“You Don’t Know What Death Is.” –DR. SAM LOOMIS (Donald Pleasence in “HALLOWEEN II” (1981))

picture-of-donald-pleasence-in-halloween-ii-large-picture-number-5 (via releasedonkey.com)((DONALD PLEASENCE as Dr. SAM LOOMIS in HALLOWEEN II))

HALLOWEEN II (1981)

Quickly, What’s On Now?!? –SEAN CONNERY As JAMES BOND -007- In “YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE” (1967)

You Only Live Twice (1967)

I Consider…

YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE

(1967)

…To Be The Most Underrated Of The…

SEAN CONNERY As JAMES BOND

…Adventure Epics…

…And It’s A Damn Fine Adventure At That, My Peeps!

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YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE

…Was Directed By…

LEWIS GILBERT

…Whom Would Later Helm The JAMES BOND Adventures…

THE SPY WHO LOVED ME

(1977)

…And…

MOONRAKER

(1979)

…Both Of Which Are Personal FAVES Of FAVES!

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Alright, The Gist Of The Flick Is This:

The World Sits On The Brink Of WORLD WAR III.

An American Spacecraft Has Disappeared, Following An Encounter With An Unknown Spacecraft.

The Americans Are Blaming The Russians For Entire Incident.

(((Of Course They Are!)))

They (The Americans) Make It Known They’re Going To Launch Another Spacecraft In Just A Few Weeks.

If ANYTHING Happens To It, They Will Consider It An Act Of War!

The British Government, On The Other Hand, Does NOT Believe The Russians Are Responsible.

This, However, Must Be Proven Before Something Does Happen That Could Ignite The World Into Full-Scale Nuclear Armageddon!

Sooo…

…The British Government Fakes JAMES BOND‘s Death, Freeing Him To Go On The Hunt For The Truth.

They’re Sending BOND To Japan, Where They Believe The Before Mentioned “Unknown Spacecraft” Originated.

And Now, You Know The Basic Plot For This Epic Romp!

So, What’s Gonna Happen?

Did The Enemy Originate From Japan?

If So, Will BOND Be Able To Locate And Destroy Them In Time?

Or, Will The World Be Pushed Beyond Said Brink And Eventually Become A Giant Fireball In Space?

Hmm?

HMM?!?

Well…

…Wouldn’t Y’all Rather Watch It And Find-Out For Yourselves?!?

SURE YOU WOULD!!!

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I Will Tell You It’s A Helluva Ride, My Peeps, And A Helluva Lot Of Fun!!!

Some Of My Favorite Parts?!?

“LITTLE NELLY”

(((Trust Me, You'll Get It When You See It!)))

KEN ADAM‘s Eye-Popping Production Design.

NANCY SINATRA Beautifully Singing The Film’s Theme Song.

The Wonderfully Amazing VOLCANO LAYER.

But, Most Of All, My Favorite Part Is The Big Reveal Of JAMES BOND‘s Arch Enemy/Nemesis, “ERNST STAVRO BLOFELD“, Played To Creepy, Evil Perfection By An ALL-TIME FAVE Of FAVES Actor…

DONALD PLEASENCE

!!! !!!! !!!

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As I Said, I Consider This Flick…

YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE

…To Be The Most Underrated Of All Of The BOND Flicks To Star…

SEAN CONNERY

…And I Think You’ll Totally Understand Why Once You’ve Checked-It-Out.

Since We Only Live But Once, My Peeps, You Should Sincerely Check-Out…

YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE

…Before You Finally Just, Ya Know, Check-Out.

Period.

Happy Movie Watching, My Peeps!!!

ENJOY YOURSELVES!!!

You Already KNOW I’m Doing So, Fo SHO Fo SHO!!!

So... Are YOU Jivin Me -questionmark-

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

??? ???? ???

Hmm.

Not As Many As I’d Hoped…

…Though…

…More Than I’d Expected.

I Suppose That’s Positive…

…Right?

RIGHT!

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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)

!!! !!!! !!!

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.

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My FAVORITE BLURAY… …THUS FAR??? “HALLOWEEN II: 30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION”

  • Do You LOVE Perfect AUDIO And VISUAL Quality???
  • Do You LOVE Classic HORROR???
  • Do You LOVE HORROR/SLASHER/THRILLER Sequels???

Then…

…My Peeps…

…Please Allow Me To Introduce You To…

…THE CROWN JEWEL…

…Of…

…HORROR On BLURAY…

HALLOWEEN II: 30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

Starring JAMIE LEE CURTIS and DONALD PLEASENCE

!!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!!

