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Director Richard Brooks's classic Western "The Professionals" turns 50 this year and Cinema Retro will celebrate with a cover story and extensive coverage of the film in our next issue, #36. Meanwhile, feast your eyes on the original trailer and enjoy the likes of Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin, Robert Ryan, Woody Strode, Jack Palance and Claudia Cardinale burning up the screen, all the accompaniment of Maurice Jarre's superb score.
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Cinema Retro issue #35 has now shipped to our subscribers worldwide. No other magazine centers specifically on the great Golden Age of film making: the 1960s and 1970s. Every issue is packed with exclusive interviews, rare photos and insightful columns about classic and cult movies that virtually no one else covers in this kind of detail. Please support classic cinema in the print format by subscribing or renewing today!
Highlights of this issue include:
Mike Siegel's 12 page in-depth report on the tragedy and triumph in the making of Bruce Lee's last film, Enter the Dragon
Mark Mawston's exclusive interview with Ian Ogilvy, who talks about filming She Beast, Witchfinder General and his close call with playing James Bond
Extensive report from Tim Greaves on the underrated Alistair MacLean spy thriller When Eight Bells Toll, which afforded young Anthony Hopkins an early starring role.
Peter Cook pays tribute to "The Art of Deception"- a look at the use of matte paintings in famous films.
Michael Commes takes a fun filled visit to The House of Bare Mountain, the infamous nudie monster flick
Esteemed photographer Keith Hamshere shares his memories and photos from The Living Daylights, Murphy's War and Death on the Nile.
Raymond Benson's Ten Best Films of 1954
Patrick Cooper pays tribute to Robert Mitchum and The Friends of Eddie Coyle
Lee Pfeiffer's "Take Two" column examines Assignment K starring Stephen Boyd and Camilla Sparv
Brian Hannan looks at what was hot at the boxoffice in 1966
Sheldon Hall reviews a video release of Jacques Rivette's films
Daniel D'Arpe celebrates the cult sci-fi flick Starcrash starring Caroline Munro and David Hasselhoff.
Adrian Smith joyfully uncovers the 007 sexploitation spoof Bonditis
Plus Darren Allison's latest soundtrack news and reviews, Gareth Owen's "Pinewood Past" column and the latest movie book and DVD reviews.
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Cinema Retro proudly presents its latest "Movie Classics" special edition issue: "The American Westerns of Clint Eastwood", the perfect companion to our acclaimed special issue dedicated to the three Clint Eastwood Westerns directed by Sergio Leone.
"The American Westerns of Clint Eastwood" is a 116 page limited edition publication. Each of Eastwood's American Westerns is covered in detail in individual chapters:
"Hang "Em High"
"Paint Your Wagon"
"Two Mules for Sister Sara"
"High Plains Drifter"
The Outlaw Josey Wales"
Special section covering early film roles and TV Western appearances
Featuring hundreds of photographs, rare behind-the-scenes stills an movie poster art, including location photos (then and now) and even props that exist to this day in private collections!!
We are also very honored to present unseen movie poster designs by the legendary Bill Gold, who has overseen the advertising campaigns for most of Eastwood's films since "Dirty Harry" in 1971. Bill has provided some stunning examples of unused artwork and posters that were never utilized in ad campaigns.
(This issue is not part of the subscription plan and must be ordered separately).
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Cinema Retro issue #32 has now shipped worldwide to subscribers. Subscribe or renew your subscription today and help support the world's most unique film magazine!
HIGHLIGHTS OF ISSUE #32 INCLUDE:
Ray Morton looks at the revivals of King Kong beginning in the 1960s, with special emphasis on his two-part report on the making of the 1976 big budget remake.
Howard Hughes takes an in-depth look at the making of 100 Rifles starring Raquel Welch, Jim Brown and Burt Reynolds.
Matthew Field interviews iconic producer Anthony Waye about his work on the Star Wars and James Bond series.
Ernie Magnotta goes overboard and analyzes the merits of Orca, The Killer Whale
Tim Greaves goes undercover to examine the Charles Vine spy films of the 1960s and talks with star Tom Adams.
Adrian Smith interviews screen sex siren Caron Gardner and reviews Our Man in Marrakesh (aka Bang! Bang! You're Dead!)
Raymond Benson's Top Ten Films of 1952
Tom Santopietro celebrates the 50th anniversary of The Sound of Music
Lee Pfeiffer looks back on the underrated British thriller, Val Guest's 80,000 Suspects starring Richard Johnson and Claire Bloom.
Plus Gareth Owen's Pinewood Past column, the latest soundtrack, film book and DVD reviews and much more!
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Sorry to report that the recent mad dash on the part of our readers to obtain back issues of Cinema Retro has resulted in issue #4 from 2006 being depleted from our back issues department. The following issues of Cinema Retro are now permanently sold out: #4, 7, 8, 10 and 12. The following issues are in very low supply: #3, 5, 6, 9, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 24. To order back issues click here or click here to order from our Ebay affiliate store.
Issue #30 of Cinema Retro is now shipping worldwide, as is our special issue "Foto Files #1: Spy Girls", an 80-page special tribute to the sexiest femme fatales of '60s and '70s cinema.
Highlights of issue #30 include:
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Beatles screen debut in "A Hard Day's Night" with exclusive insights from the film's director Richard Lester and David V. Picker, former head of production for United Artists.
"Blood, Sweat and Togas": Hercules and the Italian sword and sandal epics of the 1960s.
Exclusive! Oswald Morris: the final interview with the legendary cinematographer of such film classics as "The Guns of Navarone", "The Man Who Would Be King", "Moulin Rouge", "Oliver!", "Lolita", "Fiddler on the Roof" and "The Hill".
"From Rio Bravo to El Dorado"- Part 2 of the in-depth comparison between two Howard Hawks film classics.
"Francoise Dorleac: A Remembrance": a look at a rising star whose promising career was tragically cut short.
