Tom Weaver crowns nearly 25 years as an interviewer by finding the most elusive of all Universal Classic Horror stars: the curly-topped moppet of SON OF FRANKENSTEIN! A jackpot of priceless stories about the filming of SON, TOWER OF LONDON and Walt Disney's BAMBI, for which Donnie provided the title character's voice!
With many incredible never-before-seen stills from Donnie's personal collection!
Among the DVDs Reviewed in this Issue:
A robotic gambler takes centerstage in the French silent classic THE CHESS PLAYER... The Lord of the Undead gets probed by modern day lab rats in DRACULA II: ASCENSION... Ridley Scott makes his directorial debut with THE DUELLISTS... Death comes to collect in FINAL DESTINATION 1 & 2... VW returns to Baker Street with Paul Morrissey's THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES and the Spielberg-produced YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES... Atomic Age paranoia runs amok in INVASION U.S.A.... the serial fun of KING OF THE ROYAL MOUNTED and RADAR MEN FROM THE MOON... the Grade Z bliss of MANOS: THE HANDS OF FATE... the anime action of NINJA SCROLL, NOIR VOLUME 4, SAMURAI DEEPER KYO, THE TWELVE KINGDOMS and VIRUS BUSTER SERGE... your favorite masked wrestler goes head-to-head with new monsters in Santo contra los Jinetes del Terror... Al Adamson makes his directorial debut with PSYCHO A GO-GO... Something Weird offers a demented triple bill of RENT-A-GIRL, AROUSED and HELP WANTED FEMALE, and a prehistoric double bill of WHEN WOMEN PLAYED DING DONG and 50,000 B.C. (BEFORE CLOTHING)... Fred Olen Ray has tickets for SCALPS... George Stover defies the Undead in STAKES... Maurice Devereaux takes on Reality TV in SLASHERS... British science fiction hits a commercial high with VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED and CHILDREN OF THE DAMNED... plus import DVD reviews of THE BEHEADED 1000 and Dario Argento's latest, THE CARD PLAYER... and many more!
Joe Dante's Fleapit Flashbacks
Joe's vintage FILM BULLETIN coverage of Mauro Bolognini's ARABELLA... Carlo Ponti's X-rated THE BEST HOUSE IN LONDON... blaxploitation favorites COOL BREEZE and TRICK BABY... the Bondian blaxploitation of LIVE AND LET DIE... and it's snakes ahoy in SSSSSSS! (Don't say it... hiss it!)
AUDIO WATCHDOG Douglas E. Winter on the new CD of incidental music from DAWN OF THE DEAD... BIBLIO WATCHDOG Anthony Ambrogio on David Hughes' book THE GREATEST SCI-FI MOVIES NEVER MADE... and a special installment of THE LETTERBOX featuring the return of legendary EYES WITHOUT A FACE actress Édith Scob!
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