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97 minutes | Oct 5, 2022
DTVC Podcast 109 "Getting Abusive"
Time to get Abusive on this episode, as I'm joined by the guys from Comeuppance Reviews for a discussion on the films of Gary Busey. We do our top fives, get in depth on Point Break--including my experiment with beer on my cereal--also discuss how a movie that uses a term like "butthorn" needs to fulfill the promise implicit in doing that, get into my adventures in the "Dog Who Saved Halloween" films, and flesh out what a "Predator vs the Ewoks" movie would look like. You can find the guys at Comeuppance at comeuppancereviews.net, and their podcast of the same name on all the major podcatchers. Don't forget to tune into their pod for our episode on Michael Pare later this month, as that episode is a companion to this one. Note: I was using a new headset for this episode, and there are parts where it picked up my overhead fan, which distorted the audio. I tried to remove it where I could, and it's something I'll rectify in the future, but hopefully it isn't too obtrusive this go-round.
184 minutes | Sep 19, 2022
DTVC Podcast 108 "Rage and Honor 1 and 2"
In this episode I'm joined by Jon Cross from the After Movie Diner and Miscellaneous Plumbing Fixtures as we continue the Rothrock 40 Club celebration with a rousing conversation about two of her classics, Rage and Honor and Rage and Honor 2. You can find the After Movie Diner at aftermoviediner.com or through your major podcatchers; and Miscellaneous Plumbing Fixtures including the newest album "No Matter Where We Are," at https://miscplumbingfixtures.bandcamp.com/
168 minutes | Sep 6, 2022
DTVC Podcast 107 "China O'Brien" and "Lady Dragon"
In this episode I'm joined again by screenwriter Tom Jolliffe as we look at two Cynthia Rothrock films, "China O'Brien" and "Lady Dragon," as part of our celebration of her joining the 40 Club on the DTVC. We look not only at the films, but her career and legacy as one of action's true greats. Tom's film "When Darkness Falls" is currently available to rent or buy on DVD from Amazon here in the US, and will be available on more streamers both here in the US and abroad soon. You can find Tom's Flickering Myth articles here: https://www.flickeringmyth.com/author/tom-jolliffe/
154 minutes | Aug 23, 2022
DTVC Podcast 106 "Pig"
In this episode I'm joined once again by Mitch Lovell from The Video Vacuum as we look at the Nicolas Cage film "Pig," plus look at Cage's career as a whole. Fair warning, this episode has spoilers, so if you want to watch the film first, you should do that before listening. You can find Mitch's books on Amazon by searching "Mitch Lovell," and his site at https://thevideovacuum.blogspot.com/
129 minutes | Aug 9, 2022
DTVC Podcast 105 "Young Rebels"
In this episode I'm joined once again by author Jacob Gustafson to discuss the Amir Shervan classic Young Rebels. We also look at Shervan's American career as a whole, and the people who worked with him, like Robert Z'Dar. You can find Jacob's Awful Awesome series on action, horror, and sci-fi films by going to his author page: https://www.amazon.com/Jacob-Gustafson/e/B0B4XVZHV7
103 minutes | Jul 26, 2022
DTVC Podcast 104 "Unsung Dolph 2: Unsunger"
With a catalog as deep as Dolph Lundgren's, one unsung list isn't enough, so in this episode I'm joined once again by the guys from Comeuppance, Brett and Ty, as we add five more unsung Dolph titles to our list. Are any of your favorites or not-so-favorites included? Listen in to find out! You can find Ty and Brett at ComeuppanceReviews.net and the Comeuppance Reviews podcast on iTunes and other major podcatchers.
149 minutes | Jul 12, 2022
DTVC Podcast 103 "When Darkness Falls"
In this episode I'm joined by screenwriter Tom Jolliffe to discuss his latest film, When Darkness Falls, which is currently on Amazon to rent here in the US. We also discuss his work on the upcoming movie Renegades for Shogun Films, and his recent article for Flickering Myth on Star Wars. You can find Tom's Flickering Myth articles here: https://www.flickeringmyth.com/author/tom-jolliffe/ and When Darkness Fall to rent on VOD through Amazon.
138 minutes | Jun 28, 2022
DTVC Podcast 102 Shadow Fury
In this episode, I'm joined once again by Richard Hawes from the DTV Digest, as we discuss one of his favorites, 2002's Shadow Fury. We get into some of the film traditions the movie draws from, and how the filmmakers and cast are able to make these elements work. You can find Rich at the DTV Digest by subscribing on iTunes, or by going here: https://thedtvdigest.podbean.com/
67 minutes | Jun 14, 2022
DTVC Podcast 101 "Adkins Fest"
I'm flying solo this week, as I dig into four films I watched for a small Adkins Fest a couple weeks ago. I start with the Dolph-directed Castle Falls, then move onto a James Nunn double feature of Eliminators and One Shot, then wrap up with Hard Target 2. And since I have no guest to plug, I'll plug my two novels, Chad in Accounting and A Girl and a Gun. Grab one or both on Amazon, either in paperback or Kindle.
93 minutes | Jun 1, 2022
DTVC Podcast 100 "Zig-Zagarino"
In this episode, I'm joined once again by the guys at Comeuppance, as we count down our favorite Frank Zagarino movies. Featured previously on an episode called "The Other Guys," he now gets his own spotlight here. You can find The Comeuppance Reviews podcast on iTunes and other major podcatchers, and the site at comeuppancereviews.net.