"Warlords of Atlantis" - to some, a stirring '70s adventure flick; to others, a guilty pleasure!
The late, great Gerry Anderson: his work and career at Pinewood Studios.
The little-seen cult suspense thriller "Fright" starring Susan George.
Our coverage of Oakmont Productions' series of "B" WWII flicks concludes with "Hell Boats" starring James Franciscus.
"One Eyed Jacks"- the troubled classic starring and directed by Marlon Brando
Plus the latest reviews of noteworthy videos, film books and soundtrack releases.
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HIGHLIGHTS OF ISSUE #29 INCLUDE:
Visiting "The Great Escape" German film locations- then and now- plus David McCallum attends a 50th anniversary screening of the film.
Exclusive interview with director William Friedkin ("The French Connection", "The Exorcist") about restoring his controversial masterpiece "Sorcerer"- and the hellish experiences of bringing the 1977 film to the screen.
Excusive interview with actress Nancy Kwan, who discusses breaking racial barriers in Hollywood.
"The Wicker Man" 40th anniversary. A tribute to the classic British horror film and exclusive interview with director Robin Hardy.
From Glamor to Gore: how horror films saved the careers of aging acting legends such as Bette Davis, Joan Crawford and Shelly Winters. .
Paying tribute to the superb supporting actors of "All the President's Men": Jason Robards, Martin Balsam and Jack Warden.
Analyzing Sam Peckinpah's crime classic "Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia".
"From 'Rio Bravo' to 'El Dorado': A look back at the Howard Hawks/ John Wayne Western hits..
Lee Van Cleef in "Death Rides a Horse" and "Sabata": the new Blu-ray European special editions.
Memories of legendary 007 cinematographer Alec Mills. .
"The Oakmont Story" series continues with the company's little-seen WWII flick "The Last Escape" starring Stuart Whitman.
The joy of collecting movie memorabilia
Raymond Benson's ten best films of 1988
Darren Allison reviews the latest soundtrack CDs
Plus DVD and movie book reviews.
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Our new line of special issues is called Foto Files. The images are derived from the Cinema Retro archives.
Our premiere issue is dedicated to "Spy Girls" of the 1960s and 1970s. It's an 80-page magazine that emphasizes rare and exciting photographs of those actresses who were "deadlier than the male" in some of the best retro spy movies ever made!
Over 350 photos and film poster artwork from the era
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All of your favorite femme fatales from such legendary series as James Bond, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Harry Palmer, Bulldog Drummond, Matt Helm, Our Man Flint, and many others!
Among the sex sirens featured in this remarkable collector's item issue: Ursula Andress, Diana Rigg, Elke Sommer, Caroline Munro, Camilla Sparv, Daliah Lavi, Stella Stevens, Gila Golan, Sylva Koscina, Sue Lloyd, Sharon Tate, Barbara Bouchet and many, many more.
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In the web site for The Independent, Cinema Retro contributor Sheldon Hall provides an adaptation of his latest cover story for Cinema Retro about the making of the 1964 British war classic Zulu. Click here to read.
(Hall appears tonight at 7:00 PM on BBC1 in the UK)
The fascinating behind the scenes story is told in greater detail in issue #28 of Cinema Retro and in the updated edition of Hall's book about the making of the film.
Cinema Retro enters its tenth year of publishing with issue #28 which is now at the printers. It will be mailed to all UK/European subscribers before Christmas. Subscribers throughout the rest of the world will get their issues in January.
We launch our landmark anniversary with one of our best issues ever. Here are the highlights:
Sheldon Hall presents major coverage of the 50th anniversary of the British war movie classic Zulu starring Stanley Baker, Michael Caine and Jack Hawkins...complete with rarely seen images.
Dave Worrall takes you behind the scenes for the filming of the James Bond blockbuster Goldfinger at Pinewood Studios and presents some rare behind-the-scenes production shots as well as a "now-and-then" guide to specific studio locations from the film.
Ray Morton provides an exclusive interview with famed cinematographer Richard H. Kline, whose credits include Soylent Green, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Camelot, Body Heat, The Mechanic and the 1976 remake of King Kong.
Brian Hannan looks at the dramatic behind-the-scenes story of BUtterfield 8, the film Elizabeth Taylor fought against doing...only to win her first Oscar.
Howard Hughes continues his history of Oakmont Productions with a look at the low-budget WWII flick The Thousand Plane Raid starring Christopher George.
Raymond Benson provides his choices for the best movies of 1987.
Tim Greaves looks at the strange life and career of Hammer Films starlet Victoria Vetri (When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth)
Dean Brierly concludes his "Crime Wave" series with a look at the greatest- and most underrated- American gangster films.
Lee Pfeiffer revisits the cult apocalyptic thriller Panic in the Year Zero directed by and starring Ray Milland.
A look at the history of comic book movie tie-in issues
Harvey Chartrand provides the fascinating story behind Mary Rose, the film Alfred Hitchcock never got to make.
Darren Allison reviews the latest soundtrack releases
Plus all the news about new DVD, Blu-ray and film book releases.
By subscribing to Cinema Retro, you will receive this issue plus issues #29 and 30, delivered to your door.
Kimberly Lindbergs, a columnist for TCM's popular Movie Morlocks site, certainly has good taste when it comes to classic movies. She gives a rave review to Cinema Retro's best-selling new Dr. No Movie Classics issue. Click here to read and click here to order the issue directly from our eBay affiliated store.
The sales for Cinema Retro's Dr. No Movie Classics special issue have surpassed our wildest dreams. In fact, the supply offered through our eBay affiliate store was quickly exhausted after our friends at mi6 confidential magazine's web site ran a nice blurb about the issue. We started to receive a lot E mails from panicked fans who asked if they had missed the boat on this issue. The good news is that all is well. The Dr. No issue has been re-listed on eBay and is available for immediate purchase. Click here to order - and thanks to everyone for their great outpouring of enthusiasm for this issue, which represents the most ambitious project Cinema Retro has ever done.
