227: Darren’s Video Store

At The Flicks welcomes you to Darren’s video store.

A new quarterly show that is designed to bring minor gems to your attention while recreating the video store experience of the 1980’s, but without the fuss of having to travel there! Store owner Darren will take you around the various sections of the store, pointing out what’s hot and what’s best avoided. With him are his trainees Graham and Jeff (who are working for below minimum wage, another recreation of the 1980’s).

At the Flicks · 227: Darren's Video Store

Of course there are no longer any video or even DVD rental stores (and some of you probably are saying all this was a bit before your time). Luckily, all of Darren’s recommendations can be found on various streaming platforms. While it’s a shame you can’t have the full shop experience, at least you can check out the wares.

But we are a positive show (so Jeff tells me) and we want to concentrate on the highlights:

  • From the drama section there is the excellent Catch The Fair One, about a former female boxer’s hunt for her missing sister. Tough, compromising and not to be missed.
  • From the Apple Store section, there is the movie Tetris, which the three of us give a seal of approval to.
  • From the TV section, check out Daisy Jones and The 6, where you can relive the experience of the 1970’s music scene.
  • And many others.

A warning, listening to this show may cause a nostalgic flashback to those of you over a certain age. You will experience again that head spinning moment when there was so much choice you didn’t know what to pick. With so much to choose from, you won’t leaving home for a while.

If you do get a chance to leave home, hopefully we’ll see you At The Flicks!


Catch The Fair One


Daisy Jones And The Six

Film List

Below is a list of all the films and TV Shows referenced in this Podcast.

  • Accident Man
  • Accident Man: Hitman’s Holiday
  • Air
  • Antrum: The Deadliest Film Ever Made
  • Catch The Fair One
  • Creed
  • Creed II
  • Creed III
  • Daisy Jones And The Six (TV)
  • Die Hard
  • Hardcore
  • John Wick
  • John Wick Chapter 4
  • Kill Boksoon
  • Picard: Season 3 (TV)
  • Rocky
  • Rocky V
  • Rye Lane
  • Shotgun Wedding
  • Sky Rojo (TV)
  • Star Trek : Deep Space Nine (TV)
  • Star Trek : Nemesis
  • Star Trek : The Next Generation (TV)
  • Star Wars : The Phantom Menace
  • Tetris
  • The Blair Witch Project
  • The China Syndrome
  • The Night Of The 12th
  • The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo (TV)
  • Triangle Of Sadness
  • Zodiac