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Episode #168 — Aguirre, the Wrath of God / Purple Rain / Let My Love Open the Door / Jonathan Creek

The Immortals are nothing but method podcasters. They recorded this a bit too late into the evening which puts them in the right mindset to go down the Amazon with Werner Herzog as conquistadors look for El Dorado in Aguirre, the Wrath of God. They go into ALL of their favorite Herzog stories and occasionally mention why the movie is good. They also dive into the classic Prince album, Purple Rain. Their hearts warm when they let love open the door with Pete Townshend and Jonathan Creek. It’s a good episode!

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Episode #30 — Encounters at the End of the World

Encounters at the End of the World podcast review

Austin and Eric travel down to the bottom of the planet to see what kind of interesting people decided to live down there. Oh look, it’s Tim Irwin! Coming off his acclaimed tenure of the Artistic Director of Heartland Film, Tim joins the guys to talk about Encounters at the End of the World, this wandering Werner Herzog film as he finds new curiosities in Antarctica from the strange people to the gay penguins. But is there meaning to it all?

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Episode #29 — Grizzly Man

Grizzly Man podcast review

Twenty-nine episodes and Austin and Eric finally get to their first documentary. That’s completely…..actually that seems about right. And what a documentary to cover. Werner Herzog finds his perfect subject of Timothy Treadwell, a man who thought he could live among the bears until he is tragically killed. The guys discuss the different perspectives of Treadwell and how Herzog guides us through the mental arguments of a man who may have had real insight into nature but did not understand the basic elements.

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Episode #28 — Fitzcarraldo

Fitzcarraldo podcast review

It has been too long so Austin and Eric have returned to the jungle for an impossible task that shall question their sanity. It’s time to review Fitzcarraldo! How will Fitzcararldo’s attempt to push a steamboat over a mountain compare to Aguirre’s quest for El Dorado? The guys discuss the ambitious tale and how it serves as a more autobiographical tale than the other films we have discussed so far.

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Episode #27 — Nosferatu the Vampyre

Nosferatu the Vampyre podcast review

What are podcasters but children of the night? Austin and Eric have timed everything perfectly to bring you Nosferatu the Vampyre just in time for Halloween. This is Werner Herzog’s remake of the classic silent film.┬áThe guys talk about how Herzog adapts the Dracula story with new themes, how the film may actually have a wicked sense of humor and how they’ve never seen a mirror scene like that one.

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Episode #26 — Aguirre, the Wrath of God

Aguirre the Wrath of God podcast review

As everyone knows, the best way to start a new Five is to head straight into madness in the heart of the jungle. At least that’s what Austin and Eric think as they begin their Werner Herzog Five with Aguirre, the Wrath of God. It’s the story of damned conquistadors who are searching for El Dorado. The film shows Herzog’s impressive way of establishing a mood as well as the ability to doubt your own sanity. This film went over so well, one of the two called it one of the best films they’ve covered!

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