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Sneak Previews – 1978

A Wedding, Interiors, The Boys from Brazil, Somebody Killed Her Husband, Death on the Nile

The Wiz, Who’s Killing the Great Chefs of Europe, Girl Friends, The Big Fix, Days of Heaven

Paradise Alley, Magic, Midnight Express, Watership Down, Comes a Horseman

The Wild Geese, A Dream of Passion, Goin’ Coconuts, Slow Dancing in the Big City, Violette

Superman, Force 10 from Navarone, Moment by Moment, Oliver’s Story, King of the Gypsies

2 thoughts on “Sneak Previews – 1978

  • September 9, 2022 at 10:04 pm

    Honestly, I really wanna see their OG reviews of Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN and Bakshi’s LOTR. (No idea why that episode is missing.)

  • September 11, 2022 at 12:00 pm

    When iMDB first uploaded their episodes, one was mislabeled as the Halloween/LOTR. What does that mean? Very good chance that episode is lost, possibly (gasp) taped over, with the tape still showing that Halloween/LOTR description, but with something else on the actual tape. Considering Halloween’s prominence and the fact that Ebert gave it four stars in his print review, it’s possible that the tape was borrowed to take a clip from that episode, and then either not returned or (gasp again) taped over before being returned. We are lucky that we have nearly all of those later PBS episodes, and it’ll be a big surprise if any more of those missing early ones from the 70s show up, ala that Saturday Night Fever episode that turned up a year or two ago. Not that many people were taping back then, and the PBS station obviously doesn’t still have the missing episdoes from that period or they would have been part of the block that went to iMDB.

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