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PostSubject: What will you be watching over Christmas   Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:27 am

Well christmas is nearly here and most of us will no doubt have a nice break and time off work , I have a good break this year and my last day is this Saturday and I will then be off till Thursday 29th so I will have plenty of time to see some of the films that I have been trying to get around to watching.
I will post the films I will be watching here once I have had a good look through my collection and decided which ones to watch and I might even find a few new films under the tree on Christmas day?
I think I will try and watch at least one film with a Christmas theme so I might watch Bad Santa again this year which is one of my favourites or try one that I have yet to see I was thinking about Nightmare before Christmas.
Anyone have a favourite Christmas film ? What other films will you be watching over Christmas?

Here is a list of festive films

The 12 Dogs of Christmas 2005 - A girl decides to use dogs to teach people about the true meaning of Christmas.
All I Want for Christmas 1991 - Two kids plot to reunite their estranged parents at Christmas.
All Mine to Give 1957 - A Scottish family comes to Wisconsin and do well until tragedy hits as Christmas nears.
Annabel's Wish 1997 - A heartwarming tale of self sacrifice and friendship when a young calf gives up her Christmas miracle to come to the aid of a young boy.
Arthur Christmas 2011 - Santa's youngest son must deliver a bicycle to an overlooked girl before Christmas morning dawns. 3-D/CGI animated film.
Babes in Toyland (March of the Wooden Soldiers) 1934 - Apprentice toymakers Stannie Dum and Ollie Dee (Laurel and Hardy) rescue Tom Tom and Bo Peep from Bogeyland in this loose adaptation of Victor Herbert's operetta.
Babes in Toyland 1961 - Disney adaptation of the Herbert operetta.
Bachelor Mother 1939 - A department-store salesgirl finds and begins to care for an abandoned infant at Christmas time.
Bad Santa 2003 - A con man poses as Santa to rob stores on Christmas Eve.
Batman Returns 1992 - Christmas comes to Gotham City and with the winter chill comes the devious Penguin to thwart Batman.
Bernard and the Genie 1991 - Bernard gets fired from his job and walked out on by his girlfriend on Christmas Eve, taking everything from his flat. All that is left behind is an old lamp. His Christmas suddenly becomes brighter when he rubs it.
Beyond Tomorrow 1940 - The first half of this fantasy film takes place on Christmas Eve as three old men befriend two strangers, a young man and woman, who return their wallets.
The Bishop's Wife 1947 - An angel helps a bishop rearrange his priorities.
Black Christmas 1974 - A murderous stranger terrorizes some sorority girls during the holiday break. Remade in 2006.
Blizzard 2003 - A young girl is told a tale by her aunt of a young ice skater and an enchanted reindeer.
Brazil 1985 - The wrongful arrest of a man on Christmas because of a bureaucratic error causes a series of events in which a low-level government employee tries to find the woman of his dreams and in the process begins to live counter to the state's banal bureaucracy.
Bush Christmas 1947 = Children quest for stolen horses at Christmas time.
The Candlemaker 1957 - A candlemaker entrusts his young son with the task of making church candles for Christmas Eve in this animated short.
The Cheaters 1945 - An alcoholic ex-actor is invited to Christmas dinner by a rich family and enlisted to help them swindle a woman out of her inheritance.
Christmas at Maxwell's 2006 - The Austin family faces a bleak Christmas when Suzie, extremely ill, gathers the family to go away and spend their last Christmas together before she dies.
A Christmas Carol 1938 - MGM's adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic story.
A Christmas Carol 1951 - American title of British film Scrooge (see below).
A Christmas Carol 1971 - Oscar-winning animated adaptation, with Alastair Sim and Michael Hordern recreating their roles as Scrooge and Marley's Ghost, narrated by Michael Redgrave; produced by Chuck Jones.
Christmas Carol: The Movie 2001 - Dickens' story is retold through a mixture of live action and animation.
A Christmas Carol 2009 - Walt Disney Pictures/ImageMovers Digital performance capture film starring Jim Carrey.
Christmas Child 2003 - A life-sized nativity statue leads a man to learn about his past.
Christmas Comes But Once a Year 1936 - Grampy rehabilitates old toys and brings Christmas joy to an orphanage in this animated short.
Christmas Eve 1947 - A heiress attempts to bring her adopted sons back home by Christmas Eve to rescue her fortune from a scheming nephew.
Christmas Evil 1980 - A psychotic killer spends the holiday punishing the naughty as Santa Claus.
Christmas Holiday 1944 - A stranded soldier listens as a cabaret singer recounts a doomed marriage to a killer.
Christmas in Boston 2005 - Gina and Seth have been pen pals for 13 years and now will have the chance to meet. Both used their best friends pictures to send to each other and now will let their friends meet.
