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    Crawdaddy's "Random Thoughts" about Home Video, Film & TV

    They Won''t Believe Me. Good story, which is what you would expect from anything Joan Harrison touched. I've been watching Alfred Hitchcock Presents again lately and the choices of short stories or even novels to adapt are always entertaining. And they really are Noirs, with the caveat that...
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    Weekly RoundUp 9-29-2020

    I don't if this is well known but Jaws 3 was originally supposed to be a Universal/National Lampoon collaboration called Jaws 3 ,People 0. John Hughes wrote the script (probably the only one he ever wrote that wasn't produced), and the opening was Peter Benchley at his Beverly Hills estate pool...
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    Lovecraft Country

    Is anyone else watching the limited series The Third Day on HBO Mondays at 9 pm? It's a very stylish British-produced mystery-horror-drama that deserves to also be called Lovecraft Country it's so effectively creepy. Knowing this is a limited series, anything is possible.
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    Lovecraft Country

    And now we have... a Korean folklore story. Anyone watching this as other than an anthology series is bound to be put off. I am thoroughly enjoying the wildly diverse story genre shift every week. This episode had its own rewards. The actress (Jamie Chung) was just stunning. Watching the speed...
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    Crawdaddy's "Random Thoughts" about Home Video, Film & TV

    I was thinking actor Glenn Ford was pretty square and maybe not sure what director Vidor was doing with him and Macready, but this account says different: This scene is infused with homoromantic dialogue. I have already established Ballin as a gay man, and I believe Johnny to be bisexual...
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    Crawdaddy's "Random Thoughts" about Home Video, Film & TV

    Gilda. So, sue me, I've never watched this entire film before. And I wish I heard Muller's interpretation before I watched this screening. Because I'm watching this more probably like his 13-year old naïve self and I'm just whiffing by the obvious subtext. It makes absolute sense in that...
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    Lovecraft Country

    Well, oooo-kay, and now we have the unique twist on the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde genre, or maybe the Wolfman*. As for the ending of this weeks' genre story within a story, what's not to understand about *"Even a sister who is pure in heart and sings in choir by night may become a bitch when...
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    Crawdaddy's "Random Thoughts" about Home Video, Film & TV

    You know you're not watching the most compelling movie when all you can think while they are driving in a convertible on the Pacific Coast Highway is why doesn't Zachary Scott's hat blow off?
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    Crawdaddy's "Random Thoughts" about Home Video, Film & TV

    Danger Signal. Okay, this screening belongs on the Lifetime channel more than Noir Alley. It's a woman's picture through and through with all the bite taken out of it. And yes, that's the most ridiculous and convenient ending just about ever in film. No, this plot is not even a shadow of a...
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    Lovecraft Country

    Very cool, and helpful! There's much more going on behind each episode that I ever suspected (Bobo playing Ouija is Emmett Till!). I can't believe this is just put together by a fan and not HBO, but praise to them.
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    Lovecraft Country

    Now I've caught up with the Journey to the Center of the Earth episode (foreshadowed by the kid reading the Jules Verne book in the library early on). Cryptic clues, caves and adventure giving it that whole Indiana Jones vibe, so every episode continues to build around a completely different...
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    Question about "The Avengers" TV series

    Season 4 on BD is Region 2 I'm afraid, and will not play in domestic players, so there goes that option (unless you have a Region-free player).
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    Question about "The Avengers" TV series

    I had the Emma Peel Megaset on DVD, which was a good option. I've since traded that back because I thought blu-rays were coming out, but so far only able to get season (5) on BD, the second season with Diana Rigg in color. And it's not optimal. A bit overbright and faded colors. Should have...
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    Diana Rigg passes away at age 82

    A part of my adolescent joy went with you, Mrs. Peel. Goodbye, Diana Rigg.
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    Lovecraft Country

    I'm catching up slowly on the DVR. I watched the haunted house episode, which was a complete story within itself, so seemingly disconnected from the mythology arc started (which I assume will resume). Some good creepy moments, though you wonder if the ghosts were a scarier threat, or the white...