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Thursday Night is Liberal Drinks West Yorkshire (invite yourself on Facebook or Flock Together - or just turn up like [personal profile] burkesworks usually does ;)) in which we will drink liberally and plot to take over the world, and then this weekend is the 8th FuffWoo, in which geeks from all over everywhere will descend on Bradford to watch cheesy horror and sci-fi in our marvellous National Media Museum (invite yourself on Facebook or buy tickets). The films on offer include:
  • Flash Gordon
  • the Call of Cthulhu
  • The Satanic Rites of Dracula
  • a midnight screening of Shaun of the Dead
  • a 70mm print of Aliens
  • IMAX Star Trek and Watchmen
  • and the old silent treat Vampyr with a new score played by a live band.
It's going to be awesome! Unfortunately it will probably interfere with blogging a fair bit too...

Oh well. Time to dye hair and tiday house a bit for visitors. For those keeping track, gmail inbox currently stands at 171 unread, and Faceache inbox at a mere 49. ;)

Date: Tuesday, June 9th, 2009 05:27 pm (UTC)
almadsfeika: (spurs in bruges)
From: [personal profile] almadsfeika
You might want to go away from your laptop and push the dog off your lap at the same time, sweetheart. ;) Have many laughs this weekend, I won't be there because I only turn up in West Yorkshire on Very Special Occasions (TM)...

PS. This is just a radical concept brought to you by a Cockney who's had enough of tube strikes before they've even begun. It was also a Lib Dem mate's birthday yesterday which included an awful lot of falling about laughing. You can insert your own explanation for today's annoyances in this box too, if you like ;P

Date: Tuesday, June 9th, 2009 07:46 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I'm there, despite Flock Together claiming it will be a 333 mile detour for some reason.

Date: Tuesday, June 9th, 2009 07:46 pm (UTC)
burkesworks: (Default)
From: [personal profile] burkesworks
That was me btw.

Date: Tuesday, June 9th, 2009 07:48 pm (UTC)
karohemd: by LJ user gothindulgence (Default)
From: [personal profile] karohemd
I'll come to the Ship instead of yours Thursday night, then, as I doubt you'll be back when I arrive (22:35).

Date: Wednesday, June 10th, 2009 12:06 am (UTC)
matgb: Artwork of 19th century upper class anarchist, text: MatGB (Default)
From: [personal profile] matgb
You arriving by train? You know how to get hold of us if you get stuck.

Date: Wednesday, June 10th, 2009 12:20 am (UTC)
karohemd: by LJ user gothindulgence (Default)
From: [personal profile] karohemd
Yes, by train.
I have SB's mobile number but not yours.

Date: Wednesday, June 10th, 2009 12:27 am (UTC)
karohemd: by LJ user gothindulgence (Default)
From: [personal profile] karohemd

Date: Wednesday, June 10th, 2009 09:26 am (UTC)
karohemd: by LJ user gothindulgence (Default)
From: [personal profile] karohemd
Got it, thanks!

Date: Tuesday, June 9th, 2009 09:21 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] jamie77
Flash Gordon - first saw that on BBC One when it they premiered it on the telly, 84? 85? Though one was already familiar with the Queen song and video. It (the film) was recorded off the telly and watched far too many times. Very disappointed that we never got to see the story continued - though there is some debate I think as to whether there was any real intention to do more than one film after Nicholas Roeg bailed on directing and Mike Hodges was upgraded from being the director for a potential sequel.

Oo, Aliens - I remember saving up my pennies to get 'The Special Edition' when it was released on vhs to much fanfare in 1991 (or thereabouts) but I tend to think James Cameron and company got it right with the original theatrical cut.

Satanic Rites - as you have pointed out before I have no taste in Hammer films, being completely blind to the awfulness of Dracula 1972AD. Though on a Dracula note, Network DVD will be releasing the late sixtes/early seventies Thames series, Tales of Mystery and Imagination and of those episodes which exist - an adaptation of Dracula with Denhomn Elliot (of all people) as everyone's favourite Transylvanian aristocrat.

Candyman - yes it produced some ropey sequels but I have always thought the first to be a pretty classy, straight horror film.

Watchmen - very pretty and quite entertaining in places, the revised ending actually trumps the original comic book but otherwise the movie as a whole might be seen as too faithful to the original. I would probably have hated the looser adaptation based around the 'war on terror' that Paul Greengrass promised but his version of course never went into production.

IMAX Star Trek - Star Trek on a very big screen, that should rock!

Hope you have fun!

Date: Wednesday, June 10th, 2009 06:17 am (UTC)
davegodfrey: South Park Me. (Default)
From: [personal profile] davegodfrey
Enjoy yourself!

*Decides to go next year*

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