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Ambient Sheep

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« Reply #270 on: February 20, 2021, 06:38:56 AM »
I thought this was quite amusing, and the one it includes rather lovely too:

https://twitter.com/KRamsey1997/status/1362871158274719744


Also, this, in the replies to the inner tweet, amused me:

https://twitter.com/edgarwright/status/1362716811654033408

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Replying to @Poppybob80

I can't speak for MS, but I can tell you Tarantino has never seen a Carry On film. I bought him the entire boxset once and he said he was scared to open it. I'll let you know if this ever changes.

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« Reply #271 on: February 21, 2021, 09:03:12 PM »
penultimate episode of Enemy at the Door. Martin Jarvis and Kenneth Cranham. Spoiled.

its been a solid winter 20-21 companion.

I hope there's some closure, though, given that it doesn't really see out the end of the war.

Enemy at the Door - What Happened Next?


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« Reply #272 on: February 28, 2021, 05:08:21 PM »
Oh, I recorded Frankenstein Created Woman at some point. Excellent. Sunday afternoon.

Of the Hammer Frankenstein films ...

The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)
The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958)
The Evil of Frankenstein (1964)
Frankenstein Created Woman (1967)
Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969)
The Horror of Frankenstein (1970)
Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell (1974)

They're a rarity in that they have late peaks - the back three Cushings are all great, so I may watch all of them (they're in my VHS collection) this week.

Evil and Horror are very poor, the rest is about as good as Hammer get.

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« Reply #273 on: February 28, 2021, 07:10:28 PM »
Frankenstein Goes Down the Offie for a Packet of Fags (1976)
The Hell of Frankenstein's Prostate Exam (1979)

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« Reply #274 on: February 28, 2021, 07:57:57 PM »
Alloa Athletic bust Frankenstein's acculumator

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« Reply #275 on: February 28, 2021, 10:01:35 PM »
Enemy at the Door 'finale' - the Germans win.
Major character death completely off screen.
Err. Yeah.

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« Reply #276 on: March 02, 2021, 03:44:26 PM »
Enemy at the Door is repeated on Mondays at 2pm from next week.

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« Reply #277 on: March 03, 2021, 01:13:37 AM »
Can someone give us a shout if they see "The Gentle Touch" returning.
They took it off at the end of last year halfway through a season, and when I asked them they said it was returning but didn't say when.
It's likely to have been back several weeks before I bloody spot it.

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« Reply #278 on: March 03, 2021, 07:42:58 AM »
Rather enjoyed last night's Checkpoint. James Robertson-Justice tries to spring industrial spy Stanley Baker from Florence under the cover of a long distance car race.

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« Reply #279 on: March 15, 2021, 10:06:56 PM »
Overlord (1975) and Emperor of the North (1973) are due in April. The latter I think features Ernest Borgnine terrorizing a bunch of hobos on the 1930s railroads. Fantastic.

Overlord blurs the line between the archive war footage that came from the Imperial War Museum and newly shot film. Overseen by director Stuart Cooper and cinematographer John Alcott. It has made a brief appearance on the channel before...


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« Reply #280 on: March 16, 2021, 10:45:15 AM »
Emperor of the North is a great watch. Would recommend. Ernest Bognine, Lee Marvin, Keith Carradine. Lovely.



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« Reply #281 on: March 16, 2021, 10:48:17 AM »
Last night had the Likely Lads film on again, which was nice.

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« Reply #282 on: March 19, 2021, 01:01:26 PM »
Frankie Howerd's 1973 macabre comedy/horror mashup The House In Nightmare Park is on right now. Definitely weird and wonderful enough to warrant a watch. Not sure if it's up again in the next few days.

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« Reply #283 on: April 04, 2021, 11:00:34 AM »
Going out on a limb today somewhat, showing 'Carols with Michael Hordern' at 11:30am. I think someone needs to subdivide the 'seasonal' tag on their database.

Ambient Sheep

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« Reply #284 on: April 09, 2021, 10:53:23 PM »
Doomwatch (the 1972 film) in just over ten minutes.

Ambient Sheep

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« Reply #285 on: April 09, 2021, 11:37:47 PM »
Heh, it's like a low-rent Wicker Man.

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« Reply #286 on: April 10, 2021, 11:22:59 AM »
now, the remaining/surviving Doomwatch TV is something I'd like to see.

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« Reply #287 on: April 11, 2021, 08:11:50 PM »
Went the Day Well? really is a jarring watch. The scene with the postmistress is particularly grim.

Well worth watching if on again.

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« Reply #288 on: April 11, 2021, 09:35:30 PM »
Seen it years ago and wouldn't mind catching it again. Tonight would have been good actually but I forgot about it.

Been watching The Champions on a Sunday night. I recognise the theme music, but not anything else, which is odd because it seems to have been repeated quite a lot over the years and it is exactly the sort of bullshit I waste time watching. Sort of in the territory of The Avengers but takes itself more seriously and isn't as good. More international jet setting rather than English villages.

