Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Ol'e Drac gets a bathtub... I mean Bafta
He'll spit in your face if you mention Dracula to him but, hey, he's still the best Dracula there ever was in my opinion! DRACULA from 1931 may be the version every scholar agrees to is the "real" Dracula film but to me it's Hammer Horror's HORROR OF DRACULA (which actually, originally is also just called DRACULA in the UK). The other day he received the BAFTA prize for having made a lot of awesomely cool films for a real long time (altho they phrased it differently). I taped the show but haven't bothered to watch it yet but one segment I made sure to watch is Christopher Lee's speech and now by the wonders of YouTube you can all watch it. :D
PS: Please don't send hate-mail; Calling Lee Hammer studio's finest was just for the headline. Needless to say he's rivalled in every way by Peter Cushing but mentioning that would have made for a crappy headline!