Probably of little interest to anybody but me, here is my personal film collection on various formats that I've collected…
SHE who must be obeyed! ...SHE who must be loved! ...SHE who must be possessed!
The lost city of Kuma is ruled by the cruel, arrogant, beautiful queen, Ayesha, gifted with eternal life. She lures Leo Vincey into her world, seeing in him the reincarnation of the lover she long ago murdered in a fit of violent jealousy. Against all advice Leo is determined to stay and Ayesha persuades him to bathe in the flame of eternal youth... with disastrous consequences.
DirecTV (probably TCM)\1080i
D: Robert Day
W: David T. Chantler & H. Rider Haggard (novel)
DP: Harry Waxman (2.35:1 / 35mm)
C: James Bernard
My week off begins by starting my Hammer Horror box set. And first up; 'She'.
One of Hammer's forays into the fantasy genre, but still with some horror elements, She is not a bad little effort. A cracking performance from Peter Cushing, and a nice brooding Christopher Lee. A sizzling Ursula Andress and a sultry Rosenda Menteros, the film is quite easy on the eye. The star of the show is the wannabe butler, played endearingly by Bernard Cribbins.
A movie inspired by Egyptology, yet not featuring anything relating to Egypt, more akin to Roman culture and dress. And the film did have a very lucid plot to begin with.
Enjoyable, with some great casting, but quite faltering and lethargic at times. A good start to Hammer's box set.
I'm pretty sure I saw this movie as a much tighter and more interesting Twilight Zone episode. While the concept isn't boring itself, it feels very cliche with the whole "immortality and the Egyptians" thing.
It does feature both Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee, but I feel like neither really get into their stride as they're both featured in supporting roles only, and the pacing seems to drop back a bit after the start of the movie, only to really pick up again at the end.
"SHE” is at least the second sound screen version of H. Rider Haggard’s adventure tale (I have the Kino DVD of the1935 Merian C. Cooper (“King Kong” ) version starring Randolph Scott, Helen Gahagan, and Nigel Bruce) and a movie I’ve been aware of since I was a little boy. Driving with my parents through LA in an era in which which semi-naked women flanked movie billboards (“Goldfinger, “The Stripper,” “Blow-Up,” “Mary Poppins,” –ok, maybe not that last one), and having Ursula Andress’s famous “Dr. No” emergence from the waves emblazoned in my brain, seeing the ads for “She” made me assume this was very adult fare—some kind of adventure horror with lots of sex and violence. And hopefully more…
Inferior remake but at least it has Ursula Andress.
Like something from a 'Boys Own' storybook this is a cheeky film from the Hammer stable
Peter Cushing is by far the best thing about this film although Ursula Andress is certainly easy on the eye
5/10 is maybe slightly generous :)
Not a great film but part of my Ultimate Hammer Horror box set so was watched and given due consideration. It is quite a simple story and I really liked what it did at the end but was not that engaged with the characters and did not really care based on the decisions they made which were wrong i my opinion.
Starting off my Hammer boxed set is the, well, thriller I suppose; She. Full title: She who must be obeyed! Her Sunday name I guess. Played by Ursula Andress, She (actual name Ayesha) is an ancient Egyptian who has hung around for a couple of thousand years waiting for her lover to come back to her (after she killed him for infidelity!). Her lover is Leo (John Richardson), part of a trio of World War One vets (also including Major Holly - Peter Cushing, and his valet Job - Bernard Cribbins) who are based in Palestine and who go looking for the fabled city of Kuma. If the story sounds kinda familiar, that's because it is! It's essentially The Mummy…
Not the best film ever made, found it to be quite cheap looking too especially for a hammer film.
- 12 Angry Men
- 2001: A Space Odyssey
- 24 Hour Party People
- 28 Days Later...
- 49th Parallel
- The Men of Sherwood Forest
- The Quatermass Xperiment
- X: The Unknown
- Quatermass 2
- The Curse of Frankenstein
Classic Horror by the british Hammer Studios.
- Withnail & I
- The Big Lebowski
- The Boat That Rocked
- Deep End
- 24 Hour Party People
I love films. These are my favourites.
They're not in any order though I'd say the first 15 are pretty…