Christmas in Connecticut 1945 - A columnist must entertain her boss and a returning war hero for the holidays. Remade for television in 1992.
Christmas in the Clouds 2001 - A comedic misunderstandings abound at a Native American ski resort during the holidays.
Christmas in Wonderland 2007 - A father and his three kids move from Los Angeles to Edmonton. While shopping at West Edmonton Mall, they discover counterfeit money, unintentionally catch the criminals, and later make a discovery about Santa Claus.
A Christmas Story 1983 - All Ralphie wants for Christmas is a Red Ryder BB gun.
A Christmas Tale (Un conte de Noël) 2008 - A family gets together in the worst of circumstances during Christmas.
The Christmas That Almost Wasn't 1966 - An attorney tries to stop miser from evicting Santa Claus and confiscating his toys.
Christmas with the Kranks 2004 - When a suburban couple decide to forgo Christmas festivities, preferring to take a cruise to the Caribbean instead, their neighbours refuse to allow such Scrooge-like behaviour.
Comfort and Joy 1984 - A DJ recovers from a breakup and gets mixed up in a turf war between rival ice cream vendors during the holiday season.
Coopers' Christmas 2010 - A family gets a video camera for Christmas and tapes how dysfunctional the family is.
Creepers Christmas 2010 - A boy saves a dragon the week before Christmas.
Dear Santa 2011 - A spoiled 24-year-old woman decides fate has spoken when she discovers a little girl's letter to Santa asking for a new wife for her widowed father for Christmas.
Deck the Halls 2006 - Rival neighbors duke it out when one of them decides to light his house up so it can be seen from outer space
The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya 2010 - Haruhi and her friends are gonna celebrate Christmas, but the next morning, Kyon finds out that all of his friends either don't know him or don't attend at the North High School. So it's up to Kyon to crack this mystery, before Christmas.
Die Hard 1988 - New York Cop John McClane attends the company Christmas party of his estranged wife, a high-powered businesswoman in Los Angeles.
Die Hard 2: Die Harder 1990 - Officer John McClane picks up his wife from the airport to celebrate the holiday with their families.
Don't Open Till Christmas 1984 - A murderer stalks the streets of London.
Elf 2003 - A human who thinks he is an elf searches for his family in New York.
Elves 1989 - Neo-Nazis impregnate a teenage waitress with one of Santa's elves.
Ernest Saves Christmas 1988 - Ernest Worrell helps Santa.
The Family Stone 2005 - A woman wants acceptance from eccentric clan at Christmastime.
The Family Man 2000 - A fast-lane investment broker wakes up to find that his sports car and girlfriend have become a mini-van and wife.
Fitzwilly 1967 - A butler and his staff fund their employer's charitable activities with various illicit schemes, climaxing in an attempt to rob Gimbels department store on Christmas Eve.
Four Christmases 2008 A couple struggle to visit all four of their divorced parents on Christmas Day.
Fred Claus 2007 Santa's bitter older brother is forced to move to the North Pole.
Friday After Next 2002 Stoner buddies Craig and Day-Day start new jobs as security guards on Christmas Eve after a robber dressed as Santa robs their house and ruins their Christmas party plans.
Frozen River 2008 A single mother turns to people-smuggling to provide for her family at Christmas.
Gift Wrapped 1952 Sylvester tries to catch and devour Tweety on Christmas morning in this animated Looney Tunes short.
The Great Rupert (A Christmas Wish) 1950 Trained squirrel passes money along to needy family just before Christmas.
The Hebrew Hammer 2003 After the murder of Santa by his reindeer, an orthodox Jewish blaxploitation hero saves Hanukkah from the clutches of Santa's evil son.
Holiday Affair 1949 Romance blooms between a young widow and a sales clerk at Christmastime.
Holiday Inn 1942 Musicians prepare for a white Christmas at a cozy lodge.
The Holiday 2006 Two women swap homes for the holidays and meet up with their dream men.
The Holly and the Ivy 1952 An English clergyman reunites with his grown children for Christmas.
Ho Ho Ho 2009 Horaţiu is an 8-year-old boy who still believes in Santa Claus. As a Christmas gift, his mother takes him to the mall to buy him a gift.
Home Alone 1990 Kevin McCallister, an eight-year-old boy, is mistakenly left behind when his family flies to Paris for their Christmas vacation.
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York 1992 Kevin McCallister, now ten-years-old, mistakenly travels to New York City without his family on Christmas.
Homeless for the Holidays 2009 A man's family is in danger of losing everything right before Christmas.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas 2000 A furry green creature wants to ruin Christmas for denizens of Whoville.
The Ice Harvest 2005 A seemingly perfect crime on Christmas Eve spirals out of control.
