Tag Archive: Bedazzled

Apr 13 2017

Episode 130: XanaCineMovieTradeHolidayDayThing: Part 1

XanaCineHolidayThis week, dear listeners, Windy and Melissa do another variant on the XanaCineHoliday, where they each spent an entire day watching movies they had never seen, as dictated by the other host. The movies range from ultra-obscure avant-garde to a movie where projectile vomiting happens before the opening credits end, and approximately 71% of them are arguably musicals.

If you want to drink along, grab some Bushmills Irish Whiskey or some sake and dig in!

ALERT ALERT ALERT LATE BREAKING NEWS: filmmaker Ross Sutherland has posted the entirety of Stand by for Tape Backup to Vimeo for free. YOU CAN WATCH IT NOW!
https://vimeo.com/167634375

Also, Melissa was totally wrong. The first time she saw Stand by for Tape Back-Up, she saw it performed live; the second time is when she saw the film version. Proof is in Episode 84d!
http://xanaducinema.com/episode-84d-fantastic-fest-and-the-eclectic-mayhem-part-4/

Show notes behind the cut!

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Sep 22 2016

Episode 118: Great Germans of Comedy

NinotchkaWe are BACK! We are both in Austin, TX preparing for Fantastic Fest, so we decided to shake off the rust a bit and do a little pre-festival podcast about Ninotchka, which we both saw for the first time at the Alamo Drafthouse Ritz.

We apologize for the echo-laden sound of this episode. We recorded in a carpeted room that should have been less echo-y than that. (Anyway, it’s just like old times, right?)

After this episode, we will launch promptly into our Fantastic Fest schedule, delivering daily episodes about the newest genre films from around the world! This deluge of new material will last through September 30th, so be prepared!

After that, we will settle into a regular schedule of posting every other week. We will change our format a little to make our episodes more streamlined, as well as keeping our content fresher than before. As a bonus, we will also be occasionally releasing several currently-unaired episodes we recorded earlier this year.

But back to this episode! Show notes behind the cut!

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Sep 15 2014

This Week’s Underappreciated Movies

Every Monday, each of us will suggest a film that we feel too few people have seen.

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Windy’s Pick of the Week: Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger

Patrick Wayne (John’s son, yes) stars as the swashbuckling Sinbad in this Ray Harryhausen classic. The lovely Jane Seymour is his love interest as they embark on an adventure to save her brother, the Prince, who has been turned into a baboon (no, really!). (Doctor Who fans will enjoy Patrick Troughton’s appearance as well.) The special effects are epic – not just the baboon, but giant wasps, a minotaur, plus the sabre-tooth tiger of the title. A trip riddled with magic and mystery!

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Melissa’s Pick of the Week: Bedazzled (1967)

While many of us are familiar with the unfortunate remake of this film, few have seen the original, which features the talents of Dudley Moore and Peter Cook at the height of their powers. Set in swingin’ 60s London, Bedazzled focuses on a meek diner cook (Dudley Moore), who meets Satan (Peter Cook) during a bungled suicide attempt. In a Faustian pact, the devil promises to grant seven wishes in return for the man’s soul. Of course, the devil twists every wish. Along the way, we meet the seven deadly sins (including Raquel Welch as Lust), and a lot of silly things happen (like nuns on trampolines). Oh, and did I mention that this whole thing was directed by Stanley Donen of Singin’ in the Rain fame? Yup.

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