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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Rare and Iconic Film & TV Memorabilia To Be Auctioned In The UK Next Month




RARE & ICONIC FILM & TV MEMORABILIA

WORTH IN EXCESS OF £6 MILLION ($7.5 MILLION)

TO BE AUCTIONED IN THE UK NEXT MONTH

 
www.propstore.com/liveauction

900 UNIQUE & ORIGINAL ITEMS TO BE MADE AVAILABLE TO BIDDERS BY PROP STORE IN THE UK’S LARGEST ANNUAL LIVE AUCTION OF FILM & TV MEMORABILIA, INCLUDING:



 -  RUSSELL CROWE’S “MAXIMUS” ROMAN GENERAL ARMOUR FROM GLADIATOR (2000) ESTIMATED: £30,000-50,000

- JACK NICHOLSON’S “JACK TORRANCE” HERO AXE  FROM THE SHINING (1980) ESTIMATED: £40,000-60,000

- MEL GIBSON’S “WILLIAM WALLACE’” HERO CLAYMORE SWORD FROM BRAVEHEART (1995) ESTIMATED: £30,000-50,000

- SAMUEL L. JACKSON’S “MACE WINDU” LIGHTSABER FROM STAR WARS: REVENGE OF THE SITH (2005) ESTIMATED: £50,000-100,000

- HOLY HAND GRENADE OF ANTIOCH FROM MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL (1975) ESTIMATED: £50,000-100,000


    Film & TV memorabilia worth in excess of £6million ($7.5 million) will be auctioned by Prop Store in a two-day auction on Monday 30th September & Tuesday 1st October 2019 at London’s BFI IMAX

    Bids can be placed online from anywhere in the world, by phone or in person

    A free to enter preview exhibition will be open to the public ahead of the Prop Store auction at London’s BFI IMAX, proudly presented by ODEON, from Wednesday 18th September 2019

    Last year’s auction saw Indiana Jones' (Harrison Ford) Signature Fedora from INDIANA JONES AND THE RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981) sell for an astonishing £393,600 ($492,650)



Prop Store – one of the world’s leading film and TV memorabilia companies has today announced it is to hold the UK’s largest annual live auction of film and TV memorabilia for the sixth consecutive year this September, with the items on offer expected to fetch in excess of £6 million ($7.5 million). The auction is to be held at London’s BFI IMAX proudly presented by ODEON, Europe’s largest cinema group.

900 rare and iconic lots will be sold during Prop Store’s unique Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction over two days on Monday 30th September and Tuesday 1st October 2019 in Waterloo, London.

The auction will be live-streamed online for fans to track the bidding on auction days. A free preview exhibition will be open to the public in the run up to the auction, opening on Wednesday 18th September - Tuesday 1st October 2019 at the BFI IMAX and showcasing over 250 lots from the upcoming auction.


Top items to be sold at the Prop Store auction (with estimated sale prices) include:

 

    Maximus’ Screen-Matched Roman General Armour (Russell Crowe) from GLADIATOR (2000) est: £30,000-50,000
    Jack Torrance's Hero Axe (Jack Nicholson) from THE SHINING (1980) est: £40,000-60,000
    William Wallace's Hero Claymore Sword (Mel Gibson) from BRAVEHEART (1995) est: £30,000-50,000
    Mace Windu's Lightsaber (Samuel L. Jackson) from STAR WARS: REVENGE OF THE SITH (2005) est: £50,000-100,000
    Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch from MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL (1975) est: £50,000-100,000
    Screen-Matched Tantive IV Stormtrooper Helmet from STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE (1977) est: £120,000-180,000
    Batman's Complete Batsuit (Michael Keaton) from BATMAN (1989) est: £80,000-120,000
    Radio-Controlled Hero Ghost Trap and Pedal from GHOSTBUSTERS (1984) est: £80,000-120,000
    Light-Up Remote Control R2-BHD Droid from STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY (2016) est: £60,000-80,000
    Special Effects Facehugger from ALIEN (1979) est: £50,000-70,000
    Spock's Screen-Matched Science Officer Costume (Leonard Nimoy) from STAR TREK: THE ULTIMATE COMPUTER & THE OMEGA GLORY (TV series 1966-1969) est: £50,000-70,000
    James Bond's Hero Walther PPK Pistol with Silencer and Holster (Pierce Brosnan) from JAMES BOND: GOLDENEYE (1995) est: £40,000-60,000
    Freddy Kruger's Glove (Robert Englund) from FREDDY VS. JASON (2003) est: £20,000-30,000
    Storm's X-Suit (Halle Berry) from X-MEN (2000) est: £20,000-30,000
    John Hammond's Costume (Richard Attenborough) from JURASSIC PARK (1993) est: £15,000-25,000
    Riddler's Costume (Jim Carrey) from BATMAN FOREVER (1995) est: £10,000-15,000
    Vito Corleone's Screen-Matched Brown Pea Coat (Robert De Niro) from THE GODFATHER: PART II (1974) est: £10,000-15,000
    Tony Stark's Desert Costume Display (Robert Downey Jr.) from IRON MAN (2008) est: £10,000-15,000
    Forrest Gump's Screen-Matched Bus Stop Nikes and Socks (Tom Hanks) from FORREST GUMP (1994) est: £8,000-10,000
    The Terminator's Autographed Motorcycle Jacket (Arnold Schwarzenegger) from TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY (1991) est: £8,000-10,000
    From Julie Dawn Cole’s (Veruca Salt) personal collection: Scrumdidlyumptious Wrapper from WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (1971) est: £6,000-8,000



