#HCD2013

Home Cinema Day has landed! All over the country people are gathering together to participate in the Scalarama event where people organise their own viewings, invite their friends and share their day by tweeting, blogging or just singing about it…

Video City have come up with a list of staff-recommended double-bills for you to share with your chosen watching buddies – and we’ve thrown in a special offer to boot: rent any of these double-bills today and pay just £3. That’s 2 films for the price of 1, so get involved!

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Here is the complete list:

Lally:

Morvern Callar&Mister Lonely
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Ed Wood&Bela Legosi’s Dracula
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The Red Shoes&Tales of Hoffman
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Mehdi:

Eddie Murphy double bill:
Coming to America&Trading Places
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French Rom-com:
Priceless&Heartbreaker
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French alternative:
Untouchable&Cafe De Flore
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Italian double:
Cinema Paradiso&Life is Beautiful
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Middle-Eastern double bill:
A Separation&Incendies
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Arnie double bill:
Terminator 1&2
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Great British drama:
Tyrannosaur&Broken
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Cronenberg double:
History of Violence&Eastern Promises
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Alpacino/De Niro double:
Godfather 2&Heat
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Brad Pitt double:
Meet Joe Black&Legends of the Fall
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Tom Cruise double:
Jerry Maguire&Cocktail
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Family double:
Mrs. Doubtfire&Evan Almighty
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Jim Carrey:
Dumb & Dumber&Me, Myself & Irene
**

Will:
GRUNGE CINEMA
River’s Edge&Interview With a Vampire
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TWO TAKES
Celine and Julie Go Boating&Desperately Seeking Susan
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CRAZY LOVE
Suddenly, Last Summer&Pigsty
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TONY MANERO LOVES ROCKY BALBOA
Saturday Night Fever&Rocky
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VROOM VROOM
Two-Lane Blacktop&Radio On
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Simon:
A Mads Mikkelsen Double Bill:
AFTER THE WEDDING&THE HUNT
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How to Train Your Dragon&Dinosaur
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Borrowers&Cool Runnings
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Charlie&Lola&Winniethe Pooh

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Tom:
THE BEAT GOES ON DOUBLE BILL:
Permanent Vacation&Last Exit to Brooklyn
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ON THE TURN   – A MONSTROUS YOUTH DOUBLE BILL:
Lord of the Flies&Carrie
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CULTURES ON THE MARGINS DOUBLE BILL:
Taqwacores&Paris is Burning
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MY FEET KEEP DANCING DOUBLE BILL:
Red Shoes&They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?
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MUCH TOO MUCH IS NEVER ENOUGH DOUBLE BILL:
Boom!&Beyond The Valley of the Dolls
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BROKEN BRITAIN DOUBLE BILL:
Sus&Made in Britain
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I’M DOING THIS BECAUSE I LOVE YOU – A PUNISHING DOUBLE BILL:
Mommie Dearest&Uncle David
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I SING THE BODY UNUSUAL DOUBLE BILL:
Freaks&Pumping Iron
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IT’S ALL FUN AND GAMES… A FUN DRUG MOVIE DOUBLE BILL:
Spun&Party Monster
*
TRIP OUT FOR REAL DOUBLE BILL:
Easy Rider&Magick Lantern Cycle
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LOOKING FOR TROUBLE – AN S.E. HINTON / F.F. COPPOLA DOUBLE BILL:
Rumblefish&The Outsiders
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THE DOUBLE LIFE OF BILL BURROUGHS DOUBLE BILL:
Drugstore Cowboy&Naked Lunch
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EDGEY TEEN DOUBLE BILL:
Rivers Edge&Over the Edge
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“POUR ME A DOUBLE” BILL – FILMS FOR SERIOUS DRUNKS:
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?&Faces
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ROCK BOTTOM / HIGH END DOUBLE BILL:
Spring Breakers&Trash Humpers
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WICKED SPIRITS DOUBLE BILL:
The Innocents&Blithe Spirit
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WEEPY CHEATING DOUBLE BILL:
Brief Encounter&Indiscretion of an American Wife
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SEEING DOUBLE DOUBLE BILL – A COUPLE OF FILMS WITH TWINS:
Dead Ringers&Big Business
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FEMINIST PROBLEMS DOUBLE BILL:
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers&Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
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THE HAPPIEST MUSICAL EVER MADE AND… DOUBLE BILL:
Easter Parade&The Saddest Music in the World
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Dixie:
A Troubled Duo:
Aileen&Tyson
Gender Bender Musical Double:
Hedwig and the Angry Inch&Calamity Jane
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Men without a Name Double:
Yojimbo&Fistfull of Dollars
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Freedom/Roots/Identity Double:
Battle of Algiers&Exiles
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Chips Dips Chains N Dips Double:
Teenwolf&Weird Science
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Make Me/Be Me/Kill Me Double:
The Thing&The Fly
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A for Authenticity Double:
F for Fake&Close up
**

