My Favourite Videos
I have watched the following VHS videos, all from eBay, prices including P&P:
  • The Last of the Mohicans (2) from Charity Shop. Set in 1757. During the on going 7 Years War between France and Great Britain in the Wilderness of Upstate New York. Both with Indian Allies (Huron, Ottawa, and Mohican), and Colonial Militia. Fighting for control of the Continent, and the lucrative Fur Trade.
  • Doctor Who: Genesis of the Darleks (8.50). See Doctor Who. With Tom Baker, Darlek being derived from an encyclopaedia: DAR & LEK.
  • Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy 1 (5.95). See My Favourite Books.
  • Dr. Strangelove (2.01) or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb. With Peter Sellers staring in three lead roles. Incidentally he was born above the Chinese Takeaway, Next to my Local in Portmouth with does a very nice Sunday Dinner. The Plot: An Unhinged US Airforce Commander orders a nuclear strike on the Communist Soviet Union with B-52 Bombers. To get them with a first strike before they get us. The US President and his War Room have to try and recall them while warning the Soviet Premier to shoot them down before they reach their targets, or a Doomsday Machine will be triggered. Classic Line: 'No fighting in the War Room!'.
  • The Life of Brian (borrowed from a friend), a comedy take on the life of Christ by the Monty Python team. 'He's not the Messiah'. Popular Front for Liberation of Judea: 'What did the Roman's ever do for us? Except build Roads, Sanitation, Wine...'. At the Crucifixion they sign 'Always look on the bright side of Life'.
  • Ben Hur (3.20). By MGM won 11 Academy Awards. About a Wealthy Jew played by Charlton Heston who falls out with his Roman Childhood Friend who has been made Tribune, and is sent to the Gallies ('Row and Live!'). He saves the Consul from drowning in a sea battle and is rewarded with a pardon and by becoming his adopted Son (a common Roman practice). He goes back to Judea to find his Mother and Sister who were also punished, and meets an Arab Horse Trainer and becomes his Charioteer eventually racing his old Tribune 'Friend' in the great Circus Maximus, Rome. This scene took 3 months to shoot, and is very exiting with many stunts, one that cost someone their life. He then returns to Judea and finds his family to be leapers. Jesus makes several appearances, giving Ben Hur water to save his life, preaching to a crowd, and healing Ben Hur's Mother and Sister while being taken for Crucifixion.
  • The Ten Commandments (3.40). About Moses also played by Charlton Heston sending the Ten Plaques down on Egypt to free the Jewish slaves, receiving the Ten Commandments from God, and their forty year wondering in the desert to find the 'promised land'.