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THE FAN (AKA DER FAN / TRANCE)

This time John and Matt discuss THE FAN.

No. . . not that one. . . not the Wesley Snipes movie. . . 

Anyway. Check it out.

 

Direct download: Der_Fan.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:10pm PDT

John and Matt discuss the Indonesian masterpiece and Terminator ripoff, Lady Terminator.

 

This may be the most serious review of this movie ever made. . . and it's really not that serious.

Direct download: Lady_Terminator_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:33pm PDT

Satan's Blade - All Star Video Podcast

We review Satan's Blade. Released by Olive Films and Slasher Video.

 

and then we whine about how computers suck.

Direct download: Satans_bladefin.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:24pm PDT

IT'S TIME FOR HOLOGRAM MAN!!!

Direct download: Hologram_Man_FIN.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:13pm PDT

GORE-MET ZOMBIE CHEF FROM HELL

This week "The Gang" discusses Gore-Met Zombie Chef from Hell. We also touch on Scissor kicking Google, Triple Tap, Baby, and why a person that sustains life by eating human flesh probably wouldn't serve it to others.

Direct download: Goremet_Zombie_FIN.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:27pm PDT

RACE WITH THE DEVIL - 1975
Direct download: Devil_Draft_2014-12-20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am PDT

Direct download: Curtains_Podcast_2014-12-13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

John and Matt talk about where they have been over the last few months. Then they talk about Mr. Mom's socio-economic messages. . . It's a bit weird.

Direct download: Mr._Mom_Podcast_2014-11-29.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

This week, Matt and John discuss the ALL-STAR VIDEO REVIEW, Mike Miller (SD NO JOKE) and Ngai Choi Lam's crazy alien Terminator Castle episode movie, THE CAT.  

*Note, there is an annoying "bump" or "crackle" sound that happens every so often.  Not sure what happened, but we'll get it fixed by next week.

Direct download: THE_CAT.mp3
Category:Reviews -- posted at: 6:00am PDT

This week, Matt and John discuss Abel Ferrara's 1981 film, Ms. 45.  Is it Feminist? Exploitative?  Wherever you come down on it, it's a mishmash of brilliance.

Direct download: Ms._45.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am PDT

This week, Matt and John discuss the Nicholas Cage masterpiece, DRIVE ANGRY.  We determine it will be a cult hit in ten years.  

Direct download: DRIVE_ANGRY.mp3
Category:Reviews -- posted at: 6:00am PDT

This week, Matt and John discuss Bruce Lee's CHINESE CONNECTION (aka Fists of Fury).  Perhaps the first film we ever watched together, 14 years ago.  We revisit it as adults and find ourselves just as in love with it.

Direct download: THE_CHINESE_CONNECTION.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am PDT

This week, Matt and John discuss Robocop 2.  The film was a flop in 1990, and continues to be considered a failure.  We have decided, however, that it is an entertaining satire, proof that Robotcop was a SCAB, and prophetic in its prediction of bankruptcy for Detroit.

Direct download: ROBOCOP_2.mp3
Category:Reviews -- posted at: 6:00am PDT

This week, Matt and John discuss the SOV art disaster, HEAVY METAL MASSACRE.  You should watch it because you get to see a stuffed owl stare at the camera for five minutes will Electric After Burner Band plays, it's good.

Direct download: HEAVY_METAL_MASSACRE.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am PDT

This week, Matt and John discuss the unexpectedly great zombie comedy, REEL ZOMBIES.  The subtle humor and witty filmmaker won us over, in spite of ourselves.

Direct download: REEL_ZOMBIES.mp3
Category:Reviews -- posted at: 6:00am PDT

This week, Matt and John discuss the once-heralded, now somewhat-ignored 1992 film, CANDYMAN.  Historical context, Tony Todd with a hook and alligators in the New York City subways make this one a pleasure to talk about.

Direct download: CANDYMAN.mp3
Category:Reviews -- posted at: 6:00am PDT

This week, Matt and John discuss the much heralded kickboxing art-piece, PSYCHO KICKBOXER.  We feel it's worth discussing because there is fighting, good music, and head explosions.

Direct download: PSYCHO_KICKBOXER.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am PDT

This week, Matt and John discuss the merits of George A. Romero's motorcycle joust film, Knightriders.

Direct download: KNIGHTRIDERS.mp3
Category:Reviews -- posted at: 6:00am PDT

This week, Matt and John discuss the 1987 SOV film, BLOOD LAKE.  We feel the film is worth talking about, because there is a man in a hat named Tiny Frazier and a lot of water skiiing.

Direct download: BLOOD_LAKE.mp3
Category:Reviews -- posted at: 6:00am PDT

This week, Matt and John discuss the Colisseum Video release of the 1990 World Wrestling Federation Survivor Series.  We feel its important to discuss pro-wrestlers fake enlisting in the army to serve in Desert Shield and Jimmy Snuka's drug problem.

Direct download: WWF_Survivor_Series_of_1990.mp3
Category:Reviews -- posted at: 6:00am PDT

This week, Matt and John share and discuss their five favorite slasher films.

