Show Notes 2008…

This is it.  Everything we have talked about on Videodrome for all of 2008.   (Well, almost everything.)

12/28/08
The Spirit (2008)
Valkyrie (2008)
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
The Third Man (Criterion Collection) Blu-Ray (1949)
– Interesting Death of the Week with Hank (way to sleep on the job, B.K.): Eartha Kitt – singer, Catwoman; Harold Pinter – playwright
– music – score to The Man Who Wasn’t There

12/21/08
Encounters at the End of the World (2008)
– Interesting Death of the Week with B.K.: Majel Barrett (Rodenberry) – wife of Star Trek creator, actress; W. Mark Felt – Deep Throat; John Byrne – lead singer of The Count Five; Peter Brothers – WWII ace British Pilot
– music – Vince Guaraldi’s score to A Charlie Brown Christmas

12/14/08
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
Profiles In History Auction 33 – One of the most amazing movie memorabilia auctions of all time.
– Interesting Death of the Week with B.K.: Bettie Page – legend; William S. Stevens – writer of The Common Law Origins of the
Infield Fly Rule

– music – Bernard Herrmann’s score to The Day the Earth Stood Still

12/7/08
Europa – Criterion Collection (1991)
Man on Wire (2008)
– Interesting Death of the Week with B.K.
Forest J. Ackerman – Utlimate Sci-Fi & Horror fan / archivist
– music – Mulligan Meets Monk

11/30/08
– Videodrome-On-The-Go – Leonardo da Vinci: 500 Years Into The Future
The Rug Cop (2006)
Stanford Theatre’s Winter Program
– Interesting Death of the Week with B.K.
Armand “Bep” Guidolin – youngest ever NHL player
– music – Charlie Parker with Strings

11/23/08
– Videodrome-On-The-Go – Hearst Castle – Home of newspaper mogul William Randolph Hearst. Take the Evening Tour!
Dr. Syn: The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh (1964)
– Interesting Death of the Week with B.K.
Pete Newell – Basketball coach
Irving Brecher – Marx Bros. screenwriter
– music – Coltrane, Mobley, Cohn & Sims’ Tenor Conclave

11/16/08
Quantum of Solace (2008)
– Movie You’ve Probably Already Seen with B.K. (of the Week):
Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
– Interesting Death of the Week with B.K.
Mitch Mitchell – drummer for the Jimi Hendrix Experience
– music – David Arnold’s score to Quantum of Solace

11/9/08
Hell Ride (2008)
Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
– Interesting Death of the Week with B.K.
Michael Crichton – Author
– Videodrome-On-The-Go – The John Steinbeck Wax (Crap) Museum
– music – Link Wray’s Rumble!

11/2/08
Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)
Forbidden Films: Censorship Histories of 125 Motion Pictures
Mad Men – Season Two Finale
– Interesting Death of the Week with B.K.
Studs Terkel – Writer, historian
Ray Ellis – Composer
– music – John Morris’ score to The Elephant Man

10/19/08
Blood Feast (1963)
Remember the Titans (2000)
– Interesting Death of the Week with B.K.
Ben Weider – Napoleonic Scholar / Bodybuilding promoter
Pinocchio Blu-Ray with Deleted Scenes(!) (1940)
– music – Georges Montalba

10/12/08
Vampyr (1932)
Touch Of Evil – 50th Anniversary DVD (1958)
Henry – Portrait of a Serial Killer (1988)
– Interesting Death of the Week with B.K.
William Claxton – Fantasy Records jazz photographer
Yo Gabba Gabba!: The Dancey Dance Bunch DVD out 10/14 (2008)
Companion Records
– music – Henry Mancini’s score to A Touch of Evil (1958)

10/5/08
Maniac Cop (1988)
– Interview with The Baron from Beachkrieg
– Interesting Death of the Week with B.K.
Stan Kann – TV Gadget Guru, Vacuum know-it-all
– music – Henry Mancini’s score to Lifeforce (1985)

9/28/08
From Beyond (1986)
Fringe – TV series (2008)
American Drive-In (1985)
– RIP Paul Newman (1925-2008) Career Highlights:
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
The Hustler (1961)
Hud (1963)
Cool Hand Luke (1967)
The Sting (1973)
– music – Lalo Schifrin’s score to Cool Hand Luke (1967)

9/21/08
Mad Dog Time (1996)
– music – ???

