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The VHS Strikes Back

The VHS Strikes Back

By Whatever Entertainment
Nostalgic movie review show hosted by Whatever Entertainment team, Dave and Chris. The guys go back in time to review some wonderful and truly awful movies from the days before streaming and even DVD's and had to go to the video store to pick up the latest entertainment.

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Dirty Dancing (1987)
This weeks is Dave’s pick and he wanted to throw Chris under the bus but he couldn’t overlook a personal favourite from the 80’s. ’Nobody puts Baby in the corner’ Dirty Dancing (1987) If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: In 1963, Frances "Baby" Houseman, a sweet daddy's girl, goes with her family to a resort in upstate New York's Catskill Mountains. Baby has grown up in privileged surroundings and all expect her to go on to college, join the Peace Corps and save the world before marrying a doctor, just like her father. Unexpectedly, Baby becomes infatuated with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle, a man whose background is vastly different from her own. Baby lies to her father to get money to pay for an illegal abortion for Johnny's dance partner. She then fills in as Johnny's dance partner and it is as he is teaching her the dance routine that they fall in love. It all comes apart when Johnny's friend falls seriously ill after her abortion and Baby gets her father, who saves the girl's life. He then learns what Baby has been up to, who with and worse, that he funded the illegal abortion. He bans his daughter from any further association with "those people". In the first deliberately willful action of her life, Baby later sneaks out to see Johnny, ostensibly to apologize for her father's rudeness, and ends up consummating her relationship with Johnny. A jealous fellow vacationer sees Baby sneaking out of Johnny's bungalow the next morning, and in an act of retribution, tells management that he is responsible for a theft the evening before, knowing he would not furnish his real whereabouts. If you want Chris and Dave to review anything from the VHS era then contact us on: www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
50:04
November 25, 2020
BMX Bandits (1983)
This week Chris gets his pick and boy does he go after Dave. He loved this movie as a kid but is it still good enough? He picked BMX Bandits (1983) starring Nicole Kidman. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: A trio of teen BMX bikers become entangled with a group of bank robbers after discovering their cache of walkie-talkies. IMDB: 5.5/10 Rotten Tomatoes: 67% Metacritic: 53% If you want Chris and Dave to review anything from the VHS era then contact us on: www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
56:01
November 18, 2020
Ninja III: The Domination (1984)
This week Chris and Dave are joined by the guys from the Predator Minute podcast, Jon and Jeff!! And my word, they've picked a corker for this week!! Ninja III: The Domination came out in 1984 and is a Canon cult-classic!! Check out Jon and Jeff on the fantastic Predator Minute podcast here.  If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: The body of a sexy aerobics instructor is invaded by the evil spirit of a dying ninja. At first, changes in her behavior is limited to having strange interactions with an arcade game, doing sexy things with V8 juice, and being attracted to an unusually hairy police officer. But soon enough, she's systematically killing, ninja-style, the officers responsible for the ninja's death, and can only be stopped by another ninja! IMDb: 5.4 Rotten Tomatoes: 44% Metacritic: 25% If you want Chris and Dave to review anything from the VHS era then contact us on: www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
1:11:43
November 11, 2020
Under Siege (1992)
The guys have been on a Steven Siegal google journey recently so with that being said they had to go back and review his only movie to receive an Academy nomination and his one and only Fresh Rotten Tomatoes movie. Under Siege (1992). If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: The legendary U.S. battleship, the U.S.S. Missiouri is going to be decommissioned. But the worst has happened, terrorists have taken over the ship and are planning to sell the nuclear arsenal aboard. Now, only one man stands in the way A ex- Navy SEAL turned cook, Casey Ryback. IMDB: 6.5/10 Rotten Tomatoes: 79% Metacritic: 58% If you want Chris and Dave to review anything from the VHS era then contact us on: www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
1:03:42
November 4, 2020
Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
We ran a Halloween movie poll and unfortunately for Chris - Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) won. Would this cult classic banned around the world for so long stand up to the guys scrutiny. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: Driving through the backwoods of Texas, five youths pick up a traumatized hitchhiker, who shoots herself in their van. Shaken by the suicide, the group seeks help from the locals, but their situation becomes even more surreal when they knock on the door of a remote homestead. It's quickly apparent the residents are a family of inbred psychopaths, and the unlucky youths suddenly find themselves running for their lives. In hot pursuit is a disfigured, chainsaw-wielding cannibal known as Leatherface. IMDB: 6.2/10 Rotten Tomatoes: 89% Metacritic: 69% If you want Chris and Dave to review anything from the VHS era then contact us on: www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
1:04:04
October 28, 2020
Remo Williams: Unarmed and Dangerous (1985)
Remo Williams: Unarmed and Dangerous is the choice of friend of the show and Pateron support Glynn Davies! The creators were hoping to build a James Bond style franchise and brought on writers and directors to make that happen. Listen to find out what we thought! If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: An officially "dead" cop is trained to become an extraordinary unique assassin in service of the US President. IMDB: 6.5/10 Rotten Tomatoes: 39% Metacritic: 46/100 If you want Chris and Dave to review anything from the VHS era then contact us on: www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
1:12:30
October 21, 2020
Scream 3 (2000)
This weeks review was suggested by our good friend and Patron - Brent from the Cinema Chat Podcast http://www.cinemachatpodcast.com - Scream 3 (2000) Chris has fond memories of this one but does Dave. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: Sidney is hibernating in the woods, her whereabouts are unknown to everyone but Dewey. After a number of murders that seem to be related to the Woodsboro case take place on the set of Stab 3, Sid comes to Hollywood to be terrorized, find out more about her mother's death, and put together the final pieces of the Scream mystery. IMDB: 5.6/10 Rotten Tomatoes: 40% Metacritic: 56% If you want Chris and Dave to review anything from the VHS era then contact us on: www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
1:05:13
October 14, 2020
The Last Boy Scout (1991)
Chris gets his pick this week but it’s not a Martial Arts turkey. This one is in his exclusive top 20 movies that now has about 58 films lol! Will Dave throw it under the bus like Chris did with MallRats last week? If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: Joe Hallenbeck is a burned-out detective. Jimmy Dix is an ex-LA Stallions player. Hallenbeck was hired to protect a stripper named Cory. Dix is Cory's boyfriend. When Cory is executed during a drive-by shooting, both Hallenbeck and Dix try to get to the bottom of the case. IMDB: 7.0/10 Rotten Tomatoes: 47% Metacritic: 53% If you want Chris and Dave to review anything from the VHS era then contact us on: www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
1:05:13
October 7, 2020
Mallrats (1995)
This week we go back to 1995 with Kevin Smith's cult-classic, Mallrats. One Dave holds in high regard, Chris will be watching this for the first time.  Thanks to our Executive Producers, Glyn Davies, Tony Farina, Brent from Cinema Chat and John Hammond. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: Brodie Bruce, a Sega and comic book obsessed college student, and his best friend, TS Quint, are both dumped by their girlfriends on the same day, and to deal with their loss, they both go to the local mall. Along the way, they meet up with some friends, including Willam, a guy who stares at Magic Eye pictures, desperately trying to see the hidden image; Gwen, one of TS's ex-girlfriends; and Jay & Silent Bob, of Clerks fame. Eventually, they decide to try and win back their significant others and take care of their respective nemeses (TS's girlfriend's father, and a store clerk who hates the two for not having any shopping agenda). IMDB: 7.1/10 Rotten Tomatoes: 56% Metacritic: 41/100 If you want Chris and Dave to review anything from the VHS era then contact us on: www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
1:02:58
September 30, 2020
Tombstone (1993)