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It's that time of year, loyal readers. Please subscribe or renew your subscriptions to Cinema Retro, if you have not yet done so. It's going to be another great year for the world's most unique film magazine! The new season begins with issue #25, showcasing the usual eclectic array of classic and cult films. Among the highlights:
James Bond at 50: Cinema Retro interviews Daniel Craig, producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson and Skyfall director Sam Mendes about the screen legacy of Agent 007.
Major coverage of Hammer Films events: convention report, Hammer horror film locations then and now and coverage of the latest Blu-ray releases.
A look at the new restoration of David Lean's masterpiece Lawrence of Arabia and exclusive interview with Sony's Grover Crisp, the man who spearheaded the restoration process.
Best-selling author Robert Sellers provides a fascinating look at the life and career of the ultimate "bad boy" of British cinema, Oliver Reed.
Dean Brierly looks at the best Italian crime movies of the 60s and 70s.
Tribute to the creator of master of British film posters, artist Tom Chantrell.
Matthew R. Bradley concludes his examination of 007 villain Blofeld in literature in film in his article "The Importance of Being Ernst"
Plus major coverage of those great (and overlooked) cult films Sands of the Kalahari starring Stuart Whitman and Susannah York , Burt Lancaster's controversial The Swimmer and the "B" British war film Attack on the Iron Coast starring Lloyd Bridges. Only Cinema Retro provides coverage of such long-neglected gems!
Please help keep the dream alive by subscribing or renewing your subscription today. A subscription to Cinema Retro also makes the perfect holiday gift for the classic movie lover in your life...(it's far better than that glow-in-the dark necktie you were considering!)
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Subscribers/customers who pre-ordered this
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days. Originally announced to be a 116-page special in the same format as the Where Eagles Dare reboot edition, this
incredibly detailed tribute to the first James Bond film is a mammoth 148 page
magazine - and at no extra cost! The Dr. No Special
tribute issue will be shipping in the US around the third week of November, and
if the exceptional pre-sales are anything to go by, should be our biggest
seller to date!
Issue #24 of Cinema Retro is being hailed by many readers as the very best in the eight years we've been publishing. What makes it so special? Consider the wide range of great films covered in this one, diverse issue:
Major celebration of The Poseidon Adventure's 40th anniversary with articles by David Savage, Tom Listanti, James Radford and Chris Poggiali. Includes many rare photos, international movie posters and interviews with Carol Lynley and Mort Kunstler, the legendary artist who created the movie poster. Kunstler also provides his original sketches for the ad campaign, reproduced in this issue for the first time.
40th anniversary tribute to Deliverance. John Exshaw visits director John Boorman at his home in Ireland for exclusive interview about working with author James Dickey on the landmark film.
Gary Giblin takes an in-depth look at another classic film celebrating its 40th anniversary: Alfred Hitchcock's Frenzy, complete with rare stills from sequences that the Master cut from the final version of the movie.
Matthew R. Bradley looks at one of the screen's legendary baddies, James Bond nemesis Blofeld in both literature and cinema. The title of the article: The Importance of Being Ernst.
Remembering Ernest Borgnine: a tribute to the legendary Oscar winner.
Raymond Benson's ten best films of 1983.
Lee Pfeiffer pays tongue-in-cheek tribute to the 1976 B movie cult "classic" Grizzly starring Christopher George, Richard Jaeckel and Andrew Prine.
Gareth Owen revisits the early days of director Michael Winner's career at Pinewood Studios.
Mark Mawston's new column Desert Island Flicks covers underrated gems like John Frankenheimer's Seconds, Frank Perry's The Swimmer and Don Siegel's Coogan's Bluff.
Adrian Smith titillates readers with part two of his extensive look at the history of British sexploitation films in More Sex, Please. We're British.
Dean Brierly's Crime Wave International covers British classic crime movies of the 60s and 70s including Get Carter, Payroll, Robbery, Villain and Sitting Target.
Plus the usual reviews of the latest film books, DVDs and soundtracks.
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WHERE EAGLES DARE CINEMA RETRO MOVIE CLASSICS REVISED AND UPDATED EDITION IS NOW SHIPPING WORLDWIDE!
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When we first interviewed producer Elliott Kastner back in 2004, he told us, "You don't remake Sabrina. You don't remake The Blue Angel. You don't remake Casablanca and I won't remake Where Eagles Dare."
This is a stance that Cinema Retro has taken in regard to reprinting sold-out issues of our magazine. However, the response to our Movie Classics Special Issue #1 dedicated to this great WWII adventure was beyond our expectations and it sold out almost immediately when published in 2009. Since then, we have had many requests to republish and also saw the value of this issue exceed $200 per copy on eBay. Thus, we've bowed to the wishes of our readers and created an updated and expanded version of that classic issue. By doing so, we're not devaluing the original, which will remain a highly prized collector's item. Inside these pages, you will find the original issue (slightly changed with the addition of many new, rare photographs) plus new features that were not available to us at the time of the original printing. Topping it all off is an exclusive new interview with the film's director, Brian G. Hutton, plus an abundance of rarities we've just unearthed including another deleted sequence and original studio memos from the Kastner family files that shed light on who was supposed to star in the film (you won't believe it!).
This new edition can be viewed as our sincere tribute to two wonderful friends who are associated with the film: Elliott Kastner and actress Ingrid Pitt, both of whom we lost in 2010. We mourn their passing and hope that this issue will stand as a tribute to their talents and enduring legacy.
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THE KELLY'S HEROES MOVIE CLASSICS SPECIAL EDITION HAS PROVEN TO BE ONE OF OUR MOST POPULAR ISSUES EVER! IF YOU HAVEN'T ORDERED YET, DO SO TODAY AND ADD THIS SURE-TO-BE VALUED COLLECTOR'S ITEM TO YOUR CINEMA RETRO LIBRARY!
