Cult Film Club Podcast Episode #2: Talking Cult, Part 2

Paxton, Jaime and Shawn are back with the second part of Episode 2 of the Cult Film Club.  For this episode we side-stepped discussion of a particular film in lieu of talking more generally about cult movies and our personal experiences with the genre.  Whether it was benefiting from older sisters, taking in 99 cent Monday Movies with Dad, or browsing the various mom & pop video rental stores of our youth, we were all exposed to a plethora of films at a young age.  We talk about memories of “Skin-e-max”, that video section behind the beaded curtain, Jim Henson’s A Tale of Sand, and alternate cuts of films that only aired on certain TV stations or airplanes.  There’s also a lightening round installment of It’s Time For a ReCast, as well as a well deserved plug for the Ninja III: the Domination episode of the Nerd Lunch Podcast.

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Films mentioned in this episode include: Ninja III: The Domination, Star Wars Trilogy, The Big Lebowski, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Goonies, Drive, Eraserhead, Back to the Future, American Ninja, Labyrinth, The Dark Crystal, Robocop, The Exorcist, Bad Taste, UHF, Weekend At Bernie’s, Transformers: The Movie, Meet the Feebles, Dead Alive, The Frightners, Kill Bill, American Psycho, Young Guns, Young Guns II, Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, Donnie Darko, Tombstone, Revenge of the Ninja, Enter the Ninja, The Outlaw Josey Wales, The Shadow, Young Frankenstein, Harold & Maude, Rad, Buckaroo Banzai, Empire of the Sun, Batman, No Retreat-No Surrender, The Warriors, The Last Dragon, Xanadu, Nice Girls Don’t Explode, The Harry Potter Franchise, Manos the Hands of Fate, Plan 9 From Outer Space, Juno, Dogma, Lost Highway, Wild At Heart, Breathless, Flesh, Endless Summer, Faster Pussycat Kill! Kill!, Mulholland Dr., Dune, Repo Man, Death Rides A Horse, Leone Dollars Trilogy, Bladerunner, Megaforce, The Notebook, Lars and the Real Girl, Murder By Numbers, Never Back Down, Ip Man, Perfect Weapon, and Ballistic: Ecks Vs. Sever

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    Just listening to your latest podcast, nice work. I thought of some Tarantino trivia I learned from DVD commentary a few years ago. I am a fan of the movie Valley Girl and the actor Micheal Bowen who played Tommy mentioned that Tarantino was a huge fan of Valley girl and cast him in Jackie Brown and later Buck in Kill Bill 1 and 2 and would ask him to quote lines from Valley like “No other Val dude can touch me” that would be cool to have your movie idols do quotes for you.

    • Shawn Robare

      That would be pretty cool, though I could never imagine being a director and asking the actors to do that. Granted, Tarantino tends to form sort of friendships with his actors, so not as awkward as a fan requesting it at a convention or anything… ;) Also, this reminds me that I need to rewatch Valley Girl…

  • Jeff Sparkman

    Okay, now I don’t feel quite as bad about my peculiar affection for Xanadu. :)

    • Shawn Robare

      It’s hard to resist the pull of that film!

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  • Marzo Kalif

    Xanadu is definitely a guilty pleasure I share as well.
    No mention of Drop Dead Fred?! That’s my absolute favorite “cult” film. It counts as a “cult” film right?

    • Shawn Robare

      Drop Dead Fred is indeed Cult, and awesome!