With the Netflix remake of "Death Note" on the horizon, Elwood and Stephen check out the original which along with it's anime / manga has spawned an incredible cult following since its release.
The film following law student Light Yagami who after discovering the Death Note which grants the user the ability to kill any person whose name he writes in there, which he is soon using on the local criminal population, only to soon attract the attention of the illusive detective L as the two now enter into a dangerous game of cat and mouse.
They also share their favourite live action Anime / Manga adaptions, the influence of anime on western animation as well as looking at the films of Hitoshi Matsumoto
Ed Wood is a 1994 comedy about an ambitious but troubled movie director who tries his best to fulfill his dream, despite his lack of support.
Welcome movie fans, it's our next episode of Cinema Recall and it's a good one with special guest and friend of the site, MovieRob himself. Hope you enjoy the show. As always you can listen to the show on this site as well as Stitcher Radio, Podomatic, iTunes and SoundCloud.
Peking Opera Blues is a 1986 drama about 1920's Chinese warlords fighting each other for power while an underground movement tries to establish a democratic republic.
Elwood and Stephen check out Tsui Hark's "Peking Opera Blues" an amazing piñata of a movie that combines more genres and Hong Kong-specific themes than one could possibly imagine. A historical and political intrigue, acrobatic action, screwball comedy, and heroic gunplay elements are thrown together in an intoxicating mix.
They also look at the key leading ladies of Asian cinema, Viceland's new Anime block and Takashi Miike's "Dead of Alive" ... trilogy plus much more!!
The Fifth Element is a 1997 action fantasy about a cab driver who unwittingly becomes the central figure in the search for a legendary cosmic weapon to keep Evil and Mr Zorg at bay.
Welcome everyone. It's a brand new episode of Cinema Recall and this time, The Vern is inviting Paul Hawkins from the BlokeBusters Podcast to discuss a few key moments from Luc Besson's Sci-Fi hit The Fifth Element. As always you can listen to the show on this site as well as Stitcher Radio, Podomatic,iTunes and SoundCloud.
On this latest episode Elwood and Stephen take a look at Wong Kai-War's Chungking Express, a film comprised of two rather untraditional love stories as Takeshi Kaneshiro plays a cop who finds himself caught up Brigitte Lin's mysterious drug smuggler. At the same time Tony Leung (also playing a cop) who in attempting to get over the loss of his girlfriend (Valerie Chow) attracts the interest of the quirky snack bar worker Faye (Faye Wong) who has become determined to improve his situation
They also share their Asian cinema shames as they reveal the films they perhaps should have seen but for whatever reason have yet to, while also taking a look at the films of Kim Ki-duk
Elwood and Stephen (Gweilo Ramblings / Eastern Kicks) head to Thailand for the latest instalment of their introduction to Asian cinema as they look at possibly the most fabulous western ever "Tears of the Black Tiger". An Eastern Western which combines elements of romantic melodrama with John Woo style heroic gunplay and a Sam Peckinpah western to create something truly original
We also take a look at the career of Meiko Kaji as well as the live action spectacle that is "Kaiju Big Battel" and their upcoming video game from "Super Walrus Games"
Elwood and Stephen set sail for Mondo island in this second attempt by Toho studios at a King Kong movie as they team up with Rankin / Bass for this follow up to "King Kong Vs. Godzilla". So get prepared for giant ape madness as Kong battles his robot clone "Mechani-Kong" in a battle for ape supremacy!!
We also look at the the legacy of Gundam Wing, Stephen also shares his thoughts on the live action "Ghost In The Shell", the use of blackface in cinema and why Attack on Titan is so essential ... plus much more!!
Welcome movie fans to Episode 1 of Cinema Recall, the podcast where we dig deep into great moments in movies. Host Vern has a special guest every week and for the inaugural show, invites ThatMomentIn.com founder David Duprey to join the show and discuss the groundbreaking Robert Zemeckis action comedy Back to the Future. Enjoy the show and be sure to take our poll to help decide which movie we talk about on the next episode.