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And what a list it is!

I could listen to Cox all night back then...his calming,soothing and anti 'I'll tell you,I'm the expert' attitude made for a classic intro and,indeed a part of the whole experience.

Back in those days,BBC 2 was worth the licence fee alone!
Too bloody right it was, Friday and Saturday nights were worth watching back then.
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Cousins was not bad,but not a patch on Cox.....

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I too was introduced to a load of films from watching this, same with the Dr Terror double bills that were also on BBC 2 in the early 90ís, where my Hammer obsession started
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I always used to watch Cox's intros. I found them and him fascinating. I really liked his voice and the way he spoke, he seemed so different to other 'movie' people at the time - thinking of you probably Barry Norman - however i don't actually recall specifically watching any of the movies afterwards.
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I kind of remember watching an intro and finding out the film was in black and white and turning it off.

Going off the list on the other page i'm thinking it was probably The last Picture Show.

The irony is that i now rank that film in my top fifty of all time.
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I too was introduced to a load of films from watching this, same with the Dr Terror double bills that were also on BBC 2 in the early 90ís, where my Hammer obsession started
Was Dr. Terror the one where the person doing the introduction was dressed like a monster. If so I believe Dr. Giggles was a film on it.

They should bring back Moviedrome but would be concerned about what they'd actually show now.
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Moviedrome started when I was about 7 and I loved Cox's intros. I vividly remember watching An American Werewolf in London for the first time on Moviedrome. I always found them fascinating. I saw so many great films for the first time on it. Assault on Precinct 13 (which traumatised me for a while after), Talk Radio, Alligator and Q The Winged Serpent on a double bill, so many films I still love today. I remember being surprised though that The Terminator was the TV Version. Cousins I liked but I felt a lot of the films were pretty mainstream like Scarface, The Fly, Carlito's Way. Although I saw La Haine for the first time there and my mate was buzzing about it the next day at school. White of the Eye I remember as well. The later series with Cousins I didn't like as much because of their style. It felt like he was making it up there and then. But I remember weekends on BBC 2 and Channel 4 were so much better then. Film seasons and specials were the highlight of my youth. I loved the Censored weekends on both 2 and 4 and it just feels like that has all went away. Filmfour was so much better then too. They showed films every night of the week that I actually wanted to watch. I remember loving the Ferrara, Cronenberg and Carpenter seasons, the fact that most films were in their original ratio long before it was the norm and wherever possible uncut. The amount of films that have never been seen on TV since it went free and with adverts like Seul Contre Tous, In The Realm of The Senses, Sombre, Romance and Together that were groundbreaking in the level of explicitness that was first shown on TV is something I really miss. And there was the Kurosawa season introduced by Alex Cox.
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Moviedrome started when I was about 7 and I loved Cox's intros. I vividly remember watching An American Werewolf in London for the first time on Moviedrome. I always found them fascinating. I saw so many great films for the first time on it. Assault on Precinct 13 (which traumatised me for a while after), Talk Radio, Alligator and Q The Winged Serpent on a double bill, so many films I still love today. I remember being surprised though that The Terminator was the TV Version. Cousins I liked but I felt a lot of the films were pretty mainstream like Scarface, The Fly, Carlito's Way. Although I saw La Haine for the first time there and my mate was buzzing about it the next day at school. White of the Eye I remember as well. The later series with Cousins I didn't like as much because of their style. It felt like he was making it up there and then. But I remember weekends on BBC 2 and Channel 4 were so much better then. Film seasons and specials were the highlight of my youth. I loved the Censored weekends on both 2 and 4 and it just feels like that has all went away. Filmfour was so much better then too. They showed films every night of the week that I actually wanted to watch. I remember loving the Ferrara, Cronenberg and Carpenter seasons, the fact that most films were in their original ratio long before it was the norm and wherever possible uncut. The amount of films that have never been seen on TV since it went free and with adverts like Seul Contre Tous, In The Realm of The Senses, Sombre, Romance and Together that were groundbreaking in the level of explicitness that was first shown on TV is something I really miss. And there was the Kurosawa season introduced by Alex Cox.
I seem remember now and again ch4 use to have banned season and show films that were controversial, I think thatís where I first saw Brimstone and treacle with sting in it.
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