April 19, 2014

Special Report: Of Gingers and Little Fishes

Special Guest: Alexia Anastasio

On this special episode of The Projection Booth, Mike talks to Alexia Anastasio about a few of her current projects -- Little Fishes and Ginger Girls -- as well as crowdfunding and her early works such as Adventures in Plymptoons.

Music:
"Redhead Girl" - Air
"Three Little Fishies" - Spike Jones

Links:
Visit Alexia Anastasio's website
Help fund Little Fishes and/or Ginger Girls on Fractured Atlas

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April 15, 2014

Episode 162: Santo vs. the Diabolical Hatchet

Special Guest: Bobb Cotter

A run for the border is in order. We're talking about the Mexican icon, El Santo, and his thirteenth film, El hacha diabólica with El Goro of the Talk Without Rhythm podcast.

Plus, we discuss the idea of luchadores (Mexican masked wrestlers) with Bobb Cotter, author of The Mexican Masked Wrestler and Monster Filmography.

Links:
Buy Santo vs. the Diabolical Hatchet on DVD
Buy Bobb Cotter's The Mexican Masked Wrestler and Monster Filmography
Buy Doyle Green's Mexploitation Cinema: A Critical History Of Mexican Vampire, Wrestler, Ape-man And Similar Films, 1957-1977
Check out the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast
Subscribe to TWORP
Listen to the Diabolical Hatchet episode of TWORP

Music:
"Double Shot" - Southern Culture on the Skids
"Mexican Radio" - Wall of Voodoo
"Viva Del Santo!" - Southern Culture on the Skids
"The Crusher" - The Novas

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April 9, 2014

Special Report: The Sarnos - A Life in Dirty Movies

Special Guest: Wiktor Ericsson

Called "The Ingmar Bergman of 42nd Street," Joe Sarno delivered an usual blend of artfulness and sexiness to the raincoat crowd. On this special episode of The Projection Booth, we talked to Wiktor Ericsson, the director of The Sarnos: A Life in Dirty Movies which is a much a love story between Joe and Peggy Sarno as it is a documentary about Joe Sarno's career and final years of his life.

Links:
Visit the official site for The Sarnos: A Life in Dirty Movies
Learn more about the Cinekink film festival
Keep up with Wiktor Ericsson on his official website
Be sure to "Like" The Sarnos on Facebook

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THE SARNOS TRAILER 20130117 from Wiktor Ericsson on Vimeo.

April 8, 2014

Episode 161: Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter

Special Guests: Lee Demarbre & Ian Driscoll

From the director of the Harry Knuckles films, Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter resurrects the Christian messiah in modern day Ottawa to fight a plague of lesbian-hunting blood suckers. May the power of Christ impale you!

Links:
Buy Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter on DVD
Follow Lee Demarbre on YouTube
Read about screenwriter Ian Driscoll Shopping for Pants with Martin Kove

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April 2, 2014

Recent Guest Appearances

Over the last few weeks, Mike has made a few appearances on some other podcasts. Check 'em out:

Daily Grindhouse

An episode on Ganja & Hess, the artful vampire film from 1972. Learn More



Geek Juice Radio

Mike was all atwitter to talk about Wes Anderson for an hour with Alex Jowski, Scott A. McArthur, and Charley McMullen.



Radiodrome

Mike jaws on about franchises and when/why they fail.

April 1, 2014

Episode 160: Deadheads

Special Guests: Brett & Drew Pierce

Mike and Brett are zombies. Somehow, they awake and decide to take a road trip to find Mike’s lost love. The pair are unaware they are being chased by a company trying to hush up the zombie invasion as well as Mike’s love. Deadheads is a zom-rom-com with heart!.

We're joined by Jamie Russell, the man who wrote the book on zombies... literally. He's the author of Book of the Dead: The Complete History of Zombie Cinema.

