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ROGUE COMMENTARY

By Rogue Commentary
Brand new audio commentaries for cult and classic movies, by the filmmakers and other interesting people.

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Hosted by David Hughes. Produced by Sam Ibrahim.. Music by Olli Oja.

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The Reckoning (2020) with Neil Marshall and Charlotte Kirk

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The Big Man (1990) with screenwriter Don MacPherson
Hello! Welcome to the latest edition of the exclusive audio commentary podcast hosted by me, David Hughes.  In this, the 21st episode, I’m very excited to be joined by screenwriter Don MacPherson, who skilfully adapted William McIlvanney’s brilliant novel The Big Man into the hugely underrated film of the same name, directed by David Leland and starring Liam Neeson, Ian Bannen, Billy Connolly, Joanne Whalley-Kilmer, Hugh Grant and Peter Mullan, with music by Ennio Morricone. Produced by Stephen Woolley under the Palace Pictures banner, The Big Man sadly wasn’t a big hit, but it really captures the spirit not only of McIlvanney’s extraordinarily insightful novel, but also of the times, specifically the crushed spirits of the colliery workers and their communities in the aftermath of Thatcher’s crushing of the miner’s strike. I’m very grateful to Don for walking us through the making of The Big Man, which is ripe for reassessment and well worth seeking out. In the meantime, here's a Letterboxd link. Thanks to Nick Pourgorides from Casarotto Ramsay & Associates for putting us in touch. Comments? Feedback? Suggestions? Email David *at * Rogue-Commentary *dot* com or send us a tweet. We have lots of exciting episodes in the works, so if you like what you hear – or just the idea – please subscribe, and remember to rate us wherever you hear this podcast – it'll really help us to keep going. Oh, and follow us on Twitter and/or Instagram to stay up-to-date on our forthcoming releases. Thanks for listening! A Synchronicity production. Conceived, written and presented by David Hughes. Produced by Sam Ibrahim. Music by Olli Oja. All content © 2022 Synchronicity II Ltd. All rights reserved.
01:53:14
May 24, 2022
Bull (2021) with writer-director Paul Andrew Williams and Neil Maskell
Hello! Welcome to the latest – as in very late – edition of the exclusive audio commentary podcast hosted by me, David Hughes. On this episode, I'm delighted to welcome writer-director Paul Andrew Williams and actor Neil Maskell for a journey through the making of the brutal, brilliant British revenge thriller Bull. For best results, cue it up to the film, which is available to watch in the UK here and in the US here. My intro will tell you where to cue up the film, and when to press play. Thanks to Marek Steven and Signature Entertainment for hooking us up. Comments? Feedback? Suggestions? Email David *at * Rogue-Commentary *dot* com or send us a tweet. We have lots of exciting episodes in the works, so if you like what you hear – or just the idea – please subscribe, and remember to rate us wherever you hear this podcast – it'll really help us to keep going. Oh, and follow us on Twitter and/or Instagram to stay up-to-date on our forthcoming releases. Thanks for listening! A Synchronicity production. Conceived, written and presented by David Hughes. Produced by Sam Ibrahim. Music by Olli Oja. All content © 2022 Synchronicity II Ltd. All rights reserved.
01:29:35
April 25, 2022
Let's Scare Jessica to Death (1971) with writer-director John Hancock
Hello! Welcome to the latest – as in very late – edition of the exclusive audio commentary podcast hosted by me, David Hughes. On this episode, I'm delighted to welcome writer-director John Hancock – 82 years of age and still going strong – for an exclusive Zoom-enabled dive into one of my all-time favourite horror films, Let's Scare Jessica to Death, to celebrate its 50th anniversary. For best results, cue it up to the film, which is available to watch in the UK here and in the US here. My intro to the podcast will tell you when to press play. Apologies that the audio quality is not optimal; I promise I will figure out how to use my microphone properly and not rely on shouting at the screen in future. Huge thanks to Mr. Hancock himself, of course, for inviting me to sit down and talk about one of my favourite films. John has asked me to give a shout out to Michael Doyle, author of Hancock on Hancock, which is available on Kindle here and in hardcover from all book retailers, so don't just automatically check Amazon. Comments? Feedback? Suggestions? Email David *at * Rogue-Commentary *dot* com or send us a tweet. We have lots of exciting episodes in the works, so if you like what you hear – or just the idea – please subscribe, and remember to rate us wherever you hear this podcast – it'll really help us to keep going. Oh, and follow us on Twitter and/or Instagram to stay up-to-date on our forthcoming releases. Thanks for listening! A Synchronicity production. Conceived, written and presented by David Hughes. Produced by Sam Ibrahim. Music by Olli Oja. All content © 2021 Synchronicity II Ltd. All rights reserved.
