Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Hey Film Buffs! Look What Turner Classic Movies Is Offering!

My colleague Catherine Tynes pointed out this terrific site offered by the cable station Turner Classic Movies . Basically, TCM has a collection of downloadable film clips and original "coming attraction" trailers of most of the classic movies they carry in their catalogue. You can "pick your video" and watch on your email, blog, etc. (Please note: As Catherine pointed out to me, there's a hidden code that allows you to embed the video clips on the link. If you hover your mouse on the right side of the screen, you can see how to copy or embed the link you want to watch and/or share.)

The site also carries a widget where you can download clips and photos. It can be found here.

Now, in honor of TCM's upcoming "48 Hours Of Horror" marathon, beginning Thursday, October 30 and continuing through Halloween(the posted schedule of films to be shown those days can be seen here ), and because I'm a perverse son-of-a-gun, here's an embedded trailer for 1963's The Haunted Palace , starring Vincent Price and directed by Roger Corman . It's supposedly based on a work by Edgar Allan Poe , but takes only its' title (and a few lines) from one of the author's poems. (The film is actually based on H.P.Lovecraft's novella, "The Case of Charles Dexter Ward", a neat little shocker.) But the film, while not quite up to its source material, is still entertaining. (Price's outrageously hammy performance carries the film, especially when he's required to play two different characters!) Anyway, here's the trailer:

Happy Halloween! -Ed

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