You Already Know My Feelings On This One.

HALLOWEEN II

…Is…

…BY FAR FAR FAR…

…MY FAVE-FAVE Horror-Sequel Of ALL-TIME.

.PERIOD.

In My Opinion…

HALLOWEEN II

…Totally Set The Stage For The Horror/Slasher/Thriller Sequel RAGE That WAS The 1980s…

…And That Continues Onward To This Very Day.

HALLOWEEN II

…Begins With The Ending To The Original…

HALLOWEEN

…Only…

…In My Humble (yet not-so-humble) Opinion…

…Totally Takes Hold Of The Helm…

…And Takes WE, The Audience, On A Slasher-Thrill-Ride Unlike The World Had Ever Seen/Experienced.

.PERIOD.

HALLOWEEN II

…Is A Very VERY Rare Instance…

…Where I Feel The Sequel FAR Outshines The Original.

As I’ve Stated To Someone Before…

…The Original…

HALLOWEEN

…Always Felt More Like A Slasher-Art-Film.

It Wasn’t Gory.

It Wasn’t Wildly Scary.

It Was Quieter.

Much More Evenly Paced.

Relying On Suspense To Create The Terror.

But NOT…

HALLOWEEN II

…In The Slightest.

HALLOWEEN II

Goes Right For The Jugular…

…And Does Its Damnedest To Scare The Piss Out Of Us…

…By Way Of QUALITY…

…HARDCORE…

…SLASHING SLASHING SLASHING!!!

I Consider…

HALLOWEEN II

…To Be THE SLASHER SEQUEL…

…To END ALL SLASHER SEQUELS.

.PERIOD PERIOD.

In Fact…

…I Enjoy It 10-FOLD Over The Original…

…Much MUCH Lighter…

HALLOWEEN

…Though I Know Many Folks Would Quickly Disagree.

The Thing Is…

…I Really Don’t Give Rat’s Ass.

I Could Debate The Entire…

HALLOWEEN FRANCHISE

…With Y’all Until We Were ALL Blue In The Face…

…And I’m Still QUITE-CONFIDENT I’d Come Away From Said Debate Thinking…

Yeah, They Made Some Interesting Points. But HALLOWEEN II Is STILL My Favorite.

BUT BUT BUT…

…My Peeps…

…Please Please PLEASE Don’t Pass Judgment On…

HALLOWEEN II

…Until AFTER You’ve Had The Chance To See It On The Bluray.

I’m Tellin’ Ya…

…Straight-Up And Fo Sho…

IT. IS. AMAZING.

.PERIOD PERIOD PERIOD.

Need Another Quick Nudge To Your Ribs To Sell Ya?

M’Kay.

Well…

HALLOWEEN II: 30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

…On The Bluray…

…Has Some PRICELESS Extras.

INCLUDING…

DELETED SCENES

…And…

AN ALTERNATE ENDING

!!! !!! !!!

O.M.G.

I Know, Right!!!

HOW CAN YOU GO WRONG?!?!?

The Short Answer???

YOU CAN’T.

It’s THAT Good.

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JAMES BOND FAVES… …From BRADLEY’s WORLD!!! :Baddies Edition:

My 7 BOND BADDIES!!!

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#1

MY FAVORITE

CHRISTOPHER LEE‘s

SCARAMANGA

…From…

THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN

(1974)

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#2

THE BEST

SEAN BEAN‘s

ALEC TREVELYAN” (aka OO6)

…From…

GOLDENEYE

(1995)

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#3

DAMN GOOD

ROBERT SHAW‘s

DONALDREDGRANT

From

FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE

(1963)

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#4

BEST BLOFELD

DONALD PLEASENCE

From

YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE

(1967)

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#5

BEST TELLY SAVALAS

TELLY SAVALAS‘s

BLOFELD

From

ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE

(1969)

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#6

MOST SERIOUS

ROBERT DAVI‘s

FRANZ SANCHEZ

From

LICENCE TO KILL

(1989)

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#7

BEST JAWS

RICHARD KIEL‘s

JAWS

And

JAWS” (Part DEUX)

From

THE SPY WHO LOVED ME

(1977)

And

MOONRAKER

(1979)

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Now THAT Was FUN FUN FUN!!!

Keep Watchin’-Out For These, My Peeps.

I Do Do DO Promise More More MORE In The Future!!!

Enjoy Your FRIDAY…

…And…

…Your WEEKEND!!!

L8r On, My Peeps!!!

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