#70: The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires

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We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming this evening to bring you a scream filled night of ghouls, ghosts, vampires, and kung fu. *Record Scratch* You heard me! On tonight’s Blade Licking Thieves spooktacular we’re watching the 1974 Hammer Films and Shaw Brothers co-production, The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires, in which Hammer Films regular, Peter Cushing (a.k.a. Grand Moff Tarkin), reprising his role as the legendary vampire hunter Van Helsing, teams up with Hong Kong martial art superstar David Chiang (and a host of other Shaw Brothers talent of the 70s) to wage battle against Count Dracula and the Seven Golden Vampires of China in this one of a kind East meets West genre mashup.

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Team B #7: Dog Soldiers

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Team B are back at it once again: enduring the pain, so we don’t have to. This episode they’re taking a bite out of director Neil Marshall’s Dog Soldiers (2002). It’s an action / horror film about a group of soldiers on a rescue mission that’s about to go horribly wrong — when werewolves attack!

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#69: Cat Soup / One Piece: Baron Omatsuri and the Secret Island

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Our series of donation funded listener requests continues with a Blade Licking Thieves‘ Double Feature! First, we have a review of Tatsuo Sato and Masaaki Yuasa’s short, surreal and slightly twisted 2001 OVA, Cat Soup, based on the manga by the late Nekojiro. And, lastly, we review One Piece: Baron Omatsuri and the Secret Island, the sixth film in the long running shonen action series by Eiichiro Oda, notable for being directed by Mamoru Hosoda (a year before he would go on to achieve monumental success with his next feature, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time).

Cat Soup Review (5:46) | Twitter Questions (36:08)

OP: Baron Omatsuri Review (41:23) | Twitter Questions (1:58:36)

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Team B #6: Escape from New York

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Ultra cool grouch and Hideo Kojima love interest Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell) has twenty four hours to rescue the President of the United States from the world’s largest maximum security prison, New York City.  Tune in to find out whether Snake is a bad enough dude to save the president as BLT Team B check out John Carpenter’s cult classic Escape from New York (1981).

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#68: Pacific Rim

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We’re kicking off our series of listener requests with Guillermo Del Toro’s love letter to the Kaiju and Mecha genres: Pacific Rim – so, tune in, enter the drift with us, and let’s cancel the apocalypse!

Review (17:14)

Twitter Questions (1:42:05 )

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Team B #5: Color Out of Space

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BLT Team B review Color Out of Space, writer-director Richard Stanley’s new film adaptation of the classic H.P. Lovecraft horror short story, featuring the latest and greatest advancements in CAGE RAGE™ technology.

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#67: Terminator 2: Judgement Day

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TERMINATOR 2: JUDGEMENT DAY.    That’s it.  That’s the blurb.

Review (43:13)

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#66: The Prodigal Son (1981)

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Special guest Nate Ming joins the Blade Licking Thieves to talk about one of his all time favorite martial arts films, The Prodigal Son (1981), an action comedy romp featuring the mega talents of Yuen Biao, Sammo Hung, Lam Ching-ying, and Frankie Chan.

Review (36:08)

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