Flash Gordon

"Flash! Flash, I love you! But we only have fourteen hours to save the Earth!"

Here we are people, I did promise - the latest episode of Betamax has taken me a month to edit (so much for deadlines) but I hope you'll agree that it's worth it. Marty from Thunderballs.org crashes his rocket into my podcast and brings a bevy of Bond links, Queen chat, Timothy Dalton swooning and plenty more.

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Executive producers: Keith Foster, Jimi Fletcher, Mark Drakes, Matt Cunnington, Chris Hopkins, Omar Zambon, Ian Maddrell, Catrin Lowe, Mark Machin, Zoltan Vago, Simon Smith, Wayne McNally, Darren Hodgkins, Dan Wellington, Alex Heale, Philip Rothenberger, Alan Fewings, Tom Carr, James Kennedy, Simon Pegg, Jo Harrison, Anita Singh, Bobby Richmond

Associate producer: Chris Oakley

Visit www.patreon.com/BetamaxVideoClub for more information about bonus episodes, early access, discounted Betamax Video Club merchandise and more.

Three Men And A Baby

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

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.

Purple Rain

"This stage is no place for your personal shit, man!"

Another first-time watch for me, I'm joined by who else but Prince superfan Catrin Lowe to watch a movie made of equal parts amazing and ludicrous... Don't forget to purify yourself in a local lake after you've heard this. And if you know Darling Nikki's phone number, drop me a line.

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Executive producers: Keith Foster, Jimi Fletcher, Mark Drakes, Matt Cunnington, Chris Hopkins, Omar Zambon, Ian Maddrell, Catrin Lowe, Mark Machin, Zoltan Vago, Simon Smith, Wayne McNally, Darren Hodgkins, Dan Wellington, Alex Heale, Philip Rothenberger, Alan Fewings, Tom Carr, James Kennedy, Simon Pegg, Jo Harrison, Anita Singh, Doug Grant, Andrew Elliott, Bobby Richmond

Associate producer: Chris Oakley

Visit www.patreon.com/BetamaxVideoClub for more information about bonus episodes, early access, discounted Betamax Video Club merchandise and more.

Night Shift

"Pimps is an ugly word. We could call ourselves love brokers."

Welcome to the Night Shift, where Simon Smith and I will guide you through the finer points of working in a morgue, organising prostitution and hosting frat parties. At the same time...

For those who haven't seen it, here is a link to the movie on YouTube https://youtu.be/7kKzH0hczGo. I hadn't seen it before (recurring theme of recent episodes) and without spoiling it, I thought it was great.

Now can you tell me who sent him to Pimp Heaven?

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Executive producers: Keith Foster, Jimi Fletcher, Mark Drakes, Matt Cunnington, Chris Hopkins, Omar Zambon, Ian Maddrell, Catrin Lowe, Mark Machin, Zoltan Vago, Simon Smith, Wayne McNally, Darren Hodgkins, Dan Wellington, Alex Heale, Philip Rothenberger, Alan Fewings, Tom Carr, James Kennedy, Simon Pegg, Jo Harrison, Anita Singh, Doug Grant, Andrew Elliott, Bobby Richmond

Associate producer: Chris Oakley

Visit www.patreon.com/BetamaxVideoClub for more information about bonus episodes, early access, discounted Betamax Video Club merchandise and more.

North Sea Hijack

"I suppose you're one of those fellows who does the Times crossword puzzle in ten minutes?" "I have *never* taken ten minutes."

Welcome back for another Roger Moore love-in... This time he plays Rufus Excalibur ffolkes (two lower-case fs) in a role that some see as a polar opposite to his James Bond. Joining me as we seek to liberate Jennifer and Ruth from the waxy Norman Bates is Andrew Beasley (as mentioned, you can buy Andrew's book about Liverpool FC here)

As also discussed, the movie is available to watch in full on YouTube here... 

Rich

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Executive producers: Keith Foster, Jimi Fletcher, Mark Drakes, Matt Cunnington, Chris Hopkins, Omar Zambon, Ian Maddrell, Catrin Lowe, Mark Machin, Zoltan Vago, Simon Smith, Wayne McNally, Darren Hodgkins, Dan Wellington, Alex Heale, Philip Rothenberger, Alan Fewings, Tom Carr, James Kennedy, Simon Pegg, Jo Harrison, Anita Singh, Jason Clarkson, Doug Grant, Andrew Elliott

Associate producer: Chris Oakley

Visit www.patreon.com/BetamaxVideoClub for more information about bonus episodes, early access, discounted Betamax Video Club merchandise and more.

Better Off Dead

"Two dollars!"

No, not another Patreon plug, but if you've seen the movie, you know the score...

Joining me at the top of the mountain in Jonathan Foster, host of The Pod Charles Cinecast, the podcast of the incredible Prince Charles Cinema. We have a good old natter about cinemas, streaming, home video and the such.

Thank you.

