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Episode #106 — Throne of Blood / Autobahn / Tilister / The Man Who Sold the World / Brideshead Revisited

Throne of Blood podcast review

Double, double toil and trouble. Fire burn and cauldron bubble. That was the creepy repeated phrase of the witches in William Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Throne of Blood is an adaptation of the Bard’s tragic tale except instead of witches, it’s a weird dude in the forest. Also there are samurais. It’s awesome. Also we have the album Autobahn, David Bowie, and another beloved British miniseries. Beware the Scottish play!

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Episode #14 — High and Low

High and Low podcast review

Austin and Eric return to figure out exactly who kidnapped this child. They look into the film High and Low. Akira Kurosawa adapted this from an American crime novel called King’s Ransom by Ed McBain. They delve into¬†the intricate details of how they solve the case as well as examining the complexity of the villain. Also Toshiro Mifune doesn’t scream this movie!

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Episode #13 — Seven Samurai

Seven Samurai podcast review

Austin and Eric are joined by Pedro Aubry from The Immortals podcast to discuss–POSSIBLY–one of the greatest films of all time. This is the heroic tale of seven samurai who are willing to risk their lives to save a small village from being robbed by bandits. This is a story that was¬†remade so many times, but how do those compare to the Kurosawa original?

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Episode #11 — Rashomon

Rashomon podcast review

Austin and Eric are back and ready to discuss their new cinema legend. This time they’re exploring foreign cinema with the great Japanese director: Akira Kurosawa. Their first movie is all about figuring out what is the truth. A horrible crime happened in feudal Japan and four different people have four very different accounts about what happened. The guys look at what this means about perspective and cinema.

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