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Safety ads from the 70's and 80's,which ones would you like to see again?

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  • Site Banned Posts: 17 Bumper Mannix


    Here's a fairly oldschool one.









  • 3 ads I haven't seen since back in the day.

    Aztec chocolate bar. I seem to recall a load of scantily clad females in a jungle scenario.

    Miranda. Ahhh ahh Miranda. Young fella pours a bottle of the fizzy stuff down his throat from a relative height. (There was another Irish one with Horslips, not that one).

    Stretch and Seal. Covered pots and pans played like drums, sounded amazing.

    Any links?

    Thanks.


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 11,400 Mod ✭✭✭✭igCorcaigh


    3 ads I haven't seen since back in the day.

    Aztec chocolate bar. I seem to recall a load of scantily clad females in a jungle scenario.

    Miranda. Ahhh ahh Miranda. Young fella pours a bottle of the fizzy stuff down his throat from a relative height. (There was another Irish one with Horslips, not that one).

    Stretch and Seal. Covered pots and pans played like drums, sounded amazing.

    Any links?

    Thanks.

    Don't remember any of those... Not safety ads though, were they.

    That last one reminded me of the ad for some glue with some guy flying?




  • igCorcaigh wrote: »
    Don't remember any of those... Not safety ads though, were they.

    That last one reminded me of the ad for some glue with some guy flying?

    Oh yeah, apologies, they weren't safety ads.


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 11,400 Mod ✭✭✭✭igCorcaigh


    Wonder is this the infamous one with the nun shouting into the kids ear? Trinity might have it in their archives.

    https://www.tcd.ie/irishfilm/showfilm.php?fid=37853

    Ba?


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  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 11,400 Mod ✭✭✭✭igCorcaigh


    Many thanks. Fran and the Miamis' as well, I remember hearing the news on the radio the following morning. How desperately sad.

    A bit before my time :(


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 11,400 Mod ✭✭✭✭igCorcaigh


    They don't seem to have any other Irish made pifs but I do remember RTE showing this one. I think it might have been pulled following complaints. I certainly recall someone complaining about it to Arthur Murphys Mailbag.


    What, birds?

    I don't get it.


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 11,400 Mod ✭✭✭✭igCorcaigh


    Shame it's not 4:3





    and also see this

    Those clipped English tones always remind me of Threads.




  • igCorcaigh wrote: »
    What, birds?

    I don't get it.

    Google kevin-carter-starving-child-vulture.

    That ad was before then, but was pretty prophetic.


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 11,400 Mod ✭✭✭✭igCorcaigh


    Google kevin-carter-starving-child-vulture.

    That ad was before then, but was pretty prophetic.

    Oh... But the photo first appeared in 1993 says wiki?

    When was that video from?

    Edit: apologies, just read your comment properly.

    Yes, very prophetic.

    I understand now. Famine.

    Wow, what a bleak ad :(


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  • igCorcaigh wrote: »
    Oh... But the photo first appeared in 1993 says wiki?

    When was that video from?

    Yes, but the vulture would have been an image associated with famine for decades, if not centuries. That's what I believe the 70's ad was referencing.


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 11,400 Mod ✭✭✭✭igCorcaigh


    Yes, but that would have been the reality of famine for decades, if not centuries. That's what I believe the 70's ad was referencing.

    Yes, sorry. Edited post.
    I just didn't get the vulture reference to famine.
    Damn that is bleak, but very real.




  • igCorcaigh wrote: »
    Yes, sorry. Edited post.
    I just didn't get the vulture reference to famine.
    Damn that is bleak, but very real.

    Indeed compounded by the fact that the photographer committed suicide a few months after and the fate of the child was never established. Harrowing stuff.


  • Site Banned Posts: 17 Bumper Mannix


    These were part of a series I'm sure. I have a vague memory of another one with a young guy standing in an alleyway with his face in shadow talking about his old man giving out about teenagers and then he says the oul lad was fined for having no tv license.



  • Site Banned Posts: 17 Bumper Mannix


    igCorcaigh wrote: »
    Oh... But the photo first appeared in 1993 says wiki?

    When was that video from?

    Edit: apologies, just read your comment properly.

    Yes, very prophetic.

    I understand now. Famine.

    Wow, what a bleak ad :(

    The ad came out in the late 80's.


  • Registered Users Posts: 34,811 ✭✭✭✭Hotblack Desiato


    The ad came out in the late 80's.

