Our Return is Coming, Who Can Be Redeemed!

The Rufus Project Podcast will be back this week with out first Redeeming Features cast of 2017!

We will attempt to redeem the razzie sweeping, box office bomb, Fantastic Four from 2015 (or Fant-Four-Stic according to the poster).  We also will let you know about some changes to the podcast for season 4!

Be ready by subscribing to “The Rufus Project Podcast” via your favourite podcast app.

See you real soon!

The First Redeeming Features Cast for 2016 Is Quite The Challenge!

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The crew of the salvage ship The Mother III ready to kick vampire butt!

If you listened to last week’s podcast you’ll know that we are starting the new year of the Redeeming Features cast with a doozy!

So join Kristian, myself and our very special guest as we discuss Dracula 3000 to work out if it has any redeeming features and if it can be redeemed!

Keep an eye out this very page, or find The Rufus Project on your favourite podcast app to check it out.

Despite Rampant Piracy The Movie Industry Records Record Profits

Pirates Fail to Prevent $38 Billion Box Office Record – TorrentFreak

At the end of 2015 the movie industry has made a rather substantial profit including a record breaking $11 billion profit from the North American box office.  This despite massive efforts combating the scourge of piracy that is apparently destroying the movie industry.

Just think how much bigger that figure would be without all the lobbying, campaigning, legal work etc that the industry forks out for each year despite studies revealing how file sharers are more likely to spend money on entertainment!

There is the argument that the efforts to fight piracy must be working, hence the above result, however the reduction in file sharing has largely been attributed to the growth of services like Spotify and Netflix.

Additionally the increased threat of action against file sharers, along with concerns raised by greater data retention around the world, has seen a huge boost in VPN usage allowing users to mask their identity online.  And of course, if the monitoring companies can’t detect your piracy then the stats will look better for them.

There really seems no easy answer for either side of the argument when it comes to privacy vs piracy, but I feel the increased availability of media at reasonable prices will prove more beneficial for the movie industry and the paying customer than the current heavy handed treatment being used with government and courts around the world.

What are your thoughts?

Trevor

The Format War Episode

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Join your guides of geek in the penultimate episode of season 2 as Trevor examines the surprising news about beta-max tapes and Kristian lets you know about the best (and possible worst) movies for your Christmas. We also have more about our next Redeeming Features Cast and a little hint about our own plans for Christmas.

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.

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Enjoy!

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*** 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

The Trailer Park Episode

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Join your guides of geek as Trevor examines the three big trailers from San Diego Comic Con, Kristian revisits the incredible music of Kate Bush to celebrate her upcoming 58th birthday, and instead of an interview Kristian and Trevor talk cinema remakes.  Of course we also have geek news highlights and upcoming events.  The podcast may also feature a very special announcement.

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? 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!

News Items

Aussie ISP bakes in geo-dodging for Netflix, Hulu – CRN

Foxtel tunes in to new Aussie geo-dodging ISP – CRN

PlayStation CPU Powering Probe Travelling Towards Pluto – GameSpot

Nissan’s Twitter Thought Video Game Screenshots Were Real Cars – Kotaku Australia

You Weren’t Meant To See The Full Suicide Squad Trailer – Gizmodo Australia

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All The Important Links:

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice Trailer

Star Wars: The Force Awakens BTS Comic Con video

Doctor Who Season 9 Teaser

Wuthering Heights – Kate Bush

Hercules In New York Screening

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Screening

10th Annual Brisbane Madonna Party

Glitter Trailer

The rest of the stuff

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

The Rufus Project Holiday Special

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Join your guides of geek on as we take a look at some of the more… interesting aspects of Christmas.  From computer games to an incredible list of alternate movies to enjoy this silly season we have you covered!  Just when it all sounds great we come crashing back down to earth with one of the worst Christmas tie ins of all time, ironically set in a galaxy far, far away… but not far enough!

Don’t forget to visit our YouTube channel for all the bonus features and don’t forget our uStream channel for gameplay videos and even some 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? Then subscribe to The Rufus Project on iTunes 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 us on your upper body now by heading to our Spreadshirt store.

Enjoy!

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Additional music credits:

Little Drummer Boy – Christopher Lee (2012)

Santa Baby – Eartha Kitt (1953)

Christmas Symphony  – Len Spencer (1914)

The Empire is Coming to Town (Spike TV Star Wars Holiday Commercial 2013)