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    VIDEO WATCHDOG
    The Perfectionist's Guide To Fantastic Video
    Page last updated:
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    22 March 2015
    Subject: Fantasy,  Classic Monsters,  Horror,  Sci-Fi,  
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    Fantasy, Classic Monsters, Horror, Sci-Fi, Monthly magazine from Cincinnati , United States published by Tim and Donna Lucas (Eds.),


    - First issue: 1990
    - 182 issues are listed in the moviemags.com database. (full listing). Highslide JS
    - Fantastic cinema is the top priority but no genre is neglected.
    - At the beginning there was Tim's column in Video Times and Gorezone and then around 1990 he started publishing a mag of his own.
    - More details than any other edition is what characterizes VW. Usually there is a cover story with exclusive interviews and a lot of reviews.
    - Tim and Donna Lucas present a great issue every month (or every 2 months).
    In color, small size (A5), 80 pages magazine without any ads but with plenty to read.
    - Website: www.videowatchdog.com

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    Issue #146
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    December 2008
    Harry Redmond Jr. : Last Survivor of Skull Island: Mark F. Berry interviews the last surviving member of the original KING KONG's special effects unit, who also has tales to tell about his special effects pioneer father and how they devised the cinematic illusions for SHE, THE LAST DAYS OF POMPEII, LOST HORIZON and many other classics!
    DVD Spotlight: Best Buy Exclusives: Kim Newman reviews three Double Feature discs first sold as Best Buy exclusives: MOON ZERO TWO / WHEN DINOSAURS RULED THE EARTH, WORLD WITHOUT END / SATELLITE IN THE SKY and BATTLE BENEATH THE EARTH / THE ULTIMATE WARRIOR!!
    Plus...
    Minira, Prince of the Monsters, becomes the confidant of an imaginative latchkey kid in ALL MONSTERS ATTACK aka GODZILLA'S REVENGE... the Big G's metallic alter ego returns in TERROR OF MECHAGODZILLA... VW gets its second shot at presenting reviews of BRAND UPON THE BRAIN! and CHALLENGE OF THE MASTERS... CLASSIC BRITISH THRILLERS, a new three-disc set including two early Michael Powell films... Steve Miner remakes George Romero's DAY OF THE DEAD pretty much in name only... a lovesick documentarist turns his camera on his lesbian ex-wife in EXTREME PRIVATE EROS LOVE SONG 1974... Conrad Veidt inherits THE HANDS OF ORLAC... Chuck Connors is told by Enzo G. Castellari to KILL THEM ALL AND COME BACK ALONE... James Cagney (with the help of Bud Westmore's crew) becomes Lon Chaney, the MAN OF A THOUSAND FACES... rock video director Chris Boger tries his hand at THE MARQUIS DE SADE'S JUSTINE... Boris Karloff at his best in the original THE MUMMY, now available in an expanded two-disc edition... Guillermo del Toro produces another Spanish horror gem with THE ORPHANAGE... Ida Lupino sizzles in the film noir classic ROAD HOUSE... a terrifying prehistoric plot hatches in RODAN... Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson takes aim with his bow and arrow in THE SCORPION KING, and his origin story is told in THE SCORPION KING 2: RISE OF A WARRIOR... guitarist extraordinaire lends his soloing skills to experimental shorts and classic horror imagery in 'SOUNDS OF THE SURREAL' AND 'MONSTERS FROM THE ID'... Jet Li and Michelle Yeoh combine formidable forces in TAI CHI MASTER... a maniac in a Ronald Reagan mask sets about turning blue states into red states in THE TRIPPER... green and brown giants run amok through Japan in the delirious WAR OF THE GARGANTUAS... and Crispin Glover's remake somehow fails to improve on the original THE WIZARD OF GORE!
    IMPORT REVIEWS of the indescribable UK TV cult experience GARTH MARENGHI'S DARKPLACE... and the diminutive Nelson de la Rosa goes for the cheese in RATMAN!
    Plus...
    Ramsey Campbell on Powell & Pressburger's THE SMALL BACK ROOM!
    Anthony Ambrogio reviews the ultimate book on CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND!
    Douglas E. Winter reviews the latest CD soundtrack releases, including SHE and WRONG TURN 2!
    And Tim Lucas bids farewell to FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND's founding father, Forrest J Ackerman!
    All this and much, much MORE!
