So… What’s On Now?! “THE FLESH AND THE FIENDS” (1960)

Alright, My Peeps…

…By A Showing Of Hands…

…How Many Of Y’all Have Even Heard Of…

THE FLESH AND THE FIENDS

…Starring…

PETER CUSHING

…And…

DONALD PLEASENCE

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Hmm.

Not As Many As I’d Hoped…

…Though…

…More Than I’d Expected.

I Suppose That’s Positive…

…Right?

RIGHT!

😉

THE FLESH AND THE FIENDS

…Tells Us The Story Of…

DR. ROBERT KNOX

(PETER CUSHING)

…A Brilliant Surgeon Hell Bent On Furthering Medicine And Science In 19TH-Century Edinburgh, Scotland.

You See…

…He Needs Fresh Corpses For His Dissection And Experiments.

He’s Being Supplied By Two Nasty Sorts Of Gents…

BURKE

(GEORGE ROSE)

…And…

HARE

(DONALD PLEASENCE)

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Sounds Like A Cozy Arrangement, Right?!

Things Carry On Like This Until…

BURKE & HARE

…Begin Running-Out Of Viable Candidates.

So…

…They Turn To Murdering Folks, And Supplying…

DR. KNOX

…With The Freshest Corpses Possible.

BURKE & HARE

…Are Doing This For One Reason…

DR. KNOX

…Pays Very Well For The Bodies They Bring Him.

PETER CUSHING

…Is Spot On As…

DR. KNOX

…But…

DONALD PLEASENCE

…As…

HARE

…Nearly Steals The Whole Show.

I’ve Always Been A Huge Fan Of Both…

PETER CUSHING

…And…

DONALD PLEASENCE

…And They Do This Little Film A Pant-Load Of Justice.

It’s Entertaining.

It’s Creepy.

It’s Kinda Cheesy In Places.

But…

…For The Most Part…

…It’s Just A Really Good Shocker!!!

I’ll Warn You Now…

…This Is NOT An Easy Movie To Find.

It Took Much Much Time And Patience Before I Was Able To Get The Proper Version.

I Wanted The Slightly Longer…

…Slightly More Shocking…

…Slightly More Fun…

…International Version.

THE FLESH AND THE FIENDS

…Is Totally Worth A Watch…

…And It May Even Merit Multiple Viewings By Some Of Y’all.

I Couldn’t Tell You How Many Times I’ve Seen It…

…But I’ll Venture To Say More Than A Dozen Times.

I Love Most Anything Starring Either…

PETER CUSHING

…Or…

DONALD PLEASENCE

…So It’s A Real Treat For Me To See Two Classic Actors Of The Genera Squaring Off!

Check It Out, My Peeps.

You (likely) Won’t Be Disappointed.

😉

Songs That Make Me Smile: “SUCH A NIGHT” by ELVIS PRESLEY (1960)

It Was A Night…

…Ooo…

…What A Night It Was…

…It Really Was…

…SUCH A NIGHT…

…The Moon Was Bright…

…Oh, How Bright It Was…

…It Really Was…

…SUCH A NIGHT…

…The Night Was Alight…

…With Stars Above…

…Ooo…

…When She Kissed Me…

…I Had To Fall In Love…

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…Oh, It Was A Kiss…

…Ooo…

…What A Kiss It Was…

…It Really Was…

…Such A Kiss…

…Oh, How She Could Kiss…

…Oh, What A Kiss It Was…

…It Really Was…

…Such A Kiss…

…Just The Thought Of Her Lips…

…Sets Me Afire…

…I Reminisce…

…And I’m Filled With Desire…

*** *** ***

…But I Gave My Heart To Her In Sweet Surrender…

…How Well I Remember…

…I’ll Always Remember…

*** *** ***

…Oh, What A Night…

…Ooo…

…What A Night It Was…

…It Really Was…

…SUCH A NIGHT…

…Came The Dawn…

…And My Heart…

…And Her Love…

…And The Night Was Gone…

…But I’ll Never Forget The Kiss…

…The Kiss In The Moonlight…

…Ooo…

…Such A Kiss…

…SUCH A NIGHT. …

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ELVIS PRESLEY‘s Version OfSUCH A NIGHTWas On His 1960 AlbumELVIS IS BACK!

…AND…

ELVIS‘s Version OfSUCH A NIGHTIs Also Available On The 2001 Motion Picture Soundtrack For The Flick-Favorite3000 MILES TO GRACELAND

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So…

…My Peeps…

…WHY…

…Does The…

ELVIS PRESLEY

…Version…

…Of The Song…

SUCH A NIGHT

…Make ME Smile???

Well…

…I First Heard It Over 20-Years-Ago.

My Mother And I Used To Go Practically Everywhere Together…

…And She Loved Loved LOVED Listening To The “Oldies” Station On The Radio.

Whenever A Quality Tune Would Pop On…

…She’d Sing Right Along With It.

I Would TRY To Sing Along…

…But…

…For The Most Part…

…I Never Knew The Words To Any Of Those Songs.

One Day, Though…

…They Were Doing An ELVIS-MARATHON.

HEARTBREAK HOTEL

IT’S NOW OR NEVER

IN THE GHETTO

etc etc etc

The Last ELVIS Song I Was Fortunate To Hear That Day Was This One…

SUCH A NIGHT

…And I Was Immediately IN LUST With It!

It Was Cool.

It Was Fast-Paced.

It Was Super-Catchy.

It Was ELVIS As I’d Never Really Heard Him.

So…

…All Of That Made It EXCEPTIONALLY MEMORABLE!

Unfortunately…

…I Wasn’t In A Position To Record It At The Time…

…So That ONE TIME Was All I’d Hear Of It Again Until 2001.

In 2001…

…I Went To The Theater…

…And I Saw The Flick…

3000 MILES TO GRACELAND

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Needless To Say…

…The LUST Returned!!!

SUCH A NIGHT

…Was Featured Prominently In The Film…

…And I Even Made Sure To Stay During The Closing Credits So I Could Listen To The Entire Song While I Watched…

KURT RUSSELL

…Do His Best ELVIS Impression…

…And Of Course…

KEVIN COSTNER

…Having A Regular Pant-Load Of Fun Fun FUN!!!

The First Chance I Got…

…You Betcha…

…I Was On The AMAZON.COM Placing My Order For The Soundtrack!

I Eventually Would Own The Film, Also!!!

SUCH A NIGHT

…Is A Song I Truly Love Love LOVE…

…And I’ve Had A Copy Of It…

…In One Format Or Another…

…Ever Since My Re-Discovery!!!

It’s A Song That Reminds Me Of Those Car Rides…

…Listening To The “Oldies” Station…

…Trying To Sing Along With My Mother To Songs I Didn’t Even Know.

(no, by the way, I do not have an Oedipus-Complex, as this is one time where the lyrics of the song aren't as important as the song itself, and the memories it evokes. sheesh.)

And…

…Of Course…

…It Reminds Me Of Watching The Movie…

3000 MILES TO GRACELAND

…Which Will ALSO Always Have A Special Place In My Heart.

BUT…

…We’ve Already Discussed That In A Prior-Bloggin’ing…

(http://youjivinmeturkey.com/2012/04/03/a-truly-guilty-pleasure-3000-miles-to-graceland-2001/)

…See!!!

I Told Ya SO!!!

😉

The Weekend Is In Full-Swing Now, Kiddies.

And Midnight Is Upon Us, Yet Again.

Take Care.

Be Good.

See Me Soon.

Talk To Me Sooner.

😀