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Escape to Victory

Post by Inchy » Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:51 pm

Without doubt the greatest Xmas tradition over the years.

However, over the past few years it’s been relegated to ITV4 at some obscure time. Last year it wasn’t even on! I have bought the DVD now to ensure I can get my fix on Xmas day.

It’s a bloody joke.


Is the great escape even on this year?

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Re: Escape to Victory

Post by Zlatan » Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:53 pm

I must say the dilution of Christmas TV over recent years has been troubling. Most things I like are on, but finding them Is nigh on impossible.

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Re: Escape to Victory

Post by Bosscat » Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:15 pm

I find the search facility on the TV guide on the screen very helpful 🤔
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Re: Escape to Victory

Post by Claretitus » Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:51 am

The Great Escape is certainly on this year...... especially with home games coming up against 2 teams currently below us in the table. ;)
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Re: Escape to Victory

Post by Petersa » Thu Dec 24, 2020 1:21 pm

Do you still get The Sound of Music and Gone With the Wind?

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Re: Escape to Victory

Post by elwaclaret » Thu Dec 24, 2020 1:24 pm

Has to be Oliver! And the Wizard of Oz for my generation.

Both of which I have on DVD in case they ever stop showing them.

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Re: Escape to Victory

Post by Bosscat » Thu Dec 24, 2020 1:46 pm

Jason and the Arogonauts on at 5.25 on C5 😁 the 1963 Ray Harryhausen original ... my mate and I went to see this 7 times at the Odeon Cinema* in Skipton.

* it changed to the Regal when they put in 2 screens in the 70's
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Re: Escape to Victory

Post by Fenwick » Thu Dec 24, 2020 2:09 pm

It's A Wonderful Life is on Channel 4 soon. Very sad, but I can't watch it without crying at the end.

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Re: Escape to Victory

Post by Bosscat » Thu Dec 24, 2020 5:25 pm

Fenwick wrote:
Thu Dec 24, 2020 2:09 pm
It's A Wonderful Life is on Channel 4 soon. Very sad, but I can't watch it without crying at the end.
Just watched it again 👍🙂👍 Fw...

Your right not a dry eye in the room at the end 😥😥😥

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Re: Escape to Victory

Post by ClaretTony » Thu Dec 24, 2020 5:31 pm

I keep watching Escape to Victory but it's got boring, they keep escaping .

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Re: Escape to Victory

Post by CaptainKirk » Thu Dec 24, 2020 5:33 pm

Another shout for "It's a Wonderful Life"
Gets me everytime no matter how many times I have seen it.
Strange to think it was considered a flop at the time of release I believe.

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Re: Escape to Victory

Post by tiger76 » Thu Dec 24, 2020 5:36 pm

Petersa wrote:
Thu Dec 24, 2020 1:21 pm
Do you still get The Sound of Music and Gone With the Wind?
Not on our telly you don't, never seem them and have no intention of seeing them.

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Re: Escape to Victory

Post by TheFamilyCat » Thu Dec 24, 2020 5:41 pm

ClaretTony wrote:
Thu Dec 24, 2020 5:31 pm
I keep watching Escape to Victory but it's got boring, they keep escaping .
The German messageboard goes into meltdown after the game.
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Re: Escape to Victory

Post by Bosscat » Thu Dec 24, 2020 5:42 pm

Petersa wrote:
Thu Dec 24, 2020 1:21 pm
Do you still get The Sound of Music and Gone With the Wind?
Usually about 1/2 an hour after Christmas dinner there is a sound of something (not really music) and its definitely wind (going somewhere)

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Re: Escape to Victory

Post by Caballo » Thu Dec 24, 2020 7:01 pm

Not strictly Christmas films but always get an airing this time of year, Zulu and the Alamo.
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Re: Escape to Victory

Post by Clarets4me » Thu Dec 24, 2020 7:08 pm

" Chitty Chitty Bang Bang ", and the delightful Sally Anne Howes as " Truly Scrumptious " .....
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Re: Escape to Victory

Post by dermotdermot » Thu Dec 24, 2020 7:27 pm

Caballo wrote:
Thu Dec 24, 2020 7:01 pm
Not strictlyvChristmas films but always get an airing this time of year, Zulu and the Alamo.
The Alamo is just so dull. Nothing happens for two and a half hours until the final battle when just about everyone gets killed. I defy anyone to sit through it and say that it was good.

