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    RENOWN B MOVIE FAN CLUB LETTER OCTOBER 2011

    Dear B Movie Fans

    We hope this newsletter finds you well. This month been another busy month for Renown with Three exciting releases to tell you about and SIX for next month!

    Our first release for this month, is NIGHT CALLER another long awaited Cult Sci-Fi film starring JOHN SAXON, Patricia Haines, Maurice Denham, Aubrey Morris. This is an extra special release for us as we have colourised this film ourselves, we have also worked hard on restoring the Black & White Version which is also included on the same disc. We are very pleased with the results and hope you will be too. It�s a difficult topic, colurising films and does open a heated debate whever mentioned in the halls of The BFI � however it is our belief that by colourising some Great Classic British films, we can encourgae a younger generation of film watchers..
    The First Ever DVD release of this cult classic in colour! Digitally restored and re-mastered

    Directed by John Gilling who, the following year, would helm, for Hammer Studios, the psychotronic greats "The Plague of the Zombies" and "The Reptile"

    "Not unintelligent British sci-fi thriller (from a novel by Frank Crisp) with imported star John Saxon..." Time Out

    "Well-crafted British sci-fi thriller intelligently scripted by Jim O�Connolly with a harsh warning of the long-term effects of atomic science" Britmovie.co.uk

    The inhabitants Ganymede need to find mates from another world or they will become extinct. They soon discover a suitable breeding stock amongst the females of planet Earth. After receiving an unusually high number of reports of missing women, policeman Detective Hartley (Alfred Burke) begins to search for an explanation. Meanwhile, Jack Costain (John Saxon), an earnest American scientist, investigates the dramatic increase in UFO activity

    Wonderful Cameo from Warren 'Alf Garnett' Mitchell and along side John Saxon are well know actors Ballard Berkeley ( Fawlty Towers) and the character actor Aubrey Morris (The Wicker Man)

    Includes the Hit 60's pop music track ""IMAGE" by Joe Glenn, Larry Greene and Bob Sande


    Renown�s Second Release for October is a superb Wolf Rilla Double Bill BLACK RIDER / GLAD TIDINGS
    The First Ever DVD release of these 1950's dramas as a special edition double bill
    Starring: Jimmy Hanley, Rona Anderson, Lionel Jeffries, Barbara Kelly, Raymond Huntley and Ronald Howard
    Two Rare Films Directed by Wolf Rilla (Village Of The Damned) Including Rilla�s Directing Debut Glad Tidings
    Black Rider
    Jimmy Hanley stars in this 1954 production filmed at Nettlefold studios, Walton. Directed by Wolf Rilla (Village of the Damned) and with a strong British cast, local reporter Jerry (Hanley) is out to prove the ghostly monk is infact very real, with bosses daughter (Rona Anderson) the pair career around the countryside on Jerry�s motorcycle in pursuit of the �monk�... Fast paced enjoyable caper picture and sound of good quality.
    Glad Tidings
    This Insignia 1953 production was written and directed by Wolf Rilla from a play by R.F Delderfield. Made at Nettlefold studios,Walton, it was Wolf Rilla's debut film. Col Tom Forester, (Raymond Huntley) is about to retire from the army and marry an american widow (Barbara Kelly who was married in real life to Bernard Bradon) � but his children object and Barbara must use all her skills to survive! Raymond Huntley performed in 136 productions including The Dam Busters and Room At The Top.


    The Third Renown Release for October is WHEN YOU COME HOME with Bonus RANDLE AND ALL THAT!
    The First Ever DVD release of this 1948 comedy drama which bonus short feature Randle & All That Directed By: John Baxter
    �Starring Frank Randle - King Twist�
    Born at 50 Wigan Road, Aspull, on 30th January 1901. Frank was a childhood friend of George Formby and both of them went on to become legends of their time. Frank was just 15 when he first appeared in the theatre as an acrobatic artist (under the name Arthur Twist). It wasn�t until 15 years later though that he achieved great popularity as a music hall comedian, whose wild and manic temperament brought a new style of quite risqu�, if not downright vulgar comedy to the stage. For ten years Frank Randle ran his own touring company, Randle�s Scandals, which played to big audiences all over the country, including headlining Blackpool�s distinguished summer-season show. By 1950 he was Britain�s highest paid comedian.
    When You Come Home is Randle�s 7th Feature Film. This 1948 Butchers production directed by John Baxter, who was a very sympathetic director with social awareness - Love on the Dole and The Common Touch were good examples, and in this film he brought out another level of Randle�s acting ability, other than the usual slapstick. Grandad (Randle) recounts to his grandaughter, his life as a music hall odd job man - a must for all Randle fans.

