The Silver Emulsion Podcast: Ep. 150 – Iron Monkey

This week on the Silver Emulsion Podcast, Stephen and I talk about one of my all-time favorite Hong Kong films, 1993’s Iron Monkey! Start humming the Wong Fei-Hung song and enjoy! πŸ™‚

Watch the original version of Iron Monkey along with us on Region B Blu-ray! You can also watch the far inferior US version on Blu-ray, DVD, iTunes, or Amazon Instant Video!

Also: the show is on iTunes! So if you feel like subscribing there, or rating/reviewing the show, feel free to share your thoughts!

Music Notes

Intro:

  • Perry & the Harmonics – Do The Monkey With James

Outro:

  • Sir Victor Uwaifo –Β Joromi/Monkey Yanga
    • The Rough Guide To The Music Of Nigeria & Ghana (Amazon, Discogs)

If you’ve got feedback, throw it into the comments below or email it to me via the contact page! We’ll include it in a future show!

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The Silver Emulsion Podcast: Ep. 149 – Rambo III

This week on the Silver Emulsion Podcast, Stephen and I talk about the third Rambo film, 1988’s Rambo III! Set your explosives and enjoy! πŸ™‚

Watch Rambo III along with us on Blu-ray, DVD, iTunes, or Amazon Instant Video!

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Music Notes

Intro:

  • Buppa Saichol – Sheng Ra Bert (Bored Explosion)

Outro:

  • John Cafferty – Heart’s on Fire
    • Rocky IV (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (iTunes, Amazon)

If you’ve got feedback, throw it into the comments below or email it to me via the contact page! We’ll include it in a future show!

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The Silver Emulsion Podcast: Ep. 148 – Demons

This week on the Silver Emulsion Podcast, Stephen and I talk about the listener-requested Italian horror flick, Demons directed by Lamberto Bava! Grab your ticket from the man in half a silver mask and enjoy! πŸ™‚

Watch Demons along with us on Blu-ray, DVD, or Amazon Instant Video!

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Music Notes

Intro:

  • Claudio Simonetti – Demon

Outro:

  • Saxon – Everybody Up
    • Featured in the motion picture Demons
    • Innocence Is No Excuse (iTunes, Amazon)

If you’ve got feedback, throw it into the comments below or email it to me via the contact page! We’ll include it in a future show!

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The Silver Emulsion Podcast: Ep. 147 – Devilman

This week on the Silver Emulsion Podcast, Stephen and I talk about the 1987/1990 Go Nagai Devilman OVAs, directed by Umanosuke Iida! Fuse yourself with a demon and enjoy! πŸ™‚

Watch the Devilman OVAs along with us on Blu-ray or DVD!

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Music Notes

Intro:

  • MΓΆtley CrΓΌe – Bastard

Outro:

  • Grateful Dead – Friend of the Devil

If you’ve got feedback, throw it into the comments below or email it to me via the contact page! We’ll include it in a future show!

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Witchouse: Blood Coven (2000)

Witchouse: Blood Coven (2000)
AKA Witchouse 2

Starring Ariauna Albright, Elizabeth Hobgood, Nicholas Lanier, Kaycee Shank, Alexandru Dragoi, Adriana Butoi, Andrew Prine, Serban Celea, Claudiu Trandafir, Jeff Burr, Dave Parker

Directed by J.R. Bookwalter

Expectations: Not much, but hopefully fun like the first one.

On the general scale:

On the B-movie scale:


There’s a general assumption that sequels go down in quality from the original, and that is probably especially true in low-budget horror films. Witchouse: Blood Coven actually steps it up from the first film, with a much more fleshed-out script that delivers an actual story along with its low-budget thrills. The characters aren’t as unique and memorable as the first film, but they feel more realistic. Witchouse: Blood Coven has more in common with a traditional film that its cheapo predecessor, and so your enjoyment of it will depend on your particular leanings. For me, I appreciated the effort made, and I think it’s a better film than Witchouse, but I still think the first film wins in terms of overall entertainment.

The story of Witchouse: Blood Coven is not directly related to the first Witchouse, and that’s as it should be. I like the idea of similarly themed films grouped by an overarching title, and with the thin story running through Witchouse, it seems like a natural fit here. Anyway, Witchouse: Blood Coven takes place in Covington, Massachusetts, and it follows a university professor (Ariauna Albright) and her team of students as they investigate four unmarked graves unearthed during construction of a shopping mall. Something tells me this town has a few secrets…

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The Silver Emulsion Podcast: Ep. 146 – Child’s Play

This week on the Silver Emulsion Podcast, Stephen and I talk about the 1988 killer-doll classic: Child’s Play, directed by Tom Holland! Will you be our friend to the end and enjoy? πŸ™‚

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Music Notes

Intro:

  • Whitesnake – Children of the Night

Outro:

  • Chuck Berry –Β O Rangutang
    • Nadine /Β O Rangutang 45RPM Single (Discogs)
    • St. Louis To Liverpool Bonus Track (iTunes, Amazon)

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The Siamese Twins (1984)

The Siamese Twins [ι€£ι«”] (1984)

Starring Ida Chan Yuk-Lin, Michael Tong Chun-Chung, Tanny Tien Ni, Margaret Lee Din-Long, Robert Mak Tak-Law, Yueh Hua, Kwan Hoi-San, Leung Jun-Git, Fei Pak

Directed by Angela Mak Leng-Chi

Expectations: Moderate. Don’t really know whatto expect.


The Siamese Twins tells the story of a college student, Po-Erh (Ida Chan Yuk-Lin), who returns to Hong Kong from Canada, and finds her mother less than satisfied at her return. It is implied that Po-Erh has been in Canada for quite a while (like more than just for college), but this is never explicitly stated. She has clearly never been close with her mother, though, and she doesn’t know where simple things like the telephone are located in her childhood home. Her old room is still set up with a crib and a bed for a young child, so I would guess that she left home sometime early during her elementary school years.

Why do I focus so much on her age when she left her parents? Well… because the movie asks us to believe that Po-Erh was born conjoined with her twin Bei-Erh, but has absolutely no memory of it at all. No brain damage is mentioned or anything that might explain memory loss, other than that the twins were connected at the head. I suppose it’s plausible that someone might forget the first few years of their memory after such a surgery, and I’m usually fine with suspending my disbelief for stuff like this, but as it was presented here it just seemed too far a stretch.

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