Welcome to the first full episode of Back to the Feature Podcast! You will be hosted each month by Robert Colbert, Paul Donovan, Marc Price and Michael Christopher for a discussion on a cinema release in the month, a new release onto DVD and/or Blu-Ray as well as a classic film.
Please note that we are aware of sound issues during parts of this episode. We apologise for this and hope it does not spoil your enjoyment too much. Please be assured that we are working on this to ensure that this does not happen with future episodes.
The cinema release being discussed this month is David Fincher’s latest Film, Gone Girl. The film stars Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, with an excellent supporting cast including Carrie Coon, Kim Dickens, Neil Patrick Harris and Tyler Harris amongst others. This section of the podcast may include spoilers and starts at 00h 01m 04s.
The new release onto DVD and Blu-Ray is Doug Liman’s film, Edge of Tomorrow. The film stars Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt, along with a good supporting cast including Brendan Gleeson and Bill Paxton. This section of the podcast starts at 00h 33m 02s.
The classic film of the month is Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, a psychological horror film adapted from Stephen King’s third published novel. The film was first released in 1980 and stars Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall. This section of the podcast starts at 00h 47m 20s. Coincidentally, the Film Blog in the Guardian newspaper had a piece on this film published on Friday 24 October 2014 and, if you are interested in this, you can find this here.
At the time of recording, the only film confirmed for the next podcast was Christopher Nolan’s new film, Interstellar, starring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway. It has now been decided that the DVD/Blu-Ray release will be the latest X-Men instalment, Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, starring Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellan, Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy and Halle Berry amongst others. The classic film will be Luc Besson’s Leon (1994) starring Jean Reno, Gary Oldman and a young Natalie Portman.