06 September, 2007

Festival Fun

Last weekend (31st August - 2nd September) the The Festival of Fantastic Films was held in Manchester (England). Our last movie 'The Planet,' was shown and received a pretty involved review by MJ Simpson of Brit SF mag 'SFX.'

One fun thing about the festival is the guests they had, mostly stars of older cult hits like Dr Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde and Cannibal Ferox, but also one of my first screen crushes Caroline Munro (Starcrash, The Spy Who Loved Me and The Golden Voyage of Sinbad to name a few). The fact that she could have saw my big stupid face on screen made me laugh and may have also given me 'a special feeling,' as they used to say in 'living and growing.'

For those of you who don't know of Caroline Munro (you poor fools) here's a publicity shot, possibly from The Spy Who Loved me. Also a shot of 'The Planet,' cast. I'm the dodger on the far left (as seen by Caroline Munro).


17 comments:

AktoMan said...

Detailed review. I like the comment "we have no possible way to know what is going on." LOL - unlike real life? There we all know what exactly happens, and were our decisions for the best or worst. On my planet, we have lots of unanswered questions. heck, without that, religions would have so many followers.

Good point about the tent though, I should have noticed that before.

mark stirton said...

The tent was in Vince's super well stocked special e-pod. Also in the pod (but never seen on film) was the ships dog - woofy.

Michael G Clark said...

The tent was in a supply pod, it's actually mentioned on screen. Its not a magic inflatable tent.

1 supply tent to every 20 pods, they could of been really unlucky and got the supply tent with all the berets.

Name that film...

AktoMan said...

Easy - but that would be a bridge tae far. Mike - you still got that big book on Nelson's Navy to look into the crew/compliment comment?

In these days of lightweight, just some trekking poles and spinnaker would have been enough.
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:)

Michael G Clark said...

I knew you'd get the film reference.

Well done.

mark stirton said...

Is it 'I married a woman' by Hal Kanter? Oh bugger, too late.

AktoMan said...

Diana Dors and John Wayne in the same movie? Wow.

mark stirton said...

It's my fav most dull name for a film ever. No one is ever gonna make a more boringly titled film than 'I married a woman'.

Although 'I walk with my legs' comes close.

allen said...

Wow...um...she's rather not ugly! Still waiting for "The Planet" to arrive on my doorstep. Love the publicity still. You guys look ready for action.

Michael G Clark said...

Hi Allen,

Sorry the movie is taking so long to arrive, I'll send over another copy in case the last one's been eaten by a postman. We've had a lot of industrial action in the post office here recently, so anything could of happened.

Andrew Glazebrook said...

Caroline Munro, I've got a full on robot chubby !!! As Max would say in Hart to Hart "She's gorgeous"

allen said...

Wow! Hart to Hart! Haven't thought of that show in YEARS! Excellent. And don't worry about the delivery of 'the Planet'...snail mail moves slowly in the states.

Michael G Clark said...

Haven't heard of Robot Chubby or Heart to Heart for ages, cheers for reminding me.

When they met it was moider, apparently.

allen said...

What's funny is that they actually had a different opening where Max actually said, "Their hobby is murder." but that got pulled after a week or two...

mark stirton said...

Hardly surprising, it makes them sound like Fred and Rose West! Murder was their hobby as well.

allen said...

Thanks for the advice on the blog re: 'people who don't get it'...this guy, it turns out, drank an entire bottle of Tequilla and then puked on Ted's stairs and then proceeded to crap his drawers...I can't wait to see him! This could be fun.

Michael G Clark said...

mmm sounds like sombody I know, he's not called Kenny is he?