Cinema Smorgasbord

Cinema Smorgasbord

From the creators of Eric Roberts is the Man, Cinema Smorgasbord is an umbrella brand for a collection of all new themed podcasts including the Jackie Chan-themed We Do Our Own Stunts, the genre film festival celebration Cinema Fantastica, How Do You Do Fellow Kids: The Work of Steve Buscemi, Whatever Happened To Vic Diaz, and more! All hosted by your beloved ERITFM hosts Doug Tilley and Liam O’Donnell

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July 22, 2024 57 mins

In 1974 Mario Bava was struggling after a series of financial failures and decided to turn towards a genre completely new to him: Poliziotteschi! Adapting a crime story by Michael J. Carroll, he was almost finished filming when the producer filed for bankruptcy, leaving the film to sit on a shelf for twenty years (well after Bava's death in 1980). On this episode of WILD IN THE STREETS we take a look at the revived film RABID DOGS,...

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ERIC ROBERTS IS THE MAN returns and this episode is packed with NEWS, SURPRISES and 2024's AMITYVILLE BIGFOOT, which features a Sasquatch squirting toxic milk out of its nipples (among other things). We're helped along this rocky road by The Nu Metal Agenda Podcast's Cranfather, who assists us in breaking down all the latest Eric Roberts news and social media posts and immediately regrets his decision to choose this film for us to ...

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RSS/iTunes/Spotify Check out all the episodes of CINEMA SMORGASBORD SELLS OUT right here. What? We’re back with another CINEMA SMORGASBORD SELLS OUT already?! When the wonderful Luke Higginson (director of the terrific RELAX, I’M FROM...

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After a 23-year hiatus away from directing (and with an assist from the Jodorowsky's Dune documentary) Alejandro Jodorowsky returned to filmmaking with the autobiographical fantasy (based on his own book) THE DANCE OF REALITY in 2013. On this episode of JodoWOWsky we break down all the latest Jodorowsky news (including Julia's experience attending some recent screenings with Jodo himself!), take a look at the Adan Jodorowsky-direct...

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Nobody is talking about FURIOSA anymore, so it's time for Cinema Smorgasbord to step in with our much delayed opinion! We discuss the pacing, the performances, the brutality, our favorite Mad Max films in the series, the FX and - BRIEFLY - the box office. Does FURIOSA have what it takes to make it EPIC, or was it just another Beyond Thunderdome? LISTEN AND LEARN, PALS!

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WHATEVER HAPPENED TO VIC DIAZ is BACK! On this episode Tom Selleck is an American museum curator in the Philippines who becomes obsessed with a painting of three witches being burned at the stake when he notices one eerily resembles his young wife Chris (Barra Grant) in 1972's DAUGHTERS OF SATAN. What follows is SATANISM, witchery, a demon dog from HELL, and lots and lots of day-for-night filmmaking. Also.. the wonderful Vic Diaz a...

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Hot diggity dog! On a returning PRAISING KANE we're committed to giving you the best possible value for your ears, so not only are we going over the latest Carol Kane news, we're also discussing both an episode of the beloved sitcom CHEERS (featuring Carol Kane as a woman who catches Sam's eye before he discovers she was previously in a mental hospital), and we also go deep on the Barbara Mandrell-starring TV movie BURNING RAGE fro...

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BIG NEWS on this episode of HOW DO YOU DO, FELLOW KIDS? where we discuss the recent distressing assault on Steve Buscemi on the streets of New York City, all the recent Buscemi news - including him joining the cast of WEDNESDAY - and we go long on Tom DiCillo's indie black comedy LIVING IN OBLIVION! We also chat about our own limited experience as making movies and talk about why some find the film inspiring, while it's scared othe...

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On this episode of Cinema Fantastica we're traveling back to 1984 and the Boston Science Fiction Film Festival in Boston, Massachusetts - one of the longest running genre film festivals in the United States! This iteration was an all-night science fiction movie marathon, and we're putting two genre classics against each other: Roger Corman's unnerving X: THE MAN WITH THE X-RAY EYES from 1963 vs Saul Bass' environmental sci-fi/horro...

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After helping him get out of his previous contract (and some messy business with some Triads) Jackie Chan owed martial arts superstar Jimmy Wang Yu some big favors, and he started paying up by appearing briefly in the truly bizarre 1983 action/comedy FANTASY MISSION FORCE. Despite a plot structure that (loosely) copies The Dirty Dozen, FANTASY MISSION FORCE throws in amazons, Nazis, vampires, ghosts, Brigitte Lin, musical numbers, ...

