4D Man (1959)


Length: 01:25:06 Aired On: 2019-04-21
Description: A scientist discovers a formula enabling him to pass through solid surfaces, but he also rapidly ages, which forces him to kill humans in order to reverse the aging process by absorbing his victims’ energies.

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Merry Christmas, and an update!

So this time around, you voted off a poor old man who just wanted to get back together with his family (The Ghoul – 1933). Have you no shame you bunch of heathens???

 

That’s exactly what’s wrong today. We need some religion! With all these bloody movies, scantily clad girls running around, monsters, killings, and who knows what else, we have lost our way. So we’re going to spend this whole next Holy week getting some religion into you!

 

And what better way to do that, than with everyone’s favorite man of the lord (just don’t ask which lord)…

That’s right kiddies, for Christmas this year, not only are you getting a week full of Holiday horror movies hosted by Santa’s scarier elves but also a visit from the man himself, the one and only Sinister Minister!

 

Also, no voting this week, as it’s Christmas, and Lurch is on vacation…

Keep us on the air in the EU!

Let’s talk for a moment about our European Lurkers…
 
Thanks to some greedy idiots in charge at the EU (or as Youtuber CaptainSparklez calls them, “old people”), they are enacting something even worse than the United States’ ill-fated “anti-net neutrality.” Article 13 (and Article 11) will stop our EU-based Lurkers from being able to watch the channel any more.
 
Not due to a copyright issue. Everything we show is either Public Domain, or we have broadcast rights on the items that aren’t public domain.
 
The issue is, under Article 13, if we don’t own the actual copyright itself for each movie we show, we can’t air the material in the EU. Keep in mind, we show Public Domain movies. Meaning there is no copyright for them. According to Article 13, there is no public domain.” Either you hold copyright, or you don’t. And if you don’t, you can’t broadcast that movie.
 
So you can see the bind that leaves us in. A good 24% of our viewership comes from the EU. And we’re about to lose them entirely.
 
By now you’re probably saying “But I don’t live in the EU, so what can I do?”
 
Here’s a handy-dandy link telling you exactly what you can do, no matter where you are:
 
As always, #KeepLurking!

Behind the Scenes: Filler

Another “behind the scenes” post…

This time, let’s talk filler. Filler is everything that “fills” in the space between the movies.

We have 5 major categories of filler:

Blip

Burlesque

Cartoon

Short/Medium/Long (randomly chosen)

Trailer

Of course, there’s special advertisements/occasionals/etc that we add by hand, as well. But for the purpose of this, we’ll just be covering the main 5 categories.

The hardest part is getting a good random mix of filler since Roku doesn’t have a randomization subroutine, yet. So we turn to Lurch. Using a bit of code, Lurch can turn out a nicely randomized list of filler for us to slot (yes, slotting of everything is still done by hand).

Here’s a small sample:

Blip: I Got Kills – 00:00:31

Cartoon: Nursery Scandal – 00:05:31

Burlesque: Sheree Tiger Dance – 00:02:08

Trailer: The 7 Brothers Meet Dracula – 00:02:36

Long: Sleep for Health – 00:10:44

Short: Kevin Ryan – Sierra Nevada Pale Ale – 00:00:60

Burlesque: Indian Love – 00:01:38

Trailer: Assault of the Killer Bimbos – 00:01:50

Blip: Tarantula – 00:00:31

Cartoon: The Tuba Tooter – 00:06:43

0: In Memoriam

Trailer: Cannibal Girls – 00:01:31

Burlesque: Peeping Toms Paradise – 00:02:56

Medium: Make Mine Freedom – 00:09:30

Blip: Dr Black and Mr Hyde – 00:00:31

Cartoon: Comin’ Round the Mountain – 00:06:52

The actual list Lurch is set to generate as filler is about 4 times as long. But my main concern is if we’re overusing or underusing any of the categories? Too many or too few blips, cartoons, burlesque, or trailers?

You tell us, and we’ll adjust it as needed!