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Re: TV on DVD What are you watching now?
« Reply #615 on: March 17, 2019, 11:15:22 AM »
Having recently picked up several Kolchak comics from the Moonstone series, I started a Kolchak binge last night. I watched the first two movies (Stalker and Strangler) and enjoyed seeing them again. The Dan Curtis interviews on the disc  were entertaining too. Iíll dive into the TV series next week. Has anyone read the original novelization and is it worth pursuing?
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Re: TV on DVD What are you watching now?
« Reply #616 on: March 18, 2019, 07:21:46 AM »
Plowing through these wrestling dvds. Last few nights watched Wrestlemania 5, Summer Slam 88, and Survivor Series 88.

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Re: TV on DVD What are you watching now?
« Reply #617 on: March 18, 2019, 10:20:33 AM »
Having recently picked up several Kolchak comics from the Moonstone series, I started a Kolchak binge last night. I watched the first two movies (Stalker and Strangler) and enjoyed seeing them again. The Dan Curtis interviews on the disc  were entertaining too. Iíll dive into the TV series next week. Has anyone read the original novelization and is it worth pursuing?
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As a long-time Kolchak fan, I really enjoyed Rice's original novel and his novelization of Strangler.  Kindle versions of each are only $4.99.
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Re: TV on DVD What are you watching now?
« Reply #618 on: May 03, 2019, 06:28:45 PM »
Return to the Planet of the Apes-1975
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Re: TV on DVD What are you watching now?
« Reply #619 on: June 06, 2019, 04:01:42 PM »
Quatermass and the Pit, 1958 - Scientists are called in to identify a large, hollow object unearthed by construction crews excavating for a new extension to the London Subway.

Andrť Morell, Cec Linder, Anthony Bushell, John Stratton and Christine Finn.


What is first thought to be an unexploded German Bomb, is discovered to lie in undisturbed soil that is much, much older - and have an origin that is much, much stranger.


Nine years before this story was made into a major motion picture, it was presented on BBC TV as a six-part mini-series.  It differs a bit from the movie, but it well deserves a look-see, if you've never seen it.

I think this is a tale that lends itself well to an episodic telling.


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« Reply #620 on: June 06, 2019, 05:47:28 PM »
I'm about half way through the Blade TV series. I'm enjoying it much more than I expected to.  Kirk "Sticky" Jones [aka, Sticky Fingaz] makes a great Blade, but the one-note character doesn't carry the entire series.  Jill Wagner's Krista Starr seems to get more screen time, as do the series' main villains. 

I've also started watching Poltergeist: The Legacy on Prime.  As with Blade, this is a series I didn't have time to discover when it ran.  I'm only 5 eps in, but so far, I'm liking it.  One thing that it has going for it is that the Legacy organization reminds me of the S.A.V.E. concept from the Chill Role Playing Game.

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Re: TV on DVD What are you watching now?
« Reply #621 on: June 11, 2019, 07:34:00 AM »
 
The Day of the Triffids, 1981 - Most of humanity is stricken blind by viewing the near approach of a spectacular comet.  A few are spared, only to be hunted by walking, carnivorous plants

John Duttine, Emma Ralph, Maurice Colbourne, Stephen Yardley and Gary Olsen.


This BBC TV 6-part, half hour serial more closely follows the book by including an environmental angle - a sub-plot that is blown way up, distractingly so, in the 2-Part TV re-make of 2009.


Of all the incarnations, I think I like the original book best, one of the 3 BBC radio serials (I canít remember which - maybe the 1957 one), then this 6-episode TV presentation next, then the theatrical movie and the 2009 re-telling the least..

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Re: TV on DVD What are you watching now?
« Reply #622 on: June 20, 2019, 07:12:59 PM »
The Munsters
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« Reply #623 on: June 21, 2019, 08:28:02 AM »
Stranger Things, Season 2

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« Reply #624 on: June 24, 2019, 01:36:46 PM »
Star Trek: Discovery...and I'm not loving it.
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Re: TV on DVD What are you watching now?
« Reply #625 on: July 09, 2019, 11:11:35 PM »
Scream (season 3) - I'm definitely not loving, or even liking, it

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Re: TV on DVD What are you watching now?
« Reply #626 on: August 04, 2019, 03:23:36 PM »

Nineteen Eighty-Four, 1954 - It is an unthinkable future where the government twists the truth to be whatever they find most convenient for controlling the people.  Good for us such a thing could never actually come to pass, huh?

The BBC Television production stars Peter Cushing and Donald Pleasence.
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Re: TV on DVD What are you watching now?
« Reply #627 on: August 04, 2019, 03:29:19 PM »
Nineteen Eighty-Four, 1954

Excellent version! Cushing as "Winston Smith". Teleplay by Nigel Kneale. Better than the 1956 theatrical version.
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Re: TV on DVD What are you watching now?
« Reply #628 on: August 13, 2019, 04:57:15 PM »
UFO-1972
Planet of the Apes-1974
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« Reply #629 on: August 13, 2019, 05:38:28 PM »
The Outer Limits - The Galaxy Being (1963)