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Title: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: Jonny on 22 May 2012 - 12:59
(http://www.headpress.com/Images/Products/OFFBEAT_COVER_01_600.jpg)


Coming soon from Headpress...


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Think you know British cinema? Think again.


While critics sing from an over familiar hymn sheet of so-called ‘cult films,’ there remains an epoch of British cinema still awaiting discovery that is every bit as provocative and deserving of attention. And there could be no finer guide to these uncharted domains than Julian Upton’s Offbeat. This is the book for the more intrepid cinema lover. A passionate, irreverent and informative exploration of British cinema’s secret history, from the buoyant leap in film production in the late fifties to the dying embers of popular domestic cinema in the early eighties.


So, move over Peeping Tom, Get Carter and The Wicker Man – it’s time to make way for The Mark, Unearthly Stranger, The Strange Affair, The Squeeze, Sitting Target, Quest for Love, The Black Panther and a host of forgotten gems.


Offbeat features in-depth reviews of more than 100 films, plus interviews and eye-opening essays that together tell the wider story of film in Britain, its neglected cinematic trends and its unsung heroes.


The last great British B-movies
Anti-swinging London films
Sexploitation — from Yellow Teddy Bears to Emmanuelle in Soho
The British rock’n’roll movie
CIA-funded cartoons
The Asylum in British cinema
The Children’s Film Foundation
The demise of the short as supporting feature
Val Guest, Sidney Hayers and the forgotten journeymen of British film
Swashbucklers, crime thrillers and other non-horror Hammers
And much more!




Contents...

Foreword by John Krish
Introduction: The Cinema of Low Expectations by Julian Upton
Boom: 1955–69 by Julian Upton
Baby Love: Underage Sex and Murder in British Films by David Kerekes
Swordplay: British Swashbuckler Films by James Oliver
Bust: 1969–85 by Julian Upton
Over the Cliff: British Rock and Roll Films by James Oliver
A Dangerous Madness: The Asylum in British Film by Jennifer Wallis
Seen But Not Heard Of: The Children’s Film Foundation by James Oliver
Wings of Death: The Demise of the Short as Supporting Feature by David Kerekes
Afterword: 1985 and Beyond by Julian Upton
Appendix
Bibliography
Notes on Contributors
Index
Plus film reviews by Darrell Buxton, Sam Dunn, Mark Goodall, Graeme Hobbs, David Hyman, Martin Jones, David Kerekes, Sarah Morgan, Kim Newman, James Oliver, Gary Ramsay, David Slater, David Sutton, Andrew Syers, Phil Tonge, Julian Upton, Jennifer Wallis



Order details at the Headpress website HERE (http://www.headpress.com/ShowProduct.aspx?ID=116)
Title: Re: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: Kevin Coed on 22 May 2012 - 16:54
Seems like there's lots of interesting books in the pipeline.
Title: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: demented_uk on 22 May 2012 - 17:43
Can't wait for this, love Headpress publications. Will be interesting to see how much has been written about Sidney Hayers.
Title: Re: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: Jonny on 22 May 2012 - 18:01
They've got an updated Killing for Culture out in November which I'm looking forward to.
Title: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: demented_uk on 22 May 2012 - 18:21
They've got an updated Killing for Culture out in November which I'm looking forward to.

About time, David's been promising this for ages and my current copy is falling apart.
Title: Re: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: gnorthcott on 22 May 2012 - 21:01
This looks great  >:(
Title: Re: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: Ben Cobb on 23 May 2012 - 02:09
A definitive purchase from me!
Title: Re: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: Jonny on 08 Dec 2012 - 09:26
This should be up for pre-order anytime soon. Can't seem to find any links on the Headpress site though.


Wouldn't mind bagging one of the Ltd Edition ones (there'll be 50 of them)
Title: Re: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: Kevin Coed on 08 Dec 2012 - 09:33
There was a page for it on their site but it's now a dead link.


http://www.headpress.com/ComingSoon.aspx (http://www.headpress.com/ComingSoon.aspx)
Title: Re: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: Jonny on 08 Dec 2012 - 09:43
There was a page for it on their site but it's now a dead link.


