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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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.
May 25, 2020
For this episode, Mike and Rich are joined by Tom Jolliffe and Will Bentley as they check out two recent acquisitions by Netflix, the Spanish horror/sci fi move THE PLATFORM and CODE 8, starring Robbie and Steven Amell. Code 8 is a feature length adaptation of a short which also starred Robbie Amell, which you can see HERE. Out Short Shot this week is INTERFACE, from director Ben Ramsay (Blood and Bone). Normally at this point we would link to the short itself, but as it's a pay-per-view, we've linked to the trailer and suggest you listen to what we have to say about it before renting it.
Finally we take a look at DEADLY INSTINCTS, aka Breeders, where an alien is on the loose in tunnels beneath a Boston university (available on Amazon Prime).
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April 13, 2020
In this episode, Mike and Rich review 3 main features. First up is the low budget, atmospheric THE VILLAGE IN THE WOODS, in which a pair of confidence tricksters get in over their head....next up is BLOODLINE, starring Sean William Scott as a school counselor indulging in extra-curricular activities - you can find this one on Netfilx. Then there is GREENLIGHT a dark thriller set in and around a film production.
The Short Shot this week is the WW2-set THE CODE and our DTV Throwback is THE SWEEPER, starring C. Thomas Howell and comes from the infamous PM Entertainment studio. Their films invariably went to DTV and were packed full of car chases, explosions and amazing stunt set-pieces, and The Sweeper is a great example of their work and you can find it on Amazon Prime!
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January 13, 2020
We're sure a lot of you will have already seen Michael Bay's 6 UNDERGROUND by now, as its just sitting there on NETFLIX waiting to be watched. Take a listen and find out what we thought of it!
Our Short Shot this week is PIZZA TiME, co-starring Eric Jacobus (Rope-a-Dope, Blindsided). and out DTV Throwback it a very entertaining werewolf movie, PROJECT METAL BEAST.
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February 13, 2019
This week Mike and Rich discuss a certain controversy surrounding Amazon Prime! before getting on with the main reviews, which this week are 5TH PASSENGER, starring actors from various incarnations of Star Trek, DEAD TRIGGER, based on a video game and starring Dolph Lundgren, ALL THE DEVIL'S MEN starring Mile (Son of Mel) Gibson and from the director of The Veteran, and we round off with one of NETFLIX's latest offerings, the Mads Mikkelsen starring POLAR. Our DTV throwback this week is INANIMATE, aka HARBINGER DOWN starring Lance Henriksen, and our Short short is the zombie movie, DEADZONE. Not only all that but we have a lot of trailers to look at in our Coming Soon section and we round off with the WASHING UP!
COMING SOON: TRAILERS
ESCAPE FROM DEATH BLOCK 13
WE DIE YOUNG
January 27, 2019
It looks like Stallone is following Bruce Willis into the dark realms of DTV, and this week we cover two films in which he's given prominent billing when in fact he's taking a back seat for much of the running time. So this week, Mike and Rich take a belated look at ESCAPE PLAN 2 (available on Netflix), which also manages to rope in the likes of Dave Bautista and Titus Welliver, as well as BACKTRACE, in which a amnesiac Matthew Modine tries to remember where he hid the takings of a heist gone wrong. Not only that but we have the latest chapter in the Death Race franchise, DEATH RACE: BEYOND ANARCHY - starring a guy with a forgettable name and directed by Don Michael Paul, who has a good pedigree of delivering exciting DTV action. As a lead in to our review, Mike delivers a BEGINNERS GUIDE to the franchise to-date. We also review the Australian Alien Invasion movie OCCUPATION! Our DTV THROWBACK this week is the werewolf movie LATE PHASES, which can be found on Amazon Prime, and we also take a look at the short film, BLUEPRINT.
Have a listen, enjoy, sorry about the abrupt ending!
THE IMMORTAL WARS: RESURGENCE
THE MAN WHO KILLED HITLER AND THEN THE BIGFOOT
THE MAIN REVIEWS:
DEATHRACE 4: BEYOND ANARCHY
ESCAPE PLAN 2
THE DTV THROWBACK
LATE PHASES (aka NIGHT OF THE WOLF)
January 14, 2019
Happy Belated New Year, everyone!
After the Christmas DTV drought, Mike and Rich get stuck right in with a whole bunch of recently released films - the return of the iconic Leprechaun in LEPRECHAUN RETURNS, the awesome British marial arts/horror/thriller NIGHTSHOOTERS and the fantastic post apocalyptic action movie, THE DOMESTICS (available on Netflix). Not only but also - the ultimate homage to 80's action movies, COMMANDO NINJA (available on Youtube - see the link below!). We also introduce a couple of new features, THE DTV THROWBACK in which we review Mike Mendez's THE CONVENT, and THE SHORT SHOT, where we look at EARTHY ENCOUNTERS. Check it out!
THE DTV CHART
COMING SOON - TRAILERS
THE SHORT SHOT
EARTHY ENCOUNTERS (AMAZON PRIME)
THE WASHING UP - OTHER RECENT RELEASES:
November 25, 2018
Looks like we're back on track and normal service is resuming! This week, Mike and Rich tackle two very different films: BUYBUST, a filipino take on The Raid starring Anne Curtis, and a Canadian horror movie which garnered a lot of praise at this year's Frightfest, THE WITCH AT THE WINDOW. Not only that, but Mike gives his take on the low budget thriller BETRAYED, ROBIN HOOD: THE REBELLION and the James Franco directed FUTURE WORLD. And as if that weren't enough there are also our usual features, the DTV CHART, COMING SOON and WASHING UP sections. We hope you enjoy the episode and be sure to check out the FOOTNOTES below!
COMING SOON: TRAILERS
THE MAIN FEATURE REVIEWS:
ROBIN HOOD: THE REBELLION
THE WITCH AT THE WINDOW
THE WASHING UP: OTHER RECENT RELEASES
July 3, 2018
In the midst of the World Cup, we've got an eclectic mix of films, from the sublime to the ridiculous! This week, Mike and Dave take a look at Pool Party Massacre, a homage to the classic slashers of yesteryear. This is followed up with the real deal - XTRO, an 80's cult classic which has been given a rather stellar blu ray special edition. Next up is FLIGHT FROM HELL, the previous instalment to Lost in the Pacific which we reviewed a while back! And finally, there's MOHAWK, the second feature by TED GEOGHEGEN (apologies Ted for mispronouncing your name at the beginning of the episode!). All this, plus the usual DTV CHART, COMING SOON and WASHING UP sections!
The DTV CHART
MUMBAI SIEGE - 4 DAYS OF TERROR (originally ONE LESS GOD)
THE LAST WARRIOR
THE MAIN REVIEWS:
POOL PARTY MASSACRE
FLIGHT FROM HELL
THE WASHING UP