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Episode 8 - Fighting Spirit Film Festival Round-up

Episode 8 - Fighting Spirit Film Festival Round-up

October 3, 2021

In this slightly belated episode, Mike and Rich give their thoughts on this year's Short Film Competition which is an integral part of the Fighting Spirit Film Festival, held this year in Stratford in September.

We also single out the following films as they are readily available for you to watch, and we recommend you do!

DEADLY SHAPES OF SHAOLIN A tribute to the Kung Fu classics of old, dedicated to the onscreen heroes of Shaw Brothers, Golden Harvest, and many others...

JIU JITSU SAVED MY LIFE TWICE Born in the favelas of Brazil, we follow the unbelievable life story of Neto Nunes - the journey of London's strongest Jiu Jitsu fighter and family man.

QUARANTINE WITH LOVE Joseph filled his fridge with his favorite candy to face quarantine, while Dagmar forgot to buy her own and is taking his chocolates one by one...A homage to Jackie Chan and the silent greats will take place when these two lovers face each other.

WELCOME TO THE STING A fresh faced fighter takes his first step into the deadly world of crime syndicates, endeavoring with an undercover detective to bring it all down, but he has to survive his audition first. 

Follow the Short Shots TWITTER page, where we will be linking to a short film every day! 

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Episode 137a - Vanguard, Deliver Us From Evil, Let It Snow, Blackout: Invasion Earth, Robot Riot, Burnt, Julia X

Episode 137a - Vanguard, Deliver Us From Evil, Let It Snow, Blackout: Invasion Earth, Robot Riot, Burnt, Julia X

January 15, 2021

Happy New Year, everyone!

 This is an edited version of our first show of the year, taking out the two hours (TWO HOURS!) of chat where we discuss our favourite films of 2020 in a series of round-table Top 5s. You can find that longer version HERE.

In this episode we review Jackie Chan's latest action adventure movie, VANGUARD. He may not be centre stage but he's still doing his own stunts and fight-work! Speaking of fight-work, we next look at DELIVER US FROM EVIL, a Korean action movie which introduces us to the iconic badguy, Ray The Butcher!

We then head over to Georgia to review LET IT SNOW, a survival horror movie in which a young couple are terrorised on a mountain slope. Then its a short hop to Russia for BLACKOUT: INVASION EARTH, a big-budget sci fi movie. Finally, we take a look at ROBOT RIOT.

Our Short Shot is BURNT, in which a couple moving into their new home finds a little gift left by the previous tenants - click the link to watch the whole 11min short. Finally, our DTV Throwback is the controversial JULIA X, which proved to be very interesting to talk about!

 

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Episode 137 - Review of 2020, Vanguard, Deliver Us From Evil, Let It Snow, Blackout: Invasion Earth, Robot Riot, Burnt, Julia X

Episode 137 - Review of 2020, Vanguard, Deliver Us From Evil, Let It Snow, Blackout: Invasion Earth, Robot Riot, Burnt, Julia X

January 15, 2021

Happy New Year, everybody! In our first episode of 2021, Mike Rich and Steve take a look back over the past twelve months and discuss - at length - the many films we've reviewed in a series of round-table Top 5s. If you want to know which were our favourite Action, Horrror, tough guy/gal movies, then take a listen!

In this episode we also review Jackie Chan's latest action adventure movie, VANGUARD. He may not be centre stage but he's still doing his own stunts and fight-work! Speaking of fight-work, we next look at DELIVER US FROM EVIL, a Korean action movie which introduces us to the iconic badguy, Ray The Butcher!

We then head over to Georgia to review LET IT SNOW, a survival horror movie in which a young couple are terrorised on a mountain slope. Then its a short hop to Russia for BLACKOUT: INVASION EARTH, a big-budget sci fi movie. Finally, we take a look at ROBOT RIOT.

Our Short Shot is BURNT, in which a couple moving into their new home finds a little gift left by the previous tenants - click the link to watch the whole 11min short. Finally, our DTV Throwback is the controversial JULIA X, which proved to be very interesting to talk about!

 

Don't forget to check out our FACEBOOK and TWITTER pages to keep up to date about new DTV releases and our DTV Chart!

Episode 134: Jiu Jitsu, Death Fighter, Guardian, Fight of Fury, Enter the Fire, A Kung Fu Vampire Story, Nemesis

Episode 134: Jiu Jitsu, Death Fighter, Guardian, Fight of Fury, Enter the Fire, A Kung Fu Vampire Story, Nemesis

December 11, 2020

This week's episode is dedicated to the Fighting Spirit Film Festival, which has had some serious challenges this year thanks to COVID. Unfortunately this will be the first time in 5 years that I will have missed the event but look forward to next year.

So, in this episode, Mike Rich and Tom take a look at JIU JITSU, a mash up of Predator and Mortal Kombat with a cast worthy of such a film. We follow that with DEATH FIGHTER, starring Matt Mullins, Don Wilson and Cynthia Rothrock.

Things get a little challenging after this, as we move on to GUARDIAN, an Indonesian film which follows a very familiar template and contains some very shoddy camera-work! We then move onto the passion/vanity project which is FIGHT OF FURY - this film has to be seen to be believed! Our final feature is ENTER THE FIRE, which we promise, gets better after the initial fight scene!!

To cleanse the palate, our Short Shot is A KUNG FU VAMPIRE STORY from the always excellent MartialClub - click the link to watch the whole 10 minute short!

We finish off the episode with our DTV Throwback, which is the Albert Pyun classic, NEMESIS, starring Olivier Gruner!

 

Don't forget to check our our TWITTER and FACEBOOK pages for the DTV Chart and upcoming releases!

Episode 103 - Colour Out of Space, The Iron Mask, Sea Fever, Kung Fu vz Zombies, The Forbidden Kingdom

Episode 103 - Colour Out of Space, The Iron Mask, Sea Fever, Kung Fu vz Zombies, The Forbidden Kingdom

April 24, 2020

With the extra help of Tom Jolliffe, Mike and Rich manage to tackle 3 main feature reviews this week! First up is the adaptation of H.P.Lovecraft's COLOUR OUT OF SPACE, starring Nicolas Cage and directed by Richard Stanley. This film garnered a lot of praise while on the festival circuit but how do we rate it? Take a listen!

We also take a look at THE IRON MASK - how could we not? It has Arnie and Jackie all over the cover! Of course they are there for an extended cameo only, but how does the rest of the film hold up?

Then there is SEA FEVER, a down-to-earth creature feature from Ireland, which features both Dougray Scott and Connie Nielsen.

Our Short Shot this week is basically an experiment in Green Screen on a low budget - with KUNG FU vs ZOMBIES, Eric Jacobous schools us on what can be achieved for a few hundred dollars! Watch the end credits to get a brief glimpse behind the scenes.

And finally our DTV Throwback is THE FORBIDDEN KINGDOM (aka VIY) (available on Amazon Prime) and is actually the precursor to THE IRON MASK. I wonder how the two compare?

 

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