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    I have decided to return to this Thread (after a long absence), and will be posting some more screencaps soon, there are some clips from Haunters of the Deep (1984) on YouTube, does anyone think, that the picture quality (in the clips from Haunters of the Deep) on YouTube, is better, than the picture quality on the copy of Haunters of the Deep, which can be found on the following DVD - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Childrens-Fi.../dp/B00E65SEO4

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apHtOr2CesQ

    Underneath the above Video on YouTube, there are some comments from someone called Charlie
    Simmons (who states that Gary Simmons, is his uncle).

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apHtOr2CesQ

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    After leaving the churchyard, Josh asks Captain Tregellis, how Billy Bray was killed, the Captain tells Josh and Becky about
    the day Billy was killed down Strangles Head Mine (when they heard the Spriggins warning), the same warning that Josh
    had heard shortly before, down the old mine shaft.



    Soon after, Mr Roche (who is being shown down Strangles Head Mine, by mining engineer Frank Lacey), hears the Spriggins
    warning, seconds later, a whole section of the roof caves in, Mr Roche, Frank Lacey, Daniel Holman (brother of Josh) and
    Jack, try to make a run for it, but are soon trapped down the mine.



    Soon after, emergency services and villagers arrive at the scene (of the mine), also among the onlookers, a concerned
    family pet.



    Dave Shannon, who has just received the news from rescue leader Trevor Dobson, that a whole section of the roof has
    caved in, sees Captain Tregellis, in the distance, he remembers the Captain's warning (at the hotel) about Strangles Head
    Mine, from the previous day.



    Josh Holman, remembers two words (which he heard coming from the old mine shaft) that Billy Bray said, Josh and Becky,
    go to see Captain Tregellis, because he will know what the two words mean, the Captain explains to Josh and Becky, that
    the two old Cornish words mean - house of water, the Captain soon realizes (by looking at an old map), that the four trapped
    men are in danger, from the Atlantic Ocean.

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    This film has always had a 'shot on 16mm' look about it. It's definitely not a clear as it would be if filmed on 35mm. But there probably was a 35mm print of it at one time, because I seem to recall that it was premiered at the Odeon, Plymouth, or somewhere similar and as far as I know, Odeon's could run 35mm and 70mm, but had no facilities for screening 16mm.

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    Josh, Becky and Captain Tregellis, then go out on to the headland (looking for an old tunnel), and Josh find's the spot,
    where he had seen the ghost of Billy Bray, the previous day, Josh then spots an old tunnel, nearby, a tunnel, which will
    lead them down into the mine.



    Meanwhile, down in the mine, Mr Roche, Frank Lacey, Daniel Holman and Jack, are trying to find another way out of
    the mine, they stop for a rest, and then they hear the Spriggins again, they then follow the direction, from which the
    Spriggins can be heard.

    Daniel Holman (Peter Lovstrom), Frank Lacey (Tom Watson) and Mr Roche (Bob Sherman).


    Jack (Patrick Murray).


    Captain Tregellis, Josh and Becky, find an old shaft, but the Captain has grown to old for ladders, Josh then sees a light,
    way down the shaft, the Captain tells Josh, that the light is a sign (the light will be his guide), Josh and Becky then climb
    down the old shaft.



    Rescue leader Trevor Dobson (Barry Craine), goes to see the concerned villagers (including Daniel Holman's parents), he is
    not able to provide them with any encouraging news.


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    Portloe, the Cornish village, which represented the village, where Josh Holman (and his family) and Captain Tregellis, lived in Haunters of the Deep, was also used as a location for the Comedy film Crooks in Cloisters (1964), Portloe, was also used as the location for the Comedy series Wild West, which starred Dawn French - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portloe

    There are a lot of Videos on YouTube, featuring Portloe - https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...rtloe+cornwall

    Gordon L. T. Scott, who was Producer of Haunters of the Deep, was also the Producer of Crooks in Cloisters - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0779195/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cr3

    A very interesting YouTube Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7c_HjkSTql4

    Gordon L. T. Scott, was also the Producer of several other CFF Films.
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    Haunters of the Deep, will be shown on the, Talking Pictures Channel, tonight, starting at 11.40pm, I wonder what the picture quality will be like, compared to the copy, that was released on DVD - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Childrens-Fi.../dp/B00E65SEO4

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    I can't pick up that channel, Billy. But if you can keep awake at that time of night long enough to see it, maybe you can report on the picture quality after you've had a well deserved lye-in tomorrow morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darrenburnfan View Post
    I can't pick up that channel, Billy. But if you can keep awake at that time of night long enough to see it, maybe you can report on the picture quality after you've had a well deserved lye-in tomorrow morning.
    Darrenburnfan, I will record the film, tonight, and will make a report on the picture quality, tomorrow, will also post a screencap, to make a comparison, with the copy of Haunters of the Deep, that was released on DVD.

