Welcome to a special Saturday edition of Second Class Cinema!
This whole “In Space Month” this is a little harder than initially anticipated. That being said this week we watched Hellraiser IV: Bloodline. Even with Adam Scott having a role in this movie and the prospect of Pinhead being shot with orange lasers couldn’t truly salvage the movie. Our friend and b-movie professional Fallon was kind enough to come on and watch this one with us and then we blamed her for it because we’re all good buddies here. This one prompted an interesting but unanimous rating.
The time has finally come for us to dive in to the cult classic The Room! This episode is the intro to a 5 part series we’ll have discussing Tommy’s masterpiece. There’s too much to talk about it in one episode so we had to spread this out through the whole month of April. Enjoy our introduction and stay tuned for next week!
This week on Second Class Cinema we watched a film recommended to us by the fine folks over at Bad Movie Sunday! We had the pleasure(?) of viewing 1982’s “superhero”/mercenary oddity, Megaforce.
When the peaceful country of Sardun finds itself at odds with their neighboring country of Gamibia, they have no way to defend themselves from an impending invasion- or even war. Enter Megaforce: a secret mercenary company comprised of soldiers from all over the world, headed by Commander Ace Hunter (a flamboyant, gold-spandex-clad Barry Bostwick). Sardun sends one of their military leaders, Major Zara, to request Megaforce’s assistance in crushing their opponent, Gamibia- which just happens to be led by Hunter’s old military pal, Duke Gurerra.
The stakes are… Surprisingly low… as Megaforce uses holographs, spandex, and flying motorcycles to bring Gamibia to heel.
We had some fun watching this one, although, it was difficult to figure out who the target audience for this film was. Listen up as we discuss awesome pyrotechnics, awesomely bad rear-projection scenes, and a grotesquely sappy thumb-kiss that no one should ever be subjected to. Ever.
Thanks to our pals at Bad Movie Sunday for recommending this flick.
So the only place we could find to embed this trailer was the New York Times? Sorry about the ad.
WARNING: This episode was conducted by 4 inebriated individuals who drank tequila playing their favorite game, Garbage Day Jeopardy. If you’d like to know the rules to Garbage Day Jeopardy, please message us so you can understand the state we are in.
On this week’s episode, we allowed Aaron to bring a movie on for us to watch! So he went on eBay and purchased Deathstalker IV: Match of the Titans on VHS for $24.99. And then he brought it over for us to watch. Head the warning and apologies if this is your first listen to us.
It was a great year here at Second Class Cinema. We’ve watched a lot of movies- some great, some not so much- had a ton of great guests on, and more importantly- we have had a blast doing it. Our podbean reached 10,000 plays this week, and it means a lot to us that anyone at all enjoys listening to us be morons. So, thanks for that!
For our first episode of the new year, we were joined by our friend Aaron in viewing the newest Drafthouse flick, Dangerous Men.
After being kidnapped by her fiance’s murderer- and her would-be rapist- Mina exacts revenge and goes on a killing spree to rid LA of all of it’s scummy and dangerous men. Unfortunately for her, a detective- who also happens to be her fiance’s brother- is hot on her heels as he attempts to solve the string of murders and destroy the biker gang responsible for his brothers death.
The synopsis above is much, much more succinct than the actual film itself.
In this episode we discuss the motivations of the characters, why everyone loves rape so much, and buttcrack weaponry. If by the end of this episode you still have no idea what this movie is about, then you will have understood perfectly.
Special Guest: Aaron
Don’t know where to hide your next murder weapon? Try your pooper.
This week on SCC, we had our BFF Tyler on, yet again, to help us dissect our newest Second Class flick. And it should come as no surprise, that as a group, we decided to watch the highly anticipated (for us, anyway), Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance!
This movie picks up right where Samurai Cop ends, but then launches us 25 years into the present day where there is a deadly turf war going on between two Samurai gangs, because obviously. Unable to solve a string of recent killings, Frank Washington sets out to find his old partner, Joe Marshall (the Samurai Cop), in hopes that Joe can help him solve the crimes. Throw in some bizarrely futuristic settings, inexplicable music selections, and Tommy Wiseau, and apparently you’ve got a movie.
If you are a fan of the original Samurai Cop, you’re going to want to give this episode a listen. Tyler joined us for his first viewing of Samurai Cop earlier that day, so we were all brushed up and ready to compare. We discuss the storyline of this film, why every actress they hired looks exactly the same, and why CGI blood and bruises were necessary.
We watched a submission film this week, and boy, was it weird. Erik’s sister Melissa recommended a bunch of awesomely terrible looking flicks to us, and while we wish we could say that the cream always rises to the top… We just aren’t goddamn liars.
We ended up picking the 1982 sci-fi/fantasy film, She. When Tom and Dick’s sister Shandra is kidnapped by the evil, football-pad-wearing Norks, they set off on an adventure to save her. On the way, they become entangled with She, the leader of a local tribe of Amazon-eque female warriors. She begrudgingly decides to help them rescue their sister. Along the way they encounter everything you could possibly imagine- from radioactive mutants and toga-wearing werepires, to a telepathic god named Godan. Will they make it past their many obstacles and rescue Shandra before it’s too late? Typically we have a lot of complaints about films that beat their viewers to death with their heavy-handed exposition… But in this case, it would have been more than welcomed. This is a lengthy saga, with very little explanation of, well, anything. We had to just take it at face value. Would we recommend it? Listen up and find out!
We are keeping up with Horror Movie Month by watching a DOOOOOUBLE FEEEEEATURE! We watched May and The Loved Ones, a couple of SCAAAAARY LAAAAAADIES! We had b-movie professional and our friend Fallon come on to help us dive deep in to the insanity of a woman.