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The Green Slime

Look out! Gamma Gamma Hey! It’s the attack of screaming, arm-waving green goober monsters from a rogue planetoid, here to bring joy to the hearts of bad-movie fans everywhere. Just make sure your partner is agreeably inclined before you make it a date movie — this show has ended many a good relationship, even before the immortal words, “We’ll never make it chief, it’s coming too fast!”

The Green Slime

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Warner Archive Collection

1969 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 90 min. / Gamma sango uchu daisakusen / Street Date October 3, 2017 / available through the WBshop / 21.99

Starring: Robert Horton, Luciana Paluzzi, Richard Jaeckel, Bud Widom, Robert Dunham.

Cinematography: Yoshikazu Yamasawa

Film Editor: Osamu Tanaka

Original Music: Charles Fox, Toshiaki Tsushima

Written by Bill Finger, Ivan Reiner, Tom Rowe, Charles Sinclair

Produced by Walter Manley, Ivan Reiner

Directed by Kinji Fukasaku

It’s a summer evening in 1969. Unable to get into a showing of Butch Cassidy
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London Film Convention: Cinema Retro's Mark Mawston Reports

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"Thunderball" co-stars Martine Beswick and Luciana Paluzzi.

Hammer and "Live and Let Die" actress Madeleine Smith.

By Mark Mawston

The London Film Convention, organized by Thomas Bowington was quite literally a Who’s Who of heroes and villains from the small and silver screen. The actual Who came in the shape of a Dr. himself in the guise of Sylvester McCoy, along with Who assistants Katy Manning who played Jo and Bernard Cribbins from both the Amicus film version and the TV version. There was also a rare appearance from Garial Woolf. The other key cult British film genres-the Carry On films, James Bond and Hammer horror- were all represented too, with many of the star guests appearing in all three: from the Carry On Films we had Fenella Fielding, Anita Harris and Amanda Barrie, from Hammer and Bond we had Maddie Smith, Valerie Leon, Martine Beswick, Eunice Gayson, John Wyman,
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Oss 117 Five Film Collection

He’s fast on his feet, quick with a gun, and faster with the to-die-for beauties that only existed in the swinging ’60s. The superspy exploits of Oss 117 were too big for just one actor, so meet all three iterations of the man they called Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath . . . seriously.

Oss 117 Five Film Collection

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Oss 117 Is Unleashed; Oss 117: Panic in Bangkok; Oss 117: Mission For a Killer; Oss 117: Mission to Tokyo; Oss 117: Double Agent

Kl Studio Classics

1963-1968 / B&W and Color / 1:85 widescreen + 2:35 widescreen / 528 min. / Street Date September 26, 2017 / available through Kino Lorber / 59.95

Starring: Kerwin Matthews, Nadia Sanders, Irina Demick, Daniel Emilfork; Kerwin Matthews, Pier Angeli, Robert Hossein; Frederick Stafford, Mylène Demongeot, Perrette Pradier, Dominique Wilms, Raymond Pellegrin, Annie Anderson; Frederick Stafford, Marina Vlad, Jitsuko Yoshimura; John Gavin, Margaret Lee, Curd Jurgens, Luciana Paluzzi, Rosalba Neri, Robert Hossein, George Eastman.

Cinematography: Raymond Pierre Lemoigne
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Flipper Season One

Back in 1964 a lot of people still thought dolphins were fish, but by the time this TV show was finished, we all knew that our happy undersea friend was smarter than the average bear and lives in a world full of wonder. Ivan Tors’ grandly successful Florida-shot family show kept a lot of seagoing movie veterans in green seaweed, including both original ‘Creature’ Gill Men.

Flipper, Season One

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Olive Films

1964-65 / Color / 1:33 flat TV / 780 min. / Street Date August 29, 2017 / available through the Olive Films website / 39.95

Starring: Brian Kelly, Luke Halpin, Tommy Norden.

