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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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Escape to Victory (1981)
Escape to Victory (1981)
Also known as 'Victory', this one was replayed at Christmas over and over in the UK growing up. Escape to Victory was directed by John Huston and written by Evan Jones, Yabo Yablonsky, Djordje Milićević and Jeff Maguire. And stars Sylvester Stallone, Michael Caine, Max von Sydow, Pelé, and half to the UEFA Cup-winning Ipswich side! If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: In World War II, a group of Nazi officers come up with a propaganda event in which an all-star Nazi team will play a team composed of Allied prisoners of war in a soccer (football) game. The prisoners agree, planning on using the game as a means of escape from the camp. thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com https://linktr.ee/vhsstrikesback
01:02:19
November 23, 2022
Mike Bassett: England Manager (2001)
Mike Bassett: England Manager (2001)
In the build-up to the FIFA World Cup 2022, Chris has picked the 2001 mockumentary-style comedy, Mike Bassett: England Manager. Directed by Steve Barron and written by John R. Smith and Rob Sprackling, this stars Ricky Tomlinson, Amanda Redman, Bradley Walsh, Dean Lennox Kelly, and Geoff Bell. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: The manager of England's national football unexpectedly succumbs to a heart attack, and suddenly the search is on for a replacement. Most people who seem qualified for the position have the good sense to turn it down, and so the responsibility falls to Mike Bassett, a scruffy and loud-mouthed lout whose claim to football fame is leading a previously undistinguished team to a league championship. Bassett insists that England will win the World Cup under his leadership, but that's before he replaces his star player with a once-gifted footballer who has since developed a drinking problem, and hired a one-time car salesman as his assistant. After stunning losses to Poland and Belgium, Bassett goes from a favorite of both fans and the press to one of the most hated men in England; hoping to whip his team into shape, he subjects them to the high-tech training methods of eccentric Dr. Shoegaarten, which injures more players than it helps. Despite Bassett's ineptitude, England manages to qualify for the World Cup tournament thanks to group opponents Turkey losing their final game, and he flies to Rio with his team in hopes of somehow turning their bad luck around. thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com https://linktr.ee/vhsstrikesback
57:27
November 16, 2022
The Big Lebowski (1998)
The Big Lebowski (1998)
Patreon Dylan's pick this week is the 1998 Coen Brothers Comedy/Crime movie, The Big Lebowski. Directed by Joel Coen and written by Joel and Ethan Coen, and stars Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi, David Huddleston, John Turturro, Philip Seymour Hoffman. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: When "the dude" Lebowski is mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, two thugs urinate on his rug to coerce him into paying a debt he knows nothing about. While attempting to gain recompense for the ruined rug from his wealthy counterpart, he accepts a one-time job with high pay-off. He enlists the help of his bowling buddy, Walter, a gun-toting Jewish-convert with anger issues. Deception leads to more trouble, and it soon seems that everyone from porn empire tycoons to nihilists want something from The Dude. thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com https://linktr.ee/vhsstrikesback
49:40
November 09, 2022
The Karate Kid Part III (1989)
The Karate Kid Part III (1989)
Patreon Paul Griffin chose this week's movie, the third installment of the Karate Kid trilogy. The Karate Kid Part III was directed by John G. Avildsen and written by Robert Mark Kamen, and stars Ralph Macchio, Noriyuki "Pat" Morita, Martin Kove, Thomas Ian Griffith and Sean Kanan. Catch Paul on The Paul and Griff show: https://podfollow.com/1512788543 or on https://twitter.com/paulngriffshow. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: An eccentric scientist changes the world with his teleportation technology: when his experiment seems to be going well, Dr. Seth Brundle tests his machine on himself and he gets fused with the worst kind of pest on Planet Earth; The Fly. What is the price of a man playing God? Only Seth knows. thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com https://linktr.ee/vhsstrikesback
01:08:51
November 02, 2022
The Lost Boys (1987)
The Lost Boys (1987)
In our Halloween crossover episode with Mandatory Music and CD, we have Tony Farina and Max Byrne join Chris and Dave in this week's classic, The Lost Boys (1987). Directed by the late and great Joel Schumacher and written by Janice Fischer, Jeffrey Boam, and James Jeremias. This vampire classic stars Corey Feldman, Jami Gertz, Corey Haim, Edward Herrmann, Barnard Hughes, Jason Patric, Kiefer Sutherland, and Dianne Wiest. Catch Mandatory Music and CD wherever you get your podcasts from and find more of Tony's work at https://www.arfarina.com and Max at https://twitter.com/maxybyrne. The Podcast boys will also be covering the album and will release on 30th October. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: A mother and her two sons move to a small coast town in California. The town is plagued by bikers and some mysterious deaths. The younger boy makes friends with two other boys who claim to be vampire hunters while the older boy is drawn into the gang of bikers by a beautiful girl. The older boy starts sleeping days and staying out all night while the younger boy starts getting into trouble because of his friends' obsession. thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com https://linktr.ee/vhsstrikesback
01:07:56
October 26, 2022
The Fly (1986)
The Fly (1986)
The second movie in our Halloween-themed run is the 1986 David Cronenberg movie starring Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis, The Fly. A favorite of Dave's but a hated genre of Chris', I think we know how this will go. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: An eccentric scientist changes the world with his teleportation technology: when his experiment seems to be going well, Dr. Seth Brundle tests his machine on himself and he gets fused with the worst kind of pest on Planet Earth; The Fly. What is the price of a man playing God? Only Seth knows. thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com https://linktr.ee/vhsstrikesback
45:37
October 19, 2022
Jaws (1975)
Jaws (1975)
Sick of stiching himself up, Chris has decided to actually pick a classic this week! And what a classic it is! If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: It's a hot summer on Amity Island, a small community whose main business is its beaches. When new Sheriff Martin Brody discovers the remains of a shark attack victim, his first inclination is to close the beaches to swimmers. This doesn't sit well with Mayor Larry Vaughn and several of the local businessmen. Brody backs down to his regret as that weekend a young boy is killed by the predator. The dead boy's mother puts out a bounty on the shark and Amity is soon swamped with amateur hunters and fisherman hoping to cash in on the reward. A local fisherman with much experience hunting sharks, Quint, offers to hunt down the creature for a hefty fee. Soon Quint, Brody and Matt Hooper from the Oceanographic Institute are at sea hunting the Great White shark. As Brody succinctly surmises after their first encounter with the creature, they're going to need a bigger boat. thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com https://linktr.ee/vhsstrikesback
56:37
October 12, 2022
Gettin' Square (2003)
Gettin' Square (2003)
Herb has chosen another Aussie gem for us this week, the 2003 movie Gettin' Square! Starring Sam Worthington, David Wenham, Gary Sweet and Timothy Spall this is a crime caper that Chris and Dave will be seeing for the first time! If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: Gettin' Square is about starting over, keeping clean and going straight. Barry Wirth is fresh out of prison and determined to stay on the straight and narrow. But like his mate Johnny 'Spit' Spiteri and reformed gangster turned restaurateur Dabba, he finds out the hard way that there are old scores and a few new ones that'll make getting square a lot harder than he thought. thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com https://linktr.ee/vhsstrikesback
41:29
October 05, 2022
Rock 'n' Roll High School (1980)
Rock 'n' Roll High School (1980)
This week it's the turn of the man, the legend, the Patreon, Tony Farina! And we go back to an early movie and musical awakening for Tony and that's the 1980 comedy musical, Rock 'n' Roll High School! Directed by Allan Arkush, and story and screenplay written by Joe Dante, Richard Whitley, Russ Dvonch and Joseph McBride. And starring P. J. Soles, Vince Van Patten, Clint Howard, Dey Young and of course, The Ramones!! Check out Tony's work at https://www.arfarina.com/. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: Vince Lombardi High School keeps losing principals to nervous breakdowns because of the students' love of rock 'n' roll and their disregard of education. The putative leader of the students is Riff Randell, who loves the music of the Ramones. A new principal, the rock-music-hating Miss Evelyn Togar, is brought in and promises to put an end to the music craze. When Miss Togar and a group of parents attempt to burn a pile of rock records, the students take over the high school, joined by the Ramones, who are made honorary students. When the police are summoned and demand that the students evacuate the building, they do so, which leads to an explosive finale. thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com https://linktr.ee/vhsstrikesback
47:12
September 28, 2022
Double Dragon (1994)
Double Dragon (1994)
In the late 1980's, Double Dragon game was a huge arcade game that spawned several sequels and collected plenty of loose change. In 1994, a little before Street Fighter came out, and a year before Mortal Kombat hit theatres, Double Dragon was released and starred Robert Patrick, Mark Dacascos, Scott Wolf and Alyssa Milano. Directed by James Yukich and screenplay written by Michael Davis and Peter Gould, with the story by Paul Dini and Neal Shusterman. Is this a hidden gem, or is it as bad as everyone says it is? If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: Two brothers have half of a powerful ancient Chinese talisman. An evil gang leader has the other half, and determines to get the brothers' half and have a complete medallion so he can gain absolute power. thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com https://linktr.ee/vhsstrikesback
49:36
September 21, 2022
Nekromantik (1987)
Nekromantik (1987)
WARNING - You don't need to watch this one before listening to the episode. Consider it an early Christmas present! When Spider-Dan (of Spider-Dan & the Secret Bores) sets his mind to something, he really goes for it. And like the Director of Nekromantik, Jörg Buttgereit, he delivered on what he set out to do. In Jörg's case, he wanted to make the most offensive movie he could in rebellion against the censorship in West Germany at the time. And since then this movie has gained cult status.  Check out Dan at https://www.spiderdanandthesecretbores.com. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: A street sweeper who cleans up after grisly accidents brings home a full corpse for him and his wife to enjoy sexually, but is dismayed to see that his wife prefers the corpse over him. thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com https://linktr.ee/vhsstrikesback
59:31
September 14, 2022
Ocean's Eleven (2001)
Ocean's Eleven (2001)
Chris' pick from this millennium is the 2001 heist movie, Ocean's Eleven. With a superstar ensemble cast of George Clooney, Matt Damon, Andy García, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts and many more. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: Danny Ocean wants to score the biggest heist in history. He combines an eleven member team, including Frank Catton, Rusty Ryan and Linus Caldwell. Their target? The Bellagio, the Mirage and the MGM Grand. All casinos owned by Terry Benedict. It's not going to be easy, as they plan to get in secretly and out with $150 million. thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com https://linktr.ee/vhsstrikesback
57:30
September 07, 2022
Pandemonium (1982)
Pandemonium (1982)
It's Patreon Susan's choice this week and she's chosen the 1982 parody slasher movie, Pandemonium. Directed by Alfred Sole and stars Tom Smothers, Eileen Brennan, Phil Hartman, Tab Hunter, Carol Kane, David Lander, Eve Arden, and Paul Reubens. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: A former high school student who always wanted to be a cheerleader decides to reopen the cheerleading program at her former high school after years of closure for being targeted by a serial killer. thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com https://linktr.ee/vhsstrikesback
