The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown 115

Gin and tonic! Is it the weekend already?!?!

Just like a master cocktail maker, we’ll find ourselves looking over the huge list of enticing movie names, picking out a few with just the right ingredients and then setting to work mixing up the array or juices, ice, limes and liqueurs as we shake together the concoction, leaving us with a sweet and strong glass of movie magic. We’ll gaze at the wonderful colours and paper umbrellas, not before snapping our wonderful delights to be forever captured onto celluloid wonder.

Have a happy retro weekend!


Aliens (1986)
Sky Movies Aliens 10:25am-12:45pm (2 hours 20 minutes)
Lone survivor Ripley is rescued in deep space decades after an alien creature wiped out her ship’s entire crew. She is recruited to accompany a military expedition to a colony on the planet where she first encountered the monster, only to find the aliens have been reproducing and there are now hordes of them. James Cameron’s sci-fi thriller sequel, with Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn and Lance Henriksen.

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) Film4 1:00pm-3:35pm (2 hours 35 minutes)
A mysterious, planet-sized energy cloud is heading for Earth, destroying everything in its path. Admiral James T Kirk returns to the bridge of the Enterprise to stop the invader, but he has to contend with a bitter rival and the possession of one of his crew by the alien force. Sci-fi adventure, the first movie based on the TV series, starring William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley and Persis Khambatta.

Dead Poets Society (1989) Sky Movies Drama & Romance 3:50pm-6:05pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
A charismatic English teacher at a New England prep school in the 1950s raises eyebrows among his strait-laced colleagues by encouraging the students to live life beyond their expectations. Unfortunately, the boys find their families and the rest of the teaching staff are not so understanding about their desire to follow their dreams. Peter Weir’s drama, starring Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke, Josh Charles and Gale Hansen.

Die Hard (1988) E4 9:00pm-11:45pm (2 hours 45 minutes)
New York cop John McClane visits Los Angeles to see his family over the Christmas holiday. Stopping off at his wife’s place of work, he realises armed men have taken over the building and are holding the corporation’s staff to ransom – and only he has the ability to fight back. Action thriller, starring Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman and Bonnie Bedelia.


Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
MGM Channel 1:55pm-3:50pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
A San Francisco health inspector becomes suspicious of people behaving strangely across the city. As he investigates, he discovers the terrifying truth – aliens have arrived on Earth in seed pods and are gradually replacing the human race with emotionless duplicates. Philip Kaufman’s remake of the sci-fi thriller, starring Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Leonard Nimoy, Jeff Goldblum and Veronica Cartwright.

Fun Fact! During the taxi ride, Donald Sutherland and Brooke Adams’ nervousness is genuine. Don Siegel had lost much of his vision and was driving through the dark streets of San Francisco without his glasses.

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) Channel 5 5:00pm-7:05pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
An eccentric confectionery king announces that five children will be given a tour of his wondrous factory. The winners turn out to be a kind-hearted boy from a penniless family and four obnoxious brats, who face a terrible fate when they misbehave. Musical fantasy, based on Roald Dahl’s classic book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, starring Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum and Roy Kinnear. Edited for flashing images.

The Rock (1996) Channel 5 9:00pm-11:45pm (2 hours 45 minutes)
A renegade general and his crack team of mercenaries take over the abandoned fortress prison of Alcatraz and threaten San Francisco with toxic nerve-gas rockets to extort a massive ransom. To break their stranglehold on the city, the FBI sends in a chemical weapons expert and a jailed SAS veteran, chosen because he is the only man to have ever escaped from the infamous penitentiary. Action thriller, with Sean Connery, Nicolas Cage and Ed Harris. Edited for language.

Blade Runner: The Final Cut (1982) BBC2 London 10:45pm-12:40am (1 hour 55 minutes)
A former cop in a bleak future Los Angeles is forced to return to duty for a mission to hunt down and kill a group of renegade android replicants. The fugitives have escaped from a space colony to find their creator on Earth, in a bid to prolong their limited lifespan. Ridley Scott’s definitive version of his sci-fi thriller, starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young and Daryl Hannah.

Fun Fact! Ridley Scott and Jordan Cronenweth achieved the famous ‘shining eyes’ effect by using a technique invented by ‘Fritz Lang’ known as the ‘Schüfftan Process’; light is bounced into the actors’ eyes off a piece of half mirrored glass mounted at a forty five degree angle to the camera.

Whatever you’re up to this weekend, make sure you always put the milk away and don’t steal all of the internet.


Hurry! Last Day to Get 10% Off ALL Exclusive Roald Dahl Clothing!