9/14/08
5 Films About Christo and Jeanne-Claude (1974-1994)
Burn After Reading (2008)
– Interesting Death of the Week with B.K.
Frank Mundus – Shark fisherman, inspiration for Quint from Jaws
– music – Antal Dorati conducting the London Symphony Orchestra performing Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7

9/7/08
The Fall (also on Blu-Ray) (2006/2008)
On the Ecstasy of Ski-Flying: Werner Herzog in Conversation with Karen Beckman (2008)
– San Francisco Museum of Modern Art – www.sfmoma.org
Frida Kahlo exhibit now through Sept. 28th
Double Down: Two Visions of Vegas exhibit opens Sept. 18th – Jan. 4th
– Olivo Barbieri’s 35mm film “site specific_LAS VEGAS 05” is available now on Wholphin No. 4
– Interesting Death of the Week with B.K.
Anita Page – Silent film star
Bill Melendez – Peanuts animator, voice of Snoopy
Don LaFontaine – Movie trailer voice-over actor
– music – Wynton Marsalis’ Citi Movement

8/31/08
Redbelt (2008)
Never Say Macbeth (2005)
– Interesting Death of the Week with B.K.
Killer Kowalski – professional wrestler, “THE CLAW” giver outer
– music – Duke Ellington, Max Roach, and Charles Mingus’ Money Jungle

8/24/08
Crime Wave (1954)
Tropic Thunder (2008)
– Interesting Death of the Week with B.K.
Habib Miyan – (Formerly) the oldest man alive
Maudie Hawkins – (Formerly) the last person to receive a Civil War widow’s pension
– music – Michael Giacchino’s score to The Incredibles (2004)

8/17/08
– Tonight’s episode brought to you by Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer & The Mercury Theater on the Air… from Orson Welles’ Your Obedient Servant
Point Blank (1967)
– Interesting Deaths of the Week with B.K.
Jerry Wexler – Record producer God
Don Helms – Hank Williams’ steel guitar player
– music – The Romancers’ The Slauson Shuffle

8/10/08
The Enchanted Tiki Room Story produced by The Extinct Attractions Club
Pineapple Express (2008)
– Interesting Deaths of the Week with B.K.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn – Russian novelist
Isaac Hayes – Chef, Scientologist
Bernie Mac – Funnyman
– music – Laika & The Cosmonauts latest:Cosmopolis

8/3/08
The Counterfeiters (2007)
www.ipdb.org aka The Internet Pinball Database
– Interesting Death of the Week with B.K.
– ??
– music – The Delta 72’s The R&B of Membership

7/27/08
– Mr. Salamander held a session of swinging Videodrome Lite

7/20/08
The Dark Knight (2008)
California Extreme 2008
– Interesting Death of the Week with B.K.
Les Crane – Radio broadcaster, TV Talk Show Host
– music – Todd Sickafoose’s Tiny Resistors

07/13/08
The Sadist (1963) Arch Hall Jr’s magnum opus…
The Neptune Factor (1973) One of the only movies we’ve given a full review to twice. A must see!
California Extreme 2008 An arcade game and pinball extravaganza! This weekend: July 19th & 20th
– Interesting Death of the Week with B.K.
Dorian Leigh – 1st Supermodel ever, inspiration for Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s
– music – Lalo Schifrin’s score to Kelly’s Heroes (1970)

07/06/08
Lethal Weapon (1987)
House of the Dead 2: Dead Aim (2005)
Metropolis (1927) Lost footage found! Read about it here.
– Interesting Death of the Week with B.K.
Don S. Davis – Actor (Twin Peaks, Startgate SG-1, The X-Files)
– music – Johnny Williams’ score to Catch Me If You Can (2002)

