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Re: TV on DVD What are you watching now?
« Reply #570 on: August 12, 2018, 05:40:41 PM »
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« Reply #571 on: August 12, 2018, 08:42:02 PM »




Whoops Apocalypse, 1982 - BBC show in 6 episodes that tells the last days of the Russian/American cold war before nuclear conflict breaks out.  Told from both sides.


Every character in this little farce is an over-the-top interpretation of a familiar archetype in politics and world news.  As outrageous as "The Bed Sitting Room" and, in its own way, as ominous as "Dr. Strangelove". 

The English writers/performers impressions of American leaders are hilarious in their awful execution but dead cold sobering in their intent.  So funny to hear a proper English actor trying to mispronounce nuclear as "nucular" and failing to pull it off.  So discomforting to come face to face with how non-Americans see us.

Sketch grade acting, plays a bit like a Rocky & Bullwinkle adventure.  If you look past the nuttiness, there is something going on in here.

NOT for everyone.  But, I have come to love it.


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The Network 2-disc PAL DVD version of this offers the 6-episode version as originally broadcast, and a 1986 re-edited continuous movie version.  Extras:  pdf versions of both entire scripts, 150 page pdf analysis of the show and pdf press releases.
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Re: TV on DVD What are you watching now?
« Reply #572 on: August 13, 2018, 05:57:51 PM »
The Invaders. I spotted the set in Walmart last week and picked it up. The entire 43 episode series for $30.00! I loved the show as a kid, but couldn't remember too much about it.  I've watched 5 or 6 episodes so far and it's an excellent show.

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Re: TV on DVD What are you watching now?
« Reply #573 on: August 17, 2018, 09:20:16 PM »
I've been watching a few episodes of a Horror anthology series from 1973 called Circle Of Fear. So far I've watched...

Legion Of Demons

Death's Head

Dark Vengeance

Good actors, big names on the production and development side- William Castle, Richard Matheson, Seeleg Lester, Jimmy Sangster...BUT, so far it's been very ho hum. The plots are very shallow and ill conceived, the special effects seem subpar for TV of the '70s, and there seems to be a lot of padding and repetition to the proceedings. I really wanted to like this show because of so much good material coming out of the early '70s for film and TV. So far it's been disappointing. I'll watch a few more eps over time but I don't have high expectations by any means. Anyone else have an opinion of this show they'd like to share?
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Re: TV on DVD What are you watching now?
« Reply #574 on: August 17, 2018, 09:26:24 PM »
I've been watching a few episodes of a Horror anthology series from 1973 called Circle Of Fear. ...,  ... Anyone else have an opinion of this show they'd like to share?


Here was my earlier post on this series:

http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=21624.525

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Re: TV on DVD What are you watching now?
« Reply #575 on: August 17, 2018, 10:20:43 PM »
Here was my earlier post on this series:

http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=21624.525

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Looks like I need to check out the first 13 eps when it was "Ghost Story" proper. The ones I watched just seemed slapdash from a storytelling perspective. Thanks.
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Re: TV on DVD What are you watching now?
« Reply #576 on: August 18, 2018, 08:11:14 PM »
Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea (3rd Season)-

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Reminds me of the Teenage Werewolf. DD should plug this guy into a future Werewolf wave.
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Re: TV on DVD What are you watching now?
« Reply #577 on: August 24, 2018, 08:20:16 PM »
The Tick (2001)



I find this series hilarious. Just wish it had run longer.

I haven't yet tried the new series. The trailer for it looked dismal, but people are saying that the show is much better than it looks from the trailer.

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« Reply #578 on: August 24, 2018, 11:34:05 PM »
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Re: TV on DVD What are you watching now?
« Reply #579 on: August 26, 2018, 02:52:52 PM »
Finally got around to watching the 1st episode of Ghost Story (1972)- The New House.

This was written by Richard Matheson and directed by John Moxey. Very enjoyable and good quality show. I posted earlier that I found the writing and direction on some of the later episodes (after it became Circle Of Fear) to be a bit subpar, but this first episode I found to appeal to me much more. Sebastian Cabot as host Winston Essex was a nice touch. Maybe the feel of the Ghost Story episodes just suit me better personally, or maybe the writing/direction was of better quality early on. I like the Ghost Story opening better than the later Circle Of Fear opening for sure. This show must have played opposite other programming that my family usually watched because I never saw it back in the '70s. The episodes are on You Tube and I look forward to seeing the others, especially the early ones with Cabot under the Ghost Story title.

I didn't see the TV eps back in the day but I did get this tie-in record album from 1972:



It's always been a fave, especially around Halloween time. Back in 1984 I made a cassette tape of this album, Monster Rally, and some other monster LPs. I still listen to that tape in October every year (amazing that it still works!). I still have my original Ghost Story album in my collection. The album is posted on You Tube for anyone interested. Check it out, it's weird-cool.

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Re: TV on DVD What are you watching now?
« Reply #580 on: August 26, 2018, 04:20:05 PM »
Finally got around to watching the 1st episode of Ghost Story (1972)- The New House.

This was written by Richard Matheson and directed by John Moxey. Very enjoyable and good quality show. I posted earlier that I found the writing and direction on some of the later episodes (after it became Circle Of Fear) to be a bit subpar, but this first episode I found to appeal to me much more. Ö 

Too bad the producers/sponsors/whoever didn't stick with it long enough for the program to mature and find its audience.  It might have become much more than it did.  I think it had promise.
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Re: TV on DVD What are you watching now?
« Reply #581 on: August 26, 2018, 05:57:25 PM »
The first episode of Ghost Story was outstanding; it is a shame that the subsequent episodes never rose to that level (but I always did like Sebastian Cabot's openings).
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Re: TV on DVD What are you watching now?
« Reply #582 on: August 29, 2018, 10:39:26 PM »
more Ghost Story (1972)-

ep. 2- The Dead We Leave Behind      Really creepy...very ECish! (7.5/10)

ep. 3- The Concrete Captain      Good, but drags a little. (6/10)

ep. 4- At The Cradle Foot      Meg Foster's eyes bring this one up a notch.  ;) (6/10)

ep. 5- Bad Connection      Very cool ending. Stay with it through the repetitive phone calls. (7/10)
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Re: TV on DVD What are you watching now?
« Reply #583 on: September 02, 2018, 09:09:34 AM »
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Re: TV on DVD What are you watching now?
« Reply #584 on: September 02, 2018, 09:18:29 PM »

Threads, 1984 - Sheffield, England survives a nuclear first strike, only to suffer through the aftermath.

The BBC's answer to U.S. TV's "The Day After".  Offers many of the same predicaments, but it what is often a more gritty way.

Looks absolutely great on the new Blu-Ray disc.  The dialogue is somewhat clearer and the early minutes of the Sheffield accent is easier to understand.  If you still find it hard at first, there are subtitles.

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