Alan Minter, Prize Fighter – The Lost Documentary?

I’m always looking any obscure, unknown, offbeat films to check out and learn about, so while watching the 25th September 1980 edition of Top Of The Pops this brief but interesting reference by presenter Mike Read to a documentary about boxer Alan Minter got me very interested. Alan Minter, Prize Fighter is said to being on release shortly in 1980 and will feature a theme tune by the group Jigsaw, check out the clip below:

Now I’m not really a sports fan, but after the truly amazing Eric Bristow documentary Arrows I realised that Prize Fighter could be something similar, so I started digging around and couldn’t find anything about it at all. What I did find is the Jigsaw track Prizefighter, here’s a pic of the single label, clearly highlighting on the label the film connection with the text “From the film ‘Alan Minter – Prizefighter’.

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You can listen to the full Jigsaw – Prizefighter track right here:

The only reference I can find online to the film itself is over at the BFI website here. Even that listing doesn’t have very much information, it doesn’t say if it’s a short or a full feature or even maybe a TV documentary. It does list that it’s got legendary boxer Henry Cooper as the narrator though, which makes it even more interesting.

If you’ve not seen it I’d really recommend watching the Eric Bristow documentary Arrow here, it’s such a perfect glimpse at the UK in the late 1970s, working man clubs, seedy hotels and more it’s a really fun watch:

So there’s another film we can’t watch, no idea if it’ll be any good but at least we know about it now. As always if anyone knows more about the film, or even finds please just drop us a line!

YouTube Troubles!!!

We just got another Copyright Strike on here, so we’re at two Strikes right now, if we get a third then the channel vanishes instantly, which means 13-years of work and over 3,500 videos all vanish. So we’ve taken the big decision to make all the videos Private until the first strike expires in 7 weeks on October 7th 2020. So you won’t be able to see any of the videos until then, we’re also going to stop uploading for that time. Hope everyone understands why we’re doing that, thanks for watching all the videos, we’ll be back in October!

The Magnificent Seven – Vinyl Lobby Spots

Unheard for 60-years we’re very pleased to present these two vinyl lobby spots for the classic 1960 Western: The Magnificent Seven.

Lobby spot records were sent to theaters/cinemas to play in the lobby and let people know about upcoming releases, they’re rare now and we’re happy to bring this small slice of history back to life, enjoy!

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