Episode 171


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In this barbaric episode of Dread Media, Desmond and Darryll review the strangely metaphysical Viking fight club epic, Valhalla Rising. Then, after a Dying in the Gutters segment on the BOOM! Studios comic The Anchor, Desmond does a track by track review of GWAR's latest album: Bloody Pit of Horror. Chest-thumping metal for everyone this week: "Onward to Valhalla" by 3 Inches of Blood, "Valhalla" by Black Sabbath, "Holy War" by The Lords of the New Church, "Kz Necromancer" by GWAR, and "Berserk!" by Suicidal Tendencies. This episode shall crush thine fleshy parts. Verily. [ 1:31:43 || 42.1 MB ]

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Out of interest, was the eye Mads Mikkelsen was missing the same eye that wept blood in Casino Royale? Just curious whether that's how he's getting acting gigs!

I'll admit that I get apprehensive when it comes to album reviews, if only because our music tastes are fairly different rather than being opposed to the format. But as I was doing my ironing, I thought GWAR made surprisingly good, aggressive ironing music!!

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Wow, Slothian. You humble me with your M.M.M.M (Mads Mikkelsen Movie Memory). I never would have matched those two roles with the same actor. Bravo. Checking . . . checking . . . Yes! It is the same eye in both roles. I sense a trend. He's a real chameleon of an actor, isn't he? Check out his gallery on IMDB. He looks totally different from one film to the next. Cool.

On another, completely unrelated note. The Tarkovskiy ( not Tarakovsky) film I was trying in vain to reference was not Reaper but STALKER. Duh. My point, however, regarding similarities in filmic stylings, remains intact. Ding!

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I seriously don't remember anyone crying blood in that film. Porbably because, like every Bond film not starring a Mr. Dalton, I can no longer stand watching them after about 10 minutes. The only things I remember about that movie are: construction parkour, ball torture, self inflicted paddles.

Stalker! Isn't that like the Russian Neuromancer?

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I wish. No, STALKER is about these guys that guide people through 'The Zone'; a heavily guarded swath of wilderness where the metaphysical becomes the physical. After taking an oblique route through 'The Zone', travelers arrive at 'The Room' where their secret desires are granted. I've never witnessed the entire film but I gather it involves long sequences of minimal dialogue, beautiful photography, symbolism and plenty of self contemplation. The very definition of heavy lifting in film appreciation.

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I wish. No, STALKER is about these guys that guide people through 'The Zone'; a heavily guarded swath of wilderness where the metaphysical becomes the physical. After taking an oblique route through 'The Zone', travelers arrive at 'The Room' where their secret desires are granted. I've never witnessed the entire film but I gather it involves long sequences of minimal dialogue, beautiful photography, symbolism and plenty of self contemplation. The very definition of heavy lifting in film appreciation.

Hmm. Must be thinking of something else. Sounds cool though.

The correct response to my earlier post, by the way, is "In Soviet Russia, mancer neuros you!"

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I seriously don't remember anyone crying blood in that film. Porbably because, like every Bond film not starring a Mr. Dalton, I can no longer stand watching them after about 10 minutes. The only things I remember about that movie are: construction parkour, ball torture, self inflicted paddles.

Pffft, you hater, Reddick!

Also, if you couldn't stand to watch the film beyond 10 minutes, you wouldn't have even witnessed the ball torture and self-inflicted paddles! Still, I won't argue with you that Dalton's the best of the Bond actors.

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