This week Chris and Chris talk about the 1984 sci-fi flick The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai! Adventurer, brain surgeon, rock musician Buckaroo Banzai and his crime-fighting team, the Hong Kong Cavaliers, must stop evil alien invaders from the eighth dimension who are planning to conquer Earth.
This week Chris and Chris talk about the 1985 Tom Holland vampire flick Fright Night! A teenager discovers that the newcomer in his neighborhood is a vampire, so he turns to an actor in a television horror show for help dealing with the undead.
This week Chris and Chris talk about the drama fantasy film The Lighthouse starring Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe. Two lighthouse keepers try to maintain their sanity whilst living on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.
This week Chris and Chris talk about David Cronenberg’s Videodrome (1983) staring James Woods and Debbie Harry. A programmer at a TV station that specializes in adult entertainment searches for the producers of a dangerous and bizarre broadcast.
Tom Seymour gives us updates and virtual screening dates of the VHS Massacre Too documentary and Debbie Rochon wins the Countess Dracula Award at the Dracula Film in Transylvania Romania! Music by Kevin MacLeod!
This week Chris and Chris talk about the sci-fi “classic” Flash Gordon (1980). A football player and his friends travel to the planet Mongo and find themselves fighting the tyranny of Ming the Merciless to save Earth.
This week Chris and Chris talk about the Disney’s The Black Hole (1979). A research vessel finds a missing ship, commanded by a mysterious scientist, on the edge of a black hole.
This week Chris and Chris talk about the brilliant time travel film Time Crimes (2007). A man accidentally gets into a time machine and travels back in time nearly an hour. Finding himself will be the first of a series of disasters of unforeseeable consequences.
I’ve been working on the cut of the VHS Massacre documentary (A doc about cult films and the decline of physical media). It’s getting to a point where I can see where the rough edges are. It will take some months before I can cut out the fat, get the b-role in place and add in a few last movie clips. So some of VHS tapes that we’ve scavenged NYC to find needed to be transferred and digitized. I had to transfer from VHS, to this old Mini DV camera and then capture via firewire, with a 400 to 800 firewire adapter on an old iMac so I can edit on a new iMac. There are many years of technology represented in this transfer to get this horrible VHS footage but it was worth it? I mean, it was worth it! It was kind of fun actually. I think the doc will come out well. I get a bit of a sinking feeling when I think of doing the deliverables once we distribute the film (Master Copies, Dialogue lists, paper work, M & E mix and so on). I’ve done this on several films throughout the years and it is a horrible process but is is required to put the film out there. First things first, I have to finish the film.
Not much recent news on my last film Rudyard Kipling’s Mark of the Beast but I did stumble across an article on which Phil Hall star of Mark of the Beast speaks briefly on what is was like to be on the set of Best. Read Here.