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Episode 2: Xanadu -- A Kickstarter Exclusive Podcast
August 30, 2015

Our Kickstarter backers made Magic happen!


MOVIE DETAILS:
Title: Xanadu
Rating: PG
Running Time: 96 mins
Release Date: August 8, 1980
Director: Robert Greenwald
Writer(s): Richard Christian Danus, Marc Reid Rubel
Starring: Olivia Newton-John, Michael Beck, Gene Kelly
Company: Universal Pictures

SHOW NOTES:
It wasn't magic that got Olivia Newton-John her role in Xanadu, it was the success she found with John Travolta in Grease. However it seems the muse of the cast and crew of Xanadu was taking a day off. This film about a roller skating disco club and a Greek goddess who makes it happen not only bombed at the box office but it inspired the famous Raspberry bad movie awards. Yet the film has found some fans, and scored Newton-John two more hit singles from the soundtrack. How does Xanadu fare 35 years after release? Thanks to your pledge to the Now Playing Kickstarter campaign you can listen and find out!

This podcast is not available for general download. The Xanadu review was made as a special backer reward in Now Playing's 2015 Kickstarter campaign to write the first Now Playing book: Underrated Movies We Recommend!

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