Cinematography: Clifford H. Poland Jr., Lamar Boren

Original Music: Henry Vars, song by

Written by: Jack Cowden, Ricou Browning, Peter L. Dixon, Laird Koenig, Stanley H. Silverman, Orville H. Hampton, Lee Erwin, Art Arthur, Jess Carneol, Key Lenard, Ivan Tors, Alan Caillou, Arthur Richards, Robert Sabaroff.

Produced by Ivan Tors, Ricou Browning, Leon Benson, Andrew Marton

Directed by: Ricou Browning,
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Top Ten Movie Franchises Based on Books

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For as long as there have been movies, there have been movies based on books. This is a look at the best movie franchises that are either based on a book or several books.

It’s one thing to have a movie that is based on a book. It happens all the time. It’s more rare to have an entire franchise of films based on a book or set of books. Over the last two decades, it seems like we have been seeing more and more franchises emerge that are based on books. This seems to be happening for a few reasons. First, Hollywood is more than ever looking for established properties on which to base films. Book, have been and always will be one of the best established properties for a movie to be based upon. Second, if the books have a big following, chances are that the
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'I've not retired!' Earl Cameron, Britain's first black film star, on Bond, racism – and turning 100

From Thunderball to Inception, from punchy thrillers to mixed-race romances, Earl Cameron blazed a trail through British acting – with just one lung. He relives his meatiest roles and the prejudice he rose above

‘Not long till your birthday!” the receptionist shouts as Earl Cameron materialises in the lobby of the Holiday Inn near his home in Warwickshire. He’s come with his wife, Barbara, to check on the party arrangements. They’ve booked the conference suite, which he now fears is too small, given all the guests who are coming. He has six children scattered around the world, more grandkids than he can keep track of, plus scores of old friends.

It’s going to be a big bash, which is only fitting. Cameron was arguably Britain’s first black movie star – and these are the preparations for his 100th birthday, which takes place this week.

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Roger Moore’s Son Geoffrey Filming Satirical Documentary ‘And the Winner Isn’t’ (Exclusive)

Roger Moore’s Son Geoffrey Filming Satirical Documentary ‘And the Winner Isn’t’ (Exclusive)
Roger Moore’s son, Geoffrey, and granddaughter, Ambra, are filming a satirical documentary “And the Winner Isn't,” exploring what it takes to win an Oscar.

The documentary is dedicated to Roger Moore, which died in May. The film will serve as a promotional vehicle for the song “U N I,” composed and produced by Geoffrey for Unicef to raise funds for the charity. Roger Moore was a Goodwill Ambassador for Unicef for nearly 30 years.

“I promised him before he died that we would complete this movie,” Moore told Variety.

The song highlights the unnecessary suffering of children around the world and emphasizes how charitable actions can stop it from happening.

“My father had a great sense of humor so the documentary is very sardonic,” Moore noted. “We both believed that humor is a great way to make a serious point. He was very dedicated to Unicef and the notion of using his good fortune for good
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How ‘Planet of the Apes’ Started Hollywood’s Franchise Obsession

How ‘Planet of the Apes’ Started Hollywood’s Franchise Obsession
If Matt Reeves’ much-anticipated “War on the Planet of the Apes” (20th Century Fox) opens Friday to an expected $70 million or more, that would put it ahead (in domestic returns at least) of such recent high altitude-franchise stumbles as “Alien: Covenant,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” and “Transformers.”

Several factors contribute to the elevated respect for the series, going back almost half a century to when the first film, never intended as anything other than a standalone, became a surprise success in 1968.

Let’s track some curious highlights on the unusual trajectory that brings us to the ninth entry in the longest running English-language film series other than James Bond:

The Genesis Was a Stand-Alone Novel

Pierre Boule was well-known for the World War II novel “The Bridge on the River Kwai” which became a David Lean Best Picture winner and massive worldwide hit in the late 1950s.
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James Bond girl passes away!

Molly Peters, at the age of 75, has passed away on the 30th of May. This news has taken the entire world by shock.

 

She is known for her role in the Bond film, Thunderball (1965), where she starred opposite Sean Connery. She was introduced by director Terence Young into films.

The official Twitter handle of the Bond series tweeted, "We are sad to hear that Molly Peters has passed away at the age of 75. Our thoughts are with her family."