48:53
August 31, 2022
Blood Simple (1984)
Blood Simple (1984)
It's Patreon Justin's choice this week and he's chosen the debut movie for the Coen brothers, Blood Simple. Written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, this movie stars John Getz, Frances McDormand, Dan Hedaya, Samm-Art Williams and M. Emmet Walsh. This may just be a bit of a surprise! If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: Texas bar owner Julian Marty, who is generally regarded as not a nice person, hires shady private detective Loren Visser, who is able to obtain what Marty requests evidence - in this instance, photographic - that his wife, Abby, and one of his bartenders, Ray, are having an affair. As Ray and Abby realize that Marty has found out about them, it allows them to plan for their future away from Marty, while being up front with Marty about the situation. Marty, in turn, decides to hire Visser once again, this time to kill Abby and Ray, and dispose of their bodies so that they won't be found. The out-in-the-open affair and the contract hit lead to some actions based on self-interest and a standoff of sorts between the four players, which is compounded in complexity by some wrong assumptions of what has happened, with an innocent bystander, another of the Marty's bartenders, Meurice, potentially, and unwittingly, adding to the scenario. thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com https://linktr.ee/vhsstrikesback
42:40
August 24, 2022
Krull (1983)
Krull (1983)
It's time for a bit of sword and sorcery, swashbuckling adventures with the 1983 cinematic bomb, Krull. Though it flopped at the box office, Krull became a cult classic on video and a favorite of Dave's in the 80's. Chris on the other hand, will hate every minute of it. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: In the face of total annihilation by the omnipotent Beast's unstoppable hordes of Slayers, the young aristocrats of two hostile neighboring nations--the brave Prince Colwyn and the fair Princess Lyssa--are about to come into union and form an alliance against the common enemy. However, the otherworldly adversary is all-powerful, and before long, a fateful abduction will trigger a desperate quest to the evil entity's grim Black Fortress, as Colwyn and a handful of mismatched defenders are willing to dice with death to ensure the land's future. In this suicide mission, the magical, five-edged weapon known as the Glaive is their only chance of survival. Can Prince Colwyn slay the Beast, and save Lyssa and Krull, the small planet in the middle of the vast galaxy? thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com https://linktr.ee/vhsstrikesback
49:16
August 17, 2022
The Rookie (1990)
The Rookie (1990)
Chris' choice this week is the sweet spot of a buddy-cop movie that came out in 1990. Written by Scott Spiegel and Boaz Yakin, this one is directed and stars Clint Eastwood alongside Charlie Sheen, Raul Julia and Sônia Braga. Let's see how another of Chris' picks holds up. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: After a car theft gang kills his previous partner, a veteran detective is assigned a rookie. He is determined to apprehend those responsible for his friend's death but his new partner isn't really up to the task. thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com https://linktr.ee/vhsstrikesback
53:26
August 10, 2022
The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990)
The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990)
The Adventures of Ford Fairlane is the pick of Patreon Timothy this week! It's a movie Tim used to watch with his best mate Paul, and argue the toss over whether it was a hidden gem or turd. Directed by Renny Harlin, screenplay by David Arnott, James Cappe, and Daniel Waters and based on characters created by Rex Weiner. Neither Chris and Dave have seen this 1990 bomb, and you'll have to listen to see how it got on........ but there will be a no-prize awarded for guessing the outcome. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: Ford "Mr. Rock n' Roll Detective" Fairlane is experiencing problems, and it's not with the opposite sex. One of them is that all the rock stars pay him with drumsticks, koala bears, food processors, and bicycle shorts. Another one of them is that all his employers that want him to find a missing girl named Zuzu Petals. Why didn't he become a fisherman's detective instead? A must-see for Andrew Dice Clay fans. thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com https://linktr.ee/vhsstrikesback
46:15
August 03, 2022
Arachnophobia (1990)
Arachnophobia (1990)
Arachnophobia is a horror-comedy and Patreon Kent's pick this week. Directed by Frank Marshall and written by Don Jakoby, Wesley Strick and Al Williams. Starring Jeff Daniels, Julian Sands, Harley Jane Kozak and John Goodman. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: A large spider from the jungles of South America is accidentally transported in a crate with a dead body to America where it mates with a local spider. Soon after, the residents of a small California town disappear as the result of spider bites from the deadly spider offspring. It's up to a couple of doctors aided by an insect exterminator to annihilate these eight-legged freaks before they take over the entire town. thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com https://linktr.ee/vhsstrikesback
51:04
July 27, 2022
Battle Beyond the Stars (1980)
Battle Beyond the Stars (1980)
After last week's Avedon/Rothrock stitch-up, there was only one thing for it. It's time to break glass for a low-budget sci-fi adventure, Battle Beyond the Stars! One of Roger Corman's most expensive movies, this came in a batch of Star Wars rip-offs in 1980 and was directed by Jimmy T. Murakami and stars Richard Thomas, Robert Vaughn, George Peppard, John Saxon, Sybil Danning, and Darlanne Fluegel. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: Shad, a young farmer, assembles a band of diverse mercenaries in outer space to defend his peaceful planet from the evil tyrant Sador and his armada of aggressors. Among the mercenaries are Space Cowboy, a spacegoing truck driver from Earth; Gelt, a wealthy but experienced assassin looking for a place to hide; and Saint-Exmin, a Valkyrie warrior looking to prove herself in battle. thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com https://linktr.ee/vhsstrikesback
37:55
July 20, 2022
Manhattan Chase (2000)
Manhattan Chase (2000)
This week we're covering a martial arts movie that wasn't picked up by the American or Hong Kong film market. This can mean only one thing, it's Chris' pick. And this one stars Loren Avedon and Cynthia Rothrock, and is directed by Godfrey Ho. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: After six years as a guest of the state, mob hit man Jason Reed wants nothing more than to get an honest job and spend time with his young son, Tommy. He is not ten steps outside of the prison before being greeted by Keither, an old crony anxious to pick up where they left off. While out for a drive with his son, Jason saves a young woman from a gun-wielding thug, not realizing that he has just managed to ruin Keith's plans to recover some stolen heroin. While fending off various retaliatory attacks from his old buddies, Jason must also deal with his ex-wife, a reformed drug addict who has returned from out of nowhere intent on reuniting with Tommy. thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com https://linktr.ee/vhsstrikesback
48:50
July 13, 2022
Mean Machine (2001) - Featuring Back to the Filmography
Mean Machine (2001) - Featuring Back to the Filmography
Special crossover episode this week where we feature the Back to the Filmography podcast, where host IAMJACsMusings speaks to special guest Chris. Back to the Filmogphraphy is currently going through the whole Jason Statham back catalog and this is the 6th installment. Catch Back to the Filmography whereever you get your podcasts from and follow on https://twitter.com/BacktotheFilmog If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: Disgraced ex-England captain (Danny 'Mean Machine' Meehan) is thrown in jail for assaulting two police officers. Whilst in jail, he doesn't receive any favors because of his celebrity status in the outside world. He is outnumbered and many prisoners constantly barrage him with insults for letting down his country in a crucial World Cup game. He keeps his head down and has the opportunity to forget everything and change the lives of the prisoners. These prisoners have the chance to put one over the evil guards. The prisoners are led by Danny and the whole of the prison, guards aside, are behind them. Game on...... thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com https://linktr.ee/vhsstrikesback
01:33:18
July 06, 2022
Iron Eagle (1986)
Iron Eagle (1986)
Patreon Glynn Davies is our guest this week and chose a childhood favorite, Iron Eagle. Released in the same year as Top Gun, this is directed by Sidney J. Furie and written by Kevin Alyn Elders. And stars Louis Gossett Jr., Jason Gedrick, and David Suchet. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: A young pilot plans a rescue mission when his father is shot down over enemy territory and captured. thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com https://linktr.ee/vhsstrikesback
48:29
June 29, 2022
9 to 5 (1980)
9 to 5 (1980)
Few movies have such a recognizable title track as 9 to 5 from 1980! It's the pick of Patreon supporter LuckyLooLooGreen this week and it's co-written and directed by Colin Higgins with story by Patricia Resnick. Starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton, Dabney Coleman, Elizabeth Wilson, and Sterling Hayden. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: Three female employees of a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot find a way to turn the tables on him. thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com https://linktr.ee/vhsstrikesback
43:53
June 22, 2022
Stir Crazy (1980)
Stir Crazy (1980)
A real blast from the past this week with the 1980 blockbuster comedy, Stir Crazy! A childhood favorite of Dave's, this one was directed by the great Sidney Poitier, written by Bruce Jay Friedman, and starring Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: Set up and wrongfully accused, two best friends will be sent to prison for a crime they didn't commit. However, no prison cell could keep them locked in. thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com https://linktr.ee/vhsstrikesback
44:44
June 15, 2022
Armed and Dangerous (1986)
Armed and Dangerous (1986)
What a stellar cast this is and it's Chris' pick this week!! Directed by Mark L. Lester and written by and combination of Brian Grazer, James Keach, Harold Ramis (sorry Harold!), and Peter Torokvei. But stars John Candy, Eugene Levy, Robert Loggia, Kenneth McMillan and Meg Ryan. This movie promises so much more than it delivers! If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: A fired cop and useless lawyer sign up as security guards and find they've joined a corrupt union. thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com https://linktr.ee/vhsstrikesback
53:23
June 08, 2022
Innerspace (1987)
Innerspace (1987)
It's Patreon Mafs pick this week with a classic sci-fi adventure; Innerspace! Directed by Joe Dante and starring Dennis Quaid, Martin Short and Meg Ryan. This one is sure to divide opinion. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: A test pilot is miniaturized in a secret experiment and accidentally injected into a hapless store clerk. thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com https://linktr.ee/vhsstrikesback
41:55
June 01, 2022
Hard Ticket to Hawaii (1987)
Hard Ticket to Hawaii (1987)
Patreon and long-time supporter, John Hammond, has picked some corkers in the past and he's done it again with this one. Hard Ticket to Hard Ticket to Hawaii was written and directed by Andy Sidaris and starred several Playboy Playmates: Dona Speir (Miss March 1984), Hope Marie Carlton (Miss July 1985), Cynthia Brimhall (Miss October 1985), and Patty Duffek (Miss May 1984). If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: In Hawaii, an undercover DEA agent and her civilian friend stumble upon a drug-trafficking operation, and have to enlist the help of all their colleagues/friends to go after the vicious drug kingpin. thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com https://linktr.ee/vhsstrikesback
39:29
May 25, 2022
Splash (1984)
Splash (1984)
Dave's pick this week is the 1984 rom-com starring Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah, Eugene Levy and John Candy. And directed by non other than Ritchie Cunningham himself, Ron Howard! Tom Hanks didn't do too well out of our last outing with him, let's see if this is any better. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: A young man is reunited with a mermaid who saved him from drowning as a boy. He falls in love with her, not knowing who or what she is. thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com https://linktr.ee/vhsstrikesback
