Moviedrome Mondays: Excalibur (1981) and Nothing Lasts Forever (1984)

This week’s Moviedrome Monday is yet another double-bill of two very different films.

Excalibur (1981)

I have posted a youtube video link below to Moviedrome presenter Alex Cox’s introduction to director John Boorman’s 1981 medieval fantasy Excalibur. Readers can also read Cox’s intro transcript here. The episode’s original airdate was August 21, 1994 (read here). Not much to add here except my two cents – as brief as my thoughts are. A majority of Excalibur is undeniably flawed, but at the same time, it does have great actors and Alex Thomson’s cinematography makes it atmospheric.

Here is a youtube video link to Alex Cox’s Moviedrome intro to Excalibur

Here is a youtube video link to the film’s original theatrical trailer

Nothing Lasts Forever (1984)

I have posted a youtube video link below to Moviedrome presenter Alex Cox’s introduction to former SNL (Saturday Night Live) writer Tom Schiller’s 1984 directorial feature debut Nothing Lasts Forever. Readers can also read Cox’s intro here. The episode’s original airdate was August 22, 1994 (read here). Can’t really add much here since I have not seen the film – it has reportedly never got an American theatrical or home video release. I read that it has been uploaded on youtube a few times and then taken down.

Here is a youtube video link to Alex Cox’s Moviedrome intro to Nothing Lasts Forever

Here is a youtube video link to what may be the film’s original theatrical trailer