The DTV Digest
Episode 131 - Rogue, Ropes, Skyfire, Dead Air, Danger Zone

Episode 131 - Rogue, Ropes, Skyfire, Dead Air, Danger Zone

November 20, 2020

In this episode Mike, Rich and Steve take a look at ROGUE, in which Megan Fox attempts to reinvent herself as an action hero, taking on human traffickers and a CGI lion. Take a listen to find out if she's been successful!

From a deadly cat to a deadly dog - our next film is ROPES, a Spanish thriller which finds a young quadriplegic trapped in her home with her helper dog who's turned rabid!

From Spain its off to China for SKYFIRE, a disaster movie in which a volcano erupts on an island containing a five-star holiday resort. This is directed by Con Air's Simon West - tune in to find out how this all turns out!

Our Short Shot is DEAD AIR, in which a punk band find themselves on a plane full of deadly creatures. Normally we'd link to the short itself but this one is available on Amazon Prime if you are a subscriber.

Finally, our DTV Throwback is DANGER ZONE, a real find as it stars Billy Zane and Robert Downey Jr in an African-set adventure!

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Episode 130 - Vengeance, Transit 17, The Automaton, Replicant

Episode 130 - Vengeance, Transit 17, The Automaton, Replicant

November 8, 2020

In this episode, Mike and Rich take a look at the latest movie to be titled VENGEANCE (previously known as Acceptance) and the long-awaited TRANSIT 17, co-starring Silvio Simac and Zara Phythian.

Our Short Shot is THE AUTOMATON, a steampunk short set in the Old West. Click the link to watch the whole film (22min approx).

Finally in our DTV Throwback section I get the chance to catch up with REPLICANT, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme in two different roles and doing a damn fine job of it too. 

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Episode 129 - Halloween Special - Antrum, Bit, Child Eater, Haunting of Sophie, Never Hike In The Snow, Prom Night 2

Episode 129 - Halloween Special - Antrum, Bit, Child Eater, Haunting of Sophie, Never Hike In The Snow, Prom Night 2

October 28, 2020

Happy Halloween, Everybody!

In this episode Mike, Rich and Steve dive into four new spooky releases, starting with the notorious ANTRUM, then on to the fem-tastic  vampire movie, BIT! After this we discuss CHILD EATER and THE HAUNTING OF SOPHIE, aka The Music Box.

Our Short Shot this week is NEVER HIKE IN THE SNOW, a Friday 13th fan-film which is so good, you might also want to check out NEVER HIKE ALONE!

Finally we wrap up with the DTV Throwback, which is the awesome, jaw-dropping craziness of PROM NIGHT 2: HELLO MARY LOU!

 

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Episode 128 - The Driver, A Call to Spy, Mafia Inc, Companion Shop, True Crime

Episode 128 - The Driver, A Call to Spy, Mafia Inc, Companion Shop, True Crime

October 25, 2020

This week, Mike Rich and Steve take a look at the new Mark Dacascos movie THE DRIVER, set in a zombie apocalypse. Next is the true life story of three women working as British spies in Nazi occupied France during World War 2, A CALL TO SPY Then we hop over to Montreal for another true life saga involving the Mafia, in MAFIA INC.

 

Our Short Shot this week is COMPANION SHOP and the DTV Throwback is TRUE CRIME, available to stream on Amazon Prime...

 

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Episode 127 - Blood and Money, Witches of Amityville, Dino Feast, Night of the Running Man

Episode 127 - Blood and Money, Witches of Amityville, Dino Feast, Night of the Running Man

October 21, 2020

This week Mike, Rich and Steve take a look at BLOOD AND MONEY, the new survival thriller starring Tom Berenger. Then we indulge in some witchcraft with THE WITCHES OF AMITYVILLE - will the fact that this film was written by our friend and sometime co-host, Tom Jolliffe, mean that we go easy on it? Tune in to find out!

 

Our Short Shot is DINO FEAST, from the awesome Red Giant studio - click the link to check out the film and click HERE to see the making-of!

 

Finally, in our DTV Throwback, we take a look at Mark L. Lester's NIGHT OF THE RUNNING MAN, starring Andrew McCarthy and the excellent Scott Glenn!

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Episode 126 - Legacy of Lies, Alien Addiction, Vampires of New Orleans - Speed of Time, Philadelphia Experiment 2

Episode 126 - Legacy of Lies, Alien Addiction, Vampires of New Orleans - Speed of Time, Philadelphia Experiment 2

October 11, 2020

In this episode, Mike and Rich take a look at the latest Scott Adkins thriller, LEGACY OF LIES, which proves to be quite different from some of his other recent films.

