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Saftey Advert From The 80's - Play Safe (Jimmy Gets Electrocuted)

Remember this ad? Jimmy gets electrocuted trying to get his Frisbee back

Renault 5 Turbo retro advert

James Horner talks STAR TREK II Score

Do You Remember The First Time You Watched Avatar/Star Wars?

One of my most vivid childhood memories was in 1977 when I was taken to the cinema by my brother to watch a movie that to be honest I wasn't that much aware of. After all I was five years old at the time. Of course that movie was Star Wars. We queued up for two hours around the cinema willing the queue to move, sometimes it did but only because someone had left or someone had cut in! Eventually that queue did move and we made it inside. Those next couple of hours changed my life forever. An overload on the senses ingrained in my head within two hours or so that would remain for the rest of my life and ultimately influence me and my interests.

Ultimately it changed me into a sci-fi geek, almost assimilating me into its culture. The amazing special effects, the characters and that John Williams soundtrack (which I was asking my brother to hum to me on the way home) took me by surprise and I wanted more. I bought the trading cards, the figures (and still collect them today) the magazi…

Microsoft goes all retro with Xbox Live Game Room

If you need proof that retro gaming is both popular and profitable just look at the compilations of old games that regularly get released coupled with the digital downloads of the classics across Wii, PS3, and 360.

Now it looks as though Microsoft is embracing the retro gaming scene with a little more intent by announcing the introduction of a Game Room for Xbox Live.

It looks as though this will be an area on Live where you can visit as your avatar and socialize with other gamers. While in the Game Room you’ll be able to buy and play over 1,000 retro games. Each gamer will get their own area which can be modified to their liking. This will be like a mini arcade full of your favorite games.

Microsoft don’t intend to do this for free though, with the games costing anything from 240 to 400 points each. You will also be able to buy a game credit for a single play at a cost of 40 points.

There’s no news on whether this will be open to everyone or just Gold members, but it will come online thi…


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70's Guiness TV ad

Austin Rover "Driving at its Best" Retro 1980s TV Advert

Great 80's documentary on ILM featuring Return of the jedi and Indiana Jones

From thebeardedtrio.blogspot. com

This is a gem of a find. This is 50 minute documentary from the 80's all about ILM (Industrial Light And Magic). The British documentary called Horizon (that is still going today) goes into a lot of detail especially focusing on Return Of The Jedi. This is a must see for all ILM and Star Wars fans alike.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

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Ask Aspel part 3 (1980) with Mark Hamill

Ask Aspel part 2 (1980) with Mark Hamill

Ask Aspel part 1 (1980) with Mark Hamill

80's UK Commercial Break - Channel 4

Retro Commercial - Radio Shack Cell Phones

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year From Retrofinds, Hope 2010 is a fantastic year for all you retro fans.