The acclaim from fans and those who worked on the film is pouring in. Here is an E mail we received from director John Landis, who began his career working as an assistant to director Brian G. Hutton on the movie:
Dear Dave and Lee –
The Kelly's Heroes extravaganza arrived today
and it's quite overwhelming! I can't wait to read it cover to cover! It
looks fantastic and extremely thorough. Congratulations! I really
have never seen anything like it. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Best always - John
As you may know, John Landis knows a thing or two about
making movies, so his praise is certainly appreciated. A special thanks to John
for providing ultra rare photos from his personal archive as well as original
call sheets from the movie.
Following on from our 'Movie Classics Special Edition' that paid tribute to director Brian G. Hutton's Where Eagles Dare), we bring you his other big picture collaboration with star Clint Eastwood - Kelly's Heroes.
As before, this is an 80-page blockbuster filled with amazing stories and ultra -rare photographs, many which have never been seen before, and all for the same cover price as our regular 64-page magazine!
We have had the full cooperation of the director Brian G. Hutton, who has shared with us the trials and tribulations of making this WWII action-comedy on location in Yugoslavia. Some of the stories have to be read to be believed! Additionally, we have exclusive interviews with John Landis, actor Stuart Margolin (Little Joe), and Eastwood's regular key grip, Dennis Fraser. This issue is packed with sidebar information on the filming, the locations, the music, the actors, the world-wide poster campaigns and the collectibles. We have also unearthed rare vintage interviews with Clint Eastwood, Telly Savalas, Don Rickles and Donald Sutherland recorded on location back in 1969 which have never been published before. All of this, plus many photographs taken on the set by cast and crew that we can guarantee you have never seen before.
“Oddball” would be pleased that there will be "no negative waves" from Cinema Retro's latest Movie Classics Special Edition
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HIGHLIGHTS OF ISSUE #23 INCLUDE:
Coverage of the Bond in Motion exhibition in England- the largest single collection of original 007 vehicles ever displayed. We take you inside the gala press event that opened the exhibit.
Dean Brierly analyzes the criminally underrated crime thriller The Night of the Following Daystarring Marlon Brando and Richard Boone
Roland Schaefli pays tribute to the John Wayne-Howard Hawks adventure Hatari!and takes us on a visit to the African locations as they are today
Tim Graves celebrates the excellent, but little-remembered psychic thriller Games starring James Caan and Katharine Ross.
Adrian Smith examines the British sex films of the 60s and 70s- and how film companies battled the censors to sneak in as many "tits and bums" as possible
Elvis on the Back Lot: Dean Sills looks back on The King's Hollywood hits- and how infrequently the exotic locations were actually filmed on location
Raymond Benson looks at the best films of 1982
Lee Pfeiffer takes a second look at the Italian Western A Minute To Pray, A Second to Diestarring Alex Cord and Robert Ryan
Gareth Owen revisits the filming of The Slipper and the Rose at Pinewood Studios
Dave Worrall looks at the films that depicted the legendary raid on Entebbe and takes us back in time to the filming of Disney's Candleshoe through unseen on-set photos
Plus the latest DVD, soundtrack and film book reviews
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Given the fast sell-out of Cinema Retro's Where Eagles Dare issue in 2009, we anticipated a lot of interest in our other two Movie Classics special issues commemorating the Clint Eastwood/Sergio Leone "Dollars" films and Eastwood's 1970 WWII hit Kelly's Heroes. Although we had an increased print run for these titles, we never expected the response would be so overwhelming. These are the two best-selling issues in Cinema Retro's eight year history- and they keep selling briskly. (A web site dedicated to WWII history sold over 500 copies of Kelly's in the last month alone!).
If you haven't ordered these 80 page issues, do so today- each issue is loaded with a mind-boggling number of rare photos, some of which are printed here for the first time.
Copies of Where Eagles Dare are now selling for over $200 each on Ebay. Don't let these issues escape your collection! They are sure to be valued collector's items once they are out of print.
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Cinema Retro enters its eighth great year with issue #22, now shipping worldwide. All subscribers will be receiving their copies shortly.
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Highlights of issue #22 include special features that celebrate the 60th anniversary of Cinerama:
Sir Christopher Frayling provides a major 10 page article on the making of MGM's Cinerama blockbuster How the West Was Won, featuring deleted scenes and a wealth of rarely seen photographs.
Howard Hughes pays tribute to Jack Cardiff's 1968 gut-busting adventure Dark of the Sun(aka The Mercenaries) starring Rod Taylor
Dave Worrall blows the lid off the 1969 Cinerama epic Krakatoa, East of Javaand takes us behind the scenes for the Cinerama family classic The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm.
Thomas Hauerslev takes us back to those wonderful Cinerama travelogues This is Cinerama, Seven Wonders of the Worldand traces the history of the format.
Lee Pfeiffer reviews a plethora of spy movies on DVD including The Man From U.N.C.L.E. feature films
Adrian Smith interviews actress Anneke Wills, star of the mod London cult classic The Pleasure Girls and pays tribute to Jane Asher in Jerzy Skolimowsky's Deep End
Raymond Benson looks at the best films of 1981
Gareth Owen revisits the filming of The Great Gatsby at Pinewood Studios
Plus the latest DVD, soundtrack and film book reviews
Cinema Retro issue #22, the first issue of Season 8, is now shipping to all subscribers in the UK and Europe. We expect the issue to arrive in the USA in early January and it will be sent out to American and Canadian subscribers, as well as those in other parts of the world as soon as it lands on our doorstep.
It's a pretty joyous way for us to welcome the holidays- that is, celebrating the eighth year of Cinema Retro. It's been quite a ride. Thanks to all who have purchased issues and especially those loyal readers who support us by subscribing. Many of you have heeded our annual plea to renew your subscriptions ASAP. This helps insure there is adequate cash flow to help us continue to limit the amount of advertisements in every issue, thereby giving you 64 pages of great content.
