1960s Film

Movie musings about the stars and films of the 1960s. Look for the bare necessities, the simple bare necessities – forget about your worries and your strife.

In Review: The Killers (1964) on Blu-ray

by Christina Newland 26 February 2014

Lee Marvin and his lackey, clad in sharp suits and dark sunglasses, stride into a home for the blind, where they proceed to take out a hit to which they’ve been mysteriously assigned. Before the film is through, a long line of people have been slugged in the face, dangled out a window, or nearly […]

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In Review: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) on DVD

by Ben Nicholson 3 February 2014

The meticulous choreography and sumptuous visuals of Jacques Demy’s ‘film in song’, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964), gets a release on fully restored Blu-ray and DVD. Often considered one of the most romantic films ever made, it is at once heartwarming and agonising and always a joy to watch.

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In Review: The Witches (1966) on Blu-ray

by Martyn Conterio 28 October 2013

A tale of witchcraft and weirdness in the usually uneventful English countryside, The Witches has been restored as part of the continued HD-upgrading mission by StudioCanal and the resurrected British label (it’s not really a studio anymore). The film is not one of Hammer’s out-and-out classics, merely a curiosity item that shares with both John […]

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Inside Issue 10: A Sneak Preview

by Helen Cox 30 May 2013

Issue 10 is now available to order.   As our magazines sell out within weeks of going on sale we recommend ordering to avoid disappointment. Our theme this issue is Time in Film and consequently you’ll be able to read up on how plausible film time travel techniques actually are, the role of stopped clocks […]

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In Review: Daleks’ Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D. (1966) on Blu-ray

by Matthew Barber 22 May 2013

Daleks’ Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D. , made in 1966, is also released on Blu-ray for the first time. Unlike its predecessor, this sequel takes place on Earth.

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In Review: Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965) on Blu-ray

by Matthew Barber 22 May 2013

D r. Who and the Daleks , the first of two movies based on the BBC television series, is released this month for the first time on Blu-ray.

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Issue 9: Now Available For Order

by Helen Cox 6 March 2013

What would happen if King Kong went on a dating show? Now you know thanks to our talented cover artist Dan Havardi.

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I Finally Watched: Cleopatra (1963)

by Mark Searby 28 February 2013

Cleopatra (1963) clocks in at a whopping 248 minutes. A running time that crawls to just over four hours doesn’t sound enjoyable these days, regardless of the film’s subject matter. Of course, an epic length is not the sole reason I have never seen this Hollywood epic.

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Issue 7: Our Horror Special – order yours today!

by Helen Cox 23 October 2012

What do Linnea Quigley, Bette Davis and killer telephones have in common? All three appear in our spooky horror special which is out at the very end of October. Other treats for readers include an exclusive interview with Richard Bates Jnr on his new psychological horror: Excision, an exposé on the role of distributors in […]

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Issue 6.1 Is Here!

by Helen Cox 22 October 2012

The second digital edition of the year is here! Our front cover is illustrated by Rory Mitchell and inspired by the unforgettable body horror: Videodrome. New Empress Magazine’s Minema  titles are a mini-digi-dose of film commentary, interviews and flashbacks. Inside this issue our writers have examined the way brands, TV, music and other elements of […]

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In Review: The Plague of the Zombies

by Helen Cox 11 June 2012

Shot back to back with The Reptile and released alongside Dracula: Prince of Darkness as a double feature, Hammer’s The Plague of the Zombies (1966) delivers a gripping mystery and some genuinely creepy moments. Sir James Forbes (André Morell, who also appeared in The Bridge on the River Kwai, Ben Hur and Quatermass and the […]

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