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Cinema Smorgasbord – We Do Our Own Stunts – Spiritual Kung Fu (1978)

On this episode of WE DO OUR OWN STUNTS, we continue our chronological look at the career of Jackie Chan and – surprise – Jackie is famous now! After the massive success of Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow and Drunken Master, Jackie returns to Lo Wei who decides to dust some unreleased Jackie features off the shelf and rush them into cinemas. The first is the supernatural kung fu comedy SPIRITUAL KUNG FU, which features five bright white “ghosts” in red fright wigs (who arrived on a meteor) teaching Jackie the five style fists, while a murder mystery plays out in the shaolin temple! Features Jackie shoving living animals down his pants and ghost busting (via urination). CHECK IT OUT!

Cinema Smorgasbord – Eric Roberts is the Man – Top Gunner (2020) (/w Nick Spacek)

On a brand new episode of ERIC ROBERTS IS THE MAN we’re on a highway to the mockbuster danger zone with 2020’s TOP GUNNER, which was originally meant to be released alongside TOP GUN: MAVERICK until that film got pushed back two whole years! Filled with CG jets and not a lot else, is it worth your time? Maybe! We’re joined by The Carnage Report’s Nick Spacek to discuss Billy Joel, werewolves, redemption stories and – of course – all the latest Eric Roberts news. CHECK IT OUT!

Cinema Smorgasbord – How Do You Do, Fellow Kids? – Tales From The Darkside: The Movie (1990)

On this episode of HOW DO YOU DO, FELLOW KIDS? we’re continuing our look at the life and career of Steve Buscemi with the big-screen adaptation of the anthology TV series TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE. It’s TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE: THE MOVIE, which features adaptations of stories by Stephen King (adapted by George A Romero!) and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, alongside an all-star cast including Deborah Harry, Christian Slater, Julianne Moore, David Johansen, James Remar and – of course – STEVE BUSCEMI! How does it stack up to other anthology films? LISTEN AND FIND OUT. We also discuss Steve Buscemi’s favorite albums, whether mummies are scary, our recent health issues and SO MUCH MORE.

Cinema Smorgasbord – Praising Kane – La Sabina (1979)

Welcome to our least listened to episode of PRAISING KANE ever! On this episode, our chronological look at the career of the wonderful Carol Kane continues with 1979’s LA SABINA, a José Luis Borau film that is only partially available in English.. but we watched it anyway! It’s a drama filled with infidelity, regret, and a mysterious dragon lady that threatens to devour us all. FUN! But that’s not all! We decided to BEEF things up by also watching OUR FATHER’S HOUSES, a filmed version of Eve Merriam’s play adapted from actual letters by women in the 19th century. I know you’re quaking with anticipation, so it’s time to listen right… now!

Cinema Smorgasbord – Bartel Me Something Good – Private Parts (1972)

We continue our chronological look at the career of the great Paul Bartel with his feature length debut PRIVATE PARTS from 1972. Equal parts perverse and hilarious, it’s a film that is filled with twists and turns and set the blueprint for much of what was to come from the always unpredictable director. We’re also looking at Bartel’s 1969 short film NAUGHTY NURSE, which showed that Bartel’s taste for boundary pushing was something that came about very early in his career.

Cinema Smorgasbord – JodoWOWsky Part 7 – The Eyes of the Cat (1978), The Jealous God (1985) and The Magical Twins (1987)

It’s an ALL COMICS episode of JodoWOWsky with our hosts examining three Alejandro Jodorowsky graphic novel collaborations throughout the late 70s and 80s. We start with a deep dive into THE EYES OF THE CAT, the (sorta!) first collaboration between Jodorowsky and the legendary Moebius from 1978. It’s gorgeous, highly experimental, and we even discuss a recent attempt to make a videogame adaptation! Then we move on to the often baffling THE JEALOUS GOD, a collaboration between Jodorowsky and Silvio Cadelo first published in Heavy Metal in 1985. And finally we finish with Jodorowsky’s first young adult comic THE MAGICAL TWINS with his frequent collaborator Georges Bess, first published in 1987. All this and the latest Jodorowsky news. CHECK IT OUT!

Cinema Smorgasbord – Whatever Happened to Vic Diaz? – Too Hot to Handle (1977)

On this episode of WHATEVER HAPPENED TO VIC DIAZ? we’re checking out the 1977 sleazy action film TOO HOT TO HANDLE which features softcore queen Cheri Caffaro as hitwoman Samatha Fox who travels to – surprise! – the Phillipines to take out four criminals while simultaneously falling for the cop (Aharon Ipalé) who is hot on her trail. We’re also talking about EROTICA, 90s softcore porn and – of course – all things VIC DIAZ! Check it out!

Cinema Smorgasbord – Wild in the Streets – Street Law (1974)

We’re getting Wild in the Streets with Franco Nero in Enzo G. Castellari’s 1975 Eurocrime revenge thriller STREET LAW! Starring Nero as an engineer who finds his safety (and masculinity) threatened by a post office robbery and decides to take the (street) law into his own hands. Badly! More nuanced than one might expect, and featuring a rocking soundtrack, there’s still plenty of action and – of course – explicit violence. Check it out!