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WHATEVER HAPPENED TO VIC DIAZ is BACK! On this episode Tom Selleck is an American museum curator in the Philippines who becomes obsessed with a painting of three witches being burned at the stake when he notices one eerily resembles his young wife Chris (Barra Grant) in 1972’s DAUGHTERS OF SATAN. What follows is SATANISM, witchery, a demon dog from HELL, and lots and lots of day-for-night filmmaking. Also.. the wonderful Vic Diaz as the fiendish antiques dealer Carlos Ching! Let’s explore it together, friends.

As discussed on this episode, watch Pagbabalik ng Lawin (1975) right here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsRRv8Hj3h0&t=785s

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Hot diggity dog! On a returning PRAISING KANE we’re committed to giving you the best possible value for your ears, so not only are we going over the latest Carol Kane news, we’re also discussing both an episode of the beloved sitcom CHEERS (featuring Carol Kane as a woman who catches Sam’s eye before he discovers she was previously in a mental hospital), and we also go deep on the Barbara Mandrell-starring TV movie BURNING RAGE from 1984 featuring Tom Wopat, Eddie Albert, Bert Remsen and – of course – Carol Kane for some reason! The film has Mandrell trying to convince a small southern town to move away from their dangerous, combustible mines while she’s being wooed by Tom Wopat’s and being chased (and threatened) by money-obsessed psycho Eddie Albert! LET’S LISTEN!

Watch BURNING RAGE on YouTube right here:

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BIG NEWS on this episode of HOW DO YOU DO, FELLOW KIDS? where we discuss the recent distressing assault on Steve Buscemi on the streets of New York City, all the recent Buscemi news – including him joining the cast of WEDNESDAY – and we go long on Tom DiCillo’s indie black comedy LIVING IN OBLIVION! We also chat about our own limited experience as making movies and talk about why some find the film inspiring, while it’s scared others from the movie business entirely! CHECK IT OUT!

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On this episode of Cinema Fantastica we’re traveling back to 1984 and the Boston Science Fiction Film Festival in Boston, Massachusetts – one of the longest running genre film festivals in the United States! This iteration was an all-night science fiction movie marathon, and we’re putting two genre classics against each other: Roger Corman’s unnerving X: THE MAN WITH THE X-RAY EYES from 1963 vs Saul Bass’ environmental sci-fi/horror PHASE IV from 1974! WHICH FILM WILL REIGN SUPREME? Listen and find out!

Find out more about the Boston Science Fiction Film Festival right here.

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Check out the full We Do Our Own Stunts archive right here

After helping him get out of his previous contract (and some messy business with some Triads) Jackie Chan owed martial arts superstar Jimmy Wang Yu some big favors, and he started paying up by appearing briefly in the truly bizarre 1983 action/comedy FANTASY MISSION FORCE. Despite a plot structure that (loosely) copies The Dirty Dozen, FANTASY MISSION FORCE throws in amazons, Nazis, vampires, ghosts, Brigitte Lin, musical numbers, Mad Max-style cars and lots and lots of explosions. There’s even a few kung fu fights for good measure, It’s far from boring, but is it any good? Let’s find out!

Read Thorsten Boose’s article Ninjas & Fighting Fists: Sonny Chiba and Jackie Chan together in one film? right here

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On this very special episode of GEORGE KENNEDY IS MY COPILOT we’re joined by the Swedish writer and George Kennedy-enthusiast Anders Landby to discuss his work covering the career of George Kennedy, his Instagram page devoted to George Kennedy, our favorite Bigfoot movies, and the proper way to pronounce “Smorgasbord”! Luckily he also joins us to discuss a rare 1980s PSA featuring George Kennedy as well as the totally bizarre sasquatch/alien/zombie sci-fi/horror film DEMONWARP from 1984. It’s a whole lot of fun, so stop what you’re doing and LISTEN!

Our special guest today (all the way from Sweden!) is the wonderful Anders Landby. Follow his essential ThatGeorgeKennedyGuy Instagram page right here: https://www.instagram.com/thatgeorgekennedyguy/

Check out Sarah Jane on Twitter @FookThis, as well as the White Slaves of Chinatown YouTube page. And check out her writing over at the Austin Chronicle right here.

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On this episode of BARTEL ME SOMETHING GOOD (the world’s finest Paul Bartel-themed podcast) we’re tackling Paul Bartel’s final directorial feature, the sadly abused (and semi-unavailable) bunker comedy SHELF LIFE from 1993! Born out of a stage-play by stars O-Lan Jones, Andrea Stein, and Jim Turner, Bartel turns it into a wildly visual phantasmagoria of rituals, re-enactments and hormonally confusing games, with a typically wicked sense of humor. Check it out!

While currently not available on streaming services, some kind soul has uploaded a version to YouTube that is (as of this recording) the best quality yet released:

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Check out the Further Reeding archive right here.

Black leather, black leather, kill kill kill! On a brand new episode of FURTHER REEDING we’re digging into the pre-apocalyptic, sea-side pleasures of the 1963 sci-fi classic THE DAMNED (aka WE ARE THE DAMNED), directed by the great Joseph Losey and starring Macdonald Carey, Shirley Anne Field, and – of course – our boy Oliver Reed! It’s about a group of irradiated kids having to live underground as prep for the upcoming nuclear holocaust. Cheery stuff! Have a listen!

Further Reeding can be found on Twitter @FutherReeding!

Check out these THE DAMNED-related articles referenced in the episode:

The Geometry of Fear: Joseph Losey’s The Damned by Stephen Carter – https://ainsworthandfriends.wordpress.com/2021/02/13/the-geometry-of-fear-joseph-loseys-the-damned/

Folk Horror for the Atomic Age by Keith Allison – https://culturalgutter.com/2016/09/29/folk-horror-for-the-atomic-age/

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WILD IN THE STREETS returns with the first entry in Fernando Di Leo’s Milieu Trilogy: the hard hitting 1972 classic CALIBER 9 (aka MILANO CALIBRO 9)! Featuring Gastone Moschin as Ugo Piazza, a small time gangster fresh out of jail being hunted down by his former associates for stealing $300,000 that he swears he doesn’t have, it’s tough as nails and features a memorable jazz-flute tinged score by Luis Enríquez Bacalov and the Italian progressive rock group Osanna. It also features the great Mario Adorf in a gloriously unhinged performance as Rocco. CHECK IT OUT!

Watch the Milano Kalibro Kobe commercial (featuring Enzo G. Castellari) here:

 

 

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Check out the Praising Kane archive right here.

PRAISING KANE returns with 1984’s RACING WITH THE MOON, a pretty darn good World War II-era coming of age film starring Sean Penn & Nicolas Cage as close friends who experience a whole lot of life’s trials and tribulations in the days before they are shipped off to the war. Directed by Richard Benjamin, it has a bunch of young familiar faces (including Crispin Glover and Michael Madsen), and clearly has a lot of empathy for its mixed up central characters. Oh, and of course Carol Kane is in there as well in a small – but memorable – role. All that and the latest Carol Kane news so CHECK IT OUT.