01:31:25
November 04, 2021
Werewolves Within (2021) with screenwriter Mishna Wolff
Hello! Welcome to a brand new episode of the audio commentary podcast hosted by me, David Hughes. On this episode, I'm delighted to bring you screenwriter Mishna Wolff's exclusive audio commentary for the whip-smart horror comedy Werewolves Within. Usually you can listen to one of our podcommentaries by themselves, but this one's a little sparse, so for best results, cue it up to the film, which is available to watch in the UK here and in the US here. My intro to the podcast will tell you where to cue it up. Huge thanks to Mishna of course, but also to Mark Towle of Mister Smith Entertainment and Alyson Dewar and Emily Voogt from PR Works International who made the whole thing possible. And thanks too to UK distributor Signature Entertainment, who recently added our commentary for J.R. Hyams' cracking horror movie Alone to the UK Blu-ray – which is well worth seeking out. Comments? Feedback? Suggestions? Email David *at * Rogue-Commentary *dot* com or send us a tweet. We have lots of exciting episodes in the works, so if you like what you hear – or just the idea – please subscribe, and remember to rate us wherever you hear this podcast – it'll really help us to keep going. Oh, and follow us on Twitter and/or Instagram to stay up-to-date on our forthcoming releases. Thanks for listening! A Synchronicity production. Conceived, written and presented by David Hughes. Produced by Sam Ibrahim. Music by Olli Oja. All content © 2021 Synchronicity II Ltd. All rights reserved.
01:31:37
July 19, 2021
Rent-A-Pal (2020) with Jon Stevenson, Brian Landis Folkins and Jimmy Weber
Hello! Welcome to the first episode of Season Two of the audio commentary podcast hosted by me, David Hughes. On our Season Two premiere, I'm delighted to bring you the exclusive audio commentary for one of 2020's best psychological thrillers (or horror movies, if you see it that way), Rent-A-Pal, featuring writer/director/producer Jon Stevenson, actor/producer Brian Landis Folkins and producer/composer Jimmy Weber. The film is available to watch in the US here, and in the UK here.  Huge thanks to Jon, Brian and Jimmy for agreeing to get together and record this! Do keep an eye on Pretty People Pictures' website to see what the gang are up to next. As with most commentaries, it's chock full of spoilers, so don't listen if you haven't seen the film. Comments? Feedback? Suggestions? Email David *at * Rogue-Commentary *dot* com or send us a tweet. We have lots of exciting episodes in the works, so if you like what you hear – or just the idea – please subscribe, and remember to rate us wherever you hear this podcast – it'll really help us to keep going. Oh, and follow us on Twitter and/or Instagram to stay up-to-date on our forthcoming releases. Thanks for listening! A Synchronicity production. Conceived, written and presented by David Hughes. Produced by Sam Ibrahim. Music by Olli Oja. All content © 2021 Synchronicity II Ltd. All rights reserved.
01:52:30
June 27, 2021
The Reckoning (2020) with Neil Marshall and Charlotte Kirk
Hello! Welcome to the latest – 16th! – episode of the audio commentary podcast hosted by me, David Hughes. As a big fan of Neil Marshall, from Dog Soldiers to The Descent, Doomsday – not to mention the epic "Blackwater" episode of Game of Thrones – I'm delighted to join Neil and his co-writer/lead actor (and fiancée) Charlotte Kirk for a feature-length walk through The Reckoning, which is available to watch in the US here, and will be released in the UK on April 16th.  As with most commentaries, it's chock full of spoilers, so don't listen if you haven't seen the film.  Huge thanks to Neil and Charlotte for agreeing to record the commentary (and allowing me to chip in from time to time), and to Thomas Hewson at Fetch publicity for setting it up. Comments? Feedback? Suggestions? Email David *at * Rogue-Commentary *dot* com or send us a tweet. We have lots of exciting episodes in the works, so if you like what you hear – or just the idea – please subscribe, and remember to rate us wherever you hear this podcast – it'll really help us to keep going. Oh, and follow us on Twitter and/or Instagram to stay up-to-date on our forthcoming releases. Thanks for listening! A Synchronicity production. Conceived, written and presented by David Hughes. Produced by Sam Ibrahim. Music by Olli Oja. All content © 2021 Synchronicity II Ltd. All rights reserved.
