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Monday, August 8, 2011

Movie Monday: COUNT YORGA

Tonight at 8pm on TCM is Carol Reed's THE THIRD MAN, get past the annoying zythraphone and you've got one heck of a movie.  It's followed at 10 by CITIZEN KANE which is a movie you should see if you haven't, or even if you have.

On Tuesday night (also at 8pm) you can catch the original SCARFACE (1932) which is a classic gangster pic and stands head and shoulders over the one everybody thinks of when you say Scarface.

Thursday night at 8pm is MIGHTY JOE YOUNG (1949) which is a King Kong movie for people who don't like too much excitement or who scare easily.  The special effects by Willis O'Brien (who did the original Kong) are excellent.

As an added feature to Movie Mondays I want to point out DVDs worth your time.   This week, the COUNT YORGA double feature available in the Midnight Movies collection from MGM.

COUNT YORGA is essentially a retelling of Dracula set in modern day (1971) California.  It's got a pretty solid cast and the material is treated with respect so you end up with a decent film released by American International.  The sequel is also offbeat and well done.