On Saturday Night at 11:15PM on KCRA Channel 3, Bob Wilkins showed another K. Gordon Murray Horror Import From South Of The Border: "World Of The Vampires" (1961) AKA "El Mundo De Los Vampiros". Very brief synopsis: "A piano made from skulls and bones has the power to destroy vampires". A very spooky atmospheric vampire movie. Highly recommended! Sad to report, but Casa Negra Entertainment had planned a special edition DVD with both English Dubbed Version as well as the original Spanish Language Version With Optional English Language Subtitles, but as earlier reported, Casa Negra is going out of business so this DVD is no more. Hopefully another company will pick up the void left by Casa Negra, and release those wonderful mexican horror films I remember watching on television!
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Actually a little over a year. My first post was on August 20, 2006. And now I am up to 104 posts! I like to first off thank Scott Moon for permission to use his Bob Wilkins photos for my blog. If you haven't had a chance, check out his wonderful Bob Wilkins tribute site at http://www.bobwilkins.net/ . Also check out his other sites like http://www.planetxmagazine.com/ as well as http://www.scottmoon.net/ . I'd also like to thank a good friend I made from my blog, Perry Martin, who works as a DVD producer for the wonderful Anchor Bay Entertainment/Starz Home Entertainment. They produced the awesome "Mario Bava DVD Collection Box Set", that I highly recommend. Perry had appeared on one of Bob Wilkins shows back in 1971. He is another hardcore fan of Bob wilkins like me. I also like to thank my family for their support. I like to dedicate this site to my Dad, Floyd Perry, Sr. who passed away back on May 15, 2004. If he was still around, I think he would have supported me too. And finally thanks to all who reads my blog! In the beginning I thought I was alone, but was proved wrong! Thanks!...Floyd.
Sunday, August 19, 2007
On Saturday Night at 11:15PM on KCRA Channel 3, Bob Wilkins showed "Terror From The Year 5000" (1958). This is a repeat. Bob showed this movie on January 28, 1967. More repeats will continue, but at least the Bob Wilkins wraparound shows remain original.
Thursday, August 16, 2007
I'd like to say bye to a favorite video/dvd label. I have just heard that Casa Negra will soon be folding. Within the last 2 years, they have been releasing many of the Mexican genre fare like "The Vampire" and everyone's favorite, "The Brainiac". Many of these movies (via the great K. Gordon Murray) were shown on Bob Wilkins show on KCRA Channel 3 in the late 1960's. Casa Negra presented both the familiar English Dubbed Import as well as the original Spanish Language Edition with optional English Subtitles. Casa Negra, You Will Be Missed! :(
Sunday, August 12, 2007
On Saturday Night on KCRA Channel 3 at 11:15PM, Bob Wilkins showed "The Brain That Wouldn't Die" (1962). This is actually a repeat as Bob showed it on January 21, 1967. This show is very important as it is the oldest surviving segment of Bob Wilkins show available. It is available on Tom Wrysch's "The Bob Wilkins 3 DVD Set" on Disc 3 "The Sacramento Years" though ironically it has listed the wrong date on the box(They list 6/08/68 when it is supposed to be 8/12/67). This show segment has Bob's friend Harry Martin as a guest. I am so glad it is still around for everyone to see!
Sunday, August 05, 2007
On Saturday Night on KCRA Channel at Midnight, Bob Wilkins showed a mexican horror classic imported by the famous "K. Gordon Murray": "The Vampire's Coffin" (1958) starring German Robles. In Mexico it was known as "El Altaud Del Vampiro". "Graverobbers stumble upon the tomb of a vampire who turns them into zombies to do his bidding which is to stalk and capture beautiful women." A very classic movie similar to the Universal Classics of the 30's and 40's. It is available on DVD from "CasaNegra" in both original Spanish Language (With Optional English Subtitles) and the classic K. Gordon Murray English Dub. A very good buy!