The Fourth Protocol

"Acting head sunshine - and if you ask me, you're acting like a complete arsehole!"

Michael Caine and Pierce Brosnan finally make their full Betamax debuts in this tense Cold War thriller set in East Anglia.

One scene that was mentioned is on Twitter here (Michael Caine catching a train)

My guest for the episode is Jonathan Sothcott, movie producer and CEO of Shogun Films, and big fan of Caine (and Roger Moore). Jonathan is working on some fantastic British movie projects this year.

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Executive producers: Gary West, Fergus Higginson, Keith Foster, Jimi Fletcher, Mark Drakes, Matt Cunnington, Christian Deas, Andy Elliott, Chris Hopkins, Omar Zambon, Laury Curran, Ian Maddrell

Associate producer: Chris Oakley

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

Superman III

"I ask you to kill Superman, and you're telling me you couldn't even do that one, simple thing."

One of my favourite movies as a kid gets the Betamax treatment - Superman III! Flawed but still wonderful, mainly for the three performances of Christopher Reeve, I'm joined by author Mark O'Connell on this journey through time, space and Guildford.

Mark's book Watching Skies is referenced throughout, while his other book Catching Bullets will be of particular interest to James Bond fans.

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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.

I'm so sorry.

Shamelessly released to coincide with the release of Star Wars Episode IX, I bring you the two Ewok movies: Caravan Of Courage (1984) and Battle For Endor (1985).

Joining me on these adventures is Matt Spaiser, the man behind The Suits Of James Bond website and co-host of the From Tailors With Love podcast.

Thank you for all your support in 2019! Betamax will be back in January with Superman III...

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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.

The Tall Guy

Take a deep breath, prepare for the worst...

The long awaited episode on Elephant The Musical, I mean the Richard Curtis-penned, Mel Smith-directed The Tall Guy lands for the Betamax treatment. Joining me for the pod was film writer and lecturer Ellen Cheshire, who worked in London's theatreland at the time so provides an interesting view...

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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.

Predator

Knock knock!

One of the greatest movies of all time makes it's way to the podcast, the ultimate action/sci-fi/slasher hybrid with Schwarzenegger, Weathers, Ventura, Duke and a woman. Oh, and a little bit of Jean-Claude Van Damme.

Stephen Graham (Masters Of The Universe, Scrooged) returns for his hat-trick appearance. Since his last visit, he has started his own podcast called Faces Of Fascism, a fascinating look at that period in history.

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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.

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.

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