Wastelands Radio Show - Episode 31 - Idiot Box- Double Impact

WASTELANDS - An Australian B-grade, Punk Rock, Street Trash online radio show hosted by long time partners in slime Adam (085c3n3) Obscene and Mark-O -Mark, pondering punk oddities, b grade movies, trashy treasures, life, culture and stuff.


In this episode Adam and Mark pay homage to the idiot box Monday night movie. This week they caught the1991 American action film written and directed by Sheldon Lettich, and written, produced by and starring Jean-Claude van Damme in a dual role as Chad and Alex Wagner. The film marks Van Damme's third collaboration with director Sheldon Lettich (Bloodsport and Lionheart) and second collaboration with Bolo Yeung (the first being Bloodsport in 1988). Alex and Chad are twins who are separated as babies when their parents are killed by a crime boss. Twenty-five years later, they join forces to exact revenge on the people who killed their family.
Van Damme was reportedly paid $600,000 for the movie. Wanting to breakaway from the martial arts movie genre he had become so popularly known for, he hoped playing the dual role of Chad/Alex would change his image and help him do just that. "[Alex] is violent and [Chad] is not, so audiences [will] see the contrast in my work." Prior to the films release, he had told the Los Angeles Times: "If I stay in martial arts pictures people will get tired of my films.
Director Sheldon Lettich co wrote the script with Van Damme. Inspiration was taken from Alexandre Dumas' The Corsican Brothers; an 1844 novella about twins separated at birth, who find each other in adulthood. Lettich later recalled the concept of Van Damme playing twins "was so successful that other producers wanted him to repeat it." (TimecopMaximum RiskReplicant) "Even though it meant a lot more work for Jean-Claude, he enjoyed the challenge of playing two distinctly different characters, showcasing a dark and a more light-hearted side in the same movie."


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Wastelands Radio Show - Episode 30 - Wastelands Idiot Box - Universal Soldier

WASTELANDS - An Australian B-grade, Punk Rock, Street Trash online radio show hosted by long time partners in slime Adam (085c3n3) Obscene and Mark-O -Mark, pondering punk oddities, b grade movies, trashy treasures, life, culture and stuff.




In this episode Adam and Mark pay homage to the idiot box Monday night 8:30 movie. This week they caught the 1992 American military science fiction action film directed by Roland Emmerich, starring Jean Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lungren.

The film tells the story of Luc Deveraux (Jean-Claude Van Damme), a former U.S. Army soldier who was killed in the Vietnam War in 1969, and returned to life following a secret military project called the "Universal Soldier" program. However, he finds out about his past even though his memory was erased, and escapes alongside a young TV journalist (Ally Walker). Along the way, they have to deal with the return of his archenemy, Sgt. Andrew Scott (Dolph Lundgren), who had lost his sanity in the Vietnam War, and became a psychotic megalomaniac, intent on killing him and leading the Universal Soldiers.

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Wastelands Radio Show - Episode 29 - Be Kind, Rewind

WASTELANDS - An Australian B-grade, Punk Rock, Street Trash online radio show hosted by long time partners in slime Adam (085c3n3) Obscene and Mark-O -Mark, pondering punk oddities, b grade movies, trashy treasures, life, culture and stuff.



In this episode Adam and Mark take a trip back in time as they recount the glory days of growing up in the analogue era of VHS and video stores. Listen in as they look back and reflect on how their experiences as 80’s video shop kids has shaped the way they live their lives today.

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WASTELANDS - An Australian B-grade, Punk Rock, Street Trash online radio show hosted by long time partners in slime Adam (085c3n3) Obscene and Mark-O -Mark, pondering punk oddities, b grade movies, trashy treasures, life, culture and stuff.

In this episode Adam and Mark take a slight detour from the barbarian theme with the Sci fi fantasy film adaption of the classic 1980s saturday morning cartoon series ‘Masters of the Universe’. Produced by the notorious Cannon films in 1987, for a princely sum of $22 million, Masters of the Universe the motion picture is one part Star Wars, one part Flash Gordon two parts cheese. and even though it missed the mark at the time and was generally canned by fans and critics alike, it still features the mighty Dolph Lundgren as He Man and Frank Langella as Skeletor. Looking at it in 2020, the film kinda stands alone as a fun nostalgic trip back in time to the marvellous 80’s.

