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Phillip Hammer (John Stockwell) and Marlowe Chandler (Michael Dudikoff) are a couple of goofs who find themselves wandering a strange new post-apocalyptic world after spending 15 years in a bomb shelter in Albert Pyun’s wild, new wave-y action comedy RADIOACTIVE DREAMS!  Featuring a pounding soundtrack, lizard people, swearing kids, and – of course – the great George Kennedy, it’s our main topic on this episode of George Kennedy is my Copilot which also features digressions on what celebs we might be friends with, Sinex nasal spray, the untimely death of Gilbert Gottfried and SO MUCH MORE. Check it out!

And be sure to pick up a copy of Radioactive Dreams: The Cinema of Albert Pyun by Justin Decloux over at the Golden Ninja Video website!


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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It took 12 episodes to get here, but after the box-office success of SNAKE IN THE EAGLE’S SHADOW, Jackie Chan suddenly finds himself a bankable martial arts star. So why not do it all again, only better? DRUNKEN MASTER reunites Jackie with basically everyone who worked on the previous film, including producer Ng See-yuen, director Yuen Woo-ping, and stars Hwang Jang-lee, Dean Shek and Simon Yuen, and the result is a global smash that launched Jackie’s career and set both a pattern for the next stage of his career, as well as provided material for dozens of rip-offs, tributes and sequels. Join us on the latest episode of WE DO OUR OWN STUNTS where we discuss Jackie’s recent birthday, the death of Jimmy Wang Yu, and talk all about 1978’s DRUNKEN MASTER. Check it out!

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On BARTEL ME SOMETHING GOOD, host Adrianna Gober is looking semi-chronologically at the life and career of director/writer/actor Paul Bartel, along with regular Cinema Smorgasbord hosts Liam and Doug! On this premiere episode we’re looking at Bartel’s short film THE SECRET CINEMA from 1966, as well as his own remake of the film as an episode of the Steven Spielberg produced TV anthology series AMAZING STORIES. An incredibly prescient work, both versions of the story reflect both the time they were made and – improbably – the rise of social media, reality television, and voyeurism, and we’re going to talk about it ALL. Check it out!

You can watch The Secret Cinema on YouTube right here.

And you can watch his Amazing Stories episode on NBC.com right here.

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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 pulse pounding episode of George Kennedy is my Copilot we’re looking at the techno-thriller/Death Wish knockoff THE HUMAN FACTOR from 1975 featuring George Kennedy mowing down the left-wing terrorists who murdered his family. With a score by Ennio Morricone, a supermarket massacre, some top-notch wailing from GK and – of course – Shakidu, the movie really does have it all. But is it any good? Let’s find out!

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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We’re getting WILD IN THE STREETS with Lucio Fulci’s sole eurocrime effort CONTRABAND from 1980, featuring Fabio Testi as a boat smuggler who finds himself at the mercy of Marcel Bozzuffi’s Il Marsigliese with – SURPRISE – violent consequences! Featuring plenty of trademark gore, particularly in the blood-soaked climax, as well as a funky Fabio Frizzi score and Sergio Salvati photography, it’s a Fulci film through-and-through.. for better or for worse. CHECK IT OUT!

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On the latest episode of WHATEVER HAPPENED TO VIC DIAZ? we’re going BEYOND ATLANTIS with Eddie Romero’s odd (sorta) undersea riff on The Treasure of the Sierra Madre featuring bug eyed Atlanteans, John Wayne’s kid, the great Sid Haig and – of course – VIC DIAZ! Along the way we talk about colonialism, Vietnam, go deep on Haig’s career and SO MUCH MORE. Check it out!

BEYOND ATLANTIS is currently available to stream on the TUBI streaming service!

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Over 10 episodes of WE DO OUR OWN STUNTS we’ve seen Jackie Chan struggle for respectability and recognition in martial arts films. There have been high and low points, but we always knew his launch to stardom was coming.. and now here it is! On this episode we’re looking at Yuen Woo-ping’s SNAKE IN THE EAGLE’S SHADOW, the film that was Jackie’s first step towards international stardom. But how did it come about? We look at how Jackie was leant to Seasonal Films, his first meeting with producer Ng See-yuen, his history with Yuen Woo-ping’s family and plenty more. CHECK IT OUT!

Check out the entire WE DO OUR OWN STUNTS archive right here.

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We love to ROCK on Eric Roberts is the (CENSORED) Man, so we were awfully excited to check out 2015’s ROCK STORY which is all about a lawyer who dreams about becoming a rock star. It also features Three’s Company’s Joyce DeWitt, Gilbert Gottfried, murder, awful (awful) music, patriotism, and – of course – Eric Roberts as sleazy agent Andy Granite. We’re joined on this episode by Splathouse’s Mike Delaney, and we chat about the craft of acting, parenting styles, dancing with the stars and SO MUCH MORE. CHECK IT OUT!

Check out Mike Delaney on Twitter @DirectedbyKW and all his latest work – including Slumber Party Sleepover – at Splathouse.com.

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On the latest episode of PRAISING KANE we’re looking at the beloved family film THE MUPPET MOVIE from 1979 featuring – of course – The Muppets! We go deep into our own history with Jim Henson’s creations, get weepy when talking about the movie (and its incredible soundtrack) and discuss Carol Kane’s performance as Myth! CHECK IT OUT!