Episode 85: The Ninja Trilogy

It’s time to return to franchise territory as we’re heading back to the early 1980’s and a (not really) trilogy courtesy of one of our favourite 1980’s companies Cannon Films. This time out we’re looking at Enter the NinjaRevenge of the Ninja and Ninja III: The Domination which are the main films responsible for bringing the Japanese art of Ninjutsu to the North American masses. It was also our first exposure to the ultra cool Sho Kosugi. These are three films that helped shape our love of those black clad, gadget wielding silent killers and all of the low brow action flicks from the duo of Golan-Globus.

As usual, we start with what we’ve been watching including a handful of low-budget horror with varying results, a comedy that had Chris questioning just what the Hell was going on in 1987, some homosexual bees(?), and much more!

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Episode 84: The Hooper

We’ve gone overboard on this episode of GBW! Before we hit our topic we talk about 17 (17!!) different films including a movie that will make you yell “SHAKMA!”, some superhero action, a Satanic babysitter, Casper Van Dien getting macho, an Oscar nominee, and much more!

After that we found it appropriate to shine the light on director Tobe Hooper. Recently taken away from genre fans, Tobe will never be forgotten thanks to making such classics as The Texas Chain Saw MassacrePoltergeist, and (yes, we’re calling it a classic – in a wtf way) Lifeforce. We talk about our favourites of his filmography and why we think he deserves the title as one of the “Masters of Horror”.

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