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    Issue #145
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    November 2008
    DVD Spotlight : The Films of ROB ZOMBIE: It's high time that VW covered the work of this 21st century horror maverick, and Shane M. Dallmann is on the case with reviews of HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES, THE DEVIL'S REJECTS: UNRATED and HALLOWEEN: UNRATED DIRECTOR'S CUT!
    GEORGES MeLI?S: First Man on the Moon: David Kalat reviews Flicker Alley's GEORGES MeLI?S: FIRST WIZARD OF CINEMA (1896-1913), the only truly comprehensive collection of short films by the father of fantastic cinema. In the process, he takes us back in time to origin of motion picture exhibition and discusses other relevant collections, including MeLI?S THE MAGICIAN, SAVED FROM THE FLAMES (1896-1944), THE MOVIES BEGIN: A TREASURY OF EARLY CINEMA (1894-1913), and more!
    Cincinnati, Heaven and Hell: Tim Lucas reacts to achieving his 30 year dream of seeing SWEDEN, HEAVEN AND HELL with an appreciation that is part essay, part review, and part fever dream. Revised and re-illustrated from its original appearance on Video WatchBlog!!
    Sex, Lies and Bikini Lines: A Swede's Response to SWEDEN, HEAVEN AND HELL: On the occasion of the classic mondo movie's first-ever release in Sweden, Lars Erik Holmquist takes the film to task for its flagrant distortions of fact and tradition!
    Including reviews of...
    BATMAN GOTHAM KNIGHT GEORGE OF THE JUNGLE: THE COMPLETE SERIES THE LAST WINTER OM SHANTI OM 101 DALMATIANS - PLATINUM EDITION ROGUE ROUTE 66: SEASON ONE, VOLUME ONE SCARECROWS SCOTT WALKER 30 CENTURY MAN SHANGHAI EXPRESS THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES STARSHIP TROOPERS 3: MARAUDER THE TOYBOX WOLF CREEK
    Ramsey's Rambles: Ramsey Campbell on CAVE OF THE YELLOW DOG!
    Audio Watchdog: Douglas E. Winter on the recorded legacy of Joy Division!
    All this and much, much MORE!
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    Issue #144
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    October 2008
    The Ubiquitous: DABBS GREER: M.J. Simpson offers a 1999 interview with the late star of 100 features (including HOUSE OF WAX, INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS and THE GREEN MILE) and close to 600 different television roles (everything from SPACE PATROL to PICKET FENCES) covering his entire, incomparable career!
    DVD Spotlight: ICONS OF ADVENTURE: Bill Cooke reviews Sony's premiere collection of Hammer holdings, including widescreen presentations of THE STRANGLERS OF BOMBAY, THE PIRATES OF BLOOD RIVER, THE TERROR OF THE TONGS and THE DEVIL-SHIP PIRATES!
    Including reviews of...
    2103 THE DEADLY WAKE 6 FILMS TO KEEP YOU AWAKE ALUCARD BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: RAZOR: UNRATED EXTENDED EDITION BRAND UPON THE BRAIN! (incomplete - reprinted in issue 146) CHALLENGE OF THE MASTERS (incomplete - reprinted in issue 146) CLOVERFIELD on Blu-ray DARK CHAMBER THE HOST I'LL NEVER FORGET YOU THE IMPORTANT THING IS TO LOVE JOURNEY TO THE FAR SIDE OF THE SUN THE LAST LEGION THE LUCK OF THE IRISH PARIS, JE T'AIME ROYAL FLASH SIMON, KING OF THE WITCHES THE SLIT-MOUTHED WOMAN SODOM THE KILLER SPLATTER BEACH TRAPPED ASHES VENUS IN FURS (Massimo Dallamano version) THE VOYEUR THE WITCHING HOUR
    Ramsey's Rambles: Ramsey Campbell on Cecil B. DeMille's shocking SIGN OF THE CROSS!
    Audio Watchdog: Douglas E. Winter on the Ian Curtis/Joy Division biopic CONTROL!
    Biblio Watchdog: Reviews of HAZEL COURT HORROR QUEEN and THE BIONIC BOOK: THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN AND THE BIONIC WOMAN RECONSTRUCTED!
    All this and much, much MORE!
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    Issue #143
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    September 2008
    RODD DANA L The Actor with the 3-D Name: Michael Barnum interviews the American actor who spent the Fifties with Roger Corman, Herman Cohen and Bert Gordon, and the Sixties in Italy, making CLEOPATRA, Spaghetti Westerns, Eurospy flicks, and dubbing well over 300 movies!