01:51:46
April 01, 2021
Wrong Turn (2021)
Hello! Welcome to the latest – 15th! – episode of the audio commentary podcast hosted by me, David Hughes. As soon as I finished the brilliant Wrong Turn reboot, I got straight in touch with director Mike P. Nelson to see if he'd be willing to record a commentary for us – and I was blown away when he not only said he would love to, but that he would round up lead actress Charlotte Vega, screenwriter Alan B. McElroy (who also wrote the original, for crying out loud!) and director of photography Nick Junkersfeld for a fun four-way commentary recorded (of course) via Zoom. It's a world exclusive commentary for this terrific horror film, which is available here (US) or here (UK). Obviously don't listen if you haven't seen the film, which I urge you to do – it's the best kind of reboot, which acknowledges the original but brings it kicking and screaming into the 2020s. I'm eternally grateful to Mike for rounding up the gang and pulling it together for us. Comments? Feedback? Suggestions? Email David *at * Rogue-Commentary *dot* com or send us a tweet. We have lots of exciting episodes in the works, so if you like what you hear – or just the idea – please subscribe, and remember to rate us wherever you hear this podcast – it'll really help us to keep going. Oh, and follow us on Twitter and/or Instagram to stay up-to-date on our forthcoming releases. Thanks for listening! A Synchronicity production. Conceived, written and presented by David Hughes. Produced by Sam Ibrahim. Music by Olli Oja. All content © 2021 Synchronicity II Ltd. All rights reserved.
01:54:13
March 25, 2021
The Owners (2020) with Julius Berg
Hello! Welcome to the latest – 14th! – episode of the audio commentary podcast hosted by me, David Hughes. I really enjoyed French director Julius Berg's 2020 horror movie The Owners, starring Maisie Williams, Sylvester McCoy and Rita Tushingham, and I was thrilled when Julius agreed to record an exclusive commentary – in flawless English – for the film, which is available here (US) or here (UK). Obviously don't listen if you haven't seen the film, which I urge you to do – unless, of course, you've just had your nails manicured. Comments? Feedback? Suggestions? Email David *at * Rogue-Commentary *dot* com or send us a tweet. We have lots of exciting episodes in the works, so if you like what you hear – or just the idea – please subscribe, and remember to rate us wherever you hear this podcast – it'll really help us to keep going. Oh, and follow us on Twitter and/or Instagram to stay up-to-date on our forthcoming releases. Thanks for listening! Conceived, written and presented by David Hughes. Produced by Sam Ibrahim. Music by Olli Oja. All content © 2021 Synchronicity II Ltd. All rights reserved.
01:30:37
February 23, 2021
A Ghost Waits (2020) with co-writer/director Adam Stovall
Hello! Welcome to the latest episode of the brand new audio commentary podcast hosted by me, David Hughes. I was really impressed by Adam Stovall's directorial debut paranormal romance A Ghost Waits, which has been a hit with festival audiences and appeared on a number of Top 10 lists from horror fans and critics. Despite having begun filming in the summer of 2016, it's only just becoming available outside the festival circuit, starting with a UK release exclusive to the Arrow Player platform. But it's due to receive a wider release in March, so if you haven't seen the film, please wait until it's released in your territory before listening to Adam's behind-the-scenes chat.  Huge thanks to Adam for agreeing to record this exclusive commentary, and to Thomas Hewson at Fetch PR for hooking us up. Programming note: due to technical problems, I was forced to re-record my side of the conversation, and it does sound a little weird as a result. Comments? Feedback? Suggestions? Email David *at * Rogue-Commentary *dot* com or send us a tweet. We have lots of exciting episodes in the works, so if you like what you hear – or just the idea – please subscribe, and remember to rate us wherever you hear this podcast – it'll really help us to keep going. Oh, and follow us on Twitter and/or Instagram to stay up-to-date on our forthcoming releases. Thanks for listening! Conceived, written and presented by David Hughes. Produced by Sam Ibrahim. Music by Olli Oja. All content © 2021 Synchronicity II Ltd. All rights reserved.
