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This weekend on Creature Features:

Long before Francis Ford Coppola filmed The Godfather movies and Apocalypse Now, he created a rather obscure little horror film in 1963 entitled “Dementia 13.” Not a bad directorial debut for a man who went on to create a laundry list of iconic motion pictures. We’ll be watching that film in the presence of the lovely actress Eliza Roberts. You might remember her from Animal House, the Doctor Who movie, Lois & Clark, Shlock and a number of other productions. She’ll tell us all about her storied acting career and how she has transformed into one of Hollywood’s top casting directors. Saturday night at 10PM PST on KOFY TV20, the YouTube link below, our Roku and FireTV channels and on a complex network of dynamic television stations nationwide. Don’t miss it!

Here’s last Saturday’s episode…

…via Vimeo, in case you missed it.

Our friends at home who watch the show over the air by broadcast may not be aware that:

* Our online episodes don’t have the broadcast commercials (other than our short sponsor bumpers).

* They tend to have the full movie and full interview.

* The video and audio quality is far superior to broadcast.

Originally, we were showing the same episodes online as the ones we broadcast, commercials, cuts and all. This was something of a simulcast of our broadcast. A few months ago, we began splitting the episodes during edit. One for broadcast, one for online. The online version is the full episode. The broadcast version has to be cut to fit a 2-hour time slot with room for commercials. Another difference you might notice is quality. Television, particularly those receiving satellite, compress the program mercilessly. That’s how they manage to get 1000 channels through one wire. This makes the program look and sound inferior. Our online versions have only the light compression added by the hosting site. While both YouTube and Vimeo compress the programs, they both look far better than broadcast. Vimeo actually does a much better job and generally our shows look better on that service than they do on YouTube. That’s why we use the Vimeo feed for our Roku and FireTV apps and always make sure we share the Vimeo link after broadcast.

Thank you taking the time to learn more about the broadcast process at Creature Features. We hope this information will enrich your life for years to come.

This weekend on Creature Features:

1961’s “Bloodlust! Starring a bunch of people you’ve probably never heard of except for one – a young Robert Reed who later went on to portray Mr. Brady and suffer the ramifications of Marcia’s teenage angst. Vincent has never seen this film and refuses to read up on it because it will, as he puts it, “Spoil the surprise.” However, lucky for us he’ll have renowned cosplayer Larry Lee Moniz in the guest chair to fill in all the blanks left by his aversion to research. Saturday night at 10PM PST on KOFY TV20, the YouTube link below, our Roku and FireTV channels and on a complex network of dynamic television stations nationwide. Don’t miss it!

This weekend on Creature Features:

Forget about Harry Potter! We couldn’t get any of those films even if we had a thousand-times our weekly film budget. Instead we’ll be presenting to you a moldy-oldy film and an ACTUAL wizard as our guest. That’s right, we’ll be joined by the legendary Oberon Zell, better known as Wizard Oz. This amazing conjurer will tell us how he created actual unicorns, discovered the true secret of mermaids and help dispel many of the common misconceptions about wizardry. He’ll also chime in about our movie, which so happens to be 1959’s “The Bat” starring Vincent Price, Agnes Moorehead and our favorite chanteuse from The Little Rascals, Darla Hood. So conjure yourself a bowl of popcorn, cast a spell on your favorite people to join you and tune in this weekend! Saturday night at 10PM PST on KOFY TV20, the YouTube link below, our Roku and FireTV channels and on a magical network of spellbinding television stations nationwide. Don’t miss it!