Almost as in a Joe Dante film, the theme of snakes is tossed at us from all directions, with garden hoses and vacuum cleaner tubes used as snake substitutes, and a game of 'Snakes and Ladders' tossed into a fire and dubbed 'Rosebud. This amount is subject to change until you make payment. Although this is too brief and impressionistic to reach the level of outrage of Russell's The Devils', it definitely kicks the show into adult swim category. Bringing ill will to the district is the return of Lady Sylvia Marsh Amanda Donohoe , a sly charmer secretly responsible for some recent tragedies as well as the disappearance of Mary and Eve's parents. Shortly thereafter, Lady Sylvia Marsh returns to Temple House, a nearby mansion. Ken Russel was a director who left his unforgettable mark on film history, with the likes of Tommy and The Devils.
The cover art and liner notes are included. So far, each of the Vestron releases has nailed it in this regard. Be sure to follow him on and on the. Even more fitting, James dons a Scots kilt to go into battle with the forces of evil. Worm Food gathers Russell's effects fabricators and puppeteers to remember crazy times manipulating rubber snakes on stages crowded with naked actresses; editor Peter Davies recalls the director's working habits in detail; and the charming Sammi Davis tells the whole story of her fun 'n' games stint performing for Russell. In a hilarious switch on innocence defiled, Lady Sylvia makes short work of a literal Boy Scout, toying with him until his imbecilic passivity becomes a bore.
Special Features:Two Audio Commentaries: Director Ken Russell, Lisi Russell, in conversation with Film Historian Matthew Melia'Worm Food: The Effects of The Lair of the White Worm' featurette'Cutting for Ken' an Interview with Editor Peter Davies'Mary, Mary' an interview with Actress Sammi Davis'Trailers from Hell' featuring Producer Dan IrelandTheatrical TrailersStill Gallery Bringing you all the best reviews of high definition entertainment. When James' virtuous girlfriend, Eve Catherine Oxenburg , suddenly disappears, he and Angus set out to investigate the foreboding cavern said to be the worm's lair where a centuries-old mystery begins to uncoil. By downloading this, the downloader assumes all responsibilities thereof as well as all the consequences that may incur and are hereby warned that downloading such a release might be illegal in their country. Paul Metcalf Paul can often be found on Twitter talking about his favourite movies, games, technology and books when he is not reviewing them and adding news to Pissed Off Geek. Something like this spirit carried forth in the later comedies of Edgar Wright, which are likewise packed with fun people we enjoy being around.
The most noted White Worm alumnus is Hugh Grant, here scoring high on the upper-class charm scale. His somnambulent passivity mirrors the effect on later snake-charm victims, that are hypnotized or bitten into paralysis. This is great performance art, and Donohoe energizes a character that could well represent feminist power unleashed. Russell allows Oxenberg's Eve to keep her dignity intact and her underwear on when suspended over a sacrificial pit, a directorial kindness that we appreciate, just because we're sick of stupid horror fantasies that have little else on their agendas beyond stripping women. The magical cave found to represent the home of the D'Ampton Worm is so impressive, it could have inspired the whole project. Even the vicious monster woman has a wickedly agreeable sense of decorum.
When Eve touches a crucifix that has been venom-spattered by Lady Sylvia, she's transported back to a pagan ritual where corrupt Roman soldiers rape Celtic? No damage to the jewel case or item cover, no scuffs, scratches, cracks, or holes. Catherine Oxenberg undertakes more conventional damsel in distress duties. To have this version, you must own an original, unaltered retail version. For additional information, see the Global Shipping Program This amount includes applicable customs duties, taxes, brokerage and other fees. Wrapping things up are some trailers, a still gallery and a Trailers from Hell entry with a comment track by Dan Ireland. The video game instructions and box are included.
Archaeologist Angus Flint discovers the skull of an unkn own reptile -like creature amid the ruins of a convent that he is excavating. The show is so dazzlingly designed that it doesn't even rely on blood imagery to make its best effects -- a spritz of novocaine-like snake venom will do. How fantastic it would have been for a William Dozier Batman show to be written and directed by Ken Russell. I never caught up with The Lair of the White Worm until now. As we might expect from Ken Russell, the material soon leaps to new levels of kinkiness. Donohoe so completely embodies Russell's concept of a lusty pagan vampire-serpent, the two of them must have harmonized on some level of uninhibited creativity. Hammer-era Brit horror often failed to place engaging people on screen.
We do not have any financial interests. Like Gothic before it, this was one of those Ken Russell features that almost seemed to wear its cheapness on its sleeve. As if reclaiming horror as a British-made product, Russell's The Lair of the White Worm shows us what a next-generation Hammer Film could have been were a creative writer-director at the helm. Lady Sylvia dresses in high fashions, slinking about as if amused by her status as an immortal demon worshipper in a world full of stupid humans. After wrapping up everything in lovely fashion -- too bad this cast couldn't go forward to fight mummies or space invaders -- we get a half-joke faux-Polanski ending suggesting that all is lost.
A main reason that White Worm is so much fun is an absence of stupid characters and conflicts. The special features include some terrific anecdotes and revelations. Ken Russell worked from an original story by Dracula creator Bram Stoker. . Ken Russell appears on a full commentary, happy to regale the listener with tales from the making of his film. Looking at the special features, there are two commentary tracks, one featuring Ken Russell himself, the other features Lisi Russell and film historian Matthew Melia, both are interesting to listen to.
The hiking adventures 'potholers,' the spelunkers are called are beautifully filmed. He also discusses the authentic folk song adapted for the film and its origins which presumably also inspired Stoker for the source. Please respect the rights of the copyright holders. Once revealed, her snake persona is like an anarchic Musidora come to wreak havoc, a nude force of pagan magic. While The Lair of the White Worm may stand in the shadows of The Devils, it does at times have a similar feel, sharing some of the themes. The way she's susceptible to such things is in itself hilarious. Angus, Mary, Eve and James take on the sinuous, seductive Lady Sylvia in a similar spirit of fair play.