Let us pray for the departed soul to rest in peace.
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Former 'Bond Girl' Molly Peters Dies at 75

Former 'Bond Girl' Molly Peters Dies at 75
Another sad day for James Bond fans.

Molly Peters, who appeared alongside Sean Connery in 1965's Thunderball, has died, according to the film franchise's official Twitter account.

Watch: Roger Moore, 'James Bond' Actor, Dies at 89

"We are sad to hear that Molly Peters has passed away at the age of 75. Our thoughts are with her family," the tweet read.

Peters became known as the first "Bond girl" to remove her clothing, which at the time, created some controversy surrounding the film.

More: 'James Bond' Actor Roger Moore's Stepdaughter Dies of Cancer at age 47 -- 'We Are Heartbroken'

The news comes after former Bond actor Roger Moore -- who embodied the character for the longest time -- died on May 23 in Switzerland at age 89.

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Molly Peters, Memorable Bond Girl in Thunderball, Dies at 75

Molly Peters, Memorable Bond Girl in Thunderball, Dies at 75
Bond girl Molly Peters, known for her then-scandalous scenes in Thunderball, has died. She was 75.

News of her death was first announced on the official James Bond Twitter account. Her cause of death has not yet been announced.

“We are sad to hear that Molly Peters has passed away at the age of 75. Our thoughts are with her family,” read the tweet.

We are sad to hear that Molly Peters has passed away at the age of 75. Our thoughts are with her family. pic.twitter.com/6k3Ifs2gpY

— James Bond (@007) May 30, 2017

The British-born actress played Pat, a nurse to Sean Connery’s Bond,
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Molly Peters Dies: ‘Thunderball’ Bond Girl Was 75

Molly Peters Dies: ‘Thunderball’ Bond Girl Was 75
Molly Peters, best known for her role opposite Sean Connery in the 1965 Bond film Thunderball, died Tuesday of unknown causes. She was 75. Her death was announced on the verified in a post on the James Bond Twitter account: We are sad to hear that Molly Peters has passed away at the age of 75. Our thoughts are with her family. pic.twitter.com/6k3Ifs2gpY — James Bond (@007) May 30, 2017 Peters played Nurse Patricia Fearing opposite Connery’s Bond, a role that…
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Molly Peters, Bond Girl in ‘Thunderball,’ Reportedly Dies at 75

Molly Peters, Bond Girl in ‘Thunderball,’ Reportedly Dies at 75
Bond girl Molly Peters, whose risque scenes in “Thunderball” caused much comment at the time, has died, according to the official James Bond Twitter account.

Peters, 75, played Pat, a nurse tending to Sean Connery’s Bond in 1965’s “Thunderball.” She was the first Bond girl to take her clothes off onscreen in scenes that were considered racy and controversial. Several were ultimately cut from the film.

The Bond Twitter feed said: “We are sad to hear that Molly Peters has passed away at the age of 75. Our thoughts are with her family.”

Peters’ death comes barely a week after that of Roger Moore, who played the part of the suave 007 more times than any other actor.

Peters, who was also a model, had a fleeting acting career, spanning just a handful of films and series in the mid-1960s. “Thunderball” was her most notable big screen role.

Her movie career
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Molly Peters, Former Bond Girl, Dies at 75

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Molly Peters, Former Bond Girl, Dies at 75
Former Bond Girl Molly Peters has died at the age of 75, according to the official James Bond Twitter account.

“We are sad to hear that Molly Peters has passed away at the age of 75. Our thoughts are with her family,” the Twitter account posted. Peters’ cause of death is still unknown.

We are sad to hear that Molly Peters has passed away at the age of 75. Our thoughts are with her family. pic.twitter.com/6k3Ifs2gpY — James Bond (@007) May 30, 2017

Peters starred in the 1965 Bond film “Thunderball” opposite Sean Connery. According to The Daily Express, Peters was the first.
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Molly Peters, James Bond "Thunderball" Girl, Dead At Age 78

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This Story Has Been Updated.