I'll Be Home for Christmas 1998 A college student finds it hard to get home for Christmas.
I'll Be Seeing You 1944 A war veteran finds romance with furloughed prisoner during the holidays.
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus 2002 When a young boy catches his mom kissing Santa, he decides to be as naughty as he can until he drives Santa back to the North Pole.
It Happened on Fifth Avenue 1947 A hobo occupies a millionaire's posh New York mansion each year while the family winters in Florida. The plot thickens when he gives shelter to former servicemen and their families and the family returns sooner than expected.
It's a Wonderful Life 1946 Attempting to commit suicide on Christmas Eve, a man is rescued by a guardian angel and shown what his hometown would be like had he never lived.
Jack Frost 1996 A killer snowman terrorizes a small town during the holidays.
Jack Frost 1998 A dad gets second chance as a snowman.
J'ai Rencontré Le Père Noël 1984 Young boy and girl take a plane to Lapland to visit Santa so he will save the boy's parents who have been kidnapped in Africa.
Jingle All the Way 1996 Dad competes with another to find sold out toy for his son.
Joyeux Noël (Merry Christmas) 2005 World War I trenches go silent during the "Christmas truce" of 1914.
Just Friends 2005 Chris Brander returns to New Jersey to chase after his high school crush.
The Lemon Drop Kid 1951 When the Lemon Drop Kid (Bob Hope) accidentally steers Moose Moran's girl away from a winning bet at the racetrack, he is forced to come up with $10,000 to repay the angry gangster. Fortunately it is Christmas, a time when people can be persuaded to part with money for the right cause.
A Lively Christmas Eve 1962 On Christmas Eve, A veteran communist discovers to his horror that his daughter is about to marry a dissident. Eventually, the two reconcile in the spirit of the holiday, as the young man re-embraces socialism. While the film features Santa Claus, a family reunion and a Christmas tree (decorated with sputniks), it ignores the Christian connotations of the holiday.
Love Actually 2003 Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely and interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London.
Lovely, Still 2008 Elderly bachelor romances a widowed neighbor during the Christmas season, with unexpected results.
The Magic Christmas Tree 1964 Witch's ring gives young boy titular tree, which comes to life and grants him three wishes.
Make the Yuletide Gay 2009 An openly gay college student struggles with concealing his sexual orientation from his parents when he goes home for Christmas.
The Man Who Came to Dinner 1942 Hobbled, self-centered New York wit makes Christmas unbearable for the family whose Ohio home he has commandeered.
Mickey's Christmas Carol 1983 Disney's animated adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic story.
Miracle on 34th Street 1947 Macy's Santa, with help from the U.S. Postal Service, restores a little girl's faith. Remade for television in 1955, 1959, 1973.
Miracle on 34th Street 1994 Theatrical remake.
Mixed Nuts 1994 Christmas at a crisis hotline center.
The Muppet Christmas Carol 1992 Jim Henson's creations tackle Charles Dickens' festive favorite.
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 1989 The Griswold family plans turn to disaster, this time at Christmas.
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 2:
Cousin Eddie's Island Adventure 2004 Cousin Eddie and his family get stranded on what they think is a deserted island for Christmas.
Nativity! 2009 An improvised comedy based around a school Nativity play.
The Nativity Story 2006 The Biblical account of the birth of Jesus Christ.
The Night Before Christmas 1941 Tom and Jerry battle it out on Christmas Eve in this animated short.
The Nightmare Before Christmas 1993 Inhabitants of Halloween Town try to host Christmas.
Noel 2004 A series of events link five disparate strangers in New York on Christmas Eve.
Nothing Like the Holidays 2008 A Puerto Rican family, living in the area of Humboldt Park in west Chicago, face what may be their last Christmas together.
O. Henry's Full House 1952 Five of the author's famous short stories, three of which take place during Chistmastide: The Cop and the Anthem, The Last Leaf & The Gift of the Magi. Narrated onscreen by John Steinbeck; made by five famous directors, with an all-star cast.
One Magic Christmas 1985 At Christmas time an angel shows a young mother the true meaning of the holiday.
The Perfect Holiday 2007 A young girl turns to a department store Santa in the hopes that he will help find a new husband for her divorced mother.
The Planet of Junior Brown (Junior's Groove) 1997 A young piano prodigy with a controlling mother retreats into a fantasy world and reaches out to a better life around Christmas time.
Prancer 1989 Girl nurses a wounded reindeer.
The Preacher's Wife 1996 Remake of The Bishop's Wife with an all African-American cast.
The Polar Express 2004 A magical train takes a boy and other children who stop believing in Santa Claus up north to meet the man himself.
