The DTV Digest
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 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 119 - Sputnik, Race Fast, Hunter’s Moon, Message Man, Gambit, The Assault

Episode 119 - Sputnik, Race Fast, Hunter’s Moon, Message Man, Gambit, The Assault

August 16, 2020

In this episode, Mike, Rich and Steve kick off with the Russian, period sci-fi thriller SPUTNIK, which definitely evokes the old Quatermass films! Then it's off to Poland for some Fast n Furious style street racing, with RACE FAST - check out our review to find out if it's worth a look!

In HUNTER'S MOON, Thomas Jane must sort out a home invasion before things get nasty and we find out that MESSAGE MAN has a very particular set of skills.

 

Our Short Shot this week is GAMBIT - PLAY FOR KEEPS, a fan made non-profit film featuring a certain Marvel character and a certain well-known actor. Click the link to watch the whole short film!

We must give a shout-out to @mattybudrewicz for giving us the heads up about our DTV Throwback, THE ASSAULT, which is an action packed siege movie from Jim Wynorski, the director of a previous Throwback, Storm Trooper. Unfortunately I couldn't find a trailer for this one, but the film itself is available on Amazon Prime.

Episode 117 - Mortal, Shifter, 2099: The Soldier Protocol, Hero, Soul Searcher

Episode 117 - Mortal, Shifter, 2099: The Soldier Protocol, Hero, Soul Searcher

August 5, 2020

*Audio is fixed!

 

This week Mike, Rich and Steve look at three new releases. First up is the Norwegian action thriller steeped in Norse mythology, MORTAL, directed by Troll Hunter's André Øvredal. Following this we have the indie time travel/body horror movie, SHIFTER, and our third feature is 2099: THE SOLDIER PROTOCOL which surprisingly co-stars David Arquette!

Our Short Shot this week is HERO, and we finish up with another DTV Throwback obscurity, SOUL SEARCHER!

As usual, if you click the links they will take you to the trailer, or in the case of the Short Shot the film itself. Soul Searcher's director, Neil Oseman, has placed a legit copy of Soul Searcher online and clicking the link above will take you to it. 2099 The Solder Protocol is available on Amazon Prime.

 

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Episode 116 - Arkansas, Open 24hrs, Do No Harm, Stormtrooper

Episode 116 - Arkansas, Open 24hrs, Do No Harm, Stormtrooper

July 30, 2020

*Apologies for the audio quality this episode - this is the LAST time we are using skype to record, things shall be improving we promise!!

 

This week, Mike and Rich tackle the new black comedy/crime drama ARKANSAS which stars Liam Hemsworth and Vince Vaughn, among others. Then we switch genres to OPEN 24 HOURS, in which a woman is stalked by her serial killer ex boyfriend...or is she?....or....isn't she??

 

Our short shot is DO NO HARM and, seriously everyone needs to check it out. Click the link to watch!

 

Finally, Rich has managed to discover another obscure action movie for our DTV Throwback, which is STORMTROOPER - a film which really messed with my expectations. I couldn't find an actual trailer for this so enjoy this short clip dubbed into Russian (?). Anyway the film is available on Amazon Prime, check out our review to find out if its worth your time!

 

Episode 115: Alien Outbreak, American Fighter, Trace, Silent Trigger

Episode 115: Alien Outbreak, American Fighter, Trace, Silent Trigger

July 21, 2020

Editor's note - like the previous episode this week the audio quality is a bit inconsistent, but it should improve very soon! 

 

This week, Mike and Rich are rejoined by Steve Lockeridge and Will Bentley to discuss two main features: first up is the independent sci-fi thriller, ALIEN OUTBREAK which contains some stunning alien creations. This is followed by AMERICAN FIGHTER, which may defy your assumptions based on that title! 

 

Our Short Shot is TRACE, a martial arts clip set in a distopian future where Artificial Intelligence is being put to some interesting uses.

 

Finally our DTV Throwback this week is SILENT TRIGGER, starring Dolph Lundgren. As a big fan of the series Leverage, I was pleasantly surprised to see who his costar was! This is available on Amazon Prime so check it out if you like what we say about it.

Episode 113 - I Am Vengeance: Retaliation, The Cure, US SEALS 2

Episode 113 - I Am Vengeance: Retaliation, The Cure, US SEALS 2

July 8, 2020

in this Action packed, testosterone fuelled episode, Mike, Rich and Steve interview ROSS BOYASK about his latest film, I AM VENGEANCE: RETALIATION, starring Stu Bennet and Vinnie Jones, before launching into our review.

And in keeping with that film, our Short Shot is the seriously action packed THE CURE, which apparently was made for a poultry $16,000 - when you see the size and scope of the action in that film you'll realise why that is such a big deal and why we consider it one of the best shorts we've seen this year!

And finally we wind up with the wonderfully quirky action movie US SEALS 2, directed by none other than Isaac Florentine.

 

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Episode 108 - Payback - Extraction - A Sock and a Hard Place - Jungleground

Episode 108 - Payback - Extraction - A Sock and a Hard Place - Jungleground

June 2, 2020

In this episode, Mike Rich and Tom welcome back the iconic duo of French (Scott Adkins) and Sue (Louis Mandylor) in the sequel to The Debt Collector, PAYBACK. A small point to note - we refer to the film as "Debt Collectors", as that was the title when we recorded this episode. 

Next up is the action packed EXTRACTION, courtesy of Netflix, starring Chris Hemsworth. You may be surprised by some of the opinions given in our review!

Our Short Shot is HELD OP SOK, aka A Sock and a Hard Place, directed by Thijs Meuwese whose feature KILL MODE we reviewed in Episode 96. 

Rounding off this week in our DTV Throwback is JUNGLEGROUND, starring Roddy Piper and available on Amazon Prime. 

 

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