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Love - excellent low-budget sci-fi production, a great surprise! Sure, it's quite an obvious homage to classics like Solaris or 2001, but still original and fascinating in its own right.
Frequencies - an interesting premise, the philosophical implications leave a lot of room for discussion, so it's well worth watching even though the execution didn't entirely convince me.
Dancing Arabs - highly recommended! Finally a film that gives a human face to all the bad news from Israel. The plot is fairly traditional, but it's beautifully written and played, offering interesting insights into this deeply torn society.

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Yesterday, Wolf Creek 2; pretty good. The main character is very strong, comical and dead serious at the same time. The photography stands out also, the story happens in the Australian Bush and you do feel the vastness and the heat. The only little piece of criticism I'd do is that there are times where the film is a bit too full, too concentrated and at some others, a bit too long. The editing can be a bit sloppy too. That's minor problems and it doens't detract too much from the overall quality.

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Blake's 7

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Blake's 7

Seriously? I was at school the first and last time they showed that in the UK, afaik. Ha, the things they couldn't do with FX back then, even with a budget of about £4.90 per episode...

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So bad, it's good...! Purely for nostalgic reasons...
I was quite young when it first aired but I remember being 'allowed' to watch some of them. Famously low budget and much of the dystopian stuff appears to have been borrowed from elsewhere but it's suprisingly watchable.

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It was, to be fair, essential viewing back then - always a hot playground discussion topic the day after, despite the constant cast changes and sub-Doctor Who 'effects'. I can still remember chunks of it, so it would actually be quite interesting to revisit!

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...so it would actually be quite interesting to revisit!


Some kind soul has stuck it all on Youtube which is where I'm watching it. Hopefully I'll get through it before it's removed. They seem to be a lot more discerning as to what is allowed than previously. Towards the end of it's run my Dad took me to a convention of some kind at Wembley. They had all the computers and 'gadgets' from the series and a mock up 'bridge' from the Liberator as well as the Tardis and some Triffids amongst other things!!

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Got all the box sets because this is my favourite thing ever.
Seriously. I love classic Doctor Who massively too, but Blakes 7 edges it because of the darkness.
This guy makes amazing replica props. http://www.centurycastings.co.uk/. Found this because this guy 'Likes' my band on Facebook. Small world.

A couple of the bandcamp only bonus tracks for the last Camel of Doom album have Blakes 7 samples in them too :D

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They just sold the original Liberator model on eBay for £33k, apparently. Little on the salty side for my taste, but I do feel a searching out of the box sets coming on...

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In fact, you guys have made me send my hard-earned... :D And now Amazon think I should buy all of the Space: 1999 boxes. Damn, I almost agree with them... it's even available remastered on Blu-Ray...

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I need to watch more Space 1999, I started watching it years ago and never finished. Love all the Gerry Anderson stuff. The aforementioned COD bonus tracks have some Captain Scarlet samples too!

Anyone remember this late Gerry Anderson series? I adore this too. Used to watch this on the original Sci Fi channel 20 years ago. Those flying cop cars are so cool.


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In fact, you guys have made me send my hard-earned... :D.


Excellent. I may well have to order one myself. I'll be sure to check out the "Camel..." for the samples. I actually thought as i've been watching them that it's a hotbed of samples! Surely The Orb or F.S.O.L have done likewise...

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"Lemmy" - fantastic documentary!
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http://vod.pl/filmy-dokumentalne/lemmy/qcq2q

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Fargo. Seasons 1&2. Rather enjoyed it.

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I was recently watching Fincher's Seven for the second time and I've been bothered by the way it ends. Don't you think there's a mistake there, in the way the last sins are counted... All pieces don't fit right imo.

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Spring Breakers:

well, I've been wondering all along the film what it was all about, what the writer/director had in mind and wanted to say. I felt a kind of underlying reactionary intention: one girl is saved by religion, the other one by education, the whole bunch of libertarian party goers being doomed to crime and what... to a total lack of ethical sense?

I don't have a clue about where all this is leading. It has a very critical, almost patronizing side, and then it also shows an obvious fascinated indulgence towards these nihilistic excesses. It's also a caustic caricature of America, at least of the way cinema can fantasize it. So, the director stands at the same time in and out his subject... Totally unclear what makes the whole film rather empty - altough full of movement, colours and noise... Go figure!

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a couple of horror short films, like this very short one:


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creepy indeed...

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Buy a divan with drawers, that'll knacker any monsters which are more than 2" tall... :D

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