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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

2014 Is The Year Of Pamela Franklin

At least blu-ray wise (and a happy time it is)

    Coming out on Sept. 23 from Criterion is Jack Clayton's marvelously spooky and unsettling Victorian tale of madness tinged supernatural (or perhaps supernatural tinged madness....) THE INNOCENTS from 1962. Featuring mind boggling beautiful b & w cinematography by Freddie Francis, a wonderful Deborah Kerr as a perhaps mentally unstable governess and an 11 year old Pamela Franklin as one half of a pair of siblings who may or not be becoming possessed of malevolent & corrupting spirits.
   Plus tying into a post over at The Hannibal 8 Scream Factory has just released 1973's THE LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE where a now 21 year Pamela plays a meduim who along with Roddy McDowell, Clive Revill and Gayle Hunnicutt attempt to get to the bottom of things in "the Mount Everest of haunted houses". Scripted by Richard Matheson from his novel HELL HOUSE, its one of greatest haunted house movies ever and one of the best horror films of the 70's (which is really saying something). A nice little extra is a commentary by Pamela where she relates various stories of the filming, her co-stars & director John Hough and the special effects (and admits she doesn't like to watch horror movies, but is proud of her work in them).
  And to top it all off later this year Twilight Time is releasing 1969's THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE in which Pamela plays a student of prim English school teacher Maggie Smith.

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