01:17:21
February 01, 2021
Alone (2020) with director John Hyams
Hello! Welcome to the latest episode of the brand new audio commentary podcast hosted by me, David Hughes. I was really blown away by John Hyams' 2020 suspense thriller/psychological horror Alone, loosely based on the 2011 Swedish film Försvunnen (Gone), and I'm really grateful to Hyams for agreeing to record an exclusive commentary for the film, which is available here (US) or here (UK). Obviously don't listen if you haven't seen the film, which I urge you to do – unless, of course, you've just had your nails manicured. Comments? Feedback? Suggestions? Email David *at * Rogue-Commentary *dot* com or send us a tweet. We have lots of exciting episodes in the works, so if you like what you hear – or just the idea – please subscribe, and remember to rate us wherever you hear this podcast – it'll really help us to keep going. Oh, and follow us on Twitter and/or Instagram to stay up-to-date on our forthcoming releases. Thanks for listening! Conceived, written and presented by David Hughes. Produced by Sam Ibrahim. Music by Olli Oja. All content © 2021 Synchronicity II Ltd. All rights reserved.
01:38:23
January 13, 2021
Criminal Audition (2019) with Samuel Gridley and Luke Kaile
Hello! Welcome to a brand new episode of the audio commentary podcast hosted by me, David Hughes. On the first episode of 2021, I'm delighted to welcome Samuel Gridley and Luke Kaile, the brains behind Criminal Audition, the low-budget black comedy you can find here (US) or here (UK). Massive thanks to Samuel and Luke for agreeing to record the commentary exclusively for the podcast. Comments? Feedback? Suggestions? Email David *at * Rogue-Commentary *dot* com or send us a tweet. We have lots of exciting episodes in the works, so if you like what you hear – or just the idea – please subscribe, and remember to rate us wherever you hear this podcast – it'll really help us to keep going. Oh, and follow us on Twitter and/or Instagram to stay up-to-date on our forthcoming releases. Thanks for listening! Conceived, written and presented by David Hughes. Produced by Sam Ibrahim. Music by Olli Oja. All content © 2021 Synchronicity II Ltd. All rights reserved.
01:34:59
January 04, 2021
Black Bear (2020) with Lawrence Michael Levine and Matthew L. Weiss
Hello! Welcome to a very exciting episode of the audio commentary podcast hosted by me, David Hughes. One of my favourite films released this year (in the US, at least) was Black Bear, a merciless examination of the personal cost of making art from life experience, featuring a tour de force  performance from the reliably brilliant Aubrey Plaza, with Sarah Gabon and Christopher Abbott also excellent. Our exclusive audio commentary features writer-director Lawrence Michael Levine and his editor Matthew L. Weiss (the deeper voice of the pair, in case you forget who's who), and moves beyond the film itself to cover a wide range of issues regarding the inspiration for the film. American and Canadian listeners who've seen the film – and if you haven't, you can find it here (US) or here (Canada) – can enjoy the commentary either as a podcast or cued up to the film (listen out for the instructions at the start), but listeners in the UK will have to wait a little longer, as the film isn't due for release here until March 2021. I promise you it's worth the wait. I'd like to extend my heartfelt thanks to 'Larry' and 'Matt' for agreeing to sit down and revisit the film exclusively for Rogue Commentary, and for providing such a fantastic episode to follow our deep dive into Die Hard. Comments? Feedback? Suggestions? Email David *at * Rogue-Commentary *dot* com or send us a tweet. We have lots of exciting episodes in the works, so if you like what you hear – or just the idea – please subscribe, and remember to rate us wherever you hear this podcast – it'll really help us to keep going. Oh, and follow us on Twitter and/or Instagram to stay up-to-date on our forthcoming releases. Thanks for listening! Conceived, written and presented by David Hughes. Produced by Sam Ibrahim. Music by Olli Oja. All content © 2020 Synchronicity II Ltd. All rights reserved.