54:23
May 18, 2022
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
If you were growing up in the 80's, there's a good chance you were a fan of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and the 1990 movie was huge! And riding the nostalgia train is Chris, so let's see how this one holds up. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: Four teenage mutant ninja turtles emerge from the shadows to protect New York City from a gang of criminal ninjas. thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com https://linktr.ee/vhsstrikesback First episode kicks off with the self-titled debut album, Skid Row! Hope you enjoy! https://linktr.ee/mandatorymusicandcd
44:56
May 11, 2022
Bonus: Mandatory Music and CD: Skid Row by Skid Row (1989)
Bonus: Mandatory Music and CD: Skid Row by Skid Row (1989)
This is a bonus episode featuring new podcast, Mandatory Music and CD. Features Dave along with Max and Tony from Comics In Motion among others and we discuss the music we love. First episode kicks off with the self-titled debut album, Skid Row! Hope you enjoy! https://linktr.ee/mandatorymusicandcd
01:46:22
May 05, 2022
Tales from the Crypt Presents: Bordello of Blood (1996)
Tales from the Crypt Presents: Bordello of Blood (1996)
Matt Bates is our Patreon Producer this week and chose the 1996 horror-comedy, Tales from the Crypt Presents: Bordello of Blood. Directed by Gilbert Adler and written by Back to the Future creator's Bob Gale and Robert Zemeckis! Starring Dennis Miller, Erika Eleniak, Angie Everhart, Chris Sarandon and Corey Feldman. You can get Matt on https://twitter.com/BCVlogger and checkout his YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/blackcountryvlogger. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: The Crypt Keeper returns to tell the story of a funeral parlor that moonlights as a vampire bordello. thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com https://linktr.ee/vhsstrikesback
44:47
May 04, 2022
The Room (2003)
The Room (2003)
Blake has our Patreon pick this week and makes a special appearance. Previous choices were Surf Nazi's Must Die and Bad Taste, and to round off the Blake Byles trilogy, he's gone for the infamous cult-classic, The Room (2003). This movie has been referred to as the Citizen Kane of bad movies, but will it live up to it's billing? If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: Johnny is a successful bank executive who lives quietly in a San Francisco townhouse with his fiancée, Lisa. One day, putting aside any scruple, she seduces Johnny's best friend, Mark. From there, nothing will be the same again. thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com https://linktr.ee/vhsstrikesback
01:15:18
April 27, 2022
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1983)
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1983)
A galaxy far, far away is the destination this week for Dave's pick! It's the concluding installment of the original Star Wars trilogy that came out in 1983 and was directed by Richard Marquand, with screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and George Lucas. Starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, and Ian McDiarmid. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: After a daring mission to rescue Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt, the Rebels dispatch to Endor to destroy the second Death Star. Meanwhile, Luke struggles to help Darth Vader back from the dark side without falling into the Emperor's trap. thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com https://linktr.ee/vhsstrikesback
01:05:23
April 20, 2022
Another 48 Hours (1990)
Another 48 Hours (1990)
Chris has gone back to the 1990 well and picked Another 48 Hours for the review this week. Directed by Walter Hill and starring Eddie Murphy, Nick Nolte and Brion James, the boys are back in town! If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: Jack Cates once again enlists the aid of ex-con Reggie Hammond - this time to take down The Iceman, a ruthless drug lord operating in the San Francisco bay area. thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com https://linktr.ee/vhsstrikesback
48:41
April 13, 2022
Almost Famous (2000)
Almost Famous (2000)
Dylan is our Patreon pop picker this week and has chosen the 2000 Cameron Crowe movie, Almost Famous. Written and directed by Crowe, and starring Kate Hudson, Billy Crudup, Patrick Fugit, Jason Lee, Zooey Deschanel, Anna Paquin and Frances McDormand. This is set in the early 1970's and follows William as a young reporter for Rolling Stone magazine. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: An old man makes a long journey by lawnmower to mend his relationship with an ill brother. thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com https://linktr.ee/vhsstrikesback
53:13
April 06, 2022
The Straight Story (1999)
The Straight Story (1999)
Kent Gustavson makes the Patreon pick this week and what a movie! The Straight Story (1999) is based on a true story and written by John Roach and Mary Sweeney. Directed by David Lynch and stars Richard Farnsworth and Sissy Spacek, this may just be a bit if a hidden gem! If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: An old man makes a long journey by lawnmower to mend his relationship with an ill brother. thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com https://linktr.ee/vhsstrikesback
48:31
March 30, 2022
Robocop (1987)
Robocop (1987)
Dystopian Detroit is the setting for this week's pick of Dave's, and it's the 1987 sci-fi classic, Robocop! If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: In a violent, near-apocalyptic Detroit, evil corporation Omni Consumer Products wins a contract from the city government to privatize the police force. To test their crime-eradicating cyborgs, the company leads street cop Alex Murphy into an armed confrontation with crime lord Boddicker so they can use his body to support their untested RoboCop prototype. But when RoboCop learns of the company's nefarious plans, he turns on his masters. thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com https://linktr.ee/vhsstrikesback
01:00:22
March 23, 2022
Hooper (1978)
Hooper (1978)
It's Burt Reynolds Super-fan Chris' pick this week with the 1978 action-comedy, Hooper!! Directed by Hal Needham and starring Burt Reynolds, Sally Field and Jan-Michael Vincent, this one could be a split camp! If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: Aging stuntman Sonney Hooper is still on top as one of the best stuntmen in the business. But up and coming Ski is starting to do bigger and better stunts. Hooper has the experience to setup a stunt safely, and Ski lacks the common sense to know when a stunt is too dangerous. Maybe together, along with their fun loving buddies, they can do a stunt together that will surpass anything that anyone has done. thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com https://linktr.ee/vhsstrikesback
44:14
March 16, 2022
Nighthawks (1981)
Nighthawks (1981)
Patreon Timothy Charles has picked a lesser-known Action Copy Drama/Thriller this week in Nighthawks. Directed by Bruce Malmuth, after Gary Nelson was sacked, the movie stars Sylvester Stallone, Rutger Hauer, Billy Dee Williams and Lindsay Wagner. This one may just be one of those gems that we hadn't actually seen before! If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: Deke DaSilva (Sylvester Stallone) and Matthew Fox (Billy Dee Williams) are two New York City cops who get transferred to an elite anti-terrorism squad. About this same time, an infamous international terrorist shows up in New York City looking to cause some chaos. It's up to DaSilva and Fox to stop him, but will they be in time? thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com https://linktr.ee/vhsstrikesback
59:01
March 09, 2022
Wayne's World (1992)
Wayne's World (1992)
We're sticking with 1992 for this week and Patreon Kristie's choice, Wayne's World! Directed by Penelope Spheeris, and starred character creator Mike Myers, along with Dana Carvey, Rob Lowe and Tia Carrere. This was only the second movie to make it to the big screen from a Saturday Night Live sketch, the first being Blues Brothers, and was Myers' breakout iconic role. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: Wayne is still living at home. He has a world-class collection of name tags from jobs he's tried, but he does have his own public access TV show. A local station decides to hire him and his sidekick, Garth, to do their show professionally and Wayne & Garth find that it is no longer the same. Wayne falls for a bass guitarist and uses his and Garth's Video contacts to help her career along, knowing that Ben Oliver, the sleazy advertising guy who is ruining their show will probably take her away from him if they fail. thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com https://linktr.ee/vhsstrikesback
57:12
March 02, 2022
Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)
Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)
Patreon Alec has picked this week's choice and gone for the 1992 Bram Stoker's Dracula! Starring Gary Oldman, Winona Wyder, Keanu Reeves, Anthony Hopkins, Richard E. Grant and Cary Elwes, this is one Chris and Dave have never actually watched. And let's face it, that often doesn't end well. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: This version of Dracula is closely based on Bram Stoker's classic novel. Young barrister Jonathan Harker is assigned to a gloomy village in the mists of eastern Europe. He is captured and imprisoned by the undead vampire Dracula, who travels to London, inspired by a photograph of Harker's betrothed, Mina Murray. In Britain, Dracula begins a reign of seduction and terror, draining the life from Mina's closest friend, Lucy Westenra. Lucy's friends gather together to try to drive Dracula away. thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
52:28
February 23, 2022
Shootfighter: Fight to the Death (1993)
Shootfighter: Fight to the Death (1993)
Time for some 90's martial arts action again! Starring Bolo Yeung, William Zabka, Martin Kove and Michael Bernardo, this is almost a cross between Karate Kid and Bloodsport and Chris and Dave are here for it! If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: Nick and Ruben are hoodwinked into a "shootfighter" (no-holds-barred, to the death) martial arts match by the evil Mr. Lee, who has a grudge against world shootfighter champ(and teacher of Nick and Ruben) Shingo. thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
53:43
February 16, 2022
Look Who's Talking (1989)
Look Who's Talking (1989)
This week Chris has gone for some good ole, wholesome family fun with the 1989 movie, Look Who's Talking. Written and Directed by Amy Heckerling, and starring Kirstie Alley and John Travolta. This movie was huge at the time and wondering how it stands up! If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: Double-crossed, the lovelorn and very pregnant New York City accountant, Mollie, gets into James' cab and rushes to the hospital to give birth, after a failed attempt at love with a sleazy and self-centred businessman. Suddenly, Mollie is a single working mum--and what is even more disheartening--she has to embark on the nearly impossible quest to unearth the ideal father for her outspoken boy, Mikey. Could the perfect father be James, Mikey's favourite babysitter? thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
58:32
February 09, 2022
Two Hands (1999)
Two Hands (1999)
Herb selected a low-budget Aussie movie for this week's Patreon pick; Two Hands. Written and directed by Gregor Jordan and starring Heath Ledger, Bryan Brown and Rose Byrne. Neither Chris nor Dave had seen this one before and so going into this one fresh. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: A 19-year-old (Heath Ledger) finds himself in debt to a local gangster (Bryan Brown) when some gang loot disappears and sets him on the run from thugs. Meanwhile, two street kids start a shopping spree when they find the missing money. Rose Byrne co-stars as a country girl with whom Ledger starts a romance on his trip. thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
54:28
February 02, 2022
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)
Dirty Rotten Soundrels is Dave's pick for this month and stars Michael Caine, Steve Martin, Glenne Headly and Ian McDiarmid. Directed by Frank Oz and written by Dale Launer, Stanley Shapiro and Paul Henning. This is a well-loved comedy by some, but that doesn't always mean it will get the thumbs up from Chris! If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: Lawrence and Freddie are con men, big-time and small-time, respectively. They unsuccessfully attempt to work together only to find that this town (on the French Riviera) ain't big enough for the two of them. They agree to a "loser leaves" bet. The bet brings out the best and worst in the two. thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
