Saturday, July 2, 2011

This Rugged Coast is available on DVD!

This Rugged Coast, the mid-seventies ocean documentary series that I enthusiastically blogged about last year is now available on DVD. It has been out for a while but I only got around to purchasing the whole series a couple of weeks ago. It's a great series that feels like a real-life Australian 'The Life Aquatic'. It's so great that I'm working on creating a home-made soundtrack for this series in the absence of an official release. Just check out this clip above from the episode 'Castaway Coast'. The music is generally great - and when it's not great, it's highly amusing. When the crew starts feeding the potato cod, they inexplicably segue into a finger pickin' guitar-driven boogie with a strange, high-pitched keyboard melody. And it just keeps going! Narrator Leonard Teal chuckles that the potato cod are "so beautifully friendly and eager to play" - one could say the same thing about the soundtrack producers.