Re: [Announce] Hackspoitation film fest

2001-05-25 Thread Mark Fowler

On Thu, 24 May 2001, Greg McCarroll wrote:

 and i can't buy it, because its still on boring old VHS

 - Greg 'DVD' McCarroll

It *was* released on DVD (in the US, but we don't care about that, do
we boys and girls) but this was a while back, and it's now out of stock
(everywhere.)

I think this might be the one film I'd be prepared to have a copy on VHS
and on DVD.

Hmmm.

Mark.

-- 
 Spontaneity has its time and place.
  - The Sure Thing




Re: [Announce] Hackspoitation film fest

2001-05-25 Thread Struan Donald

* at 24/05 23:18 +0100 Greg McCarroll said:
 
 p.s. at the risk of raising the heckles of BlackStar, does anyone
 know the URL of the company based in the channel islands (or isle
 of mann) that sell american dvds to the UK at the time they
 are released in the US? 247 or something?

http://www.play247.com/ would be them. 

struan



Re: [Announce] Hackspoitation film fest

2001-05-25 Thread Jon Eyre


Greg McCarroll wrote:

 think on you young-uns, before that the sexiest thing on TV was that
 monster who ate the sandwich in the last round of the adventure game

It was a green cheese roll, on account of the vortex only liking 
to eat stuff with doubled letters in it...

Gronda gronda Ragnor
j

---
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Re: [Announce] Hackspoitation film fest

2001-05-25 Thread Niklas Nordebo

On Wed, May 23, 2001 at 05:54:35PM +0100, Neil Ford wrote:
o Sneakers
 
 Had I been able to locate my copy you would have been more than welcome
 to borrow it it would appear mine's in storage. If I get a chance before
 Saturday I'll try and track it down.

I happened to find this on DVD at Tower yesterday, 2 for £25[0], so I
bought it, and will bring it on Sunday.

[0] no, not two copies of Sneakers.

-- 
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 The day is seven hours and fifteen minutes old, and already it's
crippled with the weight of my evasions, deceit, and downright lies



Re: [Announce] Hackspoitation film fest

2001-05-25 Thread Simon Wistow

Niklas Nordebo wrote:
 
 I happened to find this on DVD at Tower yesterday, 2 for £25[0], so I
 bought it, and will bring it on Sunday.

Groovesome.

May have to pick that up myself as well.



Re: [Announce] Hackspoitation film fest

2001-05-24 Thread Simon Wistow

Leon Brocard wrote:
 
 I could bring along Real Genius? (slightly more old-skool hackers
 though)

Ooh, yes.

I was going to dig out my (recorded-from-tv) copy of that from home next
weekend. Can't seem to find it anywhere as an original. [0]

I also have D.A.R.Y.L (Data Analyising Robot Youth Lifeform) but I
thinkt hat's pushing it a bit. As is mentioning the fact that I ahve the
first 2 seasons of 8uffy on DVD. 

Muuuhahahahaha - Electronics Boutique and their silly selling it to me
half price shenanigans.


Simon

[0] Is this deja-l.pm? UHF apparently to be released on DVD ...
http://members.aol.com/allthngynk/uhf10th/dvd.htm



Re: [Announce] Hackspoitation film fest

2001-05-24 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Simon Wistow [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 I also have D.A.R.Y.L (Data Analyising Robot Youth Lifeform) but I
 thinkt hat's pushing it a bit.

If that counts, then Weird Science counts too!

-- 
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Editor-in-chief, The Highway Star   http://www.deep-purple.com
  Interim CTO, web server farms, technical strategy
   



Re: [Announce] Hackspoitation film fest

2001-05-24 Thread Simon Wistow

Dave Hodgkinson wrote:
 
 If that counts, then Weird Science counts too!

Got that as well.

I'm more than willing to just put on the 'creation' scene from that.



Re: [Announce] Hackspoitation film fest

2001-05-24 Thread Mark Fowler

On 24 May 2001, Dave Hodgkinson wrote:

 Simon Wistow [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

  I also have D.A.R.Y.L (Data Analyising Robot Youth Lifeform) but I
  thinkt hat's pushing it a bit.

 If that counts, then Weird Science counts too!


That's more geeksploitation or nerdsplotitation...

Later.

Mark.

-- 
 Do you realize that it is snowing in my room, goddammit!
- Chet, Weird Science




Re: [Announce] Hackspoitation film fest

2001-05-24 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Mark Fowler [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 On 24 May 2001, Dave Hodgkinson wrote:
 
  Simon Wistow [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:
 
   I also have D.A.R.Y.L (Data Analyising Robot Youth Lifeform) but I
   thinkt hat's pushing it a bit.
 