[url]http://www.headpress.com/ComingSoon.aspx[/url] ([url]http://www.headpress.com/ComingSoon.aspx[/url])



Yeah, noticed that when I clicked on the link in the first post. Apparently the Ltd hardbacks are in from the printers so I'd keep an eye on the site in the next few days for the pre-order link
Title: Re: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: darrell on 12 Dec 2012 - 11:01
Received my gratis contributor's copy of 'Offbeat' yesterday and can promise you an excellent read. Beautifully designed, easy to read, perfect to dip into and loaded with reviews of cult British faves. I'm not certain when this is available for general sale (Amazon says March 2013) but I don't think many here will be disappointed when you do eventually get your hands on a copy.
Title: Re: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: Kevin Coed on 14 Dec 2012 - 17:41
The hardback edition is available to order now. Limited to 100 copies, heavy paper, head and tail bands, ribbon bookmark. Special price of £22.50 if ordered before midnight on December 21st.
Title: Re: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: Jonny on 14 Dec 2012 - 17:56
The hardback edition is available to order now. Limited to 100 copies, heavy paper, head and tail bands, ribbon bookmark. Special price of £22.50 if ordered before midnight on December 21st.



Ordered!  :P


http://www.headpress.com/ShowProduct.aspx?ID=121 (http://www.headpress.com/ShowProduct.aspx?ID=121)
Title: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: demented_uk on 14 Dec 2012 - 18:06
I purchased a copy as soon as I got the mailer. Comes to £26.20 with postage.
Title: Re: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 14 Dec 2012 - 19:04
Wouldn't mind bagging one of the Ltd Edition ones (there'll be 50 of them)
That's what I was hoping for. Wasn't there in the end though. Do you reckon that 50 become the 100 in the end?

I mailed Critch to see if he knows but in that time it's popped up that they are nearly gone so I didn't want to take the chance to wait and find out so I ordered one.
Title: Re: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: Kevin Coed on 14 Dec 2012 - 19:23
Can't really afford it, but just ordered one myself.

Title: Re: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 14 Dec 2012 - 19:35
Can't really afford it, but just ordered one myself.
Me neither but I was scared if I didn't snap one up they would be gone.
Title: Re: Re: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: Jonny on 15 Dec 2012 - 09:46
Wouldn't mind bagging one of the Ltd Edition ones (there'll be 50 of them)
That's what I was hoping for. Wasn't there in the end though. Do you reckon that 50 become the 100 in the end?

I mailed Critch to see if he knows but in that time it's popped up that they are nearly gone so I didn't want to take the chance to wait and find out so I ordered one.

Yeah definitely, the 50 turned into 100.

Same as you guys, not exactly flush at the moment but had to order it! I can't be waiting until March for the paper back.
Title: Re: Re: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 15 Dec 2012 - 14:51
I can't be waiting until March for the paper back.
I feel like I've cheapened myself if I've got a paperback when there's a hardback, silly really.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: Jonny on 15 Dec 2012 - 16:28
I can't be waiting until March for the paper back.
I feel like I've cheapened myself if I've got a paperback when there's a hardback, silly really.

I always regret not getting the hard back version of Ten Years of Terror. I only have the soft cover version of that.
Title: Re: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: Kevin Coed on 15 Dec 2012 - 16:35
I've got the hardback. I've had people offer me good money for it too but I've remind resolute on not selling it. Kicking myself that I didn't buy two copies at the time though, I was tempted to.
Title: Re: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 15 Dec 2012 - 16:37
Kicking myself that I didn't buy two copies at the time though.
And I'm kicking myself that I didn't get it at all, or the paperback for that matter.
Title: Re: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: Kevin Coed on 15 Dec 2012 - 16:40
Harvey was saying that he was going to do an updated reprint but that was a few years ago. Guess it's not going to happen now.



Title: Re: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 15 Dec 2012 - 16:41
Harvey was saying that he was going to do an updated reprint but that was a few years ago. Guess it's not going to happen now.
Let's hope he does get around to it.
Title: Re: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: JonathanM on 17 Dec 2012 - 22:52
Ordered the hardback tonight, got an email confirmation with an order number and the price but nothing else detailed in the email, is that normal for Headpress? Never ordered from them directly before you see... Will a dispatch email be sent out when it's posted?
Title: Re: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 17 Dec 2012 - 23:06
Ordered the hardback tonight, got an email confirmation with an order number and the price but nothing else detailed in the email, is that normal for Headpress? Never ordered from them directly before you see... Will a dispatch email be sent out when it's posted?
I've had the same as you so far mate, I'm sure everyone else is the same. We will soon find out.
Title: Re: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: Kevin Coed on 18 Dec 2012 - 05:21
Don't think I've ever had a dispatch email from Headpress. They normally send stuff pretty quick though.
Title: Re: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: Jonny on 18 Dec 2012 - 16:26
Don't think I've ever had a dispatch email from Headpress.