This week the choice was in the hands of our executive producer Tony Farina and he picked the 1993 Western - Tombstone starring Kurt Russell. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: After success cleaning up Dodge City, Wyatt Earp moves to Tombstone, Arizona, and wishes to get rich in obscurity. He meets his brothers there, as well as his old friend Doc Holliday. A band of outlaws that call themselves The Cowboys are causing problems in the region with various acts of random violence, and inevitably come into confrontation with Holliday and the Earps, which leads to a shoot-out at the O.K. Corral. IMDB: 7.8/10 Rotten Tomatoes: 74% Metacritic: 74% If you want Chris and Dave to review anything from the VHS era then contact us on: www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
50:35
September 23, 2020
Miami Connection (1987)
We throw this truely awful Martial Arts B-Movie in the mix, but it is also an amazing piece of cinema. You have to watch it!! If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: The year is 1987. Motorcycle ninjas tighten their grip on Florida's narcotics trade, viciously annihilating anyone who dares move in on their turf. Multi-national martial arts rock band Dragon Sound have had enough, and embark on a roundhouse wreck-wave of crime-crushing justice. When not chasing beach bunnies or performing their hit song "Against the Ninja," Mark (taekwondo master/inspirational speaker Y.K. Kim) and the boys are kicking and chopping at the drug world's smelliest underbelly. It'll take every ounce of their blood and courage, but Dragon Sound can't stop until they've completely destroyed the dealers, the drunk bikers, the kill-crazy ninjas, the middle-aged thugs, the "stupid cocaine"...and the entire MIAMI CONNECTION!!! IMDB: 5.8/10 Rotten Tomatoes: 68/100% Metacritic: 56/100% If you want Chris and Dave to review anything from the VHS era then contact us on: www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
1:02:35
September 16, 2020
American Pie (1999)
We ran a poll this week for our social media followers to pick a High School coming of age movie. The landslide winner by a mile was American Pie. A film Dave and Chris loved in 1999. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: Jim, Oz, Finch and Kevin are four friends who make a pact that before they graduate they will all lose their virginity. The hard job now is how to reach that goal by prom night. Whilst Oz begins singing to grab attention and Kevin tries to persuade his girlfriend, Finch tries any easy route of spreading rumors and Jim fails miserably. Whether it is being caught on top of a pie or on the Internet, Jim always ends up with his trusty sex advice from his father. Will they achieve their goal of getting laid by prom night? Or will they learn something much different? IMDB: 7.0/10 Rotten Tomatoes: 61% Metacritic: 58% If you want Chris and Dave to review anything from the VHS era then contact us on: www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com 
57:44
September 9, 2020
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
This week, Dave chooses Quentin Tarantino's debut movie, Reservoir Dogs from 1992. This movie was banned in the UK until 1995, but there are always ways and means! This made a huge splash during the Sundance festival, propelled a number of the actors into stardom and created a number of iconic pop-culture scenes. Thanks to our Executive Producers, Tony Farina, Brent from Cinema Chat, and John Hammond. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: Los Angeles street racer Dominic Toretto falls under the suspicion of the LAPD as a string of high-speed electronics truck robberies rocks the area. Brian O'Connor, an officer of the LAPD, joins the ranks of Toretto's highly skilled racing crew undercover to convict Toretto. However, O'Connor finds himself both enamored with this new world and in love with Toretto's sister, Mia. As a rival racing crew gains strength, O'Connor must decide where his loyalty really lies. IMDB: 8.2/10 Rotten Tomatoes: 92% Metacritic: 79 If you want Chris and Dave to review anything from the VHS era then contact us on: www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
58:18
September 2, 2020
**Bonus Episode** No Retreat No Surrender (1986) Watchalong
We have created a youtube channel ( https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClu9swG3VLLXpLYWmVDXbqg ) and did our first watch along to a classic Martial Arts movie - No Retreat No Surrender.  We had so much fun and decided to convert it to a podcast. Hope you enjoy it!! 
1:35:57
August 30, 2020
The Fast and Furious (2001)
This week's offering is Chris’ choice. He picks one of his “Top 20” Movies of all time - The Fast and Furious. The film that excelled Vin Diesel and the late Paul Walker. Thanks to our Executive Producers, Tony Farina, Brent from Cinema Chat and John Hammond. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: Los Angeles street racer Dominic Toretto falls under the suspicion of the LAPD as a string of high-speed electronics truck robberies rocks the area. Brian O'Connor, an officer of the LAPD, joins the ranks of Toretto's highly skilled racing crew undercover to convict Toretto. However, O'Connor finds himself both enamored with this new world and in love with Toretto's sister, Mia. As a rival racing crew gains strength, O'Connor must decide where his loyalty really lies. IMDB: 6.8/10 Rotten Tomatoes: 53/100% Metacritic: 58/100% If you want Chris and Dave to review anything from the VHS era then contact us on: www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
1:03:11
August 26, 2020
Last Dragon (1985)
For this weeks review we are joined by our Patreon supporter and Executive Producer Glyn Davies. Glyn has been a big supporter of the show and for his movie pick he went with the 1985 Karate film - The Last Dragon. Chris and Dave had never seen this before so would this legendary movie still stand up? Thanks to our Executive Producers, Tony Farina, Brent from Cinema Chat and John Hammond. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: In New York City, a young man searches for the "master" to obtain the final level of martial arts mastery known as the glow. Along the way, he must fight a martial arts expert corrupted with power, and rescue a beautiful singer from an obsessed music promoter. IMDB: 6.9/10 Rotten Tomatoes: 58/100% Metacritic: 53/100% If you want Chris and Dave to review anything from the VHS era then contact us on: www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
53:15
August 19, 2020
Samurai Cop (1991)
It's Patreon pick this week and we're looking at the 1991 cult-classic, Samurai Cop. Written and Directed by Amir Shervan, this straight to video, low budget Lethal Weapon rip-off had passed Chris and Dave by and it's cult status is largely due to how bad it is. But how would this review, given it never stood up in the first place?? Episode Producer: John Hammond (twitter.com/JohnHammond73) Episode Executive Producers: Tony (@TricycleBoombox), Brent (twitter.com/XNotMalcolm), Glyn (twitter.com/realGlynDavies) If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback IMDB: 4.6/10 Rotten Tomatoes: 47% (Audience score) Metacritic: No score If you want Chris and Dave to review anything from the VHS era then contact us on: www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
1:19:06
August 12, 2020
E.T Extra Terrestrial (1982)
This week we go back to 1982 and watch the biggest grossing movie of the 1980’s. Steven Spielbergs E.T.  The guys have never liked or watched this movie properly but due to not really getting the story but has age mellowed them? We also get some impressions. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott. Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother and his little sister, Gertie, and the children decide to keep its existence a secret. Soon, however, E.T. falls ill, resulting in government intervention and a dire situation for both Elliott and the alien.  IMDB: 7.8/10  Rotten Tomatoes: 98%  Metacritic: 91/100  If you want Chris and Dave to review anything from the VHS era then contact us on:  www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback  thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
1:12:39
August 5, 2020
Highlander (1986)
The VHS Strikes Back EPS55 This week we dedicate this episode to our good friend Max Byrne. His choice and one of his all time classics. Are the guys nice to this one? Even with the Spanish Scottish accents. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: In New York City, the owner of a sophisticated antique shop Russell Edwin Nash is challenged to a sword fight in the parking lot of the Madison Square Garden by a man called Iman Fasil that is beheaded by Russell. He hides his sword and is arrested by the police while leaving the stadium. Russell recalls his life in the sixteenth century in Scotland, when he is Connor MacLeod, and is fatally wounded in a battle against another Clan. However, he surprisingly survives and his Clan believes he has a pact with the devil and expels him from their lands. Then he meets Juan Sanchez Villa-Lobos Ramirez, who explains that he is immortal unless he is beheaded. Further, the immortals dispute a game killing each other and in the end only one survives receiving a prize with the power of the other immortals. Russell is released by the police, but the snoopy forensic agent Brenda J. Wyatt is attracted by the case since she found fragments of an ancient Katana and follows Russell. But the also immortal Kurgan is hunting down MacLeod, and Brenda is in the middle of their battle. IMDB: 7.1/10 Rotten Tomatoes: 69/100% Metacritic: 24/100% If you want Chris and Dave to review anything from the VHS era then contact us on: www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
1:10:20
July 29, 2020
Scream 2 (1997)