02:04:41
December 28, 2020
Die Hard (1988) with Steven E. de Souza
Hello! Welcome to a very special Christmas episode of the audio commentary podcast hosted by me, David Hughes. It's beginning to look a lot like a pretty bleak Christmas for many of us, so I'm especially thrilled that my screenwriting hero and long-time benefactor (he's contributed to almost all of my books) Steven E. de Souza, has gifted us with his first ever audio commentary for the perennial Christmas classic Die Hard. As always, you can listen as a podcast, but – since there are a few quiet parts – for best results we suggest you cue it up to the film like an old-school DVD/Blu-ray/laserdisc commentary and watch along with Mr de Souza.  This episode is sponsored by Script Hub, the new way to connect unrepresented screenwriters with producers and agents. Check it out here. Comments? Feedback? Suggestions? Email David *at * Rogue-Commentary *dot* com or send us a tweet. We have lots of exciting episodes in the works, so if you like what you hear – or just the idea – please subscribe, and remember to rate us wherever you hear this podcast – it'll really help us to keep going. Oh, and follow us on Twitter and/or Instagram to stay up-to-date on our forthcoming releases. Thanks for listening! Conceived, written and presented by David Hughes. Produced by Sam Ibrahim. Music by Olli Oja. © 2020 Synchronicity II Ltd.  All rights reserved.
02:12:22
December 22, 2020
Saint Frances (2019) with Kelly O'Sullivan, Alex Thompson and Nate Hurtsellers
Hello! Welcome to a very special episode of the audio commentary podcast hosted by me, David Hughes. My favourite film released in the UK in 2020 was Saint Frances, written by Kelly O'Sullivan (who also plays the lead role) and directed by Alex Thompson. I really wanted Kelly and/or Alex to record a commentary for the podcast, and when I found out they'd already recorded one – but that it was only available on the American Blu-ray edition – I decided to break with tradition and licence the recording from the U.S. distributor, the wonderful Oscilloscope. As a bonus, Kelly and Alex are joined by cinematographer Nate Hurtsellers for a walk through their enchanting low-budget film. I'm indebted to the commentators as well as everyone at Oscilloscope for making this happen. As always, you can listen as a podcast, or cue it up to the film, which – thanks to JustWatch – you can find here (UK) or here (US). Comments? Feedback? Suggestions? Email David *at * Rogue-Commentary *dot* com or send us a tweet. We have lots of exciting episodes in the works, so if you like what you hear – or just the idea – please subscribe, and remember to rate us wherever you hear this podcast – it'll really help us to keep going. Oh, and follow us on Twitter and/or Instagram to stay up-to-date on our forthcoming releases. Thanks for listening! Conceived, written and presented by David Hughes. Produced by Sam Ibrahim. Music by Olli Oja. All content © 2020 Synchronicity II Ltd. All rights reserved.
01:41:45
December 13, 2020
The Glass Man (2011/2020) with Cristian Solimeno & Andy Nyman
Hello! Welcome to a very special episode of the audio commentary podcast hosted by me, David Hughes. On this episode, I'm delighted to present an exclusive audio commentary for writer-director Cristian Solimeno's psychological thriller The Glass Man, which was first screened in 2011, but only just released – in the UK at least – at the tail end of 2020. For the audio commentary, Cristian is joined by leading man Andy Nyman, looking back on the film almost ten years after it was made, but only a week or so before release. As always, you can listen as a podcast, or cue it up to the film, which – thanks to JustWatch – you can find here (UK) or here (US). Comments? Feedback? Suggestions? Email David *at * Rogue-Commentary *dot* com or send us a tweet. We have lots of exciting episodes in the works, so if you like what you hear – or just the idea – please subscribe, and remember to rate us wherever you hear this podcast – it'll really help us to keep going. Oh, and follow us on Twitter and/or Instagram to stay up-to-date on our forthcoming releases. Thanks for listening! Conceived, written and presented by David Hughes. Produced by Sam Ibrahim. Music by Olli Oja. All content © 2020 Synchronicity II Ltd. All rights reserved.