06/29/08
Wall-E (2008)
Jumper (2008)
Army of Darkness Combo HD-DVD & Standard DVD (1992)
– Interesting Death of the Week with B.K.
George Carlin – GEORGE CARLIN!
– music – Ennio Morricone’s soundtrack to Sahara (1983)

06/22/08
The Dean Martin Show (1965-74)
– Interesting Death of the Week with B.K.
Cyd Charisse – Dancer
Ray Getliffe – Hockey player who gave Maurice Richard his nickname- “The Rocket
Stan Winston – Visual Effects & Make-Up GOD… Look at these movies he worked on…
The Thing (1982)
The Terminator (1984) & all sequels
Aliens (1986)
The Monster Squad (1987)
Predator (1987)
Pumpkinhead (1989)
Jurassic Park (1994) & all sequels
– music – In Bruges Soundtrack

06/15/08
– Frank Darabont’s amazing, yet unused script Indiana Jones And The City Of The Gods
Flash Gordon Conquers The Universe (1940)
– Interesting Death of the Week with B.K.
Tim Russert – Host of Meet The Press
– music – Stereophonic Spacesound Unlimited’s Jet Sound Inc.

06/08/08
I Bury the Living (1958)
Patton (1970)
Mulholland Drive soundtrack on the vinyl(featuring TRONG sexuality… gross)
– Interesting Death(s) Of The Week With B.K.
Bo Diddley – put the Rock in Rock & Roll
Jim McKay – Host of ABC’s Wide World Of Sports
– music – John Ottman’s score for The Usual Suspects

06/01/08
Mr. Sardonicus (1961)
Mustafio
– Mad Men – Season 2 – July 27th on AMC
– Mad Men – Season One on DVD & Blu-Ray
– Interesting Death(s) Of The Week with B.K.
Harvey Korman – Comedic Genius
Sydney Pollack – Director / Actor / Mr. Cool
– music – Atomic 7’s Gowns By Edith Head

05/25/08
Indiana Jones and The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull (2008)
Cinematic Titanic’s The Oozing Skull aka Brain of Blood (1972)
– Interesting Death Of The Week with B.K. – Dick Martin of Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In
– music – Soundtrack to Raiders Of The Lost Ark

05/18/08
The Slanted Screen (2006)
– Sessue Hayakawa – The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
Super-Con in San Jose
– Interesting Death Of The Week with B.K. – Robert Mondavi – Napa Valley Wino
– music – The Best Of Godzilla 1954-1975 Original Film Soundtracks

05/11/08
Seven Days in May (1963)
Iron Man
– Criterion Blu-Ray Criterion Collection announces forthcoming Blu-Ray releases.
– Paramount Blu-Ray
– Cloverfield BR
There Will Be Blood (2007)
– Music – L.A. Confidential Soundtrack
The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic-Book Scare and How It Changed America – David Hadju (2008)
– Sharks :(

SHOW NOTES 04/20/08
Justice League – The New Frontier (Two-Disc Special Edition)
(Blu-Ray) (2008)
Eclipse Series 5 – The First Films of Samuel Fuller (The Baron of Arizona / I Shot Jesse James / The Steel Helmet) (1949-1950)
The Lord of the Rings (1978)
Lost Highway (1997)

RIP Jules Dassin (1911-2008)
Brute Force (1947)
Naked City (1948)
Night and the City (1950)
Rififi (1955)

RIP Charlton Heston (1924-2008)
Touch of Evil (1958) Charlton Heston as a Mexican!
Planet of the Apes (1968)
Soylent Green (1973)
The Omega Man (1971)
Wayne’s World 2 (1993) Charlton Heston as Good Actor.
Tombstone (1993)
Leather Heads (2008)
– Geriatric Hipsters
– Music – Justice League: The New Frontier

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