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Re: The last DVD's you bought...

Postby The late Mrs Steptoe » Mon Jan 26, 2015 12:30 am

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"OK.....'Acme eye chart Company'. :roll:

That rings a bell, somehow! :lol:

You’re thinking of an ear doctor mate. :wink:
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Oh, I had a hunch it was... :lol:
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Re: The last DVD's you bought...

Postby Dirty Old Yank » Thu Jan 29, 2015 4:23 pm

The late Mrs Steptoe wrote:...Oh, I had a hunch it was...:lol:

.....What hump? :shock:
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Re: The last DVD's you bought...

Postby Ilovesteptoe » Sat Feb 07, 2015 5:32 pm

Just got Ronnie Barker's "Seven of One" dvd which features all his pilot tv series made in 1973.

DVD features 7 episodes including the pilot of the classic Open All Hours (made into series), My old Man ( about a crusty old man forced from his home by the council to live with his daughter, and later made later into series with Clive Dunn), Prisoner & Escort ( brilliant pilot of wouldbe classic Porridge series), Spanners Eleven ( featured a hotdog seller/part time coach of a northern English fictional football team, and never made into a series sadly), Another Fine Mess ( Features Ronnie Barker & Roy Castle as wouldbe Laurel & Hardy impersonators, also never made into a series) and I'll fly you a quid ( about a charismatic gambling Welshman , made into the series Magnificent Evans), and finally One Man's Meat ( featuring Barker as suffering husband who put on a strict starvation diet by his wife). :)
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Re: The last DVD's you bought...

Postby Dirty Old Yank » Thu Aug 06, 2015 7:06 pm

Bill Bailey’s “Qualmpeddler” (2013), “Cosmic Jam” (1996) and “Bewilderness” (2001).
2 quid for the lot, you can’t do better than that :o.
Heartily encourage everyone to see “Qualmpeddler”, one of the best and most important stand-up performances I’ve ever seen, which is no mean feat. Absolutely first rate, right up there with “The Lenny Bruce Performance Film” (1965), Bobcat Goldthwait’s “Share the Warmth” (1986) and George Carlin’s “Life Is Worth Losing” (2005).
With Qualmpeddler Bill seems to be taking a slightly more aggressive tack to encourage critical thinking, and for that we’re all grateful. He’ll be touring his new show “Limboland” soon, definitely something to watch for :D.
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Re: The last DVD's you bought...

Postby Dirty Old Yank » Wed Nov 11, 2015 11:31 am

“Beast Wishes: The Fantastic World of Bob and Kathy Burns” (2012).
If you enjoy fantasy/sci-fi/horror movies, this documentary is key! If cynicism defines “hollywood” (and all too frequently it does) then Bob and Kathy accidentally defy that cynicism with an admirable innocence. And a basement. And a lot of friends. Since the passing of Forrest J. Ackerman, he was beloved worldwide...Bob & Kathy have become curators of what is now arguably the most important collection of movie props in the world.
Very highly recommended :o.
Found some really good movies at the 99¢ shop too, the best of which were “The Good Heart” (2009), “Yonkers Joe” (2008) and “World’s Greatest Dad” (2009), all recommended. Bobcat Goldthwait’s directors commentary for World’s Greatest Dad is hilarious, but of course this was before Robin Williams committed suicide, a terrible irony.
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Re: The last DVD's you bought...

Postby Ilovesteptoe » Sun Nov 22, 2015 11:08 am

Just bought on blu ray the limited edition & remastered Doctor Terror House of Horrors. Looking forward to seeing it in glorious HD. 8)
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Re: The last DVD's you bought...

Postby Dirty Old Yank » Tue Dec 01, 2015 4:07 pm

Ilovesteptoe wrote:Just bought on blu ray the limited edition & remastered Doctor Terror House of Horrors. Looking forward to seeing it in glorious HD. 8)

Amicus’ first portmanteau, haven’t seen it since I was a kid :). Peter Cushing wielding a Rider deck and that handsome beard he also sported in Hammer’s “She” the same year. Christopher Lee played "Rasputin the Mad Monk" the following year (1965)...not the sort of movies pogonophobes are likely to enjoy :roll:.
I know you’re an Amicus fan ILS so I’ll suggest this documentary once more:
Derek Pykett’s “Amicus House Of Horrors” (2012 / 190 min).
2 discs, including 2 key full length interviews with Peter Cushing (an additional 85 min) and a lot of laughs. One of many admirable features of Pykett’s documentary is he didn't hesitate to giggle with the frequently hilarious reminiscences of Amicus cast & crew he interviewed, who respected him as well.
Heartily recommended :o.
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Re: The last DVD's you bought...