If you have not renewed your subscription for season 8, please do so today. Remember, every issue is a limited edition collector's item and the longer you wait, the greater the chance that you might find yourself paying sky high prices on the collector's circuit to get the ones you are missing.The closing of Borders stores also means there are less copies available for the American market, so subscribing ensures you'll never miss an issue.
As we celebrate another successful year, we also have to thank all of the enormously talented writers who contribute to every issue. Without their willingness to share their insights with our readers, Cinema Retro would be a pale shadow of what it is today. We also want to thank all of the noted professionals from the film industry who are so supportive of our efforts to pay tribute to the great films of the 60s and 70s. There are also world class authors and film scholars who enrich our every issue with their talents. (It's a bit humbling to have the likes of Sir Christopher Frayling volunteering to write an in-depth article about the making of How the West Was Won.)
We have another great season lined up for you this year, so get on the Cinema Retro bandwagon by subscribing or renewing today.
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Cinema Retro constantly gets requests from readers to reprint
those issues of Cinema Retro that have sold out. However, as every issue is a
limited edition collector’s item, we have to remain true to our word and never
reprint these editions. However, we know that many of our dedicated readers
were not even aware of the magazine until long after certain issues have sold
out. Thus, we’ve partnered with our American distributor RCS to make sold out
issues available as on-line digital editions. These sold out issues of
the magazine now command big prices on the collector’s circuit (A reader advises he just sold two of his spare issues on eBay for $229 each!) Yet, the
digital on-line versions are available for purchase at the regular cover price
These digital editions are exactly the same as the
format of the original magazine. They are not edited in any way and contain
every word and photo featured in the print edition.By viewing on line, you can browse through the pages and zoom in or out to increase or decrease the size of the print.
Issues now available for digital viewing:
Our 8-page behind the scenes look at the making of the
1966 big screen feature film Batman
starring Adam West and Burt Ward; Part 1 of our exclusive interview
with Man From U.N.C.L.E. star
David McCallum; exlusive interview with Barbarella
star John Phillip Law; the inside story of Charles Bronson's Death Wish films;
exclusive interview with producer Mitch Brower who recalls making The Getaway with Steve
McQueen and Sam Peckinpah; exclusive coverage of Cinema Retro's gala royal
premiere night for Casino
Royale in London; interviews with the sex co-stars of Elvis
Presley; the history of the 007 Stage at Pinewood Studios; stuntman Vic
Armstrong recalls filming A
Bridge Too Far; tribute to great crime movies; underrated gem Hail! Mafia; Eli Wallach
honored in Spain; Diary of
Anne Frank stars reunite; ten best films of 1966
As we enter our 8th year of publishing, we'd like to thank each of our loyal readers for helping us keep the dream alive. It's not easy maintaining a magazine in the age of the internet, but we continue to thrive thanks to our many readers throughout the world. A very special thanks to those of you who subscribe to Cinema Retro. Frankly, there is no greater way of helping us out (unless you have a few million bucks laying around that you'd like to donate). Every subscription goes a long way to ensuring that we'll be able to maintain the high standards you've come to expect- with a minimum amount of advertising. We've also been able to maintain our pricing without a single increase in eight years, despite soaring costs for printing and mailing. Every issue will continue to be a limited edition collector's item. In fact with the closing of Borders stores in the USA, readers have even more reason to subscribe. Not only does this limit the number of venues you can buy Cinema Retro from, but we've also adjusted our print runs accordingly, meaning that every issue is more limited than ever since we are no longer supplying Borders.So thanks to all our subscribers- especially those who have so promptly renewed their subscriptions! By doing so, you have ensured you won't have to pay the sky high prices that sold out issues of Cinema Retro have been commanding on eBay (up to $150 in some cases!)
We'd also like to especially thank the many talented writers, actors, producers and directors who contribute to our magazine. Our regular staffers do a tremendous job of bringing many forgotten films to the fore- and our celebrity contributors go a long way in explaining why Cinema Retro is now widely read in the film industry in both America and England. Just some of the people who have contributed to us in the past gives you an idea of why we're humbled by their support:
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There is plenty of excitement in store for season 8 of Cinema Retro beginning with our eye-popping cover girl for issue #22, Sybil Danning. As usual, this issue will be eclectic in terms of content: major examinations of Jack Cardiff's great adventure film Dark of the Sun (aka The Mercenaries) and special features on two Cinerama epics: Krakatoa, East of Java and Sir Christopher Frayling's magnificent study of the making of How the West Was Won. In the next twelve months, other major features will include John Boorman's Deliverance, the films of Elvis Presley, the history of movie comic book tie-ins and rare back lot photos from the James Bond films.
So get on board the Cinema Retro bandwagon and enjoy the most unique film magazine in the world- dedicated to the celebration of films from the 1960s and 1970s.
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Cinema Retro issue #21 is now shipping in worldwide. All subscribers should have the issue in their hands any day. It's our most provocative issue ever, covering some of the most ground-breaking, censor-shattering films in history. Among the highlights:
Raymond Benson examines the legacy of A Clockwork Orange and interviews Malcolm McDowell and Jan Harlan, Stanley Kubrick's assistant and future producer of his films.
John Exshaw looks into the making of Ken Russell's controversial The Devils and explores how the film has been cut and censored around the world since its initial release- and why it may never be released in America or the UK on DVD.
Stephanie Callas celebrates Bertolucci's X-rated classic Last Tango in Paris
Ian Brown looks into Don Siegel's kinky remake of The Killers- the final film of Ronald Reagan.
Mark Cerulli gives us the inside story on the making of John Carpenter's horror classic Halloween
Adrian Smith interviews "The British Marilyn Monroe", Vera Day and attends the reunion of The Avengers cast and crew.