45:54
January 26, 2022
Cage (1989)
Cage (1989)
A quest to find some of the worst American martial arts 80's movies has provided Chris' pick this week. A little known 1989 movie, Cage, starring Lou Ferrigno and Reb Brown. And a whole bunch of action cameos you won't believe! If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: A GI in Vietnam saves his buddy's life, but in the process is shot in the head. The injury results in brain damage to the point where he basically has a child's brain in a (very large) man's body. When they get out of the Marine Corps, the two open up a bar together, but some local gangsters make things tough for them after they refuse to take part in brutal "cage" matches where fighters battle to the point of serious injury and/or death. thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
58:07
January 19, 2022
Goldfinger (1964)
Goldfinger (1964)
Patreon Griff, of The Paul and Griff show, chose a classic Sean Connery James Bond movie this week, Goldfinger from 1964. Directed by Guy Hamilton and written by Richard Maibaum and Paul Dehn and based on the novel by Ian Fleming. Starring Sean Connery, Gert Fröbe, Honor Blackman, Shirley Eaton, Tania Mallet and Harold Sakata. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: James Bond (Sir Sean Connery) is back and his next mission takes him to Fort Knox, where Auric Goldfinger (Gert Fröbe) and his henchman are planning to raid Fort Knox and obliterate the world economy. To save the world once again, Bond will need to become friends with Goldfinger, dodge killer hats, and avoid Goldfinger's personal pilot, the sexy Pussy Galore (Honor Blackman). She might not have feelings for Bond, but will 007 help her change her mind? thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
01:14:44
January 12, 2022
Ski Patrol (1990)
Ski Patrol (1990)
Patreon pick this week was the turn of JAC (IAmJACsMusings) and he chose the 1990 action-comedy (stretching a bit there), Ski Patrol. And after Chris and Dave deemed the last pick, Virtuosity, pretty lackluster, JAC's out for revenge. Which instantly has more plot intrigue than this particular movie. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: The Snowy Peaks ski patrol is one diverse crew. They consist of Jerry, the senior member who loves skiing and is in love with Ellen, a ski school instructor at Snowy Peaks; Iceman, singer and master of impressions; Eddie, the demolition and explosives expert; Stanley, who has failed to make the patrol seven years in a row; and Tiana, a foreign exchange patroller who likes Stanley. While having fun and keeping the mountain safe, they try to save the lodge from greedy land developer, Sam Maris. thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
49:42
January 05, 2022
When Harry Met Sally (1989)
When Harry Met Sally (1989)
For our New Year's themed pick, we've chosen one of the most iconic rom-coms of the 80's or 90's; When Harry Met Sally (1989). Directed by Rob Reiner, written by Nora Ephron and starring Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan and Carrie Fisher. Known mostly for THAT scene, this one is loved by many. But will it stand up for Chris and Dave? If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: Harry and Sally meet when she gives him a ride to New York after they both graduate from the University of Chicago. The film jumps through their lives as they both search for love, but fail, bumping into each other time and time again. Finally, a close friendship blooms between them, and they both like having a friend of the opposite sex. But then they are confronted with the problem: "Can a man and a woman be friends, without sex getting in the way?" thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
43:11
December 29, 2021
Die Hard 2: Die Harder (1990)
Die Hard 2: Die Harder (1990)
The winner of our Christmas Patreon poll for a Christmas movie was Die Hard 2: Die Harder. Based on 58 minutes authored by Walter Wager, this blockbuster sequel was directed by Renny Harlin and written by Steven E. de Souza and Doug Richardson. Bruce Willis is the undoubted star of the show with his second outing as John McClane and his nemesis this time is Colonel William Stuart played by William Sadler. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: After the terrifying events in LA, John McClane (Willis) is about to go through it all again. A team of terrorists, led by Col. Stuart (Sadler) is holding the entire airport hostage. The terrorists are planning to rescue a drug lord from justice. In order to do so, they have seized control of all electrical equipment affecting all planes. With no runway lights available, all aircraft have to remain in the air, with fuel running low, McClane will need to be fast. thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
50:57
December 22, 2021
Police Story (1985)
Police Story (1985)
Jackie Chan is a kung-fu legend and this week, Dave's chosen to go back to 1985 and tackle the classic Police Story. Written and Directed by the man himself, the action in this one is on a different level. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: Kevin Chan (aka Jackie) is a Hong-Kong cop, who scores his first big hit by virtually single-handedly capturing and arresting a big drug- lord. Of course, the drug-lord isn't too happy about this, and frames Kevin with the murder of another cop (who happened to be on the take). Kevin has to clear his name, whilst keeping himself from getting killed or arrested, and keeping his girlfriend from leaving him. thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
42:57
December 15, 2021
Groundhog Day (1993)
Groundhog Day (1993)
Bill Murray got a roasting for Ghostbusters a couple of years ago, but Chris' pick this week stars the man himself and it's the 1993 iconic movie, Groundhog Day. Written and directed by Harold Ramis, and starring Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott and Brian Doyle-Murray. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: A weather man is reluctantly sent to cover a story about a weather forecasting "rat" (as he calls it). This is his fourth year on the story, and he makes no effort to hide his frustration. On awaking the 'following' day he discovers that it's Groundhog Day again, and again, and again. First he uses this to his advantage, then comes the realisation that he is doomed to spend the rest of eternity in the same place, seeing the same people do the same thing EVERY day. thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
49:03
December 08, 2021
Stand By Me (1986)
Stand By Me (1986)
Patreon Mark Pearson's choice this week is the 1986 movie, Stand By Me. Based on a Stephen King novella, this was directed by Rob Reiner and stars Will Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O'Connell, Kiefer Sutherland, Richard Dreyfuss and Josh Cosack. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: It's the summer of 1959 in Castlerock, Oregon and four 12 year-old boys - Gordie, Chris, Teddy and Vern - are fast friends. After learning of the general location of the body of a local boy who has been missing for several days, they set off into the woods to see it. Along the way, they learn about themselves, the meaning of friendship and the need to stand up for what is right. thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
56:21
December 01, 2021
Porky's (1981)
Porky's (1981)
It was probably a matter of time before we tackled this rather legendary teen sex comedy. Porky's. Written and directed by Bob Clark, this 1981 movie was the winner of our Teen hijinks poll and ages like a fine cheese. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: In 1954, a group of teenage male students of Florida's Angel Beach High School are determined to lose their virginity. They embark on games of sexual innuendo with female classmates whose activities Billy, Tommy, and Pee Wee witness via their secret surveillance. Pee Wee is the most desperate, which gets him into one predicament after another, besides constantly being the butt of pranks. Good guy Tim deals with his learned racism that surfaces with the arrival of new student Brian Schwartz, who is Jewish. Meanwhile, new Boys' Phys Ed coach Roy Brackett is attracted to cheerleading coach Miss Lynn Honeywell, who is attracted to him but doesn't want to go all the way. Coach Brackett's goal is to find out why Coach Warren has nicknamed Miss Honeywell "Lassie." All these goings-on offend the sensibilities of the Girls' Phys Ed coach, Miss Beulah Balbricker, who takes it upon herself to maintain the moral standards of the school. When the boys' mission stalls, Mickey, whose brother Ted is the local sheriff, suggests that they go to Porky's, a bar and unofficial brothel in neighboring Wallacetown in the middle of the Everglades, to lose their virginity. Porky's is owned by the violent Porky, whose actions are supported by his sheriff brother. The boys' experience at Porky's leads to a feud between the boys and Porky and his posse, the boys' collective anger fueled by Mickey. They will learn that they may not be able to beat Porky with their fists, but they might be able to do so with a little ingenuity, which may hurt Porky more in the long run. thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
56:57
November 24, 2021
Enemy Mine (1985)
Enemy Mine (1985)
Patreon Maff mulled over a few different choices before settling on the 1985 Wolf Peterson movie, Enemy Mine! It's one Dave has seen a fair few times, while Chris...... well, it's sci-fi so the signs aren't great... If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: At the height of the devastating intergalactic war between humans and the bipedal reptilian humanoids known as Dracs, the earthling single-seat fighter pilot, Willis Davidge, and the saurian pilot, Jeriba Shigan, engage in a furious dogfight. As both sworn enemies crash-land on the desolate, inhospitable planet, Fyrine IV, they will have to put aside their hatred for each other, share knowledge and experience to fight the forces of nature and, above all, work in unison to survive. Can their forced coexistence and uneasy camaraderie pave the way for a genuine inter-species friendship? thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
51:33
November 17, 2021
Aliens (1986)
Aliens (1986)
There are few sci-movies from the 80's which being be held in higher esteem than James Cameron's 1986 sequel, Aliens. Set after the original Alien, 1979, this takes the initial encounter with the Xenomorph and turns everything up to eleven!! Starring Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn and Bill Paxton, this sci-fi action-adventure is one to strap in for! If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: 57 years after Ellen Ripley had a close encounter with the reptilian alien creature from the first movie, she is called back, this time, to help a group of highly trained colonial marines fight off against the sinister extraterrestrials. But this time, the aliens have taken over a space colony on the moon LV-426. When the colonial marines are called upon to search the deserted space colony, they later find out that they are up against more than what they bargained for. Using specially modified machine guns and enough firepower, it's either fight or die as the space marines battle against the aliens. As the Marines do their best to defend themselves, Ripley must attempt to protect a young girl who is the sole survivor of the nearly wiped out space colony. thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
54:33
November 10, 2021
Death Warrant (1990)
Death Warrant (1990)
It's time again to go back to a classic starring the Muscles from Brussels, Jean-Claude Van Damme! It's the 1990 action movie, Death Warrant. Written by David S. Goyer and directed by Deran Sarafian, this was a favorite to get from the video shop in the Phelps household. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: The Canadian policeman Louis Burke is assigned in a jail to investigate some murders of prisoners and jailors. When in jail, Lois, using his outstanding martial arts, is able to save his life and make himself respected in that violent world. At last, helped by two another prisoners, he succeeds in finding the truth about the dreadful crimes thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
52:18
November 03, 2021
Pop Guerrillas Halloween Special: Halloween Retrospective
Pop Guerrillas Halloween Special: Halloween Retrospective
Concluding our Halloween weekend, we have our friends the Pop Guerrillas giving their views on the Halloween franchise. You can subscribe to them on all good or evil podcast catchers..... The Pop Guerrillas are a collective dedicated to providing spoiler-free reviews in less time than it takes to listen to a song. Music, movies, TV, comics, books and much more. They reviewed each of the 12 Halloween films in order.  Enjoy and have a happy Halloween! Please follow the Pop Guerrillas on Twitter and subscribe on your favorite podcast catcher.  You never know when the Pop Guerrillas will strike next.
