#81: The Mighty Peking Man

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On today’s episode of the Blade Licking Thieves, we talk about our hopes for the recently announced continuation of the Berserk manga (sans its creator) and the potential pitfalls facing the creative team; discuss the long awaited and finally realized North American Macross licensing deal; briefly touch on the recent anime series I’m Quitting Heroing; and, finally, we review Shaw Brother Studio’s 1977 King Kong rip-off and certified so bad it’s good cult classic: The Mighty Peking Man.

Timestamps:

  • [00:00] Intro, Berserk, Macross, I’m Quitting Heroing
  • [39:25] The Mighty Peking Man Review
  • [1:46:50] Twitter Questions

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#80: Everything Everywhere All at Once

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We review the Daniels’ latest film, Everything Everywhere All at Once, a wild, weird, and wonderfully irreverent journey through the multiverse that’s equal parts exhilarating action film, laugh-out-loud absurdist comedy, poignant family drama, and meaningful commentary on the fractal like nature of the Asian American experience.     

Timestamps:

  • [00:00] Intro, Gunpla, Digimon,and Eat-Man
  • [42:41] Everything Everywhere All at Once Review
  • [2:02:54] Twitter Questions

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#79: Kikujiro

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In Takeshi Kitano’s summer road movie, Kikujiro, a young boy searching for his estranged mother sets out from Tokyo into rural Japan with an unruly former Yakuza as his guide, begetting a series of misadventures, felonious incidents, comedic interludes, surreal vignettes,  and tender moments, as bonds of affection form between the unlikely pair.   

Timestamps:

  • [00:00] Introductions and Nonsense
  • [09:09] Mini-Review of Tatsuki Fujimoto’s manga Goodbye, Eri
  • [44:40] Kikujiro Review

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Team B #13: Phantom of the Paradise (1974)

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BLT Team B review Brian De Palma’s rock opera musical Phantom of the Paradise (1974): a strange and twisted horror / comedy cult-classic about a disfigured song writer who haunts the concert hall of the producer that betrayed him and stole his love, in a plot heavily inspired by both Phantom of the Opera and Faust.

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#78: Zu Warriors from the Magic Mountain (1983)

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Yuen Biao, Sammo Hung, and Corey Yuen star in this hyper-kinetic supernatural comedy, Zu Warriors From the Magic Mountain, a special effects laden wuxia film from Hong Kong director Tsui Hark about an ordinary Chinese solider who, after stumbling into a world of fantastical supernatural battles between the forces of good and evil, must embark on a quest to save the universe.    

Timestamps:

  • [00:00] Films we’ve been watching, Chainsaw Man, Shenmue the Animation, Anno’s Shin Ultraman Trailer
  • [49:05] Zu Warriors from the Magic Mountain Review
  • [2:15:38] Twitter Questions

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#77: Parasite (2019)

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We review Korean director Bong Joon-ho’s class-conscious thriller Parasite, a black comedy about the Kims, a scrappy lower class family living on the edge of subsistence in Seoul, who through luck and by hook or crook manage to gain employment as help in the household of their incredibly wealthy city neighbors, the Parks, only to realize much too late that their stroke of good fortune portends a much darker misfortune.  

Timestamps:

  • [00:00] Mobile Suit Gundam 0079, Konosuba
  • [29:00] Parasite Review
  • [2:15:30] Twitter Questions

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#76: Macross Plus Movie Edition

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We chat about the Ip Man franchise, discuss the influences and merits of the original Mobile Suit Gundam, and lastly review one of the premiere anime titles of the 1990s: Macross Plus Movie Edition, an explosive work, by Macross series creator Shoji Kawamori and the core creative talent later responsible for a little known title called Cowboy Bebop, that twenty seven years after its release has lost none of its original impact.

Timestamps:

  • [00:00] Ip Man 2-4, Mobile Suit Gundam 0079
  • [43:42] Macross Plus Movie Edition Review
  • [3:21:09] Twitter Questions

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Team B #12: From Beyond (1986)

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BLT Team B review Stuart Gordon’s 1986 body horror film, From Beyond.  Like Gordon’s prior film, Re-Animator, also starring Jeffrey Combs, From Beyond is based on an H.P. Lovecraft short story – this one involving inter dimensional creatures brought into our reality through a science experiment gone awry with, as you might imagine, predictably gruesome results for those involved.

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