This week it's the Patreon choice and we're joined by Brent from the Cinema Chat Podcast to review the 1997 Scream 2!  Catch the Cinema Chat review of one of our favorites, Bloodsport: t.co/EJf4GLhZgu. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: Two years after the first series of murders, as Sydney acclimates to college life, someone donning the Ghostface costume begins a new string of killings. IMDB: 6.2/10 Rotten Tomatoes: 82% Metacritic: 63/100 If you want Chris and Dave to review anything from the VHS era then contact us on: www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
1:43:28
July 22, 2020
Missing In Action 2: The Beginning (1985)
The VHS Strikes Back EPS54 This weeks review has been chosen by our social media followers. We wanted do a Vietnam classic. However we didn’t think Missing In Action 2: The Beginning would be the outright pick. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: Prequel to the first Missing In Action, set in the early 1980s it shows the capture of Colonel Braddock during the Vietnam war in the 1970s, and his captivity with other American POWs in a brutal prison camp, and his plans to escape. IMDB: 5.4/10 Rotten Tomatoes: 47/100% Metacritic: 43/100% If you want Chris and Dave to review anything from the VHS era then contact us on: www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
1:11:24
July 18, 2020
Hawk the Slayer (1980)
The VHS Strikes Back Ep53 This week we're treated to a sword and sorcery adventure movie and cult classic, Hawk the Slayer. A low budget British made movie and favorite of Dave's, Chris is certain to be tortured!! You can find it currently on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXffdnOOE_Q&t=2644s If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: With the aid of his companions, a man seeks to defeat his evil brother who has taken a nun hostage IMDB: 5.5/10 Rotten Tomatoes: 56%/100% (audience score) Metacritic: N/A If you want Chris and Dave to review anything from the VHS era then contact us on: www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
1:05:02
July 8, 2020
Eat My Dust (1976)
The VHS Strikes Back EPS52  Chris gets Dave back with the 1976 car cause romp starring Ron Howard - Eat My Dust. This was a holy grail VHS rental from Chris’ childhood mainly for the car on the sleeve. But this is up there as one of the worse movies ever!!  If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: Darlene's into going fast, Hoover's into Darlene, but when they both get into a red-hot race car, the reckless fun accelerates into a trunk-full of hot pursuits.  IMDB: 5.6/10  Rotten Tomatoes: 0/100%  Metacritic: 0/100%  If you want Chris and Dave to review anything from the VHS era then contact us on:  www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
45:34
July 1, 2020
The Commitments (1991)
The VHS Strikes Back EPS51 Chris and Dave are joined by their good friend Tony Farina. Tony is the host of Indie Comics Spotlight on our Comics In Motion Feed. https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/indie-comics-spotlight-19-the-walking-dead/id1350425403?i=1000477640498 He chose the 1991 Irish coming of age movie The Commitments. One that Chris holds dear to his heart. Not only is Tony a great guy he’s our first Patreon supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: Jimmy Rabbitte, bored with bands in Ireland, assembles a soul band in the tradition of Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding, and Aretha Franklin made up of a group of young white musicians from working class Dublin. With the help of Joey "The Lips" Fagan, the veteran musician of the band who has played around the world with famous musicians, they whip the members into shape - coming together beautifully onstage, only to have the group fall apart in a clash of egos. IMDB: 7.6/10 Rotten Tomatoes: 89/100% Metacritic: 73/100% We now have a patreon if you want to support the show. Several tiers to help the show. Give it a look - thanks www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback If you want Chris and Dave to review anything from the VHS era then contact us on: www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
1:23:04
June 24, 2020
Rocky 4 (1985)
The VHS Strikes Back EPS51 We put a poll out to our listeners of Sports movies. The outright winner was Rocky 4 (1985). A great movie loved by both of the guys. Pure 80’s nostalgia and training montages. What more could you ask for? Plot Summary: Rocky Balboa accompanies his friend Apollo Creed to the ring in a boxing match against a Russian Boxer named Ivan Drago. Drago is too strong for Creed, and unfortunately kills him in his match. Balboa blames himself for Creed's death and is determined to defeat Drago in a boxing match. He gains the help of Creed's former manager, Duke and travels to U.S.S.R. to take on Drago. IMDB: 6.9 /10 Rotten Tomatoes: 40/100% Metacritic: 40/100% We now have a patreon if you want to support the show. Several tiers to help the show. Give it a look - thanks www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback If you want Chris and Dave to review anything from the VHS era then contact us on: www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
55:06
June 17, 2020
Scream (1996)
The VHS Strikes Back EPS50 Dave picks the 1996 Slasher classic Scream by Wes Craven. This is one of Chris’ favourites so hes not as scared with this review. Plot Summary: A year after her mother's death, Sydney Prescott (Neve Campbell), and her friends started experiencing some strange phone calls. They later learned the calls were coming from a crazed serial killer, in a white faced mask and a large black robe, looking for revenge. His phone calls usually consist of many questions, the main one being: Whats your favorite scary movie? Along with many scary movie trivia, ending with bloody pieces of innocent lives scattered around the small town of Woodsboro. IMDB: 7.2/10 Rotten Tomatoes: 79/100% Metacritic: 65/100% If you want Chris and Dave to review anything from the VHS era then contact us on: www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
47:12
June 10, 2020
Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
The VHS Strikes Back EPS49 This week’s review is Chris’ favourite movie of all time Smokey and the Bandit starring Burt Reynolds. Nothing that Dave throws at it can turn Chris but he has a good go! Plot Summary: Bandit and Cledus are two truck-driving southerners who accept a dare from big-shots Big and Little Enos to pick up a truckload of beer from Texas and return it to them within a specified amount of time. Picking it up is simple enough, but as they are leaving Texas, Bandit unwittingly picks up Carrie, a hitchhiking bride-to-be who just left her groom, Junior, at the altar. Junior, however, is the son of Sheriff Buford T. Justice. And when Buford and Junior discover what has happened, they go on a "high-speed pursuit" across the Southeast to catch the bandit. IMDB: 7.0/10 Rotten Tomatoes: 80/100% Metacritic: /100% If you want Chris and Dave to review anything from the VHS era then contact us on: www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback
49:43
June 3, 2020
The Running Man (1987)
The VHS Strikes Back EPS48 This weeks offering we threw a vote out on twitter with which Arnie Sci-Fi movie they would like the guys to review. Well with great pleasure to Chris, one of his top 3 Arnie movies won - The Running Man (19870 Plot Summary: In a dystopian America, a falsely convicted policeman gets his shot at freedom when he must forcibly participate in a TV game show where convicts, runners, must battle killers for their freedom. IMDB: 6.7/10 Rotten Tomatoes: 67/100% Metacritic: 71/100% If you want Chris and Dave to review anything from the VHS era then contact us on: www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
46:48
May 27, 2020
The Ring (2002)
The VHS Strikes Back EPS47 The guys are back reviewing the 2002 Horror Thriller - The Ring tarring Naomi Watts. Does it still have the same pull it did 18 years ago? The guys get a nice review of the show and Chris wants more horror! Plot Summary: Rachel Keller is a journalist investigating a videotape that may have killed four teenagers (including her niece). There is an urban legend about this tape: the viewer will die seven days after watching it. If the legend is correct, Rachel will have to run against time to save her son's and her own life. IMDB: 7.1/10 Rotten Tomatoes: 71/100% Metacritic: 71/100% If you want Chris and Dave to review anything from the VHS era then contact us on: www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
37:42
May 20, 2020
Bloodsport (1988)
The VHS Strikes Back EPS46 Chris Dave had to change this weeks review. Originally Chris picked Death Warrant but due to being to difficult to get online the guys changed to another Van Damme classic and his most famous role - Bloodsport (1987). This available on Netflix for anybody who wants to sample this classic martial arts movie. Plot Summary: Frank Dux has spent most his life being trained by Tanaka to participate in the Kumite, the ultimate martial arts tournament, where participants are seriously injured, even killed. Frank decides to go despite being told by his superiors in the army that he can't because they need him. Two army officers are sent to get him and the trail leads to Hong Kong but Frank eludes them. While Frank advances, he knows that he may have to face Chong Li, the defending champion, who has killed a few participants. IMDB: 6.8/10 Rotten Tomatoes: 40/100% Metacritic: 29/100% If you want Chris and Dave to review anything from the VHS era then contact us on: www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
