The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead

martedì 16 agosto 2011

British Sketch Comedy: Smack the Pony™ (1999-2003)

Smack the Pony™

Smack the Pony™ is a British sketch comedy show that ran from 1999 until 2003 on Channel 4. Its title was intended to sound like a euphemism for female masturbation; the working title was Spot the Pony. The main performers and writers on the show were Fiona Allen, Doon Mackichan and Sally Phillips. There were also regular appearances from Sarah Alexander and Darren Boyd. The show's popular theme tune was Dusty Springfield's song In the Middle of Nowhere, sung by Jackie Clune. In Germany, the first transmission of the show aired on ProSieben, where the theme tune was changed to Texas' 2001 version of I Don't Want a Lover, and featured a different title sequence.

Among the show's regular themes were unsuccessful relationships, competition in the workplace and latent lesbianism, but sketches would also dip into the surreal; such as two women jumping from their car as they neared a parking space, and brushing in front of the path of their car to help it move further forward, as in curling. Two regular strands involved a series of different women making dating agency videos about their general likes and dislikes, and a musical parody that would close the show.

 In 1999 and 2000, Smack the Ponywon an Emmy Award for the 'Best Popular Arts Show'. Two sketches from the show made it onto Channel 4's 50 Greatest Comedy Sketches, the first being Saying Goodbye at number 39 and Singing Match at number 22.

The Oblivious Women - Consists of three women (in different sketches) who are completely oblivious to very obvious things. Sketches included a dog-walking woman being asked to sign a petition so that owners could walk their dogs near the pond. She replies, "Oh, I don't know, I'm not really a dog person, I'm actually slightly phobic." The petition woman pauses, which results in the women realising she is walking a dog and screaming for help. Others included a woman not realising she was pregnant.

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Smack the Pony™ at the IMDB

Comedy sketch show
Created by Doon Mackichan, Fiona Allen, Sally Phillips
Starring: Doon Mackichan, Fiona Allen, Sally Phillips, Sarah Alexander, Darren Boyd
Opening theme: "In the Middle of Nowhere" by Jackie Clune
Country of origin: United Kingdom
© Channel 4

Smack the Pony™ (1999) Season 1 Episode 1

Smack the Pony™ (1999) Season 1 Episode 2

Smack the Pony™ (1999) Season 1 Episode 3

Smack the Pony™ (1999) Season 1 Episode 4

Smack the Pony™ (1999) Season 1 Episode 5

Smack the Pony™ (1999) Season 1 Episode 6

Smack the Pony™ (1999) Season 1 Episode 7

Smack the Pony™ (2000) Season 2 Episode 1

Smack the Pony™ (2000) Season 2 Episode 2

Smack the Pony™ (2000) Season 2 Episode 3

Smack the Pony™ (2000) Season 2 Episode 4

Smack the Pony™ (2000) Season 2 Episode 5

Smack the Pony™ (2000) Season 2 Episode 6

Smack the Pony™ (2000) Season 2 Episode 7

Smack the Pony™ (2002) Season 3 Episode 1

Smack the Pony™ (2002) Season 3 Episode 2

Smack the Pony™ (2002) Season 3 Episode 3

Smack the Pony™ (2002) Season 3 Episode 4

Smack the Pony™ (2002) Season 3 Episode 5

Smack the Pony™ (2002) Season 3 Episode 6

Smack the Pony™ (2002) Season 3 Episode 7

Smack The Pony™ (2002) Christmas Special I (It. subs.)

Smack The Pony™ (2002) Christmas Special II (It. subs.)

© 1999-2003 Channel 4. All Rights Reserved.


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lunedì 15 agosto 2011

Jon Newton ~ Unhinged (1982)

Jonathan Newton ~ Unhinged (1982)

Three college girls on their way to a jazz festival crash their car in the isolated woods during a rainstorm, and are taken in by a mysterious family in an old mansion. Little do the girls know, the family has a dark, murderous secret.

Artist: Jon Newton (Jonathan Newton)
Album: Unhinged
Original Release Date: 1982, Portland, Oregon, USA.
DVD Audio Rip
Country: USA
Genre: Soundtrack, Electronic, Classical
Label: Anavisio
© Anavisio Productions Co.