The Prop Store auction is suitable for fans with a variety of budgets. Some of the least expensive lots in the auction include a Willy Wonka Golden Ticket Announcement Poster from Tim Burton’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (2005) estimated at £300, and a Mr DNA Animation Cel Autographed By Steven Spielberg from JURASSIC PARK (1993) estimated to sell for £600.



Registration is now open at www.propstore.com/liveauction. Online proxy bids can be submitted from Monday 2nd September 2019.







Stephen Lane, Prop Store CEO commented on the upcoming auction: “After breaking more records with last year’s sale, Prop Store are thrilled to announce our sixth live auction in London and pleased to be partnering with ODEON again. This year sees us bring 900 lots to the auction, now held over two days, allowing us to present even more of these incredible artefacts to a global audience of film fans and collectors to London’s BFI IMAX, who can visit the free exhibition and place bids in our auction to secure original pieces of film and TV history.”


Chris Bates, Commercial Director at ODEON UK & Ireland said: “We are delighted to welcome back the iconic Prop Store exhibition to London’s BFI IMAX. ODEON is proud to present the UK’s largest annual live auction of film and TV memorabilia for the sixth year running. There is an incredible collection of items up for auction this year and we very much look forward to welcoming film fans through our doors to see some of the world’s most well-known props and cinema moments. ”

Auction items will be on display at a free exhibition open to the public at the BFI IMAX, Waterloo, London, England SE1 8XR from 10:00am to 9:30pm, 18th September – 1st October 2019. Prop Store’s Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction, in partnership with the BFI IMAX proudly presented by ODEON, will take place at the BFI IMAX Waterloo (1 Charlie Chaplin Walk, London SE1 8XR) over two days on Monday 30th September and Tuesday 1st October 2019 from 1:00pm.



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Great 3 Stooges Running Gag: "Gentlemen! Who Came In?" (video)




Somebody refers to the Stooges as gentlemen...

...and the Stooges respond by looking around...

...and asking "Who came in?"

(threestooges.net)


WE WANT OUR MUMMY (1939)
YOU NAZTY SPY! (1940)
MONKEY BUSINESSMEN (1946)
MALICE IN THE PALACE (1949)
SPOOKS! (1953)
SPACE SHIP SAPPY (1957)
PIES AND GUYS (1957)


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Monday, August 19, 2019

70s Grindhouse Homage "MOMO: THE MISSOURI MONSTER" Arrives September 20th on DVD and VOD from Small Town Monsters




Small Town Monsters Unleashes
"MOMO: The Missouri Monster" 


DVD and VOD Release Announced for September 20th


Narrative Horror/Documentary Hybrid

   
Wadsworth, OH -- Small Town Monsters has announced the September 20th DVD and VOD release of Seth Breedlove's docudrama MOMO: The Missouri Monster.  The latest title to crawl forth from the production powerhouse behind last year's best-selling documentary On the Trail of Bigfoot, MOMO: The Missouri Monster seeks to tell the true, and truly strange story of the Missouri Monster.

The hair-covered, three-toed monstrosity was said to have prowled the forests of Star Hill, near Louisiana, Missouri during the summer of 1972 where it was spotted by terrified citizens for weeks.  The film will be available nationwide on DVD, as well as Vimeo OnDemand, Amazon Instant Video, and VIDI Space.


The case gained national media attention during the '70s and remains one of the largest tourist draws for the tiny town on the banks of the Mississippi River. The latest release from Small Town Monsters and director Seth Breedlove, MOMO: The Missouri Monster is told in both narrative and documentary form. The narrative sections appear as a lost b-movie from the 1970s, inspired by Breedlove's lifelong fascination with grindhouse movies and creature features. The horror film depicts the widely accepted details of the MOMO legend and is eventually contradicted and corrected by the actual survivors who lived through the events. 

Breedlove describes MOMO: The Missouri Monster as "Rashomon meets Creature from Black Lake or The Legend of Boggy Creek". The film stars Adam Duggan and Sara Heddleston, as well as Animal Planet's Cliff Barackman and James "Bobo" Fay with special appearances by Janet Jay and Elizabeth Saint (Ghosts of Shepherdstown). 

