The Rufus Project Redeeming Features Cast: Bloodrayne: The Third Reich (2011)

Download The Rufus Project Redeeming Features Cast: Bloodrayne: The Third Reich (2011)

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Kristian and Trevor take on the challenge of redeeming Bloodrayne: The Third Reich from 1997.  Could this be the only redeemable movie in the Bloodrayne trilogy?

Is it improved by having the same actress play the lead role this time around?  Can Rayne stay in that outfit?  Just what accent are the Germans using?  Does the male lead need to shout so much?  Is this movie redeemable?

Listen on and find out!

Did we miss any redeeming features?  Do you think we were too generous or unfair?  Do you have a suggestion, or a challenge, for us to take on in the future?  Then get in touch with us by either leaving a comment on our homepageFacebook or Twitter, or email us at therufusproject@gmail.com

Want to know more about Bloodrayne: The Third Reich?

Bloodrayne: The Third Reich on IMDB

Bloodrayne: The Third Reich trailer

**Fine print**

Opening theme sampled from The Jumpin’ Jive – Van Alexander Orchestra (1939), available under public domain at The Internet Archive

Original lyrics and questionable singing by Trevor Holland

Blindfire by The Incredible Adventures of Billy & Max.  Copyright 2010, used under fair use

The Special Report Episode

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Download The Special Report Episode

Join your guides of geek, minus one, as Trevor takes over with a special report on recent Australian copyright news. We also have info our next Redeeming Features Cast.

Don’t forget to visit our YouTube channel for special features and gameplay videos and don’t forget our uStream channel for live events!  Make sure you follow us on Facebook or Twitter to get regular news, podcast updates and to give us your feedback and suggestions.

Want more? Check out our home page at rufusproject.com, then subscribe to The Rufus Project via your favourite Podcast app or over at Podomatic, and while there feel free to throw a few dollars our way via the donate button to help us cover hosting costs!  You can also wear our exclusive designs by heading to our shirt store store, or check out stuff we like over at Bandcamp.

Enjoy!

Important places to visit

Dallas Buyers Club Throws In The Towel On iiNet Piracy Case (Gizmodo Australia)

Australia’s Three Strikes’ Piracy Code Has Been Abandoned – Gizmodo Australia

AUSSIE SITE BLOCKING IMMINENT BUT THREE STRIKES ABANDONED – TorrentFreak

The Rufus Project Homepage

The Rufus Project Shirt Store

kristianfletcher.com

Do you have a product or service you think may be of interest to The Rufus Project listeners?  Please contact us at therufusproject@gmail.com


*** The fine print ***

Theme song:

Ain’t We Got Fun by Benson Orchestra of Chicago (1921) available under public domain at The Internet Archive

Stoned Moneys by Malter available under Creative Commons at Flashkit.com

News Theme:

Opening Theme Song by Fletcher Henderson (1945) available under public domain at The Internet Archive

Geek Feature Theme:

Press Start by Tuberz McGee from Temporal Duality: A Sonic CD Remix Album available under Creative Commons

Pop Culture Theme:

Red Hot Henry Brown by Georgia Melodians (1925) available under public domain at The Internet Archive

Local Wildlife Theme:

Dino Stomp by Richard E Moore available under creative commons at freesound.org

Small Dog Bark sampled from the cute and fluffy Lucy by Trevor Holland (also available under creative commons for general use… please attribute me if you use it!)

Wrap Up Theme:

Forbes Farewell by US Marine Fife and Drum Corps (1902) available under public domain at The Internet Archive

Closing theme:

Ain’t We Got Fun by Benson Orchestra of Chicago (1921) available under public domain at The Internet Archive

This Week’s Podcast Unavoidably Delayed

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Hi podcast fans.

Due to circumstances beyond our control, which may include a laptop with a busted screen where I am waiting for a replacement screen (for example), this week’s mini episode will be regretfully delayed.

Please be patient, it will be up as soon as possible, and it will be a good one!

In the meantime, if you haven’t already, make sure you subscribe to the podcast through iTunes or your favourite podcast app.

Talk to you soon (hopefully).

Trevor

The Rufus Project Redeeming Features Cast: Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997)

Download The Rufus Project Redeeming Features Cast: Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997)

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Kristian and Trevor take on the challenge of redeeming Speed 2: Cruise Control from 1997.  Surely it has to be an improvement from Dracula 3000, right?  Right!?

Can one character from the original carry the sequel?  Can they get away with using the same joke at the start and end of the movie?  Can a cruise liner be considered a speedy vehicle?  Why is an entire town apparently built over the water?  Is this movie redeemable?

Listen on and find out!