Matthew Field gets personal with directors Michael Winner, Mike Hodges and Ken Russell
Mark Mawston attends the St. Trinian's reunion
Tom Lisanti covers the bizarre story behind the two competing 1965 big screen biopics of Jean Harlow
Dave Worrall takes a sentimental journey and attends the family memorial service for producer Elliott Kastner
Raymond Benson's 10 best films of 1980
Plus the story behind Cinema Sex Sirens, Cinema Retro publishers Dave Worrall and Lee Pfeiffer's new book that pays tribute to the screen goddesses of the 60s and 70s.
Plus the latest DVD, soundtrack and film book reviews
If you are a subscriber, this is your last issue of the season. Please renew your subscriptions ASAP to make sure you don't miss a single issue of the new season, which begins in December. Cinema Retro back issues are fast becoming expensive collector's items- so don't miss any of the excitement. If you haven't subscribed, do so today and get all three issues of Season & (#'s 19, 20 and 21).
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The latest issue of Cinema Retro (#20) is now shipping to subscribers all around the world. As we publish in the UK, those subscribers always get their copies first. However, the latest issue just arrived from the other side of the pond and has now been shipped out to all other regions. Readers will have it in their hot little hands very soon.
Cover story on Candy starring Ewa Aulin as the sexy teen nymph in an all-star fiasco that involved Marlon Brando, Ringo Starr, James Coburn and Walter Matthau. Dean Brierly examines how such a sure-fire project turned into one of the worst movies ever made.
This issue's Film in Focus is Earthquake, the 1974 blockbuster starring Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner and many other familiar faces in one of the most successful films of the genre. Ross Warner reminds why the film remains a guilty pleasure and Thomas Hauerslav of the web site In70mm.com presents a fascinating look at the history of Sensurround, the Oscar-winning sound system that had more than its share of mishaps.
Nick Anez provides analysis of two Fox Westerns from the 1960s: The Comancheros starring John Wayne and Stuart Whitman and Rio Conchos starring Whitman and Richard Boone. Anez examines the startling similarities between the two films and debates if Conchos can truly be regarded as a remake of The Comancheros.
Lee Pfeiffer has a sit-down interview with jazz great Kyle Eastwood and discusses his scoring of films with his father, Clint Eastwood. Kyle also recalls starring with his dad in Honkytonk Man and making a cameo in The Outlaw Josey Wales.
Gary McMahon looks at memorable films that have coped with the restrictions of shooting key sequences in confined places, from the legendary fight aboard the Orient Express in the James Bond classic From Russia With Love to Hitchcock's Lifeboat and Huston's Key Largo.
Cinema Retro music critic Darren Allison provides an in-depth tribute to the recently departed legendary composer John Barry.
Matthew Field concludes his three-part interview with director Lewis Gilbert with discussions of Friends and Educating Rita.
Herbie J. Pilato examines the good, the bad and the ugly among major films based on legendary TV series.
Raymond Benson looks back on his top films of 1979 including Alien and Apocalypse Now.
Cinema Retro honors famed film critic and documentary maker Richard Schickel at a special event held at the Players club in New York City.
Gareth Owen pays tribute to Michael Powell's long-neglected classic Peeping Tom.
Coverage and photos from the new book MGM: Hollywood's Greatest Backlot
plus the usual extensive coverage of the latest movie books, DVDs and soundtracks
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The good folks at the retro movie site Cinebeats have us blushing over their kind words about Cinema Retro and our latest issue. If you haven't found our solicitations to get you to subscribe to be effective, then maybe Cine Beats can make you join the ranks of classic movie lovers who support our magazine. The site's owner, Kimberly Lindbergs rightly points out that many a fine movie magazine has folded in the age of the web, but there are still a number of us kicking around and fighting the good fight. All of those dear, departed magazines had one thing in common: many people read their web sites regularly, but never thought to support the venture by buying issues. That's why we're always so grateful to everyone who not only reads our site, but takes the plunge and subscribes. If the film magazines currently on the market that cover the golden age of moviemaking were to disappear, imagine that the remaining periodicals would provide little beyond Justin Bieber's plans for his next movie. So whether it's our magazine's web site or any other that you enjoy, try to occasionally purchase an issue every now and then. It's not only greatly appreciated, but goes a long way to ensuring that magazines that cover these great eras of filmmaking continue to thrive. Click here to read, and while on the Cinebeats site, prepare to spend a few hours browsing through a treasure trove of great articles.
You asked for it, you got it! Following our successful Movie Magic Tour of British film locations in 2010, Cinema Retro and T.W.I.N.E. Tours will be announcing specifics pertaining to the September 2011 tour. This time, we'll be heading out West to visit film locations from classic movies. We'll be meeting up in Las Vegas then movin' on by deluxe motorcoach to such legendary sites as:
Monument Valley, Utah- site of such films as Stagecoach, 2001: A Space Odyssey, How the West Was Won, Easy Rider, Once Upon a Time in the West, Forrest Gump, The Searchers, The Eiger Sanction and many more.
Kanab, Utah- visit the sets from Clint Eastwood's The Outlaw Josey Wales and see where such films as Sergeants 3, Planet of the Apes, The Greatest Story Ever Told, Bandolero! and many others were filmed.
Ride the legendary old-fashioned steam engine line from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Visit the quaint Colorado town where key sequences from the original John Wayne classic True Grit were filmed
Join fellow classic and retro movie lovers from around the world on the film location tour event of the year - all personally guided by Cinema Retro publishers Lee Pfeiffer and Dave Worrall
Please note: this event has come about due to suggestions from attendees from our previous tours, many of whom have indicated they intend to join us. As in the past, priority will be given to previous attendees. Thus, there will be a limited number of seats available to the general public. They will be made available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Attendance is strictly limited to one motorcoach of travelers.
Details and dates coming soon-- meanwhile, make sure you sign up for the Cinema Retro E mail newsletter (see column on right for sign up link). You'll receive the latest updates as soon as they are released.
