Last night could well have been one of the perfect movie nights for octaNe. Gav came over to drop the power supply I’d loaned him off (I was hoping he’d be able to use it to get his PC working again), and brought with him his newly-purchased DVD of The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai: Across the 8th Dimension (not the special edition you’ll find by clicking the link, unfortunately; it doesn’t seem to be available in Australia).
It must be eight or ten years since I last saw that film, and it was as bad and as fun as I remembered! Vickie rolled her eyes through the whole thing, of course, but I’d recommended it as inspirational stuff for octaNe, and afterwards she remarked that, “Now I know that I can get away with doing anything in octaNe!”
Gav wandered off a while later, and after the two-hour JAG episode that introduced the crew from NCIS (which was doubly interesting, as the first series of NCIS has already aired its first several episodes on another channel), Seven screened the Sergio Leone epic For A Few Dollars More. It was half past eleven or so by then, and unfortunately I was having trouble staying awake. But I’ll definitely have to snag it from the video store sometime – that, A Fistful of Dollars and The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. (I’d also like to note that Dizzy went to an Ennio Morricone retrospective at the opera house last night. Gringo.)
But seriously, Buckaroo Banzai and For A Few Dollars More in one sitting would be perfect setting-of-mood for octaNe. Those, and maybe an El Santo film.
And while we’re on the topic of octaNe, check this out.