55:10
May 13, 2020
Se7en (1995)
The VHS Strikes Back EPS45 After we asked our twitter followers to choose a physiological thriller they chose Se7en. A film Chris and Dave have only seen once. A cult classic from the mid 90’s Plot Summary: A film about two homicide detectives' (Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt) desperate hunt for a serial killer who justifies his crimes as absolution for the world's ignorance of the Seven Deadly Sins. The movie takes us from the tortured remains of one victim to the next as the sociopathic "John Doe" (Kevin Spacey) sermonizes to Detectives Somerset and Mills -- one sin at a time. The sin of Gluttony comes first and the murderer's terrible capacity is graphically demonstrated in the dark and subdued tones characteristic of film noir. The seasoned and cultured but jaded Somerset researches the Seven Deadly Sins in an effort to understand the killer's modus operandi while the bright but green and impulsive Detective Mills (Pitt) scoffs at his efforts to get inside the mind of a killer... IMDB: 8.6/10 Rotten Tomatoes: 81/100% Metacritic: 68/100% If you want Chris and Dave to review anything from the VHS era then contact us on: www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
44:31
May 5, 2020
You've Got Mail (1998)
The VHS Strikes Back EPS44 Dave picks a Chick Flick but quietly Chris loves them. Starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. But this turns into a more intense review due to one character in particular.  Plot Summary: The owner of a large bookstore chain starts putting the owner of a small local bookstore out of business. Meanwhile they have been corresponding over the internet without knowing who either of them are. They can't stand each other in person but over the internet they are very attracted. He finds out who she is but she doesn't know. He starts to like her more but she still hates him. He has to fix it. IMDB: 6.6/10 Rotten Tomatoes: 69/100% Metacritic: 57/100% If you want Chris and Dave to review anything from the VHS era then contact us on: www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
44:54
April 29, 2020
Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
The VHS Strikes Back Eps 43 Chris gets Dave to review one of his top 3 movies of all time Beverly Hills Cop (1984). Does the usual heel reviewer meet his match with this one? Plot Summary: Axel Foley is a Detroit cop who meets up with his old high school friend Michael Tandino. When Michael is killed at Axel’s apartment, Foley seeks revenge in Beverly Hills. IMDB: 6.8/10 Rotten Tomatoes: 82/100% Metacritic: 66/100% If you want Chris and Dave to review anything from the VHS era then contact us on: www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
48:49
April 22, 2020
Top Gun (1986)
The VHS Strikes Back EPS42 - Top Gun (1986) Chris and Dave go back on a movie that created the Tom Cruise phenomenon. Top Gun (1986). Chris has never seen the full movie before and Dave hadn’t seen it for a longtime. Plot Summary: Code-named "Maverick", Pete Mitchell, the impetuous daredevil Navy-pilot ace, is accepted into Miramar's elite Fighter School, also known as "Top Gun". There, as the impulsive pilot competes with the best of the best, not only will he meet Charlie, the flying school's curvaceous astrophysics instructor, but also the brilliant and highly competitive fellow student, "Iceman", with whom right from the start, he will engage in a reckless contest. As Maverick is haunted by his father's mysterious death, will he be able to suppress his wild nature to win the prestigious Top Gun Trophy? IMDB: 6.9/10 Rotten Tomatoes: 54/100% Metacritic: 50/100% If you want Chris and Dave to review anything from the VHS era then contact us on: www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
57:00
April 15, 2020
Cool As Ice (1991)
The VHS Strikes Back EPS41 It’s Chris’ turn to get Dave back and boy does he do just that. The guys go back to 1991 and the Vanilla Ice led movie Cool As Ice (1991). Plot Summary: The old teen rebel saga is updated for the rap crowd, unfortunately rapper Vanilla Ice is the teen. Ice shows up on a neon-yellow motorcycle which gets everyone's attention, including the female honor student who has never had a rebellious bone in her body. IMDB: 2.9/10 Rotten Tomatoes: 7/100% Metacritic: NO SCORE (It’s that bad!) If you want Chris and Dave to review anything from the VHS era then contact us on: www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
38:52
April 8, 2020
The Rocky Horror Show (1975)
The VHS Strikes Back EPS41  Dave stitches Chris up this week with the 1975 Rock/Stage movie starring Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon and Richard O’Brien - The Rocky Horror Show (1975). Both od th guys have never watched this before the review.  Plot Summary: On a wild and rain-swept late-November evening, somewhere at an empty stretch of road outside Ohio's merry Denton, blissfully-affianced, prudish, boringly-innocent young pair Brad Majors (Barry Bostwick) and Janet Weiss (Susan Sarandon) find themselves stranded on their way to visit an ex-tutor. Instead, the couple will inadvertently unearth the cross-dressing Dr. Frank-N-Furter's (Tim Curry's) spooky lair of inexhaustible oddities, just in time to partake in the out-of-this-world mad scientist's proud unveiling of his latest, delightfully extravagant, most daring creation: the ultimate male and the perfect sex symbol: the flaxen-haired Rocky Horror (Peter Hinwood). But, little by little, as the effervescent transgressive force gobbles up whole the unsuspecting visitors of the night, Brad and Janet slowly begin to embrace the potent fascinations of seduction, while an idolized Rocky roams free in the mansion. Who can interrupt man's union with the absolute pleasure? IMDB: 7.4/10 Rotten Tomatoes: 79/100% Metacritic: 55/100% If you want Chris and Dave to review anything from the VHS era then contact us on: www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
39:54
April 1, 2020
Gymkata (1985)
The VHS Strikes Back EPS39 This week due to being requested by some of our podcasting friends and our great listener Glyn we have gone with Gymkata (1985). A martial arts movie based around a real world gymnast Kurt Thomas. My god did we have some fun with this one. Plot Summary: Johnathan Cabot is a champion gymnast. In the tiny, yet savage, country of Parmistan, there is a perfect spot for a "star wars" site. For the US to get this site, they must compete in the brutal "Game". The government calls on Cabot, the son of a former operative, to win the game. Cabot must combine his gymnastics skills of the west with fighting secrets of the east and form GYMKATA! IMDB: 4.4/10 Rotten Tomatoes: 17/100% Metacritic: 51/100% We have a promo from our good friend over at the One Movie Punch podcast. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/one-movie-punch/id1330511813 If you want Chris and Dave to review anything from the VHS era then contact us on: www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
38:38
March 25, 2020
Back To The Future 2 (1989)
The VHS Strikes Back EPS38 Chris has been house bound due to his shoulder op and messaged Dave he was watching Back to the Future 2 and there we have this weeks review. It’s a movie both of the guys love does it still stand up 30 years later? Plot Summary: Marty McFly has only just gotten back from the past, when he is once again picked up by Dr. Emmett Brown and sent through time to the future. Marty's job in the future is to pose as his own son to prevent him from being thrown in prison. Unfortunately, things get worse when the future changes the present. Rotten Tomatoes: 65/100% Imdb: 7.8/10 Metacritic: 57/100% If there are any movies/tv shows you want Dave and Chris to review please contact them on the following links: email: thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com twitter: www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback
50:05
March 18, 2020
Masters of the Universe (1987)
The VHS Strikes Back EPS37 Our good friend Tony Farina suggested Masters of the Universe starring Dolph Lungdren. Chris and Dave have some fun reviewing this one.  Plot Summary: On the planet Eternia, Skeletor and his dark army overthrow the Sorceress of Castle Grayskull expecting to acquire her power. He-Man, his old friend Duncan "Man-at-Arms" and his daughter Teela are attacked by Skeletor's soldiers and they defeat them. They also rescue their prisoner, the inventor and locksmith Gwildor. He explains that he was lured by Evil-Lyn that used his invention the Cosmic Key to open the gates and seize the Castle Grayskull. He-Man and his friends retrieve the prototype of the Cosmic Key trying to release the Sorcereress but they are defeated by Skeletor and his army and Gwildor uses his key to open and portal for them to flee. They come to Earth but lose the key. Meanwhile, Julie Winston, who grieves the loss of her parents in a plane crash, and her boyfriend Kevin Corrigan find and activate the key, believing it is a foreign musical instrument. On Eternia, Evil-Lyn locates the Cosmic Key and Skeletor sends her with a group of mercenaries and soldiers to vanquish He-Han and his friends and bring the key back. Will they succeed? Rotten Tomatoes: 17/100% Imdb: 5.4/10 Metacritic: 35/100% If there are any movies/tv shows you want Dave and Chris to review please contact them on the following links: email: thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com twitter: www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback
