Post by Grand Moff Muffin on Feb 9, 2021 17:37:02 GMT
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (original working title: 'Bill & Ted Go to Hell') is called 'Bill & Ted's verrückte Reise in die Zukunft' in German, which apparently means 'Bill & Ted's Crazy Trip to the Future'. I thought this was the one film of the three not to show them visiting the future...
Anyway, the Blu-ray was worth tracking down if only for the audio commentary by the two writers (who wrote all three films), because they really don't like this film. They start the commentary watching the film for the first time in many years, but with memories of it being awful, but then they're pleasantly surprised by the first hour being better than they remembered, but then the final half hour contains all the stuff they hated, and wished they'd done differently, ending with the Kiss song over the end credits which is the only thing in the third act that they think really worked. Though at the time of doing the recording, they're already working on 'Face the Music', and they point out they're going to have to ignore a lot of the events suggested by the newspaper front pages in the end credit sequence (Bill & Ted bringing peace to the Middle East, solving global warming, etc.). It's an interesting/amusing listen.
Post by Grand Moff Muffin on Feb 11, 2021 20:50:08 GMT
And having resorted to a German-released Blu-ray of 'Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey', I am now binge-watching German-released DVDs of the live-action X-Men spin-off series, 'The Gifted' (featuring characters like Thunderbird, Polaris, Blink and the Stepford Cuckoos). It's all right! And there was me thinking I'd seen my last Stan Lee cameo, but no, there he is again in the pilot!
As far as I can make out, season 1 (2017) has had a Region 2 DVD release in Germany but no disc release in the UK. Annoyingly, season 2 (2018) only appears to have had a US (Region 1) disc release, which I may have to resort to if I want to see the rest of the story.
Well, I enjoyed that. In the space of a fortnight, I discovered a live-action X-Men TV series I knew nothing about, acquired both series on DVD (though they weren't released in the UK) and watched them both from start to finish (29 episodes).
Low-budget, but captures a lot of the more serious spirit of the X-Men comics that the blockbuster movies failed to convey, with their endless drive for ever-bigger spectacle.
Not right that they made such a big deal marketing things like Agents of SHIELD but let this go largely under this country's radar.
Little is known about this goblin beyond its dual role as an offensive weapon and teapot.