I just got a dispatch email saying mine had shipped today.
Title: Re: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: Kevin Coed on 18 Dec 2012 - 16:28
Don't think I've ever had a dispatch email from Headpress.


I just got a dispatch email saying mine had shipped today.


Twat.
Title: Re: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 18 Dec 2012 - 19:22
Don't think I've ever had a dispatch email from Headpress.


I just got a dispatch email saying mine had shipped today.


Twat.


Double Twat (that's gotta be cunt then)  :-\ ;D


Hi there A quick note to inform you that your HEADPRESS order has been dispatched.

Xmas bests - enjoy the order...
Title: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: the blob on 18 Dec 2012 - 21:39
Shame this had to be released right before Christmas. Might have to wait for the paperback if this goes quick, which it probably will. I'm all out of presents!
Title: Re: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: Jonny on 20 Dec 2012 - 17:09
My copy arrived this morning. Very nice it is too! Nice and chunky in size and weight, the lay out is spot on. I can see me dipping into this quite often.


(http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/5388/img20121220181109.jpg)
Title: Re: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: Kevin Coed on 20 Dec 2012 - 18:15
Still waiting for mine. Nice fucking jumper by the way. Are you herding goats for a living now?
Title: Re: Re: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: Jonny on 20 Dec 2012 - 18:27
Still waiting for mine. Nice fucking jumper by the way. Are you herding goats for a living now?

It's actually a cardigan!
Title: Re: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: Kevin Coed on 20 Dec 2012 - 18:36
I bet it has toggles!

Title: Re: Re: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: Jonny on 20 Dec 2012 - 18:52
I bet it has toggles!

Nope, just regular buttons I'm afraid!
Title: Re: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: Jonny on 20 Dec 2012 - 19:56
The hardback copy is now SOLD OUT btw
Title: Re: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 20 Dec 2012 - 19:59
The hardback copy is now SOLD OUT btw
I didn't think it would have stayed around long considering there's only 100 of them.


Hopefully mine will arrive tomorrow.
Title: Re: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: Kevin Coed on 21 Dec 2012 - 20:25
I thought the same of the Flesh and Blood volume 2 hardback but that's still available... Received my copy today, flicking through it in bed and already noticed a massive mistake (especially considering Kereke's prior works) on page 324. Lovely looking book though.
Title: Re: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: Jonny on 21 Dec 2012 - 20:46
I thought the same of the Flesh and Blood volume 2 hardback but that's still available... Received my copy today, flicking through it in bed and already noticed a massive mistake (especially considering Kereke's prior works) on page 324. Lovely looking book though.



Bonus points to anyone who spots the mistake...


(http://img845.imageshack.us/img845/470/aaaaqm.jpg)
Title: Re: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 21 Dec 2012 - 22:06

Bonus points to anyone who spots the mistake...

"The only British entry"


That is if you are counting Xtro properly
Title: Re: Re: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: Jonny on 21 Dec 2012 - 22:15

Bonus points to anyone who spots the mistake...

"The only British entry"


That is if you are counting Xtro properly

Bingo, does Xtro count? I didn't think it does.
Title: Re: Re: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 21 Dec 2012 - 22:55

Bonus points to anyone who spots the mistake...

"The only British entry"


That is if you are counting Xtro properly

Bingo, does Xtro count? I didn't think it does.
Yeah, I just wanted to cover myself just in case Coed piped up with an "actually..."   :-\


There's is something about Xtro counting/not counting though. One of them section 3's maybe?
Title: Re: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: Kevin Coed on 22 Dec 2012 - 05:59
That's only half the answer I'm looking for.
Title: Re: Re: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: Jonny on 22 Dec 2012 - 09:00
That's only half the answer I'm looking for.

There's no mention of Expose, which was a British film on the DPP list.
Title: Re: Re: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: Kevin Coed on 22 Dec 2012 - 10:23
That's only half the answer I'm looking for.

There's no mention of Expose, which was a British film on the DPP list.


That's cheating! I bloody told you last night!
Title: Re: Re: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: Jonny on 22 Dec 2012 - 10:49

That's cheating! I bloody told you last night!


 :-\
Title: Re: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: JonathanM on 22 Dec 2012 - 11:36
Got mine :) Very nice book, shame no colour stills or poster art but still bloody fantastic!
Title: Re: Re: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 22 Dec 2012 - 13:48
That's only half the answer I'm looking for.

There's no mention of Expose, which was a British film on the DPP list.