Andrei:
Not Quite Hollywood&Corman’s World
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Big Trouble in Little China&Beverly Hills Cop
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Black Fish&Rust and Bone
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Dig&Beware of Mr.Baker
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LA Confidential&Chinatown
House of Games&Nine Queens
**

Rob:

Classic, beautiful (and not cheesy), romance:
A Matter of Life and Death&L’Atalante
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French Nuts:
Science of Sleep&A Town Called Panic
**

Jesse:

Salesman&Glengarry Glenross
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Werckmeister Harmonies&Songs from the Second Floor
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Trashhumpers&Salo or the 120 days of Sodom
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Dead Man&eeks Cutoff
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Gypsy Caravan&Black cat, White cat
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The Corporation&Tout Va Bien
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In the name of the father &Hunger (Steve McQueen)

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The Double-Bill Blow-Out Is Nearly Upon Us…

Just a few pesky hours separating us from Home Cinema Day, and our list of recommendations continues:

SIMON RECOMMENDS

A Mads Mikkelsen Double Bill:

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AFTER THE WEDDING (2006) – dir. Susanne Bier

&

TheHuntTHE HUNT (2012) – dir. Thomas Vinterberg

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JESSE recommends:

salesman-movie-poster-1969-1020463608Salesman (1968) – dir. Maysles Bros.

&

glengarry-glen-ross-movie-poster-1992-1020344630Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) – dir. James Foley

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Romani Double-Bill:

18673324Gypsy Caravan (2006) – dir. Jasmine Dellal

&

smallposterBlack Cat, White Cat (1998) – dir. Emir Kusturica

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ALL OTHER RECOMMEND DOUBLE BILLS WILL BE PUBLISHED TOMORROW – WATCH THIS SPACE

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ALL OTHER RECOMMEND DOUBLE BILLS WILL BE PUBLISHED TOMORROW – WATCH THIS SPACE

ONLY 1 DAY TO GO!

Home Cinema Day is tomorrow – so get ready to grab your staff-recommended double-bills. All double bills will be listed on this blog and there will be a print out of the list at the shop on the day for all you late starters. Our list continues:

MEHDI RECOMMENDS

An Eddie Murphy double bill:

ComingtoAmerica_onesheet_international-1-500x728Coming to America (1988) – dir. John Landis

&

b23157jhlkcTrading Places (1983) – dir. John Landis

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French Rom-com double bill:

priceless1Priceless (2006) – dir. Pierre Salvadori

&  

The-Heartbreaker-PosterHeartbreaker (2010) – dir. Pascal Chaumeil

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French alternative double bill:

UNTOUCHABLE-posterUntouchable (2011) – dir. Olivier Nakache

&

936full-cafe-de-flore-posterCafe De Flore (2011) – dir. Jean-Marc Vallee

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Will Recommends

A GRUNGE CINEMA Double Bill:

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RIVER’S EDGE (1986) – dir. Tim Hunter

&

interview-with-the-vampire-movie-poster-1994-1020189660Interview With a Vampire (1984) – dir. Neil Jordan

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TWO TAKES DOUBLE BILL:

celine_and_julie_go_boating_posterCeline and Julie Go Boating (1974) – dir. Jacques Rivette

&

Desperately-Seeking-Susan-movie-posterDesperately Seeking Susan (1985) – dir. Susan Seidelman

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Lally recommends

A Samantha Morton Double Bill:

morvern-callarMorvern Callar (2002) – dir. Lynne Ramsay

&

mister-lonely-movie-poster-2007-1020410086Mister Lonely (2007) – dir. Harmony Korine

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TOM recommends

A BROKEN BRITISH DOUBLE BILL:

Made_in_BritainMade In Britain (1982) – dir. Alan Clarke

&

Sus-directed-b-001S.U.S. (2010) – dir. Robert Heath

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I’M DOING THIS BECAUSE I LOVE YOU – A PUNISHING DOUBLE BILL:

mommie-dearest-posterMommie Dearest (1981) – dir. Frank Perry

&

Uncle_David_screenshotUncle David (2010) – dir. David Hoyle

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I SING THE BODY UNUSUAL DOUBLE BILL:

Freaks_02Freaks (1932) – dir. Tod Browning

&

pumpingironaprPumping Iron (1977) – dir. George Butler

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IT’S ALL FUN AND GAMES… A FUN DRUG MOVIE DOUBLE BILL:

spun_ver5Spun (2002) – dir. Jonas Akerlund

&

Party_MonsterParty Monster (2003) – dir. Fenton Bailey

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posted by Dixie Turner

HOME CINEMA DAY – DOUBLE-BILL BONANZA!!

And so we continue with our list of staff-selected double features as part of Scalarama‘s celebration of film screenings in diverse locations – on this occasion (this Sunday) in YOUR living room. Remember, on this Sunday only, you get 2 for 1 when renting any of our staff-suggested double-bills (i.e. each double-bill will cost just £3).

TOM RECOMMENDS:

THE BEAT GOES ON DOUBLE BILL:

permanent-vacation-movie-poster-1982-1020202578Permanent Vacation (1980) – dir. Jim Jarmusch

&

last_exit_to_brooklyn_ver2Last Exit to Brooklyn (1989) – dir. Uli Edel

ON THE TURN  – A MONSTROUS YOUTH DOUBLE BILL:

Lordofthefliesposters Lord of the Flies (1963) – dir. Peter Brook

&

CARRIE hd_3521ef8f5c5bea231c0e3065254c9fcaCarrie (1976) – dir. Brian De Palma

CULTURES ON THE MARGINS DOUBLE BILL:

the-taqwacores-poster_08,11Taqwacores (2010) – dir. Eyad Zahra

&

Paris is Burning_movie_posterParis is Burning (1990) – dir. Jennie Livingstone

MY FEET KEEP DANCING DOUBLE BILL:

red-shoes-the-broadway-movie-poster-1993-1020407395Red Shoes (1948) – dir. Powell&Pressburger

&

THEY SHOOT HORSES 0525They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? (1969) – dir. Sydney Pollack

MUCH TOO MUCH IS NEVER ENOUGH DOUBLE BILL:

bOOM 70-867Boom! (1968) – dir. Joseph Losey

&

beyond-the-valley-of-the-dolls_posterBeyond The Valley of the Dolls (1970) – dir. Russ Meyer

Home Cinema Day: Staff Double-Bills Pt. 2

Our list of Staff recommended double-bills as part of Scalarama’s Home Cinema Day – this Sunday, 29th September – continues here. WATCH THIS SPACE FOR FURTHER LISTINGS:

JESSE RECOMMENDS

AN OFFBEAT WESTERN DOUBLE:

Dead-Man-1996-movie-posterDEAD MAN (1995) – dir. Jim Jarmusch

&

meekswebMEEK’S CUTOFF (2010) – dir. Kelly Reichhardt

ROB RECOMMENDS

A FAST EDDIE FELSON DOUBLE:

the-hustler-movie-poster-paul-newman-jackie-gleasonTHE HUSTLER (1961) – dir. Robert Rossen

&

el_color_del_dinero_1986_5THE COLOUR OF MONEY (1986) – dir. Martin Scorsese

DIXIE RECOMMENDS

A CLASSIC HORROR DOUBLE-BILL:

Thing_poster_01THE THING (1982) – dir. John Carpenter

&

fly_xlgTHE FLY (1986) – dir. David Cronenberg

REMEMBER, TAKE ONE OF OUR RECOMMENDED DOUBLE-BILLS

THIS SUNDAY FOR THE PRICE OF JUST ONE TITLE!!

 

posted by Dixie Turner

Portobello Film Festival + Scala Beyond (Don’t Miss)

Saunter, skip or run down to your local film festival for long-lost classics, cult curiosities and independent, low-budget beauties – and horrors (I am talking about films… just to be clear).

 

PORTOBELLO FILM FESTIVAL:

VENUES

POP UP CINEMA
3 ACKLAM ROAD, W10 5TY

WESTBOURNE STUDIOS
242 ACKLAM ROAD, W10 5JJ

GREAT WESTERN STUDIOS
65 ALFRED ROAD, W2 5EU

 

SCALA BEYOND:

Various Venues