Ahead of the national video release, a midnight premiere is scheduled at the Kentucky Theater in Lexington, Kentucky on Friday, September 6th with cast and crew in attendance. The premiere will coincide with Cryptid-Con, a cryptozoology and paranormal convention celebrating its third year and featuring a number of renowned authors, television personalities, and speakers. 


On Friday, September 13th, the Canton Palace Theatre in Canton, OH will play host to the Ohio Premiere of MOMO with cast and crew in attendance. Finally, on September 20th, as MOMO hits audiences nationwide, the Missouri Monster will storm the State Theater in Point Pleasant, WV as part of the kickoff for the annual Mothman Festival.

The year was 1972 and the place was a tiny, quaint, riverfront town called Louisiana, Missouri. On a warm summer evening, two local kids saw a creature in their own backyard holding a dead dog. Before you could say the word "Bigfoot", local media and police officials had pounced on the story.

Overnight Louisiana became "monster central" with creature seekers and monster hunters combing the woods to look for "the thing" that the newspapers had dubbed "MOMO". One particular family was at the center of this whirlwind of activity and as the Missouri Monster sightings began to increase, so did the negative impact on the Harrisons.

In 1975, a film crew set out to tell an over-the-top, filmic version of the MOMO sightings. Due to one reason or another, this should-have-been-cult-classic was never released. Until now.


MOMO: THE MISSOURI MONSTER - Trailer #2:



Buy MOMO: The Missouri Monster

The DVD release of MOMO: The Missouri Monster (SRP $14.99) will exclusively include a 51 minute behind-the-scenes featurette.

 MOMO: The Missouri Monster: USA / 81 min / English



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Bizarre Opening To "Daughter Of Dr. Jekyll" (1957) (video)




This Allied Artists film starring Gloria Talbott and John Agar...

...which was directed by Edgar G. Ulmer...

...begins with an exceedingly unusual pre-titles scene...

...that is creepy yet amusing at the same time.


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Sunday, August 18, 2019

Great 3 Stooges Running Gag: "I'll Do It When I'm Ready!" (video)





Moe orders one of the other Stooges to do something...

...but they bravely yell back "I'll do it when I'm ready!"

Moe then asks "Are ya ready?"

And then the Stooge meekly says "Yeah, I'm ready..."

(threestooges.net)


PLANE NUTS (1933)
MEN IN BLACK (1934)
3 DUMB CLUCKS (1937)
WE WANT OUR MUMMY (1939)
I CAN HARDLY WAIT (1943)
WHO DONE IT? (1949)


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Saturday, August 17, 2019

Strangest & Most Violent Mummy Film? "The Mummy's Curse" (1944) (video)




(spoilers)

"The Mummy's Curse" is the final film in Universal's "Mummy" series.


And despite some lighter moments than the two previous films...
...it may also be the most violent, if judging by body count alone.

The Mummy (Lon Chaney) makes the most of his ample screen time in this one.

The film also contains perhaps the single strangest scene in any "Mummy" movie...
...the mud-caked resurrection of Kharis' beloved Princess Ananka (Virginia Christine).

Ananka struggles stiffly out of her earthen tomb, then staggers toward the light.

The film is a lively swan song for Kharis--one of vintage horror's weirdest monsters.  


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Friday, August 16, 2019

"DON'T LET GO" Starring Storm Reid and David Oyelowo Opens Aug. 30th -- See Trailer HERE!




OPENING DAY ANNOUNCEMENT

"DON’T LET GO"

CHANGE THE PAST. SAVE HER FUTURE.

Starring David Oyelowo (Selma) and Storm Reid (A Wrinkle in Time)
Directed by Jacob Estes (Mean Creek)

Opening Nationwide on August 30th

WATCH THE OFFICIAL TRAILER:




In ​Don’t Let Go,​ detective Jack Radcliff (Oyelowo) gets a shocking phone call from his recently-murdered niece Ashley (Reid). Working together across time, they race to solve her murder before it can happen.

Distributors: Blumhouse Tilt, Universal’s OTL Releasing and Briarcliff Entertainment
Starring: David Oyelowo, Storm Reid, Mykelti Williamson, Brian Tyree Henry, Shinelle Azoroh, Byron Mann, April Grace and Alfred Molina
Directed By: Jacob Estes
Screenplay By: Jacob Estes
Story By: Jacob Estes and Drew Daywalt
Producers: Jason Blum, Bobby Cohen and David Oyelowo
Release Date: August 30, 2019


Follow @DontLetGoMovie on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram




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Great 3 Stooges Running Gag: "The Bystander Gets Slapped" (video)




Moe and another Stooge slap each other back and forth several times.

Suddenly Moe stops, shrugs...

... then turns to the other Stooge, who's just watching, and slaps him.

(threestooges.net)

HOI POLLOI (1935)
CRASH GOES THE HASH (1944)
CUCKOO ON A CHOO CHOO (1952)
FOR CRIMIN' OUT LOUD (1956)


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