The DTV Digest
Episode 186: One Shot, A Violent Man, Caught in Time, Glasshouse, Margaret, Desert Heat

Episode 186: One Shot, A Violent Man, Caught in Time, Glasshouse, Margaret, Desert Heat

February 5, 2022

In this episode Mike, Rich and Steve are joined by irregular regular Sean Malloy of I MUST BREAK THIS PODCAST, who joins us to talk about two particular films that bookend the show...

we start with one of the most anticipated films of the past 6 months: Scott Adkins and Ryan Philipoe starring in ONE SHOT, a film made to look like its one continuous unedited sequence from start to finish. 

Next is A VIOLENT MAN, starring Craig Fairbrass as a murderer serving a life sentence who finds his simple existence turned upside down with the arrival of a new cell-mate.

Our next film was a huge surprise - CAUGHT IN TIME is  period police procedural from China starring Daniel Wu as the head of a gang of armed robbers who always seem a step ahead of the police.

GLASSHOUSE is a post apocalyptic movie with a Victorian aesthetic, about a group of young women trying to protect their home from marauders.

Out Short Shot is MARGARET and all you need know going in is that its directed by Larnell Stovall, who's worked with both Scott Adkins and Michael Jai White in the past. And if you like that, please also check out ATOPRHN.

Our DTV Throwback stars Jean-Claude Van Damme in DESERT HEAT, aka Inferno. The plot is very similar to that of The Stranger, which we covered back in episode 182! Its officially free to watch on Youtube so clicking the link will take you straight to the film!

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Episode 181 - End of Year Review 2021

Episode 181 - End of Year Review 2021

January 1, 2022

Before we embark on a new year of films which didn't make it to the cinema but instead found their way to dvd, blu ray and streaming media, lets take a moment and reflect on what a year 2021 was.

 

In this episode Mike, Rich and Steve (and a cameo from Will) talk about their top 10 short films from the year, followed by our worst 5 and top 10 features. All films discussed have been covered on previous episodes.

 

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Episode 180: Castle Falls, Achoura, Portal Runner, The Darkness of the Road, Wrath of Man, The Hunt: Savage Within, Fifty Fifty

Episode 180: Castle Falls, Achoura, Portal Runner, The Darkness of the Road, Wrath of Man, The Hunt: Savage Within, Fifty Fifty

December 14, 2021

This episode features two of out semi-regular contributors, Will Bentley and Sean Malloy who we will definitely be hearing more of in 2022!

First up then is CASTLE FALLS, directed by Dolph Lundgren who also co-stars alongside Scott Adkins.

Next is our first Moroccan film, ACHOURA, a horror film which blends a narrative between adults and their past as children in a way which gives Stephen King a run for his money!

We follow this with PORTAL RUNNERa low budget sci fi which slightly divided opinion between Steve and myself!

THE DARKNESS OF THE ROAD features Najarra Townsend (The Stylist) and actually managed to make me appreciate its moment of in-media res! 

Finally we review WRATH OF MAN in which Guy Ritchie directs Jason Statham in a clever and gritty thriller. This film has gone straight to Amazon Prime in the UK so was fair game for us to review!

Our Short Shot is THE HUNT: SAVAGE WITHIN  in which a Spec Ops team hunt an alien in the jungle, and manages to avoid comparisons to Predator!

Finally Finally, our DTV Throwback is FIFTY-FIFTY, a classic action comedy starring Peter Weller and Robert Hayes (Airplane) and peculiarly directed by character actor Charles Martin Smith (The Untouchables). This is currently available on Amazon Prime - check out the trailer, the voice-over makes it sound like Home Alone!

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Episode164 - Rogue Hostage, Out of Death, Project Ithaca, Plurality, Settlers, Out of Mecca, Legendary

Episode164 - Rogue Hostage, Out of Death, Project Ithaca, Plurality, Settlers, Out of Mecca, Legendary

August 10, 2021

So we've had to take a break due to COVID but are now back and ready to rock!

In this episode Mike, Rich and Steve check out five new releases, starting with ROGUE HOSTAGE starring Tyrese Gibson and John Malkovich in the latest iteration of the "Die Hard.....in a..." genre.

Speaking of Die Hard, our next film OUT OF DEATH co-stars John McClane himself, Bruce Willis alongside Jaime King - who unwittingly witnesses a cop shooting someone in the back.

In PROJECT ITHACA, a group of people are having their minds and memories messed with by aliens on board their spaceship!

Taiwanese film PLURALITY sees police using a futuristic mind transfer device to get to the bottom of a kidnapping...

SETTLERS sees Sofie Boutella try to protect her daughter in the barren wastes of Mars...

Our Short Shot is OUT OF MECCA - which contains some of the best examples of POV gun battles outside of Call of Duty.

And finally in our DTV Throwback we have LEGENDARY, in which Scott Adkins and Dolph Lundgren clash while trying to capture a mythical beast!

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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!

 

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Episode 136 - Seized, Kuckledust, Bad Hit, Sci-Fighters

Episode 136 - Seized, Kuckledust, Bad Hit, Sci-Fighters

December 27, 2020

This week Mike, Rich and Steve check out the latest collaboration between Scott Adkins and Isaac Florentine, SEIZED, also starring Mario Van Peebles! 

We follow this up with KNUCKLEDUST, a film which admittedly defied expectations - take a listen to learn more!

Our Short Shot is the excellent BAD HIT, from South Africa - click the link to watch the whole film and let us know whether you agree with us or not!

Finally, in our DTV Throwback we check out Roddy Piper and Billy Drago in SCI-FIGHTERS - be warned if watching on Prime, the picture quality is Very Dark at times!

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