Cinema Retro's seventh year of publishing has officially started now that issue #19 is shipping to UK and European subscribers. Subscribers in North America and other parts of the world will get their issues shortly after the new year, once the issues arrive from England.
Thanks to everyone who has subscribed or renewed their subscriptions. If you have not done so, please do so today. Every issue is a limited edition collector's item, so don't delay and end up missing any issues of the new season.
Issue #19 is truly one of our best to date. Consider these highlights:
We celebrate the Blu-ray release of The Exorcist with Matthew R. Bradley and Gilbert Colon's in-depth interview with author William Peter Blatty, who discusses some fascinating aspects about the making of the classic movie. There's also an abundance of facts and rare photos including a cover photo that is bound to give you the creeps.
Todd Garbarini has an exclusive interview with the original cougar, Angie Dickinson, who discusses Roger Vadim's quirky sex comedy/murder mystery Pretty Maids All in a Row, with Rock Hudson as a horndog high school counselor- who might also be a serial killer.
Lee Pfeiffer celebrates the 45th anniversary of the film version of The Sound of Music by visiting the famed Von Trapp Lodge in Vermont, where he met with Johannes Von Trapp, son of Captain and Maria.
Steve Saragossi presents an in-depth look at the career of an under-rated leading man of 60s and 70s cinema: Rod Taylor.
In part two of Matthew Field's interview with Lewis Gilbert, the famed director looks back on his "personal" films including the classic Alfie.
Dave Worrall takes you behind the scenes at the James Bond Aston Martin DB5 auction in London
Tim Greaves examines the off-beat 60s sex comedy Here We Go 'Round the Mulberry Bush
Phil Gavin looks back on the history of classic Hammer horror film posters.
John Surles recalls his meeting with actor/singer Jimmy Dean and his role as Willard Whyte in Diamonds Are Forever.
Famed character actor Shane Rimmer's new autobiography
S.O.S Film Industry - Gary McMahon culls comments from famed filmmakers who take issue with the direction of today's motion picture industry.
Adrian Smith covers Brian Clemens, director of many classic episodes of The Avengers, at his BFI tribute in London.
Matthew Field covers Sean Connery's appearance at the Edinburgh International Film Festival and gets to meet the Great Scot, who introduced a screening of The Man Who Would Be King.
More on the world of 007 in this Bond-heavy issue: Gareth Owen and Dave Worrall spend a day with director Guy Hamilton and accompany him to an outdoor London screening of Goldfinger.
Raymond Benson provides us with his choices of the ten best films of 1978.
Darren Allison covers the latest soundtracks on CD
Plus extensive DVD and film book reviews
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Going...Going...Gone! The premiere issue of Cinema Retro's Movie Classics special editions has now sold out.
The premiere issue of Cinema Retro's Movie Classics special editions, which was dedicated entirely to Where Eagles Dare, is now sold out. As this was a limited edition, it will never be reprinted. If you have a copy, treat it with kid gloves, as the value is sure to soar very quickly. Some back issues of Cinema Retro that are sold out have been selling for up to $100 each. Thank you to the many readers who supported this venture- and to all the talented writers and collaborators who made it possible. We are especially proud of the fact that the film's producer, Elliott Kastner, who recently passed away, had told us that the issue was the definitive story of how this great 1969 WWII epic was made. If you haven't purchased our follow up Movie Classics edition about the Clint Eastwood-Sergio Leone "Dollars" films, please be aware that sales of that issue are far outpacing those for Where Eagles Dare. Although we had an increased print run for this issue, sales are far ahead of our projections. So if you didn't add this to your collection, do so today. Click here for details
Our final issue of Season 6 has now been mailed to subscribers worldwide, and the general feeling is that it's one of our best yet.
Giblin offers an extensive, in-depth tribute to Alfred Hitchcock's
Psycho to commemorate the film's 50th anniversary. He shares
little-known facts about the movie and also examines its legacy,
including the sequels.
Matthew Field offers part one of his
recent interview with director Lewis Gilbert, who discusses his war
movies such as Sink the Bismarck! and The 7th Dawn.
Dean Brierly's ass-kicking interview with ass-kicking Blaxploitation legend Fred ("The Hammer") Williamson
of Cinema Retro's Movie Magic Tour of England: Richard Johnson joins us
at the mansion seen in The Haunting and we catch up with Sir Roger
Moore, Britt Ekland, Maud Adams, Richard Kiel and George Lazenby at a
major London James Bond event.
Howard Hughes' special tribute to the life and career of Lee Van Cleef
Gareth Owen's unpublished interview with screen legend Sir John Mills
Ian Brown interviews Roger Corman and analyzes his film adaptations of the stories of Edgar Allan Poe that starred Vincent Price
Tom Lisanti celebrates the cult B movie Once You Kiss and Stranger and star Carol Lynley shares her memories of the film.
Lee Pfeiffer looks back at the British film noir crime movie Never Let Go starring Peter Sellers in a rare dramatic role.
Dave Worrall tracks down the film locations from the British serials based on the Famous Five stories
Raymond Benson reveals his choices for the best films of 1977
Rare unpublished photos from the Suzy Kendall/Dudley Moore groovy comedy hit "30 is a dangerous age, Cynthia..."
plus the usual extensive reviews of soundtracks, DVDs and movie books.
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Thank you to all of our readers who have taken the time to write to us regarding their enthusiasm for Cinema Retro Movie Classics' tribute issue to Sergio Leone and Clint Eastwood's Dollar movie trilogy. Director Richard C. Sarafian (Vanishing Point, Man in the Wildnerness) knew Leone and relates that the great director once told him he had been inspired in part by episodes of Western TV series that Sarafian had directed early in his career. Sarafian said of the tribute issue, "It's brilliant. I devoured every single page." We then heard from David V. Picker, who was head of production at United Artists and is the man who put together the deal to release the trilogy in America. Picker said, "This issue is an astonishing tribute...the photos are literally jaw-dropping. It's a major achievement on every level."