    Yep, 7 digit Dublin phone number proves it.

    Fingal County Council are certainly not competent to be making decisions about the most important piece of infrastructure on the island. They need to stick to badly designed cycle lanes and deciding on whether Mrs Murphy can have her kitchen extension.



  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 11,400 Mod ✭✭✭✭igCorcaigh




  • Registered Users Posts: 5,095 ✭✭✭Hangdogroad


    I mentioned that very one on another thread.

    Towards the end of the ad,someone asks the "garda" at the press conference what he thinks the serial killer's problem is,and he replies "overconfidence".
    Then at the very end,they show a man getting into a car,smiling,then turning swiftly around to stare at us all,with red eyes......
    And the voiceover says
    Speeding. Only YOU can stop the serial killer... that is inside you.

    This is it. Its kind of different to how I remember it mind, I recall it being shorter and it didn't have the serial killer fella doing that Hannibal Lecter impression at the end. I'm pretty sure it freeze framed when he turned to the camera.



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,095 ✭✭✭Hangdogroad


    Here's a tv license one I'd forgotten till coming across it again on YT. Using the TV sponger line but without the scary yellow puppet.




  • Registered Users Posts: 5,095 ✭✭✭Hangdogroad


    Anyone remember this Aids one? Was this shown on tv?



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  • Registered Users Posts: 34,811 ✭✭✭✭Hotblack Desiato


    Whoever uploaded that typed "AID's" and therefore deserves shooting.

    Fingal County Council are certainly not competent to be making decisions about the most important piece of infrastructure on the island. They need to stick to badly designed cycle lanes and deciding on whether Mrs Murphy can have her kitchen extension.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,672 ✭✭✭An Riabhach


    Which ad had the line
    "Don't give the victim anything to drink...not even a Brandy"
    ??


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,095 ✭✭✭Hangdogroad


    Which ad had the line
    "Don't give the victim anything to drink...not even a Brandy"
    ??

    Game Of Chance, 70's road safety film. I just know it from Youtube, I doubt it was shown on tv, seems too long for that. The line about brandy is in part 2.





  • Registered Users Posts: 1,672 ✭✭✭An Riabhach


    I know I've already posted this ad here,but can somebody please tell me who is doing the voiceover in this ad?



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,301 ✭✭✭✭branie2


    Sounds like Jonathan Ryan


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,672 ✭✭✭An Riabhach


    branie2 wrote: »
    Sounds like Jonathan Ryan

    You're absolutely right.
    He's brilliant, he's right up there with John Hurt for that menacing voice for such commercials.I actually remember he was once a presenter on Bosco.
    Listen to the second one here

    http://voicedepartment.ie/irish-voice-over-artists/male/268/


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,539 ✭✭✭The Specialist


    There’s a fire safety PIF called Searching that still makes me run cold when I see it, absolute nightmare fuel. I was a strange child though with a crippling pyrophobia, the “here’s a couch burning the room down in 30 seconds” adverts used to keep me awake for the night (after my parents could get me out from behind the couch after seeing them start on the tv) :D

    Edit: There was another with fire voiced by some crazy sounding woman who was taunting a guy for leaving plugs on etc - the more I think of them I actually get the shivers. They really don’t make adverts like them anymore - pure psychological horror.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,095 ✭✭✭Hangdogroad


    There’s a fire safety PIF called Searching that still makes me run cold when I see it, absolute nightmare fuel. I was a strange child though with a crippling pyrophobia, the “here’s a couch burning the room down in 30 seconds” adverts used to keep me awake for the night (after my parents could get me out from behind the couch after seeing them start on the tv) :D

    Edit: There was another with fire voiced by some crazy sounding woman who was taunting a guy for leaving plugs on etc - the more I think of them I actually get the shivers. They really don’t make adverts like them anymore - pure psychological horror.


    Is the second one the one from NI with all these people who died in fires entering hell and this sarcastic Ann Robinson type woman is mocking them?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,672 ✭✭✭An Riabhach


    Is the second one the one from NI with all these people who died in fires entering hell and this sarcastic Ann Robinson type woman is mocking them?

    This?



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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,539 ✭✭✭The Specialist


    Is the second one the one from NI with all these people who died in fires entering hell and this sarcastic Ann Robinson type woman is mocking them?

    Nope but I do remember that one too! Found the one I’m referring to



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