Gregory’s Girl

Bella bella!

Betamax is back with Gregory's Girl, the movie dubbed "This has to be the match of the day"... There's football, teenage issues, suburban Scotland and plenty of tremendous hair.

My guest was writer Anna Cale, whose words about film can be found in some of the finest publications around.

Coming soon - Predator...

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Executive producers: Gary West, Fergus Higginson, Keith Foster, Jimi Fletcher, Mark Drakes, Matt Cunnington, Christian Deas, Andy Elliott, Chris Hopkins

Associate producer: Chris Oakley

Visit www.patreon.com/BetamaxVideoClub for more information about bonus episodes, early access and more.

Don't forget to subscribe, rate and review the podcast on iTunes.

Licence To Kill

"This is where it ends, Commander"

The fifth and final Bond movie of the 80s is here, it's Timothy Dalton's revenge-fuelled Licence To Kill - an 80s movie about drugs and violence with added MI6.

My guest for this episode is the dapper Pete Brooker, co-host of the crucial From Tailors With Love podcast. The pod can be found on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

There will be a short break until the next episode while I try and catch up (work and babies have got in the way), but I'll be back soon with more of your favourite movies.

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Executive producers: Gary West, Fergus Higginson, Keith Foster, Jimi Fletcher, Mark Drakes, Matt Cunnington, Christian Deas, Andy Elliott.

Associate producer: Chris Oakley

Visit www.patreon.com/BetamaxVideoClub for more information about bonus episodes, early access and more.

Don't forget to subscribe, rate and review the podcast on iTunes.

The ‘Burbs

This is Walter!

Welcome back to The 'Burbs, where everything is not quite how it seems...

Joining me for a trip to Averageville USA is film writer/fan Jimi Fletcher, whose work can be found at Fletch Talks and VHS Revival. Randomly, this was recorded and edited before the recent trailer for the upcoming Tom Hanks movie about "Mr Rogers", so this featuring a clip of Mr Rogers is very random indeed.

There is a very slight "lo-fi" quality to my side of the record, owing to a dodgy back-up mic. Help me out by looking below...

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Executive producers: Gary West, Fergus Higginson, Keith Foster, Jimi Fletcher, Mark Drakes, Matt Cunnington, Christian Deas, Andy Elliott.

Associate producer: Chris Oakley

Visit www.patreon.com/BetamaxVideoClub for more information about bonus episodes, early access and more.

Don't forget to subscribe, rate and review the podcast on iTunes.

The Living Daylights

I’ve had a few optional extras installed...

Timothy Dalton picks up the Walther and goes back to the beginning (the books at least). The first of Dalton's fine pair of 007 movies sees Alice Dryden climb into my cello case as we hurtle down the slopes of a movie that seems to have aged better than most, via the KGB, Afghanistan and a-Ha.

One more Bond film left after this, but it's The 'Burbs next. In case you didn't see, there is an extended version of the A View To A Kill episode on Patreon.

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Executive producers: Gary West, Fergus Higginson, Keith Foster, Jimi Fletcher, Mark Drakes, Matt Cunnington, Christian Deas, Andy Elliott.

Associate producer: Chris Oakley

Visit www.patreon.com/BetamaxVideoClub for more information about bonus episodes, early access and more.

Don't forget to subscribe, rate and review the podcast on iTunes.

Steel Magnolias

MAGNOLIAS ASSEMBLE!

A change of pace for the pod as Gabriela (aka Noir_Or_Never) joins me to discuss a film about women, directed by a man and written by a different man. Plenty to discuss though, with a group of friends going through various life issues.

Gabriela also writes about films at Pale Writer, looking at numerous classic and horror movies.

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Executive producers: Gary West, Fergus Higginson, Keith Foster, Jimi Fletcher, Mark Drakes

Associate producer: Chris Oakley

Visit www.patreon.com/BetamaxVideoClub for more information about bonus episodes, early access and more.

