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On this episode of Cinema Fantastica we’re going all the way to Melbourne, Australia and the 2016 edition of the Monster Fest film festival which featured the Amsterdam-set supernatural slasher film THE WINDMILL MASSACRE and Paul Schrader’s unhinged crime film DOG EAT DOG. Our two hosts make their case for the superiority of their film of choice, but which will reign supreme? And what was up with DOG EAT DOG’s ending and the Bogart impression? We also investigate the festival, its history and some other films that played in the 2016 edition. CHECK IT OUT!

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Despite his increasing success with comics, Jodorowsky was still reeling from the failure of his Dune project when he decided to adapt Reginald Campbell’s “Poo Lorn of the Elephants” into the disastrous 1980 film TUSK. Disowned by the director (“Don’t see Tusk. I bury the film.”) and nearly impossible to track down in a watchable form, the movie remains an enigma in Alejandro Jodorowsky’s career. On this episode of JodoWOWsky, we look at how TUSK came about, whether it’s the disaster so often reported, whether a better film might be hiding inside the original elements, and how the heck the whole thing fell apart. CHECK IT OUT!

On this episode we referenced this wonderful article – one of the most detailed out there – about the messy history and legacy of Tusk.

If you want to read Poo Lorn of the Elephants, it can be found on archive.org right here.

Your hosts are Cinema Smorgasbord regulars Doug Tilley (@Doug_Tilley) and Liam O’Donnell (@LiamRulz), but they are joined on this adventure by the always wonderful and incisive Julia Marchese!

Julia is a filmmaker, actor, writer, film programmer and podcaster. Julia’s first film was Out of Print, a documentary about the importance of revival cinema and 35mm to culture. The film has played all over the world in film archives, art house cinemas and universities. The 35mm print of the film is now housed at The Academy Film Archives. Her next project is a short film adaptation of Stephen King’s short story “I Know What You Need”. She is the co-host of Horror Movie Survival Guide, a weekly podcast that takes a deep dive into a different horror film each week, focusing on how to become the final girl. You can follow her on her social media platforms

juliamarchese.com

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On this week’s Whatever Happened To Vic Diaz? we look at Vic’s final film: the somewhat controversial Yamashita: The Tiger’s Treasure from 2001! Enjoy the exciting(?) exploits of Jobert and his grandfather as they track down trillions in gold hidden by the Japanese during WWII, while an aged Japanese general (played by Vic Diaz) is hot on their trail. Except it’s much worse than that sounds! Let’s check it out.

Watch Yamashita: The Tiger’s Treasure on Amazon Prime!