48:20
March 4, 2020
Hellraiser (1987)
The VHS Strikes Back EPS36 Dave’s choice this week, he knows Chris hates horror movies so he’s picked Hellraiser (1987). Chris gets his notebook out. Thats not aways a good sign. Plot Summary: When Kirsty's father, Larry, and stepmother, Julia, move into Larry's childhood home, Kirsty and her boyfriend take a room nearby. Unfortunately for all involved, Larry's house is already occupied: before the family's arrival, Larry's disreputable brother, Frank, used a supernatural puzzle box to summon a gang of other-dimensional demon sadists. Now, Frank requires a series of blood sacrifices to escape the clutches of Pinhead and the cenobites. Rotten Tomatoes: 70/100% Imdb: 7.0/10 Metacritic: 57/100% If there are any movies/tv shows you want Dave and Chris to review please contact them on the following links: email: thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com twitter: www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback
51:51
February 26, 2020
Over The Top (1987)
The VHS Strikes Back EPS35 Chris picks a classic from his youth - Over The Top (1987)) starring Sylvester Stallone. This arm-wrestling romp was a childhood favourite of Chris’ but Dave doesn’t remember it as well. Plot Summary: Lincoln Hawk (Stallone) is a struggling trucker who arm wrestles on the side to make extra cash while trying to rebuild his life. After the death of his wife, he tries to make amends with his son who he left behind 10 years earlier. Upon their first meeting, his son does not think too highly of him until he enters the World Arm Wrestling Championships in Las Vegas. His hope is to receive the grand prize of $100,000 and an expensive current custom semi-truck and thus start his own trucking company. Rotten Tomatoes: 27/100% Imdb: 5.8/10 Metacritic: 40/100% If there are any movies/tv shows you want Dave and Chris to review please contact them on the following links: email: thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com twitter: www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback
55:52
February 18, 2020
Dumb and Dumber (1994)
The VHS Strikes Back EPS34 Dave ends his trilogy of movies with the Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels comedy Dumb and Dumber (1994). Plot Summary: Harry and Lloyd are two good friends who happen to be really stupid. The duo set out on a cross country trip from Providence to Aspen, Colorado to return a briefcase full of money to its rightful owner, a beautiful woman named Mary Swanson. After a trip of one mishap after another, the duo eventually make it to Aspen. But the two soon realize that Mary and her briefcase are the least of their problems. Rotten Tomatoes: 67/100% Imdb: 7.3 /10 Metacritic: 41/100% If there are any movies/tv shows you want Dave and Chris to review please contact them on the following links: email: thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com twitter: www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback
49:30
February 12, 2020
From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
The VHS Strikes Back EPS33 Dave and Chris bring From Dusk till Dawn (1996) to the table with this review. a Culture classic with famous Salma Hayek snake dance that made her a household name. Does it hold up 24 years later? Plot Summary: After a bank heist in Abilene with several casualties, the bank robber Seth Gecko and his psychopath and rapist brother Richard Gecko continue their crime spree in a convenience store in the middle of the desert while heading to Mexico with a hostage. They decide to stop for a while in a low-budget motel. Meanwhile the former minister Jacob Fuller is traveling on vacation with his son Scott and his daughter Kate in a RV. Jacob lost his faith after the death of his beloved wife in a car accident and quit his position of pastor of his community and stops for the night in the same motel Seth and Richard are lodged. When Seth sees the recreational vehicle, he abducts Jacob and his family to help his brother and him to cross the Mexico border, promising to release them on the next morning. They head to the truck drivers and bikers bar Titty Twister where Seth will meet with his partner Carlos in the dawn. When they are watching the dancer Santanico Pandemonium, Seth and Richard fight with three bodyguards. But soon they discover that the bar is a coven of vampires and they need to fight until dawn to leave the place alive. Rotten Tomatoes: 57/100% Imdb: 7.2/10 Metacritic: 62/100% If there are any movies/tv shows you want Dave and Chris to review please contact them on the following links: email: vhsstrikesback@gmail.com twitter: www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback
1:00:08
February 5, 2020
Snake in the Monkeys Shadow (1979)
The VHS Strikes Back Eps32 Dave gets his wish and brings to the table one of his favourite Kung-Fu movies of all time - Snake in the Monkeys Shadow (1979).  Chris - well I would give the show a listen.... Plot Summary: A snake style expert travels the lands, imposing his mastery on others, until he runs into a monkey expert living on the edge of a small town, who defeats him soundly. The snake expert leaves vowing vengeance. A young peasant boy who is bullied by local noblemen seeks to learn drunken boxing from the head of a local martial arts school. The boys learns and eventually meets and befriends the monkey style expert. When the boy beats up his previous tormentors, the nobles patriarch challenges the boys teacher, the drunken master, who defeats the lot of them. Embarrased, the nobles retain two hired snake style killers, one of whom is the expert that that was beaten by the monkey style. They kill everyone except the peasant boy, feeling he is to weak and unskilled to be worth their honour. The peasant combines drunken' boxing with monkey style in an attempt to put down the snake killers. Rotten Tomatoes: 60/100% Imdb: 7.0/10 Metacritic:  62/100% If there are any movies/tv shows you want Dave and Chris to review please contact them on the following links: email: vhsstrikesback@gmail.com twitter: www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback
49:54
January 29, 2020
Roadhouse (1989)
The VHS Strikes Back Eps31 This week Chris and Dave are back reviewing the 1989 classic - Roadhouse starring Patrick Swayze. Chris has fond memories of this film and many a bad shoulder injury due to some of the memorable scenes. Dave hasn't seen this for years but does it still stand up?  Email: thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback
53:29
January 22, 2020
The Godfather (1972)
The VHS Strikes Back Eps30 Chris and Dave review the absolutely epic Gangster movie - The Godfather (1972). Dave has never seen this classic and Chris ranks it in his exclusive top 5 movies of all time! Plot Summary: The Godfather "Don" Vito Corleone is the head of the Corleone mafia family in New York. He is at the event of his daughter's wedding. Michael, Vito's youngest son and a decorated WW II Marine is also present at the wedding. Michael seems to be uninterested in being a part of the family business. Vito is a powerful man, and is kind to all those who give him respect but is ruthless against those who do not. But when a powerful and treacherous rival wants to sell drugs and needs the Don's influence for the same, Vito refuses to do it. What follows is a clash between Vito's fading old values and the new ways which may cause Michael to do the thing he was most reluctant in doing and wage a mob war against all the other mafia families which could tear the Corleone family apart. Rotten Tomatoes: 98/100% Imdb: 9.2/10 Metacritic:  100/100% If there are any movies/tv shows you want Dave and Chris to review please contact them on the following links: email: thevhsatrikesback@gmail.com twitter: www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback
43:18
January 15, 2020
No Retreat No Surrender 3 (1990)
The VHS Strikes Back - Eps29 Chris gets his wish and concludes ones of his greatest trilogies - No Retreat No Surrender 3: Blood Brothers. The guys rip this to pieces but does it turn Dave from being a bad movie to something he liked? Plot Summary: Two feuding brothers (one a policeman, the other a martial arts expert) of different political views, join forces to avenge the death of their father, a retired agent, killed by the mafia. Rotten Tomatoes: 52/100% Imdb: 5.2/10 Metacritic:  30/100% If there are any movies/tv shows you want Dave and Chris to review please contact them on the following links: email: thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com twitter: www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback
57:23
January 8, 2020
Trading Places (1983)
The VHS Strikes Back - EPS28 For our Christmas Day movie review we have gone back to Eddie Murphys breakout role in the 1983 Trading places with co-star Dan Aykroyd. Does this movie stand up and will Chris finally enjoy one of these festive period movies Dave had chosen? Plot Summary: Louis Winthorpe is a businessman who works for commodities brokerage firm of Duke and Duke owned by the brothers Mortimer and Randolph Duke. Now they bicker over the most trivial of matters and what they are bickering about is whether it's a person's environment or heredity that determines how well they will do in life. When Winthorpe bumps into Billy Ray Valentine, a street hustler and assumes he is trying to rob him, he has him arrested. Upon seeing how different the two men are, the brothers decide to make a wager as to what would happen if Winthorpe loses his job, his home and is shunned by everyone he knows and if Valentine was given Winthorpe's job. So they proceed to have Winthorpe arrested and to be placed in a compromising position in front of his girlfriend. So all he has to rely on is the hooker who was hired to ruin him. Rotten Tomatoes: 87/100% Imdb: 7.5/10 Metacritic: 69/100% If there are any movies/tv shows you want Dave and Chris to review please contact them on the following links: email: comicsinmotionpodcast@gmail.com twitter: www.twitter.com/comicsinmotiop
