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Guns at Cyranos (1986)

Series: Philip Marlowe, Private Eye Country: United States Director: Robert Iscove Starring: Powers Boothe, Roxanne Hart, Cec Linder, Mark Humphrey, Ken pogue, John Ireland Music: Samuel Matlovsky Title Theme: Moe Koffman Based on the short story by Raymond Chandler Guns at Cyrano’s is a short story by Raymond Chandler, which originally appeared in Black Mask, […]

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Woody Allen v Kangaroo

So you want more boxing kangaroo trash, huh? Well, here’s Woody doing his best. Uploaded to Youtube: rderitis

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Kickboxing Chick v Kangaroo

Obviously fighting a kangaroo is, well in my onion, pretty barbaric really – and certainly not politically correct today. But it was a common practice for Australian carnivals and circuses to have such an attraction in days gone by. It is also an element in King of the Outback – and although a work of […]

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Outback Fight Club Pt. 2

This is part 2 of the documentary about Fred Brophy’s Boxing Troupe. As I mentioned yesterday, King of the Outback is set in the world of tent boxing in the 1950s. What this contemporary documentary doesn’t show, is the large amount of aboriginal men who would work the tent boxing circuit as fighters but in […]

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Outback Fight Club Pt. 1

My novel King of the Outback, which is released later this month, is set in the world of outback tent boxing. As tent boxing is pretty much unique to Australia, I thought a brief lesson was in order. Below, in four snippets, is Part 1 of a documentary about Fred Brophy, who ran the last […]

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Wonder Woman vs Gargantua

Series: Wonder Woman (Season 1) Country: United States Director: Charles R. Rondeau Starring: Linda Carter, Lyle Waggoner, Richard Easham, Beatrice Colen, Robert Loggia, Gretchen Corbett, John Hillerman, Tom Reese, and Mickey Morton as Gargantua Music: Artie kane Title Song: Charles Fox / Norman Gimbel Based on characters created by Charles Mouton Wonder Woman was one […]

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Remo Williams: TV Series Pilot (1988)

A little bit more on the Destroyer. In 1988, an attempt to launch a Remo Williams television series was made. Only the pilot was completed – obviously not good enough (or popular enough?) to garner the support to proceed to a fully fledged series. I haven’t seen the Pilot myself, but below a few clips […]

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The Phantom: Mini Series (2010)

Country: United States Director: Paolo Barzman Starring: Ryan Carnes, Sandrine Holt, Cameron Goodman, Jean Marchand, Isabella Rossellini, Cas Anvar, Ron Lea, Victor Andres Turgeon-Trelles Writers: Charles H. Knauf, Daniel Knauf Music: Michel Corriveau There’s an old jungle saying, ‘never throw the baby out with the bath water’. And unfortunately that is just what this series […]

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Mysterious Order of the Skeleton Suit

Permission to Kill is now a proud member of M.O.S.S. – the Mysterious Order of the Skeleton Suit, and to paraphrase (steal) Blofeld’s speech from Thunderball – ‘we are a dedicated fraternity whose strength lies in the integrity of its members’. The individual MOSSmen and MOSSettes are a pretty phenomenal bunch of bloggers and podcasters […]

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The Saint: The House on Dragon’s Rock (1968)

The Saint is often considered the ‘straight man’ of British TV when compared to The Prisoner or The Avengers, but this episode shows, when put to it, The Saint team could be just as ‘out there’ as the rest of them.

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