  If that counts, then Weird Science counts too!
 
 
 That's more geeksploitation or nerdsplotitation...

To quote the review from imdb:

Unless you lived through that decade the film won't touch you in quite
the same way. You needed to have been in awe of Tron, to have worn
stone washed jeans and to have owned at least two pairs of illuminous
[odd] socks, to really appreciate the naivety of the main characters
as they place their faith in computers and 'modern' technology.

Oh, no.

Wow, and she's got three kids by Steven Seagal.


-- 
Dave Hodgkinson, http://www.hodgkinson.org
Editor-in-chief, The Highway Star   http://www.deep-purple.com
  Interim CTO, web server farms, technical strategy
   



Re: [Announce] Hackspoitation film fest

2001-05-24 Thread Simon Wistow

Dave Hodgkinson wrote:
 
 Wow, and she's got three kids by Steven Seagal.

The eighties were a crazy decade and people did a lot of things they
regret.



RE: [Announce] Hackspoitation film fest

2001-05-24 Thread Matthew Jones

  Wow, and she's got three kids by Steven Seagal.
 
 The eighties were a crazy decade and people did a lot of things they
 regret.

Well, would *you* say no to Steven Seagal?

-- 
matt jones
'What you have begun in anger you shall end in shame.'



RE: [Announce] Hackspoitation film fest

2001-05-24 Thread Cross David - dcross

From: Matthew Jones [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Thursday, May 24, 2001 11:05 AM

   Wow, and she's got three kids by Steven Seagal.
  
  The eighties were a crazy decade and people did a lot of things they
  regret.

I know I did :)

 Well, would *you* say no to Steven Seagal?

I strongly suspect I'd say no to having his kids!

Dave...

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Re: [Announce] Hackspoitation film fest

2001-05-24 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Cross David - dcross [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 From: Matthew Jones [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Sent: Thursday, May 24, 2001 11:05 AM
 
Wow, and she's got three kids by Steven Seagal.
   
   The eighties were a crazy decade and people did a lot of things they
   regret.
 
 I know I did :)
 
  Well, would *you* say no to Steven Seagal?
 
 I strongly suspect I'd say no to having his kids!

Apropos nothing, there was a guy who took over at Fusion in the early
nineties who was a skinny, bookish, Jewishish type. And his
name was Steve Segal. Of course, as soon as we heard, he became Steven
Seagal pronounced in the dramatic movie trailer kind of way. I don't
think it did his career any harm at all.

Back to your usual wibbling.
-- 
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Editor-in-chief, The Highway Star   http://www.deep-purple.com
  Interim CTO, web server farms, technical strategy
   



RE: [Announce] Hackspoitation film fest

2001-05-24 Thread Robin Szemeti

On Thu, 24 May 2001, Matthew Jones wrote:
   Wow, and she's got three kids by Steven Seagal.
  
  The eighties were a crazy decade and people did a lot of things they
  regret.
 
 Well, would *you* say no to Steven Seagal?

personally, yes I would.
-- 
Robin Szemeti   

Redpoint Consulting Limited
Real Solutions For A Virtual World 



Re: [Announce] Hackspoitation film fest

2001-05-24 Thread Greg McCarroll

* Cross David - dcross ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote:

  Well, would *you* say no to Steven Seagal?
 
 I strongly suspect I'd say no to having his kids!
 

but he can also cook!

-- 
Greg McCarroll  http://www.mccarroll.uklinux.net



RE: [Announce] Hackspoitation film fest

2001-05-24 Thread Cross David - dcross

From: Greg McCarroll [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Thursday, May 24, 2001 12:07 PM

 * Cross David - dcross ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote:
 
   Well, would *you* say no to Steven Seagal?
  
  I strongly suspect I'd say no to having his kids!
 
 but he can also cook!

Can he? I wouldn't know. I know nothing about him other than he appears in
films that I have no interest in. Don't think I've seen a single film with
him in.

Dave...

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Re: [Announce] Hackspoitation film fest

2001-05-24 Thread Simon Wistow

Greg McCarroll wrote:
 
 but [Steven Seagal] can also cook!

And he's rather good at Aikido (he's a 7th Dan and also a shinto priest
IIRC). I vaguely rmemeber something about him openign up the first
wstern run Aikido dojo in Japan but I have absoultley no way of backing
that up.



Re: [Announce] Hackspoitation film fest

2001-05-24 Thread Barbie

From: Cross David - dcross [EMAIL PROTECTED]

  but he can also cook!

