0046. For Your Eyes Only

My name is Video Club. Betamax Video Club!

This is the first of five episodes covering the official Bond movies of the 1980s. My guest is Chris Oakley for his third appearance, as we discuss growing up near the scene of the opening helicopter sequence, my daughter's Godmother climbing the same mountain at the end, and various jokes about buying ice cream for teenage girls.

I did take a decision to change the number one song part at the end, this was recorded at the same time of *that* Michael Jackson documentary and well... Didn't fancy it.



Executive producers: Gary West, Fergus Higginson, Keith Foster

Associate producer: Chris Oakley

Find out how to get your name here by visiting https://www.patreon.com/BetamaxVideoClub

45. Weird Science

What would you little maniacs like to do first?

Another episode, another John Hughes movie. This time it's Weird Science, where two virgins make a gorgeous woman on a computer. Or Saturday night for a lot of computer clubs up and down the land.

Having survived The Shining, Kamilla Hannibal returns to discuss how the film was surprisingly modern in some ways, and really quite cringeworthy in others... Plus an early appearance of Robert Downey Jr as "Douchebag".

Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast app of choice!


Executive producers: Gary West, Fergus Higginson, Keith Foster

Associate producer: Chris Oakley

You can see how to get your name here, along with bonus episodes (soon) at https://www.patreon.com/BetamaxVideoClub

That's enough!

A rare horror film pops up on the podcast, and another I've never seen before. Like Blade Runner, this was hugely enjoyable.

Joining me to backpack through the moors was author and film writer Chris Watt as we forget to stick to the roads. You can buy Chris's latest book Peer Pressure on Amazon here.

Coming next on the podcast - WEIRD SCIENCE.


Executive producers: Gary West, Fergus Higginson, Keith Foster

Associate producer: Chris Oakley

You can find out more about producer credits, as well as early access and bonus episodes by clicking on https://www.patreon.com/BetamaxVideoClub


43. Airplane!

Trying to podcast about one of the funniest movies of all time is a difficult job. For this task, I was joined by Graham Sibley, host of the essential Sound Of Football, to navigate through this tricky flight.

We spend quite a bit of time discussing the springboard for Airplane!, the 1957 movie Zero Hour!, that was almost identical in every way - except it wasn't very funny...

The full movie is available on YouTube here - be warned it has been cropped, presumably to avoid being pulled.

Graham is also a regular on the OddJob and Whom Pods Destroy podcasts about James Bond and Star Trek respectively.

Now pay attention - Speaking of 007, episodes for each of the five official 80s Bond films will be appearing on Betamax from May 2019...


Executive producers: Gary West, Fergus Higginson, Keith Foster

Associate producer: Chris Oakley

For more information on bonus episodes of the podcast, early access to future episodes and more, please visit www.patreon.com/BetamaxVideoClub.

42. Blade Runner


This is the final cut of Blade Runner, Betamax style. At the second attempt, here it is. I hadn't seen any version of Blade Runner until last year. We discuss the various cuts of the film and how wildly different they are, along with the recent sequel.

My guest is Richard Johnson of The Football Attic, returning for the first time since episode one, for another 80s film that's not set in the 80s.

Apologies if my voice gets a bit croaky, I was full of cold.


Executive producers: Gary West, Fergus Higginson

Associate producer: Chris Oakley

Find out more about credits, early access and bonus episodes over at www.patreon.com/BetamaxVideoClub

Roll out!

My guest for episode 41 was Paul Abbott, host of the Hark! The 87th Precinct Podcast, to discuss the film that made a million kids cry about some old toys being phased out for some new ones, before the old ones coming back anyway.

The Orson Wells wine advert that was used is from this Youtube clip here https://youtu.be/Fs5YwFONswQ 

Paul will return in the future for UHF...


Executive producers: Gary West and Fergus Higginson

Associate producer: Chris Oakley

You can contribute to the running of the page, get early access to episodes, and listen to bonus podcasts by clicking on https://www.patreon.com/BetamaxVideoClub


40. Three Men And A Baby


Steve Guttenberg makes his long overdue Betamax debut in the Leonard Nimoy-directed opus Three Men And A Baby. Guttenberg is joined by Tom Selleck and Ted Danson as three New York bachelors who become guardians of a baby left on their doorstep.

There is also a plot about heroin dealers which I really didn't notice when I was a kid...

Joining me to judge everyone involved is Jenny Morrill, the brain behind the World of Crap website and regular Bungle enthusiast over at the Den Of Geek.

Jenny's book Crap Holiday (discussed on the pod) is available on Amazon here.

Executive producer: Gary West

Associate producer: Chris Oakley

You can get early access to episodes, credit on future episodes and more at www.patreon.com/betamaxvideoclub


39. Cocktail

This week sees the Betamax debut of Thomas Cruise Mapother IV in the Razzie-award winning "Cocktail". A sordid tale of sex, death and TGI Fridays.

Joining me to share a Red Eye in Hysteria is Elizabeth Howlett, whose blog is the wonderfully-named Bloggy Balboa.

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Executive producer: Gary West

Associate producer: Chris Oakley

You can support the podcast by clicking on https://www.patreon.com/BetamaxVideoClub

38. Trading Places

Merry New Year!

The final pod of 2018 brings the nature vs nurture masterpiece Trading Places, another festive special.

Returning to be the Louis to my Billy Ray is Emma Burnell, star of the When Harry Met Sally episode. Emma is usually found over at the Zeitgeist Tapes podcast.

Don't forget to subscribe, rate and review the show. I'll be back in the New Year with new episodes and new guests!

37. Scrooged

Bah humbug, we're back for another Christmas episode! This time it's Bill Murray in Scrooged, an adaptation of A Christmas Carol.

Returning to guest is Stephen Graham, fresh from his appearance on Masters Of The Universe. Stephen will return sometime in 2019. There is at least mention of Pigboy...

Don't forget to subscribe and review, spread that Christmas cheer! The final festive episode of 2018 will be Trading Places.

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