We’re back with Erik’s pick this week, and we’re watching Vinegar Syndrome’s passion project, New York Ninja. This film was shot in 1984, and wasn’t completed until 2021. In the episode we dive into the interesting history behind this film, and the modern creation and resurrection of this lost gem.
There’s a gang of thugs roaming the New York streets, quietly abducting women and selling them into international sex slavery. The ringleader of this operation is a maniacal murderer- ‘the Plutonium Killer’- and he has some VERY unusual abilities thanks to past radiation exposure via secret government experiments. If this sounds like a lot… it’s because it is.
While witnessing one of the women being abducted on the streets, Nita Liu tries to interfere and is ultimately killed by the ruthless gang. After learning of the murder of his wife and unborn child, John becomes a vigilante in pursuit of justice and revenge.
After being thrust into the public eye by a local news crew, the masses dub John the “New York Ninja” and champion his vigilantism. His transformation into a folk hero is juxtaposed with severe disapproval by local law enforcement, who seem more intent on stopping John than making the gang of thugs pay for their crimes.
Will justice prevail? Will John take down this international crime cabal? Will we ever make sense of why the Plutonium Killer can inexplicably turn into other people? Join us on this episode to find out!
Tom picked the flick this week, and he thought the premise of a women’s baseball team lost in the woods with deranged killers sounded like a real home run (I’m sorry)… Our friend Aaron stopped by the studio to help us dissect this bloody baseball debacle.
When a group of drunken rednecks lose a baseball game to a traveling team of buxom babes, they are incensed, but get over it rather quickly. That is all short-lived however, when one of their own, Mino, tries to stiff the baseball coach out of $1000 he owes him over a bet on the game. Things escalate quickly, resulting in the accidental death of Mino’s son, Roy. Mino resorts to full-on Vietnam flashback mode, calling for the girls deaths, and offering $1000 per head. The race is on, can Babe and the Ball Girls escape this hillbilly nightmare unscathed, or are they all doomed to die in the woods?
In this episode we discuss our satisfaction with the death scenes, ponder the inexplicable decision made by Mino to pay $9,000 for 9 dead women instead of the paltry $1K he originally owed, and we cover just a ton of straight up grab-ass.
Unfortunately, this was not quite the splatter-fest we were hoping to grace you all with for October. But how did it measure up in every other regard?
Hello again, Citizens!
We’re back at it this week with a recommendation from our friend and fellow podcaster, Dave Bullis (@Dave_Bullis), and Dave recommended that we indulge in 1988’s Uninvited.. So that’s exactly what we did!
Uninvited follows a group of brain-dead college kids that offer to crew the yacht of a corrupt business man, in exchange for tagging along on a trip to the Cayman Islands. Little do they know that his business on the island is not exactly on the up-and-up… Nor do they know that the cute cat they brought aboard with them is an escaped genetic experiment, waiting to wreak havoc on them all!
If that sounds like a weirdly convoluted plot, then congratulations, you’re right up to speed! Listen up as we discuss demon cat-rats, disappointing makeup effects, and whether or not beastiality is consentual. Enjoy!
For this week’s episode we were joined by our friend and first time guest, Christopher Brown. Christopher also picked the flick this week, and he graced us with the 1986 BMX movie, Rad.
Rad follows high school student, Christopher “Cru” Jones, in his quest to qualify for a major BMX race- Helltrack- which just happens to be taking place in the small town in which he lives. The only problem is that the race takes place the same day as the SATs, and Cru’s mom has strictly forbidden him from competing. However, this proves to be the least of his problems when he learns that Duke Best (owner of Mongoose), is throwing any and every rule at him to keep him from racing. Can the town band together and help Cru overcome this barrage of new obstacles, so he can triumph at Helltrack at last?
The title of this film pretty much describes exactly how we felt about it. This movie gave us a plethora of topics to discuss including (but not limited to) trick-riding as foreplay, ass-sliding, and the beta prep-course for T-1000 training.
Watch this weird scene from this movie because that’s what I wanted to post from YouTube here!
God Bless Tiny Tim! Seriously, because if it weren’t for him this movie would have been more unbearable than it already was. That movie was the 1987 horror movie “Blood Harvest”. This was Tom’s pick because it missed getting watched “too many times”. Yikes. Mr. Tim is a creepy clown in a small town where people are being hung upside down and… killed! Sounds promising right? Find out how we all rate this movie on this week’s discussion!
It’s still Kid’s Movie Months here and Tom chose the 1992 movie Sidekicks starring Johnathan Brandis and Chuck Norris!!! YAAAAAY!!! Special guest Eric comes on to help us with this childhood gem. Only by listening will you know how great Joe Piscopo really was in this movie.
And sponsoring the Kid’s Movie Month is none other than Fat Foot Films http://www.fatfootfilms.com! They’re pretty awesome people over there so you should check out their new feature length comedy How I Dumped My Ex-Boyfriends Body! Also coming soon to their site, the short 48hfp that Tom directed!
In this episode Tom picked the 1978 blaxploitation revenge film Death Force. AKA Vengeance is Mine. Alternate title: Fighting Mad. Ratings were all over the place and almost entirely ruined by one specific moment of the movie. If you’ve seen this film you might know what it is. All of that and more as we discuss successes, failures and risks of this samurai vengeance story!
Brittany chose the movie this week and she picked 1996’s Freeway for her Cult Month selection. This is probably the closest we’ve come so far to watching something with actual substance. First time guest Jimmy is on to help us recap this mid-90’s gem.