On the planet Eternia, the dark lord Skeletor has taken over Castle Greyskull, and imprisoned the Sorceress, and Skeletor has begun draining the Sorceress' powers as he attempts to claim the powers of Greyskull and become master of the universe. Mighty warrior He-Man, the most powerful man in the universe and his companions: loyal soldier Man-at-Arms, his daughter Teela and a dwarf inventor named Gwildor finds themselves on Earth, by Gwildor's creation, the Cosmic Key, a device that can open portals that lead to anywhere in the galaxy, which Skeletor requires in his goal for universal conquest. But when the Cosmic Key is discovered by Julie Winston and her boyfriend Kevin Corrigan, both unaware that Earth is about to become a battleground, as Skeletor and his vile minions arrives on Earth, as they go in pursuit of He-Man and his companions who are searching for the Cosmic Key so they can return to Eternia and defeat Skeletor.


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Wastelands Radio Show - Episode 27 - The Barbarians

WASTELANDS - An Australian B-grade, Punk Rock, Street Trash online radio show hosted by long time partners in slime Adam (085c3n3) Obscene and Mark-O -Mark, pondering punk oddities, b grade movies, trashy treasures, life, culture and stuff.


In this episode Adam and Mark dive back into the b-grade world of Conan the barbarian inspired sword and sorcery flicks. This week adventure is the 1987 Cannon action comedy - The Barbarians. Directed by the infamous Robert Deodato who was responsible for Cannibal Holocaust in 1980.  Featuring David and Peter Paul as Twin barbarians. It's just like Conan but with two Conan's and everybody's favourite Hills have Eyes creep and wastelands favourite Michael Berryman as the appropriately named Dirtmaster and George Eastman.

Twin barbarians seek revenge from the warlord who massacred their tribe and captured them when they were small children. It's completely campy and it doesn't take itself seriously for a moment. Starring former professional wrestling duo the Barbarian Brothers, these actors -- which is a loose description of what they are doing on screen -- look like they are having a ball filming, and it's hard not to share in the fun. It really is a must-see Italian exploitation flick.
Highlights no explanations given – you’ll just have to watch it – Bear creature, man cry, erection dragon and oily walnuts!
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Wastelands Radio Show - Episode 26 - Sorceress
WASTELANDS - An Australian B-grade, Punk Rock, Street Trash online radio show Hosted by long time partners in slime Adam (085c3n3) Obscene and Mark-O -Mark, pondering punk oddities, trashy treasures, street levelness, life, culture and stuff.


In this episode Adam and Mark dive into the b-grade world of Conan the barbarian inspired sword and sorcery flicks. To kick off this week hey discuss the Roger Corman produced disasterpiece from 1982 Sorceress. featuring more dungeons, swords, sorcery, witches, danger, wizards, danger, desire, evil magic, martial arts, fighting, the skills of the masters, a battle to control the entire known world, weird goat and monkey men and magical woman warriors than you can point a battle axe at.

A powerful conjurer of the Black Arts, Traigon, makes an unholy pact with the evil deity, to sacrifice his first born to become the master of the universe. However, fate has other plans, and as the magician's wife gives her last breath to protect her newborn twin daughters, Traigon cant tell which of his daughter was born first, hi wife dies, Traigon dies and the twins are taken away by the good wizard Krona who gives them the unlimited power of the blue force. Nearly two long decades later Traigon is resurrected and the dauntless warrior-sisters, Mira and Mara, embark on a dangerous mission to avenge their slaughtered mum with a Viking, a creepy half man half goat and a oily permed barbarian.

Full movie - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bINHTz6Xlt4


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Wastelands Radio Show - Episode 25 - Schwarzenegger PUNishment 2

WASTELANDS - An Australian B-grade, Punk Rock, Street Trash online radio show Hosted by long time partners in slime Adam (085c3n3) Obscene and Mark-O -Mark, pondering punk oddities, trashy treasures, street levelness, life, culture and stuff.

In this episode Adam and Mark take another look back at some of Arnie's most memorable film quotes from The Running Man “Here’s your Sub-Zero… now plain zero.” to Total Recall “Consider that a divorce!” Strap in for another serve of some meaty nuggets of machismo and extreme punning.

Conan the Barbarian (1982) A young boy, Conan, becomes a slave after his parents are killed and tribe destroyed by a savage warlord and sorcerer, Thulsa Doom. When he grows up he becomes a fearless, invincible fighter. Set free, he plots revenge against Thulsa Doom.

Commando (1985) A retired Special Forces colonel tries to save his daughter, who was abducted by his former subordinate.

The Running Man (1987) In a dystopian America, a falsely convicted policeman gets his shot at freedom when he must forcibly participate in a TV game show where convicts, runners, must battle killers for their freedom.

Total Recall (1990) When a man goes for virtual vacation memories of the planet Mars, an unexpected and harrowing series of events forces him to go to the planet for real - or is he?

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