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Simon Stewart

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Apr 3, 2002, 6:38:23 AM4/3/02
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Does anyone have a tape of the Commercial Breaks documentary that the
BBC filmed back in the early 80's about Imagine Software?

I have tried to get it from the BBC but they said due to copyright
reasons they couldn't provide me with a copy.

Also is the Paul Anderson who directed this documentary the same Paul
Anderson who directed Event Horizon and Resident Evil?

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Russ Juckes

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Apr 3, 2002, 6:46:22 AM4/3/02
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On Wed, 03 Apr 2002 12:38:23 +0100, Simon Stewart
<simon....@retromags.co.uk> wrote:

>Does anyone have a tape of the Commercial Breaks documentary that the
>BBC filmed back in the early 80's about Imagine Software?
>
>I have tried to get it from the BBC but they said due to copyright
>reasons they couldn't provide me with a copy.
>
>Also is the Paul Anderson who directed this documentary the same Paul
>Anderson who directed Event Horizon and Resident Evil?
>
>Cheers


No - it's a different Paul Anderson.

Incidentally, Paul Anderson, of Evenet Horizon fame, also directed
Mortal Kombat. I liked both films, but I think I'm in a minority for
that.


Outta here,

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Apr 3, 2002, 9:11:43 AM4/3/02
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>Incidentally, Paul Anderson, of Evenet Horizon fame, also directed
>Mortal Kombat. I liked both films, but I think I'm in a minority for
>that.

I saw Event Horizon at the cinema when it came out. It scared the
life out of me too - however, I was more than a tad pished at the
time.

That's a top tip for watching "odd" or shite films - get drunk first
:)


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Chris Young

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Apr 3, 2002, 2:25:52 PM4/3/02
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On Wed, 03 Apr 2002 12:38:23 +0100, Simon Stewart (of comp.sys.sinclair "fame")
wibbled on for an age:

> Does anyone have a tape of the Commercial Breaks documentary that the
> BBC filmed back in the early 80's about Imagine Software?
>
> I have tried to get it from the BBC but they said due to copyright
> reasons they couldn't provide me with a copy.

Can't they even sell you a copy? Or retransmit it in a late night
slot on BBC Choice or something, where nobody is ever going to see it?

Chris

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Neil Campbell

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Apr 3, 2002, 3:44:44 PM4/3/02
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/|ndy | wrote:

> That's a top tip for watching "odd" or shite films - get drunk first
> :)
>

Warning - this won't work with 'Armageddon'. This will be shite whatever
state you're in when you watch it.

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philicorda

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Apr 3, 2002, 6:30:04 PM4/3/02
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On Wed, 03 Apr 2002 21:44:44 +0100, Neil Campbell wrote:

> /|ndy | wrote:
>
>> That's a top tip for watching "odd" or shite films - get drunk first :)
>>
>>
> Warning - this won't work with 'Armageddon'. This will be shite
> whatever state you're in when you watch it.

Then, the solution is to get very drunk first.

At least you won't remember it.

Neil Campbell

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Apr 3, 2002, 7:01:51 PM4/3/02
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philicorda wrote:

Ahhh, I see. Or failing that, arrange to have a lobotomy just before the
film.

Marc Walters

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Apr 3, 2002, 10:24:02 PM4/3/02
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Derek Glen

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Apr 4, 2002, 3:14:04 AM4/4/02
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Nah, DeKay was right - far better to have a bottle in front of me than a
frontal lobotomy.

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MayhemUK

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Apr 4, 2002, 4:24:01 AM4/4/02
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> Does anyone have a tape of the Commercial Breaks documentary that the
> BBC filmed back in the early 80's about Imagine Software?

There were, AFAIK, two documentaries done about Imagine Software, by
two totally different teams. I have one of them at home, but I don't
think it's the one you are after. This one focuses more on the
liquidation and money problems Imagine got into in 84...

Simon Stewart

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Apr 4, 2002, 7:53:21 AM4/4/02
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There was another documentary (by ITV's Central Television I think)
which may be the one you have. I don't suppose you could make a copy of
it if I sent you a tape?

Simon Stewart

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Apr 4, 2002, 7:54:32 AM4/4/02
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Chris Young wrote:
>
> On Wed, 03 Apr 2002 12:38:23 +0100, Simon Stewart (of comp.sys.sinclair "fame")
> wibbled on for an age:
>
> > Does anyone have a tape of the Commercial Breaks documentary that the
> > BBC filmed back in the early 80's about Imagine Software?
> >
> > I have tried to get it from the BBC but they said due to copyright
> > reasons they couldn't provide me with a copy.
>
> Can't they even sell you a copy? Or retransmit it in a late night
> slot on BBC Choice or something, where nobody is ever going to see it?

The only suggestion I got was to go to the National Film & TV Archives
and pay a tenner or so to watch it in a room there (they can't sell it
either)

Looks like it may be my only option at the moment though!

Neil Campbell

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Apr 4, 2002, 12:44:51 PM4/4/02
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Derek Glen wrote:

>
> "Neil Campbell" <nos...@nowhere.com> wrote in message
> news:a8g559$rs6bn$1...@ID-128105.news.dfncis.de...
>> philicorda wrote:
>>
>> > On Wed, 03 Apr 2002 21:44:44 +0100, Neil Campbell wrote:
>> >
>> >> /|ndy | wrote:
>> >>
>> >>> That's a top tip for watching "odd" or shite films - get drunk first

>> >> Warning - this won't work with 'Armageddon'. This will be shite
>> >> whatever state you're in when you watch it.
>> >
>> > Then, the solution is to get very drunk first.
>> >
>> > At least you won't remember it.
>>
>> Ahhh, I see. Or failing that, arrange to have a lobotomy just before the
>> film.
>>
>
> Nah, DeKay was right - far better to have a bottle in front of me than a
> frontal lobotomy.

Should've seen that one coming...

MayhemUK

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Apr 4, 2002, 2:28:02 PM4/4/02
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> There was another documentary (by ITV's Central Television I think)
> which may be the one you have. I don't suppose you could make a copy of
> it if I sent you a tape?

Sadly I only have access to one VCR, so can't really make any copies
(I was sent the one I have btw). Speaking of which, must actually find
out where I put the damn thing...!

Dunny

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Apr 4, 2002, 1:23:01 AM4/4/02
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Derek Glen <derek...@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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or a Front Bottom?

D.

/|ndy |<avanagh

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Apr 4, 2002, 3:41:06 PM4/4/02
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03 Apr 2002 21:44:44 +0100, sefini jorgo geanyet des mani yeof do
comp.sys.sinclair, yawatina tan reek esk Neil Campbell
<nos...@nowhere.com> fornis do marikano es bono tan el:

>> That's a top tip for watching "odd" or shite films - get drunk first
>> :)
>>
>
>Warning - this won't work with 'Armageddon'. This will be shite whatever
>state you're in when you watch it.

Actually, I have seem Armageddon pissed. The Rutger Hauer one, not
the Bruce Willis one.

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