 Can he? I wouldn't know. I know nothing about him other than he appears in
 films that I have no interest in. Don't think I've seen a single film with
 him in.

I remember going to see Executive Decision at the cinema and the whole
audience cheering when SS got killed. I thought I was the only one :)

Barbie.





Re: [Announce] Hackspoitation film fest

2001-05-24 Thread Chris Devers

At 11:23 AM 2001.05.24 +0100, Dave Hodgkinson wrote:
Apropos nothing, there was a guy who took over at Fusion in the early
nineties who was a skinny, bookish, Jewishish type. And his name was 
Steve Segal. Of course, as soon as we heard, he became Steven Seagal 
pronounced in the dramatic movie trailer kind of way. I don't think it 
did his career any harm at all.

A couple weeks ago, we hired a girl named Julie Andrews. 

Everyone keeps fighting the urge to ask her to sing for us. 




--
Chris Devers [EMAIL PROTECTED]




Re: [Announce] Hackspoitation film fest

2001-05-24 Thread Greg McCarroll

* Chris Devers ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote:
 At 11:23 AM 2001.05.24 +0100, Dave Hodgkinson wrote:
 Apropos nothing, there was a guy who took over at Fusion in the early
 nineties who was a skinny, bookish, Jewishish type. And his name was 
 Steve Segal. Of course, as soon as we heard, he became Steven Seagal 
 pronounced in the dramatic movie trailer kind of way. I don't think it 
 did his career any harm at all.
 
 A couple weeks ago, we hired a girl named Julie Andrews. 
 
 Everyone keeps fighting the urge to ask her to sing for us. 
 

I seem to remember an extremely soft porn-ish film with julie andrews
at one stage, all i can remember is giant toy soldiers. I don't think
porn is even the right title it was more just weird.

-- 
Greg McCarroll  http://www.mccarroll.uklinux.net



Re: [Announce] Hackspoitation film fest

2001-05-24 Thread Barbie

From: Greg McCarroll [EMAIL PROTECTED]

 I seem to remember an extremely soft porn-ish film with julie andrews
 at one stage, all i can remember is giant toy soldiers. I don't think
 porn is even the right title it was more just weird.

You're thinking of the comedy S.O.B., where a film director decides his
wife (played by Julie Andrews)should go topless to increase the film's
rating and the director's flagging career. Oddly enough the film is directed
by Andrew's husband at the time, Blake Edwards. Life imitating art or visa
versa?

Barbie.





Re: [Announce] Hackspoitation film fest

2001-05-24 Thread Piers Cawley

Mark Fowler [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 On 24 May 2001, Dave Hodgkinson wrote:
 
  Simon Wistow [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:
 
   I also have D.A.R.Y.L (Data Analyising Robot Youth Lifeform) but I
   thinkt hat's pushing it a bit.
 
  If that counts, then Weird Science counts too!
 
 
 That's more geeksploitation or nerdsplotitation...

If you're doing that, then you need _Revenge of the Nerds_ too.

And if anyone has a half decent copy of _Better Off Dead_ (early John
Cusack film) I'd be *very* happy to see it again. Even though it's not
quite in this genre, and I won't be making it to the film fest
anyway... 

Er...

-- 
Piers Cawley
www.iterative-software.com




Re: [Announce] Hackspoitation film fest

2001-05-24 Thread Simon Wistow

Piers Cawley wrote:
 
 And if anyone has a half decent copy of _Better Off Dead_ (early John
 Cusack film) I'd be *very* happy to see it again. Even though it's not
 quite in this genre, and I won't be making it to the film fest
 anyway...

No but I do have The Sure Thing (imdb: John Cusack/Anthony TopGun, ER
Edwards/Daphne Zuniga/Roadtrip/California/Odd Couple/Shot-gunning Beer)
which is an even earlier film.

/me IMDBs softly to himself. Humm, same year.



Re: [Announce] Hackspoitation film fest

2001-05-24 Thread Piers Cawley

Simon Wistow [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 Piers Cawley wrote:
  
  And if anyone has a half decent copy of _Better Off Dead_ (early John
  Cusack film) I'd be *very* happy to see it again. Even though it's not
  quite in this genre, and I won't be making it to the film fest
  anyway...
 
 No but I do have The Sure Thing (imdb: John Cusack/Anthony TopGun, ER
 Edwards/Daphne Zuniga/Roadtrip/California/Odd Couple/Shot-gunning Beer)
 which is an even earlier film.

Ooh. Not seen that one. Is it any good? And that's Anthony TopGun,
Northern Exposure, ER Edwards to you.


