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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

9/24/17 Episode 68: Cockfighter (1974)


Listen to Let's Watch A Full-Length Movie on YouTube podcast and watch Cockfighter (1974), embedded above, at the same time. Start with the podcast. Click here to launch the podcast in separate browser.

Content Note: Film contains graphic animal cruelty and many, many rounds of cockfighting.

Cockfighting competitor Warren Oates takes a vow of silence until he wins the gold medal and his finance's heart. Super-rare movie Cockfighter (1974) has real-life cockfighting, not Mondo Cane-style stock footage, but actual scenes with the actors involved. In 1974, the sport was still legal, with its own engraved gold medal. Warren Oates sheds his girlfriend, family, RV, and house to become the cockfighter. His character's a nihilist. If you can put up with 90 minutes of cockfighting, it's worth it to hear what his finance has to say at the end. Or you can skip to the end, this is YouTube.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

9/17/17 Episode 67: The Girl from Starship Venus (1975)



Listen to Let's Watch A Full-Length Movie on YouTube podcast and watch The Girl From Starship Venus (1975), aka Diary of a Space Virgin, aka The Sexplorer, embedded above, at the same time. Start with the podcast. Click here to launch the podcast in separate browser.

An extraterrestrial lands on Earth and experiences human emotions. If this sounds like the plot to the thoughtful arty science fiction classic The Man Who Fell to Earth (1974) I assure you that wasn't the intention of the producers of The Girl From Starship Venus (1975) aka Diary of a Space Virgin aka Sexplorer. I believe their intentions was to shoot softcore pornography in London's porn theater district and then exhibit it in London porn theaters. Star Monika Ringwald even enters a porn theater and touches the screen. It's one of the many sights of Piccadilly Circus in 1974 she visits topless. She also wanders through massage parlors, sex shops, strip shows, live sex shows, photo shoots, and finally into the arms of Allen the dressmaker.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

9/10/17 Episode 66: Hamburger: The Motion Picture (1986)



Listen to Let's Watch A Full-Length Movie on YouTube podcast and watch Hamburger: The Motion Picture (1986), embedded above, at the same time.  Start with the podcast. Click here to launch the podcast in separate browser.

Hamburger: The Motion Picture (1986) is the semi-sequel to  Hot Dog...The Movie (1984). The similarities between the two movies are they both have fast-food-based movie titles, and the writer of Hot Dog directed Hamburger. The differences are one's a movie and the other is a motion picture.

Clinging closely to the Police Academy formula, despite it makes no logical sense, H:TMP has a young Mulroney-type who can only gain his inheritance by graduating college. So he goes to a franchise management course, modeled after McDonald's own "Hamburger U." Unlike H.U., which co-host Carl points out are day courses that last a few weeks, the movie presents a full university with dorm rooms and, logic be damned, an operating room.

School has rules, too, like no sex! and no eating outside food!, which leads to Randi Brooks getting under the table cunnilingus at a Chinese restaurant. Dick Butkus is the sergeant-at-arms (like Captain Harris from Police Academy) maintaining order and spewing racist bon mots to a black motorcycle cop. Movie ends with a busload of overweight tourists eating everyone's food.

Alas, there was no Burrito 3-D to complete the trilogy.




Tuesday, September 5, 2017

9/3/17 Episode 65: National Lampoon's Men In White (1998)


Listen to Let's Watch A Full-Length Movie on YouTube podcast and watch National Lampoon's Men In White (1998), aka Men in White, embedded above, at the same time.  Start with the podcast. Click here to launch the podcast in separate browser

In the late Nineties, Fox Broadcasting and Saban International purchased the Christian Broadcasting Network's Family Network and (ahem) rechristened it the Fox Family Channel. It was meant to compete against Nickelodeon with line-ups of Saban properties like Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. They even made their own TV movies, like this one, which also has the National Lampoon brand attached to it, which is why we watched it. Co-host Carl and I love watching full-length National Lampoon movies on YouTube, but this has to be the first NatLamp movie we've seen aimed for kids.

Thomas F. Wilson ("Biff from Back to the Future") and Karim Prince ("Blue Power Ranger") star alongside check cashers George Kennedy, M. Emmet Walsh, and Brion James.