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale 2010 Finnish fantasy film directed by Jalmari Helander about hunters in the Korvatunturi mountains who discover the secret behind Santa Claus.
The Ref 1994 Denis Leary stars as a sarcastic house burglar who ends up in the abode of the most dysfunctional family on the eastern seaboard just in time to partake of their Christmas Eve feast.
Remember the Night 1940 A brilliant DA with a future in politics falls for a streetwise Christmastide shoplifter.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie 1998 Rudolph's own biopic showing his journey from zero to hero.
Santa Claus 1959 Santa battles evil demon in outer space. A Spanish-language film for which an English-dubbed version also exists.
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians 1964 Martians kidnap Santa Claus (John Call) because there is nobody on Mars to give their children presents.
Santa Claus: The Movie 1985 Big-budget "biopic" for the fat man in the red suit (David Huddleston); produced by the team that made the first Christopher Reeve Superman films.
The Santa Clause 1994 When Santa falls off his roof, a dad is required to take santa's place.
The Santa Clause 2: The Mrs Clause 2002 Sequel to The Santa Clause; Santa must find a Mrs. Claus.
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause 2006 Santa battles Jack Frost to keep his title.
Santa's Slay 2005 In this horror/comedy film it is revealed that Santa Claus is actually a demon who lost a bet with an Angel, but when the bet is off, he returns to his evil ways.
Santa with Muscles 1996 An evil millionaire gets amnesia and then believes that he is Santa Claus.
Scrooge 1935 Early film adaptation of Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol starring Sir Seymour Hicks.
Scrooge 1951 Dickens' ghostly meditation on Christmas. This version of the story, with Alastair Sim as Ebenezer Scrooge, is universally regarded as the very best.
Scrooge 1970 A musical adaptation of Dickens' tale, starring Albert Finney in the title role.
Scrooged 1988 Modern, dark-humored interpretation of Dickens' story, with Christmas spirits visiting a cynical, selfish TV exec, played by Bill Murray.
The Shanty Where Santy Claus Lives 1933 Santa Claus brings a poor orphan boy to his workshop in this animated Merrie Melodies short.
The Shop Around the Corner 1940 Bickering Budapest store clerks pine for pen pals as Christmas approaches.
Silent Night, Bloody Night 1974 Christmas Eve killings surround the attempted sale of an abandoned house.
Silent Night, Deadly Night 1984 The controversial slasher film about a murderous Santa Claus.
Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 1987 Killer's younger brother embarks on his own murder spree after escaping from mental hospital. Followed by three direct-to-video sequels (see below).
Stalking Santa 2006 Dr. Lloyd Darrow, a self-proclaimed "Santalogist," sets out to prove the existence of Santa Claus.
Stealing Christmas 2003 A burglar, on the run, ends up playing Santa Clause in a small town, and decides to rob their bank.
Surviving Christmas 2004 A smug, cynical young millionaire pays a family to spend Christmas with him.
Susan Slept Here 1954 Hollywood screenwriter hosts teen vagrant for the Christmas holiday.
Tenth Avenue Angel 1948 A child of the tenements helps an ex-con find a new life as Christmas approaches and learns that cattle genuflect at midnight on Christmas Eve, in memory of the birth of Jesus.
This Christmas 2007 The Whitfield family comes together for their first Christmas in several years.
Toy Tinkers 1949 Chip 'n' Dale steal nuts from Donald Duck's home using a variety of Christmas toys in this animated short.
Trading Places 1983 A rich man and a poor man switch classes as part of a social experiment through the holiday season.
Trapped in Paradise 1994 Kindly town's hospitality melts Christmas burglars' hearts.
'Twas the Night Before Christmas 1914 A boy gets a ride in Santa's sleigh.
Unaccompanied Minors (Grounded) 2006 Bored kids make up their own holidays whilst stuck in an airport after Christmas.
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas 2011 Stoners embark on a mission to find a replacement for a burned Christmas tree.
What Would Jesus Buy? 2007 Documentary about the commercialization of Christmas.
While You Were Sleeping 1995 After a lonely transit worker saves a man on Christmas Day, she spends the holidays with his family and pretends to be his fiancee while he lies in a coma.
White Christmas 1954 As in Holiday Inn, musicians bring Irving Berlin's lyrics to Vermont lodge. (The story is not a remake, however.)
We're No Angels 1955 A trio of escaped convicts (Humphrey Bogart, Peter Ustinov & Aldo Ray) and their pet snake, Adolph, help a shopkeeper and his wife avoid financial ruin while steering their daughter toward true love on Christmas Eve.
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PostSubject: Re: What will you be watching over Christmas   Sat Dec 17, 2011 7:16 am

