ScreamCast 99: SxSw 2016 Round-up (Part 2)

Brad has returned home from Austin, TX to a doorstep full of movies. Sean and Brad discuss what’s recently arrived on their doorstep and Brad recounts his favorite flicks during the second half of SxSw 2016!

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Blu-ray Review: Comin’ At Ya! (1981)

Born Roger Pettito in a small city in West Virginia, Tony Anthony would eventually move to Italy and become of the country’s most unlikely Western stars. Lacking the commanding bravado of an Eastwood, Nero, or Hill, Anthony’s ‘the Stranger,’ his own version of the ‘Man with No Name,’ became increasingly humorous over time, reaching its limit in Anthony’s second team up with veteran Italian director Ferdinando Baldi, Get Mean. Get Mean was, in Anthony’s words, an attempt to shake the genre up by adding foreign elements to it. By the film’s release, there had been hundreds of Spaghetti Westerns, so Get Mean had to do something different if it had any chance at succeeding. The logic for the pairing’s subsequent project, then, was even more aggressive. If Baldi and Anthony were going to, once again, shoot a Western, what could they do to really make it unique? They found their answer in a technique that, by the film’s release in 1981, was all but dead: 3D.

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Blu-ray Review: Frankenstein (The 2004 Miniseries)

The amount of Frankenstein films that have been made since the original 1931 classic has been staggering. These films range from pretty damn good (THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN) to god awful (FRANKENSTEIN ISLAND) with a healthy range of films in-between. In fact, recently we’ve seen studios trying to resurrect the Frankenstein mythos with films like I, FRANKENSTEIN and VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN but have failed miserably at capturing Mary Shelly’s original vision. (I still haven’t seen the 2015 modern re-telling starring Carrie-Anne Moss)

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ScreamCast 98: SxSw 2016 Round-up (Part 1)

Brad has been watching movies until his eyeballs bleed in Austin, TX during this years SxSw festival. Today he runs down the first half of the films he’s seen including: Teenage Cocktail, The Greasy Strangler, Hardcore Henry and more!

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