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'The Final Prog' and apparent DVD tastes!

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  • voilodian ghagnasdiak
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    Nik Turners Space Ritual with The Final Programme on Fri. Aug. 18/06 at Inn On The Green.

    Space Ritual
    Nik Turner ☆ Mick Slattery ☆ Thomas Crimble ☆ Terry Ollis
    With Sam Ollis and The Fabulous Ms Angel
    The Thunder Rider Speaks
    Things you should know.
    Space Ritual Live
    With special guest Jerry Richards
    Fri 18th August 2006 at The Inn on the Green
    3 Thorpe Close (under the Westway) London W10 5XL
    Box office (4-9 PM) 020 8962 5757 or 07984 420 530
    Please note - the band will now be on stage at 11:30 PM

    During the evening, there will also be a screening of 'The Final Programme', Robert Fuest's film based on the Jerry Cornelius novel by Michael Moorcock.

    http://www.spaceritual.org/

    Only a muttonhead would miss this one.

    Last edited by voilodian ghagnasdiak; 08-08-2006, 07:27 AM.

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  • sturmhalo
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    Originally posted by Doc
    Great idea! Of course you're right about the British style. It wouldn't have enough explosions or computer graphics or Simon Cowell for America's Bruckheimer TV world.
    I'd hate the BBC to try their hand at it though. It would end up being just like Dr Who, or worse... their attempt to bring Peake's Gormenghast to our screens! Many B grade celebrity actors do not make a good programme. Though they did have the guts to cast an unknown in the lead role.

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  • Doc
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    Originally posted by Zax
    I've often thought that The English Assassin would have made a fine TV series of the cryptic, laid-back style that, to be honest, I think only we Brits can do - a sort of cross between Emmerdale and Sapphire and Steel.
    Great idea! Of course you're right about the British style. It wouldn't have enough explosions or computer graphics or Simon Cowell for America's Bruckheimer TV world.

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  • Zax
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    Always liked the stuff Gerry Mulligan did for that soundtrack.

    MM dislikes the movie, for understandable reasons, although I also think it captured certain aspects of the whole apparatus quite well and even enhanced a few of them. The funeral scene at the beginning is very funny. Don't attempt to fit the movie into the canon, though.

    I've often thought that The English Assassin would have made a fine TV series of the cryptic, laid-back style that, to be honest, I think only we Brits can do - a sort of cross between Emmerdale and Sapphire and Steel.

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  • voilodian ghagnasdiak
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    I talked my wife into watching The FP last night and believe me that is an accomplishment of its own. She's more into frilly pink things than Sci-fi and fantasy.After about 15 min. she queried " I thought all of MM's work was about sword fights in ancient times." I explained how the stories take place in different times and planes.I then told her that I could tell she was bored and shut the movie off. She got mad and insisted that we watch the whole thing.Woo Hoo,she thought the story was terriffic,with the varied settings and even the music.At the end of the movie she turned and looked at me and said "So, what happened?"I had to read her the very end of the book for her to understand the actual conclusion to the story. I would guess that genocide was not a proper ending for a movie in 1973..Pity!The fact that my wife has never read The CC, but still got the gist of the story is a point in favor....Maybe a conversion in process,my lovely Zarozinia???????

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  • voilodian ghagnasdiak
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    My copy of The Final Programme came in to the video store this afternoon,and Ive just finished watching it.Wow, what an experience.The story is so deep that anyone not having read the book would be lost.I think it is great and will watch it many more times.I would imagine that it was LSD gas that was released on Powys, Crookshank and Smiles inside the house.To be honest, I dont think the movie was long enough.It would have been nice to be able to see the whole story in movie form.I had to reverse and watch the ending a few times.
    "We Miss Brunner...or We Miss Brunner?? Its a good thing that Jerry ended up hermaphroditic because the dates wouldnt exactly be lining up at his door sporting that look.

    Why did cavemen drag their women by the hair??
    They started out dragging them by one foot, but it got too much sand in their toosh !!!

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  • Mespheber
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    We're talking about a movie called The Final Program, translated in french by Les décimales du futur, an adaptation of Jerry Cornelius, and indeed TITS! TITS! TITS! TITS!

    Maybe not the most intellectual aspect of the movie, but probably the most interesting.

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  • Morgan Kane
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    I did not see any actress or boobs on the message of Mespheber, or must i go to the optician ?

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  • voilodian ghagnasdiak
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    Mes Wrote
    Many boobs at least.
    Minimum of two per actress I would assume ?
    And none of that ghastly Bishop Beesily in the flesh either !!!!

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  • Mespheber
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    Nice movie, strange and psychedelic.

    Many boobs at least.

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  • voilodian ghagnasdiak
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    I ordered Final Programme on DVD two weeks ago and the status is "shipped".Hopefully Ill see it within the next two weeks.I didnt order it through Amazon, but through a local video outlet.It came up to $23.99 plus tax.

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  • Zax
    started a topic 'The Final Prog' and apparent DVD tastes!

    'The Final Prog' and apparent DVD tastes!

    Just got this from Amazon.com:

    We've noticed that customers who have purchased The Final Programme also purchased Not Now, Darling on DVD. For this reason, you might like to know that Not Now, Darling will be released on July 25, 2006 on DVD. You can pre-order yours at a savings of 32% by following the link below.





    Not Now, Darling
    Price: $16.99You Save: $7.96(32%)
    Release Date: (July 25, 2006)
    Rated: Not Rated; Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)



    Description
    A comedy of explosive proportions. Gilbert Bodley (Leslie Phillips), the boss of an exclusive West End furrier, has an insatiable appetite for beautiful women. He wants to give his prospective mistress, Janie (Julie Ege), a gift of an expensive mink coat. So as not to upset her husband, Gilbert agrees to sell Janie the fur at an outrageous discount and pay the balance himself. Suspicions are on the rise and rightfully so! Gilbert has to create stories for everyone while at the same time trying to keep up with them all himself! Lots of confusion, near-misses and trouble make this a hilarious... Read more

    WTF?!

    Then again, there's a certain attraction in seeing Jerry hanging out in the 'naughty nostalgia' market. Coming soon: Carry On Cornelius.

    Seriously, I suppose it's a Julie Ege thing.

    Actually, 'Amazon-whacking' is a fun sport - just key in any search term relating to pornography - 'lesbian' or 'orgy' are good ones - then pick any item and check out the 'customers also purchased' bit - it'll be full of generic SF!

    Whatcha mean, 'How would I know?'
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