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Geek Picks with Chris Gore

Podcrash

Podcrash

He’s back!

Chris Gore sat in on the last episode of DVD Geeks, ed and we couldn’t let him go. In this very special episode, viagra dosage Chris hangs around to share some of his Geek Picks with us.

We’ve got a seriously weird puppet movie with “Live Freaky, Die Freaky” and a seriously weird comedy about air drumming (yes, you read that right) with “Adventures of Power.”

Chris also introduced us to one of the strangest low-budget sci-fi films we’ve ever seen, “The American Astronaut.” It’s as if David Lynch did a space truckers movie… with music and dancing. We kid you not.

Viva

Viva

Finally, what may be the smartest, sexiest send up of exploitation movies we’ve ever seen, “Viva” hits all the right notes. If you put this on your DVD player and don’t warn your guests, they’ll think you simply hit the jackpot in finding the weirdest relic from 1972. It’s not, though. It’s a masterfully crafted homage to natural bodies and macrame in one of the most quotable movies in years.

All that plus Mary tries her first Space Food Stick! Join us for DVD Geeks, and join Chris Gore on Podcrash!

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DVD Geeks – June 21, 2013

Cloud Atlas

Cloud Atlas

We’re being CRASHED!

On this special episode of DVD Geeks, more about we welcome Chris Gore – he of “Film Threat” and “Attack of the Show” fame – to sit in and crash our regular DVD reviews.

You’ll hear the three of us talk about our love of cheesy sci-fi, medications argue over the merits of some new horror and praise of one of the year’s woefully overlooked large-scale epics.

“Lifeforce” from Tobe Hooper introduced us to a stark-naked space vampire who turned most of London into energy-sucking zombies. We’ll see if the new Blu-ray release from Shout! Factory of this 1985 cult film helps it stand up to modern scrutiny.

We’ll also argue over the 26 individual episodes that make up “The ABCs of Death.” It’s a collection of 26 directors doing their thing to make a horror anthology with each episode interpreted through a single letter. Some work, about it some don’t. We’ll tell you which is which. If you can’t wait, you can even have a look at Chris’ re-arranged ranking for the 26 short films here.

Chris Gore

Chris Gore

Finally, we really want to talk you in to seeing “Cloud Atlas.” It’s science fiction on a grand scale – occupying six distinct time periods – and it investigates the big issues: friendship, freedom, love, revolution. People stayed away from the box office, but we want you to get this on DVD or Blu as soon as you can.

All that plus our weekly Geek Picks, and don’t forget: we’ll be back with PART II of our collaboration with Chris Gore in a couple of days!

Chris Gore can be reached at his personal web site and at Podcrash.

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DVD Geeks – June 17, 2013

We love diversity in a DVD collection.

We sure hope you do too, erectile because this week we get to expose you to a seriously diverse collection from heady, case political sci-fi to modern, information pills R-rated slapstick comedy. Hold on…

“Identity Thief” may not have been marketed to appeal to those of us who like a little more thought in our comedy, but we have to admit that it surprised us. Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman team up in a cross-country road trip that owes a little to “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” but definitely has a darker streak.

Next, we take on two remarkable releases from Criterion Collection. “H.G. Wells’ Things To Come” is a socio-political piece of Utopian fiction designed to point mankind in the direction away from war and toward peaceful scientific exploration. It’s a visually stunning masterpiece from the black & white era of sci-fi film.

Finally, “Safety Last” may be the best known of silent-era comedian Harold Lloyd. In this restored Blu-ray from Criterion, we get to revisit Lloyd’s genius with stunts, special effects and photography that 90 years later can still make us gasp. There are special features galore, and we hope you’ll enjoy this treasure as much as we did.

Much more this week with Honorable Mentions and a special shout out to our upcoming guest, Chris Gore!

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