    BONUS EXTRA Randle & All That - Very rare and once thought to be lost, a short variety show of musical and comedy delight, starring Frank Randle who plays an 82 year old cobbler. Also featured are comedy song and dance artists, Arnley and Gloria and the Tumble Duo of Donavon and Byl's.

    Our EXCLUSIVE offer for our club members this month is
    Night Caller Normal Price �14.99
    Black Rider / Glad Tidings Bill Normal Price �14.99
    When You Come Home / Randle & All That Normal Price �12.99
    Total= �42.97
    MEMBERS ONLY PRICE FOR ALL THREE FILMS �30.00 With FREE P&P!
    (UK ONLY)

    If you do not wish to buy all three films we can offer you a reduced price of Night Caller for �10.99 with Free Postage (UK Only) , Glad Tidngs / Black Rider Double Bill at �11.99 and When You Come Home at �10.99 with free postage (UK Only)
    Should you wish to take us up on this offer, pop a cheque in the post made payable to Renown Productions Ltd to: Renown Pictures PO Box 592 Kings Langley, Herts. WD4 4DB. Or call our order hotline now: 01923 290555 and order with one of our team direct. Alternatively you can order at our webshop online just select The Members Only �30 October Deal Option in the webshop. This month there are also EXCLUSIVE Members price buttons for each title individually.

    Following on from our very popular release of SHE KNOWS Y�KNOW last month � we thought you might enjoy the following memories of Ms Baker written by one of our club members Mr J Monks of Chorley, Lancs. � Your release of She Knows Y� Know brought back a few memories of my early days in the cinema industry as a projectionist.. I started work in 1958 at The Plaza Cinema, Chorley (Now due for demolition). The Plaza was part of a group of cinemas and theatres which at that time were owned by John Buckley. One of the theatres in his group was The Theatre Royal Bolton. In 1959/60 I was given the opportunity to work at The Theatre Royal� Pantomimes were in full swing then and the very first one I helped out on was �Mother Goose� starring Hylda Baker, who was playing to packed houses in those days.
    I was operating one of the �Stelmar� spotlights which were the �bees-knees� of spots then! During the interval I always went back stage with the other lads to chat and Hylda was there holding her head in her hands, I asked her was she alright? She said that she was having a migrane and could I tone the spotlights down, as they were very bright for her..I went back up to the �limes� and we changed them from pure white to what was called �Fondant Pink�- this change helped Hylda tremendously and she thanked me personally aftwerwards She was such a professional no-one would have known she was �unwell�. She was a lovely lady- infact all the team were super, I enjoyed every minute in that area of work, it seems like only yesterday�.�

    Next month we bring you: Dusty Ermine, I Lived With You, Faces In The Dark, Variety Jubilee and Night We Dropped A Clanger� LOOKING FOR SECTION will return next month so please keep your requests coming!

    Happy Film watching!

    Noel & Sarah

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    Oh dear colourization in the words of a famous Sergeant Do you think that was wise? Oh well can't hurt I suppose as we have the proper B&W version as well, but crayoning in really is the work of the devil

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harbottle View Post
    but crayoning in really is the work of the devil


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    Quote Originally Posted by Harbottle View Post
    Oh dear colourization in the words of a famous Sergeant Do you think that was wise? Oh well can't hurt I suppose as we have the proper B&W version as well, but crayoning in really is the work of the devil
    It could be worse - they could have got the felt-tips out for a genuine classic like Glad Tidings

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    As always looking forward to more DVD's from Renown and we do find them superb value with entertaining content. The Night Caller is one we are so looking forward to getting and watching both in B&W/Colour. Colorization is a bit of a personal choice thing but we kinda like it and if any of you are into Plan 9 From Outer Space take a look at the Colorized disc from Legend..The results as superb.

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    Looking forward to the Night Caller. At least the un-colourised version is on there. :)

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    Our EXCLUSIVE offer for our club members this month is
    Night Caller Normal Price �14.99
    The Amazon.co.uk price is �8.99.

    This is the UK version of the film with an instrumental over the opening credits and nude women on the magazine covers in Audrey Morris' shop. Conisseurs should also get the Image US DVD (if still available) which has the US version of the film. You get a song over the opening credits, 'clothed' magazine covers and 2m of extra footage including the on-screen death of one of the major supporting characters (inexplicably cut from the UK version).

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    Quote Originally Posted by m35541 View Post
    The Amazon.co.uk price is �8.99.

    This is the UK version of the film with an instrumental over the opening credits and nude women on the magazine covers in Audrey Morris' shop. Conisseurs should also get the Image US DVD (if still available) which has the US version of the film. You get a song over the opening credits, 'clothed' magazine covers and 2m of extra footage including the on-screen death of one of the major supporting characters (inexplicably cut from the UK version).
    Now with crayoned in nudie mag covers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harbottle View Post
    Now with crayoned in nudie mag covers
    To be fair, the B/W version is supplied as well.

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