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    Senior Member Country: England wideboy's Avatar
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    After last time(!) I'm a bit hesitant to post about The Horror Channel, but surely Amicus fans will welcome screenings of the now rarely televised Torture Garden - Saturday at 4pm; repeated Sunday at 12pm; both screenings of course also an hour later on HC +1.

    They're also screening Doomwatch at, good grief, 10am/11am Monday morning, hardly the most appropriate time!

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    Although rarely televised both films are available on DVD.

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    Senior Member Country: England wideboy's Avatar
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    but not everyone wants, or can afford to buy them. I'm just flagging up that they're on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wideboy View Post
    but not everyone wants, or can afford to buy them. I'm just flagging up that they're on.
    Thanks! I appreciate you doing so - my listings mag/service never lists the Horror Channel and I rarely check it because it shows such an endless stream of rubbish - then every so often...

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    Thanks for listing.
    Torture Garden is the one Amicus anthology film I personally don't like - and just find it very boring.
    Doomwatch is a great rarely seen Brit sci-fi - based i believe on the tv series of the same name (which i've never seen).

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    Quote Originally Posted by markrgv View Post
    Thanks for listing.
    Torture Garden is the one Amicus anthology film I personally don't like - and just find it very boring.
    Doomwatch is a great rarely seen Brit sci-fi - based i believe on the tv series of the same name (which i've never seen).
    The film is a rather inferior adaptation of the television series, markrgv, but it's still worth a look.

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    Haven't seen it for years and none of the segments spring to mind. Think it was aimed somewhat at the US market.

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    One bit that sticks in my mind about Torture Garden is that at the very end, when the presenter (Burgess Meredith) turns away

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    when his back is turned to the camera, his hat tilts very slightly backwards, so we know there's been a cut, and that something will be different about his face when he turns back ... and there is; he has horns. Spolit it for me, because I'd believed everything up to then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerald Lovell View Post
    The film is a rather inferior adaptation of the television series, markrgv, but it's still worth a look.
    I have the film (which i like), but have never seen the tv series it's based on.

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    Senior Member Country: Scotland Gerald Lovell's Avatar
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    The only segment of Torture Garden I tend to remember is the one about the man who collected Poe (literally), with the unusual combination of Peter Cushing and Jack Palance.

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    i found this little gem while searching the net for obscure films, ive not watched it yet, but the cast of Jack Palance, Peter Cushing and Burgess Meredith cant be missed.

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    I wasn't aware that this was an Amicus Portmanteau? I'll have to get it-however bad the reviews!

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    On seeing this thread title I thought I'd strayed into quite the wrong forum ...!

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    Quote Originally Posted by didi-5 View Post
    On seeing this thread title I thought I'd strayed into quite the wrong forum ...!
    I wasn't aware of a forum dedicated to David Bellamy?

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