    DVD Spotlight: THE LAWRENCE JORDAN ALBUM: New contributor Michael Barrett reviews a lavish new box set that collects the outstanding work of the great animator!
    Also reviewed in this issue...
    THE BOOK OF THE DEAD THE BOOTH BLACK NIGHT CEMETERY OF TERROR CUJO HOUDINI THE LONG HAIR OF DEATH THE MAN WHO COULD CHEAT DEATH THE MASTER P2 PHASE IV SERENITY: COLLECTOR'S EDITION TOBOR THE GREAT THE VICTIM ... and many other new releases, including the Blu-ray import of Powell & Pressburger's BLACK NARCISSUS!
    Ramsey's Rambles: Ramsey Campbell on Michelangelo Antonioni's debut feature, STORY OF A LOVE AFFAIR!
    Audio Watchdog: Douglas E. Winter on Claudio Simonetti's THE THIRD MOTHER and other new Italian soundtrack releases!
    Biblio Watchdog: Brett Taylor on the book ORSON WELLES REMEMBERED!
    All this and much, much MORE!
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    Issue #142
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    August 2008
    THE PRISONER: A New Order: Tim Lucas reviews Network Video's 40th anniversary upgrade of the classic Patrick McGoohan teleseries and proposes his own unique viewing order of the 17 episodes!!
    THE ROUTE 66 MONSTERS: In 1962, Bob Burns presented the first-ever color photo of Boris Karloff and Lon Chaney in makeup as the Frankenstein Monster and Wolf Man in a centerfold of his magazine FANTASTIC MONSTERS OF THE FILMS. Now Bob unveils the other never-before-seen color shots taken at his request on the set of ROUTE 66's 'Lizard's Leg and Owlet's Wing' in an historic VW photo gallery feature!
    DVD Spotlight: THE SKULL: Tim Lucas reviews this new release from Legend Films and explains why this little-known widescreen thriller may be the best of the post HORROR OF DRACULA Lee and Cushing pictures and the finest horror film Amicus ever produced!
    Also reviewed in this issue...
    AB-NORMAL BEAUTY ALL SOULS DAY BABY FACE BOOGEYMAN 2 CELLO EARTH VS. THE FLYING SAUCERS THE END OF AUGUST AT THE HOTEL OZONE FRANKENSTEIN FRANKENSTEINS BLOODY NIGHTMARE HALLOWED GROUND IT CAME FROM BENEATH THE SEA THE GALAXY INVADER THE GLADIATORS KILLING SPREE KONG ISLAND THE QUIET EARTH PLAYROOM PUNISHMENT PARK RED-HEADED WOMAN RINGO KILL (NIGHT OF THE SERPENTS) SATAN'S PLAYGROUND SEE NO EVIL: THE STORY OF THE MOORS MURDERERS SOUTHLAND TALES SUFFOCATION James Whale's WATERLOO BRIDGE THRESHOLD VITAL WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE WHITE NOISE 2 THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW WRESTLEMANIAC
    Ramsey's Rambles: Ramsey Campbell traces the influence of Antonioni's LA NOTTE on horror cinema!
    Audio Watchdog: Douglas E. Winter reviews new CD soundtracks, including 28 WEEKS LATER and ALL ALONE IN THE DARK!
    Biblio Watchdog: Brett Taylor reviews Rob Cohen's new book THE FILMS OF LARRY BUCHANAN: A CRITICAL EXAMINATION!
    All this and much, much MORE!
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    Issue #141
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    July 2008
    Here Lies a Man Who Was Not of This Earth: A Eulogy for Charles B. Griffith: Justin Humphreys recalls his friendship with the late screenwriter of THE LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, A BUCKET OF BLOOD, ATTACK OF THE CRAB MONSTERS and many other Roger Corman classics, with quotations from his correspondence and descriptions of the movies that might have been!
    DVD Spotlight: FOX HORROR CLASSICS: Bill Cooke reviews 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment's collection of 1940s terror classics by cult director John Brahm: THE UNDYING MONSTER, THE LODGER and HANGOVER SQUARE!
    Also reviewed in this issue...