Rich

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Executive producers: Keith Foster, Jimi Fletcher, Mark Drakes, Matt Cunnington, Chris Hopkins, Omar Zambon, Ian Maddrell, Catrin Lowe, Mark Machin, Zoltan Vago, Simon Smith, Wayne McNally, Darren Hodgkins, Dan Wellington, Alex Heale, Philip Rothenberger, Alan Fewings, Tom Carr, James Kennedy, Simon Pegg, Jo Harrison, Anita Singh, Jason Clarkson, Doug Grant

Associate producer: Chris Oakley

Visit www.patreon.com/BetamaxVideoClub for more information about bonus episodes, early access, discounted Betamax Video Club merchandise and more.

Labyrinth

"I ask for so little. Just fear me, love me, do as I say and I will be your slave."

Greetings Goblin Kings and Queens - join Deb Tracey and myself as we go into the Labyrinth in search of Bowie, Superman and Fraggle Rock. Usual Betamax fare of course. It's another first-time watch for me, as usual aim all abuse at the usual channels.

Please leave a five star review and subscribe to wherever you get your podcasts. Word of mouth is crucial for podcasts and every share, recommendation and like makes a huge difference.

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Executive producers: Keith Foster, Jimi Fletcher, Mark Drakes, Matt Cunnington, Chris Hopkins, Omar Zambon, Ian Maddrell, Catrin Lowe, Mark Machin, Zoltan Vago, Simon Smith, Wayne McNally, Darren Hodgkins, Dan Wellington, Alex Heale, Philip Rothenberger, Alan Fewings, Tom Carr, James Kennedy, Simon Pegg, Jo Harrison, Anita Singh, Jason Clarkson

Associate producer: Chris Oakley

Visit www.patreon.com/BetamaxVideoClub for more information about bonus episodes, early access, discounted Betamax Video Club merchandise and more.

Escape To Victory

"Where do I stand for a corner kick?"

One of the most keenly fought battles amongst my friends was who gets to be the guest on this episode - the winner was Adam Hurrey, the man behind Football Cliches (and podcast) and father of my youngest daughter's best friend, which in no way influenced the vote after a few beers at our local non-league ground (Worcester Park FC could quite easily have hosted the game to be honest).

Join us as we romp through the tale of how three World Cup winners, Michael Caine, Sylvester Stallone and the UEFA Cup winning Ipswich squad secured a gallant 4-4 draw away to THE NAZIS.

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Executive producers: Keith Foster, Jimi Fletcher, Mark Drakes, Matt Cunnington, Chris Hopkins, Omar Zambon, Ian Maddrell, Catrin Lowe, Mark Machin, Zoltan Vago, Simon Smith, Wayne McNally, Darren Hodgkins, Dan Wellington, Alex Heale, Philip Rothenberger, Alan Fewings, Tom Carr, James Kennedy, Simon Pegg, Jo Harrison, Anita Singh, Jason Clarkson

Associate producer: Chris Oakley

Visit www.patreon.com/BetamaxVideoClub for more information about bonus episodes, early access, discounted Betamax Video Club merchandise and more.

Santa Claus: The Movie

"A sequel! That's it! We'll bring it out on March 25, and we'll call it.... CHRISTMAS 2!!!!"

Well, it's a little early, but 2020 has been so utterly bereft of joy that Catrin and I are bringing you the final episode of the year out a few days early as we revisit the glorious McDonalds advert "Santa Claus The Movie". Brought to you by the makers of Superman, the director of Supergirl and the young ragamuffin who... did nothing else but play Joe in this film.

Hope you have the best Christmas possible with as many loved ones as you can safely spend time with.

See you in 2021, thanks for all the support.

(If you'd like to leave a Christmas present under the Betamax tree, a five star rating on iTunes would be delightful)

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Executive producers: Keith Foster, Jimi Fletcher, Mark Drakes, Matt Cunnington, Christian Deas, Chris Hopkins, Omar Zambon, Ian Maddrell, Catrin Lowe, Mark Machin, Zoltan Vago, Simon Smith, Wayne McNally, Darren Hodgkins, Dan Wellington, Alex Heale, Philip Rothenberger, Alan Fewings, Tom Carr, James Kennedy, Simon Pegg, Jo Harrison, Anita Singh, Jason Clarkson

Associate producer: Chris Oakley

Visit www.patreon.com/BetamaxVideoClub for more information about bonus episodes, early access, discounted Betamax Video Club merchandise and more.

Rambo III

"God would have mercy. He won't."

The John Rambo trilogy (movies ceased to exist in 1990 other than the bonus episodes I do on Patreon) and Simon Smith returns to rescue me from a Soviet prison camp in the middle of Podcastistan and we don't even get any Steven Berkoff to make it easier...

Don't forget to follow Betamax on all the usual social media channels, like, subscribe and tell your mates - word of mouth is even more vital than a blue light.

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Executive producers: Keith Foster, Jimi Fletcher, Mark Drakes, Matt Cunnington, Christian Deas, Chris Hopkins, Omar Zambon, Ian Maddrell, Catrin Lowe, Mark Machin, Zoltan Vago, Simon Smith, Wayne McNally, Darren Hodgkins, Dan Wellington, Alex Heale, Philip Rothenberger, Alan Fewings, Tom Carr, James Kennedy, Simon Pegg, Jo Harrison, Anita Singh, Jason Clarkson

Associate producer: Chris Oakley

Visit www.patreon.com/BetamaxVideoClub for more information about bonus episodes, early access, discounted Betamax Video Club merchandise and more.

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