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Clifford Meth's Welcome to Hollywood

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Clifford Meth recently posted this cautionary tale of his dealings with a semi-major Hollywood producer. For a long while Cliff has been proudly promoting the fact that producer Richard Saperstein had optioned his property, Snaked, and had given the usual promises that the property would be developed further with a view of making a film. And Saperstein isn't some bum off the streets. His credits include movies such as Se7en, Lost In Space, Hancock, The Punisher and The Long Kiss Goodnight - in short his films make money, with the execution of the excruciating Lost In Space, which means he'd generally be listened to when he pitches an idea to a studio. Saperstein's role in Snaked was to option the product, make the pitch to the film studios and then either walk away with a credit and a pile of cash, or remain involved with the movie acting as the main go-to man when it came to raising finances and making decisions, from casting through to catering, protecting the invest…

More Movie Posters

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I got a bit of feedback after my last post, which showed a pile of vintage Vampire posters and it got me thinking - why don't I start taking photos of my own collection of movie posters and put them where people can see them.

I mainly collect what are known as daybills. Those are the thin, long posters you see out the front of the cinema, or rather, did see. I generally go for iconic posters, but seriously, I'll consider anything really. I buy them where I can, in singles or in bulk, I keep the best ones and then move the others on (we have a selection of doubles up for sale at Blaq Books). They're all original as I tend to keep away from reproductions, although some are from movies that have been re-issued. Posters such as Westworld, Godfather, and posters from the 1960s onwards are 100% original. No fakes in my lot.

At last count I discovered that I have around 350 posters, daybills and full sized posters, ranging from the 1950s through to now (last lot of posters I …

Real Vampire Posters

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Anyone who knows me well knows that I have a large collection of movie posters and that I adore the medium. Thus it was a delight to find these stunners. Sadly I don't own them, they come to me via a book called The Seal Of Dracula, it's long out of print and my copy is beaten to the point of it being unsalable. Not that I mind, I want the book for its contents, and when the contents are as good as these, well, who cares about how rough the book is, or that half of it falls to the ground when I open it.

Now these are REAL vampires. None of that Twilight shit here, no Emo vampires, just real, fangs out and chomp the neck style vampires from back in the day when vampires were genuinely scary at the same time as being devastatingly seductive. She may have had a dodgy name, but Yutte Stensgaard, along with Ingrid Pitt and the other Hammer Horror girls helped me sleep better at night. After all if I was going to be killed, I could never think of a better way than at the hands …

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