Links:
Buy DeadHeads on DVD
Watch DeadHeads on Netflix Instant
DeadHeads official site
Like DeadHeads on facebook
Follow DeadHeads on twitter
The Pierce Brothers FroBro Films Company official site
Like FroBro Films on facebook
Follow FroBro Films on twitter
Check out the music from DeadHeads by composer Devin Burrows
Buy Jamie Russell's "Book of the Dead: The Complete History of Zombie Cinema"
Check out Jamie Russell's website
Detroit to get a "Zombie Theme Park"?
Check out Detroit's ZombieCon
Centers for Disease Control (U.S. Government) on Zombie Preparedness
The Pierce Brothers used to work at Metro Detroit's Legendary Thomas Video

Music:
“Thing to Do in Denver When You’re Dead” by Warren Zevon
“Cold Ethyl” by Alice Cooper

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March 31, 2014

Tainted: The Drunken Commentary

In the fall of 1997, Projection Booth co-host Rob St. Mary co-produced (among other jobs) a low-budget vampire/comedy called Tainted. Troma picked up the film, screened during the 1999 Cannes Film Festival, put it out on VHS and, then, DVD.

But, because of cost (and probably total lack of interest), no commentary track was ever recorded for the DVD.

At the urging of his co-host, Rob has decided to have a few drinks and talk to Mike White about it in real time.

So, sync up your copy, or the YouTube video below, and enjoy.

Music:
"Tainted Love/Where Did Our Love Go?" – Soft Cell
"Theme 3.0" (Re-mixed version of the song written for "Tainted") – Battery

Links:
Buy Tainted on DVD
Read a "decent" review of Tainted
Tainted screened at Cannes 1999 – here's more about that edition of the festival
Watch Troma on E! in Cannes in 1999
Listen to our past episodes on Troma: Big Gus, Terror Firmer, Tromeo & Juliet and The Toxic Avenger
Big Gus, What's the Fuss?
The Toxic Avenger
Terror Firmer
Tromeo & Juliet
Surf Nazis Must Die
Bloodsucking Freaks
Drunk Commentary was inspired by Cannibal: The Musical
Rob was drinking TINCUP American Whiskey during the show
Mike was drinking Gordon's Dry Gin during the show

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March 25, 2014

Episode 159: Toto le Heros

Special Guest: Jaco Van Dormael

Thomas feels like his life was stolen from him when he was switched at birth. He lives a life of quiet desperation and fantasy as "Toto le Heros." Writer/director Jaco Van Dormael gives us Thomas's life, the reality and the fantasy. This 1991 film along with his 1995 film, The 8th Day, paved the way to his 2009 science fiction epic Mr. Nobody.

We talk about all three films with Marcelline Block, the co-editor of the World Cinema series, including the latest volume on Belgium film.

Links:
Buy Toto le heros on Import DVD
Buy Mr. Nobody on DVD
Buy Directory of World Cinema: Belgium
Keep up with Marcelline Block
Read more about what Jaco Van Dormael has been up to

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E PERICOLOSO SPORGERSI from Terra Incognita on Vimeo.

March 19, 2014

Special Report: The Freep Film Festival

Special Guest: Steve Byrne

On this special report, Mike talks to Steve Byrne of the Detroit Free Press about the new Freep Film Festival that runs March 20-23, 2014.

Links:
Learn more about the Freep Film Festival
Like the Freep Film Festival via Facebook

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Freep Film Fest coming to Detroit from Freep Film Festival on Vimeo.

March 18, 2014

Episode 158: Smoker

Special Guests: Ron Jeremy, Sharon Mitchell, David Christopher, Susie Bright

Smoker tells the tale of Madame Suque (Sharon Mitchell), a sexual terrorist who creates an explosive device in the form of a marital aid. When her lackey (Ron Jeremy) accidentally sells it, all manner of voyeurism and bondage break out.

Guest co-host Heather Drain joins us again to discuss Veronika Rocket's avant-garde adult film.

Links:
Buy the uncut version of Smoker on DVD
Be sure to LIKE Ron Jeremy on Facebook
Visit Susie Bright's Journal
Buy Susie Bright's The Erotic Screen Volume 1
Learn more about "The Cambria List"
Learn more about Sharon Mitchell in Golden Goddesses: 25 Legendary Women of Classic Erotic Cinema
Buy Ron Jeremy's Hardest (Working) Man in Showbiz
Read more from Heather Drain at DangerousMinds.net
Hear more of Susie Bright on our Night Dreams episode
Hear more of Heather Drain on our Opening of Misty Beethoven episode

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