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Marathon Month on RazorwireReviews – April 2015

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So every year around March/April I take part in the annual Ryan Chattaway 24 Hour Movie Marathon challenge on YouTube. I started in 2012 with a two part 20 minute video, back when I couldn’t upload more than 15 minutes at a time. In 2013 I released the second video: 24 Hour Movie Marathon II: 24 Hours of Movies. Only this time it turned into a feature length extravaganza that I dubbed a “vlogumentary” as it was a vlog that featured some fun skits and was over 100 minutes long. I doubted such a long video would garner much interest but it turned into one of my most popular videos so the legend of the 24 Hour Movie Marathon began to grow.

In 2014 I released 24 Hour Movie Marathon III (Days of Movies) which clocked in at just over 180 minutes in length. Again it proved to be fairly popular in comparison with the majority of my regular content. So suffice it to say that these feature length, vlogumentary style videos of me talking about films as I watch 24 hours worth of them, is going to be a mainstay on my channel every year for as long as it’s around. This year, hopefully in May, I will “premiere” 24 Hour Movie Marathon IV. To gear up for this one, I’ve declared this month (April 2015) Marathon Month on my channel.

 

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Strictly speaking, a “marathon” should be something that you do continously, for a very long time. However I’ve had a lot of fun making less elaborate, spin off marathon videos where for example I watch a lot of a certain kind of film for a few days and talk about them on camera as I go. I did two of those in 2014 as part of the Blu-ray Brothers channel which was a collaborative channel I ran with Robbie Webster and Ryan Chattaway for a few months. The first was Silent Movie Marathon, clocking in at just under two hours with a few elaborate skits to boot. The second was Unseen Classics Marathon, where I simply watched a bunch of classic films I’d never seen before. Those two videos will be posted this month on my channel for the first time, along with two brand new marathon videos before the big feature length 24 Hour Movie Marathon in May (again, hopefully). There will also be a few bonus videos that are marathon themed too!

Here’s the videos posted so far:

The Blu-ray Brothers Special: Silent Movie Marathon

In this feature length video I watch, experience and react to some of the greatest silent films of all time, for the first time! From romantic melodrama to fantastical science fiction, the world of slapstick and beyond…

Early Akira Kurosawa (1943 – 1945) Marathon

In this short video I talk about and review legendary filmmaker Akira Kurosawa’s first five films: Sanshiro Sugata, The Most Beautiful, Sanshiro Sugata Part Two, No Regrets For Our Youth, and The Men Who Tread On The Tiger’s Tail.

Enjoy, there’s more to come over the next few weeks!

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