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by Garry Holmes
Sat 25 Feb, 2012 14:22:45
Forum: General Topics
Topic: DW comes to blu ray
Replies: 30
Views: 17379

Okay. My DVD is the Hammer Collection edition from Anchor Bay, with the U.S. title only given in small print on the back cover. (I read somewhere that the American distributors were afraid our viewers would think the film was a Western...) The movie plays as The Devil Rides Out , though it has both...
by Garry Holmes
Fri 24 Feb, 2012 19:27:53
Forum: General Topics
Topic: DW comes to blu ray
Replies: 30
Views: 17379

As far as I'm aware, the cutting was on the American release of the film. THE DEVIL'S BRIDE as it was known, had several seconds cut out of the Black Mass sequence. The original British release, with the DEVIL RIDES OUT titles, is the uncut version (although the BBFC probably insisted on cuts before...
by Garry Holmes
Tue 21 Feb, 2012 19:16:44
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The Duc at Butlins
Replies: 2
Views: 2671

Alan wrote:I sprayed coffee all over my screen when I read that, thank you very much!!!!!!!
I'm terribly sorry about that, Alan! (evil laughter :rofl )
by Garry Holmes
Sat 18 Feb, 2012 22:34:28
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The Duc at Butlins
Replies: 2
Views: 2671

The Duc at Butlins

After reading about Billy Butlin approaching DW to set one of his novels in his holiday camp in the latest installment of the museum, I was reminded of the other authors who were approached with the same request. Leslie Charteris responded in the same way as DW, claiming that The Saint would never s...
by Garry Holmes
Sun 12 Feb, 2012 12:02:16
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Favourite Reprint Covers
Replies: 1
Views: 1959

With a few notable exceptions (such as the ones that you mention), a lot of the paperback covers from the fifties and sixties are rather unmemorable. The seventies did bring those 'out-of-focus naked woman warming herself in front of burning half-skull' which I love for all the wrong reasons, but th...
by Garry Holmes
Fri 13 Jan, 2012 20:43:42
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Favourite Dustwrappers
Replies: 7
Views: 3917

I always rather liked the first editions of THE HAUNTING OF TOBY JUGG. The working of the lettering into the picture is very well done, and it's a shame that they didn't try the stylised approach more often. The surreal 1979/80 paperback covers are beautiful; how many were released? The Lymington ed...
by Garry Holmes
Mon 26 Dec, 2011 20:15:43
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Boxing Day and Bob Rothwell ...
Replies: 26
Views: 27682

I'm so pleased that this site exists. For a long time I thought that I was DW's only surviving fan, and then I found this! As for Bob, whenever I visit here I think of Christopher Wren's epitath in St Paul's "Reader, if you seek his monument-look around you".
by Garry Holmes
Mon 26 Dec, 2011 01:04:51
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Seasonal Greetings
Replies: 18
Views: 11790

Merry Christmas, Tiny Tim!
by Garry Holmes
Sat 24 Dec, 2011 18:32:57
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Seasonal Greetings
Replies: 18
Views: 11790

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [font=Arial] [/font]
by Garry Holmes
Mon 26 Sep, 2011 22:57:21
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The Duke de Reichleau becomes The Duke de Richleau
Replies: 19
Views: 20016

Which suggests that the 'Reichleau' spelling was the fault of the original Hutchinson editor. Given the speed at which the book was reprinted, there was obviously no time for the mistake to be corrected. You know, it's entirely possible that neither Wheatley or the Hutchinson team ever noticed the d...
by Garry Holmes
Sun 28 Aug, 2011 12:35:46
Forum: To The Devil a Daughter
Topic: TO THE DEVIL-A DAUGHTER
Replies: 19
Views: 26417

TO THE DEVIL-A DAUGHTER

Strictly speaking, this should be in a section of its own, but I'm not certain how to introduce a new TTDAD section, so this will have to do for now. Given that it is a title known even to those who have never read DW, it's a little strange that I've not read this until now. I'm rather glad I did wa...
by Garry Holmes
Sat 27 Aug, 2011 19:27:23
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Books with DW in 'em.
Replies: 2
Views: 2673

And another: rereading the rather wonderful THE GENERAL DANCED AT DAWN by George McDonald Fraser, I was reminded of another DW reference. In NIGHT RUN TO PALESTINE the narrator tries to pass the long and tiring train journey by reading THE LAUNCHING OF ROGER BROOKE.
by Garry Holmes
Sat 27 Aug, 2011 19:17:54
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Saturdays with Bricks
Replies: 6
Views: 4485

Jim & Steve: Thanks for your input. I'm definitely going to get it at some point, although it will probably have to wait until I can find a cheaper copy. I have copies of DW's autobiography, and remember enjoying it when I last read it (which was quite some years ago). It is a shame that he was not ...
by Garry Holmes
Thu 25 Aug, 2011 21:44:32
Forum: General Topics
Topic: "The best of Dennis Wheatley"
Replies: 54
Views: 33655

Call me an old romantic (or even a loony), but I can't help hoping that things worked out in the long run between Simon and Miranda.
by Garry Holmes
Thu 25 Aug, 2011 21:05:30
Forum: General Topics
Topic: "The best of Dennis Wheatley"
Replies: 54
Views: 33655

I've always had my suspicions that the reason DW wrote GATEWAY TO HELL was in order to cash in on the film version of THE DEVIL RIDES OUT. GATEWAY was published within two years of the film, and you can't help but notice that the most famous scene from the movie (the night in the magic circle) appea...

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