Only When I Laugh (1979–1982 United Kingdom)

If you are on the wavelength of classic, delightfully dated, superbly acted, situation British comedy then check this TV series out. You can purchase the four disc package off Amazon for a reasonable price. 28 memorable episodes from the reliable quill of Eric Chappell. Supremely irreverent, with virtually no political correctness to spoil the viewer’s enjoyment. They don’t make em like this anymore because the Bolsheviks have taken over western entertainment… anyway, the confines of a hospital ward actually enhance the chemistry and camaraderie of the cast, as well as the varied, yet silly, storylines. It’s so whimsical! [Read more…]

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The Legend Of Hell House (1973 UK)

catOn a first watch this is a very unsettling motion picture. The synthesized ‘score’ just creeps me to the bone every time, very effective, much more than straight music would have been; totally ahead of its time. It feels like some kind of un-natural percussion is performing drum fills inside my stomach. Yikes! I have seen this so many times but I still have to look away from the screen during the ‘ectoplasm’ scene (“leave a sah-mple in the jah, please”) though to get to the end of this film without flinching a number of times is difficult. [Read more…]

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