Special Guests: Brian Jay Jones, Matthew Robbins, Maggie McOmie, Bruce Chesse, Sid Haig
Guest Co-Hosts: Jay Bauman, Chris Bricklemyer

The first feature film from director George Lucas, THX-1138 (1971) features a world in which love is outlawed and mind-altering drugs are mandatory. The film stars Robert Duvall as the titular THX-1138 and Maggie McOmie as LUH-3417 as roommates who eventually develop into something much more despite the totalitarian regime in which they live.

Co-written by , the film ponders materialism, religion, and love.

Chris Bricklemyer (Outside the Cinema, Are You Serious?) and Jay Bauman (Red Letter Media) join Mike to discuss Lucas's freshman film, how its themes would echo in his other work, and how he revised it in the 2004 "director's cut."

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Promos:
The Kolchak Tapes
Popcorn Poops
After Movie Diner
Proudly Resents

Interviews:
Brian Jay Jones, author of George Lucas: A Life: 1:00:00
Music: "GVDT" - Front 242

Matthew Robbins
, co-writer of Electronic Labyrinth: THX-1138 4EB: 1:53:00
Music: "First Escape" - Lalo Schifrin

Maggie McOmie
, actress (LUH-3417): 2:19:00
Music: "I Need Something Stronger" - Unkle

Bruce Chesse
, actor (Trial Pontifex): 2:33:00
Music: "Mr. Self-Destruct" - Nine Inch Nails

Sid Haig
, actor (NCH): 2:46:00
Music: "Be Happy Again (Jingle Of The Future)" - Lalo Schifrin

Discussion 2: 3:16:00
Trailer: Intacto: 3:43:00

Outro Music:
"Crucify Me" - Moev
"Police State" - T-Power

Links:
Download the original version of THX-1138
Buy THX-1138 (Director's Cut) on Blu-Ray
Watch Electonic Labrynth: THX 1138 4EB
Read about the differences between the original and director's cut of THX-1138
Read You Have Nothing to Fear: Sound Montage and Alienation in THX-1138 from Gibson Notes
Read the THX-1138 script
Read The Talented Mr. Murch by Paula Parisi
Read On THX-1138 and George Lucas's Obsession with Erasing His Past by Supreme Being
Read John Kenneth Muir's review of THX-1138
Buy The Original Movie Game - Blockbuster Edition
Listen to the Sugar Hill episode
Listen to the Logan's Run episode
Listen to the Apocalypse Now episode
Listen to the Star Wars episode

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8/16/2017

Special Guests: Shawn Levy
Guest Co-Hosts: Craig Bierko, Peter Flynn

The 1960 directorial debut from Jerry Lewis, The Bellboy, also stars in the titular role. He's Stanley, a put upon hotel worker at the Fountainbleu hotel in Miami. The film doesn’t necessarily have a three act plot per se but is more an opportunity for a string of gags.

Filmmaker Peter Flynn and actor Craig Bierko join Mike to discuss The Bellboy as well as many other aspects of Lewis's career. Special guest Shawn Levy is the author of King of Comedy: The Life and Art of Jerry Lewis.

Please note that Craig Bierko is an ardent supporter of Loma Linda University Children's Hospital (LLUCH), pioneers of the first infant heart transplant. Please help LLUCH keep its pledge to never turn away any child in need by texting KIDS at 27722 and donating $10 instantly from your phone bill.

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Links:
Buy The Bellboy on DVD
Buy King of Comedy: The Life and Art of Jerry Lewis by Shawn Levy
Buy the Pierre Etaix collection
Buy Funny Bones on DVD
Buy UnReal on DVD
Buy Dying of the Light on DVD
Hear more of Peter Flynn on the Dying of the Light episode
Hear more of Craig Bierko on the Strange Brew and Thirteenth Floor episodes

Music:
"Jack the Bellboy" - Lionel Hampton
"Hey Bellboy" - Gloria Wood

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8/09/2017

Special Guests: Jeremy Richey, Noël Véry, Michael Levy
Guest Co-Hosts: Daniel Bird, Samm Deighan

Also known as The Streetwalker, The Margin, and sometimes even as Emmanuel 77, La Marge film stars Joe Dallesandro as Sigismond, a loving husband who leaves his wife and child to head to Paris. While there he learns of the sudden, unexpected death of his aforementioned family and spends a few days living in fringes of society, spending most of his time with Diana, played by Sylvia Kristel, a prostitute. The 1976 film is one of several adaptations of by director Walerian Borowczyk.

