Pulse Movies Flashback 12/12/2004: James Bond, Exorcist: The Beginning

Inside Pulse launched on August 9, 2004, and has covered the world of movies for over a decade. Every day, we take a look back at what was happening in the world of movies 10 years ago, as reported right here at Inside Pulse!

R0BTRAIN’s Badass Cinema: Total Bond-age, Part 3: The Two Bonds

Bond had become bigger than ever after the one-two punch of Goldfinger and Thunderball. In less than four years Bond was one of the most recognizable characters in the history of cinema. Goldfinger had caused a phenomenon that sparked books, T-shirts, toys, bathrobes and countless other merchandise. Thunderball was equally successful with the movie-going public and actually made more at the box office than its now legendary predecessor. The challenge for Bond producers was to make an even more successful film than even these two juggernauts. Added to this was the pressure of competing with more and more Bond knockoffs and other spy films. The Harry Palmer series starring Michael Cane, the James Coburn lead Flint series, and the Matt Helm films starring Dean Martin all were taking a piece of the pie. Even a rival Bond film, Casino Royale had begun production to try and give audiences an alternative Bond experience. To try and combat all this competition, Bond producers had to make Bond even bigger than before. Bond would again have to traverse the globe but also take his adventure into space. Bond also for the first time would have to deviate from Ian Fleming.

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The Weekly Pulse: The Gatekeeper’s Guide to Movies

Hello der. Welcome to another exciting week at the Movies Pulse, and, more importantly, another edition of the Gatekeeper’s Guide! (Patent Pending). There’s some pretty fun stuff to look at, go over, and introduce this week, so let us begin right quick.

Feedback is Good for the Soul – Well, My Soul Anyway

So, as I said last week, I am a self announced feedback whore, and I am not ashamed of it. However, it is hard to be a feedback whore when I am getting no goods sent my way. I mean, it doesn’t take much to get me excited, and yet….**Goes and checks Pulse E-mail** Hold on a second here…THREE NEW E MAILs IN THE INBOX?!!? YES!! Finally! Let’s see here.

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Scrapped Exorcist: The Beginning Gets a Second Chance

Production house Morgan Greek has decided to give the other version of Exorcist: The Beginning, by writer/director Paul Schrader, a second chance.

The scrapped version was originally announced to be released alongside Harlin’s version on DVD, but it seems the producers felt a need to chance it as a stand alone release.

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