The VHS Strikes Back

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Totally shagadelic episode and it's Dave's pick this week with the 1997 comedy, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery. Directed by Jay Roach and stars the co-producer and writer, Mike Myers. Also starring Elizabeth Hurley, Robert Wagner,
If there's one thing studios love, it's to cash in a sequel on the success of an original movie. And with Chris' pick this week, Golden Harvest certainly cashed in their chips with Cannonball Run 2. Directed by Hal Needham and starring Burt Rey
The result of our sequels poll was close, but Riggs and Murtaugh are just irresistible as that perfect buddy cop combo. Directed by Richard Donner and starring Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Patsy Kensit, Joss Ackland and Derrick O'Connor
Nothing But Trouble is the only movie directed by Dan Aykroyd, and if you watch it you'll realize why. This week is the pick of patreon Heath and it's the first, and last, time of watching for Chris and Dave. Does this deserve it's critical and
One of the most iconic and influential movies in modern times was The Exorcist (1973) and neither Chris or Dave had actually watched! This week, it's time to bring out the cushion to hide behind and remedy that situation. If you enjoy the show
It's been a long time in coming and after starting this podcast with two of our favorite movies, and indeed one of our favorite trilogies, it was time to draw a line under this one. It's Chris' pick, and it's Back to the Future Part III. This s
As you wish! It's Patreon Hannah's choice this week and she's gone for the 1987 fantasy adventure movie, The Princess Bride. Directed and co-produced by Rob Reiner, and starring Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Wallace
It's Patreon pick time again, and Mr. Blake Byles has a lot to answer for! Bad Taste (1987) is a labor of love project by acclaimed Director Peter Jackson and starring, well, Peter Jackson and a bunch of his mates. This New Zealand science-fict
John Carpenter's 1986 movie, Big Trouble In Little China, was a fantasy martial arts action-comedy film starring Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall, Dennis Dun, and James Hong. Chris hasn't seen Dave's pick before, and this doesn't usually go well.....
Two of Chris' least favorite genres are Sci-Fi and Horror. So for Dave's pick this week we've gone for the 1997 box-office flop, but cult-movie, Event Horizon. Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson and starring Sam Neill, Laurence Fishburne, Kathleen
Loren Avendon can rarely have received more love from any other podcast and he's the star of Chris' pick again this week with Fighting Spirit (1992) aka King of the Kickboxers 2. Originally titled Fighting Spirit, the movie was retitled to King
Producer John Hammond is the Patreon pick this week and he's gone with Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983). A controversial movie for behind the scenes, this was inspired by the tv series which originally debuted in 1959. This anthology movie was p
It's another week to check out the Muscles from Brussels! It's Dave's pick and it's the 1989 martial arts flick, Kickboxer. Directed by Mark DiSalle, David Worth and starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Michel Qissi, Dennis Alexio, Dennis Chan and R
Chris takes us back to a real monster blockbuster movie of the 90's this week! Directed by Steven Spielberg, music by John Williams and starring Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough and Samuel L. Jackson, Jurassic Park bro
Producer Dylan Beecroft chose Luc Besson's 1997 sci-fi action movie, The Fifth Element. Starring Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman, Milla Jovovich and Chris Tucker. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstri
Our good friend and Patron Kent chooses Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971). A film both of the guys loved as kids growing up. At 50 years old does it still cut it? If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patre
Back in the days when parents didn't care what their generation-X kids were watching, An American Werewolf In London first hit theatres and then home video in the early 1980's. This year is the 40th anniversary of this classic horror movie, wri
This week's pick of Chris' was so popular it produced SIX sequels and relentlessly too!! It's the 1984 comedy directed by Hugh Wilson and starring Steve Guttenberg,  Kim Cattrall, G.W. Bailey, and Bubba Smith.  If you enjoy the show we have a
Our wonderful Patreon LuckyLooLoo Green has picked an action classic that without doubt was the inspiration for the first Fast and Furious movie Point Break (1991) Starring a young Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze. A classic movie from our child
Daniel Herbert is this week's Producer and Patreon supporter and has chosen the 1993 crime movie, True Romance. Directed by Tony Scott, written by Quentin Tarantino, and starring an amazing ensemble cast of Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette,
We review the 1981 Scottish coming of age movie - Gregorys Girl. Suggested by longtime listener and friend of the show Colin Fraser. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: In
This weeks review was picked by our amazing twitter community. We ran a poll and Tango & Cash (1989) won by a landslide. Does it still make sense? If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Pl
Once again Chris has thrown himself on his sword and picked a movie with the sole purpose of inflicting misery on Dave. This week's review is the 1988 Golden Harvest martial arts movie, China O'Brien. Starring Cynthia Rothrock, Richard Norton a
This weeks episode has been chosen by our good friend and Patreon Brent from the Cinema Chat Podcast. He chose Career Opportunities (1991). A John Hughes film but does it hit the mark like his previous movies? If you enjoy the show we have a Pa
Dave’s pick and he goes back to 1973 and the legendary Martial Arts Master Bruce Lee’s final movie Enter the Dragon. If you enjoy the show we have a Patreon, become a supporter. www.patreon.com/thevhsstrikesback Plot Summary: Lee is recruited b
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