Freeview Boxes : Classic or Dud?

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Horror Channel is showing the old Universal monster films on monday lunchtimes. I'm guessing Dracula was on first, i caught Frankenstein (1931), missed The Mummy (1932). Wolfman (1941) is on tomorrow, and Creature from the Black Lagoon is on the 8th.

koogs, Sunday, 31 January 2021 21:39 (two months ago) link

two weeks pass...

so, some years ago i turned the tv on after midnight and caught the middle of a film about an american soldier's night in britain - failed visit to prostitute, picked up in a pub and rolled by the woman's compatriots, falls (mutually) for (very shy) barmaid, gets chased by the military police. curious little film.

i caught it, again by accident, about two months later, but again not all of it.

last night i taped something on spec from Talking Pictures. "A sensitive story of two airmen. One with a terrible injury and one dealing with life" and it's the film i didn't know the name of. "During One Night" it's called, barmaid is Susan Hampshire.

(said terrible injury, the bit i'd missed before now, is losing his penis (probably more). whilst still a virgin (hence prompting the other one's visit to the prostitute). kills himself over it in the end)

koogs, Friday, 19 February 2021 16:45 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

This Caesar and Cleopatra on Talking Pictures at the moment is kinda terrible but the colours are lovely, totally unlike the kind of colours you'd get on modern film. some are a touch too subtle, some are more vivid than you'd expect.

clip here: https://www.imdb.com/video/vi2847670553?playlistId=tt0038390&ref_=tt_pr_ov_vi

koogs, Friday, 16 April 2021 10:54 (four days ago) link

failed visit to prostitute, picked up in a pub and rolled by the woman's compatriots, falls (mutually) for (very shy) barmaid, gets chased by the military police. curious little film.

this sounds a bit like the plot of saturday night and sunday morning

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Friday, 16 April 2021 11:09 (four days ago) link

It does.

I've been watching a lot of Freeview films this week! I now buy TV CHOICE to tell me about them in advance!

the pinefox, Friday, 16 April 2021 11:14 (four days ago) link

some are a touch too subtle, some are more vivid than you'd expect

Three-strip Technicolour! Very slow film (needed intense lighting), and complex cameras. Jack Cardiff was one of the DoPs on that (script by George Bernard Shaw from his own play).

Michael Jones, Friday, 16 April 2021 14:01 (four days ago) link

This week:

Tuesday: BUILD MY GALLOWS HIGH better known as OUT OF THE PAST, on Sony Movies Classic

Wednesday: NOTORIOUS on Talking Pictures

Thursday: ANIMALS on Film4

and coming up Friday: IN THE LINE OF FIRE on Sony Movies

the pinefox, Friday, 16 April 2021 15:31 (four days ago) link

Tuesday: BUILD MY GALLOWS HIGH better known as OUT OF THE PAST, on Sony Movies Classic

This is on all the time. "They Live By Night" is on a lot too. Freeview is definitely good for film noir!

Authoritarian Steaks (Tom D.), Friday, 16 April 2021 15:34 (four days ago) link

The Innocents tonight, for creepy Henry James fun
The Man Who Fell To Earth
and The Rebel all on over the weekend on TP. try and spot Nanette Newman...

koogs, Friday, 16 April 2021 16:43 (four days ago) link


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