1. Opening Titles  |1:50
2. The Drive I  |0:27
3. The Drive II  |0:27
4. The Drive III  |0:25
5. The Crash  |0:37
6. Wakeing In A Strangers House  |0:09
7. How Mother Is  |0:19
8. At The Dinner Table  |0:34
9. Mother's Little Talk (with dialogue)  |0:32
10. Marian Plays Piano I  |3:16
11. A Tooth Under The Bed  |0:13
12. Creeping Around The House I  |2:33
13. Don't Go Into The Shed - Nancy Tries To Leave  |4:33
14. Marian's Story (with dialogue)  |4:07
15. Mother's Rant I (with dialogue)  |0:34
16. Mother's Rant II (with dialogue)  |2:22
17. Marian Plays Piano II - Creeping Around The House II  |3:33
18. The Upstairs Room  |0:58
19. Truth In A Photograph  |0:41
20. Man At The Window (with dialogue)  |0:19
21. Story Of The Man At The Window (with dialogue)  |3:01
22. Choppin' Wood  |0:54
23. Disappearances In The Woods (with dialogue)  |1:18
24. Eye Through A Peephole - Gloria Axed In The Head  |1:19
25. Preparing The Dinner Table  |0:09
26. Looking For Gloria  |1:43
27. Unhinged Insanity - Running From Karl (with screams)  |1:46
28. The Truth (with dialogue)  |2:59
29. End Titles  |1:22

Total Length: 43:15
| DDD | Audio CD | CBR 320 Kbps/48.1 kHz/Stereo |
| File Size: 135 mb. | Pass: unhinged |

All tracks composed by  Jon Newton.

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Unhinged (1982)
Directed by Don Gronquist
Written by Don Gronquist, Reagan Ramsey
Music by Jon Newton
 Horror | Mystery

Unhinged is a 1982 low budget American slasher film directed by Don Gronquist. It was filmed on location at the Pittock Mansion in Portland, Oregon. Because of violence and nudity, the film was banned in the UK until 2002.

Laurel Munson as Terry Morgan
Sara Ansley as Nancy Paulson
Janet Penner as Marion Penrose
Virginia Settle as Mrs. Penrose
Barbara Lusch as Gloria
 John Morrison as Norman Barnes
Bill Simmonds as Carl Penrose

Take it easy, Baby!

Don Gronquist filmed the entire film in Portland, Oregon with locals from the same area
Became a notorious nasty video in the U.K. after it was released and pulled from the shelves nationwide.

Oh! Nooo...

Mery X-mas baby!

Don Gronquist's Unhinged '82

Whoa!...It's you!

© Anavisio Productions Co. All Rights Reserved.

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Welcome to my home, Honey!

domenica 14 agosto 2011

Gerhard Heinz, ''Love In The Shadow'' von Frank Duval (1981)

Gerhard Heinz, ''Love In The Shadow'' von Frank Duval (1981)

Frank Duval, composer of the song “Love in the Shadow”, turns out one of the most appalling songs that I have ever heard. But fear not, Gerhard Heinz has topped him by creating an atrociously ear-bleeding soundtrack to the movie.

"Love In The Shadow"  |3:11

| DDD | Audio CD | CBR 320 Kbps/48.1 kHz/Stereo |

Musik: Gerhard Heinz, "Love In The Shadow" von Frank Duval
© 1981 Residenz Filmverleih GmbH

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Pretty Girls...

While German sexploitation composer Gerhard Heinz’s electronic score is suitably atmospheric (especially in the more gothic scenes), Frank Duval (who composed several songs for the long-running Horst Tappert detective show DERRICK) contributes a horrid disco track “Love in the Shadow” that is plaid throughout ad nauseum (even on the heroine’s record player) and never fails to get a mention in the film’s reviews.


Girls are killed at a language-school in Spain.

Poor Angela...and..dead girls

Angela Mia! ~ Bloody Moon (Die Säge des Todes, 1981)

Miguel, a young man with a horribly disfigured face, goes on a rampage at a masquerade party and rapes a girl. He then brutally hacks up the young woman with a pair of scissors. Miguel is institutionalized at a mental asylum for five years. Afterward, he is released into the care of his sister, Manuela. Along with their wheelchair-using mother, they operate a boarding school for young women, called Europe's International Youth-Club Boarding School of Languages, on the Spanish resort of Costa Del Sol. Miguel is intrigued by Angela, a long-haired brunette, whom he first saw on the train ride from the sanitarium. The creepy Miguel follows her around. Miguel meets with Manuela to request that they resume their incestuous relationship. She reminds him that it was this relationship that made him emotionally unstable five years earlier. She says they cannot because nobody understands them: "Only if we could get rid of everyone, then things could go back to the way they were." Then Angela's friends are killed one by one. One, while topless, is skewered from behind by a 12-inch knife that exits her right nipple. Another is coerced by a romantic masked Spaniard who insists on tying her up in an abandoned lumber mill (which according to her is "kinky,") and is decapitated with a large power saw, complete with squirting blood from her neck. A young boy is run over mid-section by a Mercedes. Another friend is strangled by smoldering fireplace tongs. There is also the real decapitation of a snake. When the girls start to turn up missing, nobody believes Angela that there's a killer on the loose. She had seen the corpse of one girl, and it was gone as soon as she went for help. Confused and scared, Angela finally looks for help from the people who run the school.

Directed by Jesus Franco
Written by Rayo Casablanca

© Gold Internacional Films
© Inter-Light Video

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