Wednesday, September 26, 2012

NEW BOOKS: THE BLOODY AND THE BEAUTIFUL



EYES OF BLOOD
The meteoric rise of Hammer Films as a force in world horror cinema resulted from the release of two seminal movies: THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN in 1957 and, especially, 1958's DRACULA starring Christopher Lee. Lee became the most famous incarnation of the vampire Count ever, in a series of stylish films spanning 16 years: DRACULA, DRACULA PRINCE OF DARKNESS. DRACULA HAS RISEN FROM THE GRAVE , THE SCARS OF DRACULA, TASTE THE BLOOD OF DRACULA, DRACULA AD 72, and THE SATANIC RITES OF DRACULA. EYES OF BLOOD is a comprehensive visual tribute to Christopher Lee's magnetic and enduring portrayal of Dracula, featuring over 50 rare production photographs covering all seven of these classic horror movies, plus a section of stunning poster art with 20 full-colour images. Each film is also reviewed in full, with details of cast and crew. EYES OF BLOOD is adapted from a previous publication LIPS OF BLOOD (Glitter Books, 2000).

Suggested Retail Price: $16.95.
Release Date: November 30, 2012.


PSYCHEDELIC SEX VAMPIRES
An illustrated appreciation of the films of Jean Rollin, the cult French film director best-known for his surrealistic depictions of vampires, sex, and horror. With 140 photographs and poster images, including 40 pages in full colour; an interview with Jean Rollin; an introductory essay on his films; a complete illustrated filmography; and a foreword by noted film writer Ado Kyrou. The book features extended photographic sections on each of Rollin's notorious :vampire Quartet" - THE RAPE OF THE VAMPIRE, THE NUDE VAMPIRE, THE SHIVER OF THE VAMPIRES, and REQUIEM FOR A VAMPIRE - as well as dozens of images from his other films.

Suggested Retail Price: $24.95.
Release Date: September 30, 2012.


CAROLINE MUNROE: FIRST LADY OF FANTASY
Now available in paperback! This filmography (including television and music video appearances) chronicles the career of Caroline Munro, a woman of humble beginnings whose chance entry in a "Face of the Year" photo competition propelled her to international fame as a model and actress, and whose work in genre cinema has won her the well-earned title of "First Lady of Fantasy." It provides complete technical and cast credits for each film, a synopsis, reviews and notes, and a foreword by Caroline Munro.

Suggested Retail Price: $45.00.
Release Date: Available now.

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