179 minutes | May 18, 2022
DTVC Podcast 99 "Ninja Terminator" and "Robo Vampire"
In this episode we delve into more Godfrey Ho with Mitch Lovell of the Video Vacuum. We look at two of his movies, "Ninja Terminator" and "Robo Vampire", and talk about not only the process of combining movies, but also how he took something like how he heard Americans were into Garfield, and turned that into Richard Harrison talking on a Garfield phone. You can find Mitch at https://thevideovacuum.blogspot.com/ and his book on Amazon by looking him up name, Mitch Lovell.
121 minutes | May 3, 2022
DTVC Podcast 98, Kevin Vonesper and "The Life and Slimes of Dukey Flyswatter"
In this episode, I'm joined by filmmaker Kevin Vonesper to discuss his upcoming documentary, "The Life and Slimes of Dukey Flyswatter," which covers the career of Dukey Flyswatter, lead singer of the legendary horror themed band Haunted Garage, and screenwriter and actor who has worked names like Fred Olen Ray, David DeCoteau, and Brinke Stevens. Kevin is still working on his documentary, and has an Indie Go-Go campaign that you can donate to to get this project over the finish line. You can go to https://www.dukeydoc.com/ for more information, plus links to the Indie Go-Go and all social media.
85 minutes | Apr 19, 2022
DTVC Podcast 97 "Hues Are you...?"
In this episode I'm joined once again by Ty and Brett from Comeuppance Reviews as we count down our top 5 Matthias Hues movies. We also get into a bit of why he was such a huge--both figuratively and literally--part of the DTV action golden age of the late 80s and early 90s. You can find the guys of Comeuppance at comeuppancereviews.net, and can check out their podcast on iTunes or most other major podcatchers. Note: this episode was recorded before it was revealed that Bruce Willis was suffering from aphasia. In light of that news, we know now why he was making the number of films he was making, and how the productions were working to mitigate his circumstances to help him through, and that would have changed that part of our conversation.
140 minutes | Apr 5, 2022
DTVC Podcast 96, 90s Virtual Reality Action Movies
In this episode, I'm joined by Will from Exploding Helicopter as we discuss the phenomenon of 90s virtual reality action movies, in particular Virtual Combat, Expect No Mercy, and Cyberjack aka Virtual Assassin. We look at the "science" behind the concepts the movies went for, plus I give Will a short tutorial on the hierarchy of American sports degeneracy, and then get bogged down in myriad asides about things like a 50% tax on VR experiences and the plausibility of Americans ever funding a high-speed train between Las Vegas and Los Angeles. You can find Will at https://www.explodinghelicopter.com/, and his podcast on all your major podcatchers.
176 minutes | Mar 22, 2022
DTVC Podcast 95 "Total Force" and "Absolute Force"
In this episode I'm joined by Richard Hawes of the DTV Digest as we look at two films by writer/director Steven Kaman, Total Force, and the sequel/reboot/possible mix of both Absolute Force. We get into the craziness that is the first one, and try to figure out what's happening; but then also try to figure out why the second one is much more of a straight-ahead actioner. You can find Richard on the DTV Digest podcast at https://thedtvdigest.podbean.com/
152 minutes | Mar 8, 2022
DTVC Podcast 94 "Inferno" and "The Return of Swamp Thing"
In this episode I'm joined by Mitch from The Video Vacuum as we look at schlock auteurs Fred Olen Ray and Jim Wynorski. We start with the Ray directed Don "The Dragon" Wilson film Inferno, then discuss the DC comic book great Return of Swamp Thing, directed by Wynorski. You can find The Video Vacuum at thevideovacuum.blogspot.com, and his books at Amazon by typing Mitch Lovell into the search bar.
98 minutes | Feb 21, 2022
DTVC Podcast 93, "Paydirt"
In this episode I'm joined by Francis Rizzo III of the KilmerKast podcast to discuss "Paydirt". We look at Kilmer's part in it, plus how Luke Goss did, and Kilmer's scenes with his daughter Mercedes. We also get into the modern movie theater experience, and have a short conversation at the end about the NHL. You can find KilmerKast on iTunes and other podcatchers.
93 minutes | Feb 7, 2022
DTVC Podcast 92, Malibu and Evan Lurie
In this episode, I'm joined once again by the guys from Comeuppance Reviews, as we discuss two guys who really played a part in making the 90s what they were, Malibu (Deron McBee) and Evan Lurie. We do a top three for each, plus get into how guys like these, who weren't always the stars, are another reason why that period from the late 80s to early 90s was so superior for DTV action. You can check out Comeuppance Reviews at comeuppancereviews.net, plus their podcast on iTunes and other major pod catchers.
173 minutes | Jan 24, 2022
DTVC Podcast 91 "Action U.S.A."
In this episode, I'm joined by Jon Cross from The After Movie Diner and Miscellaneous Plumbing Fixtures as we discuss one of the greats, Action U.S.A. Before that, we delve into London's night buses and a similar phenomenon here in Philadelphia when the subways don't run late at night, and the kinds of characters you may encounter in that environment. You can find all things After Movie Diner, from reviews, to interviews, to podcasts, at https://aftermoviediner.com/; and Miscellaneous Plumbing Fixtures is on Bandcamp, where you can buy any of their albums and EPs. (Note: the Action USA conversation starts at about an hour in)
83 minutes | Jan 10, 2022
DTVC Podcast 90 "No Retreat, No Surrender"
While discretion may be the better part of valor, in this episode, we're joined by Will from Exploding Helicopter to discuss No Retreat, No Surrender. We also talk about Jean-Claude Van Damme's career as a whole, and how he's aged as an action star. You can find Exploding Helicopter's site below, also check out the Exploding Helicopter podcast on all your major podcatchers. https://www.explodinghelicopter.com/
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