-- 
Piers Cawley
www.iterative-software.com




Re: [Announce] Hackspoitation film fest

2001-05-24 Thread Piers Cawley

Piers Cawley [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 Simon Wistow [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:
 
  Piers Cawley wrote:
   
   And if anyone has a half decent copy of _Better Off Dead_ (early John
   Cusack film) I'd be *very* happy to see it again. Even though it's not
   quite in this genre, and I won't be making it to the film fest
   anyway...
  
  No but I do have The Sure Thing (imdb: John Cusack/Anthony TopGun, ER
  Edwards/Daphne Zuniga/Roadtrip/California/Odd Couple/Shot-gunning Beer)
  which is an even earlier film.
 
 Ooh. Not seen that one. Is it any good? And that's Anthony TopGun,
 Northern Exposure, ER Edwards to you.

Sorry, Anthony Revenge of the Nerds, Top Gun, Northern Exposure, ER,
... Edwards.

-- 
Piers Cawley
www.iterative-software.com




Re: [Announce] Hackspoitation film fest

2001-05-24 Thread Mark Fowler


Piers asked:

 The sure thing

 Ooh. Not seen that one. Is it any good? And that's Anthony TopGun,
 Northern Exposure, ER Edwards to you.

Any good, any good? It's only my all time favourite film of all time[1].

Where frat movie meets romantic comedy, on a road trip. Quite a few good
one liners. John Cusack being John Cusack very well. Zuniga being
Zuniga, also very well.

Later.

Mark.

[1] Not sure why. It just is.

--
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- The Sure Thing




Re: [Announce] Hackspoitation film fest

2001-05-24 Thread Piers Cawley

Mark Fowler [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 Piers asked:
 
  The sure thing
 
  Ooh. Not seen that one. Is it any good? And that's Anthony TopGun,
  Northern Exposure, ER Edwards to you.
 
 Any good, any good? It's only my all time favourite film of all time[1].
 
 Where frat movie meets romantic comedy, on a road trip. Quite a few good
 one liners. John Cusack being John Cusack very well. Zuniga being
 Zuniga, also very well.

Oh, hang on. Has it got Tim Robbins in it as well? If so I *have* seen
it and it's bloody good.

-- 
Piers Cawley
www.iterative-software.com




Re: [Announce] Hackspoitation film fest

2001-05-24 Thread Greg McCarroll

* Piers Cawley ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote:
 Mark Fowler [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:
 
  Piers asked:
  
   The sure thing
  
   Ooh. Not seen that one. Is it any good? And that's Anthony TopGun,
   Northern Exposure, ER Edwards to you.
  
  Any good, any good? It's only my all time favourite film of all time[1].
  
  Where frat movie meets romantic comedy, on a road trip. Quite a few good
  one liners. John Cusack being John Cusack very well. Zuniga being
  Zuniga, also very well.
 
 Oh, hang on. Has it got Tim Robbins in it as well? If so I *have* seen
 it and it's bloody good.
 

and i can't buy it, because its still on boring old VHS

- Greg 'DVD' McCarroll

p.s. at the risk of raising the heckles of BlackStar, does anyone
know the URL of the company based in the channel islands (or isle
of mann) that sell american dvds to the UK at the time they
are released in the US? 247 or something?

-- 
Greg McCarroll  http://www.mccarroll.uklinux.net



Re: [Announce] Hackspoitation film fest

2001-05-24 Thread Greg McCarroll

* Barbie ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote:
 From: Greg McCarroll [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 
  I seem to remember an extremely soft porn-ish film with julie andrews
  at one stage, all i can remember is giant toy soldiers. I don't think
  porn is even the right title it was more just weird.
 
 You're thinking of the comedy S.O.B., where a film director decides his
 wife (played by Julie Andrews)should go topless to increase the film's
 rating and the director's flagging career. Oddly enough the film is directed
 by Andrew's husband at the time, Blake Edwards. Life imitating art or visa
 versa?
 

but where there giant toy soldiers in it? 

-- 
Greg McCarroll  http://www.mccarroll.uklinux.net



Re: [Announce] Hackspoitation film fest

2001-05-24 Thread Dave Cross

At 23:18 24/05/2001, Greg McCarroll wrote:
* Barbie ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote:
  From: Greg McCarroll [EMAIL PROTECTED]
  
   I seem to remember an extremely soft porn-ish film with julie andrews
   at one stage, all i can remember is giant toy soldiers. I don't think
   porn is even the right title it was more just weird.
 
