Archive for the ‘Video’ Category

Cars, Video

Hilarious traffic video – man crashes scooter four times in one minute before plunging into a pit

By Stefano on May 23rd, 2013

You just have to watch this. Incredible video and what a finale.

The video is from China. Let’s hope that one he is ok and two that he ie never let on a scooter ever again…



Exhibitions, Video

Billy Liar gets the Blu-ray treatment

By Stefano on March 25th, 2013

billyliar-blurayAs any Smiths fan knows the classic early single, William It Was Really Nothing, was Morrissey’s homage to the masterpiece of British new wave movies Billy Liar.

Well, a few years after the death of Keith Waterhouse who penned the novel in 1959, the film is to be celebrated again with a feature-packed Blu-ray edition plus a couple of screenings.

In case you have never seen it, the film is one of the very best early 60s movies and tracks the life of Billy, played by Tom Courtenay, as he lives a rather dull life in his humdrum northern town. All he has to keep him from going crazy is a wicked imagination – which delivers some wonderfully surreal moments in the movie. And then into his life pops Julie Christie, aka Liz, and he has a chance to escape.

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Waterhouse also wrote a second Billy Liar novel – Billy Liar on the Moon – in which our hero is now married (but having an affair) and ensconced in a new town in the Midlands. Even though it is not a patch on the original it is a fun read and ties up a few loose ends from the initial book.

Maybe it is time for a third installment of the story with Billy as a very grumpy seventy year old – any takers?

Anyhow back to the reissue of the film.

According to Electric Roulette the disc comes with the following extras

• Remembering Billy Liar with Tom Courtenay and Helen Fraser
• Interview with Richard Ayoade
• A look through the Keith Waterhouse Archive with British Library Curator Zoe Wilcox
• Interview with Saint Etienne’s Bob Stanley
• Stills Gallery
• Trailer

It costs £13.99 and is vaauible on May 6th.

And it can be seen live here.

Sunday 14th April, National Media Museum, Bradford, 10.50am
Friday 26th April, British Library Conference Centre, London, 18.00pm

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Video

Goths looking awkward in everyday situations – genius Facebook page

By Stefano on January 3rd, 2013

If you have a spare few minutes check out this rather lovely new Facebook page. It is called Goths in Awkward Everyday Situations and features images and videos of our dark-hearted pals in normal boring everyday situations such as shopping, holding a baby, hanging by the pool etc.

Its mantra is

It can be hard to be the dark lord when your mom needs you to pick up the shopping from Tesco.

Anyhow even though it is barely 48n hours old it is picking up friends at an astonishing rate. And before you ask it isn’t really piss-takey, just kind of sweet. Made me want to dig out my old Rose of Avalanche albums.

Below are Goths doing it Gangman style. So that’s what they get up to. What no chicken blood!?



features, Video

The five best ever kids TV shows (for adults) – Press Gang, Horrible Histories and more

By Stefano on December 21st, 2012

So the BBC is finally pulling the plug on showing kids programmes on mainstream channels like BBC 1 and if you want to entertain your youngsters you’ll now have to plonk them in front of CBBC or any one of about a hundred US channels.

In the general scheme of things this matters very little. It does however give me a cheesy hook to highlight five great kids programmes that quite frankly are wasted on the little blighters.

These five are all solid gold viewing for adults – some intentionally so, others just because they offer a snapshot of a fascinating period of time.

The number one is a current programme and if you don’t have kids you quite probably know nothing about it.

What would you add to the list?

4 Horrible Histories

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Now this is what the BBC does really, really well. If you have never caught it HH is a historically based comedy sketch show which is always informative and never less than very entertaining. The musical numbers in particular are often hilarious, but rather poignant too. For instance to illustrate Darwin's theory of Evolution they chose to parody the David Bowie song Changes in a very smart way. The Stupid Deaths routines in which the keeper of the gates of the after life highlights ridiculous ways in which people have died is quite superb. Many of the cast are familiar too - like Jim Howick, now best known for being Gerard - Mark's love rival for Dobby in Peep Show.



Advertorial, Video

Sponsored post: Crack the case and become the next James Bond with Heineken

By shinychris on October 25th, 2012

Sponsored  post

Think you’ve got what it takes to be the next James Bond? Then take part in this interactive video courtesy of Heineken below.