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Re: Escape to Victory

Post by mikeS » Thu Dec 24, 2020 7:32 pm

The Great Escape is on Netflix.

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Re: Escape to Victory

Post by dermotdermot » Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:36 pm

Netflix is rubbish. My son came round earlier and installed his subscribed Criterion Channel on my computer. i don't know how he managed it as it is an American channel which seems difficult to install from any other country. But you should see the quantity and quality of the films featured. Check it out. Look for the Criterion Channel and you will be amazed.

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Re: Escape to Victory

Post by CaptainKirk » Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:40 pm

Clarets4me wrote:
Thu Dec 24, 2020 7:08 pm
" Chitty Chitty Bang Bang ", and the delightful Sally Anne Howes as " Truly Scrumptious " .....
Cracking film and I could look at her all day - and still going strong at 90!

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Re: Escape to Victory

Post by Wile E Coyote » Fri Dec 25, 2020 1:54 am

great escape is utter nonsense, escape to victory is horrendous, and its a wonderful life has recently become a trendy film title, its been around for decades, and there was little or no interest in it. Baaaaaah !

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Re: Escape to Victory

Post by BenWickes » Fri Dec 25, 2020 5:57 am

Back when I was a kid in the early 80's. Digby- The biggest dog in the world and The cat from outer space seemed to get regular Christmas airings. Looking back they were awful films. Had to explain to the wife about Digby as she'd never seen it.

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Re: Escape to Victory

Post by AfloatinClaret » Fri Dec 25, 2020 8:59 am

Bosscat wrote:
Thu Dec 24, 2020 1:46 pm
Jason and the Arogonauts on at 5.25 on C5 😁 the 1963 Ray Harryhausen original ...
I'm 90% certain that's the film in which there is a scene of them rowing their galley along the Ancient Greek coast and a truck can be clearly seen driving along the coast road in the background

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Re: Escape to Victory

Post by Terrier » Fri Dec 25, 2020 9:13 am

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Re: Escape to Victory

Post by Burnley Ace » Fri Dec 25, 2020 10:09 am

BenWickes wrote:
Fri Dec 25, 2020 5:57 am
Back when I was a kid in the early 80's. Digby- The biggest dog in the world and The cat from outer space seemed to get regular Christmas airings. Looking back they were awful films. Had to explain to the wife about Digby as she'd never seen it.
Don’t dis Digby!!

Elvis Presley films BBC2 at about 10am

Norman Wisdom or George Formby

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Re: Escape to Victory

Post by Bosscat » Fri Dec 25, 2020 12:02 pm

AfloatinClaret wrote:
Fri Dec 25, 2020 8:59 am
I'm 90% certain that's the film in which there is a scene of them rowing their galley along the Ancient Greek coast and a truck can be clearly seen driving along the coast road in the background
Wrist watches in Ben Hur ... Aeroplane con-trails in Westerns ... loads of that sort of thing in movies missed by the editors and continuity guys

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Re: Escape to Victory

Post by Zlatan » Fri Dec 25, 2020 5:16 pm

The Italian Job - C4 at the moment. I forgot how crap and brilliant at the same time this film is... it’s essentially a Benny Hill chase in minis

“You’re only supposed to blow the bloody doors off”

:D

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Re: Escape to Victory

Post by Bosscat » Fri Dec 25, 2020 9:06 pm

Zlatan wrote:
Fri Dec 25, 2020 5:16 pm
The Italian Job - C4 at the moment. I forgot how crap and brilliant at the same time this film is... it’s essentially a Benny Hill chase in minis

“You’re only supposed to blow the bloody doors off”

:D
Hang on lads I've got a great idea .... err ... err ... err ... err

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Re: Escape to Victory

Post by CaptainKirk » Fri Dec 25, 2020 11:31 pm

Wile E Coyote wrote:
Fri Dec 25, 2020 1:54 am
great escape is utter nonsense, escape to victory is horrendous, and its a wonderful life has recently become a trendy film title, its been around for decades, and there was little or no interest in it. Baaaaaah !
Give you the first two but you leave “It’s a Wonderful Life” alone tosspot!

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