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

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.

JAMES BOND WILL RETURN IN OCTOPUSSY....

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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

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!

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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.

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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

 

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...

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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.

Blade Runner

LOS ANGELES - NOVEMBER 2019

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.

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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

Transformers The Movie

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...

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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

 

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