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« Reply #289 on: April 13, 2021, 02:15:41 PM »
The Mummy's Shroud.
Tuesday afternoon last day of leave treat.

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« Reply #290 on: April 22, 2021, 01:21:12 PM »
SOS Pacific

I remember this one vividly from my childhood. That's my afternoon sorted (I'm supposed to be in Warwick* at a conference)

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« Reply #291 on: April 22, 2021, 03:15:29 PM »
Been watching The Champions on a Sunday night. I recognise the theme music, but not anything else, which is odd because it seems to have been repeated quite a lot over the years and it is exactly the sort of bullshit I waste time watching. Sort of in the territory of The Avengers but takes itself more seriously and isn't as good. More international jet setting rather than English villages.

There's a lot of gold in them thar ITC hills - I'm particularly fond of Strange Report - which only got 16 episodes, but features a delightful regular turn from Anneke Wills (from Doctor Who) as a Swinging London dolly bird!

My ITC 'mood' rankings  : ( Straight  - Quirky - Crackers )
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
SSSS - Man in a Suitcase
SSSS - The Protectors
SSSQ - The Champions
SSSQ - The Baron
SSSQ - The Adventurer
SSSQ - Strange Report
SSQQ - Department S
SSQQ - The Persuaders
SQQC - Jason King
QQCC - Randall & Hopkirk
QQCC - *
QCCC - The Prisoner
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
* The Avengers, though a similar looking show, wasn't an ITC production (rather the UK 'ABC' - which was later replaced by Thames). But if I was including it, I'd probably pop it there in the list
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« Reply #292 on: April 22, 2021, 03:41:34 PM »
Is Jason King really more crackers than Randall & Hopkirk? Otherwise, good list.

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« Reply #293 on: April 22, 2021, 03:48:29 PM »
No, you're probably right there - The title character is of course unbeatably crackers, but the actual plots are less fantastical than R&H. So I've switched them round (and added another 'S' to Strange Report - after having another quick look, it's not quite as quirky as I'd remembered)

. . . Also, I've just realised I've left Department S out! Hold on . . .

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« Reply #294 on: April 23, 2021, 10:52:39 AM »
Rank's Look at Life cinema shorts are on next week, I think.

One Step Beyond and Sherlock Holmes (1954) are a couple of series that will be on in May.

Also Harry and Tonto (1974) will be screening in May.

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« Reply #295 on: April 23, 2021, 11:57:27 AM »
Rank's Look at Life cinema shorts are on next week, I think.

Fantastic stuff!

I've pre-ordered the 8th and final volume from network, which features 117 shorts - meaning the eight sets combined cover almost all the original shorts. There are 15 or so left out . . .

Quote from: shorts not in the Network DVD sets
BEAUTY AND THE BEASTS
BOOM IN BOATS
THE DOCTOR SUGGESTS
BULLFIGHTER
BREAKING COVER
FOUR-LEGGED WORKERS
SHEER LUXURY
THE VILLAGE AWAKES
JAZZ! JAZZ! JAZZ!
FARMING FOR FASHION
UNDER THE SKIN
SLIPPERY CUSTOMERS
SHOULD WE KILL THE SEALS
THRILLS FOR SIXPENCE
THE DEER HUNTERS

. . . seemingly due to containing scenes of animal cruelty, and most horrific of all . . . Jazz!
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« Reply #296 on: April 23, 2021, 02:54:38 PM »
. . . seemingly due to containing scenes of animal cruelty, and most horrific of all . . . Jazz!

They spread peanut butter on the saxophone reed to make it look like Ronnie Scott was actually playing it.

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« Reply #297 on: April 28, 2021, 09:03:28 AM »
caught the end of Power Play (1978) last night - genuinely intrigued. Liked what I saw.

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« Reply #298 on: April 28, 2021, 09:59:55 AM »
You have to respect a movie that runs its credits over the hooded victim of a firing squad.

EDIT: Death Line is on at 9pm on Friday 14th May. Cast-iron classic.

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« Reply #299 on: April 29, 2021, 01:35:20 PM »
Nowhere to Go is on tomorrow at 13.20, which is of note as it’s Maggie Smith’s first film. I think on Discovering Maggie Smith, one of the contributors mentioned that it had quite a bit cut out originally for cinemas but not sure if this is the full version, but when I saw it in TPTV, it didn’t entirely fire on all cylinders for me, so editing made sense when I heard about it. It’s a rather interesting Ealing film and think it’s particularly interesting for the supporting cast - Smith is great (natch), but lots of good performances, particularly from Bernard Lee and Harry H Corbett. The latter is in just one scene but a very memorable one.

Some nice films have been mentioned above and have a few to watch so looking forward to that!

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