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DVD ALERT : ORSON WELLES GREAT MYSTERIES VOL 2 ... OUT OCTOBER 26TH 2020 ... NETWORK DISTRIBUTION ...
Don't forget to order your copy of 'Orson Welles Great Mysteries' vol 2 out today featuring 'The Dinner Party' starring Joan....
There’s no doubting Orson Welles’ ability to tell a good story. His 1938 radio dramatisation of The War of the Worlds led to newspapers reporting mass panic, and listeners taken in by the classic Martian invasion being presented as a live broadcast. Three years later, his debut film Citizen Kane contained a one-word pay-off so iconic it would go on to fuel a whole Columbo episode. Even fans of superhero sagas have felt his narrative touch: Welles famously voiced metal demigod Unicron in Transformers: The Movie (1986).
So it’s a major scoop that, in 1973, Anglia TV were able to recruit the filmmaker to host their 26-episode Great Mysteries anthology series. The first thirteen episodes were released by Network last year, and boasted ideas as diverse as Edward Albert and Doctor Who’s Colin Baker as preyed-upon gamblers, Peter Cushing being cuckolded by Susannah York of Superman (1978), and Ian Holm – late of Alien (1979) and the Lord of the Rings saga – as a haunted juror. The second collection doesn’t drop the ball, again scored by Bond composer John Barry, and featuring tales introduced by Welles as a cigar-puffing polymath. Here are some of the highlights.
THE DINNER PARTY ....
At first, it might seem a strange premise for a story in a mysteries anthology: whizz-kid accountant and John Thaw lookalike Anton Rodgers is invited to the big company dinner party. Ostensibly, the evening is about brandies and golfing anecdotes, but it’s actually a cover for pinstriped chairman Anthony Sharp – otherwise known as Alex’s political benefactor in A Clockwork Orange – to assess the calibre of his employee’s wife, and judge whether his executive is suitable for promotion. Joan Collins is dazzling in her role as the pivotal spouse: saying all the wrong things at the dinner table, and turning husbands’ heads in her mass of curls and revealing orange cocktail dress. This is cringe comedy from a time when Ricky Gervais was still in shorts, and as the keen-to-impress couple return to their flat, the true nature of Mr and Mrs Blake’s behaviour is revealed.
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Do check out the latest issue of Hello! magazine which features a sensational 9 page spread with exclusive interview with the fabulous
Monday, October 19, 2020
Due to cinemas not opening due to the Pandemic with a lack of outlets for new releases to screen, Joan's latest film release will get a DVD release in November.. You can preorder your copy from the following link!
Joan has finally made it to Spain after much delay due to the current pandemic, to start filming the international new series 'Glow & Darkness'. This sensational shot from the set features Joan in her role as Queen Adelaide of Savoy.. Watch this space for more exciting updates as filming continues!
Adelaide of Maurienne (1092–1154)
|Second spouse but first Queen consort of Louis VI of France|
|A.K.A.||Adelaide of Savoy|
|Was||Consort Queen consort Royal Wife|
|Birth||18 November 1092, Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, canton of Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, arrondissement of Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, Savoie|
|Death||18 November 1154, Montmartre, 18th arrondissement of Paris, Paris, Île-de-France (aged 62 years)|