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This title will either have you scratching your heads, or will lead to hundreds of search engine hits from obsessive people like myself!!

For those of you that do not know, this was a TV Movie directed by the legendary Malcolm McLaren, shown once only on xmas day 1991. It featured people like Tom Jones, the Happy Mondays, Sinead O'Connor and is most famous for being the source of Kirsty MacColl and the Pogues Christmas hit - Fairytale in New York.

The problem is that it was never released on VHS or DVD, just an audio soundtrack.

It is one of the rarest pieces of film from recent years, but is apparantly available on a Torrent somewhere, but like all torrents, it's only effective if people are hosting it - which is rare. Very rare.

So - if anyone has any old video footage from Channel 4 on Christmas day night (around 9.30pm) - let me know.

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Steve, I do remember watching this, but I have no idea what it was called.
Please enlighten me.

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It was called The Ghosts of Oxford Street - Google just brings up CD's and biog's on the characters, as well of reams of people asking if it can be bought!

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Steve wrote:
It was called The Ghosts of Oxford Street -


I knew that, I knew that.... :oops:

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I found this

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That was made by a team working alongside myself and all the other animators at Passion Pictures Paddington in the early 1990s. I remember McLaren hanging around the offices for a few weeks. IIRC Belinda Allen was setting up her live action production company at that time, so it might have been one of her first programmes as a producer.

You could try writing to ask Andrew Ruhemann at http://www.passion-pictures.com/ if there is a copy in their archive. Their current address is on that site.

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Just to confirm that Belinda Allen was the producer at her company Middlemarch Films. The film is listed on the BFI site as broadcast Xmas 1991 for Channel 4. (NB: Middlemarch Films was based in the UK, and doesn't seem to be linked in any way to a company of the same name in New York.)


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I've already been in touch with a few of the people involved in the production, but the release is embargoed from the top - by all accounts it is Malcolm McLaren himself who has denied release. But thanks for the linky anyway!


Hence why if anyone was willing to part with a VHS copy, I would be more than willing to pay top dollar!!

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Wish I had one :wink:

sorry :(

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i could have a try on limewire as its full of stuff like that

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what if we could sign a petition to channel 4 as they have shown it twice at christmas in '89 and '98 so they could possibly show it if there is enough votes to put it on t.v.

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Sounds like a plan :wink:

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Given how popular Fairytale of New York is as a festive song, it does surprise me that it is not repeated at Xmas.

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Steve wrote:
Given how popular Fairytale of New York is as a festive song, it does surprise me that it is not repeated at Xmas.
Malcolm McLaren is a very cleaver guy, not one to do thing with a high price. If he owns it, that is.

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spike116 wrote:
i could have a try on limewire as its full of stuff like that



no luck im afraid just came up with a lot of porn movies !

sorry! :(

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spike116 wrote:
no luck im afraid just came up with a lot of porn movies !

sorry! :(


You say that like it's a bad thing...!

Now you see how rare it is!!

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im sure there wass a disney film that was 'never released' on ebay other day.

£££££££ :.:


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Did you have any luck with this Steve?

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Nope, got the CD soundtrack, but the DVD has never been released. A few home-taped VHS tapes from the 80's have surfaced on various forums, and sold for about £50 though!!!

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