Team B #14: The Beastmaster (1982)

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Armed with the strength of the black tiger, the courage of the eagle, and the cunning of the ferret, the Team B crew sit down to watch Don Coscarelli’s sword and sorcery adventure, The Beastmaster (1982)

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#83: Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior

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We review the 2003 Thai martial arts film Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior featuring action star Tony Jaa in his break-out role. 

Timestamps:

  • [00:00] Intro, Goblin Slayer Tabletop RPG, Ultraman Trigger
  • [27:40]  Review of Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior
  • [1:44:12] Twitter Questions

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#82: A Chinese Ghost Story (1987)

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Just in time for Halloween, the Thieves are back with a review of Tsui Hark and Ching Sui-tung’s spooky romantic comedy, A Chinese Ghost Story (1987), a genre defying tale of star crossed lovers, filled with slapstick comedy, exciting martial arts sorcery, and enough ghouls, ghosts, and zombies to fill your night with frights!

Timestamps:

  • [00:00] Intro, Vinland Saga, Way of the House Husband
  • [36:51]  A Chinese Ghost Story Review
  • [1:58:24] Twitter Questions

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#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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