Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Episode 30 - Burke to the Future


Who exactly is Martyn Burke? Listen in to this episode of the podcast to hear about two films from this Canadian director that we only recently found out about.  We start off with 1981's The Last Chase which stars the Six Million Dollar Man himself, Lee Majors.  This tells the story of a future where individual transportation has been outlawed and a former racing car driver decides to make a break for the safety of "Free California".  The second film we look at is 1978's Power Play which, at the time of the recording, was available entirely on Youtube but which seems to have been removed now.  Please excuse our constant mentioning of how it was so easy to watch for free...Trust us, it's worth the money or effort that would be required to see it, no matter what.  This film has a truly stellar cast, headlined by David Hemmings, Peter O'Toole, Barry Morse and the always impressive Donald Pleasence.  The plot centers around the attempt by a group of military men to instigate a Coup d'etat. The story is tightly paced, brilliantly written, and delivers on every level.  Please let us know what you thought by sending email to flickersfrom@yahoo.com or flickersfrom@gmail.com or by leaving us a message on our Facebook page.

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