Posts Tagged ‘Film’

The cool days of the Fembots

October 10th, 2003 No comments

Recently I’m tending to shun most of what runs nowadays on TV!

While today in the twothousands all kinds of TV series theme seems to be only about sex and interpersonal relations, they were all about humor, sarcasm and worse sci-fi in the nineties and even more back in the eigthies and seventies about action and trashy sci-fi.

So despite many people see 80/70’ties action series only as poor film making or trash, I see them with much more value today than 20 years ago and it’s an enjoyment to catch up an episode of A-Team or Airwolf on a Sunday afternoon besides all this spoiled modern tv program!

This website is all about one of the golden age of action tv series which I like to remember, The Bionic Woman, the unjustified critics told follower of The six million dollar man series! The site has a nice retro feel and even has some of the cool sound effects from the series while offering info on the cast, episodes, story etc.

I was hoping some of the episodes coming through on a p2p network someday and it seems I’m lucky today, they being one of the more hard to get tv series tho. I couldn’t find my favorite episode, Doomsday is tomorrow yet, a two parts episode which I remember very well where Jaime has to defeat an insane scientiest who is threating the world with a giant bomb named the ‘Doomsday device’ and she has to infiltrate his secret underground lair which is full of this old computer stuff and traps and all kind of things which make her life more difficult. One of these many charming examples of how people imagined the future during the mid century!

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Review: Animatrix – Beyond

June 27th, 2003 49 comments

I’m going to review here only on the episode ‘Beyond’ from the Animatrix movies as it’s my very favorite (together with ‘Detective Story’) on there. Director Koji Morimoto had the brilliant idea to show a very different view on the Matrix by letting some children in a big city (obviously Tokyo) discover a bug in the Matrix incidentally.

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Harry Palmer, the only true spy!

June 26th, 2003 No comments

Incidentally switched onto communal TV program tonight to catch up the most of the rest of Funeral in Berlin, an excellent spy movie from 1966 with Michael Caine starring as cult status attained Secret Service agent Harry Palmer.

Most of the story plays in Berlin where an old KGB chief plans his desertion to the west side. The movie conveys the quiet and sneaky atmosphere of the mid-century espionage movies greatly, not as exaggerated as James Bond movies of course while staying always a bit more authentic. As a fan of such movies a feast for me! Too bad I didn’t caught up the beginning! Guess I gotta have to watch it then someday fully again.

There’s a well sorted website, dealing with everything about thick-spectacled Harry Palmer which you shouldn’t miss to take a look on for a load of background infos and photos!

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Skinjob Delicatessen

June 22nd, 2003 1 comment

There are people who are completely captivated by Blade Runner and I’m somewhere between them and the halfway of being absorbed. If you don’t count to them, there’s a good chance that you don’t know the Blade Runner Esper Edition Soundtrack yet. So was I until some days ago!

The Esper Edition is a two CDR bootleg compilation of all music that occurred in the movie from beginning to end. Not sure where the author got the missing pieces from – possibly even recorded them out of the movie – but the quality is quite nice and there are finally these music parts like Deckard Enters The Bradbury or Taffey Lewis Night Club that I’ve missed painfully every time I’ve listened the original motion picture soundtrack.

Problem is, there were only a limited number of 10 CD’s of this jewel out which makes them ultra-rare! But let’s not forget about our helpful p2p apps like {place your favorite here} to find this lovely collection.

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