29:17
October 31, 2021
The Crow Comic Book Review (1989)
The Crow Comic Book Review (1989)
The second episode of our Halloween weekend is Tony Farina and Chris Phelps discussing James O'Barr's 1989 Caliber Press masterpiece comic, The Crow. Crossover episode with Indie Comics Spotlight on Comics In Motion. If you want to talk with Tony about comics or to suggest any future shows, please connect with him on Twitter @Tricycleboombox. You can read his reviews of multiple Independent and DC comics at DC Comics News or at Fantastic Universes. You can find him online and send him an email at https://www.arfarina.com/.
01:01:07
October 30, 2021
The Crow (1994)
The Crow (1994)
Special Halloween episode covering the 1994 cult phenomenon The Crow. Starring Brandon Lee. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot: A poetic guitarist Eric Draven is brought back to life by a crow a year after he and his fiancée are murdered. The crow guides him through the land of the living, and leads him to his killers: knife thrower Tin-tin, drugetic Funboy, car buff T-Bird, and the unsophisticated Skank. One by one, Eric gives these thugs a taste of their own medicine. However their leader Top-Dollar, a world-class crime lord who will dispatch his enemies with a Japanese sword and joke about it later, will soon learn the legend of the crow and the secret to the vigilante's invincibility thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
01:01:25
October 29, 2021
Heathers (1988)
Heathers (1988)
Heather's is an absolute favorite of our great friend and Patreon supporter Tony Farina of Indie Comics Spotlight. This cult classic originally flopped at the box office but developed a huge following after that. Directed by Michael Lehmann, written by Daniel Waters and starring Winona Ryder, Christian Slater and Shannen Doherty this one certainly divides opinion! If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: A regular girl, Veronica, tries to survive the social jungle of high school by sticking with the three most popular girls at school who are all called Heather. As she meets a sociopath named JD, her life spirals into a continuous cycle of hate, unintentional murder and indifference, as she exacts revenge on her enemies, also known as her best friends. thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
45:28
October 27, 2021
Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993)
Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993)
Probably not a 90's classic, but one in the hearts of our two hosts. This is Dragon: The Bruce Lee story from 1993 and stars Jason Scott Lee, Lauren Holly and Robert Wagner. But how does this 'modern take' on the story of Bruce stand up today? If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: Based on the life and career of Martial Arts superstar, Bruce Lee. Haunted by demons. Bruce was taught Martial arts at childhood. Bruce then was told by his father to flee to the United States. There, he opened up a Martial Arts school, then was chosen to be the Green Hornet's sidekick, Kato. Then, his big movie career that included "The Big Boss" and "Enter the Dragon". Fighting many enemies along the way, including his childhood demon. thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
40:46
October 20, 2021
White Men Can't Jump (1992)
White Men Can't Jump (1992)
A favourite of Chris' back in the day was White Men Can't Jump. Directed and written by Ron Shelton and starring Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson, Rosie Perez and Tyra Ferrell. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: Billy and Sydney think they're the best basketball hustlers in town, so when they join forces, nothing can stop them, except each other. To add to their problems, Billy owes money and is being chased by a pair of gangster types. thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
56:01
October 13, 2021
For Your Eyes Only (1981)
For Your Eyes Only (1981)
Finally breaking our James Bond duck with the winner of our Roger Moore poll, For Your Eyes Only from 1981. Directed by John Glen, written by Richard Maibaum and Michael G. Wilson, and starring Roger Moore, Carole Bouquet, Lynn-Holly Johnson, Chaim Topol and Julian Glover. Moore is a favourite of Chris and Dave's, but will this one stand up? If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary:  After disposing of a familiar looking face, Bond is sent to recover a communication device, known as an A.T.A.C., which went down with a British spy ship as it sunk. Bond must hurry though, as the Russians are also out for this device. On his travels, he also meets Melina Havelock, whose parents were brutally murdered. Bond also encounters Aristotle Kristatos and Milos Colombo. Each of them are accusing the other of having links with with the Russians. Bond must team up with Melina, solve who the true ally is, and find the A.T.A.C. before it's too late. thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
01:00:29
October 06, 2021
The Club (1980)
The Club (1980)
Matthew Bates had this week's Patreon pick and went for the 1980 Australian movie, The Club. Neither Chris nor Dave have watched this one and the low budget didn't have good signs. But this one might just be a bit of gem! Directed by Bruce Beresford, written by David Williamson and starring Jack Thompson, Graham Kennedy and Frank Wilson. Check out Matt's YouTube on https://www.youtube.com/c/blackcountryvlogger. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: Boardroom and dressing-room intrigues spill onto the field at the Australian Rules football club. thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
51:31
September 29, 2021
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
Totally shagadelic episode and it's Dave's pick this week with the 1997 comedy, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery. Directed by Jay Roach and stars the co-producer and writer, Mike Myers. Also starring Elizabeth Hurley, Robert Wagner, Seth Green, and Michael York. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: Austin Powers is a 60's spy who is cryonically frozen and released in the 1990's. The world is a very different place for Powers. Unfortunately for Austin, everyone is no longer sex-mad. Although he may be in a different decade, his mission is still the same. He has teamed up with Vanessa Kensington to stop the evil Dr. Evil, who was also frozen in the past. Dr. Evil stole a nuclear weapon and is demanding a payment of (when he realises its the 90's) 100 billion dollars. Can Austin Powers stop this madman? or will he caught up with Evil's henchman, with names like Alotta Fagina and Random Task? Only time will tell! thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
01:04:38
September 22, 2021
Cannonball Run 2 (1984)
Cannonball Run 2 (1984)
If there's one thing studios love, it's to cash in a sequel on the success of an original movie. And with Chris' pick this week, Golden Harvest certainly cashed in their chips with Cannonball Run 2. Directed by Hal Needham and starring Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Shirley MacLaine, Jamie Farr, Ricardo Montalbán, Telly Savalas, and Jackie Chan. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: The Sheik who competed at the last Cannonball Run, is berated by his father for not winning it. So he tells him to go and win. Problem is that there is no Cannonball Run. So his father tells him to make one of his own. He puts up a million dollars as the prize. So former Cannonballers J.J. and his buddy Vince join, as does Blake and Fenderbaum and some other characters. But Blake and Fenderbaum owe a mobster some money, and the mobster owes some other guy more. He then decides to grab the Sheik and hold him for ransom so he can pay the guy back. thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
57:13
September 15, 2021
Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
The result of our sequels poll was close, but Riggs and Murtaugh are just irresistible as that perfect buddy cop combo. Directed by Richard Donner and starring Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Patsy Kensit, Joss Ackland and Derrick O'Connor. This is a favorite of both the hosts this week If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: Riggs and Murtaugh are trying to take down some drug dealers but they turn out to be not run-of-the-mill drug dealers; they have automatic weapons and helicopters. Eventually, they grab one of their vehicles and find a million dollars worth of gold coins or Krugerrands in the trunk. Later Murtaugh is threatened by the men they're pursuing. That's when the Captain reassigns them to protect a man named Leo Getz who is supposed to testify in a big case. When they get to where Leo is, someone tries to kill him and that's when they learn he laundered half a billion dollars worth of drug money. He then takes them to a place he once went to and that's when the people there start shooting at them. Later when they come back with back up they learn that the men work for the South African consulate and have diplomatic immunity. They deduce that they are the ones they were looking for, but because they have diplomatic immunity they can't do anything. thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
59:25
September 08, 2021
Nothing But Trouble (1991)
Nothing But Trouble (1991)
Nothing But Trouble is the only movie directed by Dan Aykroyd, and if you watch it you'll realize why. This week is the pick of patreon Heath and it's the first, and last, time of watching for Chris and Dave. Does this deserve it's critical and financial flop status? Absolutely. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: A financier agrees to take lawyer to her business meeting. On the way, they run a stop sign in a small town in the middle of nowhere, and are arrested. But all is not as it seems: the courthouse and the "prison" are a maze of zany booby- traps and deadly contraptions. The antics of the captured couple as they try to escape from the mad judge and his bizarre family make up the rest of this unusual film. thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
52:06
September 01, 2021
The Exorcist (1973)
The Exorcist (1973)
One of the most iconic and influential movies in modern times was The Exorcist (1973) and neither Chris or Dave had actually watched! This week, it's time to bring out the cushion to hide behind and remedy that situation. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: A visiting actress in Washington, D.C., notices dramatic and dangerous changes in the behavior and physical make-up of her 12-year-old daughter. Meanwhile, a young priest at nearby Georgetown University begins to doubt his faith while dealing with his mother's terminal sickness. And, book-ending the story, a frail, elderly priest recognizes the necessity for a show-down with an old demonic enemy. thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
56:38
August 25, 2021
Back to the Future Part III (1990)
Back to the Future Part III (1990)
It's been a long time in coming and after starting this podcast with two of our favorite movies, and indeed one of our favorite trilogies, it was time to draw a line under this one. It's Chris' pick, and it's Back to the Future Part III. This science fiction western comedy film was directed by Robert Zemeckis and stars Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Mary Steenburgen, Thomas F. Wilson and Lea Thompson. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: Stranded in 1955, Marty McFly receives written word from his friend, Doctor Emmett Brown, as to where can be found the DeLorean time machine. However, an unfortunate discovery prompts Marty to go to his friend's aid. Using the time machine, Marty travels to the old west where his friend has run afoul of a gang of thugs and has fallen in love with a local schoolteacher. Using the technology from the time, Marty and Emmett devise one last chance to send the two of them back to the future. thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
01:01:12
August 18, 2021
The Princess Bride (1987)
The Princess Bride (1987)
As you wish! It's Patreon Hannah's choice this week and she's gone for the 1987 fantasy adventure movie, The Princess Bride. Directed and co-produced by Rob Reiner, and starring Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Wallace Shawn, André the Giant, and Christopher Guest. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: An elderly man reads the book "The Princess Bride" to his sick and thus currently bedridden adolescent grandson, the reading of the book which has been passed down within the family for generations. The grandson is sure he won't like the story, with a romance at its core, he prefers something with lots of action and "no kissing", but he lets grandfather continue because he doesn't want to hurt his feelings. The story centers on Buttercup, a former farm girl who has been chosen as the princess bride to Prince Humperdinck of Florian. Buttercup does not love him, she who still laments the death of her one true love, Westley, five years ago. Westley was a hired hand on the farm, his stock answer of "as you wish" to any request she made of him which she came to understand was his way of saying that he loved her. But Westley went away to sea, only to be killed by the Dread Pirate Roberts. On a horse ride to clear her mind of her upcoming predicament of marriage, Buttercup is kidnapped by a band of bandits: Vizzini who works on his wits, and his two associates, a giant named Fezzik who works on his brawn, and a Spaniard named Inigo Montoya, who has trained himself his entire life to be an expert swordsman. They in turn are chased by the Dread Pirate Roberts himself. But chasing them all is the Prince, and his men led by Count Tyrone Rugen. What happens to these collectives is dependent partly on Buttercup, who does not want to marry the Prince, and may see other options as lesser evils, and partly on the other motives of individuals within the groups. But a larger question is what the grandson will think of the story as it proceeds and at its end, especially as he sees justice as high a priority as action. thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