Did we miss any redeeming features?  Do you think we were too generous or unfair?  Do you have a suggestion, or a challenge, for us to take on in the future?  Then get in touch with us by either leaving a comment on our homepageFacebook or Twitter, or email us at therufusproject@gmail.com

Want to know more about Speed 2: Cruise Control?

**Fine print**

Opening theme sampled from The Jumpin’ Jive – Van Alexander Orchestra (1939), available under public domain at The Internet Archive

Original lyrics and questionable singing by Trevor Holland

“Tell Me is it True” by UB40 (1997) – copyrighted work used under fair use

New Redeeming Features Cast Coming Very Soon

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In less than 24 hours our next Redeeming Features Cast will be going live, this time Kristian and I will be trying to redeem Speed 2: Cruise Control from 1997.

Here is a little taste of what we subjected ourselves to:


Were we able to redeem this poorly rated late 90s sequel?  Find out by checking out our homepage, following us on Facebook or Twitter, or subscribing to The Rufus Project podcast via your favourite podcasting app!

Paypal Also Cracking Down on VPN and Unblocking Services

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Image source: PayPal

Following Netflix’s crackdown on bypassing of geo-blocking, Paypal has now entered the fray taking it’s own action.

VPN and Smart DNS service Unotelly has posted an email they received from Paypal stating they will no longer be accepting payments for the service as it may use “technological measure that descrambles a scrambled work, decrypts an encrypted work or otherwise avoids, bypasses, removes, deactivates or impairs a technological measure without the authority of the copyright owner.”

Of course any VPN can be used for the purpose of bypassing geographic restrictions, the main difference with services like Unotelly is they specifically advertise this ability as a feature of their service.

It must also be stressed that there are no laws against bypassing restrictions at this time.

With Paypal taking these steps so soon after Netflix’s crackdown it’s difficult not to make an assumption that these events are connected.  There has been increased rhetoric referring to bypassing region restrictions as piracy plus privacy concerns creating a huge spike in VPN usage in recent times.

As regional licensing has been hugely profitable for licence holders for decades it is easy to see how very recent technical advancements would be considered a threat to their business models.  Technical limitations of the past made enforcement easier, just ask anyone who tried to play an NTSC video tape in a PAL territory!

Of course, I can only make a casual link between the Netflix and Paypal actions at this time.  However I will not be shocked if we see more action taken against VPN and unblocking services, particularly those that advertise bypassing geo-blocks, within the next few months.

(Source: TorrentFreak)

The It’s All On Kristian Episode

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Download The It’s All On Kristian Episode

Join your guides of geek as Kristian brings all the content while Trevor just chimes in with the waffly bits.  Kristian reveals B Movies Live which may have a significant crossover with the podcast. We also have info on upcoming events and our next Redeeming Features Cast.

Don’t forget to visit our YouTube channel for special features and gameplay videos and don’t forget our uStream channel for live events!  Make sure you follow us on Facebook or Twitter to get regular news, podcast updates and to give us your feedback and suggestions.

Want more? Check out our home page at rufusproject.com, then subscribe to The Rufus Project via your favourite Podcast app or over at Podomatic, and while there feel free to throw a few dollars our way via the donate button to help us cover hosting costs!  You can also wear our exclusive designs by heading to our shirt store store, or check out stuff we like over at Bandcamp.

Enjoy!

Important places to visit

The Rufus Project Homepage

The Rufus Project Shirt Store

kristianfletcher.com

Do you have a product or service you think may be of interest to The Rufus Project listeners?  Please contact us at therufusproject@gmail.com


*** The fine print ***

Theme song:

Ain’t We Got Fun by Benson Orchestra of Chicago (1921) available under public domain at The Internet Archive

Stoned Moneys by Malter available under Creative Commons at Flashkit.com

News Theme:

Opening Theme Song by Fletcher Henderson (1945) available under public domain at The Internet Archive

Geek Feature Theme:

Press Start by Tuberz McGee from Temporal Duality: A Sonic CD Remix Album available under Creative Commons

Pop Culture Theme:

Red Hot Henry Brown by Georgia Melodians (1925) available under public domain at The Internet Archive

Local Wildlife Theme:

Dino Stomp by Richard E Moore available under creative commons at freesound.org

Small Dog Bark sampled from the cute and fluffy Lucy by Trevor Holland (also available under creative commons for general use… please attribute me if you use it!)

Wrap Up Theme:

Forbes Farewell by US Marine Fife and Drum Corps (1902) available under public domain at The Internet Archive

Closing theme:

Ain’t We Got Fun by Benson Orchestra of Chicago (1921) available under public domain at The Internet Archive