Direct download: FIVE_FAVORITE_SLASHER_FILMS.mp3
Category:Reviews -- posted at: 6:00am PDT

This week, Matt and John discuss the 1992 teen comedy, ENCINO MAN.  Which is worth noting because Stony wheezes the juice and Dave is a douche.

Direct download: Encino_Man.mp3
Category:Reviews -- posted at: 6:00am PDT

This week, I interview Chris Hewitt.  Hewitt is the film critic for the Saint Paul Pioneer Press.  He is incredibly generous with his time and attention, loving to talk about movies.  He's not shy with his love for genre films and is a very refreshing voice in the Twin Cities.  Our conversation ranges from growing up in a small town to critics' opinions in the Oscars to the future of big press film criticism.  

Direct download: Interview_with_Chris_Hewitt.mp3
Category:Interviews -- posted at: 6:00am PDT

555

This week, Matt and John discuss the Shot-on-Video slasher film, 555.  Perhaps one of the most notorious SOVs, it is notable to us because it was made by adults.

Direct download: 555.mp3
Category:Reviews -- posted at: 6:00am PDT

This week, I interview Kathie Smith.  Kathie is a programmer at the Trylon Microcinema, co-founder and writer of the new Minneapolis film blog, Joyless Creatures, programmer for MSPIFF (Minneapolis Saint Paul International Film Festival), works for Raro Video and hunter of interesting film.  We discuss Box Office Video, illegal screenings, top-loading VCRs and more.

Direct download: Interview_with_Kathie_Smith.mp3
Category:Interviews -- posted at: 8:00am PDT

This week, Matt and John discuss the giant mess that is THE LAST SLUMBER PARTY.  This shot-on-video debacle divides us on whether the disastrous happenings are entertaining or tedious.  

Direct download: THE_LAST_SLUMBER_PARTY.mp3
Category:Reviews -- posted at: 8:00am PDT

This week, I interview Lewis Jackson.  Jackson is the director of CHRISTMAS EVIL (aka YOU BETTER WATCH OUT).  His film is a fascinating and genre-breaking masterwork that is now a mainstay for me every year.  We talk about body horror pornography, how his film was financed by the Mafia and Communists, Fassbinder and his take on what Friday the 13th Part 3 woud've been if he had written it.  

Direct download: Interview_with_Lewis_Jackson.mp3
Category:Interviews -- posted at: 6:00am PDT

This week, Matt and John discuss the 1984 Christmas slasher film, SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT.  After watching his parents get brutally murdered by Santa Clause on a deserted highway, young Billy stocks toys during a wonderful montage and then shoots a co-worker in the back with a bow & arrow, and we rejoice.

Direct download: SILENT_NIGHT_DEADLY_NIGHT.mp3
Category:Reviews -- posted at: 8:00am PDT

This week I talk with Jesus Teran.  Jesus started Slasher Video in April of 2012 and has been working at break-neck pace to put out some of the most obscure and interesting Shot on Video stuff around.  Starting with the notorious and hilarious Death Nurse, he's managed to keep his titles interesting and make the releases look great.  Our conversations goes all over the place, as we talk about how he got started, the process of putting things out, and the dream titles he hopes to release.  

Direct download: Interview_with_Jesus_Teran.mp3
Category:Interviews -- posted at: 8:00am PDT

This week, Matt and John discuss the films of Chester Novell Turner.  Turner is the director of the very obscure films, BLACK DEVIL DOLL FROM HELL and TALES FROM THE QUADEAD ZONE.  At turns fascinating, morally reprehensible, hilarious, and thought provoking, his films are finally able to be found on a new release from Massacre Video.  Our discussion veers from misogyny in horror film to suicide, to really good audio mixing.  

Direct download: THE_FILMS_OF_CHESTER_NOVELL_TURNER.mp3
Category:Reviews -- posted at: 6:00am PDT

This week, Matt, Tom and John discuss the 1989 8mm tape gem, THINGS.  Directed by Andrew Jordan and starring Barry J. Gillis.

Direct download: THINGS_podcast.mp3
Category:Reviews -- posted at: 6:00am PDT

This week, I interview TERRORIVSION.  It was a short-lived local podcast about finding great treasures.  Only ten episodes long, it was still one of the more enjoyable film podcasts I've ever heard.  The memebers are now scattered across the country, and we came together to discuss how it all came together, the future, and Red Lobster.

Direct download: Terrorvision_Interview.mp3
Category:Interviews -- posted at: 6:00am PDT

This week, Matt and John discuss the shot on video film, VIDEO VIOLENCE.  The Gary P. Cohen film gets us going on violence in movies, the shot on video revolution, sweet keyboard music and more.

Direct download: VIDEO_VIOLENCE.mp3
Category:Reviews -- posted at: 6:00am PDT

This week, I interview Peter Schilling, Jr.  Peter is the author THE END OF BASEBALL, a projectionist and programmer at the Trylon Microcinema, a life-long lover of film and the author of numerous blogs.  Peter and I talk about the Detroit Tigers, Star Wars, Citizen Kane, 16mm projection and more.