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    I recorded, Haunters of the Deep, last night, from the Talking Pictures Channel, and the picture quality was watchable, there probably wasn't much difference in picture quality, from the picture quality of the copy of Haunters of the Deep, that was released on DVD, below I have posted two screencaps (featuring the same scene), featuring Gary Simmons as Josh Holman (in Captain Tregellis's cottage), the first screencap, is from the copy of Haunters of the Deep, that was shown last night, and the second screencap (which can also be seen in post 19 on this Thread) is from the copy of Haunters of the Deep, that was released on DVD.





    Watching Haunters of the Deep, last night, reminded me of the copy of Haunters of the Deep, that was released on DVD, the picture quality was better, at some points of the film, than others, the above screencaps are a good example.

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    Thanks for those, Billy. Yes, the second image (from the DVD) is definitely sharper, while the one shown on television looks a bit 'soft' and not as sharp. So it looks as though the DVD version is the best we're going to get for now.

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    Geevor Tin Mine, Cornwall, featured in Haunters of the Deep, below are some interesting links.

    Somewhere, I would like to visit, someday - http://www.geevor.com/

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geevor_Tin_Mine

    A very interesting YouTube Video.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWfG63iX3z4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWfG63iX3z4

    https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...+mine+cornwall

    I will post some more screencaps, from Haunters of the Deep, soon.
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    Very interesting, Billy. It's a good thing that the CFF could film there, as it would have cost a fortune to build a real mine just for the film.

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    "The mine used for location filming is known as the Ding Dong Mine."

    www.horrorcornwall.co.uk
    Last edited by Maurice; 30-11-15 at 10:03 PM.

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    Thanks for the info, Maurice. I notice that the guy with the Horror in Cornwall website has missed out Doctor Blood's Coffin, which was filmed in 1960 around the tin mines of Zennor in Cornwall and he hasn't updated the page for a while, as Haunters of the Deep has been available on DVD for a while now.

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    The four trapped men (listening to the Spriggins) appear to reach a dead end, Jack is convinced they have been led into
    a trap, but Frank Lacey tells the other three men to listen to the Spriggins (he is convinced the Spriggins are trying to tell
    them something), Mr Roche discovers that the dead end, is nothing more than only mud covering old boards, the trapped
    men begin to work their way through.



    Frank Lacey (Tom Watson).


    Meanwhile, Josh sees the ghost of Billy Bray (Philip Martin), Josh sets off in pursuit of Billy, but in the process, is separated
    from Becky, Captain Tregellis goes to tell the concerned villagers, that there is a way out up on the headland, and that Josh
    and Becky have gone down the Mine to show (the trapped men) the way out, Dave Shannon calls the Captain a crazy old
    fool (for letting the children go down the Mine).



    Meanwhile, down in the Mine, Josh (who has been separated from Becky) sees a lot of lights, he approaches the lights,
    and he then sees a lot of ghosts of Miners, they then suddenly run through him, (a repeat of the past, when they had
    heard the Spriggins warning).



    Seconds later, Josh hears noises, he sees his brother Daniel, and the three other trapped men, they have broken their
    way through the mud and old boards, they then hear a noise (the Sea), Josh tells them they are right below the Seabed
    of the old Atlantic Ocean, and that the rock face is about to give way (that was the Spriggins warning), Josh now has to
    lead Daniel (his brother), Jack, Mr Roche and Frank Lacey, out of the Mine (with the help of the ghost of Billy Bray), and
    find Becky (Mr Roche's daughter).

    Mr Roche (Bob Sherman), Jack (Patrick Murray), Josh Holman (Gary Simmons), Frank Lacey (Tom Watson) and Daniel
    Holman (Peter Lovstrom).
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    A really good pictorial synopsis, Billy. In the old days, you could have been working on Picture Show magazine.

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    A recent photograph of the Church, which featured in Haunters of the Deep - https://www.google.co.uk/maps/search...!7i2800!8i1866

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    A really beautiful photo of the church, Billy.

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