GME! Anime Fun Time #05 – Crusher Joe

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Pay no attention to the fact that it’s September 14! Here’s the completely punctual and not-at-all-delayed August episode of GME! Anime Fun Time. In this episode, Tom and I join forces with Gerald Rathkolb of Anime World Order to talk about ancient, out-of-print, unloved science fiction cartoons. CLICK HERE or on the Laser disc cover above to download our discussion of Crusher Joe in both its movie and OAV forms.

Final Thought:

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Yes, this was the first animated appearance of the Dirty Pair.

Dead Teenagers. IN SPACE!

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Sharpen up your machete, because Jason X is the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the movie poster or the title above to download our review of the film,

featuring Thomas Pandich of Skin Crawling Comics.

Review in a Nutshell: It’s Jason. In Space. `Nuff said.

100% Mythologically Accurate!

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Oil up your biceps and slap on your sandals, because Hercules (1983) is the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the movie poster or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring Katherin the Great.

Review in a Nutshell: Like another film directed by Luigi Cozzi, Hercules is a visually exuberant, narratively bizarre movie filled with high concept ideas and low budget special effects. A tribute to the “peplum” films of the 1950s and 1960s, Hercules has a sort of insane charm that makes the viewing experience wonderful … as long as you don’t happen to be the younger sister of the host of the Greatest Movie EVER podcast.

This movie contains:

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SPACE.

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BEARS.

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Not to be confused with ‘Tiny’ Lister.

4th DIMENSIONAL ATTACK!?!

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Strap on your space bikini, because Star Crash is definitely the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the DVD cover or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring Katherin the Great.

Review in a Nutshell: Star Crash is an Italian Star Wars knock-off that is amazingly bad on every technical level. Ridiculous, absurd, and illogical, it manages to turn a 92 minute run time into a torturous cinematic experience that lasts an eternity. I love it. I haven’t laughed so hard in years.

This movie contains:

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Leaping Cavemen.

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Mind Lasers.

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Joe Spinell, Space Tyrant.

See You, Space Cowboy.

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Beware of space banditos, because Battle Beyond the Stars is the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the Bluray disc cover or the title above to download our review of the film,

featuring Jeff “Rich Lather” Tatarek.

Review in a Nutshell: A science fiction pastiche that borrows liberally from The Magnificent Seven and Star Wars, Battle Beyond the Stars is nonetheless a low-budget romp that showcases a young James Cameron’s eye for production design and also includes colorful performances from veteran character actors.

This movie contains:

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John Saxon, Space Tyrant.

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Melancholy Lizardmen.

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Hey, man. It’s impolite to point.

Emergency Podcast System: Pacific Rim

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Get back in your giant robot, because Pacific Rim is the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the movie poster or the title above to download our review of the film,

featuring Thomas Pandich of Tomics! By Tom!!! and the Alter Ego’s podcast.

Review in a Nutshell: If you have any affection in your heart for super robot anime or giant rubber monsters, you owe it to yourself to check out Pacific Rim. It has some of the best special effects and production design you’re likely to see for some time, and it manages to be uplifting and hopeful rather than gritty and grimdark.

Stomp Romp / Zilla Thrilla: Mega Mecha Double Feature

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Oh, no! There goes Tokyo! We’re kicking off the first entry in our Godzilla theme event with a review of Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla and Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S.!

Click HERE or on the image above to download this episode, a podcast full of M.O.M., Mechagodzilla, and Mothra.

FINAL THOUGHT!
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“Man, I am soooooooo hung-over.”

Special thanks to Michael Scally for designing the Stomp Romp banner.

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