Sep 24, 2019
Movie Meltdown - Episode 503
This week we're coming to you "live" from Videodrome as we continue with our Atlanta adventures. We visit with the staff of this impressive video store and reminisce about the glory days of video stores as well as what it takes to keep a business like this running today. Plus we discuss this week's movie - Police Story starring Jackie Chan.
And while we find out that the cow-print nightmare that was Moovies - was a real thing, we also mention… John Woo, Scandinavian Noir, James Glickenhaus, Video Update, Maggie Cheung, Netflix, the golden age of Blu Ray releases, the foot chase, Wong Kar-Wai, David Cronenberg, doing deals with Enron, John Wick, decapitating Tom Savini, 30,000 movies, it’s a lifestyle, Turtles Records and Tapes, they tell me I'm going crazy all the time, Ringo Lam, Tango and Cash, Buster Keaton, a law from British occupation, Cynthia Rothrock, Atomic Blonde, Yes, Madam, Operation Condor, Suspiria, I'm watching more old movies than ever that I haven't seen since VHS days, there's four versions of the movie that you thought you'd never see, Sammo Hung, hand-drawn posters from Ghana, TV killed Sundays, Christopher Nolan, Dragons Forever, TCM underground, Clint Eastwood, Ashes of Time, Blockbuster Video, Point Break, the talking plus the two layers of subtitles, Cannibal Ferox, we just handed it to them, A24, My Heart Is That Eternal Rose, Beverly Hills Cop, the gateway to Hong Kong cinema, Daredevil, Yuen Biao, Little Five Points, it's sort of like Baywatch meets A-Team with a hard R rating, Johnnie To, Hayao Miyazaki, Lunchmeat VHS, the Peking Opera, Rumble in the Bronx, Cannonball Run, Brigitte Lin, The Tough Ones, Plaza Theatre, where am I in this alleyway, candy glass, The Longest Nite, as a corporation you shot yourself in the foot and then you bled out, A Better Tomorrow, David Lynch, Michelle Yeoh, Filmstruck, repairing video tapes, experimenting with different angles, Wheels on Meals, Wes Anderson, The Protector, Sylvester Stallone, The Killer and what’s Suncoast?
“...’cause you’ve gotta hustle as an indie video store… you know, every dollar counts.”
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