Now there’s no shocked faces among those of you reading this that we’re huuuuuge 80s films lovers which of course inspired our simply epic range of Movie T-Shirts *wink wink*. Being raised at possibly one of the most exciting decades for cinema (not biased at all!), with huge special affects looking ever more real ‘ahem’ and the stories taking us into far and distant lands where anything and everything was possible, we’re sure that the 80s was THEEE time that brought about some of the most iconic films that even today people can get excited about watching.
During this rose tinted time, the western world was pretty sure footed in its cinema going days, sadly however in the African country of Ghana and other surrounding countries, the film industry was only really just taking off.
With very little disposable income available to most people, the idea of building big cinema complexes seemed like a distant dream (and sadly still is in a lot of areas). So! Instead, small companies would go around with portable TVs, video players and a bag full of videos, visiting every town or village in turn, with film ‘screenings’ taking place in schools during the day, and outside at night.
Now to really bring in the crowds, these little pop up screens would commission artists to re-create some of the most iconic movie posters to advertise what they would be showing. This has resulted in some pretty amazing takes on the classics which is what we’d like to show you know……sit back and enjoy!
James Bond – The Spy Who Loved Me
Oh and Mission Impossible 2
Evil Dead 2
Would you watch these films after seeing these posters? We sure would!
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If like me, you’re bored to the back teeth of trashy reality T.V then boy have we got a treat for you this weekend! Prepare to cosy up with us TruffleShufflers on the sofa and veg out big time out for a full on old school movie master class.
Yes, I’ve quite literally challenged myself to watch as many retro movies as possible over the coming weekend. Don’t worry – I’ve only chosen movies available on freeview or terrestrial channels so everyone can join in with my square eyed extravaganza.
The amount of awesome movies on the old telly box is quite frankly incredible so here’s my very own old school TV guide for your viewing pleasure!
SATURDAY 8TH OCTOBER
As most normal people don’t get out of bed on a Saturday before Noon, I’m starting with James Bond Live and Let Die which is on ITV4 at 12:30 – 3:00pm!
Here’s a taster of that famous crocodile scene to wet your appetite…
Complete with the awesome Paul McCartney theme tune that later was made even more awesome by Guns N Roses, the legend that is Roger Moore and the weird voodoo stuff, it’s the perfect wake up call to start off the movie marathon.
OK so you’ve got half an hour to grab yourself a cup of tea and a quick bite of late lunch in preparation for the next in line, that modern day classic Men in Black which is on 5* at 3:30 – 5:25.
Join Will smith and Tommy Lee Jones as they hunt down the scum of the universe – great for all the family too!
You might have to miss the last 30 mins though because next up, I’ve found a proper 80’s classic which really can’t be missed! It’s only flipping Brewster’s Millions which is on ITV4 from 5:00pm-7:00pm
For anyone who hasn’t seen it (really??!) the comedy legend that is Richard Prior has to spend 30 million dollars in just one month or he’ll lose get his inheritance. Cue loads of laughs and plenty of feel good moments – it really is a bloody brilliant film and my pick of the day!
Time for a tea and toilet break as you’ve got 30 minutes before the next instalment of my movie marathon which is the 2009 remake of Star Trek, on from 7:30pm-10pm on Channel 4.
For a more authentic experience, we recommend slipping into one of our Star Trek Dressing Gowns to prepare yourself for going boldly where no man has gone before!
Live long and prosper folks as we reckon that after all the movie mayhem, it’s definitely time for bed (although if you do feel like staying up, the cracking Eddie Murphy Raw is on Film 4 at 11:05pm-12:50am.)
SUNDAY 8TH OCTOBER
Never fear though as when you wakey wakey on Sunday – you’ve got a tonne of pure 80’s gold to look forward to!
We’ve got a breakfast treat for you as we’re starting with War games, an early 80’s classic which is on from 11:00am-1:20pm on ITV1
The film follows David Lightman (the awesome Matthew Broderick), a young hacker who unwittingly accesses WOPR, a United States military supercomputer programmed to predict possible outcomes of nuclear war. Lightman gets WOPR to run a nuclear war simulation, originally believing it to be a computer game but it causes a national nuclear missile scare and nearly starts World War III. Definitely worth waking up early (well early-ish) for!
Most excitingly of all though, on channel 5 from 2:00-4:00pm, you’ve only got The Goonies to enjoy! Perfectly timed to coincide with the Sunday Roast, prepare for some proper family fun with Chunk and the gang! And don’t forget to join in for the Truffle Shuffle scene in our honour…..