1:05:27
December 25, 2019
National Lampoons Christmas Vacation (1989)
The VHS Strikes Back - EPS27 As we are in the middle of Christmas season we continue our reviews on the theme with National Lampoons Christmas Vacation. A movie both of the guys loved but years later does it still hold up? Plot Summary: It's Christmas time and the Griswolds are preparing for a family seasonal celebration, but things never run smoothly for Clark, his wife Ellen and their two kids. Clark's continual bad luck is worsened by his obnoxious family guests, but he manages to keep going knowing that his Christmas bonus is due soon. Rotten Tomatoes: 65/100% Imdb: 7.6/10 Metacritic: 49/100% If there are any movies/tv shows you want Dave and Chris to review please contact them on the following links: email: comicsinmotionpodcast@gmail.com twitter: www.twitter.com/comicsinmotiop
1:02:06
December 18, 2019
Gremlins (1984)
The VHS Strikes Back - EPS26 Dave sets Chris up with a pop culture classic - Gremlins (1984). Having never watched it before will Chris go full on heel with this much loved Steven Spielberg produced monster romp? What do you think? Plot Summary: When Billy Peltzer is given a small creature called a Mogwai by his father, he is unaware of the carnage he is about to encounter. There is a huge responsibility in looking after Gizmo as there are certain rules which must be followed. The Mogwai must be kept away from bright light, never made wet and never, ever be fed after midnight. When an accident occurs involving Gizmo and water, the next evolution stage of the Mogwai appears, and it isn't nice at all. Rotten Tomatoes: 84/100% Imdb: 7.3/10 Metacritic: 70/100% If there are any movies/tv shows you want Dave and Chris to review please contact them on the following links: email: comicsinmotionpodcast@gmail.com twitter: www.twitter.com/comicsinmotiop
27:54
December 11, 2019
Die Hard (1988)
The VHS Strikes Back - Eps25 Chris and Dave are back reviewing the icon ‘Christmas Movie’ starring Bruce Willis - Die Hard (1988). The guys walk through this absolute iconic movie - vest and all. Plot Summary: NYPD cop John McClane goes on a Christmas vacation to visit his wife Holly in Los Angeles where she works for the Nakatomi Corporation. While they are at the Nakatomi headquarters for a Christmas party, a group of robbers led by Hans Gruber take control of the building and hold everyone hostage, with the exception of John, while they plan to perform a lucrative heist. Unable to escape and with no immediate police response, John is forced to take matters into his own hands. Rotten Tomatoes: 93/100% Imdb: 8.2/10 Metacritic: 72/100% If there are any movies you want Dave and Chris to review please contact them on the following links: email: thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com twitter: www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback
59:11
December 4, 2019
Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)
The VHS Strikes Back - Eps24 Dave and Chris review the classic comedy Planes, Trains and Automobiles starring Steve Martin and John Candy. Chris gets teary at the end of this movie every time and Dave gets R-Rated.  Plot Summary:  All that Neal Page wants to do is to get home for Thanksgiving. His flight has been cancelled due to bad weather, so he decides on other means of transport. As well as bad luck, Neal is blessed with the presence of Del Griffith, shower curtain ring salesman and all-around blabbermouth who is never short of advice, conversation, bad jokes, or company. And when he decides that he is going the same direction as Neal.... IMDB: 7.6/10 Rotten Tomatoes: 93/100% Metacritic: 72/100% If there are any movies you want Dave and Chris to review please contact them on the following links: email: thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com twitter: www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback Sponsorships: on for this episode
1:01:34
November 27, 2019
Star Wars: A New Hope (1977)
The VHS Strikes Back - Eps23 Dave and Chris are back reviewing: Star Wars: A New Hope (1977) This is a dual show review across both of their podcasts - The VHS Strikes Back and Comics In Motion For this special episode the guys are joined by two podcasting friends and more importantly Star Wars fans/nerds Mike Burton from the Genuine Chit Chat Podcast and Scott Weatherley from the 20th Century Geek Podcast. This is part 1 of a big crossover event discussing all things Star Wars. From the Prequels/sequels and future of the Franchise. The next Star Wars chat will be on Scott’s show - http://www.20thcenturygeek.com/episodes where the guys walk through the original movies and what they meant to them all. Plus some funny observations. After that we move to the much criticised prequels Jar Jar Binks and all. Again on the 20th Century Geek podcast. And finally the final 2 part show will over on Mike’ show - https://genuinechitchat.podbean.com . We discuss the recent Star Wars movies, what to expect out of Rise of Skywalker and where we go next. Plot Summary: Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a Wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the mysterious Darth Vader. Rotten Tomatoes: 93/100% IMDB Score: 8.6/10 Metacritic: 90/100% Give us a follow on twitter: www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback Email the show: thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
1:47:16
November 24, 2019
Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)
The VHS Strikes Back - EPS22 Chris and Dave are joined by Max Byrne. Max is a reviewer of various Comic book based media. As the guest he has chosen Terminator 2: Judgment Day to review.  Arnie in his absolute prime.  Give Max a follow on twitter: https://twitter.com/maxybyrne and follow the various links to see his work.  Plot Summary: Nearly 10 years have passed since Sarah Connor was targeted for termination by a cyborg from the future. Now her son, John, the future leader of the resistance, is the target for a newer, more deadly terminator. Once again, the resistance has managed to send a protector back to attempt to save John and his mother Sarah. IMDB: 8.5/10 Rotten Tomatoes: 93/100% Metacritic: 75/100% If there are any movies you want Dave and Chris to review please contact them on the following links: email: thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com twitter: www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback Sponsorships: on for this episode
1:27:08
November 20, 2019
The Cannonball Run (1981)
The VHS Strikes Back - EPS21  Chris gets to review one of his Mount Rushmore of films The Cannonball Run. Starring another of Chris' man crushes - Burt Reynolds. Dave goes in on some of the dated jokes and especially the way the women are portrayed in this movie.  Plot Summary:  IMDB: 6.3/10  Rotten Tomatoes: 30/100%  Metacritic: 28/100%  If there are any movies you want Dave and Chris to review please contact them on the following links: email: thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com twitter: www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback Sponsorships: on for this episode
56:50
November 13, 2019
No Holds Barred (1989)
The VHS Strikes Back - EPS20 Chris gets Dave back for all the terrible movies he has made him sit down and review. No Holds Barred is a WWF produced and created action movie starring one of Chris' wrestling heroes Hulk Hogan. There is not much positive to talk about but its Hogan at his best.  Plot Summary: Rip is the World Wrestling Federation champion who is faithful to his fans and the network he wrestles for. Brell, the new head of the World Television Network, wants Rip to wrestle for his network. Rip refuses and goes back to his normal life. Still looking for a way to raise ratings, Brell initiates a show called "The Battle of the Tough Guys", a violent brawling competition. A mysterious man, Zeus, wins the competition. This gets Brell to use him as an angle to get at Rip. IMDB: 4.4/10 Rotten Tomatoes: 11/100% Metacritic: 31/100% If there are any movies you want Dave and Chris to review please contact them on the following links: email: thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com twitter: www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback
50:40
November 6, 2019
Poltergeist (1982)
The VHS Strikes Back EPS19  Dave introduces Chris to another Horror movie - Poltergeist (1982) but does it live upto the hype? Dave recalls some memories of this movie.  Plot Summary:  A young family are visited by ghosts in their home. At first the ghosts appear friendly, moving objects around the house to the amusement of everyone, then they turn nasty and start to terrorise the family before they "kidnap" the youngest daughter. IMDB: 7.3/10 Rotten Tomatoes: 85/100% Metacritic: 79/100% If there are any movies you want Dave and Chris to review please contact them on the following links: email: thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com twitter: www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback
