Edgar Wallace and the Paternity of KING KONG
Merian C. Cooper once declared that Edgar Wallace "didn't write a bloody word of KING KONG." Now, in a groundbreaking feature article, Tim Lucas refutes that statement by detailing Wallace's four-month stint as the film's first screenwriter, and by tracing Kong's bloodline to surprising ancestors in Wallace's own bibliography!
Francesco de Masi:
The Noble Heart of Italian Film Music
Francesco de Masi died last November, bringing the curtain down on a long and distinguished record of service to the Italian popular cinema. In this articlepart tribute, part personal memoirJohn Bender reflects on de Masi's contribution to Italian horror, Italian pepla and, above all, the Italian Western!
DVD Spotlight: KING KONG
Tim Lucas reviews Universal's two-disc widescreen edition of Peter Jackson's KING KONG, of course!
Also reviews of ACE HIGH... THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN - THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON... THE AGATHA CHRISTIE MISS MARPLE MOVIE COLLECTION (MURDER AT THE GALLOP, MURDER AHOY)... BETTY... Radley Metzger's THE CAT AND THE CANARY... CLONUS... CHALLENGE OF THE TIGER... CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY... Umberto Lenzi's THE CYNIC, THE RAT, AND THE FIST... DEEP CRIMSON... DRACULA III LEGACY... FOR YOUR HEIGHT ONLY... two versions of GASLIGHT... JACQUELINE HYDE (unrated version)... Jeff Lieberman's JUST BEFORE DAWN... LIVING HELL... MPD PSYCHO 1-3... THE PREMONITION... SCARY TRUE STORIES... Walt Disney's original THE SHAGGY DOG... SHAOLIN VS EVIL DEAD... SORUM... A STUDY IN TERROR... TENEMENT - GAME OF SURVIVAL... TEN LITTLE INDIANS with Daliah Lavi and Shirley Eaton... WHO CAN KILL A CHILD?... and the latest "Zatoichi" releases, ZATOICHI AND THE FUGITIVES (#18) and SAMARITAN ZATOICHI (#19)!
The latest installments of JOE DANTE'S FLEAPIT FLASHBACKS... RAMSEY 'S RAMBLES (Ramsey Campbell)... AUDIO WATCHDOG (Douglas E. Winter)... BIBLIO WATCHDOG (book reviews)... and much, much more!
Other contributors to this issue: Anthony Ambrogio, John Charles, Bill Cooke, Shane M. Dallmann, Kim Newman, Richard Harland Smith and Brett Taylor.
All this and much, much MORE!