We are super excited today because boy, do we have a bonus episode for you…
As most of you know, Samurai Cop is a much beloved and revered flick here at Second Class Cinema. We covered it in one of our earliest episodes over a year ago, and just recently we viewed and discussed the much-anticipated sequel, Samurai Cop II: Deadly Vengeance.
Deadly Vengeance was total shlock-madness that left us with a ton of questions. So I guess we were pretty lucky that Samurai Cop himself, Mathew Karedas, offered to chat with us and answer our many questions about this crazy piece of cinema.
Matt took us on a complete tour of making this movie- discussing everything from how he came to be Samurai Cop in Amir Shirvan’s original picture, to rising from the dead, to what it was like working with Tommy Wiseau. His hilarious anecdotes on the funding/filming/release (and beyond) has given us so much insight into the blood, sweat and pure insanity that made this movie possible.
It was truly a pleasure doing this interview and we can’t thank Matt enough for chatting with us at length about his awesome role in B-movie history.
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.
This week on SCC we are celebrating the birthday of our very own Erik. What a joy.
And what better way to celebrate a birthday, than to watch a movie in which Gene Simmons stars as a hermaphroditic, lounge-singing super villain! It was Erik’s pick this week, and he picked the 1986 action flick, Never Too Young To Die, starring John Stamos, Gene Simmons, and Vanity (RIP, as of today, oddly enough).
This flick follows Lance Stargrove as he transitions from meek college gymnast, to full-blown action hero in just over 90 minutes. Lance’s father is killed while on a super secret mission to stop the ruthless Ragnar from poisoning the cities water supply, leaving Lance no choice but to complete the mission. With the help of fellow agent, Danja – and the occasional wacky gagdet from his college friend, Cliff- Lance sets off to stop Ragnar once and for all.
This movie is a veritable trove of so many things you never knew you needed. John Stamos cocking a shotgun? Check. Gene Simmons gyrating in a bustier? Check. Defective rocket-launchers, Gene and John on the verge of making out, sexually repressed fruit-eating? Check, check, check! Listen up!
This week on SCC we dip our toes into the seedy, straight-to-video world that is York Entertainment.
It was Tom’s pick, and so the blame lies solely with him that this week we watched the 2001 crime-drama (?) INhuMANity. Another movie we unearthed at the flea market… so you can probably guess how well it went.
This movie follows two obnoxious detectives (played by Todd Bridges and Faison Love), as they harrass assault victims, perform B&Es and try to solve a string of rapes and murders… Kind of…
Switching between multiple plotlines with insane ineptitude, figuring this flick out was difficult- to say the least. Listen up as we discuss the jarring camera work, non-existent character development, and the horrible omen of lightning striking a babies crib. Enjoy!
It was Brit’s turn to pick the flick this week, so of course we ended up watching a horror-comedy… Only this time, it was a film from 2015, and not the late 80’s. Baby steps. Taryn joined us once again this week to view and discuss the 2015 meta/slasher/comedy, The Final Girls.
3 years after her mother’s untimely death, Max Cartright agrees to attend a screening of her mom’s most famous movie- the 80’s slasher flick, Camp Bloodbath. After a series of unlikely events, Max and a group of friends find themselves IN the movie. They have to learn the rules of the film, save Max’s mom, and live til morning if they want to escape Camp Bloodbath. But who will be the Final Girl?
Tom put it best when he described this film as “an a-movie disguised as a b-movie”. In this episode we discuss paying homage to horror classics, the mother-daughter relationship at the heart of the film, and the insanely enjoyable casting choices.