46:24
August 11, 2021
Bad Taste (1987)
Bad Taste (1987)
It's Patreon pick time again, and Mr. Blake Byles has a lot to answer for! Bad Taste (1987) is a labor of love project by acclaimed Director Peter Jackson and starring, well, Peter Jackson and a bunch of his mates. This New Zealand science-fiction comedy horror film is like no other we've reviewed to date. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: Derek and his friends must investigate the missing people in a small village. Then they find out its human formed aliens that are really big headed monsters that used all the people in the small village into their snack burgers. Now, Derek must save the day and the world with his chainsaw before the meat eaters strikes the whole planet. Will Derek kill all the aliens? thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
57:29
August 04, 2021
Big Trouble In Little China (1986)
Big Trouble In Little China (1986)
John Carpenter's 1986 movie, Big Trouble In Little China, was a fantasy martial arts action-comedy film starring Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall, Dennis Dun, and James Hong. Chris hasn't seen Dave's pick before, and this doesn't usually go well...... If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: Truck driver Jack Burton arrives in Chinatown, San Francisco, and goes to the airport with his Chinese friend Wang Chi to welcome his green-eyed fiancée Miao Yin who is arriving from China. However she is kidnapped on the arrival by a Chinese street gang and Jack and Wang chase the group. Soon they learn that the powerful evil sorcerer called David Lo Pan, who has been cursed more than two thousand years ago to exist without physical body, needs to marry a woman with green eyes to retrieve his physical body and Miao is the chosen one. Jack and Wang team-up with the lawyer Gracie Law, the bus driver and sorcerer apprentice Egg Shen and their friends and embark in a great adventure in the underground of Chinatown, where they face a world of magicians and magic, monsters and martial arts fighters. thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
45:42
July 28, 2021
Event Horizon (1997)
Event Horizon (1997)
Two of Chris' least favorite genres are Sci-Fi and Horror. So for Dave's pick this week we've gone for the 1997 box-office flop, but cult-movie, Event Horizon. Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson and starring Sam Neill, Laurence Fishburne, Kathleen Quinlan, Joely Richardson, Richard T. Jones, Jack Noseworthy, Jason Isaacs and Sean Pertwee. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: In the year 2047 a group of astronauts are sent to investigate and salvage the long lost starship "Event Horizon". The ship disappeared mysteriously 7 years before on its maiden voyage and with its return comes even more mystery as the crew of the "Lewis and Clark" discover the real truth behind its disappearance and something even more terrifying. thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
49:34
July 21, 2021
Fighting Spirit (1992) aka King of the Kickboxers 2
Fighting Spirit (1992) aka King of the Kickboxers 2
Loren Avendon can rarely have received more love from any other podcast and he's the star of Chris' pick again this week with Fighting Spirit (1992) aka King of the Kickboxers 2. Originally titled Fighting Spirit, the movie was retitled to King of the Kickboxers 2 after the success of the first movie. Directed by Teddy Page, written by Rod Davis and starring Loren Avedon, Sean Donohue and Greg Douglass and Michelle Locke. This movie may be added to an illustrious list..... If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: Billy is a young fighter whose sister Judith was hurt after a near gang rape. When he learns she must have surgery, crime boss Russell has Billy compete in illegal street fights. When Billy learns he may get killed, he quits but is later killed by Russell and his men, who were the ones responsible for Judith's accident. After his death, Billy must rely on one man to seek revenge for him: his best friend David. However, David must train in martial arts before he can seek revenge. David seeks guidance from the ghost of Billy as well as Billy's trainer and ally, Murphy. thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
42:50
July 14, 2021
Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
Producer John Hammond is the Patreon pick this week and he's gone with Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983). A controversial movie for behind the scenes, this was inspired by the tv series which originally debuted in 1959. This anthology movie was produced and directed by Steven Spielberg and John Landis, as well as directors by Joe Dante and George Miller. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: Prologue: a driver has a big surprise with his passenger. Segment 1 ("Time Out"): a bigot hates Jews, Black and Asians. One day he will live in World War II, be hunted down by the KKK and get attacked in the Vietnam War and feel the effects of his hatred. Segment 2 ("Kick the Can"): In a nursing home, the elder inhabitants learn that their minds can keep them young. Segment 3 ("It's a Good Life"): a traveler hits a boy in a bicycle with her car and takes the boy home. Soon she learns that the powerful boy brought her home indeed. Segment 4 ("Nightmare at 20,000 feet"): a writer is scared to fly and soon he sees a monstrous creature destroying the airplane engines during a stormy night. thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
01:17:57
July 07, 2021
Kickboxer (1989)
Kickboxer (1989)
It's another week to check out the Muscles from Brussels! It's Dave's pick and it's the 1989 martial arts flick, Kickboxer. Directed by Mark DiSalle, David Worth and starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Michel Qissi, Dennis Alexio, Dennis Chan and Rochelle Ashana. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: Kurt Sloan is the corner-man for his brother, U.S. kickboxing champion Eric Sloan. When Kurt witnesses his brother become maliciously paralyzed in the ring by Thailand champion Tong Po, Kurt vows revenge. With the help of Xian, a kickboxing trainer who lives in a remote area of Thailand, Kurt trains for the fight of his life. thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com vPK4bkp36tS42VnhIzyv
56:14
June 30, 2021
Jurassic Park (1993)
Jurassic Park (1993)
Chris takes us back to a real monster blockbuster movie of the 90's this week! Directed by Steven Spielberg, music by John Williams and starring Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough and Samuel L. Jackson, Jurassic Park broke over a Billion dollars at the box office and we took a look at how it stands up nearly 30 years later. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: Huge advancements in scientific technology have enabled a mogul to create an island full of living dinosaurs. John Hammond has invited four individuals, along with his two grandchildren, to join him at Jurassic Park. But will everything go according to plan? A park employee attempts to steal dinosaur embryos, critical security systems are shut down and it now becomes a race for survival with dinosaurs roaming freely over the island. thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
01:01:25
June 23, 2021
The Fifth Element (1997)
The Fifth Element (1997)
Producer Dylan Beecroft chose Luc Besson's 1997 sci-fi action movie, The Fifth Element. Starring Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman, Milla Jovovich and Chris Tucker. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: In the twenty-third century, the universe is threatened by evil. The only hope for mankind is the Fifth Element, who comes to Earth every five thousand years to protect the humans with four stones of the four elements: fire, water, Earth and air. A Mondoshawan spacecraft is bringing The Fifth Element back to Earth but it is destroyed by the evil Mangalores. However, a team of scientists use the DNA of the remains of the Fifth Element to rebuild the perfect being called Leeloo. She escapes from the laboratory and stumbles upon the taxi driver and former elite commando Major Korben Dallas that helps her to escape from the police. Leeloo tells him that she must meet Father Vito Cornelius to accomplish her mission. Meanwhile, the Evil uses the greedy and cruel Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg and a team of mercenary Mangalores to retrieve the stones and avoid the protection of Leeloo. But the skilled Korben Dallas has fallen in love with Leeloo and decides to help her to retrieve the stones. thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
49:38
June 16, 2021
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
Our good friend and Patron Kent chooses Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971). A film both of the guys loved as kids growing up. At 50 years old does it still cut it? If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: The world is astounded when Willy Wonka, for years a recluse in his factory, announces that five lucky people will be given a tour of the factory, shown all the secrets of his amazing candy, and one will win a lifetime supply of Wonka chocolate. Nobody wants the prize more than young Charlie, but as his family is so poor that buying even one bar of chocolate is a treat, buying enough bars to find one of the five golden tickets is unlikely in the extreme. But in movieland, magic can happen. Charlie, along with four somewhat odious other children, get the chance of a lifetime and a tour of the factory. Along the way, mild disasters befall each of the odious children, but can Charlie beat the odds and grab the brass ring? thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
50:46
June 09, 2021
An American Werewolf in London (1981)
An American Werewolf in London (1981)
Back in the days when parents didn't care what their generation-X kids were watching, An American Werewolf In London first hit theatres and then home video in the early 1980's. This year is the 40th anniversary of this classic horror movie, written and directed by John Landis and starring David Naughton, Griffin Dunne, Brian Glover, Jenny Agutter, Rik Mayall and David Schofield. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: Two American college students are on a walking tour of Britain and are attacked by a werewolf. One is killed, the other is mauled. The werewolf is killed but reverts to its human form, and the local townspeople are unwilling to acknowledge its existence. The surviving student begins to have nightmares of hunting on four feet at first but then finds that his friend and other recent victims appear to him, demanding that he commit suicide to release them from their curse, being trapped between worlds because of their unnatural deaths. thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
01:02:07
June 02, 2021
Police Academy (1984)
Police Academy (1984)
This week's pick of Chris' was so popular it produced SIX sequels and relentlessly too!! It's the 1984 comedy directed by Hugh Wilson and starring Steve Guttenberg,  Kim Cattrall, G.W. Bailey, and Bubba Smith.  If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter.  www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback  Plot Summary:  In desperate need of a fresh batch of police officers, the newly appointed Lady Mayoress of a crime-plagued metropolis lowers the bar for the recruitment process. As a result, all types of misfits start flocking into Commandant Eric Lassard's prestigious Police Academy, and the leader of this assortment of pariahs is Carey Mahoney: a light-hearted, devil-may-care young rebel. But now, there is no turning back, and to make matters worse, the autocratic martinet, Lieutenant Harris, can't wait to see them quit. Then, a full-scale riot breaks out, and the inexperienced but dauntless cadets will have to put their training to good use. Do they have what it takes to be law-enforcement officers?  thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
01:08:27
May 26, 2021
Point Break (1991)
Point Break (1991)
