Hound of baskervilles

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Well I finally got around to picking up the Hound of Baskervilles. Luckily, I didnt remember much and it was an enjoyable experiance. The bonus Christopher Lee interview about the Baskervilles is great and CL talks about Peter Cushing and its fromt the heart , sincere and very emotional. If you havent picked it up yet, it check it out

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I used to love that movie but it's been so long since I last saw it.
If I find it on DVD I'll put it on my wishlist but for now I'm going to have to save a bit first...There's so much going on this year...



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I saw it again recently, and I still love it.

It's funny but I always end up shouting at that silly woman Cecile! A complete madwoman! (Cecile that is - not me, although that could be debatable!)

Would love to get the DVD of it, but that will have to wait...



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It is one of my favourites dvd's pf the year.
Hammer film at it's best, Peter Cushing is amazing as Holmes, it was refreshing to see mr. Lee in a different character (at that time) , and of course he is excellent as always.
The sets designed by Bernard Robinson are wonderful, and you can even notice some similarities between Castle Dracula and Baskerville hall when looking at the exterior sets.
I agree about the interview, mr; Lee is very touching when he speaks of his friend Peter Cushing

A very entertaining film!, and an excellent dvd.

Sylvain

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Just a thought about buying the DVD.. Best Buy has it for under $10.00. I think its a best bet to pick it up as soon as you can Ive had trouble finding it so who knows how long it will be availible. Very affordable, so it might be a good idea not to wait to long. There sure is alot of CL DVDs coming out soon. Add that with the toys, its time for a part time job



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Easily the best screen version of Conan Doyles classic . Everything about it is just right . Cushing was a HUGE fan of Holmes and corrected the costume dept. a great deal as filmimg went on . It's a MUST buy .



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The sets designed by Bernard Robinson are wonderful, and you can even notice some similarities between Castle Dracula and Baskerville hall when looking at the exterior sets.

Didn't Hammer use some of the same sets for both Castle Dracul and Baskerville Hall? I recall reading something about that somewhere. :confused:

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I'm sorry to say that I used to spend most of my money on records in those days, so I never brought films, but I did watch every one that was on TV and the pictures.
So now I 'm trying to buy copys of all the film which i saw then.
I'm getting there but it may take some time.
My list keeps getting longer, but I will do it.

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Not only is HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES an excellent example of Mr. Lee's acting range; as the dashing leading man, but it is a fine example of Peter Cushing's dedication to his work and attention to detail.
In an effort to add depth to his Holmes, Cushing returned to the source material. In the novel, a quickly passing sentence mentions that Dr. Mortimer jotted a note on the cuff of his sleeve. Cushing borrowed the bit for his character and gave us a wonderful bit with the eccentric Holmes scribbling on his cuff.
Wonderful.

Doug



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Didn't Hammer use some of the same sets for both Castle Dracul and Baskerville Hall?  I recall reading something about that somewhere. :confused:

Oh yes. Hammer was constantly recycling sets. Check out Castle Dracula in DPOD and The imperial palace in Rasputin the Mad Monk. Looks like Eastern European despots have the same taste.Wink



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I have noticed them using the same set with slight changes in most od the Hammer films.

I noticed that the entrance of the cript of dracula's casle is also used in Revenage Of Frankenstien.

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I have noticed them using the same set with slight changes in most od the Hammer films.

One thing I always look for in Hammer sets is the distinctive spiral columns that first appeared in the grand hall way in HOD. They certainly got a lot of mileage out of those.



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Correct, as always, Alfonso. The spiral columns appear in many Hammer pictures. Most beautifully, I think, in KISS OF THE VAMPIRE.

The white, sculpted arches in the main hallway of Castle Dracula (in HORROR OF DRACULA) also make an appearance in HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES. Painted gray and filled in with dirt and, seemingly, deteriorated stone, they form the frame work for the ruined sacrificial altar.

Bernard Robinson was a genius!

Doug



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Bernard Robinson was a genius!

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He sure was . The sets on a Hammer production were re-vamped ( pardon the pun ) countless times . Add to that the cramped conditions , it's amazing what he did . When I visited the studios at Bray I couldn't believe that so many classics had been filmed there . A true craftsman .



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He sure was . The sets on a Hammer production were re-vamped ( pardon the pun ) countless times . Add to that the cramped conditions , it's amazing what he did .

He gave an "A" look to many "B" movies. He made his period sets look lavish and expensive, as though belonging to a 'top-shelf' Hollywood production.



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... When I visited the studios at Bray I couldn't believe that so many classics had been filmed there...

For Christmas, this year, all I want is to be Matt Gemmell!

Doug



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For Christmas, this year, all I want is to be Matt Gemmell!

Doug

How do I answer that ?.........:embarass:



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How do I answer that ?.........:embarass:

You don't need to, Matt.
I'm just thinking about your trips to Bray, the Wicker celebration, meeting Ingrid Pitt, et al, and I'm sitting here in the mid-U.S. whinning, pouting and generally feeling jealous and sorry for myself - lol

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Matt, Doug, I think I have an answer to this dilemma. One of my faculty colleagues, a certain "Dr. Stein" could easily arrange a. . . ummm. . . "transfer." Wink



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If Dr. Stein cant help let me know i will hook you up with Dr. Victor.....It is pretty cool to have done these things you have some great memories the rest of us are envious



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Ah , but do you have the legs for a kilt ?



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On second thought......

Doug



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Awwl Dough,

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Just because you



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Alfonso, call Dr. Stein! Knobby knees and all; I want Matt's memories!

Doug

That's the beauty of this web site . I can share the memories of these great times with people who really appreciate them .
If someone had told me 20 years ago that I would have met Ingrid , Veronica , Caroline and of course Christopher Lee I would never have believed them . I'm fully aware of how lucky I am to have been in these positions . It's all very well explaining to work mates about my adventures but , unless they have a passion for this stuff like we all have , it goes in one ear and out the other .
I'm also lucky to have by best friend Brian who shares my love of all things movie related ( especially messrs Cushing and Lee ) we've been friends for over 30 years and still get as excited about it all as we did when we were kids . Thankfully our wives indulge us in our enthuseasim . Both of us have children and I'm glad to say have passed on the legacy to them as they all love it .
Visiting Bray was a dream come true as I explained in my article and as for meeting Mr Lee.....well what can I say other than keep an eye out for my forthcoming article on the great day .

Kindest regards , Matt



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That's the beauty of this web site . I can share the memories of these great times with people who really appreciate them ....

In all sincereity; thank you, Matt. It's you, and others like you, willing to share all-things-Lee that make this such a great place to visit.

Doug



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hound of the baskerville

loved that film ,havent seen it in a while

must dig it out to watch again

great performances from cl and peter cushingyes

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lee and cushing...a masterclass!!!



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Foi um dos primeiros filmes  com Mr. Lee que eu vi , ainda criança.

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Foi um dos primeiros filmes  com Mr. Lee que eu vi , ainda criança.

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