The Essential Guide To Cult And Classic Movies
Retro Quarterly Magazine from United Kingdom

- First issue: 2005
- The classic cinema of 60s and 70s.
- Features on specific films, actors, directors etc.
- 64 colour pages.
- Website:

Last updated:
26 June 2021
(see recent updates)
Special thanks for this page goes to:
Garry Malvern
Brian Poynton
Scott Matheson

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CONTENTS: 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 GALLERIES: 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 All

Issue 50
Summer 2021

Issue 49

Issue 48

Issue 47
August 2020

Issue 46
January 2020

Issue 45
September 2019

Issue 8
Summer 2019

Issue 44
Spring 2019

Issue 43
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Issue 42
Summer 2018

Issue 7
Summer 2018

Issue 41
April 2018

Issue 6
Spring 2018

Issue 40
January 2018

Issue 39
July 2017

Issue 38

Issue 37

Issue 36

Issue 35

Issue 34

Issue 33
October 2015

Issue 5
Special #5
August 2015

Issue 32

Issue 31
December 2014

Special Foto Files 1
September/October 2014

Issue 30

Issue 29
April/May 2014

Issue 28
December 2013

Issue 27
September/October/November 2013

Issue 26
Vol 9 # 26
April/May/June 2013

Issue 25
Vol 9 # 25
February/March 2013
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Cinema Retro enters 2013 with a salute to Hammer Film Productions, and reports on the new Blu-ray releases, the film locations then and now, and a report on the convention in the UK. Also for Hammer fans is a career overview of celebrated cinema poster artist Tom Chantrell. Celebrated author Robert Sellers looks at the career of Oliver Reed, and in-depth film articles focus on Burt Lancaster's The Swimmer, and the Oakmont WWII adventure Attack on The Iron Coast.

Special #4
October/November/December 2012

Issue 24
Vol 8 # 24
August/September/October 2012

Issue 23
Vol 8 # 23
May/June/July 2012

Issue 22
Vol 7 # 22
November/December 2011

Issue 21
Vol 7 # 21
September/October 2011

Issue 20
Vol 7 # 20
June/July/August 2011

Special #3
June/July/August 2011
Following on from our 'Movie Classics Special Edition' that paid tribute to director Brian G. Hutton's Where Eagles Dare we bring you his other big picture collaboration with star Clint Eastwood - Kelly's Heroes. As before, this is an 80-page blockbuster filled with amazing stories and ultra -rare photographs, many which have never been seen before.

Issue 19
Vol 7 # 19
Dec./January/February 2011
  • We celebrate the Blu-ray release of The Exorcist with Matthew R. Bradley and Gilbert Colon's in-depth interview with author William Peter Blatty, who discusses some fascinating aspects about the making of the classic movie. There's also an abundance of facts and rare photos including a cover photo that is bound to give you the creeps.
  • Todd Garbarini has an exclusive interview with the original cougar, Angie Dickinson, who discusses Roger Vadim's quirky sex comedy/murder mystery Pretty Maids All in a Row, with Rock Hudson as a horndog high school counselor- who might also be a serial killer.
  • Lee Pfeiffer celebrates the 45th anniversary of the film version of The Sound of Music by visiting the famed Von Trapp Lodge in Vermont, where he met with Johannes Von Trapp, son of Captain and Maria.
  • Steve Saragossi presents an in-depth look at the career of an under-rated leading man of 60s and 70s cinema: Rod Taylor.
  • In part two of Matthew Field's interview with Lewis Gilbert, the famed director looks back on his "personal" films including the classic Alfie.
  • Dave Worrall takes you behind the scenes at the James Bond Aston Martin DB5 auction in London
  • Tim Greaves examines the off-beat 60s sex comedy Here We Go 'Round the Mulberry Bush
  • Phil Gavin looks back on the history of classic Hammer horror film posters.
  • John Surles recalls his meeting with actor/singer Jimmy Dean and his role as Willard Whyte in Diamonds Are Forever.
  • Famed character actor Shane Rimmer's new autobiography
  • S.O.S Film Industry - Gary McMahon culls comments from famed filmmakers who take issue with the direction of today's motion picture industry.
  • Adrian Smith covers Brian Clemens, director of many classic episodes of The Avengers, at his BFI tribute in London.
  • Matthew Field covers Sean Connery's appearance at the Edinburgh International Film Festival and gets to meet the Great Scot, who introduced a screening of The Man Who Would Be King.
  • More on the world of 007 in this Bond-heavy issue: Gareth Owen and Dave Worrall spend a day with director Guy Hamilton and accompany him to an outdoor London screening of Goldfinger.
  • Raymond Benson provides us with his choices of the ten best films of 1978.
  • Darren Allison covers the latest soundtracks on CD
  • Plus extensive DVD and film book reviews

Issue 18
Vol 6 # 18
September/October/November 2010
The Making of Psycho, Roger Corman interview, Lee Van Cleef...

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