Our wonderful Patreon LuckyLooLoo Green has picked an action classic that without doubt was the inspiration for the first Fast and Furious movie Point Break (1991) Starring a young Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze. A classic movie from our childhood.  If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: In Los Angeles, California, a gang of bank robbers call themselves The Ex-Presidents. commit their crimes while wearing masks of ex-Presidents Reagan, Carter, Nixon, and Johnson. The F.B.I. believes that the members of the gang could be surfers, and send young Agent Johnny Utah undercover at the beach to mix with the surfers and gather information. Utah meets surfer Bodhi, and gets drawn into the lifestyle of his new friend. thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
58:42
May 19, 2021
True Romance (1993)
True Romance (1993)
Daniel Herbert is this week's Producer and Patreon supporter and has chosen the 1993 crime movie, True Romance. Directed by Tony Scott, written by Quentin Tarantino, and starring an amazing ensemble cast of Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper, Val Kilmer, Gary Oldman, Brad Pitt, Christopher Walken, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Rapaport and James Gandolfini.  If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: In Detroit, a lonely pop culture geek marries a call girl, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood. Meanwhile, the owners of the cocaine, the Mob, track them down in an attempt to reclaim it. thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
53:31
May 12, 2021
Gregory's Girl (1981)
Gregory's Girl (1981)
We review the 1981 Scottish coming of age movie - Gregorys Girl. Suggested by longtime listener and friend of the show Colin Fraser. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: In his warm, Scottish coming-of-age film, gangly teen Gregory and his school-mates are starting to find out about girls. He fancies Dorothy, not least because she has got on to the football team (and is a better player than he). He finally asks her out, but it is obviously the females in control of matters here, and that very much includes Gregory's younger sister. thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
54:30
May 05, 2021
Tango and Cash (1989)
Tango and Cash (1989)
This weeks review was picked by our amazing twitter community. We ran a poll and Tango & Cash (1989) won by a landslide. Does it still make sense? If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: The polar opposites, Ray Tango, a suave and sophisticated police officer, and Gabe Cash, his overzealous long-haired partner, are a mismatched LAPD crime-fighting duo who work tirelessly to bring down their arch-nemesis, the ruthless drug lord, Yves Perret. However, when Perret manages to incriminate the pesty team with falsified evidence, Ray and Gabe will soon end up in a maximum-security prison, where an almost endless parade of inmates previously incarcerated by them, are waiting for their captors impatiently. Now, more than ever, Tango and Cash need to put their differences aside to come up quickly with a good plan, not only to escape the jail's walls but also to even the score with the evil kingpin who put them behind bars once and for all. Of course, that's easier said than done. thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
01:11:60
April 28, 2021
China O'Brien (1988)
China O'Brien (1988)
Once again Chris has thrown himself on his sword and picked a movie with the sole purpose of inflicting misery on Dave. This week's review is the 1988 Golden Harvest martial arts movie, China O'Brien. Starring Cynthia Rothrock, Richard Norton and Keith Cooke. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: China O'Brien; big city police woman; martial arts trainer, is forced to hand in her badge and head home to her father and the small town where she grew up. The peaceful town she knew is now struggling against the clutches of organized crime. When her father, the town sheriff, is killed China decides to run for his position and clean up the town. The poll results spark a series of confrontations that finally decide who runs the town. www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback www.instagram.com/vhsstrikesback thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
41:09
April 21, 2021
Career Opportunities (1991)
Career Opportunities (1991)
This weeks episode has been chosen by our good friend and Patreon Brent from the Cinema Chat Podcast. He chose Career Opportunities (1991). A John Hughes film but does it hit the mark like his previous movies? If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: Jim is the dorky son of a local cement contractor who lives at home and has no direction. Josie is the gorgeous daughter of a wealthy businessman who dreams of leaving town. When Jim is locked inside a Target store on his first night as the overnight janitor, he discovers Josie, who fell asleep while contemplating shoplifting. Now locked in together, the pair learns they have a lot in common. Little do they know that two petty criminals are on the lam and looking for a place to hide.www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
51:14
April 14, 2021
Enter the Dragon (1973)
Enter the Dragon (1973)
Dave’s pick and he goes back to 1973 and the legendary Martial Arts Master Bruce Lee’s final movie Enter the Dragon. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: Lee is recruited by a secretive intelligence group to infiltrate an island owned by the master criminal Han who appears publicly only at a martial arts tournament he hosts every three years. Han learned his martial arts skills at the same monastery as Lee, who has been invited to tournament as well. When Lee learns that it was Han's men who were responsible for his sister's death, he sets out for revenge as well. Other participants in the tournament include Americans Roper and Williams who were in the army together. They all soon realize that Han uses the tournament to recruit new associates - and those who refuse are killed. www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
57:21
April 07, 2021
American Ninja (1985)
American Ninja (1985)
It’s Chris’ pick and he get back to his roots with a Martial Arts classic from the mid 80’s. Michael Dudikoff starring American Ninja. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: Joe Armstrong, an orphaned drifter will little respect for much other than martial arts, finds himself on an American Army base in The Philippines after a judge gives him a choice of enlistment or prison. On one of his first missions driving a convoy, his platoon is attacked by a group of rebels who try to steal the weapons the platoon is transporting and kidnap Patricia, the base colonel's daughter, who happens to be along for the ride. Joe rescues Patricia and gets her safely back to the base, but everyone else in the platoon is killed, leading his superiors to conclude that Joe is guilty of cowardice, collaboration or simple incompetence. At the same time, the rebel leader vows revenge against the serviceman who disrupted his plans, and sends an army of ninjas to assassinate him and bring back Patricia. If he wants to survive and save the girl, Joe's going to have to draw on every last ounce of his training. www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
46:16
March 31, 2021
Virtuosity (1995)
Virtuosity (1995)
This weeks review is the choice of Producer JAC (https://iamjacsmusings.wordpress.com/) and he's gone for the 1995 sci-fi action movie, Viruosity. Starring Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe and Kelly Lynch. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: When a virtual reality simulation created using the personalities of multiple serial killers manages to escape into the real world, an ex-cop is tasked with stopping its reign of terror. www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
59:52
March 24, 2021
Beastmaster (1982)
Beastmaster (1982)
This weeks review was chosen by our good friend and Patreon Maff. A movie Dave loved as a kid but Chris well……… If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: Dar, the son of a king, is hunted by a priest after his birth, so he is sent to grow up in another family. When he becomes a grown man, his new father is murdered by savages. He discovers that he has the ability to communicate with the animals, and after that, Dar begins his quest for revenge in this Conan-like movie. www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
53:56
March 17, 2021
Mortal Kombat (1995)
Mortal Kombat (1995)
It's time for the 1995 movie adaptation of the popular martial arts game, Mortal Kombat. Directed by Paul Anderson and starring Christopher Lambert, Robin Shou, Linden Ashby and Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: Based on the popular video game of the same name "Mortal Kombat" tells the story of an ancient tournament where the best of the best of different Realms fight each other. The goal - ten wins to be able to legally invade the losing Realm. Outworld has so far collected nine wins against Earthrealm, so it's up to Lord Rayden and his fighters to stop Outworld from reaching the final victory www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
01:05:05
March 10, 2021
Young Guns (1988)
Young Guns (1988)
This week picks the 1988 bratpack western, Young Guns! But was it this one he meant to pick, or the sequel? If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: 1878 in New Mexico: John Tunstall picks up young gun men from the road to have them work on his ranch, but also to teach them reading and to civilize them. However he's a thorn in the side of the rich rancher Murphy, as he's a competitor in selling cattle. One day he's shot by Murphy's men. Judge Wilson can't do anything, since Sheriff Brady is one of Murphy's men. But attorney Alex persuades him to constitute Tunstall's young friends to Deputies and give them warrants of arrest for the murderers. Instead of arresting them, William Bonney just shoots them down. Soon the 5 guys become famous and William gets the name "Billie the Kid" - but they're also chased by dozens of Murphy's men and the army. The people however honor him as a fighter for justice. www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
48:56
March 03, 2021
Star Trek II: Wrath Of Khan (1982)
Star Trek II: Wrath Of Khan (1982)
After a listener Twitter poll we had chosen for us - Star Trek 2: Wrath of Khan. Chris was and never will be a fan of the Star Trek films. So naturally when everyone found out they picked this over Empire Strikes Back lol. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: It is the 23rd century. Admiral James T. Kirk is an instructor at Starfleet Academy and feeling old; the prospect of attending his ship, the USS Enterprise--now a training ship--on a two-week cadet cruise does not make him feel any younger. But the training cruise becomes a deadly serious mission when his nemesis Khan Noonien Singh--infamous conqueror from late 20th century Earth--appears after years of exile. Khan later revealed that the planet Ceti Alpha VI exploded, and shifted the orbit of the fifth planet as a Mars-like haven. He begins capturing Project Genesis, a top secret device holding the power of creation itself, and schemes the utter destruction of Kirk. www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
01:00:57
February 24, 2021
Surf Nazis Must Die (1987)
Surf Nazis Must Die (1987)
This week is a Patreon pick, and it's the turn of our newest supporter Ben! And Ben's pick is an absolute corker of a low-budget 80's post-apocalyptic action film. Directed by Peter George and starring Gail Neely, Barry Brenner, and Robert Harden. This movie could be heading for an award, but it isn't an oscar. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: When the son of a gun-wielding woman is murdered by neo-Nazi surf punks in the post-apocalyptic future, his Mama hunts them down for some bloodthirsty revenge. www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
53:00
February 17, 2021
Fight Club (1999)
Fight Club (1999)
Fight Club is Dave's choice this week and this is a classic from 1999. Directed by David Fincher and starring Ed Norton and Brad Pitt, this one has definitely become part of pop-culture! If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: A nameless first-person narrator (Edward Norton) attends support groups in attempt to subdue his emotional state and relieve his insomniac state. When he meets Marla (Helena Bonham Carter), another fake attendee of support groups, his life seems to become a little more bearable. However when he associates himself with Tyler (Brad Pitt) he is dragged into an underground fight club and soap making scheme. Together the two men spiral out of control and engage in competitive rivalry for love and power. When the narrator is exposed to the hidden agenda of Tyler's fight club, he must accept the awful truth that Tyler may not be who he says he is.  iMDB - Rhiannon www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
01:15:02
February 10, 2021
The King of the Kickboxers (1990)
The King of the Kickboxers (1990)
