January has always been a slow month for new films. In 1984 there were only two films that opened in the first month of the year that I bothered to see. Of course they feature two well known comedic actors so I was happy to ultimately see them. I don’t have the original list that I made during the year so I can’t say for sure what the dates were that I saw any of the films this year. What I have chosen to do is post the reviews and history lessons on the dates the movies opened. I will try to re-watch each film and I will also share the format that I re-watched in. I have DVDs, Blu-Rays, Laserdiscs, even some VHS. I also have access to films thru DISH Network, and I will do some on-line streaming as well. Some of these, I may even watch on You Tube. If the film has not been taken down by Movieclips, I am assuming that the studio is OK with it being available.
I’ve done the post for Broadway Danny Rose and it will go up next week, I watched it broken up in sections on You Tube, so if you are a pirate hunter out there, maybe you should set sail for that port in order to capture some thieves on the high seas of the internet. I am looking for a format for The Lonely Guy, as of the moment I have not been able to watch but I will get something up next week also.
Please share any posts that you enjoyed with your friends and if you have suggestions on things you would like to have added to the posts, such as historical contexts of the times, polls, music media or something else, let me know and I will try to make the posts reflect the things you find interesting about the movies of 1984 as well. I hope this will be fun, check the list on the other page to see what is coming up.