cars demolished for the scene. And their own car? A mystery to me why they couldn't just get a used car. Would any of you donate your car for the scene? LOL!


my mg midget ? naw. couldn't get it to run right anyhow..due to 'lucas' the prince of darkness....My isuzu Trooper 2...yeah
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 1:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I find Brian's comments about Canada interesting.

He blasts the country as being the big nowhere, the very same one that will become just a few years later the center of all TV shows and TV movies made in the US, for the inverse reason of why he blasts it. (ie you can shoot anything anywhere you just have to pick up the places and your show will look shot in england, china, bulgaria, New York, whatever place you want).

I say he was really blowing smoke there too. The New Avengers in Canada episodes looks more classic Avengerish than any of the one made in the UK (or France).
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

seventeen wrote:
I find Brian's comments about Canada interesting.

He blasts the country as being the big nowhere, the very same one that will become just a few years later the center of all TV shows and TV movies made in the US, for the inverse reason of why he blasts it. (ie you can shoot anything anywhere you just have to pick up the places and your show will look shot in england, china, bulgaria, New York, whatever place you want).

I say he was really blowing smoke there too. The New Avengers in Canada episodes looks more classic Avengerish than any of the one made in the UK (or France).


Clemens always loved to yank people's chains..in giving interviews etc
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 2:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was an interesting article about Brian Clemens' new play, and his plans for a Professionals movie, in the Croydon Advertiser last week:

http://www.thisiscroydontoday.co.uk/Croydon-born-creator-Professionals-reveals-movie/story-19512198-detail/story.html#axzz2ZgEHiXuM
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 5:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul thank you so much. I wonder how long a movie like this will take to produce. Especially if he is just starting. I look forward to it.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

anti-clockwise wrote:
Paul thank you so much. I wonder how long a movie like this will take to produce. Especially if he is just starting. I look forward to it.


depends if the funding is in place...helps to have a decent script. then again, one can only look to the avengers film..with Connery, and how it promised so much, and delivered so little.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2016 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Horror channel is showing And soon the darkness (penned by Brian Clemens and Terry Nation) this Sunday at 6.35pm. I've never seen this, but I've heard good reports, so looking forward to this one.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its very atmospheric - Hitchcockian in style - you can almost feel the summer heat of the French countryside and the sense of stalking danger for two innocents abroad - Michelle Dotrice and Pamela Franklin on a bicycle holiday...
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just watched And soon the darkness. Great film. Very typical Brian Clemens plot structure, but very high on tension. The way the atmosphere builds with the minimum of dialogue and characters is very typical of Clemens and his Avengers scripts. I noticed a lot of Avengers connections with this film. Albert Fennel co-produced, Terry Nation co-scripted, Robert Fuest directed, and Laurie Johnson composed the excellent score. I did predict the outcome, but I guess this is due to my having watched so much of Clemens work.
Does anyone have the dvd Question Is the sound and picture good quality? I wouldn't mind getting it. 8/10. Rich.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 3:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Rich,
And Soon The Darkness is available on StudioCanal DVD for 4-99 from Amazon - pretty good picture and sound quality.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Soon-Darkness-DVD-Pamela-Franklin/dp/B000N3T2NU/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1460982563&sr=1-1&keywords=and+soon+the+darkness

Another tense thriller in similar vein is Assault (1970) 5-99 with Suzy Kendall and Frank Finlay directed by Avengers director Sidney Hayers.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. Smile I'll look out for Assault. I've never seen it. I do remember seeing a Clemens-penned film years ago with Mia Farrow, which I think was called Blind Terror. I seem to remember it was very good. Has anyone seen this recently? Is it as good as I remember Question Rich.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just watched Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde, a Hammer horror from 1971. This film has a big Avengers connection, in that it was written by Brian Clemens and was produced by Clemens and Albert Fennell. The script was understandably quite Avengerish, albeit rather more gory. Visually the episode bore a striking resemblance to Fog. Several Avengers guest stars were also featured in this movie such as Gerald Sim, Philip Madoc and Paul Whitsun-Jones, and in a nice touch all three actors shared a scene together towards the end of the film. It's often shown on the Horror channel. Not a classic Hammer horror, but still worth looking out for.
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