After this its off to New Zealand for the stoner comedy ALIEN ADDICTION - there's something about Kiwi humour which really hits my funny bone: check out our review to find out if this follows the trend!

Finally, we have words with VAMPIRES OF NEW ORLEANS, (also known as Gothic Harvest) chiefly about the scarcity of vamps in the damn film!

Out Short Shot is the fast paced laughathon, THE SPEED OF TIME - click the link to watch this hilarious short and check out our review!

Finally, our DTV Throwback is THE PHILADELPHIA EXPERIMENT 2, which swaps out Michael Pare with Brad Johnson. Neither Rich nor I have seen the original film, will that make any difference?? (available on Amazon Prime).

 

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Episode 125: Ravage, Bay of Silence, Star Trek: First Frontier, No Mercy, Tail Sting

Episode 125: Ravage, Bay of Silence, Star Trek: First Frontier, No Mercy, Tail Sting

October 6, 2020

This week, Mike, Rich and Steve take a look at the intense rape-revenge thriller, RAVAGE, before diving into something completely different with BAY OF SILENCE, and rounding off with the fan-made STAR TREK: FIRST FRONTIER. You can find the full feature HERE.

Our Short Shot is very short - the 4 minute action scene, NO MERCY (click the link to watch). 

Finally, our DTV Throwback is TAIL STING, which predates Snakes On a Plane by about 4 years. (currently available on Amazon Prime).

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Episode 124 - Twin Murders, To The Wire, The Plagues of Breslau, Lost Souls: Mortal Kombat, Faults

Episode 124 - Twin Murders, To The Wire, The Plagues of Breslau, Lost Souls: Mortal Kombat, Faults

September 27, 2020

In this episode, Mike, Rich and Will take a look at three Euro thrillers available on streaming services. First up is THE TWIN MURDERS: SILENCE IN THE WHITE CITY (Netflix), set in Spain, in which a serial killer reappears after a long absence. From there we move to Hungary for TO THE WIRE (aka X) (Amazon Prime), in which a reclusive detective is forced back into the field when she discovers a series of deaths ruled as suicide were in fact murders. And finally we go to Poland for THE PLAGUES OF BRESLAU (Netflix), in which a killer is using a set of historical executions to take exact revenge.

Our Short Shot is LOST SOULS: MORTAL KOMBAT - a fan film using characters from the video games.

Finally, our DTV Throwback is FAULTS (Amazon Prime), in which a psychiatrist is hired to kidnap and deprogram a young woman involved in a cult.

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Episode 123: Hard Kill, The Tunnel, Tesla, Fanatico/Camp Calypso,The Prophecy

Episode 123: Hard Kill, The Tunnel, Tesla, Fanatico/Camp Calypso,The Prophecy

September 16, 2020

This week Mike, Rich and Steve have some choice words for the new Bruce Willis action movie, HARD KILL - tune in to find out who says what! We also look at the Norwegian disaster movie, THE TUNNEL, and the very strange TESLA, starring an awesome pairing of Ethan Hawke and Kyle MacLachlan.

Our short shot this week is FANATICO (click the link to watch the whole film), from Monstrous Femme. We also discuss their more recent short, CAMP CALYPSO but as that film is still doing the festival rounds we can only provide the trailer...

Finally, our DTV Throwback is THE PROPHECY, directed by the writer of the original Highlander movie, Greg Widen and contains some great performances (and a couple of bland ones too).

Click HERE to also see an interview I conducted with Monstrous Femmes Hannah May Cumming and Karlee Booth!

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Episode 122 - Money Plane, Paydirt, Widow’s Point, We Die Alone, Sabotage

Episode 122 - Money Plane, Paydirt, Widow’s Point, We Die Alone, Sabotage

September 12, 2020

This week Mike, Rich and Steve take a look at three new DTV features. First up is MONEY PLANE, which has a great cast - Adam Copeland (WWE's The EDGE), the always awesome Thomas Jane and Kelsey Grammer, showing everyone how to own a supporting role.

Next up is PAYDIRT, starring Luke Goss (not Matt!) and Val Kilmer in a film which felt like it belongs in a different decade - take a listen to get what I mean.

Finally we have WIDOW'S POINT, starring Craig Scheffer (Nightbreed). This one definitely split the team so take a listen to find out how!

Our Short Shot this week is WE DIE ALONE, directed by Marc Cartwright and starring Baker Chase Powell. Normally we'd put a direct link to the film itself but this is available on Amazon Prime. 

Finally, our DTV Throwback is SABOTAGE - nothing to do with The Beastie Boys but everything to do with Mark Dacascos and a great performance from a pre-Matrix Carrie Anne Moss.

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