In this edition of the Dead Air Podcast from the Liberal Dead crew’s Jeff Konopka featuring Shawn Savage, the guys discuss The Divide, what they’ve been watching and exactly ZERO news. Why? Because there’s not much a-brewin’ that requires an in depth discussion. The Avengers box office romp has received too much press already. While I have not as of yet seen The Divide I can assure you simply from listening to the music selection, knowing that it involves a post-apocalypse/nuclear incident and having the awe inspiring star power of Michael Biehn at its helm, we can be assured a good time. Shawn can’t stop watching and/or talking about it.
As always there will be a spoiler section at the end of the podcast so if you haven’t seen the movie and don’t want to have the entire thing annihilated for you, please skip this section (you have been warned).
The guys have been watching an eclectic bunch o’ flicks and not all of it horror, so here goes the weekly watch report:
-Shawn says that the Men In Black 2 Blu Ray is a treat for fans (even if the movie is a bit hokey in his opinion).
– Gremlins and Gremlins 2 hit Blu Ray. Check your players for little green men. Enjoy the awesome presentation and don’t feed it after midnight. (Clearly getting the disc wet is out of the question as well).
-Shawn also caught the film version of 21 Jump Street and said it was very self-aware and funny despite initial perceptions. These things can either go one of two ways, but I think you know that.
– The Mother’s Day Blu Ray hit the shelves just in time for Mother’s Day. Awesome flick. Good blu ray release (read the review or go back and check out the previous review on the Dead Air podcast)
–The Divide also found its release (listen to the full podcast to find out what you’ve been missing from the director of Fronter(s).
-Jeff watched the very competent release of Starman which he will review for the John Carpenter Retrospective podcast. Don’t miss it or one of the Bridges Brothers will find you. We’re not telling you which one.
-Jeff also watched Against the Dark. May want to avoid this one.
-Shark Attack 3 is one of the best bad releases ever (or at least in recent memory). Italian exploitation meets bad dubbing. We love the stock shark footage genre.
-2 Headed Shark Attack was also on the docket. Shark week in May?
-The big debate this week (or rather awesome rant) from Jeff involved a discussion about the quality of Blu Ray and how older releases suffer from the transfer to this format from 35mm. Jeff completely debunks this myth, argues that people who think that the transfer from superior source material is inferior to DVD can’t possibly have seen good Blu transfers and overall have been misinformed. Since it isn’t really feasible to have 35mm projectors and prints in our homes, Blu Ray is the next best thing. For sure. Listen to the rant. And then listen to it again so you make sure Jeff doesn’t go Hulkamania on your ass. The key phrase (or secret word if you will) is “Mexican Soap Opera”.
Beyond that we have our feature review in which the guys discuss the in’s and out’s of The Divide. It’s got one of my favorite musical scores of the year (and if I don’t repeat that five or six times this month then you know that I’m surely dead). Shawn is VERY passionate about this movie and both Jeff and Shawn give it a positive review although Michael Biehn does offer up a few melodramatic lines that might not be your cup o’ tea.
Did You Know?: The Divide was filmed sequentially. Listen to the podcast for more juicy tid bits like this.
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