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On this very special episode of GEORGE KENNEDY IS MY COPILOT we're joined by the Swedish writer and George Kennedy-enthusiast Anders Landby to discuss his work covering the career of George Kennedy, his Instagram page devoted to George Kennedy, and the proper way to pronounce "Smorgasbord"! Luckily he also joins us to discuss a rare 1980s PSA featuring George Kennedy as well as the totally bizarre sasquatch/alien/zombie sci-fi/horr...

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On this episode of BARTEL ME SOMETHING GOOD (the world's finest Paul Bartel-themed podcast) we're tackling Paul Bartel's final directorial feature, the sadly abused (and semi-unavailable) bunker comedy SHELF LIFE from 1993! Born out of a stage-play by stars O-Lan Jones, Andrea Stein, and Jim Turner, Bartel turns it into a wildly visual phantasmagoria of rituals, re-enactments and hormonally confusing games, with a typically wicked ...

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Black leather, black leather, kill kill kill! On a brand new episode of FURTHER REEDING we're digging into the pre-apocalyptic, sea-side pleasures of the 1963 sci-fi classic THE DAMNED (aka WE ARE THE DAMNED), directed by the great Joseph Losey and starring Macdonald Carey, Shirley Anne Field, and - of course - our boy Oliver Reed! It's about a group of irradiated kids having to live underground as prep for the upcoming nuclear hol...

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On a brand new episode of YOU DON'T KNOW DICK (the world's finest Dick Miller-themed podcast) we're joined by A CUT BELOW: A CELEBRATION OF B HORROR MOVIES, 1950s-1980s author Scott Drebit to discuss the sexploitation comedy/thriller THE STUDENT TEACHERS from 1973, with Susan Damante, Brooke Mills, CHUCK NORRIS(?) and Dick Miller!! We also talk about Dick Miller's cut appearance from PULP FICTION, the state of b-movies in 2024 and ...

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WILD IN THE STREETS returns with the first entry in Fernando Di Leo's Milieu Trilogy: the hard hitting 1972 classic CALIBER 9 (aka MILANO CALIBRO 9)! Featuring Gastone Moschin as Ugo Piazza, a small time gangster fresh out of jail being hunted down by his former associates for stealing $300,000 that he swears he doesn't have, it's tough as nails and features a memorable jazz-flute tinged score by Luis Enríquez Bacalov and the Itali...

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PRAISING KANE returns with 1984's RACING WITH THE MOON, a pretty darn good World War II-era coming of age film starring Sean Penn & Nicolas Cage as close friends who experience a whole lot of life's trials and tribulations in the days before they are shipped off to the war. Directed by Richard Benjamin, it has a bunch of young familiar faces (including Crispin Glover and Michael Madsen), and clearly has a lot of empathy for its mix...

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HOW DO YOU DO, FELLOW KIDS? (the world's finest Steve Buscemi-themed podcast) returns with an episode all about a film celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2024: the Coen brothers' Capraesque classic THE HUDSUCKER PROXY! Starring Tim Robbins, Paul Newman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Bruce Campbell, and - of course - Steve Buscemi, it was a big-budget flop for the Coens, despite roping in their pal Sam Raimi to co-write. What went wrong? L...

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On a brand new WHATEVER HAPPENED TO VIC DIAZ?, James Iglehart is out for some samurai sword-based revenge in Cirio H. Santiago's 1978 martial arts exploitation film DEATH FORCE (aka FIGHTING MAD)! Featuring plenty of decapitations, some problematic sword training, and - of course - our man Vic Diaz. CHECK IT OUT!

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We're back and we're still SELLING OUT with a rare chat about a current blockbuster: the Denis Villeneuve-directed sequel DUNE: PART TWO. Following the continuing adventures of Paul Atreides and his pals on the sand-covered planet Arrakis (aka DUNE). We chat about the David Lynch (and aborted Alejandro Jodorowsky) version(s), Liam's experience with the books, what does and doesn't work, and whether we're interested in more films/TV...

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We're doctorin' the TARDIS on this episode of ERIC ROBERTS IS THE MAN with a first for the podcast: an audio drama box-set produced by Big Finish featuring Eric Roberts (naturally) as beloved Doctor Who villain THE MASTER! Helping us maneuver through (relative) time and dimensions in space is author and podcaster Chad Denton, who helps bridge the gap between Eric's performance in the 1996 DOCTOR WHO TV movie and his surprising retu...

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