Aliens

"Get away from her, you bitch!"

Returning after a 57 year absence, Simon Pegg joins me on LV-426 to talk about one of the most bold and exciting sequels to a very different masterpiece... 

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Executive producers: Gary West, Keith Foster, Jimi Fletcher, Mark Drakes, Matt Cunnington, Christian Deas, Chris Hopkins, Omar Zambon, Ian Maddrell, Catrin Lowe, Mark Machin, Zoltan Vago, Simon Smith, Laury Curran, Wayne McNally, Darren Hodgkins, Dan Wellington, Alex Heale, Philip Rothenberger, Alan Fewings, Peter Climie, Tom Carr, James Kennedy, Simon Pegg

Associate producer: Chris Oakley

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Moonstruck

"In time you'll drop dead and I'll come to your funeral in a red dress!"

Welcome back for a rare Oscar winning movie (three gongs) and a long overdue return for the fabulous Catrin Lowe. Again, I'd never seen the movie beforehand... But, Cher, Nicolas Cage, Frasier's dad, what more could you ask for?

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Executive producers: Gary West, Keith Foster, Jimi Fletcher, Mark Drakes, Matt Cunnington, Christian Deas, Chris Hopkins, Omar Zambon, Ian Maddrell, Catrin Lowe, Mark Machin, Zoltan Vago, Simon Smith, Laury Curran, Wayne McNally, Darren Hodgkins, Dan Wellington, Alex Heale, Philip Rothenberger, Alan Fewings, Peter Climie, Tom Carr, James Kennedy

Associate producer: Chris Oakley

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Real Genius

"I was thinking of the immortal words of Socrates, who said, "... I drank what?"

 

Welcome back to campus as I'm joined by the author Jenny Colgan as we explore science, nerd culture and Val Kilmer... We talk about the film and then move onto a bit about how we consume movies (and music) these days, sounding very old at why people don't make mixtapes anymore.

 

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Executive producers: Gary West, Fergus Higginson, Keith Foster, Jimi Fletcher, Mark Drakes, Matt Cunnington, Christian Deas, Chris Hopkins, Omar Zambon, Ian Maddrell, Catrin Lowe, Mark Machin, Zoltan Vago, Simon Smith, Laury Curran, Wayne McNally, Darren Hodgkins, Dan Wellington, Alex Heale, Philip Rothenberger, Alan Fewings

Associate producer: Chris Oakley

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Robocop

"I'd buy that for a dollar!"

One of my favourite movies gets the Betamax treatment for the special 75th episode, with this delicious tale of corporate greed, graphic cop murder and cyborg technology.

Joining me in the executive bathroom of OCP is author James Montague, fresh from his appearance on The Running Man episode to talk about his new book 1312: Among The Ultras

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Executive producers: Gary West, Fergus Higginson, Keith Foster, Jimi Fletcher, Mark Drakes, Matt Cunnington, Christian Deas, Chris Hopkins, Omar Zambon, Ian Maddrell, Catrin Lowe, Mark Machin, Zoltan Vago, Simon Smith, Laury Curran, Wayne McNally, Darren Hodgkins, Dan Wellington, Alex Heale, Philip Rothenberger, Alan Fewings

Associate producer: Chris Oakley

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

"Are you a lesbian?"

 

Apologies for the slight delay with this. Time to explore what the New York Times called "That Madonna Movie"... Joining me to seek Susan is Absolute Radio royalty Claire Sturgess, returning to talk about dancing with Terence Trent D'arby, New York City and amnesia.

 

Coming soon, a bevy of 80s classics - Robocop, Real Genius and Moonstruck...

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Executive producers: Gary West, Fergus Higginson, Keith Foster, Jimi Fletcher, Mark Drakes, Matt Cunnington, Christian Deas, Chris Hopkins, Omar Zambon, Ian Maddrell, Catrin Lowe, Mark Machin, Zoltan Vago, Simon Smith, Laury Curran, Wayne McNally, Darren Hodgkins, Dan Wellington, Alex Heale, Philip Rothenberger, Alan Fewings

 

Associate producer: Chris Oakley

 

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U.H.F.

"Hey kids! Where y'wanna go?"

Weird Al Yankovich makes his first, and let's be honest, probably only Betamax appearance with an amusing movie about cable TV, which these days could quite easily be about podcasts or YouTubing.

Making a re-run appearance is Paul Abbott, host of the Hark! The 87th Precinct podcast (previously on the Transformers episode last year).

Coming next - Desperately Seeking Susan...

Rich

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Executive producers: Gary West, Fergus Higginson, Keith Foster, Jimi Fletcher, Mark Drakes, Matt Cunnington, Christian Deas, Chris Hopkins, Omar Zambon, Ian Maddrell, Catrin Lowe, Mark Machin, Zoltan Vago, Simon Smith, Laury Curran, Wayne McNally, Darren Hodgkins, Dan Wellington, Alex Heale, Philip Rothenberger, Alan Fewings

Associate producer: Chris Oakley

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

"Nothing shocks me. I'm a scientist"

After the recent arrival on Betamax of Indiana Jones in Raiders, we now have the sequel/prequel, 1984's Temple Of Doom. Joining me for monkey brains is writer and comedian Chris Stokes, an alumni of the Mystery On The Rox podcast.

Coming soon - UHF and Desperately Seeking Susan...

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Executive producers: Gary West, Fergus Higginson, Keith Foster, Jimi Fletcher, Mark Drakes, Matt Cunnington, Christian Deas, Chris Hopkins, Omar Zambon, Ian Maddrell, Catrin Lowe, Mark Machin, Zoltan Vago, Simon Smith, Laury Curran, Wayne McNally, Darren Hodgkins, Dan Wellington, Alex Heale, Philip Rothenberger, Alan Fewings

Associate producer: Chris Oakley

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

9 To 5

"You're a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot."

Another first-time watch for me, as I'm lassoed into watching the very funny and prescient comedy with the Oscar-nominated theme song you all know.

Joining me in the office is the returning Anna Cale, with an update on her forthcoming book.

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Executive producers: Gary West, Fergus Higginson, Keith Foster, Jimi Fletcher, Mark Drakes, Matt Cunnington, Christian Deas, Chris Hopkins, Omar Zambon, Ian Maddrell, Catrin Lowe, Mark Machin, Zoltan Vago, Simon Smith, Laury Curran, Wayne McNally, Darren Hodgkins, Dan Wellington, Alex Heale, Philip Rothenberger, Alan Fewings

Associate producer: Chris Oakley

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

The Thing

"Entire world population infected 27,000 hours from first contact"

More escapism for you here as we explore Kurt Russell's Betamax debut in the ultimate sci-fi/horror set in Antarctica - John Carpenter's The Thing.

Joining me in a Norwegian helicopter to chase a dog through snow is the host of the only Doctor Who podcast I listen to (I've never watched Doctor Who) "Trial Of A Timelord".

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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, Wayne McNally, Darren Hodgkins, Dan Wellington, Alex Heale, Adam Blake

Associate producer: Chris Oakley

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

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

" I see you are no stranger to pain."

After the dramatic and often moving study of PTSD in First Blood, Sylvester Stallone returns in the ultimate anti-sequel - a coked-up orgy of violence, MAGA patriotism and explosions in the glorious Rambo: First Blood Part II.

Joining me in the jungle in his own sequel is Simon Smith, CCTV installer extraordinaire and a former soldier himself.

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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, Wayne McNally, Darren Hodgkins, Dan Wellington, Alex Heale, Adam Blake

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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