A truly incredible list. Glad to see it contains at least two of my all-time Christmas favourites. IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE usually goes on while the guests are here. BLACK CHRISTMAS goes on after they've all gone home. Perhaps this year I might try it the other way round!

I bet there are more titles that didn't make your list. Where, for example, is GREMLINS? That's a totally Christmas film, though I guess it's a little bit anti-Christmas in its sentiments.

However, there are some great Christmas segments in certain anthology films. TALES FROM THE CRYPT, one of the Amicus portmanteau movies, has a wickedly delicious story called "And All Through The House" in which Joan Collins is trying to keep a psychomaniac Santa from getting into her home on Christmas Eve, but Santa will not be deterred! And the classic DEAD OF NIGHT, from the Ealing Studios, has a perfect Christmas ghost story in which Sally Ann Howes, playing hide-and-seek in an old country house, meets a lost little boy who turns out to have been murdered years before. This story was actually based on a real historical event, one of the most notorious Victorian murders on record.

Of course, Christmas is the ideal time for ghost stories, whether they are Christmas-themed or not, and my personal recommendations would include for the following.

THE INNOCENTS: Jack Clayton's 1961 masterpiece based on Henry James' "The Turn Of The Screw"
THE HAUNTING: Robert Wise's 1963 faithful adaptation of Shirley Jackson's spinetingler (ignore Jan de Bont's remake)
THE UNINVITED: 1944, Ray Milland stars, Lewis Allen directs, the audience shivers - and it's still not on DVD
THE CHANGELING: 1979, Peter Medak directs George C. Scott and, in one of his last screen roles, veteran Melvyn Douglas. Full of frissons.
THE LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE: 1973, Pamela Franklin, from 'The Innocents', now grown up but still ready to be spooked.

There are others, but these are the giants - and, what's more, they're all on laserdisc! santa
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PostSubject: Re: What will you be watching over Christmas   Sun Jan 01, 2012 4:59 pm

Haven't been on for a while, things on, enough said... However I saw this post and just fancied replying. My favourite story ever... Ever... Is a Christmas carol by Charles dickens. I have most versions on one format or another, some doubles and have seen, read heard most adaptations.
It's such a wonderful snap shot of the era that dickens describes in his usual immersive way.

Any way what I wanted to say was, I watched mostly Christmas carol (again) this Christmas and here are my favourite adaptions, please feel free to reply if you have a version, didn't feel it was worth a new thread...

I really enjoy the 1977 BBC adaptation starring Sir Michael Hordern who incidentally has played Marley twice in other versions. It's a great version and has the feel of a classic doctor who with its production and green screen effects and also uses animation similar to Narnia and the box of delights (2 more BBC festive classics).
Me and the wife watch this Christmas eve every year after our daughter has gone to bed. I have it as part of the BBC Dickens box set, which has the Terence Dicks produced Oliver Twist in it as well.

