Episode 250: Boxing Helena

Special Guest: Jennifer Chambers Lynch
Guest Co-Host: Heather Drain & Cecil Trachtenberg

Obsession comes to the fore in Jennifer Chambers Lynch's controversial 1993 film Boxing Helena wherein Dr. Nick Cavanaugh (Julian Sands) aspires to win the love and approval of the titular Helena (Sherilyn Fenn).

Mike's joined by "Mondo" Heather Drain and Good Bad Flicks' Cecil Trachtenberg to discuss amputation, women in peril, and Bill Paxton's leather pants.

Links:
Buy Boxing Helena on DVD
Buy The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer by Jennifer Lynch
Follow Jennifer Lynch on Instagram
Read a really smarmy review of Boxing Helena
Read The creepy fantasies that inspired John Fowles’ novel ‘The Collector’ by Paul Gallagher
Visit the Mondo Heather website
Visit Good Bad Flicks

Music:
Original Soundtrack - Graeme Revell
"Carcass" - Siouxsie & The Banshees
"The Collector" - The Everly Brothers
"Girl in a Box" - Blake Babies
"Secret" - Enigma

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12/22/2015

1 comment:

  1. I love this movie. The storyline, set up, cinematography and performances are so good...and yet so...off. I remember seeing this movie right after it was released on VHS (I unfortunately lived nowhere close to an arthouse) and not being able to get it out of my head for days. Julian Sands was perfectly cast for this role and I can't imagine any other actor playing Nick. Sure, a lot of flaws in this movie, but the end result is satisfying. Needs a proper Blu-Ray release with all of the extras.

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