Postby Uncle Nobby » Thu Dec 03, 2015 1:30 pm

The last DVD I bought and watched was Two in Clover starring Sidney James and Victor Spinetti as two londoners tired of the Rat race who buy a Farm and work it.

Very good it was.
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Re: The last DVD's you bought...

Postby Ilovesteptoe » Wed Dec 30, 2015 2:49 pm

Went crazy this Christmas. Bought the complete Allo Allo series, complete Are You Being Served inc spin-off Grace and Favour, You Rang Me lord series, Aint Half Hot Mum series, Invaders the Series (60s show) , Complete Adams Family TV series, Tremors the Series, War of the World TV Series, Birds of a Feather series, BFI Into the Unknown series, Hi De Hi complete series, Bread complete series, Thunderbirds complete series, Carry On Screaming blu ray dvd.... plus many more. 8)
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Re: The last DVD's you bought...

Postby bob » Thu Dec 31, 2015 1:32 pm

By the time you have watched all of those it will be Christmas 2016 !!!
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Re: The last DVD's you bought...

Postby Ilovesteptoe » Fri Jan 01, 2016 12:22 pm

bob wrote:By the time you have watched all of those it will be Christmas 2016 !!!


Yeah, know what you mean Bob lol. :D
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Re: The last DVD's you bought...

Postby Dirty Old Yank » Mon Jan 18, 2016 2:19 pm

Found 3 good ‘uns at a charity shop recently, 50p apiece, can't beat that :o.
Scorsese’s "Gangs of New York” (2003). Despite some risible omissions/distortions (the inevitable result of corporate ‘hollywood’ financing, in this case Disney), an important film and a piece of history conspicuously not taught in schools. Still, I long for the days when Marty was making low budget pictures on the fly like “After Hours” (1985), chances are he does too.

Devil's Playground” (2001). An evenhanded documentary about the Amish and rumspringa; the ‘choice’ Amish youths are ‘permitted’ when they reach 16 years of age.
Following more or less the same tack, this one might be available only on VHS but is well worth looking for:
“Apprentice to Murder” (1988) starring Donald Sutherland, based on the true Pennsylvania ‘Pow Wow murder.'
A first rate picture, independent film making at its very best.
The book published in 1820 and featured in the film is fascinating, public domain you can read free here:
http://sacred-texts.com/ame/pow/index.htm

L.A. Confidential” (1997). What most folks don’t know and was avoided on the DVD by author Jim Ellroy and everyone else, is that the ‘Night Owl’ slaughter scene was based on another true case: the Bob’s Big Boy massacre.
Accidentally stumbling across those 3 DVD's in a charity shop as history repeats itself, as corruption and intolerance are again on the rise, is startlingly poignant. One might even describe it as Carl Jung would have...
...syncronicity.
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Re: The last DVD's you bought...

Postby Uncle Nobby » Fri Feb 12, 2016 12:14 pm

I bought Rattle of a Simple Man starring Harry H. Corbett which was okay and I also bought All the Way Up starring Warren Mitchell which was better.
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Re: The last DVD's you bought...

Postby Ilovesteptoe » Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:50 pm

Just bought The Dark Room series with James Coburn on R1 DVD from the states. Very good indeed. 8)
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Re: The last DVD's you bought...

Postby Dirty Old Yank » Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:31 pm

There’s been many more charity shop finds recently.....some good, others dreadful.
But of them all, my favorite has become “Nuns On the Run” (1990) :D.
Yes, the film might've benefited from some script development and a bigger budget, but it wasn’t all that bad!
Many brilliant moments and Doris Hare (of "On the Buses") is hilarious as the grumpy old Nun 8).
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