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Betamax Video Club

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A new podcast coming soon: DON'T YOU WANT ME?   Rich Nelson and Catrin Lowe have started a new podcast, taking a lighthearted look at the most relatable, intruiging and dysfunctional relationships in film. Series one launches on Thursday Sept
"Then I'm about to make the same mistake twice..." Originally recorded in 2019, I've decided to release the full version of the episode on A View To A Kill, with an extra 50 minutes of Marty from Thunderballs and I talking about Roger Moore, C
"Flash! Flash, I love you! But we only have fourteen hours to save the Earth!" Here we are people, I did promise - the latest episode of Betamax has taken me a month to edit (so much for deadlines) but I hope you'll agree that it's worth it. M
"This stage is no place for your personal shit, man!" Another first-time watch for me, I'm joined by who else but Prince superfan Catrin Lowe to watch a movie made of equal parts amazing and ludicrous... Don't forget to purify yourself in a lo
"Pimps is an ugly word. We could call ourselves love brokers." Welcome to the Night Shift, where Simon Smith and I will guide you through the finer points of working in a morgue, organising prostitution and hosting frat parties. At the same ti
"I suppose you're one of those fellows who does the Times crossword puzzle in ten minutes?" "I have *never* taken ten minutes." Welcome back for another Roger Moore love-in... This time he plays Rufus Excalibur ffolkes (two lower-case fs) in a
"Two dollars!" No, not another Patreon plug, but if you've seen the movie, you know the score... Joining me at the top of the mountain in Jonathan Foster, host of The Pod Charles Cinecast, the podcast of the incredible Prince Charles Cinema.
"I ask for so little. Just fear me, love me, do as I say and I will be your slave." Greetings Goblin Kings and Queens - join Deb Tracey and myself as we go into the Labyrinth in search of Bowie, Superman and Fraggle Rock. Usual Betamax fare of
"Where do I stand for a corner kick?" One of the most keenly fought battles amongst my friends was who gets to be the guest on this episode - the winner was Adam Hurrey, the man behind Football Cliches (and podcast) and father of my youngest d
"A sequel! That's it! We'll bring it out on March 25, and we'll call it.... CHRISTMAS 2!!!!" Well, it's a little early, but 2020 has been so utterly bereft of joy that Catrin and I are bringing you the final episode of the year out a few days
"God would have mercy. He won't." The John Rambo trilogy (movies ceased to exist in 1990 other than the bonus episodes I do on Patreon) and Simon Smith returns to rescue me from a Soviet prison camp in the middle of Podcastistan and we don't e
"I guess you guys aren't ready for that yet... But your kids are going to love it" One of the all-time greats finally arrives on Betamax - and we go all the way back to 1985 to revisit a lot of people's favourite movie. Due to poor planning it
"HEY YOU GUYS!!!!!" Welcome to the biggest adventure on Betamax so far as I'm joined by two guests for the first time, Doug and Elly from the newish podcast Doug and Elly Watch Telly. They were surprisingly gentle with a movie that a lot of pe
"You dirt-eating piece of slime! You scum-sucking pig! You son of a motherless goat!" We travel back in time to a golden age of cinema this week, as the infamous Graham Sibley returns for another film with an exclamation mark (after Airplane!,
"His name is Blane? Oh! That's a major appliance, that's not a name!" We remain in the classics section this time with one of the defining movies of the era, featuring the first lady of 80s cinema Molly Ringwald. Joining me at the prom is The
"The defense department regrets to inform you that your sons are dead because they were stupid." One of the great 80s movies gets the Betamax treatment as I'm joined in the cockpit by broadcaster Simon London - we play a little volleyball, los
"Get away from her, you bitch!" Returning after a 57 year absence, Simon Pegg joins me on LV-426 to talk about one of the most bold and exciting sequels to a very different masterpiece...  Thank you again for the ongoing support. Mostly. If y
"In time you'll drop dead and I'll come to your funeral in a red dress!" Welcome back for a rare Oscar winning movie (three gongs) and a long overdue return for the fabulous Catrin Lowe. Again, I'd never seen the movie beforehand... But, Cher,
"I was thinking of the immortal words of Socrates, who said, "... I drank what?"   Welcome back to campus as I'm joined by the author Jenny Colgan as we explore science, nerd culture and Val Kilmer... We talk about the film and then move onto
"I'd buy that for a dollar!" One of my favourite movies gets the Betamax treatment for the special 75th episode, with this delicious tale of corporate greed, graphic cop murder and cyborg technology. Joining me in the executive bathroom of OC
"Are you a lesbian?"   Apologies for the slight delay with this. Time to explore what the New York Times called "That Madonna Movie"... Joining me to seek Susan is Absolute Radio royalty Claire Sturgess, returning to talk about dancing with T
"Hey kids! Where y'wanna go?" Weird Al Yankovich makes his first, and let's be honest, probably only Betamax appearance with an amusing movie about cable TV, which these days could quite easily be about podcasts or YouTubing. Making a re-run
"Nothing shocks me. I'm a scientist" After the recent arrival on Betamax of Indiana Jones in Raiders, we now have the sequel/prequel, 1984's Temple Of Doom. Joining me for monkey brains is writer and comedian Chris Stokes, an alumni of the Mys
"You're a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot." Another first-time watch for me, as I'm lassoed into watching the very funny and prescient comedy with the Oscar-nominated theme song you all know. Joining me in the office is the ret
"Entire world population infected 27,000 hours from first contact" More escapism for you here as we explore Kurt Russell's Betamax debut in the ultimate sci-fi/horror set in Antarctica - John Carpenter's The Thing. Joining me in a Norwegian h
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