54:53
October 30, 2019
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
The VHS Strikes Back E18 Dave gets Chris to watch a movie that scared him so much he couldn't sleep as a kid if he saw the movie at his mates house. Does it stand up and will Chris still be as scared?  Plot Summary: On Elm Street, Nancy Thompson and a group of her friends (comprising Tina Gray, Rod Lane and Glen Lantz) are being tormented by a clawed killer in their dreams named Fred Krueger. Nancy must think quickly, as Fred tries to pick them off one by one. When he has you in your sleep, who is there to save you? Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 94% IMDB Score:  7.5/10 If there are any movies you want Dave and Chris to review please contact them on the following links: email: thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com twitter: www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback
53:57
October 23, 2019
Karate Kid (1984)
The VHS Strikes Back E17 Dave and Chris review the 1984 pop culture classic - Karate Kid starring Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita and Elizabeth Shue. Chris calls out the terrible martial arts moves by some of the cast and Dave throws in some questions about Mr Myiagi Plot Summary: A boy and his mother move to California for a new job. He struggles to fit in, as a group of karate students starts to bully him for dating a rich girl from their clique. It's up to the Japanese landlord, Miyagi, to teach him karate. Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 88% IMDB Score:  7.2/10 Metacritic: 68% If there are any movies you want Dave and Chris to review please contact them on the following links: email: thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com twitter: www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback
1:12:51
October 16, 2019
Lethal Weapon (1987)
The VHS Strikes Back E16 Chris and Dave are back reviewing one of Chris' favourite movies of all time Lethal Weapon (1987). This movie means so much to Chris he digs his heels in when Dave has him at it within the review.  Plot Summary: Martin Riggs is an L.A. cop with suicidal tendencies and Roger Murtaugh is the unlucky police officer with whom Riggs is assigned. Together they uncover a huge drug-smuggling operation, and as their success rate grows so does their friendship. Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 81% IMDB Score:  7.6/10 Metacritic: 68% If there are any movies you want Dave and Chris to review please contact them on the following links: email: thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com twitter: www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback
1:05:11
October 9, 2019
No Retreat No Surrender 2 (1987)
The VHS Strikes Back E15 Chris and Dave are back reviewing the sequel to the hugely successful No Retreat No Surender. This is the sequel in a trilogy of films which do not actually follow the same story. Jean Claude Van Damme and Jason McKinney from the first film pulled out after Van Damme got scared that if they went filming in Cambodia they may get some male attention from the local pirates.  Loren Avendon takes over the lead role and who is a Martial Arts B Movie Legend from the 80's and 90's..  Plot Summary: In this sequel, Scott Wylde, an American kickboxer, must go to Cambodia to rescue his Vietnamese girlfriend from Russian and Vietnamese troops. Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 53% IMDB Score:  5.0/10 Metacritic: 30% Email the show at ComicsInMotionPodcast@gmail.com or on Twitter or on our Facebook page. And also check out some of the other independent British Podcasts across at www.britpodscene.com #britpodscene Support the show with our Amazon link. UK listener? You could try out a free 30 day Audible trial and and try out their audiobooks.
48:26
October 2, 2019
First Blood (1982)
VHS Strikes Back E14 Dave and Chris are back reviewing the cult classic First Blood starring Sylvester Stallone.  Originally a novel written by David Morrel. Morrell stated he was inspired to write the novel by hearing about the experiences of his students at the University of Iowa who had fought in Vietnam. The author also said "When I started First Blood back in 1968, I was deeply influenced by Geoffrey Household's Rogue Male." The character's name was derived in part from a brand of apples, which his wife brought home while he was struggling to think up a name for the character. In the DVD commentary for 'First Blood' Morell comments that one of the inspirations for Rambo was World War II hero Audie Murphy. Shortly after its publication in 1972, Morrell rights were sold to Columbia pictures, who in turn sold them to Warner Bros. This trend continued for ten years. The story passed through three companies and eighteen screenplays. Finally, it was sold to Andrew G. Vajna and Mario Kassar, who turned the character of Rambo into a more likable underdog who never killed anybody, instead of the angry, psychotic character in the book who goes on a bloody rampage and literally brings the Vietnam War to America. The role was offered to many celebrities like Dustin Hoffman and Al Pacino until it reached Sylvester Stallone. The film was well-received by critics and saved Stallone's career. Plot Summary: John J. Rambo is a former United States Special Forces soldier who fought in Vietnam and won the Congressional Medal of Honor, but his time in Vietnam still haunts him. As he came to Hope, Washington to visit a friend, he was guided out of town by the Sheriff William Teasel who insults Rambo, but what Teasel does not know that his insult angered Rambo to the point where Rambo became violent and was arrested. As he was at the county jail being cleaned, he escapes and goes on a rampage through the forest to try to escape from the sheriffs who want to kill him. Then, as Rambo's commanding officer, Colonel Samuel Trautman tries to save both the Sheriff's department and Rambo before the situation gets out of hand. Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 87% IMDB Score:  7.7/10 Metacritic: 61% Email the show at ComicsInMotionPodcast@gmail.com or on Twitter or on our Facebook page. And also check out some of the other independent British Podcasts across at www.britpodscene.com #britpodscene Support the show with our Amazon link. UK listener? You could try out a free 30 day Audible trial and and try out their audiobooks.
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September 25, 2019
AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004)
The VHS Strikes Back E13 Mashups aren't a new thing and it was at the comic publisher Dark Horse where they first came up with the idea to put together the Fox properties of Alien and Predator together in the 1990's, and which provided the inspiration for this movie. With a promising idea to have Predator's hunt Alien's as a rite of passage, Chris and Dave look at whether this movie lived up to initial promise. Plot Summary: When a private satellite encounters an unidentified source of heat in Antarctica and it is found to be a pyramid buried deep underground , a search team comprising of top-of-the-line archaeologists and engineers is sent to Antarctica to find out more . Once there , the team comes across signs which indicate that the place is inhabited by an unknown alien species . It is not long before the aliens begin to hunt the team members . At the same time , a trio of coming-of-age Predators have arrived to collect the skulls of the aliens as trophies , and the humans are caught between a deadly battle between the two warring species. Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 39% IMDB Score:  5.6/10 Metacritic: 29% Email the show at ComicsInMotionPodcast@gmail.com or on Twitter or on our Facebook page. And also check out some of the other independent British Podcasts across at www.britpodscene.com #britpodscene Support the show with our Amazon link. UK listener? You could try out a free 30 day Audible trial and and try out their audiobooks.
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September 17, 2019
Ghostbusters (1984)
The VHS Strikes Back E12 Chris and Dave review the 1984 Blockbuster - Ghostbusters. The nostalgic memories are still there but the guys have a big issue with  Peter Venkman. What made the film such a classic and how the sequel may play out.  Plot Summary:  Three odd-ball scientists get kicked out of their cushy positions at a university in New York City where they studied the occult. They decide to set up shop in an old firehouse and become Ghostbusters, trapping pesky ghosts, spirits, haunts, and poltergeists for money. They wise-crack their way through the city, and stumble upon a gateway to another dimension, one which will release untold evil upon the city. The Ghostbusters are called on to save the Big Apple. Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 74% IMDB Score:  7.8/10 Metacritic: 71% Want to get paid or donate to charity just for listening? Sign up to podcoin.com for free and build up points while you listen. And if you use the code VHSStrikes when you sign up, you'll get a bonus 300 points!! Email the show at ComicsInMotionPodcast@gmail.com or on Twitter or on our Facebook page. And also check out some of the other independent British Podcasts across at www.britpodscene.com #britpodscene Support the show with our Amazon link. UK listener? You could try out a free 30 day Audible trial and and try out their audiobooks.
