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On this episode of YOU DON’T KNOW DICK (the world’s finest Dick Miller-related podcast) we’re joined by writer/editor Christine Makepeace to discuss John Mellencamp’s cover of Van Morrison’s “Wild Night” (/w Me’Shell Ndegeocello), music videos, mallrats, late stage capitalism and Jim Wynorski’s CHOPPING MALL from 1986 featuring Kelli Maroney, Barbara Crampton, Paul Bartel, Mary Woronov, and – of course – Dick Miller! Robots go berserk, paint stores explode, in-jokes abound and a good time is had by all. Join us, won’t you?

You can follow Christine Makepeace on Twitter @Xtine_Makepeace and check out her podcast The Feminine Critique right here.

You can watch the music video for “Wild Night” by John Mellencamp ft. Me’Shell Ndegeocellohere right here

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Get higher baby! On a brand new You Don’t Know Dick we’re joined by That Shelf’s Will Perkins to discuss Jonathan Kaplan’s 1975 trucker action film WHITE LINE FEVER starring Jan Michael Vincent, Slim Pickens, Kay Lenz, L.Q. Jones, and Dick Miller as the uniquely named “Birdie” Corman. The boys discuss left-leaning action films, the TRUCKER’S CODE, whether Big Trouble in Little China’s Jack Burton would join the “Freedom Convoy” and SO MUCH MORE (including the life and career of beloved character actor Dick Miller). Check it out!

Follow Will Perkins on Twitter @WilliamHPerkins and be sure to check out That Shelf and Art of the Title!

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On this episode of Bartel Me Something Good we’ve reached Paul Bartel’s Criterion Collected classic EATING RAOUL featuring Mary Woronov, Robert Beltran and Paul Bartel himself as Paul Bland. A darkly comedic social satire (/w cannibalism), it remains a gem in the Bartel filmography, and we’re delighted to be joined by EATING RAOUL’s editor Alan Toomayan to discuss his work on Bartel’s films, including LUST IN THE DUST and SCENES FROM THE CLASS STRUGGLE IN BEVERLY HILLS. Alan also regales us with stories of his early work with New World Pictures, the guerilla filmmaking that went into Eating Raoul’s production, and his transition to becoming an editor of film trailers and featurettes. CHECK IT OUT!

You can find plenty more about Alan Toomayan and his work over at http://www.toomayan.com/ 

Thanks to Brian Saur from the Pure Cinema Podcast for his help on this episode.

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David Carradine POPS THE CLUTCH again in Paul Bartel’s follow-up to Death Race 2000, which features a cross-country race full of oddballs competing for a huge cash prize. Featuring an awesome cast of recognizable faces (Mary Woronov! Gerrit Graham! Robert Carradine! DICK MILLER! Joe Dante!) and even more awesome cameos (Martin Scorsese eating KFC with Bartel and Sylvester Stallone), it’s a sometimes shaky, but always entertaining, collection of comedy, musical numbers (?) and car stunts. Find out how it all came together on this brand new episode of BARTEL ME SOMETHING GOOD.

Watch CANNONBALL for free (with ads) on Tubi right here: https://tubitv.com/movies/656712/cannonball?start=true

Adrianna mentioned an upcoming screening of Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant taking place on November 27th at the Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas in Bethlehem, PA. Details of the event can be found right here: https://www.steelstacks.org/event/13289/the-bitter-tears-of-petra-von-kant-50th-anniversary/?fbclid=IwAR1uxwJbKW52iG2ucjF-nZg0_Twb9gwB_zx-JENLIn6Wxu35izVwdjQfTd0

 

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On this episode of WHATEVER HAPPENED TO VIC DIAZ? we’re discussing the obscure – and unreleased in the USA – action film SPYDER from 1988 starring kickboxing champion Blake Bahner as BRAD SPYDER, a cop on the edge who travels to Hawaii to find out what happened to his beloved (and very dead) partner. If that sounds at all familiar, it’s because Roger Corman bought the rights to the film and had it re-edited and released as BLACKBELT II! It’s an action-packed (and very short) COBRA rip-off. LET’S TALK ABOUT IT.

As mentioned on the episode, you can watch the “Gravetour of the Famous” YouTube video, featuring the graves of Vic Diaz and Teddy Diaz here:

 

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Paul Bartel POPS THE CLUTCH and brings the world the gory sci-fi satire DEATH RACE 2000 in 1975, a box office smash that remains a popular (and influential) exploitation film and a jewel in Roger Corman’s New World Pictures catalogue. On this episode of BARTEL ME SOMETHING GOOD we look at how the film came to be, the difficulties in filming (including David Carradine nearly being replaced by Lee Majors!), and the enduring legacy of the film. FRANKENSTEIN SCORES!

Check out the Killer B’s Podcast on Paul Bartel right here:

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-047-paul-bartel/id1555954415?i=1000571442958

Check out the July, 1978 issue of Take One magazine with the article “Another Evening with David Carradine” written by Paul Bartel

https://archive.org/details/take_one_magazine_july_1978

Be sure to follow Adrianna Gober on Twitter @EADxBB

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It’s the RETURN of YOU DON’T KNOW DICK, the world’s greatest Dick Miller-themed podcast! On this episode we’re joined by the crew from The New World Pictures Podcast to discuss the slam, bang, smash-em-up chase movie MOVING VIOLATION from 1976, starring Stephen McHattie and Kay Lenz as a couple on the run after witnessing a murder by a local sheriff. We discuss our favorite New World films, our love of automobiles and all things DICK MILLER. Check it out!

Check out The New World Pictures Podcast on Twitter @TheNewWorldPod and be sure to check out their pod and subscribe right here.

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On this very special 100th episode of Cinema Smorgasbord we kick off 2022 with the wonderful Sarah Jane to look at another George Kennedy classic on GEORGE KENNEDY IS OUR COPILOT. This time we’re looking at the mind-bending horror of Adam Simon’s BRAIN DEAD. Penned by the late Charles Beaumont, the film features both Bill Pullman AND Bill Paxton, with the former having to question his reality after an accident leaves him with potential brain damage! We also discuss the rise and fall of Breath Asure, celebrity pitchmen, face blindness and – of course – all things George Kennedy. CHECK IT 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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Convicted of a crime he didn’t commit, John Merill (kickboxing champ Jerry Trimble) is sent to a brutal island prison run by the sadistic Warden Acosta (Vic Diaz!) in 1993’s LIVE BY THE FIST, a straight up remake of 1991’s BLOODFIST III! This one has George Takei, though! On this episode of WHATEVER HAPPENED TO VIC DIAZ? we took a close look at this Roger Corman-produced, Cirio H. Santiago-directed action film which features some pretty decent action and.. not much else! CHECK IT OUT!

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On YOU DON’T KNOW DICK we look at the films and TV work of the beloved character actor Dick Miller! On this episode we’re joined by writer, producer and podcaster Scott Weinberg to discuss the legendary Roger Corman cheapie horror-comedy THE LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS! We look at the history of the legendarily threadbare production, the various remakes and tributes (including the celebrated musical!), and – of course – the flower-chomping performance by Dick Miller! CHECK IT OUT!

Follow Scott Weinberg on Twitter @ScottEMovieNerd and check out his newest podcast OVERHATED on his Patreon right here: https://www.patreon.com/scottEweinberg