Yes, I know we're a little late on covering this news, but we've only just recovered from an overdose of Xmas mince pies and enormous New Year hangovers, and are only now just getting back on track.
So, over the first news item of the year then, and it's a cracker. Aintitcoolnews have posted a news article covering a lot of different Lovecraftian news, but the one that really caught our attention is the revelation that the missing minutes from Stuart Gordon's From Beyond has been found during a clearout in the MGM archives.
Harry Knowles reports:
"It seems... That some industrious snooper at MGM was digging through stacks of elements, film elements when they came across a can of little distinction... but inside... oh... the glory that was inside. After checking it out, they called Stuart to come in and screen the footage... turns out this was the lost MPAA enforced missing minutes of depravity from FROM BEYOND!
Unseen for 19 years - believed to be lost for all time. Stuart said as he watched these spectacular moments of gore artistry, he smiled one of the biggest smiles of his life.
But - wait - it gets better... As a result, apparently sometime this year we're going to get a restored Director's Cut of H.P. Lovecraft's FROM BEYOND!!! Which kicks all manners of ass, since we've only been limited to Video to see any version of the film, till now. MY question is... Will MGM strike a new print - so cool alternative theaters like The Alamo Drafthouse can screen this restored genre classic? That's what I'm pulling for!"
To read the rest of the news item, visit aintitcoolnews to read more about this and other Lovecraft-inspired releases coming out soon.
Dr. Bloch in From Beyond is named after Robert Bloch, the author of Psycho and a friend of writer H.P. Lovecraft.
31st Mar 05 HGL has his characters simply play with human organs / intestines / eyes in sockets close-up needlessly and for longer than is necessary, if indeed it was necessary at all, which it isn't. Like close-up...