Direct download: Interview_with_PETER_SCHILLING_JR.mp3
Category:Interviews -- posted at: 6:00am PDT

This week, Matt and John defend the 1988 Richard Pryor comedy, MOVING, which they believe has been unfairly maligned and ignored.

Direct download: MOVING_podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am PDT

This week, I interview Nikki Weispfenning.  Nikki is the projectionist at the Trylon Microcinema in Minneapolis, MN.  Her experience working around and with film over the past twenty years has made her one of the most interesting and knowledgable people in our little Minneapolis community.  Her perfect presentation and painstaking attention to detail continues to make viewing films at the Trylon a pleasure.  Our conversation veers from North Dakota to a geek out on projection to movie theaters in general.

Direct download: Interview_with_Nikki_Weispfenning.mp3
Category:Interviews -- posted at: 6:00am PDT

This week, I interview Matt Gamble.  Matt is a prolific blogger, podcaster and passionate lover of movies.  Our conversation veers from falling in love with movies and bowling to being a theater manager to texting during movies.  

Direct download: Interview_with_Matt_Gamble.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am PDT

This week, I interview Jim Brunzell.  Jim is the director of SOUND UNSEEN, he runs The Defenders series at the Trylon Microcinmea, writes for the Twin Cities Daily Planet and is all around awesome.  This is our conversation about his dad, Jumping Jim Brunzell, how he got into dance, the Oak Street Cinema and more.  

Direct download: Interview_with_Jim_Brunzell.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am PDT

October is David A. Prior Month at All-Star Video.  We have been reviewing and talking about his movies all month in anticipation of the upcoming release of DEADLIEST PREY.  This week, we talk to the man himself.  

Direct download: Interview_with_David_Prior.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am PDT

This week, I meet with Tom Reinert and we discuss David A. Prior's most recent film and sequel to the cult action film, Deadly Prey.

Direct download: Deadliest_Prey_Audio_Review.mp3
Category:Reviews -- posted at: 6:00am PDT

This week, I interview Ted Prior.  Ted is the charismatic, dramatic face of the Prior brothers.  We talk about his time as an exotic dancer, sleeping under the Santa Monica pier, working with his brother, growing up in show business, Sledgehammer, Night Wars, The Lost Platoon, Deadly Prey, Deadliest Prey and so much more.

Direct download: Interview_with_Ted_Prior.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Here is an audio review on David A. Prior's Cold War satire, THE FINAL SANCTION

Direct download: Final_Sanction_audio_review.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am PDT

This week we bumble through NIGHT WARS while ranting about Grizzly Adams' cocaine addiction.  ENJOY!

Direct download: Night_Wars_audio_commentary.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am PDT

For the beginning of David A. Prior Month, we discuss Prior's debut film, SLEDGEHAMMER, his career in general, and how his little film brought us together.

Direct download: SLEDGEHAMMER_podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am PDT

This week's episode is a special two-parter for our screening of the 1931 George Melford Spanish Language Dracula.  I talk with the Friends of the Cemetery about the Pioneers and Soldiers Cemetery where we will be doing the screening and then I discuss the movie with HorrorIncorporated.com's Michael Popham.

Direct download: Dracula_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am PDT

This week, I interview Michael Popham.  Michael curates and writes the Horror Incorporated blog at www.horrorincorporated.com.  His knowledge of classic horror is astounding, and our conversation veers from video stores to Frankenstein Conquers the World to growing up watching movies on tv.

Direct download: Interview_with_Michael_Popham.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am PDT

Theresa is the mind behind Trash Film Debauchery.  As TFD reaches it's ten year Anniversary, Theresa and I talk about how it all got started, the green burial movement, where TFD goes from here and the idea of trash film.

Direct download: Interview_with_Theresa_Kay.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am PDT

Tom Letness is the owner of the beautiful Heights Theater on the border of Columbia Heights and Minneapolis.  The Heights has been restored to it's original grand vision, and Tom does a wonderful job programming some of the best classic repertory cinema in the country.  This is our discussion about acquiring the Heights, renovating it, programming and the future of film.

Direct download: Interview_with_Tom_Letness.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am PDT

This week we discuss the movies that shaped us into the weirdos that we've become.  

Direct download: Kids_Movies.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:38am PDT

This week we discuss the incredible MIAMI CONNECTION.  This 1987 Tae Kwon Do band ninja biker gang movie is the cure for all that ails you.

Direct download: MIAMI_CONNECTION_podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am PDT

This week, we discuss Nick Millard's films, padding, capitalism and more.  

Direct download: Nick_Millard_podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:41am PDT

Joe Larsen is a filmmaker, programmer, VHS enthusiast, theater manager and friend.  This is our conversation about how he got into movies, what he's up to now, and what he has planned for the future.

Direct download: Interview_with_Joe_Larsen.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:01am PDT

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