Harryhausen’s Hydra

Feb 17, 19 Harryhausen’s Hydra

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Many think Ray Harryhausen’s film, Jason and the Argonauts, to be his best with the battle between Jason and the ‘Children of the Hydra’s Teeth” skeletons to be the particular highlight. Though that animated skeleton sequence is without peer, it should be noted that each skeleton originated as a tooth in the...

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Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964)

Feb 17, 19 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964)

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Moebius Models released a limited edition of the Flying Sub from Irwin Allen’s, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea TV series. The model is all metal construction with a resin water base. This model is #266 of only 300 made. yage to the Bottom of the Sea TV series. The model is all metal construction with a resin water base. This...

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Nicholson’s Wolf

Feb 17, 19 Nicholson’s Wolf

Posted by in Modern Classics

An interesting interpretation of the werewolf is the Jack Nicolson version. This creature was realistically captured by the masterful sculpting hands of Bruce Turner. In one key scene the werewolf hunts down a deer to feed and this diorama effectively captures the scene. Though not easy to see the Nicolson wolf has a bandage on his...

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Witchfinder General (1968)

Jan 14, 19 Witchfinder General (1968)

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This amazing diorama of Vincent Price from the film, Witchfinder General, was sculpted by Robert Price (whose sculpting hands are a gift from God) and released by Resin Crypt. The upper back wall is clear cast enabling flames to be airbrushed on. The Price figure came with arm options. He can either be posed holding a gun and a bag...

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The Cat & The Canary (1927)

Oct 19, 18 The Cat & The Canary (1927)

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The silent 1927 Paul Leni film, The Cat & the Canary, has an interesting protagonist. Captured here by the folks at Crimson Pool Productions is an accurate 1/4th scale bust of the “cat” in the film. It’s that eye and those teeth that gets our attention. Film audiences in 1927 had not seen anything like this...

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“Mark Glassy and Frankenstein: Men of Many Parts” will be on display in the Tomás Rivera Library through Dec. 14

Oct 03, 18 “Mark Glassy and Frankenstein: Men of Many Parts” will be on display in the Tomás Rivera Library through Dec. 14

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Mark Glassy ’78 has collected more than 100,000 science fiction items in nearly half a century. But the cancer researcher’s passion for the genre doesn’t end there. He also spends most of his evenings sculpting figurines that capture scenes from his favorite science fiction films, most notably “Frankenstein.” His science fiction...

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