Monday, 18 January 2016

DVD ROUNDUP: CRUISING ALTITUDE OF A 747 EDITION


I was quite surprised at my reaction to Everest, which was based on the 1996 disaster. Despite being a well acted and intensely sound designed film, I came out of the screening raging. Even though I knew what the ending was (they wouldn't be adapting this into a film otherwise), I was still taken aback by the almost needless loss of life, all in what seems like vanity, just to say you've climbed the worlds tallest mountain. Everest was a good film, though I fear some of the immersion may be lost on a small screen, but if you do go ahead and watch this, expect to be questioning if it was all worth climbing to the cruising altitude of a 747 in the first place. Listen to our podcast review in the player below.



After many months of waiting, House of Fools season 2 is finally out to buy. I'll admit, Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer's intensely silly show may be a bit crazy for the average viewer, and its dwindling viewing figures was probably the last straw before being cancelled last August. However, I was maybe one of the few people that really enjoyed the show, reveling in its silliness, and Richee and I still quote lines from the show to each other. Read my review of season two here.























You may remember Steve Oram from the deliciously dark comedy Sightseers, but Aaaaaaaah! see's his first foray into directing. Asking the simple question "what would humans be like if they where apes in modern life?", we see the cast of the Mighty Boosh along with Julian Rhind-Tutt and Toyah Wilcox act out their inner ape. Whats not to love?

Did you know that legendary film critic Roger Ebert was the co-writer of Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, which was directed by the equally legendary sexploitation master Russ Meyer? A kind-of-sequel to Valley of the Dolls, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls is, as Ebert has stated, "like a movie that got made by accident when the lunatics took over the asylum". Definitely worth a watch then.




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