    THE AMICUS COLLECTION: ASYLUM -AND NOW THE SCREAMING STARTS! THE BEAST MUST DIE BEAUTY QUEEN BUTCHER BLOOD OF THE VAMPIRE THE CHAIN REACTION CHARLIE CHAN VOLUME 4: CHARLIE CHAN IN HONOLULU CHARLIE CHAN IN RENO CHARLIE CHAN AT TREASURE ISLAND CHARLIE CHAN IN CITY OF DARKNESS DIVA DOLOROSA THE HELLFIRE CLUB HEROES TWO THE H.P. LOVECRAFT COLLECTION, VOLUME 1-4 THE INVASION INVISIBLE STRANGLER THE IRON ROSE THE MIST: TWO DISC COLLECTOR'S EDITION THE NAKED PREY THE PINK PANTHER AND FRIENDS CLASSIC CARTOON COLLECTION: THE INSPECTOR (VOLUME 6) RAIDERS OF THE DAMNED THE SECOND COMING OF SUZANNE SHREK THE THIRD SPIDER-MAN THE HIGH DEFINITION TRILOGY SPIDER'S VENOM WITCHBOARD WITCHERY
    Ramsey's Rambles: Ramsey Campbell looks back on one of Peter Sellers' breakthrough performances in John Guillermin's crime thriller NEVER LET GO!
    Audio Watchdog: Douglas E. Winter celebrates Digitmovies' 100th compact disc release with reviews of their most recent titles, including the coveted FEMINA RIDENS -- and also a limited release of Dave Neabore's score for LUCIO FULCI REMEMBERED!
    Biblio Watchdog: Tim Lucas reviews A NEW HERITAGE OF HORROR: THE ENGLISH GOTHIC CINEMA by David Pirie and WILD BEYOND BELIEF! INTERVIEWS WITH EXPLOITATION FILMMAKERS OF THE 1960s AND 1970s by Brian Albright
    All this and much, much MORE!
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    Issue #140
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    June 2008
    Bewitching Hazel: David Del Valle notes the recent passing of Hazel Court with an entertaining and sometimes moving memoir of his long friendship with the actress and her actor-director husband Don Taylor! Including Hazel's comments on films like THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN and PREMATURE BURIAL, and co-stars Vincent Price and Anton Diffring!
    Meiko Kaji: Woman with a Vengeance: Danish film scholar Rikke Schubart describes the unique and haunting appeal of the enigmatic star of the LADY SNOWBLOOD and FEMALE PRISONER SCORPION series!
    Things From the Attic: CED VideoDisc: The Dawn of High End Video: Rebecca and Sam Umland look back at the introduction of letterboxing on home video--not on VHS, but on CED discs, a forerunner of laserdisc--with an archeological review of AMARCORD and MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL!
    DVD Spotlight: Kim Newman reviews rediscovered performances by Boris Karloff, Lee Marvin, George Reeves and others in SUSPENSE: THE LOST EPISODES, COLLECTION 1!
    Also reviewed in this issue...: APARTMENT 1303, AQUARIUM, BLUE SUNSHINE, CHARLIE CHAN VOLUME 3: BEHIND THE CURTAIN, THE BLACK CAMEL, CHARLIE CHAN'S SECRET, CHARLIE CHAN ON BROADWAY, CHARLIE CHAN AT MONTE CARLO, DEATH SENTENCE, THE DEVIL'S RAIN, DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE (David Hemmings version), THE DUNGEON OF DR. DRECK, GAMERA, SUPER MONSTER, THE HOUSE OF USHER, JEKYLL: SEASON 1, LIZ & HELEN (aka DOUBLE FACE), LOFT, METAL SKIN: SPECIAL EDITION, MONSTROID, THE NIGHT OF THE SORCERERS, PLANET OF DINOSAURS: 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION, THEY CAME FROM BEYOND SPACE, VAMPIRA: THE MOVIE, WITCH'S MIRROR, ... and 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY on Blu-ray!
    Ramsey's Rambles: Ramsey Campbell on Jean Renoir's LE CRIME DE MONSIEUR LANGE!
    Audio Watchdog: Douglas E. Winter reviews new soundtrack releases, including THE BLOB, Roger Corman's THE INTRUDER and more!
    Biblio Watchdog: Brett Taylor reviews John Kenneth Muir's HORROR FILMS OF THE 1980s and David Kalat's A CRITICAL HISTORY AND FILMOGRAPHY OF TOHO'S GODZILLA SERIES!
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    Issue #139
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    May 2008
    A 'DOCTOR WHO' Special!: Where to Start with DOCTOR WHO? The Best of the Third and Fourth Doctors: With more than 700 episodes in the original series alone, where should latecomers jump aboard the TARDIS? Sheldon Inkol recommends four Jon Pertwee/Tom Baker classics from the 1970s: 'Inferno,' 'Genesis of the Daleks,' 'The Talons of Weng-Chiang' and 'The Horror of Fang Rock'!