Samm Deighan and Daniel Bird school Mike in the work of Walerian Borowczyk with the help of Jeremy Richey (author of the upcoming Sylvia Kristel in the Seventies: From Emmanuelle to Chabrol), cinematographer and cameraman Noël Véry, and Walerian Borowczyk's assistant, Michael Levy.

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Links:
Buy Walerian Borowczyk: The Book by Daniel Bird
Buy Camera Obscura: The Walerian Borowczyk Collection on Blu-Ray
Visit the Friends of Walerian Borowczyk website
Watch On the Set of La Marge
Visit Art Decades magazine
Buy The Streetwalker (Bootleg) on DVD-R
Buy Boro, L'Île D'Amour: The Films of Walerian Borowczyk edited by Kamila Kuc
Buy The Margin by Andre Pieyre De Mandiargues
Buy Anatole Dauman: Pictures of a Producer by Jacques Gerber
Buy Fiction of Andre Pieyre de Mandiargues by David J. Bond
Buy Joe Dallesandro: Warhol Superstar, Underground Film Icon, Actor by Michael Ferguson
Read Bourdoir Bestiary by Daniel Bird
Read Interview with Daniel Bird on Walerian Borowczyk from Satanic Pandemonium
Read André Pieyre de Mandiargues by Edward Gauvin
Read The Desired Objects of La Marge (1976) by John Edmond
Read La Marge by Jeremy Richey
Read Amour Fou: Shuji Terayama’s Fruits of Passion: Story of O Continued by Heather Drain
Hear more of Samm Deighan on the Daughters of Darkness podcast
Buy Lost Girls: The Phantasmagorical Cinema of Jean Rollin edited by Samm Deighan

Music:
"Une femme" - Charles Dumont
"I'm not in love" - 10CC
"A Glass of Champagne" - Kick Joneses

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8/02/2017

Special Guest: Jonathan Clements
Guest Co-Hosts: El Goro, Chris Cummins

Based on his manga of the same name and released two years before the end of the comic series Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira (1988) tells the tale of Kaneda -- a teenage punk in a motorcycle gang -- and Kei -- a member of an underground resistance -- and their adventures in NeoTokyo. They enter into a world of psychics including the titular Akira, the little boy with incredible powers that lead to the devastating explosion that opens the film.

Special guest Jonathan Clements, author of Anime: A History, provides Mike with some much-needed background on Japanese animation while co-hosts El Goro and Chris Cummins describe their love of Otomo's groundbreaking film.

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Links:
Buy Akira on Blu-Ray
Buy Akira, the manga
Visit the School Girl Milky Crisis blog
Check out the books of Jonathan Clements
Visit the Akira wiki
Visit the Talk Without Rhythm podcast
Read Chris Cummins's articles on Den of Geek

Music:
"Battle Against The Clowns" - Geinoh Yamashirogumi
"The Capsule's Pride (Bikes)" - Bwana

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7/25/2017

Special Guest: Tom Mes
Guest Co-Hosts: Kevin Heffernan, Patrick Bromley

Written by , the 2001 movie from prolific director Takashi Miike Visitor Q tells the story of a family in disarray. The unemployed father (Ken'ichi Endô) a former newsman who laid off after an unfortunate incident, the mother (Shungiku Uchida) a heroin addict who prostitutes herself for money to get a fix, the son (Jun Mutô) is a victim of bullying who then bullies his own mother, and the daughter (Fujiko) who has left home to become a prostitute as well. When the titular Visitor Q (Kazushi Watanabe) shows up... things change.

Special guest Tom Mes, author of Agitator: The Cinema of Takashi Miike, discusses Miike's career. Co-Hosts Patrick Bromley and Kevin Heffernan join Mike to examine Visitor Q as well as François Ozon's Sitcom and Pier Paolo Pasolini's Teorema (1968).

