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’re not officially there yet, but it’s so close we can taste it. And it tastes like a martini- shaken, not stirred.
Once again joined by our good pal, Tyler, we prepared to watch 1983’s bastard Bond film, Never Say Never Again. Tyler and Erik have seen ALL Bond films, while Tom and Brittany have seen NONE… It made for a interesting discussion.
We won’t bore you with plot points from this flick, as I’m sure you can guess that Bond is tasked with saving the civilized world from the clutches of a mad man. With, of course, plenty of booze and babes to distract him in the process. We dissect this film and get down to the nitty-gritty, as we discuss the sexiest Bond, the acidity level of James Bond’s urine, accidental animal death, and of course… what everyone wants to know, the number of sexual conquests Sean Connery has had in his life.
We are RAPIDLY approaching Christmas here on Second Class Cinema so Tom thought it was only appropriate to bring a little Christmas spirit with him on his selection this week. We watched the 1996 Hulk Hogan holiday ho-down Santa With Muscles. We had special guest Tyler on to help us discuss this one. This is the SECOND Hulk Hogan movie he’s been on for so we’re becoming experts on the subject. Do we shatter our rating system trying to figure this one out!?
Special guest: Tyler
What’s a movie without an ice cream truck full of goons?
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!
It was Brittany’s turn to pick this week, and we’re sure it will surprise everyone to know that she picked a horror-comedy. We watched the 2015 New Zealand gore-fest, Deathgasm.
After being forced to live with his overly religious aunt and uncle, Brodie tries to make the best of things by making a few new friends and starting a metal band. He even attracts the attention of his classmate, Medina, who is a total babe. Unfortunately for him, it’s not enough to make him feel at home. He gets beat up by his cousin for talking to Medina, his family treats him like the spawn of Satan, and his classmates think he’s a freak. So when he and his best friend Zakk discover an ancient text- a song to summon demons, known as the Black Hymn- it’s not a surprise that they think it’s metal as fuck and decide to play it. Bloody chaos ensues, and now it’s up to Dethgasm (and Medina) to stop the demons and prevent the demon Aeloth from taking over the world.
This movie was a gem in the same vein as Dead Alive and Evil Dead, and was a gory joy to watch. Listen up as we discuss dildo murder, barbed wire weed-whackers and the power of chainmail metal babes! BRUTAAAAL!