By Lee Pfeiffer

Molly Peters, who began her career as a nude "glamour girl" model before starting a short-lived film career, has passed away at age 78.  She had been diagnosed with terminal breast cancer according to her husband but it was a stroke to which she succumbed. Peters' voluptuous appearance made her one of the more popular of the provocative models who posed for men's magazines in the 1960s. She posed for England's legendary photographer of nudes, Harrison Marks. She landed the only memorable role of her career in the 1965 James Bond blockbuster "Thunderball". In the film, Bond (Sean Connery) was sent to the Shrublands health spa to recuperate from some wear-and-tear. Here he encounters nurse Pat (Peters), a sexy blonde who conveniently is assigned to look after Bond's needs. Within short order Bond has her naked in a steam room. In another scene, Bond
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How Roger Moore Made the Role of James Bond His Own

How Roger Moore Made the Role of James Bond His Own
Few actors have come across quite so invincible onscreen as Roger Moore, the James Bond star who dodged death by sharks (“Live and Let Die”), yo-yo buzzsaw (“Octopussy”), space lasers (“Moonraker”) and a demented Christopher Walken (“A View to a Kill”), barely so much as creasing his tuxedo in the process.

Moore played 007 in seven movies over the course of a dozen years, dodging more bullets — golden and otherwise — than we could possibly count. But sooner or later, fate was sure to catch up with the debonair star. All men are mortal, of course, but not so Bond, who’s been saving the world since 1962 (“Dr. No”), and with his passing, Moore became the first big-screen Bond to leave us.

He was actually the third star to play the part, taking over the role from Sean Connery in 1973, and unlike Australian model George Lazenby (who played 007 just once, in “On
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Roger Moore’s Life and Career in Photos

Roger Moore’s Life and Career in Photos
Roger Moore, the English actor who appeared in seven films as James Bond — the most of any Bond actor — has died in Switzerland after a short battle with cancer. He was 89.

Related storiesMolly Peters, Bond Girl in 'Thunderball,' Reportedly Dies at 75Pierce Brosnan Writes Tribute to Roger Moore: 'We Fell in Love With a Magnificent Actor'Daniel Craig, Pierce Brosnan, Sean Connery Pay Tribute to 'Magnificent Bond' Roger Moore
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Why Christopher Nolan Must Direct A Bond Film

Neil Calloway argues that Britain’s best director must direct Britain’s biggest franchise…

So it seems like the news that Syncopy will be producing the next Bond was at best premature and at worst totally untrue. It’s a shame, because the possibility that Christopher Nolan is going to direct a Bond film is too great to pass up.

Nolan is exactly the right choice; British, from the same sort of class at Ian Fleming, the right age to have grown up with the Bond films all around him, and a master – perhaps the master – of the big budget, intelligent action movie. As he showed with his Batman films he can take something that is both familiar and a little overblown and reinvent and reinvigorate it and most importantly make it believable.

Ten years ago there was a clamour for Paul Greengrass to direct a Bond film, and you
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Beautiful Cult Horror Cinema Actress (and Bond Girl Contender) Has Died

Yvonne Monlaur: Cult horror movie actress & Bond Girl contender was featured in the 1960 British classics 'Circus of Horrors' & 'The Brides of Dracula.' Actress Yvonne Monlaur dead at 77: Best remembered for cult horror classics 'Circus of Horrors' & 'The Brides of Dracula' Actress Yvonne Monlaur, best known for her roles in the 1960 British cult horror classics Circus of Horrors and The Brides of Dracula, died of cardiac arrest on April 18 in the Paris suburb of Neuilly-sur-Seine. Monlaur was 77. According to various online sources, she was born Yvonne Thérèse Marie Camille Bédat de Monlaur in the southwestern town of Pau, in France's Pyrénées-Atlantiques department, on Dec. 15, 1939. Her father was poet and librettist Pierre Bédat de Monlaur; her mother was a Russian ballet dancer. The young Yvonne was trained in ballet and while still a teenager became a model for Elle magazine. She was “discovered” by newspaper publisher-turned-director André Hunebelle,
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