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September 11, 2019
The Terminator (1984)
The VHS Strikes Back E11 This episode Chris and Dave are joined by Scott Weatherly from 20th Century Geek Podcast to review the 1984 Classic The Terminator. This is the film that transported Arnie to worldwide stardom and born many a catchphrase from him to dine off.  Plot Summary: A seemingly indestructible robot is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a young waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against sentient machines, while a human soldier from the same war is sent to protect her at all costs. Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 100% IMDB Score:  8/10 Metacritic: 84% Heres a little bit about our special guest Scott and where you can find him: http://www.20thcenturygeek.com 20th Century Geek is an informative and hopefully fun exploration of Pop Culture between 1900 and 1999. It delves into the roots and history of genres and subjects, examining the impact of events and creations as well as biographies of key creators. I will also review key Pop Culture milestones, from Comics and films to Music and books. For up to date information you can follow the show on twitter, @20thcenturygeek Want to get paid or donate to charity just for listening? Sign up to podcoin.com for free and build up points while you listen. And if you use the code VHSStrikes when you sign up, you'll get a bonus 300 points!! Email the show at ComicsInMotionPodcast@gmail.com or on Twitter or on our Facebook page. And also check out some of the other independent British Podcasts across at www.britpodscene.com #britpodscene Support the show with our Amazon link. UK listener? You could try out a free 30 day Audible trial and and try out their audiobooks.
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September 4, 2019
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
The VHS Strikes Back E10 This week the guys are back reviewing one of Harrison Ford's iconic characters -  Indiana Jones in  - Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981).  Chris had never watched this classic film all the way through and had a hate for it due to being forced to it as a kid.  Plot Summary: In 1936, archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before Adolf Hitler's Nazis can obtain its awesome powers. Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 96% IMDB Score:  8.4/10 Metacritic: 85% Email the show at ComicsInMotionPodcast@gmail.com or on Twitter or on our Facebook page. And also check out some of the other independent British Podcasts across at www.britpodscene.com #britpodscene Support the show with our Amazon link. UK listener? You could try out a free 30 day Audible trial and and try out their audiobooks. Podcoin
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August 28, 2019
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
The VHS Strikes Back E9 This episode the guys review a pop culture classic from their youth, but did it live upto the nostalgic memory of Chris and Dave?  Plot Summary:  A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the Principal thinks of that. Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 80% IMDB Score:  7.8/10  Metacritic: 61%  Email the show at ComicsInMotionPodcast@gmail.com or on Twitter or on our Facebook page. And also check out some of the other independent British Podcasts across at www.britpodscene.com #britpodscene Support the show with our Amazon link. UK listener? You could try out a free 30 day Audible trial and and try out their audiobooks. Podcoin
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August 21, 2019
Commando (1985)
The VHS Strikes Back E8 Dave and Chris review this Arnie classic. They pick out some 1980's cliche and have a lot of fun analysing Arnie's one liners.  Plot Summary:  A retired Special Forces colonel tries to save his daughter, who was abducted by his former subordinate. Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 70% IMDB Score:  6.7/10  Metacritic: 51%  Email the show at ComicsInMotionPodcast@gmail.com or on Twitter or on our Facebook page. And also check out some of the other independent British Podcasts across at www.britpodscene.com #britpodscene Support the show with our Amazon link. UK listener? You could try out a free 30 day Audible trial and and try out their audiobooks. Podcoin
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August 14, 2019
No Retreat No Surrender (1986)
The VHS Strikes Back E7 Chris and Dave are big Martial amovie fans so had to go back to a cult classic the 1986 - No Retreat No Surrender (1986) Starring  Kurt Kinner and Jean Claude Van-Damme.  Plot Summary:  Jason, a Bruce Lee fan, sees his karate instructor/dad beaten by martial art thugs. They move to Seattle where, after humiliations, he trains with Bruce Lee's ghost so he can defend himself against the same thugs. Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 53% IMDB Score:  5.1/10  Metacritic: 30%  Email the show at ComicsInMotionPodcast@gmail.com or on Twitter or on our Facebook page. And also check out some of the other independent British Podcasts across at www.britpodscene.com #britpodscene Support the show with our Amazon link. UK listener? You could try out a free 30 day Audible trial and and try out their audiobooks. Podcoin
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August 7, 2019
Tank Girl (1995)
The VHS Strikes Back E6 This week's episode we are joined by friend of the show Tony Farina: Tony Farina is a reviewer and writer for DC Comics News. Check out his reviews and interviews here: https://dccomicsnews.com He spends his days as an online writing Professor at Siena Heights University in Adrian, MI, USA. Check out information about his University here: start.sienaheights.edu/podcast You can follow him on Twitter @tricycleboombox As Tony was the guest we asked him to pick the movie he wanted review. He picked 1995 - Tank Girl starring Lori Petti.  This is a cross over episode with our other podcast Comics In Motion. https://twitter.com/ComicsinMotionP Plot Summary:  A girl is among the few survivors of a dystopian Earth. Riding a war tank, she fights against the tyranny of a mega-corporation that dominates the remaining potable water supply of the planet. Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 38% IMDB Score:  5.3/10  Metacritic: 46%  Email the show at ComicsInMotionPodcast@gmail.com or on Twitter or on our Facebook page. And also check out some of the other independent British Podcasts across at www.britpodscene.com #britpodscene Support the show with our Amazon link. UK listener? You could try out a free 30 day Audible trial and and try out their audiobooks. Podcoin
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July 31, 2019
The Matrix (1999)
The VHS Strikes Back E5 During the summer of 1999, the biggest movie to hit the cinemas was Star Wars: The Phantom Menace! But it was The Matrix which grew to be the hot movie of the year from word of mouth. When the Matrix got to home video, DVD's had started to become more available and the Matrix was one of those new releases. But the majority of people were still renting VHS at this time. The Matrix is a definite Sci-Fi classic and the boys go to see how it holds up in it's 20th anniversary. If there are any movies you want Dave and Chris to review please contact them on the following links:  email: thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com twitter: www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback  Podcoin
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July 24, 2019
Conan the Barbarian (1982)
The VHS Strikes Back E4 The VHS Strikes Back - reviewing the 1982 movie Conan the Barbarian. This was the big breakthrough for Arnold Schwarzenegger and an iconic for the whole Sword and Sorcery genre. This epic movie also pulls in legends James Earl Jones and Max von Sydow to immediately give it a bit of gravitas. Conan was a pulp character, created by Robert E. Howard and first published in Weird Tales back in 1932. But it was in 1970 where he first appeared in the comic medium with Marvel comics. Special guest Brett Scott joins us from the Podshit Nerdcast, and despite being a huge Arnie fan, Chris is watching this for the first time. Email the show at thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com  And also check out some of the other independent British Podcasts across at www.britpodscene.com #britpodscene Support the show with our Amazon link. UK listener? You could try out a free 30 day Audible trial and and try out their audiobooks. Podcoin
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July 17, 2019
Eliminators (1986)
The VHS Strikes Back E3  This is the third episode in a new podcast show reviewing some absolute classic VHS movies chosen by two friends Chris and Dave.  From the 70's to 90's no movie is off limits. This weeks review is the B-Movie Eliminators, Dave has seen this numerous times while Chris has never watched it. The guys take a nostalgic trip down memory lane with this straight to VHS B-Movie If there are any movies you want Dave and Chris to review please contact them on the following links:  email: thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com twitter: www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback  Podcoin
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July 11, 2019
Rocky 3 (1982)
The VHS Strikes Back E2  This is the second episode in a new podcast show reviewing some absolute classic VHS movies chosen by two friends Chris and Dave.  From the 70's to 90's no movie is off limits. This weeks review is the absolute classic - Rocky 3 starring Sylvester Stallone, Carl Weathers and MR T.  The guys take a nostalgic trip down memory lane with this timeless classic.  If there are any movies you want Dave and Chris to review please contact them on the following links:  email: thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com twitter: www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback  Podcoin
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July 2, 2019
Back to the Future (1985)
The VHS Strikes Back E1  This is the first in a new podcast show reviewing some absolute classic VHS movies chosen by two friends Chris and Dave.  From the 70's to 90's no movie is off limits. For the first episode they have chosen Back to the Future (1985) starring Michael J Fox and Christoper Lloyd. This movie has created so many pop culture references not only with the hosts but around the world to this very day.  If there are any movies you want Dave and Chris to review please contact them on the following links:  email: thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com twitter: www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback  Podcoin
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June 23, 2019