Watch out, the cave is flooded and we have been beset by man-eating sharks! We go back to the 70's for two films that took our eternal fascination with these fearsome beasts and try to use that to bring people to the cinemas. We start off with 1975's "Shark's Treasure", which stars the legendary Cornel Wilde who also produced, wrote and directed the film. Essentially a little tale of treasure-hunting adventure in the caribbean, this film packs in a huge amount of subtle, and subversive content. This is a great movie that is filled with surprising turns. We follow that up with 1976's "Mako, The Jaws of Death" from genre filmmaker William Grefé, and starring one of our favorite actors, Richard Jaeckel. It tells a story of a man who has become an ally with sharks and who fights against the humans that are out to exploit and kill them. It is a fun exploitation film with a strong performance from Jaeckel and some truly stunning scenes of shark attacks. We loved both these films and would love to hear what your favorite shark movies are. Please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, or you can just post a message on our Facebook page.
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Sunday, September 4, 2016
We go back to Italy for another dose of fine Italian cinema, this time focusing on two of their many "Spaghetti Westerns". We start off with a Django film with surprisingly-low amounts of Django in it ( we figured it had, roughly, zero percent of Django in the actual film ) but...it was still totally awesome. We are talking about the oddly-titled "Django Kill...if you Live, Shoot" from 1967. This is a weird and twisted film that you really should search out. It has a wonderfully-complicated plot and a seemingly-endless stream of bizarre characters. All of whom are focused on screwing each other over. We follow that up with the absolutely brilliant "Keoma" from 1976 which stars the legendary Franco Nero ( the original Django ) as a half-breed indian who returns to his childhood home and must settle ALL the scores and right ALL the wrongs. It is amazing and impressive on almost every level. Listen to the podcast to find out which level we feel doesn't quite measure up to the rest. Please let us know what you think of the show and send us suggestions for films to cover by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or just leave us a message on our Facebook page.
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