01:51:18
December 07, 2020
Untogether (2018) with writer-director Emma Forrest
Hello! Welcome to a very special episode of the audio commentary podcast hosted by me, David Hughes. When I first had the idea for Rogue Commentary, the very first person I thought to ask – and, in fact, did ask – to record a commentary for me was this episode's very special guest, Emma Forrest. Maybe it was because I had loved her film, Untogether, so much, I contacted the publicist and asked if I could host a Q&A – which I did, on a rooftop cinema a few days later. Emma is such a brilliant storyteller – her memoir Your Voice in My Head is an essential read – I knew that she would produce a terrific audio commentary for the film she worked so hard to make. Thanks to the pandemic, it took a little longer than expected for Emma to record this episode – but the results were well worth the wait. (I even shed a tear at the end.) As always, you can listen as a podcast, or cue it up to the film, which – thanks to JustWatch – you can find here (UK) or here (US). One note if you're cueing up the film: Emma occasionally pauses the film to speak at length about a particular scene, so keep your remote (or mouse) to hand! Comments? Feedback? Suggestions? Email David *at * Rogue-Commentary *dot* com or send us a tweet. We have lots of exciting episodes in the works, so if you like what you hear – or just the idea – please subscribe, and remember to rate us wherever you hear this podcast – it'll really help us to keep going. Oh, and follow us on Twitter and/or Instagram to stay up-to-date on our forthcoming releases. Thanks for listening! Hosted by David Hughes. Produced by Sam Ibrahim. Music by Olli Oja. All content © 2020 Synchronicity II Ltd. All rights reserved.
01:57:04
November 02, 2020
Before I Go To Sleep (2014) with author S J Watson
Hello! Welcome to this special bonus episode of the audio commentary podcast hosted by me, David Hughes. For this episode, we thought we'd try something different: instead of a commentary by a filmmaker, we decided to ask author S J Watson to talk us through the 2014 film adaptation of his novel Before I Go To Sleep.  Watson didn't have much to do with the film, which stars Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth and Mark Strong, which gives the author a fascinating insider/outsider perspective. Needless to say, we are grateful to the author for agreeing to record the commentary – and if you like the film, we suggest you read the source novel and his latest book, Final Cut, which is about a documentary filmmaker visiting an English coastal town with a disturbing connection to her own past. Buy it from Hive because Amazon has enough customers. As always, you can listen as a podcast, or cue it up to the film, which – thanks to JustWatch – you can find here (UK) or here (US). Comments? Feedback? Suggestions? Email David *at * Rogue-Commentary *dot* com or send us a tweet. We have lots of exciting episodes in the works, so if you like what you hear – or just the idea – please subscribe, and remember to rate us wherever you hear this podcast – it'll really help us to keep going. Oh, and follow us on Twitter and/or Instagram to stay up-to-date on our forthcoming releases. Thanks for listening! Hosted by David Hughes. Produced by Sam Ibrahim. Music by Olli Oja. All content © 2020 Synchronicity II Ltd. All rights reserved.
01:28:20
October 17, 2020
Death of a Vlogger (2019) with Graham Hughes and Joma West
Hello! Welcome to Season 1 Episode 4 of the audio commentary podcast hosted by me, David Hughes. For this episode – which you can also enjoy as a video podcast (I refuse to say "vodcast") on our YouTube channel – I'm delighted to present a brand new commentary for the critically-acclaimed 2019 micro-budget horror film "Death of a Vlogger" (2019) with writer/director/producer/editor/actor/BAFTA winner Graham Hughes (no relation) and actor Joma West, who plays Alice in the film. (The recording isn't socially distanced, but it's fine because Graham and Joma live together.)  As always, you can listen as a podcast, or cue it up to the film, which – thanks to JustWatch – you can find here (UK) or here (US). We'd especially like to thank Graham and Joma for being such good sports – and especially to Joma for being the first woman to record a commentary for us – even though our listenership is predominantly female. Brava! Comments? Feedback? Suggestions? Email David *at * Rogue-Commentary *dot* com or send us a tweet. We have lots of exciting episodes in the works, so if you like what you hear – or just the idea – please subscribe, and remember to rate us wherever you hear this podcast – it'll really help us to keep going. Oh, and follow us on Twitter and/or Instagram to stay up-to-date on our forthcoming releases. Thanks for listening! Hosted by David Hughes. Produced by Sam Ibrahim. Music by Olli Oja. All content © 2020 Synchronicity II Ltd. All rights reserved.