Just in case you missed it, this week we celebrated World Book Week, a day full of dressing up (mainly kids but this didn’t stop us), and just about as much inspiration as you could want to pick up that book you’ve always wanted to read and dive in!
But there’s more! As huuuuuge lovers of the Roald Dahl book series, we just had to bring in on very own exclusive range of T Shirts a while back which are all now 10% off!
With a huge range of Roald Dahl T-Shirts available covering all the classics, check out some of our best selling designs available for less just by using discount code DAHLDISCOUNT14 at the checkout….

Ladies Roald Dahl Good Thoughts Speckled Rolled Sleeve T-Shirt
Roald Dahl Good Thoughts Speckled Rolled T-Shirt

Ladies Roald Dahl Good Thoughts Vest
Ladies Roald Dahl Good Thoughts Vest

Ladies Roald Dahl Matilda T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle
Ladies Roald Dahl Matilda T-Shirt

Ladies Roald Dahl Charlie And The Chocolate Factory T-Shirt
Roald Dahl Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Tee

Men's Roald Dahl Fantastic Mr Fox T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle
Men's Roald Dahl Fantastic Mr Fox T-Shirt

Men's Roald Dahl The Twits T-Shirt
Men's Roald Dahl The Twits T-Shirt
Be quick peeps! This offer ends at midnight tonight.


Exclusive New Roald Dahl Quote T-Shirts Now In!

“If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”

Possibly one of the most amazing things our hero Roald Dahl ever taught us, this amazing quoute as seen childhood classic ‘The Twits’ never fails to make us smile and want to share it with everyone which is why we just had to get to work and feature this on some amazing new Roald Dahl T-Shirts!

These exclusive new designs offer a little something for everyone, be it on a vest, classic tee or our amazing speckled rolled sleeve T-Shirt. Wear it with pride and help spread some retro cheer of your own from only £19.99! Take a peep….

Ladies Roald Dahl Good Thoughts Vest from TruffleShuffle
Ladies Roald Dahl Good Thoughts Vest from TruffleShuffleBLh

Our classic grey ladies vest is a great wardrobe staple and can help complete more outfits than we’d know what to do with. Soft and flattering, what more could you want 🙂

Ladies Roald Dahl Good Thoughts Speckled Rolled Sleeve T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle
Ladies Roald Dahl Good Thoughts Speckled Rolled Sleeve T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle

Our uber stylish speckled tee featuring rolled sleeves and a slightly cropped cut is a little something different put really packs a fashion punch and complete with our exclusive design is a real retro dream!

Men's Roald Dahl Good Thoughts T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle
Men's Roald Dahl Good Thoughts T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle

For the guys we’ve kept things nice and simple with our fantastic quite design on our white soft tee which really helps the lettering to stand out and let the design speak for itself.

Pick up one of these amazing new Roald Dahl Quote clothing designs today as a little payday treat or for the perfect gift for the Roald Dahl fan in your life. Don’t forget to check out our entire range of Roald Dahl Tees too for some extra titles and more exclusive designs!

See you there 🙂


Our Top #truffleshufflecom Instagrams…

Here at Truffle Towers, we really love a good rummage through our instagram feeds any chance we get. Waiting for a train, boiling the kettle for a fresh round, or even as the first thing we do in the morning to kick-start our day…we can’t be the only ones right?!

Well! To just show off some of the amazing things we’ve spotted and to show off some of our fans rocking our retro clothes, he’s another look at some of our favourite #truffleshufflecom or @truffleshufflecom tagged instagrams that have caught our eye over the last few days and weeks…..


Phew! Only #matilda left to read and blog now. 5 days til #roalddahlday #truffleshuffle #bookblog


Best tee ever ! #tee #tshirt #batman #geekster #clothes #brucetim #dccomics #blue


Best tshirt EVER!!! money well spent! #truffleshuffle #Roald #Dahl #picoftheday #iphonephoto


Just got my shirt from truffle shuffle, so inpressed with service!


My #outfit in my latest post - what I wore roller skating! #zara skirt and #thunderbirds #truffleshuffle t-shirt


New Captain America T-shirt from @truffleshufflecom Thanks!


Childhood on a tshirt #thetwits #roalddahl #yellow #blonde #selfie #literaryclothes


Yes, I am wearing teenage mutant ninja turtles socks- what you saying it? #imcool #turtle #green #ninjaturtle #truffleshuffle #socks #sock #toastyfeet #greentoes


New favourite top, thank you lez! @emilyvictoriagibbons #MLP #truffleshuffle #bdaypresent


#mylittlepony #onelookyeomans #retro #truffleshuffle


#selfie #beatlejuicepants #beatlejuice #blonde #bathroom #david #davidbowie #bowie #labyrinth #jareth #thegoblinking #goblinking #truffle #shuffle #truffleshuffle #stripes #stripeypants

Want to get involved too? Why not show off some retro love and post a piccy of your latest purchase from our little site and tag it with either #truffleshufflecom or tag is in it as @truffleshufflecom and we’ll take a peep and perhaps help spread the love 🙂

See you there!