This week Chris has gone with another 'classic' Loren Avedon martial arts movie, The King of the Kickboxers, which is unofficially the fourth in the No Retreat No Surrender quadrilogy.  Surprisingly there were no oscar nominations for this one, and it's gonna be a bumpy ride. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: Kahn is a heavy weight kick-box champion, who often kills his opponents in front of the running camera, to sell it on video tape. Jake had to witness once how his brother was killed by him, and now has come for revenge. But first he has to improve his fighting skills; he asks Phang, the only person in the whole world who ever had Khan down on his back, to train him until he is a match for him. www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
01:07:18
February 03, 2021
Willow (1988)
Willow (1988)
This week our good friends, Jon and Jeff, over at the Predator Minute podcast take us back to 1988 the Warwick Davis and Val Kilmer fantasy movie Willow. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: A baby girl is discovered in a river by Ranon and Mims, the children of Willow Ufgood, a dwarf farmer and magician and the baby girl is taken into the care of Willow's family. But when a terrifying dog-like creature attacks Willow's village, whilst tracking down the baby. Willow consults the village council and the wizard The High Aldwin. The High Aldwin gives Willow a task and Willow leaves the village and embarks on the task to give the baby girl to a responsible person. But Willow soon learns the baby is Elora Danan, the baby girl destined to bring about the downfall of the evil sorceress Queen Bavmorda. Joined by his allies: swordsman Madmartigan, sorceress Fin Raziel and the Brownies Franjean and Rool, Willow takes it upon himself to protect Elora from Queen Bavmorda, who intends to kill Elora and prevent Elora from fulfilling her destiny. And Willow and his allies are pursued by Queen Bavmorda's daughter Sorsha and the evil commander of Queen Bavmorda's army General Kael, whom ... Written by Dan Williams (iMDB). www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
01:04:54
January 27, 2021
They Live (1988)
They Live (1988)
Our good friend Tony Farina used his Patreon pick and went back to 1988 and tHE John Carpenter movie They Live starring wrestling icon Rowdy Roddy Piper. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: Nada, a down-on-his-luck construction worker, discovers a pair of special sunglasses. Wearing them, he is able to see the world as it really is: people being bombarded by media and government with messages like "Stay Asleep", "No Imagination", "Submit to Authority". Even scarier is that he is able to see that some usually normal-looking people are in fact ugly aliens in charge of the massive campaign to keep humans subdued. www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
01:02:48
January 20, 2021
The Untouchables (1987)
The Untouchables (1987)
This week we tackle one of Chris' favorite gangster movies and Kevin Costner's breakout role, The Untouchables from 1987. We get to enjoy Sir Sean Connery's Irish accent from his repertoire and the movie that gave him his one Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.  If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: After a worldwide nuclear war, where 68% of the male population was wiped out and virile men becoming a rarity, Sam Hell, a scavenger and a highly virile man, is assigned to help rescue a group of fertile women kidnapped by humanoid frogs. www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
01:11:14
January 13, 2021
Bonus Blockbuster New Years Quiz 2021 - 20 Questions
Bonus Blockbuster New Years Quiz 2021 - 20 Questions
Bonus episode of 20 quiz questions to test your knowledge with. No prizes, this one's just for a bit of fun.  If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: After a worldwide nuclear war, where 68% of the male population was wiped out and virile men becoming a rarity, Sam Hell, a scavenger and a highly virile man, is assigned to help rescue a group of fertile women kidnapped by humanoid frogs. www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
17:29
January 12, 2021
Hell Comes to Frogtown (1988)
Hell Comes to Frogtown (1988)
This week we watched the 1988 cult-classic, Hell Comes to Frogtown. Starring wrestling legend and WWE Hall of Famer, "Rowdy" Roddy Piper,  Sandahl Bergman and William Smith. You can check out this whole movie on YouTube. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: After a worldwide nuclear war, where 68% of the male population was wiped out and virile men becoming a rarity, Sam Hell, a scavenger and a highly virile man, is assigned to help rescue a group of fertile women kidnapped by humanoid frogs. www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
01:05:22
January 06, 2021
Ghostbusters II (1989)
Ghostbusters II (1989)
For our New Year's themed movie pick this week, we tackle Ghostbusters II from 1989. After Chris roasted the first one, how does the sequel hold up?? If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: Having lost their status and credibility five years after covering New York City with marshmallow in Ghostbusters (1984), the once-famous band of spirit-hunters find themselves struggling to keep afloat, working odd jobs. However, when Dana Barrett and her baby, Oscar, have yet another terrifying encounter with the paranormal, it's up to Peter Venkman and his fearless team of supernatural crime-fighters to save the day. Now, once more, humanity is in danger, as rivers of slimy psycho-reactive ectoplasm, and the dreadful manifestation of the evil sixteenth-century tyrant, Vigo the Carpathian, threaten to plunge the entire city into darkness unless the selfless Ghostbusters take action. Can they save the world for the second time? www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
01:01:40
December 31, 2020
Home Alone (1990)
Home Alone (1990)
The guys pick a classic that is in everyones top 5 Christmas Movies. A movie that gave Macauley Culkin world wide stardom - Home Alone (1990). If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: Kevin Macallister is sent to bed after a family argument on the eve of a holiday trip to Paris. When he wakes up his family have left and he is Home Alone. The Wet Bandits are burglars who have their eye on the empty Macaillister house, Kevin must stop them at all costs. www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
58:55
December 23, 2020
Blues Brothers (1980)
Blues Brothers (1980)
This week it is Chris’ pick and he couldn’t stitch Dave up so close to Christmas. So he picked the classic 1980 - Blues Brothers. The guys talk a lot about their band again and some dodgy school stories. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: After the release of Jake Blues from prison, he and brother Elwood go to visit "The Penguin", the last of the nuns who raised them in a boarding school. They learn the Archdiocese will stop supporting the school and will sell the place to the Education Authority. The only way to keep the place open is if the $5000 tax on the property is paid within 11 days. The Blues Brothers want to help, and decide to put their blues band back together and raise the money by staging a big gig. As they set off on their "mission from God" they seem to make more enemies along the way. Will they manage to come up with the money in time? If you want Chris and Dave to review anything from the VHS era then contact us on: www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
01:07:37
December 16, 2020
For Your Height Only (1981)
For Your Height Only (1981)
Our Patreon John Hammond picks this abomination of a movie but it has some amazing turns for the guys. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: Mr. Giant has kidnapped the brilliant Dr. Van Kohler and is planning to use the Doctor's invention, the N-bomb, to hold the world hostage. The only one who can foil Mr. Giant's evil scheme is Agent 00, a 3-foot-tall filipino martial arts master, expert marksman, top-class romancer and all-around superspy. Can Agent 00 rescue Dr. Kohler before it's too late? IMDB: 5.8/10 Rotten Tomatoes: 0% Metacritic: 0% If you want Chris and Dave to review anything from the VHS era then contact us on: www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
48:27
December 09, 2020
Airplane (1980)
Airplane (1980)
his week we reviews the 1980 Spoof Comedy - Airplane (1980). Chris comes in hot but Dave brings some great points up that changes his mind. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: IDrowning his sorrows after that botched mission during WWII, the traumatised former fighter pilot with a fear of flying, Ted Striker, still hasn't got over his old flame and flight attendant, Elaine Dickinson. Determined to win her back, Ted boards a domestic flight from Los Angeles to Chicago, only to come face-to-face with a severe case of in-flight food poisoning that is threatening everyone's lives. Now, with most of the passengers and the entire cockpit crew down with the food-borne illness, Striker has no other choice but to confront his inner demons and take over the control of the ungovernable aircraft with the help of a gruff air-traffic controller and his former commander. Can Ted land the plane and save them all? IMDB: 7.7/10 Rotten Tomatoes: 97% Metacritic: 75% If you want Chris and Dave to review anything from the VHS era then contact us on: www.twitter.com/vhsstrikesback thevhsstrikesback@gmail.com
01:01:18
December 02, 2020
Dirty Dancing (1987)
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)
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)
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
01:11:44
November 11, 2020
Under Siege (1992)
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
01:03:43
November 04, 2020
Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
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
01:04:04
October 28, 2020
Remo Williams: Unarmed and Dangerous (1985)
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
01:12:30
October 21, 2020
Scream 3 (2000)
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
01:05:14
October 14, 2020
The Last Boy Scout (1991)
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
01:05:14
October 07, 2020
Mallrats (1995)
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
01:02:58
September 30, 2020
Tombstone (1993)
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)
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
01:02:36
September 16, 2020
American Pie (1999)
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 
57:45
September 09, 2020
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
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 02, 2020
**Bonus Episode** No Retreat No Surrender (1986) Watchalong
**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!! 
01:35:57
August 30, 2020
The Fast and Furious (2001)
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
01:03:12
August 26, 2020
Last Dragon (1985)
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
53:16
August 19, 2020
Samurai Cop (1991)
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
01:19:06
August 12, 2020
E.T Extra Terrestrial (1982)
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
01:12:39
August 05, 2020
Highlander (1986)
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
01:10:21
July 29, 2020
Scream 2 (1997)
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
01:43:28
July 22, 2020
Missing In Action 2: The Beginning (1985)
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
01:11:24
July 18, 2020
Hawk the Slayer (1980)
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
01:05:02
July 08, 2020
Eat My Dust (1976)
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
45:35
July 01, 2020
The Commitments (1991)
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
01:23:04
June 24, 2020
Rocky 4 (1985)
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)
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)
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 03, 2020
The Running Man (1987)
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
46:49
May 27, 2020
The Ring (2002)
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
37:43
May 20, 2020
Bloodsport (1988)
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)
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 05, 2020
You've Got Mail (1998)
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)
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
48:50
April 22, 2020
Top Gun (1986)
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)
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 08, 2020
The Rocky Horror Show (1975)
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
39:55
April 01, 2020
Gymkata (1985)
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
38:39
March 25, 2020
Back To The Future 2 (1989)
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)
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
48:21
March 04, 2020
Hellraiser (1987)
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
51:52
February 26, 2020
Over The Top (1987)
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
55:53
February 18, 2020