01:30:25
October 11, 2020
Heart and Souls (1993) with director Ron Underwood
Hello! Welcome to the third episode of the audio commentary podcast hosted by me, David Hughes. This episode we're blessed with a brand new director's commentary for "Heart and Souls", the whimsical, high-spirited 1993 comedy-drama directed by Ron Underwood (Tremors, City Slickers) and adapted – by Tremors screenwriters S.S. Wilson and Brent Maddock – from Gregory and Erik Hansen's (impossible to find) short film "Seven Souls". The film wasn't the hit Universal Pictures was hoping for back in 1993 – full disclosure: I worked on the international release of the film, and one of the places it didn't get released was the UK – but it has been discovered over time, and I know it has a place in the hearts of a lot of people. And what a cast: Robert Downey Jr., Alfre Woodard, Elisabeth Shue, Charles Grodin, Tom Sizemore and David Paymer... not to mention Robert Downey Jr. playing Alfre Woodard, Charles Grodin, Tom Sizemore... (If you've seen the film, you'll know what we mean.) Hopefully we don't have to say this, but please watch the film before you listen to the commentary, as there are spoilers aplenty. As always, you can listen as a podcast, or cue it up to the film, which – thanks to JustWatch – you can find here (UK) or here (US).  Comments? Feedback? Suggestions? Email David *at * Rogue-Commentary *dot* com or  tweet at us. (We know it works, because this episode was inspired by a listener who suggested we ask Ron Underwood to record a Tremors commentary – which he'd just done for Arrow's new box set, so he couldn't do for us. But he gave us the next best thing...) We have lots of exciting episodes in the works, so if you like what you hear – or just the idea – please subscribe, and remember to rate us wherever you hear this podcast – it'll really help us to keep going. Oh, and follow us on Twitter to stay up-to-date on our forthcoming releases. Thanks for listening! Hosted by David Hughes. Produced by Sam Ibrahim. Music by Olli Oja. All content © 2020 Synchronicity II Ltd. All rights reserved.
01:45:29
October 05, 2020
Soft Top Hard Shoulder (1992) with Stefan Schwartz and Richard Holmes
Hello! Welcome to the second episode of Rogue Commentary, the audio commentary podcast. This episode heralds a Triumph of British filmmaking as we delve into that rarest of subgenres – the British road movie – with "Soft Top Hard Shoulder" (1992), starring Peter Capaldi, Frances Barber, Simon Callow, Jeremy Northam and Phyllis Logan.  We're delighted to be joined on this occasion by director Stefan Schwartz – who has given us episodes of Luther, The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead and The Boys – and producer Richard Holmes (Eden Lake, Shooting Fish, The Ritual), for whom Soft Top Hard Shoulder marked their feature film debut. (They had previously collaborated on a short film, The Lake, also featuring Peter Capaldi and Frances Barber.) As always, you can listen as a podcast, or cue it up to a copy of the film – if you can find one. It's been notoriously difficult to track down, although all that's about to change, as it's being released for the first time on Blu-ray on October 26 – you can pre-order now by clicking here.  Comments? Feedback? Suggestions? Email David@Rogue-Commentary.com We have lots of exciting episodes in the works, so if you like what you hear – or just the idea – please subscribe, and remember to rate us wherever you hear this podcast – it literally keeps us going. Oh, and follow us on Twitter to stay up-to-date on our forthcoming releases. Thanks for listening! Hosted by David Hughes. Produced by Sam Ibrahim. Music by Olli Oja. All content © 2020 Synchronicity II Ltd. All rights reserved.
01:30:57
September 28, 2020
Paperhouse (1988) with Bernard Rose and Matthew Jacobs
Hello! Welcome to the very first edition of Rogue Commentary, a brand new bi-weekly podcast featuring exclusive audio commentaries for cult and classic movies from the people who made them (and other interesting people).  We kick off with a classic British horror movie "Paperhouse" (1988) and we're delighted to be joined in this inaugural episode by director Bernard Rose – who also directed "Candyman" and many other fine films – and writer Matthew Jacobs, who also wrote the Doctor Who TV movie and quite a few of the 'Young Indiana Jones' episodes and made-for-TV movies. You can listen to the commentary just as a podcast or cue it up to the film, starting not on the logos, but on the first frame of the film itself. (There's a cue in the episode itself.) We cued the commentary to the version of the film available on Prime Video UK – and it won't necessarily sync up with versions of the film available on other formats. And if you know of a way to solve that problem, we'd love to hear from you. Speaking of which... Comments? Feedback? Suggestions? Email David@Rogue-Commentary.com  We have lots of exciting episodes in the works, so if you like what you hear – or just the idea – please subscribe, and remember to rate us wherever you hear this podcast – it literally keeps us going. Thanks for listening! Hosted by David Hughes. Produced by Sam Ibrahim. Music by Olli Oja. All content © 2020 Synchronicity Film Ltd. All rights reserved.
01:32:58
September 14, 2020