1971, Richard Williams directs an animated version starring the same cast as the brilliant 1951 version. The star is of course Alistair Sim! I actually think his portrayal in this version is better.. Why? Because its more understated. Don't get me wrong the film version is amazing, so is Alistair Sim as Scrooge but in the animated version his miser is more cutting and hateful and his reformed character is more humble and ashamed rather than joyous.
The animation, score and direction is stunning. If you have never seen it, I implore you to see it before Christmas goes away for another 10 months (because Christmas starts in October in this country now).

My favourite though is the 1984 version which I have on laserdisc, it stars George C Scott and Edward Woodward.. It's so good and is a very English production. They shot it on location in Shrewsbury and its all perfect and captures the feel of the book, the text is faithfully followed the acting is fantastic and it's very Christmassy which sometimes gets forgotten by some versions, they are too busy putting cgi in...

Anyway there you go..
Ps I love it's a wonderful life, it's amazing.
But I am sorry to say laserkb.. black Christmas is absolutely awful, and the remake is possibly the worst film I have ever sat through.. Have you seen the remake?

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PostSubject: Re: What will you be watching over Christmas   Mon Jan 02, 2012 11:06 am

Darth Laser wrote:
1971, Richard Williams directs an animated version starring the same cast as the brilliant 1951 version. The star is of course Alistair Sim! I actually think his portrayal in this version is better.. Why? Because its more understated. Don't get me wrong the film version is amazing, so is Alistair Sim as Scrooge but in the animated version his miser is more cutting and hateful and his reformed character is more humble and ashamed rather than joyous.
The animation, score and direction is stunning. If you have never seen it, I implore you to see it before Christmas goes away for another 10 months (because Christmas starts in October in this country now).

Hey, DL, nice to hear from you again. Really pleased you mentioned the Richard Williams animation - it's so good. I thought I must have imagined it because, like his other animated short features (The Happy Prince, The Selfish Giant, The Little Mermaid), these were all shown on TV in the early 80s but seem to have slipped below the radar since. The last time I checked none of them was available in any home viewing format - this might have changed now, I'm really too out of touch to know. Has it been released on DVD at all, or does it simply get the odd airing on some digital TV channel? I'd love to see it again. I remember how well it captured the essence of the story.

I, too, have the BBC Michael Hordern-as-Scrooge version, but I wasn't too impressed when I first saw it. Perhaps I should give it another try.

I love the 1951 Alistair Sim version. Unfortunately, Roan's laserdisc of it has not been mastered from the best available source, but it's still good viewing. I remember seeing this film as a child at our local Saturday morning kids' matinee at The Regal (my, that takes me back) and I recall being so frit by the ghosts, particularly Marley's screaming and rattling, I all but wet myself. It's one of the few times in a cinema that I've had to cover my eyes because what was on the screen was so awful. (The last time I had to do that was for MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 2, but for a different reason.)

As for BLACK CHRISTMAS, no, I haven't seen the remake, and have no wish to. It sounds dire. But I always had a soft spot for the original because it pre-dates the slasher genre by centuries and I liked other films from the same director, Bob Clark. Forget PORKY'S - have you seen his MURDER BY DECREE? It's a great spin on the idea of Sherlock Holmes in pursuit of Jack The Ripper. That concept was done before in A STUDY IN TERROR, but Clark's film is so full of atmosphere and great acting from Christopher Plummer.

I recall the home-taped version of BLACK CHRISTMAS I made courtesy of the Beeb back in the 80s and was so shocked when I saw the full uncut version on laserdisc. All that naughty swearing over the telephone! BT wouldn't like it.

Anyway, Rob, a Happy New Year to you, and everyone else on the forum. Let's hope now that all the mince pies have gone we can get back to some decent posting again!

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PostSubject: Re: What will you be watching over Christmas   Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:37 am

laserkb wrote:
....have you seen his MURDER BY DECREE? It's a great spin on the idea of Sherlock Holmes in pursuit of Jack The Ripper. That concept was done before in A STUDY IN TERROR, but Clark's film is so full of atmosphere and great acting from Christopher Plummer...

Excellent film indeed, and what a cast! Christopher Plummer as Holmes, James Mason as Watson, also Anthony Quayle as Sir Charles Warren, John Guilgud as the PM, Frank Finlay as Insp. Lustrade, Donald Sutherland as Robert Lees, and David Hemmings, Geneveive Bulold, oh the list just goes on!

Welcome back Darth.

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