Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Too Busy to Watch Just Two Movies? One?

I know I'm not alone in experiencing something like this. Last week I borrowed two DVDs and still have not watched them. For the dramatic purposes of this story, even better: I have to return them tomorrow.

The works of Messrs Tsai and Rivette I will revisit soon.

I must make time for Mr Green, however: The Snorkel (1958). No, it's not a film about a submerged U-boat running its diesel engines; it's a thriller from the fantastic Hammer Film Productions. A film that impressed me very much when I first watched it in my early teens. Great ending!

Will it stand up after all these years? A few days ago I rewatched the fine 1987 documentary film, Hammer: The Studio That Dripped Blood. I'm sure The Snorkel will be half decent, at the very least.

What? Creatures the World Forgot (1971)? I don't know you. But I am familiar with Mr Chaffey. It should be fun.


Tibor said...

I owe it to myself to watch some of the Hammer classics. The Christopher Lee/Peter Cushing vampire ones look awesome.

Simon St. Laurent said...

"Awesome" and a lot of fun.

Years ago I saw a double feature at the Bloor Cinema: "The Devil Rides Out" and "The Reptile". Those titles alone beg attention.