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Good news for those of you who are trying to complete your collection of Cinema Retro issues. A small number of copies of Cinema Retro #11, previously listed as sold out, have surfaced in our warehouse. Here's what this excellent issue features:
*Film in Focus 8 page tribute to Michael Caine's
crime classic Get Carter
*The inside story of the shocking erotic film Baby
Love starring 15 year old Linda Hayden
*The Films From U.N.C.L.E. coverage continues with One
Spy Too Many
*Exclusive interview with noted director Joe Dante
*Never before published behind the scenes photos
from the filming of On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Exclusive interview with David McCallum
Inside the Ian Fleming London museum tribute
Extensive look at Gerry Anderson's Doppleganger (aka Journey to
the Far Side of the Sun)
The Queen's visits to Pinewood Studios
Pt. 2 of our tribute to Doris Day
Raymond Benson's top ten films of 1970
plus the best soundtrack, DVD and movie book reviews
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In the footsteps of Cinema Retro's landmark Movie Classics special edition tribute to Where Eagles Dare, publishers Dave Worrall and Lee Pfeiffer present their most ambitious release yet: the most extensive tribute to the Clint Eastwood/Sergio Leone 'Dollar' film trilogy ever published. Years in the making, with contributions from prominent film historians from around the globe.
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Many photos never before published - including rare behind the scenes production stills from people who acted as extras in 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly'
Special foreword by Leone biographer Sir Christopher Frayling
The legendary film locations - then and now
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Cast and crew biographies
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On Thursday June 10th, three girls from Royal Docks
Community School were treated to a day out at the world-famous Pinewood Studios
on the outskirts of London, England. They were greeted by Julia Hillsdon, Head
of Marketing at the studio, who gave them a tour of the mansion building
originally known as Heatherden Hall, which the studios have been built around.
Julia took them through the picture gallery and explained the studio’s
illustrious history, films made there, and the many famous stars that have
walked its corridors during the past 50 years or so.
This was followed by a tour of the vast garden area, this time
given by Dave Worrall, co-publisher of Cinema Retro magazine, who explained to
the girls how the gardens were used in various James Bond and other major films
over the years, including Chitty Chitty
Bang Bang, the Hammer Horrors and Harry
Potter. This was followed by a very interesting tour of Technicolor. Hosted
by Chris Smith, the girls were given an overview of how the laboratory
operates, including a preview of their new 3D technology in their luxury
Cinema Retro columnist Dean Brierly has created two blogs to celebrate his favorite crime films of the 50s and 60s. As usual, Dean shows his taste for esoteric fare by avoiding many of the acknowledged classics in favor of films like Big House U.S.A., Hail Mafia!, Warning Shot and Kaleidoscope and other gems that rarely get the attention they deserve.
Congratulations to Cinema Retro contributor Tom Lisanti and sixties
actress Gail Gerber (Beach Ball, Girl Happy, Village
of the Giants) who were awarded the Silver Medal from the
Independent Publisher Book Awards for Best Autobiography/Memoir of 2009
for Gail's memoir Trippin' with Terry Southern: What I Think I
Remember. For more information visit Tom's web site www.sixtiescinema.com.
In footsteps of Cinema Retro's landmark Movie Classics special edition tribute to Where Eagles Dare, publishers Dave Worrall and Lee Pfeiffer present their most ambitious release yet: the most extensive tribute to the
Clint Eastwood/Sergio Leone 'Dollar' film trilogy ever published. Years in the making, with contributions from prominent film historians from around the globe.
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Packed with hundreds of rare production stills,
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Many photos never before published -
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Don't miss these highlights from the latest issue:
with cover girl Valerie Leon about her fascinating career including
roles as a Bond girl and Hammer horror star.
tribute to the classic horror film The Haunting featuring Todd
Garbarini's unpublished interview with director Robert Wise and John
Exshaw's fascinating history of the film, including insights from star
Dean Brierly's unpublished interview with
David Carradine, who discusses the Kung Fu years and the Kill Bill films
David V. Picker recalls the filming of the cult comedy classic Smile
starring Bruce Dern and Barbara Feldon
Tony Dalton provides
exclusive photos from Ray Harryhausen's amazing archive of original film
Christopher Gullo looks at the cult
Blaxploitation/voodoo film Sugar Hill and interviews director Paul
Maslansky and star Don Pedro Colley.
Storm in a D Cup: Dave
Worrall celebrates the career of buxom beauty June Wilkinson.
How the West Was Won: Tom March takes us
on a road trip to visit the present day locations seen in the Cinerama
Cinema Retro reunites The Men From U.N.C.L.E. at
the Players Club when David McCallum makes a surprise appearance at our
black tie dinner for Robert Vaughn - exclusive photos.
Benson provides with his choices for the best films of 1976
Owen looks at the shooting of The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes at
Plus the usual extensive news about movie
soundtracks, film-related books and hard-to-find DVDs.
We must be doing something right at Cinema Retro. London correspondent Adrian Smith alerted us to this clever spoof of our Where Eagles Dare special edition issue that appears on the web site of the British film magazine Empire. The montage, titled Where Beagles Dare, is credited to someone known as "Rickochet" and is part of a regular forum in which fans create their own satirical movie posters. Too bad Rickochet doesn't have a job designing real movie posters, which continue the trend of being uncreative and bland. To view more spoof posters click here
Cinema Retro columnist Herb Shadrak has been nominated for a Rondo Award for his article Peter Lorre: The Lost One is Found. The Rondo Awards are named after the character actor Rondo Hatton, who was a mainstay of horror films. Additionally, Cinema Retro has been nominated for Best Web Site. Our friends at the Little Shoppe of Horrors magazine, which is devoted to Hammer Films legacy, are also up for awards. The Rondos pertain to coverage of the horror and sci-fi film genres. For more information and to vote click here