Elwood and Stephen look at the influencial Shaw Brothers favourite "Come Drink With Me" and the influence it would have on martial arts cinema as Pei-pei Cheng stars as the Golden Swallow.
We also look at the "My Wife Is A Gangster" trilogy, Elwood reveals why Game of Thrones fans should watch "Attack on Titan and Stephen discusses the career of Brigitte Lin plus much more!!
A while back we posted a poll of movies from director Paul Thomas Anderson. Of the five options, the one that got the most votes was the 2002 romantic comedy Punch Drunk Love, starring Adam Sandler, Emily Watson and the late great Philip Seymour Hoffman.
For this episode, The Vern is joined by guest Rico Lowson of Into Film, great site that introduces many to the world of filmmaking. They each discuss their favorite moments from this movie and ask why Adam Sandler rarely makes any good dramas any more. What was your favorite moments? Let us know by leaving a comment.
Mad scientists have kidnapped Elwood, Lackey, and special guest Brian “The Last Angry Geek” Heinz, shot them into space, marooned them on an orbital satellite, and forced them to watch cheesy cult science-fiction television shows. (They needn’t have bothered; we watch this kind of thing by choice.)
In this episode, we discuss:
Mystery Science Theater 3000 4.04, “Teenagers from Outer Space” (1992): This week’s experiment: a 1959 Warner Bros. cheapie about aliens who plot to turn Earth into a breeding ground for giant lobsters.
Ultraman 1.10, “The Mysterious Dinosaur Base” (1966): Ultraman takes on a mad scientist who has been breeding a massive dinosaur beneath the waves of Lake Kitayama.
On this episode, The Vern is joined by Chris Revill of Let's Chat with Revill & Friends to discuss our favorite movies when we were younger. It's a fun free form style episodes where they each discuss fun stories of watching movies when they were younger that you will enjoy.
Elwood and Lackey are back to take on two slices of late-night television goodness, in the form of Tom Baker-era Doctor Who and Japan’s tokusatsu take on Spider-Man. Yowza!
In this episode, we discuss:
Doctor Who 17.05-17.08, “City of Death” (1979): The Doctor and Romana arrive in contemporary Paris and stumble across a tentacle-faced alien, dangerous time-travel experiments, and a plot to steal the Mona Lisa.
Supaidāman, episode zero (1978?): Takuya Yamashiro, a motocross racer with superpowers granted by alien technology, joins forced with Interpol’s Secret Intelligence Division to take on Professor Monster and his evil Iron Cross Army.
Next month: Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Ultraman.
Celebrating year one of the podcast, Elwood and Stephen check out the Sammo Hung classic Pedicab Driver, which despite starting out as a light hearted kung-fu comedy, hides a darker second half while also showcasing some truly memorable martial artistry from the legendary Hung. All this plus Godzilla (Anime) and Devilman Crybaby landing on Netflix, and Stephen delves into the much overlooked subgenre of romantic Asian cinema and Elwood names his alternative top couples in Asian cinema plus much more.