A View To A Kill

"Intuitive improvisation is the secret of genius"

Don your finest Fila velour tracksuit jacket, pick up a woman half your age and climb up the Golden Gate Bridge to celebrate Roger Moore's final Bond film. Joining me up the Eiffel Tower is Marty MacKillop, one of the brains behind Thunderballs.org, the most comprehensive archive of James Bond photographs on the web.

This is a shorter version for general consumption - despite the length of this episode, this was cut right down from the full cut which is 50 minutes longer. The full cut will be available on the Betamax Patreon page from Monday 1st July - patrons at all tiers will get access to this.

James Bond (and the podcast) will return for The Living Daylights...

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Executive producers: Gary West, Fergus Higginson, Keith Foster, Jimi Fletcher, Mark Drakes

Associate producer: Chris Oakley

You can find out more by visiting https://www.patreon.com/BetamaxVideoClub

Beverly Hills Cop

Episode 50!

David Hartrick rejoins the Video Club to discuss one of our favourites - Beverly Hills Cop. Plenty of clips and nostalgia going on. Dave also talks about his Beyond The Touchline podcast at the end, expect a collaboration soon...

Thank you very much to everyone who has downloaded, shared and rated the podcast. Without any marketing, we rely on word of mouth to get about. I appreciate it so much. Here's to the next 50!

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Executive producers: Gary West, Fergus Higginson, Keith Foster, Jimi Fletcher, Mark Drakes

Associate producer: Chris Oakley

You can find out more about bonus episodes, early access to episodes and more by visiting https://www.patreon.com/BetamaxVideoClub.

Over The Top

"The world meets nobody halfway"

A truck driver arm-wrestles his way towards custody of his estranged son. It can only be the Cannon classic OVER THE TOP, the movie that Sylvester Stallone said no to so many times yet proved every man has a price by saying yes to $11m.

Joining me on the road to Las Vegas is Fergus Higginson, the man behind the hugely successful Manchester Classic Films, bringing movie greats (and Over The Top) to big screens in the Greater Manchester area. Follow at Facebook and Twitter.

At the time of publishing, the film is available in good quality on YouTube here. Go on, treat yourself.

Episode 50 is next... And Betamax is rolling into Beverly Hills...

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Executive producers: Gary West, Fergus Higginson, Keith Foster, Jimi Fletcher, Mark Drakes

Associate producer: Chris Oakley

You can find out more about credits, early access and bonus episodes at https://www.patreon.com/BetamaxVideoClub

Octopussy

THE WEST IS DECADENT!

Bond is back in 1983's Octopussy - the year that pitched Moore against Connery (Moore won of course) and a crazy plot involving clowns, Faberge eggs and the Soviet Union invading the west.

Back for refilling is Elizabeth Howlett, aka Bloggy Balboa. We do reference her previous appearance a few times (Cocktail), while Pierce Brosnan also returns. WARNING: CONTAINS PIERCE BROSNAN SINGING.

The episode photograph is a behind the scenes shot where Christopher Reeve visited the set of the circus scene. Reeve was filming Superman III at Pinewood Studios at the same time on the 007 stage.

Coming soon... A View To A Kill!

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Executive producers: Gary West, Fergus Higginson, Keith Foster.

Associate producer: Chris Oakley

You can find out more about bonus episodes, early access to future shows and more by visiting https://www.patreon.com/BetamaxVideoClub

Young Guns

REGULATORS!

For this 80s movie podcast, we travel back to the 1880s with some of the hottest young stars of the period. Emilio Estevez as Billy The Kid leads the Young Guns to avenge the death of their father figure.

Caution: There is a lot of gushing about Kiefer Sutherland.

My guest is Jan Bilton, regular pundit from the Sound Of Football podcast.

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Executive producers: Gary West, Fergus Higginson, Keith Foster

Associate producer: Chris Oakley

You can see your name here, along with access to bonus episodes, by going to https://www.patreon.com/BetamaxVideoClub

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