Challenging you to defy Bond’s enemies and ‘Crack the Case’, you will be taken on an epic journey. The interactive experience begins exactly where the TV advert leaves off, with viewers invited onto a train by the smouldering Bond girl Bérénice before it embarks on a voyage through a spectacular vista of snowy mountains.

Putting your through you paces, a series of gruelling tests will lead you to – quite literally – ‘Crack the Case’ while  protecting its contents from ferocious Bond villains.

You can either connect through Facebook or upload a photo and name to get a personalized experience. After being successful, your own movie trailer will await you, ready to be shared with friends as proof of your achievements as a special agent. So what are you waiting for?

 

Viral video by ebuzzing

 

 



Gifts, News, Video

Tarantino XX collection is the “Royale with cheese” of Blu-ray box sets

By Gerald Lynch on September 24th, 2012

You know what they call a 10-disc Quentin Tarantino box set at Brandish? They call it a “Box Set Royale, with cheese”. That’s exactly what you’re getting with the superlative “Tarantino XX” Blu-ray box set, a 20-year retrospective of the grindhouse director’s work.

The box set includes eight films ranging from from Reservoir Dogs to Inglorious Basterds, as well as two discs of extras offering up five hours worth of behind-the-scenes insight into the auteur director’s movies.

Due for release on November 19th 2012, you can pre-order the Tarantino XX box set from Amazon for £67.49 by clicking here.

Tarantino’s next project is Django Unchained, a brutal western starring Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz and Samuel L. Jackson. It’s set to hit UK cinemas on 18 January 2013.



Sport, Video

VIDEO INTERVIEW: We chat with the legendary Daley Thompson about the London 2012 Olympics and SEGA’s official videogame

By Gerald Lynch on May 11th, 2012


You may or may not have realised, but Britain is gearing up for one of its most sport-filled summers of all time. Playing host to the London 2012 Olympic Games, the world’s finest athletes will be competing with the best that Britain has to offer in iconic venues across the capital.

And who better to shed light on Team GB’s prospects at the games than one of Britain’s greatest ever Olympians, Daley Thompson. Two-time gold medal winner and four times a world record breaker, Thompson is considered the greatest decathlete of all time.

Brandish and Tech Digest contributor Gerald Lynch stole a few minutes with the star, asking about Thompson’s hopes for this summer’s sporting extravaganza, and his thoughts on SEGA’s upcoming London 2012 – The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games title which he is currently promoting.



Video

H&M Trend Guides.

By ThomasHewetson on August 26th, 2010



Clothing, Video

Folk 2010 Autumn Winter Video.

By ThomasHewetson on July 17th, 2010



Video

Video – Making of 2010 FIFA World Cup Trophy Case by Louis Vuitton.

By ThomasHewetson on July 14th, 2010



Clothing, Designer Spotlight, News, Video

Rick Owens A/W At Oki-Ni.

By ThomasHewetson on July 5th, 2010

rickowensgleam.jpgThe first drop of the Autumn Winter installment of Rick Owens’ fantastic collections has become available to purchase from Oki-Ni. Featuring now classic Rick Owens silhouettes such as long-line tops biker leathers and drop crotch trousers the first drop is his casual offerings. There is so much left to come as you can see from the ‘Gleam’ show.



Video

Costume National S/S 2011.

By ThomasHewetson on June 21st, 2010

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Lcd Soundsystem – Dance Yrself Clean



Video

Adidas Originals – Star Wars Cantina 2010. Must See!

By ThomasHewetson on June 5th, 2010



Brand Spotlight, Video

Adidas Originals – The Street Where Originality Lives (Extended Version)

By ThomasHewetson on May 19th, 2010


The extended version of the Adidas Originals video released a few weeks ago has just been put online. Adidas have really outdone themselves with their recent campaigns and collaborations for Adidas Originals and are one of the few brands that are managing to fuse streetwear with mainline fashion and pull it off. The video featured Noel Gallagher, David Beckham, Snoop Dogg and Aggy Deyn to name a few. It’s well worth a watch.



Clothing, Video

Opening Ceremony Behind The Scenes Video for A/W Lookbook.

By ThomasHewetson on May 17th, 2010

   

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