    DVD Spotlight: DOCTOR WHO: THE COMPLETE THIRD SERIES: David Kalat pens an appreciation of David Tennant's third season as the BBC's most popular Doctor ever, and Tim Lucas adds a postscript of praise for the season's most acclaimed episode, 'Blink'!
    PLUS!
    THEY CAME FROM PROTELCO!: In this interview, British producer Richard Gordon tells Tom Weaver the inside story of the short-lived company responsible for producing ISLAND OF TERROR (starring Peter Cushing) and THE PROJECTED MAN (starring Bryant Haliday)!
    THIS MONTHS REVIEWS INCLUDE:: Stephen King's 1408, Billy Wilder's ACE IN THE HOLE, Radley Metzger's CAMILLE 2000, Tobe Hooper's EATEN ALIVE, Jess Franco's EUGENIE DE SADE, The real Emmanuele directs LAURE, Crown International 'Grindhouse' classics MALIBU HIGH & TRIP WITH THE TEACHER, 1950s shockers THE RETURN OF DRACULA and THE VAMPIRE, SAW III: DIRECTOR'S CUT, SAW IV: UNRATED DIRECTOR'S CUT, Nobuo Nakagawa's SNAKE WOMAN'S CURSE, David Fincher's ZODIAC
    ...and many more... including the Paul Naschy double feature THE NIGHT OF THE WEREWOLF and VENGEANCE OF THE ZOMBIES on Blu-ray!
    Ramsey's Rambles: Ramsey Campbell takes on another Turkish turkey as The Iron Claw meets Fant?mas in DEMIR PENCE KORSAN ADAM!
    Audio Watchdog: Douglas E. Winter reviews new soundtrack CD releases of MYSTERIOUS ISLAND, FAHRENHEIT 451, THERE WILL BE BLOOD, and more!
    Biblio Watchdog: David Kalat, Tim Lucas and Brett Taylor review A YEAR OF FEAR: A DAY-BY-DAY GUIDE TO 366 HORROR FILMS by Bryan Senn, FANTOMAS IN AMERICA by David White, Staci Layne Wilson's 50 YEARS OF GHOST MOVIES and the uncredited picture/CD book DARIO ARGENTO!
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    Issue #138
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    April 2008
    California Gothic: The Corman / Haller Collaboration: Roger Corman and his AIP art director Daniel Haller participate in a VW Round Table Discussion, about their classic Edgar Allan Poe series and other past projects, with fellow director-fan Joe Dante and moderator Lawrence French!
    DVD Spotlight: UNIVERSAL HORROR CLASSIC MOVIE ARCHIVE: Bill Cooke reviews five of Universal's 1940s B-horror classics: MAN MADE MONSTER, HORROR ISLAND, THE BLACK CAT (1941), NIGHT MONSTER and CAPTIVE WILD WOMAN!
    PLUS REVIEWS OF...: ALIBI, BASKET CASE 2, BEHIND THE MASK: THE RISE OF LESLIE VERNON, BLIND BEAST VS. KILLER DWARF, DEAD SILENCE (UNRATED), ELECTION, THE FORGOTTEN PISTOLERO, THE MAID, ONCE UPON A GIRL, RED ROAD, RETURN TO HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL, SCREWED, SINGAPORE SLING, SPIDER FOREST, STRAIGHT INTO DARKNESS, THE THIRD SECRET, TWILIGHT ZONE THE MOVIE, TWIN PEAKS DEFINITIVE GOLD BOX EDITION, UNHOLY, THE UNHOLY FOUR, VON RICHTHOFEN AND BROWN, THE WAR IN SPACE, WRONG TURN 2: DEAD END.
    And...
    Tim Lucas reviews the return of Lamberto Bava to the horror genre with two imports, THE TORTURER and GHOST SON!
    Ramsey's Rambles: Ramsey Campbell praises Jacques Tourneur's classic Western CANYON PASSAGE!
    Audio Watchdog: Douglas E. Winter reviews new soundtrack releases by Francisco De Masi, Ennio Morricone, Bruno Nicolai, Mark Mancina and Enoch!
    Biblio Watchdog: Anthony Ambrogio and Brett Taylor review FRANKENSTEIN: A CULTURAL HISTORY, THE MEXICAN CINEMA OF DARKNESS and EROTIC CINEMA!
    All this and much, much MORE!