That's cheating! I bloody told you last night!
I thought Jonny was referring to Expose in the first place.
Title: Re: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: Peter on 26 Dec 2012 - 10:57
I've added a Letterboxd list (http://letterboxd.com/sevensson/list/offbeat-british-cinemas-curiosities-obscurities/) for those of you who want to keep track of which films from the book you have and haven't seen. There are quite a few missing in the tmdb database, so those of you with time on their hands are more  than welcome to add them and I'll update the list accordingly.
Title: Re: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: Kevin Coed on 26 Dec 2012 - 11:17
Good effort!  :P
Title: Re: Re: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: Jonny on 26 Dec 2012 - 13:20
I've added a Letterboxd list ([url]http://letterboxd.com/sevensson/list/offbeat-british-cinemas-curiosities-obscurities/[/url]) for those of you who want to keep track of which films from the book you have and haven't seen. There are quite a few missing in the tmdb database, so those of you with time on their hands are more  than welcome to add them and I'll update the list accordingly.


Nice one! I've been making mental notes of the films I've not seen as I've been reading it. This list makes things a little easier!
Title: Re: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: Jonny on 27 Dec 2012 - 16:11
There's some hardback copies still in stock at THIS LINK (http://www.moviemail.com/film/70040/Offbeat:-British-Cinema's-Curiosities,-Obscurities-and-Forgotten-Gems)



Title: Re: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: Jonny on 31 Dec 2012 - 11:02
There's some hardback copies still in stock at THIS LINK ([url]http://www.moviemail.com/film/70040/Offbeat:-British-Cinema's-Curiosities,-Obscurities-and-Forgotten-Gems[/url])


Now out of stock.

Managed to download a copy of THE LIFETAKER yesterday so I'll be giving that a look tonight, had never heard of it before reading about it in this book.
Title: Re: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 31 Dec 2012 - 11:21
Managed to download a copy of THE LIFETAKER yesterday so I'll be giving that a look tonight, had never heard of it before reading about it in this book.
Definitely looks like it's worth a watch.


(http://i437.photobucket.com/albums/qq98/spara73/Spara3/lifetaker_zpsbfd50060.jpeg)
(http://i437.photobucket.com/albums/qq98/spara73/Spara3/lifetakerb_zps96afe741.jpeg)
Title: Re: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: Jonny on 31 Dec 2012 - 11:29
Tom Chantrell art on the quad where that sleeve art came from...

(http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/2122/lifet.jpg)
Title: Re: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 31 Dec 2012 - 11:37
How much of the book have you read Jonny?

I obviously want to read the 70's area the most but am being strict with myself and reading it cover to cover.

A few pages short of 100 at the moment.


Title: Re: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: Jonny on 31 Dec 2012 - 11:41
How much of the book have you read Jonny?

I obviously want to read the 70's area the most but am being strict with myself and reading it cover to cover.

A few pages short of 100 at the moment.

I haven't been as strict as you and dove in mid-70's and I'm reading from there at the moment. Read the introduction and first 30 pages or so too.
Title: Re: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: Kevin Coed on 31 Dec 2012 - 11:53
I've just been popping in and out of it at random. Haven't read loads though as I tend to read two or three books at the same time.
Title: Re: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: the blob on 31 Dec 2012 - 14:36
Well, I'll have to wait until March!  :(

But... just preordered it from Sainsburys for a rather cheap £11.99 if anyone wants a good deal on the paperback.

http://www.sainsburysentertainment.co.uk/en/Books/Paperback/Julian-Upton/Offbeat-British-Cinema-s-Curiosities-Obscurities-and-Forgotten-Gems/product.html?product=E11158979 (http://www.sainsburysentertainment.co.uk/en/Books/Paperback/Julian-Upton/Offbeat-British-Cinema-s-Curiosities-Obscurities-and-Forgotten-Gems/product.html?product=E11158979)
Title: Re: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: Jonny on 05 Jan 2013 - 09:03
I've added a Letterboxd list ([url]http://letterboxd.com/sevensson/list/offbeat-british-cinemas-curiosities-obscurities/[/url]) for those of you who want to keep track of which films from the book you have and haven't seen. There are quite a few missing in the tmdb database, so those of you with time on their hands are more  than welcome to add them and I'll update the list accordingly.


