Category Archives: Science fiction

Really Awful Movies: Ep 135 – Ultra Warrior

Ultra Warrior is a pastiche…Ah, forget the fancy verbiage…who are we kidding? It’s cobbled together stock footage crap!

The film takes leftover Corman footage, combining outer space, horror films and dystopian into one bizarro experience.

Starring Dack Rambo (that is his real surname), the film focuses on the land of Oblivion, the entire area of the eastern seaboard, east of Kansas City (?). Oblivion has mining materials that need to be exploited so the humans who managed to survive a nuclear apocalypse can use the fruits of their labors as ingredients for anti-alien weaponry. It doesn’t make a lick of sense, but that’s what you get when footage from at least 10 other films is used. Oh, and one group of people exploit another, genetic mutations known as “muties.”

Good fun.

Really Awful Movies: Ep 133 – Videodrome

This week, the Cronenberg classic, arguably his best film, Videodrome. It’s certainly up there with The Fly or Crash.

We delve into the Toronto TV station that partly inspired the film, the media musings of Marshall McLuhan, the changing media landscape, where this film fits into David’s oeuvre, and of course…gore, gore and more gore!

It’s a thrill to see Toronto as Toronto and not New York. And what better way to showcase our hometown than this masterful film, which stars James Woods, Sonja Smits and Blondie singer Debbie Harry.

Long live the new flesh!