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Links:
Buy Visitor Q on DVD
Buy Sitcom on DVD
Buy Teorema on DVD
Buy Agitator: The Cinema of Takashi Miike by Tom Mes
Buy Re-Agitator: A Decade of Writing on Takashi Miike by Tom Mes
Buy Iron Man: The Cinema of Shinya Tsukamoto by Tom Mes
Read Knot and Gender blog by Kevin Heffernan
Read The Crawling Eye Cult Media Blog by Kevin Heffernan
Visit F This Movie! for more of Patrick Bromley

Music:
"Dead or Alive" - Koji Endo
"Bubbles of Water" - Realtime

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7/19/2017

Special Guest: Jenni Gold
Guest Co-Hosts: Sean Gray, Steve Byrne

On a special episode of The Projection Booth Steve Byrne and Sean Gray join Mike to discuss the documentary film CinemAbility (2013). Directed by Jenni Gold and co-written by , the film looks at the long history of portraying disabilities on screen.

Links:
Visit the official CinemAbility website
Read 14 Cisgender Actors in Transgender Roles from The Hollywood Reporter
Read ‘Blind’ Director Addresses Backlash Over Casting Alec Baldwin And Not Disabled Actor In Lead Role by Michael Mailer
Be sure to visit the Is This Venue Accessible website
Check out the Freep Film Festival

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Music:
"Spasticus Autisticus" - Ian Dury & The Blockheads

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7/16/2017

Special Guests: Antonio Fargas, Peter McCarthy
Guest Co-Host: Chris Cummins

Keenan Ivory Wayans's I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988) is at once a parody of and follow-up to Blaxploitation films of the 1970s. In it, stars as Jack Spade, the new blood trying to take down Mr. Big (John Vernon) with a team of classic heroes like John Slade (Bernie Casey), Hammer (Isaac Hayes), Slammer (Jim Brown), Kung Fu Joe (Steve James) and Fly Guy (Antonio Fargas).

Chris Cummins joins Mike to discuss the film. Special guests include actor Antonio Fargas (Putney Swope, Cleopatra Jones) and producer Peter McCarthy (Tapeheads, Roadside Prophets).

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Links:
Buy I'm Gonna Git You Sucka on Blu-Ray
Check out Brown Sugar
Visit the official Chris Cummins website
Listen to the Tapeheads episode
Listen to the Putney Swope episode
Listen to the Kolchak Tapes episode on The Zombie

Music:
"He's a Fly Guy" - Curtis Mayfield
"Jack of Spades" - Boogie Down Productions
"How to Pick Up Girls" - The Little Girls
"This Beat is Military" - K-9 Posse

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7/14/2017

Guest Co-Hosts: Ken Stanley, Samm Deighan

Peter Greenaway's The Cook The Thief His Wife & Her Lover (1989) tells the tale of Albert Spica (Michael Gambon), a monstrous gangster putting on airs as a gourmand. This loutish brute is the co-owner of a restaurant where he, his wife Georgina (Helen Mirren) and his crew are regulars. Also a frequent patron at the restaurant is Michael (Alan Howard), a book dealer who is secretly Georgina’s lover.

Samm Deighan and Ken Stanley join Mike to discuss this controversial film as well as Greenaway's other work.

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Links:
Buy The Cook, Cook The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover on Blu-Ray
Buy Peter Greenaway's Postmodern / Poststructuralist Cinema Paperback edited by Paula Willoquet-Maricondi and Mary Alemany-Galway
Buy Peter Greenaway: Interviews edited by Vernon Gras and Marguerite Gras
Buy Peter Greenaway: The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, Her Lover by Peter Greenaway
Visit The Cinematic Endeavors of Peter Greenaway
Visit Luperpedia Foundation
Hear more from Samm Deighan at Daughters of Darkness
Hear more from Ken at Ken's Loud Band

Music:
"Book Depository" - Michael Nyman
"I Eat Cannibals" - Total Coelo

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7/11/2017