Chris and Mike are joined by Randal from the Grawlix podcast to re-discuss the first movie ever covered on this podcast (and referenced in every episode since) 1977's The Van. When a ginger boy graduates from high school and buys that Van he's always wanted he wreaks terror on the unsuspecting women of Los Angeles and commits every sex crime possible. This movie is meant to be a comedy. Also, Danny Devito is in it for 7 minutes.
Welcome to the first part of the one year Vanniversary for the Grindbin podcast! On this episode Chris and Mike discuss the unofficial sequel to the first movie they ever covered on this podcast, 1977's The Van. Hastily produced after the "success" of The Van, Malibu Beach is an interesting effort from Crown International Pictures.
Chris and Mike dive into the dark sub-genre of killer kid movies from the 1990's with Mikey (1992). While horror films were experiencing a lack of creativity and major franchises fell under the weight of bad sequels and dwindling interest, Mikey arose as one of the most depraved and horrific offerings the early 1990's had to offer. This kid has more balls than Schwarzenegger, more one-liners than Stallone, and a colder heart than Bronson.
Chris and Mike cover a movie that was literally mailed to them by a listener named Shawn. A mysterious DVD box that fell out of a van somewhere with the wrong title for the movie "The Legend of Bruce Lee" and a stolen poster from another film that was simply photoshopped over. After some significant research Mike and Chris were able to locate the real name of the film and begin to dissect one of the oddest things to ever be pressed into a DVD. Billed as semi-biographical story of Bruce Lee and starring a man named Bruce Le, the film is a complete mess: containing cobra slapping, horrible dubbed audio, Australian accents for Chinese citizens, and crucial plot points that simply happen off-screen. Listen to Chris and Mike attempt to sort through this mess.