  You're thinking of the comedy S.O.B., where a film director decides his
  wife (played by Julie Andrews)should go topless to increase the film's
  rating and the director's flagging career. Oddly enough the film is 
 directed
  by Andrew's husband at the time, Blake Edwards. Life imitating art or visa
  versa?

but where there giant toy soldiers in it?

Yes.


-- 
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Perl Training in the UK
http://www.iterative-software.com/training/




Re: [Announce] Hackspoitation film fest

2001-05-24 Thread Greg McCarroll

* Dave Cross ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote:
 At 23:18 24/05/2001, Greg McCarroll wrote:
 * Barbie ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote:
   From: Greg McCarroll [EMAIL PROTECTED]
   
I seem to remember an extremely soft porn-ish film with julie andrews
at one stage, all i can remember is giant toy soldiers. I don't think
porn is even the right title it was more just weird.
  
   You're thinking of the comedy S.O.B., where a film director decides his
   wife (played by Julie Andrews)should go topless to increase the film's
   rating and the director's flagging career. Oddly enough the film is 
  directed
   by Andrew's husband at the time, Blake Edwards. Life imitating art or visa
   versa?
 
 but where there giant toy soldiers in it?
 
 Yes.
 

ah, the joys of having channel 4 launch just as you are entering puberty.

think on you young-uns, before that the sexiest thing on TV was that
monster who ate the sandwich in the last round of the adventure game


-- 
Greg McCarroll  http://www.mccarroll.uklinux.net



Re: [Announce] Hackspoitation film fest

2001-05-24 Thread Robin Szemeti

On Thu, 24 May 2001, Greg McCarroll wrote:
 * Dave Cross ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote:
  At 23:18 24/05/2001, Greg McCarroll wrote:
  * Barbie ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote:
From: Greg McCarroll [EMAIL PROTECTED]

 I seem to remember an extremely soft porn-ish film with julie andrews
 at one stage, all i can remember is giant toy soldiers. I don't think
 porn is even the right title it was more just weird.
   
You're thinking of the comedy S.O.B., where a film director decides his
wife (played by Julie Andrews)should go topless to increase the film's
rating and the director's flagging career. Oddly enough the film is 
   directed
by Andrew's husband at the time, Blake Edwards. Life imitating art or visa
versa?
  
  but where there giant toy soldiers in it?
  
  Yes.
  
 
 ah, the joys of having channel 4 launch just as you are entering puberty.

umm I'm not sure I can remember that far back ... 
was it in 405 line ? ...

 think on you young-uns, before that the sexiest thing on TV was that
 monster who ate the sandwich in the last round of the adventure game

? .. there are obviously some major gaps in my knowledge here .. perhaps
I spent too long in the cellar playing with sparks when I was a kid ...

-- 
Robin Szemeti   

Redpoint Consulting Limited
Real Solutions For A Virtual World 



Re: [Announce] Hackspoitation film fest

2001-05-23 Thread Neil Ford

On Wed, May 23, 2001 at 01:53:54PM +0100, Simon Wistow wrote:
 (http://www.twoshortplanks.com/simon/filmfest/)
 
 Time for yet another movie marathon since people have been carping on 
 about it grin and this time it's the long awaited 
 hacksploitation night - exploring the interesting and, umm, tenuous 
 relationship that the silver screen has with the hacker (and cracker)
 lifestyle.
 
 The Time : Sunday, 27th of May. About 2pm. 
 (although I don't mind doing it earlier or later)
 
Would love to have made this but too much on this weekend and making the
technical meeting on Saturday means the rest of the weekend has to be spent
being productive.

 Line up so far will come from ...
 
   o Hackers
   o War Games
   o Antitrust
   o Takedown

Bugger, there's two on there I haven't yet seen and I can always watch
Hackers.
 
 
 No, 'The Net' does not count.
 
 If anybody has any of these ...
 
   o Sneakers

Had I been able to locate my copy you would have been more than welcome
to borrow it it would appear mine's in storage. If I get a chance before
Saturday I'll try and track it down.

Neil.
-- 
Neil C. Ford
Managing Director, Yet Another Computer Solutions Company Limited
[EMAIL PROTECTED] - http://www.yacsc.com



Re: [Announce] Hackspoitation film fest

2001-05-23 Thread Leon Brocard

Simon Wistow sent the following bits through the ether:

 If anybody has any of these ...

I could bring along Real Genius? (slightly more old-skool hackers
though)

Leon
-- 
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Iterative Software...http://www.iterative-software.com/

... Careful. We don't want to learn from this. - Calvin