Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Junk Food Dinner From the Vault #2: Roy Frumkes


Waaaaaaaaaaay back in October, Spectacle Theater played host to writer, producer, director, professor, and diet root beer enthusiast - Roy Frumkes. Mr. Frumkes presented a selection of short films as well as the feature STREET TRASH. Afterward there was a Q&A and Junk Food Dinner proudly presents that to you now. If you haven't seen STREET TRASH (for shame!) some of this might come out of left field, but there's plenty of great stories and lots of laughs crammed into these 30ish minutes. Aside from minimal edits, this is the full audio from that night. Just a little morsel to tide you over between episodes. Be sure to look for our discussion on STREET TRASH in the next month!


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Thursday, February 23, 2012

JFD97: Star Crash, The Woman, The Video Dead


Looking for something to stick in your ear? How about a brand spankin' new episode of Junk Food Dinner?!

This week we kick things off with the best sexy Italian Star Wars knock off ever committed to celluloid! Of course, we're talking about Starcrash from 1978. This space epic directed by Luigi Cozzi stars British beauty Caroline Munro, former child preacher Marjoe Gortner, Joe Spinell and a young David Hasselhoff. All this plus Southern robots, skimpy outfits and lots of bad haircuts.

Then, things get darker as we delve into director Lucky McKee's latest effort The Woman from 2011. Based on the novel by Jack Ketchum, this film tells the tale of a well-to-do lawyer who captures a feral woman while out hunting and brings her back to his ranch where he keeps her captive and attempts to civilize her, all with begrudging help of his family (including his wife played by McKee favorite Angela Bettis).

And finally, we see what happens when a mysterious TV unleashes a slew of zombies on an unsuspecting brother and sister as they attempt to get settled in their new house, in the 1987 VHS favorite The Video Dead.

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Friday, February 17, 2012

The Last Serbian Virgin

Remember a few weeks ago When we watched "The Last American Virgin?" Well, go listen if not.

Well, the film was a real wacky '80s sex comedy. But I was pretty convinced the main character was a total creep. I thought the film was more like "Big Fan" or "Taxi Driver" than like "Meatballs" or "Porkys." Kevin, however, thought all the rapey scenes were just light-hearted awkward growing pains. I was convinced that Kevin would change his tune if the soundtrack to the movie was creepy, rather than new wavey and fun and up beat.

And so I made this. It's my Serbian cut of the film. Here are some important scenes from the film, but with the theme song from "A Serbian Film" instead of The Cars & DEVO. The film becomes as dark as its main character.

Enjoy. (Or, more accurately, don't.)

JFD96: Twigger's Holiday, Electra, The Great Alligator River

Just like a white winged dove, Junk Food Dinner is back! Not the best opening line, but, hey it's been a rough week. Let's get it going!

Up first we examine Rob Schrab's surreal, childlike, musical, funny, and only slightly annoying TWIGGER'S HOLIDAY featuring Satan, Dan Harmon, hot moms, puppets, songs (co-written by Liam Lynch) and a whole slew of effects. Rob crafted this colorful coming of age series for the amazing Channel 101 back in 2004.

Second, it's more hot moms and weird "science" as we try and make sense of surely one of the strangest films we've covered in a while - ELECTRA. Shannon Tweed is Lorna, stepmother to a very special boy named Billy. Well, not so much a boy as a dopey, shirtless, early 20 year old who has a very special, very powerful serum pumping through his blood. After Lorna is kidnapped by the evil Roach, it's up to Billy and his girlfriend to set her free and keep Roach from getting the superhuman formula.

Lastly, we travel deep into the heart of the jungle. A billionaire has decided to set up a luxury hotel in the pristine wetlands and in the process awakens a huge alligator which takes the opportunity to feast on natives and tourists alike. Angered at the destruction these interlopers have caused to their peaceful village, the natives launch an attack of their own leading to a bloody finale. Mel Ferrer and Barbara Bach head up the cast with a soundtrack by the (always) great Stelvio Cipriani - Sergio Martino's THE GREAT ALLIGATOR RIVER rounds out this episode.

All this plus witty banter between friends, rock 'n roll music, glitchy Skype noise, Nerd News, DVD & Blu-ray releases, and so much more!

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Thursday, February 9, 2012

JFD95: Magic of the Universe, Warlock: The Armageddon, Chrome and Hot Leather


This week, Junk Food Junkies; Kevin, Mark, & Parker learn about the power of magic, mirth, and motorcycles! Give yourselves over as Episode #95 takes hold and refuses to let you go (in a loving way, though)!

Up first, Jamir the magician discovers his powers are all too real when he accidentally sends his daughter to another dimension inhabited by an evil, big-headed witch bent on revenge! A slew of crazy monsters - including Globo, played by...himself? -and impressive practical effects make this 1987 Portuguese fantasy film worth a look (or at least some of us think so) - MAGIC OF THE UNIVERSE! (read that with an echo, please.)

Then, Parkers not-even-sort-of-secret love affair with Julian Sands continues as we talk about WARLOCK: THE ARMAGEDDON from 1993. Not quite a sequel, more of a spin off. This time a family of Druids have cause for concern when terrifying prophecies regarding the return of a certain blonde-haired Warlock begin to come true. Can the two warriors - Kenny & Sam - stop him before he collects the magic runes needed to bring our dark lord Satan to Earth?

Finally, we hop on our sponsored Kawasaki bikes and ride, ride, ride as we discuss CHROME & HOT LEATHER from 1971. After returning home, a Green Beret is shocked to learn that his attractive finacee' and her friend have been killed by a biker gang. Now it's up to him and his crew to beat them (to death) at their own game! Though not our first (and certainly not last) biker film, this one presents a whole host of questions, like: How can a movie co-starring Marvin Gaye have such awful music?

Due to technical difficulties there's no NERD NEWS or DVD RELEASES this week. Also, no hilarious soundboard drops. We know, we know. We're sad too. We still manage to squeeze in some JUNK MAIL, WITTY BANTER BETWEEN FRIENDS, VARIOUS LEVELS OF QUALITY MUSIC, and MORE!


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Thursday, February 2, 2012

JFD94: The Last American Virgin, Intruder, Warlock


Junk Food Dinner is rushing in your house to break your furniture and take the long-lost anicent tomes within!

Up first, a group of teenage friends struggle with love, sex and heartbreak in the 1982 comedy "The Last American Virgin."

Then, the employees of a closing supermarket are terrorized by a mysterious killer while working overnight in the 1989 horror film "Intruder," co-starring Ted and Sam Raimi.

And finally, a male witch from the 17th century travels to the present while being chased by a witch hunter in the fantasy thriller "Warlock," from 1989. The movie starts Julian Sands and was directed by Steve Miner.



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