Friday, 24 December 2010

Movie Matters #4

The Movie Matters podcast returns for its final episode of 2010. Co-hosts Lee Howard and Michael Mackenzie exchange Christmas presents, tackling Frank Darabont's THE MIST and Roman Polanski's THE GHOST (a.k.a. THE GHOST WRITER). We also discuss upcoming Blu-ray and DVD releases of interest, induct another title into the Blu-ray Hall of Fame, and discuss the films we tend to watch over the festive period.

 


TThe music sampled in this episode is from HOME ALONE (John Williams), THE GOONIES (Dave Grusin) and TOY STORY (Randy Newman), with clips from THE MIST and THE GHOST. Special thanks to David Mackenzie for audio support. 

Monday, 6 December 2010

Movie Matters #3

The Movie Matters podcast returns with a special themed episode focussing on the "video nasties" phenomenon. In the third instalment, co-hosts Lee Howard and Michael Mackenzie examine Jake West's new documentary Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape, and then take on the nasty to end all nasties, Meir Zarchi's controversial I Spit on Your Grave. We also discuss upcoming Blu-ray and DVD releases of interest, induct another title into the Blu-ray Hall of Fame, and ponder the question: "Do you get scared by horror movies?"



The music sampled in this episode is from What Have You Done to Solange? (Ennio Morricone), Videodrome (Howard Shore), Alien (Jerry Goldsmith) and Inferno (Keith Emerson), with clips from Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape and the theatrical trailer for I Spit on Your Grave. Special thanks to David Mackenzie for audio support.

UPDATE: A big thanks to Daniel Sardella for pointing out a major audio glitch at the end of the episode. A corrected version has now been uploaded, and we've now moved the alternate download source to Rapidshare, thanks to Megaupload's continued suckiness.

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Monday, 1 November 2010

Movie Matters Halloween Blu-ray recommendations

No good horror movies on TV this Halloween? Then feast your eyes on some of these ghoulish Blu-ray treats:

  • THE DESCENT - Pathé, Region B UK OR Icon, Region ABC Australia
  • THE EVIL DEAD - Anchor Bay, Region A USA
  • THE OMEN - 20th Century Fox, Region A USA
  • REPULSION - Criterion, Region A USA
  • TRUE BLOOD: SEASONS 1 & 2 - HBO, Region ABC UK or USA

Movie Matters #2 - Halloween special

All Hallows' Eve descends on the all-new Movie Matters podcast as co-hosts Lee Howard and Michael Mackenzie and special guest Rich Birkett of the Dedicated To Gamers podcast discuss three spooky seasonal treats: The House of the Devil, Trick 'r Treat and The Exorcist. We also recommend five particularly impressive Blu-ray horror releases.


The music sampled in this episode is from Suspiria (Goblin), The House of the Devil (Jeff Grace), Trick 'r Treat (Douglas Pipes), The Exorcist (Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells), Halloween (John Carpenter) and The Descent (David Julyan). Special thanks to David Mackenzie for audio support.

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Movie Matters #1

Movie Matters is a brand new film discussion and appreciation podcast. In this first episode hosts Lee Howard (Count Fosco) and Michael Mackenzie put recent UK cinema release The Girl Who Played With Fire and the modern classic Se7en under the spotlight. The show also includes coverage of the very best Blu-ray releases in the form of our Image Rankings Hall of Fame.


Music for this episode comes from SE7EN and the Millennium trilogy. Special thanks to David Mackenzie for audio support.