Spaceballs

Ludicrous speed! GO!

Spaceballs the Movie is now available on Betamax from Mr Rental - joining me on the bridge of Spaceball 1 is Becky Lea, film writer and Spaceballs enthusiast.

Stay safe and buckle up (ah buckle this!)

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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, Ian Maddrell, Catrin Lowe, Mark Machin, Zoltan Vago, Simon Smith, Matt Lee, Laury Curran

Associate producer: Chris Oakley

Visit www.patreon.com/BetamaxVideoClub for more information about bonus episodes, early access and more, including this episode at ludicrous speed...

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Heartbreak Ridge

"You improvise, adapt, overcome"

Clint Eastwood makes his Betamax debut in the US Marine story where he plays a grumpy hero being mostly grumpy against young people, middle aged people and old people.

My guest for the episode was Simon Smith, former soldier and curator of a fine Twitter feed (lots of dogs) and provider of a wide range of aerial and audio-visual service at Ascent Aerials...

Apologies my side was slightly quiet, I had a stinking cold. Not coronavirus...

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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, Ian Maddrell, Catrin Lowe, Mark Machin, Zoltan Vago, Simon Smith, Matt Lee

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.

Grease 2

REPRODUCTION!

We go back to school again, prowlin' for podcast gold while being cool riders. Or something... Anyway, the Stephanie to my Michael this week is Em, host of the superb Verbal Diorama podcast, which you can listen to here.

Don't blame me if you end up humming along with the music... It's all on YouTube!

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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, Catrin Lowe, Mark Machin

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.

 

A Fish Called Wanda

ASSHOLE!

Recorded the day before the sad death of former Python Terry Jones, two of his alumni meet in a caper involving diamonds, stutters and Yorkshire Terriers.

My guest for this episode was the wonderful Catrin Lowe, who can be found on on Twitter and Instagram.

Coming next... Grease 2!

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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, Catrin Lowe, Mark Machin

Associate producer: Chris Oakley

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

The first bonus episode will be arriving for all patrons soon - THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER (1990, set in 1984)

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

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

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.

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.

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