Friday, August 21, 2015

JFD276: Crippled Masters, The Amazing Mr. No Legs, The Impossible Kid

Shock & Awegust, or Shock & Aweghoul? YOU decide this week, with Sean’s “Disabled Heroes” theme show. This trio of action-packed "cripplesploitation" flicks all rely on the physical maladies of their lead performers, but also display their surprising capabilities! It’s simultaneously heart-wrenching and gut-wrenching (take note, wrench fans).

First up! We tackle a classic in the subgenre, and the first in an extra exploitative trilogy. Jackie Conn and Frankie Shum star as a deadly kung fu duo out for revenge against the men who stole their limbs, and learn a whole lot of no-legs and/or no-arms crazy moves along the way. It’s a Suncoast Video classic! It’s Crippled Masters (Tian can di que / 天殘地缺), from 1979!

Up next! A real-life legless Korean war veteran teams up with the real-life cast and crew behind TV’s Flipper, and the resulting movie is 1979’s The Amazing Mr. No Legs. Even though he’s kind of a side character, No Legs makes a huge impression by being the only character onscreen without bell bottoms. When he kicks ass pool-side, you’ll ask yourself whether you really need legs anymore anyways (they’re always getting in the way). It’s about drug deals and cigars and a cop’s sister getting killed by television. You will never forget it!

Finally! The last movie selection of the evening is a both a tribute and an homage to Shock & Awegusts of years past. It’s an opportunity to reflect on our progress since previous action-packed latesummer podcasting events, and also to check in with old friends. Old friends like Weng Weng, the 83 centimeter, 1980’s Filipino kung fu star, who returns to Junk Food Dinner with 1982’s The Impossible Kid! This sequel to For Y'ur Height Only continues to adventures of Agent 00 as he encounters sexy ladies, swimming pedophiles, and the toughest clouds of random smoke in town. There’s nothing quite like it! (except For Y'ur Height Only)

All this plus witty banter between friends, Nerd News, DVDs, Parker Bowman’s Right to Sell Stock Options, A Pretty Face Hiding an Evil Mind, Western Archivists, A Surprising Return of a Surprising Segment Within the DVD Picks, Nostalgic Softspots, Overcoming Adversity, More Skype Noise Than You Can Handle, absolute confidentiality, continued lack of police involvement, sneezes, belches, gleeks and a whole lot more!



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