I've just added THE LIFETAKER (https://www.themoviedb.org/movie/155424-the-lifetaker) to the tmdb if you want to add it to your list Pete.
Title: Re: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: Peter on 05 Jan 2013 - 11:03
Cheers Jonny! I've updated the list with The Lifetaker and a few other titles. Less than 10 left to be added now.
I've finished the book as well. I thought it was a great read and since I've only seen a fraction of all the titles in the book, so there are quite a few ones that need to be added to my watch-list. I think the Reckoning is up next.
Title: Re: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: Jonny on 05 Jan 2013 - 11:23
Cheers Jonny! I've updated the list with The Lifetaker and a few other titles. Less than 10 left to be added now.
I've finished the book as well. I thought it was a great read and since I've only seen a fraction of all the titles in the book, so there are quite a few ones that need to be added to my watch-list. I think the Reckoning is up next.

No worries. I'll add any that still need adding when I get a chance later this afternnoon.
Title: Re: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: Jonny on 10 Jan 2013 - 14:59
Added THE APPOINTMENT (https://www.themoviedb.org/movie/157276-the-appointment) to tmdb  :'(
Title: Re: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: Paul on 10 Jan 2013 - 15:18
I must get this book. Seems like I've been missing out on a lot of films I've not even heard of.
Title: Re: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: the blob on 10 Jan 2013 - 16:38
I must get this book. Seems like I've been missing out on a lot of films I've not even heard of.

I'm feeling the same way and still have nearly two months to wait! I might start having to ignore some threads to leave me with a few surprises.  ;D
Title: Re: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: Jonny on 10 Jan 2013 - 17:16
I must get this book. Seems like I've been missing out on a lot of films I've not even heard of.

I'm feeling the same way and still have nearly two months to wait! I might start having to ignore some threads to leave me with a few surprises.  ;D

I'm trying not to be spoilerish in any way with the threads I've started recently. Apologies if I have been at any point!

I'll be watching Edward Woodward in THE APPOINTMENT tonight, thread to follow!  :-X
Title: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: the blob on 10 Jan 2013 - 17:24
I must get this book. Seems like I've been missing out on a lot of films I've not even heard of.

I'm feeling the same way and still have nearly two months to wait! I might start having to ignore some threads to leave me with a few surprises.  ;D

I'm trying not to be spoilerish in any way with the threads I've started recently. Apologies if I have been at any point!

I'll be watching Edward Woodward in THE APPOINTMENT tonight, thread to follow!  :-X

Oh no, not at all! Just thinking of leaving myself some films to discover from reading the book.
Title: Re: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: Kevin Coed on 10 Jan 2013 - 17:28
I must get this book. Seems like I've been missing out on a lot of films I've not even heard of.

I'm feeling the same way and still have nearly two months to wait! I might start having to ignore some threads to leave me with a few surprises.  ;D

I'm trying not to be spoilerish in any way with the threads I've started recently. Apologies if I have been at any point!

I'll be watching Edward Woodward in THE APPOINTMENT tonight, thread to follow!  :-X


That one sounds very interesting tbh.
Title: Re: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: Peter on 10 Jan 2013 - 18:23
Added THE APPOINTMENT (https://www.themoviedb.org/movie/157276-the-appointment) to tmdb  :'(

Thanks Jonny! I've just added the few titles that were still missing so the list is complete now.
Title: Re: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: Jonny on 10 Jan 2013 - 18:31
Oh no, not at all! Just thinking of leaving myself some films to discover from reading the book.

I've actually stopped reading the reviews for films I've not seen now after realising they are spolier filled. So all the films I've been watching this past week have been blind watches, I'm using Pete's Letterboxd list to check what I have and have not seen and choosing my next viewing from that list. Only then am I going to the book and reading what they have to say.

Added THE APPOINTMENT (https://www.themoviedb.org/movie/157276-the-appointment) to tmdb  :'(

Thanks Jonny! I've just added the few titles that were still missing so the list is complete now.

Magic! My goal is to watch all the films on the list, I've so far only seen 30% of them (34 films out of 112) so I've a way to go yet.
Title: Re: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: the blob on 05 Mar 2013 - 14:08
It seems this has been delayed from the 4th March release date everywhere was showing. Very cheap at Amazon now though at under £11.
Title: Re: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: Paul on 05 Mar 2013 - 14:43
It seems this has been delayed from the 4th March release date everywhere was showing. Very cheap at Amazon now though at under £11.

I've got this on pre-order. Looking forward to having a gander when it arrives.
Title: Re: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: Jonny on 05 Mar 2013 - 15:24
Slowly catching up with these films. I'm at 37% with 42 of 112 watched now.
Title: Re: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: the blob on 03 Jan 2015 - 10:15
I still haven't got around to buying the book yet.  Must rectify that!
Title: Re: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Post by: Jonny on 03 Jan 2015 - 15:40
I'm at 41% watched now with 46 out of 122 seen so far.