Weird Scenes returns to the airwaves!

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Big news…looks like we’ll be back on air next Thursday, Dec. 8 at 7pm EST (4pm PST) with our Revisiting Bond show…

A new season begins!

More to follow…stay tuned!

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We shall return…

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Our late Summer hiatus has dragged out longer than initially intended, but Louis and I have been in touch and agree we will return sometime later this year (or at worst, early 2017).

In the meantime, search the site for our 40 episodes to date – plenty of knowledge and comedy to enjoy in each and every episode…

“I really enjoy this podcast and the chemistry you two have together…”
– recent commenter

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Week 41 – Spies, Thighs and Private Eyes: Eurospy cinema

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In the wake of the surprising worldwide success of the James Bond films,
moviemakers around the globe raced to put forth their own homegrown versions of M16’s favorite son.

Occasionally utilizing pre-existing detective/spy stories (Belgium’s Francis
Coplan, Germany’s Rolf Torring) but more often creating their own from
scratch, directors from such nations as Italy, Spain, Germany and France in
particular would release a flurry of pictures revolving around such recurring
characters as OSS 117, Kommissar X, Agent X 1-7, Jerry Cotton and even Lemmy Caution.

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Week 40 – The Angry Young Man in Winter: Oliver Reed

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While American audiences would later thrill to the likes of Clint Eastwood, Lee Marvin, Steve McQueen and James Coburn, one of the earliest “tough guy” actors of their vintage actually hailed from the UK.

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Week 39: Nikkatsu pt. 1: Sun Tribe, Noir, Borderless Action and Seijun Suzuki

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Set up at the turn of the century, The Nikkatsu Corporation halted production during the war years, only to return with a vengeance in the mid-50s for a long run of genre-defining cinema.

From the “Sun Tribe” films of a new, more freespirited youth culture to a strong (if somewhat belated) Japanese take on Film Noir through to their famed “Borderless Action” films, Nikkatsu was the go to company for such internationally feted directors as Keiichi Ozawa, Yasaharu Hasebe, Chusei Sone, Koreyoshi Kurahara and the much beloved Seijun Suzuki!

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Week 38: Tony Anthony, still Stranger

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West Virginia born Roger “Tony Anthony” Pettito made a name for himself when he moved to Italy and starred in the Stranger series, presenting a uniquely sleazy, sneaky and quite amoral antihero fairly far removed from the likes of Clint Eastwood, Gianni Garko, Franco Nero, William Berger or even Lee Van Cleef!

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Week 37: Mexican Horror pt. 1 – Lucha Libre vs Los Monstruos

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In the second installment of our look into cinema south of the border, we head
to sunny Mexico!

One of the most recognizable (and recognizably insane) subgenres of cinema is that of the luchador: featuring well known masked wrestlers facing off against mummies, mad scientists, zombies, vampires, sinister dwarves and more!

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Week 36: American Gothic pt. 2: Tobe Hooper

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As promised, we’re picking up the pieces and gathering up the bits we never got to due to the inevitable ticking of the clock.  This week, we take on the second director intended for our American Gothic show!

College professor and documentarian Tobe Hooper seemed to come out of left
field with his gruesome (yet strangely bloodless) take on the Ed Gein murders, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

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Week 35: Champagne, Bongos and Brolly Sword Canes: John Steed and The Avengers

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Without parallel, the single most influential and beloved British cult
television series this side of Doctor Who was the quirky, often campy take on
the 60’s spy genre was Sydney Newman’s (and later Brian Clemens‘) Avengers.

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Week 34: Cinema South of the Border – Coffin Joe, Emilio Vieyra and Isabel Sarli

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This week, we go south of the border to sunny South America!

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