Archive for 80s

Week 2 of BMFcamp features a double feature from 1987! First up is Ernest’s first major motion picture ERNEST GOES TO CAMP. After that is the little seen, who knows what genre this thing is supposed to be flick SUMMER CAMP NIGHTMARE starring Chuck Connors. Enjoy!

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Cherry 2000 (1987) is the tale of a man and his sex robot. When Sam Treadwell’s (David Andrews) robo-wife short-circuits, he starts on a journey into the wastelands to find a new one. Helping him is an unlikely tracker (Melanie Griffith), but they have to avoid the angry Murder Dad cult led by Lester (Tim Thomerson). Yes, this movie is as odd as it sounds.

After the break Harlo gets Linklater’d as he compares Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) and Boyhood (2014), while Maki continues his magical journey with Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002). Enjoy!

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Streets of Fire (1984) welcomes director Walter Hill to the hall of BMFcast alums. Michael Paré is a mercenary hired by Rick Moranis to track down his rock singer girlfriend, Diane Lane, who’s been kidnapped by Willem Dafoe. This “Rock & Roll Fable” has style for days, but is the substance enough to push it into Jox territory?

After the break we talk about The Lego Batman Movie (2017) before discussing Fist Fight (2017) and its similarities to Three O’Clock High (1987). We take some voicemails, e-mails and even an MP3-mail, too! Enjoy!

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May
08

BMFcast Extra 026 – My Young Auntie

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A “modern” setting and the potential for lady kung fu were what lured us into this Shaw Brothers effort, which might have been a mistake. However, one of us still thinks the last 30 minutes of the movie are fantastic. Press play and find out who.

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May
01

BMFcast Extra 025 – The Flag of Iron

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The Venom Mob returns in this tale of two warring factions who go to extreme lengths to control their local gambling and prostitution rackets. Also, 10 themed assassins and javelin flags!

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Random Shaw Brothers flick this week has two kung fu schools battling one another, but then samurais and ninjas get involved. Who has the best kung fu? Well, we do, but these guys are a close second. Also, there’s a lady ninja.

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Apr
14

BMFcast371 – Link – John Monklane

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Link (1986) is the second entry in this year’s APEril celebration. It’s a weird genre blend that eventually becomes a bit of a slasher film as a mad monkey named Link goes after young Elisabeth Shue. Terence Stamp is here to have weird hair.

In the second half there’s more Rogue One: A Star Wars Story talk, and also some quick thoughts on the Burt Reynolds / Hal Needham documentary The Bandit. Enjoy!

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Next up in our path through the world of the Shaw Brothers is 1980’s TWO CHAMPIONS OF SHAOLIN, which features The Venoms, a squad of martial arts masters. Probably wasn’t the one of theirs we should have started with, but here we are.

Like last week’s film, this one is available on Amazon Prime. And if you want to find more Shaw Brothers movies online, check out www.shawbrothersuniverse.com for links to every place you can legally watch these things. It’s a very helpful site!

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Mar
06

BMFcast Extra 017 – Killer Constable

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It’s a new year and a new theme for BMFcast Extra. Gen 3 of Amityville movies went south, fast, and so we decided it was time to dive into the vast martial arts library of the Shaw Brothers, films that we are mostly unfamiliar with. Mostly.

We begin with 1980’s KILLER CONSTABLE, which is about exactly what the title suggests. Is it a good place to start? Well, the movie is available on Amazon Prime so check it out for yourself and then come back and enjoy our discussion!

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Band of the Hand (1986) is about as ’80s a movie as we can get. Produced by Michael Mann and set in Miami, it’s the tale of a Vietnam Vet (Stephen Lang) who whips a team of juvenile delinquents into shape by training them in the Everglades and then helping them end the reign of drug dealers Laurence Fishburne and James Remar. Oh yeah, and a very young Lauren Holley is along for the ride. Will an explosive finale, great soundtrack and even better ’80s fashions ripped out of Miami Vice be enough to get Jox from us?

Second half Chuck reviews The Jungle Book (2016) and The Angry Birds Movie (2016), we discuss Captain America: Civil War’s airport fight a little more in-depth, and take some listener voice- and e-mails. Enjoy!

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