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 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 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 120 - The Shed, Darker Colours, Retroactive

Episode 120 - The Shed, Darker Colours, Retroactive

August 25, 2020

In this episode, Mike and Rich look at THE SHED, in which a troubled teen discovers a vampire living in the titular building!

 

Our Short Shot is DARKER COLORS, and we highly recommend you click the link and check it out!

Finally we discuss a firm favourite, RETROACTIVE in our DTV Throwback - if you've never seen it , you really should!!

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.

 

Check it out and let us know what you think!

 

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 107 - The Platform, Code 8, Interface, Deadly Instincts

Episode 107 - The Platform, Code 8, Interface, Deadly Instincts

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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Episode 106 - Proximity, Nightfire, Shadow Fury

Episode 106 - Proximity, Nightfire, Shadow Fury

May 17, 2020

This episode sees Mike and Rich tackle a new alien abduction movie, PROXIMITY, in which a NASA scientist tries to figure out why he was abducted by aliens and trying to keep one step ahead of shady Men In Black types.

Our Short Shot this week is NIGHTFIRE, which you can find on Amazon Prime, so the attached link will take you to the trailer. At 40 min, its also probably the longest short film we've covered here.

Finally, our DTV Throwback is another one of Rich's obscure discoveries, SHADOW FURY. As far as we can tell this is currently out of print in the UK so we're linking to a copy we found on YouTube instead. 

 

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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