    Other contributors featured in this issue: John Charles, Shane M. Dallmann, Sheldon Inkol, David Kalat, Kim Newman, and Richard Harland Smith.
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    Issue #137
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    March 2008
    A Very Special Event!
    Available in Regular and Signature Editions!
    Amy and Her Friends The ANN CARTER Interview Tom Weaver returns to our pages with another prize interview catch! In her first-ever career-length interview, the star of Val Lewton's THE CURSE OF THE CAT PEOPLE reminisces about her many onscreen friends (Simone Simon, Humphrey Bogart, Paul Muni, Sir Lancelot, Barbara Stanwyck and more), describes her participation in several other 1940s fantasy classics (I MARRIED A WITCH, THE BOY WITH GREEN HAIR, A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT and more), and shares the amazing story of her past fifty years! Illustrated with more than 40 rare and never-before-seen photos from Ann's personal collection!
    Plus!
    'Introducting Ann Carter' An essay-length appreciation of the actress by Tim Lucas.
    And..
    Tim Lucas reviews the new documentary VAL LEWTON-THE MAN IN THE SHADOWS and Lewton's recently restored and reissued Depression era novel NO BED OF HER OWN!
    Reviewed in this issue: BLACK SHEEP, CAPTIVITY (UNRATED), THE FOOD OF THE GODS, HORRORS OF MALFORMED MEN, HELP!, HOSTEL PART II (UNRATED), THE HOUSE ON SKULL MOUNTAIN / THE MEPHISTO WALTZ, KING BOXER, 5 FINGERS OF DEATH, ONE MISSED CALL, POPEYE THE SAILOR 1933-1938 VOLUME 1, THE PSYCHIC, BEATRICE CENCI, SAM KATZMAN: ICONS OF HORROR COLLECTION, - CREATURE WITH THE ATOM BRAIN, - THE WEREWOLF, - THE GIANT CLAW, - ZOMBIES OF MORA TAU, TALES FROM THE CRYPT / THE VAULT OF HORROR, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND-30TH ANNIVERSARY ULTIMATE EDITION, GHOST SHIP.
    ...and many other exciting new releases!
    Plus!
    Ramsey Campbell on the Bizarre Turkish horror film THE SERPENT'S TALE!
    Douglas E. Winter on a new boxed set of Murder Ballads and Disaster Songs!
    All this and much, much MORE!
    Other contributors to this issue: John Charles, Bill Cooke, Shane M. Dallmann, Sheldon Inkol, David Kalat, Charlie Largent, Michael Lennick, and Kim Newman.
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    Issue #136
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    January/February 2008
    Special GRINDHOUSE Issue!
    GRINDHOUSE A VW Round Table Discussion Kim Newman, Stephen R. Bissette, Shane M. Dallmann and Tim Lucas put their heads together to weigh the pros and cons of the controversial GRINDHOUSE theatrical release and the separate home video issues of Quentin Tarentino's DEATH PROOF and Robert Rodriguez's PLANET TERROR!
    DVD Spotlight: SCHOOLGIRL REPORT #1 and #2 Tim Lucas steps to the lectern to teach VW readers everything they always wanted to know about the ins and outs of Ernst Hofbauer's classic Seventies sexploitation film series-from its origins on the German bestseller list to its arrival on DVD from Impulse Pictures!
    DVD Reviews in this issue include: ATTACK OF THE 50 FOOT WOMAN, THE BLOOD ROSE, CHOSEN SURVIVORS, THE EARTH DIES SCREAMING, FIRE AND ICE, FLASH GORDON: SAVIOUR OF THE UNIVERSE EDITION, THE GIANT BEHEMOTH, HOME BEFORE MIDNIGHT, KARZAN, JUNGLE LORD, POLICE STORY, QUEEN OF OUTER SPACE, RETRIBUTION, SWORDSMAN II, A TOUCH OF GENIE, VIRGIN WITCH.
    Plus!
    John Carpenter's classic HALLOWEEN on Blu-ray!
    Ramsey Campbell on Hayao Miyazaki's KIKI'S DELIVERY SERVICE!
    David J. Schow reviews THE BATTLE FOR BOND: THE GENESIS OF CINEMA'S GREATEST HERO!
    Audio Watchdog Douglas E. Winter reviews David Arnold's GODZILLA and the latest Bava soundtrack releases from Digitmovies!
    All this and much, much MORE!
    Other contributors featured in this issue: Anthony Ambrogio, John Charles, Bill Cooke, David Kalat, Charlie Largent, and Brett Taylor!
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