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Entries Tagged as 'DVD'

Machete happens

May 4th, 2014 · Comments Off · Life

This evening I watched the film Machete Kills on DVD. What a strange film. I can see why it got so many bad reviews, but I’m not sure they are all entirely deserved because in many ways it is supposed to be bad isn’t it? It is either a pastiche of grindcore films, an homage […]

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Eight Psychopaths

August 7th, 2013 · Comments Off · Life, Music

A good day yesterday. The postman delivered an eagerly-awaited package containing the DVD of Seven Psychopaths, and the CD boxset of Doctor Feelgood (1974-77 the Wilko years). Now I know that Wilko is not a psychopath, but back in the early 70′s his performances certainly gave a good impression of one. Good enough to justify […]

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Time travel trouble trumped

August 2nd, 2012 · 1 Comment · Life

Well I watched the sequel to Les Visiteurs tonight. It looks like the filmmakers also spotted the plot hole I wrote about yesterday and used it as the basis for a second film: Les Couloirs du Temps: Les Visiteurs II. Snappy title eh? I’ll put a break here in case anybody doesn’t want spoilers.

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Alerte générale!

July 30th, 2012 · Comments Off · Life

The fourth Taxi film (T4XI) came out 5 years ago but I have only just seen it. I thought the first film was brilliant and only recently re-watched all of the first three films but I had been put off seeing the fourth one. A large part of the hesitatance was that Taxi 2 was […]

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The name’s Bond. James Bond

January 18th, 2012 · Comments Off · Life

I have been on a bit of a DVD binge recently, and over the last week or so have watched all the Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig Bond films. I wasn’t in the mood for anything too challenging and just wanted to be entertained. It has been a while since I watched some […]

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Yes live at Montreux

January 16th, 2012 · Comments Off · Music

This afternoon I watched the Yes Live at Montreux DVD, to remind myself why I like them after watching the 9012Live DVD the other day. After watching the 1985 concert I was left wondering why I had been listening to the band for nearly 35 years and still lappingup new releases. Afterf watching the 2003 […]

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9012Live

January 14th, 2012 · Comments Off · Music

This evening I decided, on a whim, to watch the DVD of 9012Live, the film of a yes concert in 1985, directed by Steven Soderbergh. I have had the DVD for quite a while but can’t remember watching it before, though I’m sure I must have done. It is possible I only watched a bit […]

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Tokyo Gore Police

January 8th, 2012 · Comments Off · Life

Sometimes a film comes along where just the title makes you think that at least it won’t be boring. Many of these are Japanese and one of them is Tokyo Gore Police. How’s this for a summary? From the people who gave you The Machine Girl comes the even crazier Tokyo Gore Police! The makeup […]

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Cowboys and Zombies

November 13th, 2011 · Comments Off · Life

Zombie films seem to be like zombies themselves. No matter how many you deal with there are always more poping up all over the place. Today I watched Cowboys and Zombies, which has been knocking around the house for a few weeks but which I kept putting off watching because it didn’t look like it […]

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Dirty Harry completion

November 9th, 2011 · Comments Off · Life

I watched the last two Dirty Harry films this evening, while Jayne was up at the hospital visiting Frankie. A few good set pieces. I had forgotten all about the Bullitt homage car chase with the radio-controlled car in The Dead Pool, Harry with his BFG in Sudden Impact and the boardwalk shootout. Really it […]

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