Monthly Archives: December 2015

Oldies.com DVD run #3

I was trying not to buy a whole heap of stuff due to my contract ending, but that was mainly so I didn’t go out and buy expensive box sets such as the Battles Without Honour and Humanity, Stray Cat Rock and other sets. I have put them on the list for later.

Pedicab Driver

I went up to Queensland in 2013 to see this on the big screen at QAGOMA with seven other Hong Kong movies in a weekend. It was this movie that tipped it over as it was very hard to find at the time. I have since been following the progress of it being released to streaming and then to burn on demand. They don’t really run out of stock rather just stop offering it for sale so I did not want to miss it.

Twice Upon a Time

Seemingly appeared out of the ether for me, but some people have fond memories of it and were super pumped it was being released. May as well pick it up now before I forget.

Oh! What a Lovely War

Having enjoyed the documentary “The War that Changed Us” especially the Orbweavers original song for the series and their versions of songs from the era this hit me in the face when I was browsing through the Warner Archive new releases. There have been stage versions of it since then also. Checking the track list for the stage production the song I thought was in it is not. It is confusing since period dramas about WWI have used songs from it but they were not written until decades later.

Brewster McCloud

Looks interesting and I did enjoy the original movie MASH. The actress who played the Wicked Witch of the West in the original Wizard of Oz sings the opening title song.

Howling III – The Marsupials

I do not know why I had not bought this as yet. I did see it one time at ACMI only to have Max Fairchild turn up (who plays Thylo in the movie) to find only me in the audience “well I’m glad I booked!”. He had a good time watching it.

The Wiz

Since going to Anna’s Go Go Academy I have learnt quite a few Michael Jackson dances and hopefully will get to do some from this movie one day. I did want to watch it at least beforehand.

The Phynx

This is supposedly meant to be astoundingly awful, but it has so many things they try to put in the one movie that I had to at least try it out. Was a fad for studios trying to be “hip and groovy” around this period and failing. This movie was buried for decades and even serious collectors had trouble finding it.

The Boy Friend

There was a bunch of Ken Russell movies that came out on Warner Archive a few years back. Some are already starting to be deleted, which means they will be harder to find as collectors want to hang onto them. I did enjoy Lisztomania and the Music Lovers and will have a look at this. I am still not ready to see the Devils.

Buy links:

Pedicab Driver
http://www.oldies.com/product-view/4032JD/c_TE02.html

Twice Upon a Time
http://www.oldies.com/product-view/3645JD/c_TE02.html

Oh! What a Lovely War
http://www.oldies.com/product-view/3599JD/c_TE02.html

Brewster McCloud
http://www.oldies.com/product-view/8378FD/c_TE02.html

Howling III – The Marsupials
http://www.oldies.com/product-view/7521GD/c_TE02.html

The Wiz
http://www.oldies.com/product-view/35700M/c_TE02.html

The Phynx
http://www.oldies.com/product-view/4505ED/c_TE02.html

The Boy Friend
http://www.oldies.com/product-view/0215ED/c_TE02.html