Extra Features Podcast – Desert Island Films

Today is a bit of a special Desert Island Film list. Along with choosing his films, book & luxury item, a very cool man named Simon has kindly talked about this project on his excellent podcast. For more details please read on.

Simon is part of the Extra Features Podcast team, and someone I have been chatting with on Twitter for a while now. He is not a fan of writing anything, so it took some persuading to get him to submit his picks. He has also gone above and beyond the call of duty by actually discussing this project on their newest podcast. Not only that, they have even discussed/dissected Rae’s choices (Rae – Desert Island Films). It’s awesome (but surprisingly nerve-wracking) to hear people talking about my project and my choices will be featured on the next episode.

The Extra Features guys & girls always deliver an excellent movie review podcast, and their new one (number 104 – busy people!) is obviously the one I’d love you to listen to first, even if it’s just to hear people talking about this project and some of the choices we have made. Who knows, dear reader, if your happy to let them they may discuss yours on a future show!

I’m really honoured they have all done this, and I hope some of you go listen to their show, it’s a great dynamic the group has and they always cover a wide variety of movies in their reviews. Please, click the link below to hear their newest podcast:

Thank you so much for doing this Simon, and the rest of your group for talking about it, would love to hear what the rest of them would choose! Now, onto Simon’s list.


Desert Island Films is about choosing 8 films you would take if you were going to be stranded on a desert island and explaining your choices. They don’t necessarily have to be your favourites, just 8 films, no more or no less! You are also permitted to take one book and one novelty item which must be inanimate and of no use in escaping the island or allowing communication from outside.


Simon from Extra Features Podcast – Desert Island Films

1. Shawshank Redemption

A perfect movie I could watch this over and over again.

2. Godfather


A great story with awesome plot development and action.

3. Godfather 2

godfather 2

A great story with more action than first one building on the original story perfectly.

4. The Dark Knight

The greatest superhero story ever told.

5. Empire Strikes Back

The best Star Wars film of the then all. The opening scene sets the stage for all the thrills to come.

6. Fight Club

Has one of the best twists in a movie ever.

7. Casablanca

You need to see this to see the master Humphrey Bogart at work.

8. Vertigo

Hitchcock weaves a true masterpiece that keeps you guessing even at the end.

Book – Leonard Maltin Movie Guide

Luxury Item – Large case of Cherry Coke


Thanks again to Simon for taking the time to join the prestigious Head In A Vicecastaway” list. If you would like to submit your choices and add your name to this list, please drop me an email to –


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  1. Thanks again Simon, loved hearing my site talked about, and you guys and girls rock!!! Look forward to working more with you all 🙂

    I have been asked by a few people to collaborate on a podcast, and I’m always dubious because I hate the sound of my own voice (who doesn’t I guess). Maybe one day I’ll guest somewhere and test the water, and who knows maybe there will be a Head In A Vice podcast at some point!


  2. Great list!


  3. This is awesome! I’ll definitely be checking their podcast out. And some excellent film picks here! 🙂


  4. love The Shawshank Redemption


  5. Awesome picks! Nice to see the Desert Island project getting some love!


  6. These are great choices! I love every single one of those movies! Congrats! Also, I’m not a fan of Coca Cola, but if I were to pick one of those, it would definitely be cherry!


  7. atothewr

     /  October 11, 2012

    Nice list. I’ll try and check out the podcast a little later.


  8. Wow I don’t think anyone would ever care about what I have to say about movies. Thank you to everyone who has commented and listened to the show. Tyson you are a awesome person and have a great ideas and website. Thank you for all your help Simon


    • I am awesome you’re right! 😉

      Nah it’s all you dude, great choices so of course fellow film fans are interested. Love your podcast and look forward to plenty more. Thanks again


  9. ok fans working on the ten movies you must see be for you die


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