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PCR #277. (Vol. 6, No. 28) This edition is for the week of July 11--17, 2005.
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The Sanford Summit---Part 2
 by William Moriaty
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 by Mike Smith
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The Business of Horror
 by Drew Reiber
Rock Star: INXS - Yet Another Major New Wave Disappointment...."Fantastic Four" Review...."Land of the Dead" Review
 by Andy Lalino
Latest Reviews and Shohei Imamura
 by Peter Card
"War of the Worlds"...."Fantastic Four"
 by John Lewis
King Kong 2005....MOH Meltdown
 by Matt Drinnenberg
Empty Nest .... Hypocrites .... Coming Soon....He Can Keep "O Bla Dee, O Bla Da"....Jaws: The Story, Part 25
 by Mike Smith
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Well Kongites, we finally have a trailer to help subside the saliva of anticipation we've all been konging thru. And I must say, it looks RRREEEEAAAALLLLLYYYYY GOOOOOOD! Go to http://www.apple.com/trailers/universal/king_kong/

And to continue in that vein, a new print of the original King Kong has been discovered that apparently is in ultra-crisp condition. And while there were rumors that the long sought Spider sequence was included in the print, that appears to be incorrect. I say "appears" because it's been reported that Warner Bros. themselves passed that information on.

For those not in the know, the "Spider Sequence" is in line with the scene where Kong is making the shipmates fall off the log into the ravine. What we don't see is what was in the original cut, that the injured sailers get eaten alive by man-eating spiders. There are a few stills of the scene, and some have claimed to have seen it in documentaries, but for the most part, it's as missing as London After Midnight, which is another story.

The good news is that Warners is completely agush about this DVD restoration, and feel confident enough to claim we're going to go bananas when we get the finished product. They should be right, since it's been in the workings for what...ten years? At least they're pulling out all the stops and really trying to track down superior prints.

With the DVD release of the original, and the release of Peter Jackson's King Kong, it's sure to be an exciting Holiday Season.

Sigh! Yep, that one word pretty much sums up the way I'm feeling right now, having just learned that Speedsurf was shut off by the affiliate server due to a few accounts having, shall we say, improper images online. The big issue here, of course, is that Speedsurf, for whatever reason, did not have the foresight to back up any of the data. Thus, when the plugged was pulled, everything, Masters of Horror included, was lost.

Fortunately, having been subjected to losing a site before, I was smart enough to not only save all of my pages, but to have several phantom sites to which I can link, ensuring some sort of continuity. Moreover, I can alter the link of my TK address. This is why you can still get to Masters of Horror by clicking my link. Granted, there are some updates that need to be tended to, such as the ACMF and Bride of Frankenstein posters updates, but those will be forthcoming shortly.

Till next time, take care and God bless,

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