John Burke would have been 90 today - in his letters he was always rather upbeat that he would reach that amazing milestone - so that he's not here to see it is very sad, but, in tribute - here are two scans - one of the contract and the first page of TERROR FOR KICKS - which became the Boris Karloff film THE SORCERERS.
interesting to see that script, which puts to bed all the michael reeves hags who still think it was all down to him and Tom Baker (who it has to be said is always happy to boost his part in things). a bit more belated credit to mr burke, finally. (btw, i'm not dissing Reeves in tbhis as i still think he made possibly the best two British horrors of that period full stop)
i recent picked up the martin sands 'maroc 7' (thanks to milan) and today found 'the smashing bird i used to know', both pan tie-ins, so i was thinking of the late mr b this afternoon.
Pulpy, I have the original treatment, screenplay, letters to Reeves, contracts and then the final screenplay that has John's name on, but I'm still going through both to iron out the differences. Trying to find a publisher for them at the moment...