Episode 89 - Ninja 3: The Domination (1984)

August 24, 2016

We're back at watching movies again and boy are our arms tired. It was Erik's pick this week so he decided that we watched the 3rd installment in the unofficial ninja series by Canon, Ninja 3: The Domination. It's great to be getting back in to watching movies for a while and we took it in with our friend Victor. He claims this is the first b-movies he's ever truly watched. It's always fun to show someone a b-movie when they aren't super familiar with them. Their reactions are a lot more honest.

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Bonus Episode 5 - B-Movie Storytime plus an interview w/ Griff Furst!

August 16, 2016

Ahoy, Citizens!

Unfortunately, we did not watch a film this week here at SCC, but we did do something that we should've done a long time ago…

If you've been a listener for any length of time, you probably know that we always ask every one of our first-time guests the same question:

“What is your relationship with B movies?”

We've asked dozens of people this question over the past two(ish) years, trying to learn about what ignites and ultimately drives the passion for this type of cinema. But recently we realized that as hosts, we've never really answered that question for ourselves. So for the first half of this episode we do exactly that- we all share our earliest B movie memories, discuss what we think makes a flick great, and talk about some of our favorites.

Interview time! Tom recently had the opportunity to speak with actor/director/filmmaker, Griff Furst, about his relationship with B movies, which we will share with you guys in the second half of this episode (somewhere around 30 minutes in, if you wish to skip our self-indulgent blathering). Griff has a pretty impressive resume- from his role in the Cinemax show, Banshee, to the upcoming The Magnificent Seven remake- but what we really wanted to hear about was all the work he's done in the B movie world. Griff talks with us about his work with The Asylum production company, making mockbuster films, and about his new horror film, Cold Moon. Enjoy!

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Episode 88 - Killing American Style (1990)

August 9, 2016
Aaaand we’re back. Flippin’ finally!

As some of you know, it’s been a rough month here at SCC… but after all the roadtrips, mountain-climbing, and hospital stays (not in that order), we are back and ready for action. We missed bad movies, and we missed every gosh damn one of you!
Tom picked the movie this week, and we watched the 1990 action flick, Killing American Style- directed by the one and only Amir Shervan. Tyler stopped by to watch this one with us- making it the third Shervan film we’ve covered on the show, and the second that Tyler has joined us for.

Killing American Style stars Robert Z’Dar as hardened criminal, Tony Stone, who -along with his partner, John Lynch- are on their way to prison for a failed heist. When Stone’s brother is shot in the process of helping them escape, they force their way into a nearby home and wait for help. The only problem is that the house belongs to all-American bad-ass/80s fashion victim, John Morgan. Morgan comes out strong but essentially becomes their errand boy for the entire movie, until finally he gets fed up and decides to unleash some good ol’ fashioned American whoop-ass on everyone! Hurray!

We discuss the obvious parallels between this and Shervan’s other films, including his bizarre perspective on American culture. We also discuss watermelon etiquette, bizarre set “design”, and lack of a solid goon game in this flick. We’re back!
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