#140
June 2008

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Bewitching Hazel
    David Del Valle notes the recent passing of Hazel Court with an entertaining and sometimes moving memoir of his long friendship with the actress and her actor-director husband Don Taylor! Including Hazel's comments on films like THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN and PREMATURE BURIAL, and co-stars Vincent Price and Anton Diffring!

Meiko Kaji
Woman with a Vengeance
    Danish film scholar Rikke Schubart describes the unique and haunting appeal of the enigmatic star of the LADY SNOWBLOOD
and FEMALE PRISONER SCORPION series!

 
Things From the Attic
CED VideoDisc: The Dawn of High End Video
    Rebecca and Sam Umland look back at the introduction of letterboxing on home video--not on VHS, but on CED discs,
a forerunner of laserdisc--with an archeological review of
AMARCORD
and MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL!
 
DVD Spotlight
    Kim Newman reviews rediscovered performances by Boris Karloff,
Lee Marvin, George Reeves and others in 
SUSPENSE: THE LOST EPISODES, COLLECTION 1!

 
Also reviewed in this issue...
APARTMENT 1303
AQUARIUM
BLUE SUNSHINE
CHARLIE CHAN VOLUME 3:
     BEHIND THE CURTAIN
     THE BLACK CAMEL
     CHARLIE CHAN'S SECRET
     CHARLIE CHAN ON BROADWAY
     CHARLIE CHAN AT MONTE CARLO
DEATH SENTENCE
THE DEVIL'S RAIN
DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE (David Hemmings version)
THE DUNGEON OF DR. DRECK
GAMERA, SUPER MONSTER
THE HOUSE OF USHER
JEKYLL: SEASON 1
LIZ & HELEN (aka DOUBLE FACE)
LOFT
METAL SKIN: SPECIAL EDITION
MONSTROID
THE NIGHT OF THE SORCERERS
PLANET OF DINOSAURS: 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
THEY CAME FROM BEYOND SPACE
VAMPIRA: THE MOVIE
WITCH'S MIRROR
... and 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY on Blu-ray!


Ramsey's Rambles
    Ramsey Campbell on Jean Renoir's LE CRIME DE MONSIEUR LANGE!

Audio Watchdog
    Douglas E. Winter reviews new soundtrack releases, including THE BLOB, Roger Corman's THE INTRUDER and more!
 
Biblio Watchdog
    Brett Taylor reviews John Kenneth Muir's HORROR FILMS OF THE 1980s and David Kalat's A CRITICAL HISTORY AND FILMOGRAPHY OF TOHO'S GODZILLA SERIES!


 
All this and much, much MORE!


Other contributors featured in this issue:

John Charles, Bill Cooke, Shane M. Dallmann, Sheldon Inkol,
David Kalat, and Tim Lucas.