The world’s only podcast celebrating films where helicopters explode.
“What’s going on here? I’m lost.”On this show we review Michael Winner’s FIREPOWER (1979). A film where the plot is almost as bonkers as the cast. We’re joined by Nick Rehak to try and work out what on earth is going on and discuss the exploding helicopter action.Show notesFirepower (1979)Directed by: Michael WinnerCast: James Coburn, Sophia Loren, OJ Simpson, Vincent Gardenia, Eli Wallach, Jake La Motta, Victor MaturePlot: A retired hitman is hired by the F.B.I. to track down a powerful and reclusive businessman who is suspected of murder. Episode: 125Follow Exploding HelicopterTwitter: @chopperfireballWebsite: explodinghelicopter.comInstagram: explodinghelicopterFollow Nick RehakTwitter: @TheRehakWebsite: Rehak Radio
“Never blame a mountain for what it does.” On this episode we take a look at one of the last films of the Seventies disaster movie cycle, the rock climbing catastrophe HIGH ICE (1980).Joining us to discuss the film is disaster movie enthusiast Fred Andersson from Schmollywood Babylon. We marvel at the film’s tremendous antagonist, its annoying kid, and the most undignified death in disaster movie history. And, of course, the exploding helicopter action.Show notesHigh Ice (1980)Director: Eugene S JonesPlot: A park ranger clashes with an egotistical army officer over how to handle a rescue operation to save three rock climbers stranded on a mountain ledge. Cast: David Janssen, Tony Musante, Dorian Harewood.Episode 124.Follow Exploding HelicopterTwitter: @chopperfireballWebsite: explodinghelicopter.comInstagram: explodinghelicopterFollow Fred AnderssonTwitter: @homosatanisInstagram: Schmollywood Babylon
Samurai Commando: Mission 1549
“The past is attacking us.” If you’ve ever wondered what a film that pitted soldiers from 16th century feudal Japan would fare against the military technology of the 21st century would look like, then wonder no more. You just need to check out SAMURAI COMMANDO: MISSION 1549 (2005). We discuss time travel, samurais, and the sixteenth century exploding helicopter action. Show notesSamurai Commando: Mission 1549 (2005)Director: Masaaki TezukaPlot: After an experiment goes wrong soldiers from Japan's defence force are sent 460 years into the past. But when mysterious anomalies threaten the present, a new team of soldiers is sent back in time to correct history and save the world.Episode 123.Follow Exploding HelicopterTwitter: @chopperfireballWebsite: explodinghelicopter.com Instagram: explodinghelicopterFollow Nick RehakTwitter: @TheRehakWebsite: Rehak Radio
The Tayo Movie - Mission: Ace
“I welcome you warmly to the land of toy cars.” On this show we take a look at the surprisingly dark children’s animation THE TAYO MOVIE – MISSION: ACE (2016).We’re joined by Nick Rehak to discuss abandonment issues, post-traumatic stress, militarised violence and unchecked authoritarian rule. And, of course, the exploding helicopter action.Show notesThe Tayo Movie – Mission: Ace (2016)Director: Ryu Jung-woo and Anna PaikPlot: Tayo travels to Toy Land with Duri and Hana to save Duri's favourite car Ace. Will they save Ace? And can they find their way back home?Episode 122.Follow Exploding HelicopterTwitter: @chopperfireballWebsite: explodinghelicopter.comInstagram: explodinghelicopterFollow Nick RehakTwitter: @TheRehakWebsite: Rehak Radio
“I’d say there’s two ways of doing that – no way and no how.” On this exciting new episode of Exploding Jet Ski we finally tackle the Citizen Kane of exploding jet ski cinema, WATERWORLD (1995).To review a film of such profound artistic importance there was really only one man to call, jet ski film aficionado Mark Hofmeyer.Show notesWaterworld (1995)Director: Kevin ReynoldsCast: Kevin Costner, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Dennis HopperPlot: In a future where the polar ice-caps have melted and Earth is almost entirely submerged, a mutated mariner fights starvation and outlaw "smokers," and reluctantly helps a woman and a young girl try to find dry land.Episode 121Follow Exploding HelicopterTwitter: @chopperfireballWebsite: explodinghelicopter.comInstagram: explodinghelicopterFollow Mark HofmeyerTwitter: @Mhofmeyer Website: Movies Films and Flix
“Nobody ever asks how many you saved.” We take a look at the new Scott Adkins film ONE SHOT (2021), one of the most ambitious action film in recent years. And who better to help us review the film than action auteur Alex Rallo from Head Exposure and Kinemotions. Warning! This podcast contains views about the career of Isaac Florentine that some listeners may find upsetting.Episode 120Show notesOne Shot (2021)Director: James NunnCast: Scott Adkins, Ryan Phillipe, Ashley GreenPlot: An elite squad of Navy SEAL's are on a covert mission to transport a prisoner from a CIA island black site. He’s wanted for interrogation as it’s believed he’s got vital information that can stop an imminent terrorist attack. As the SEALS are about to leave with their man, the prison is attacked by insurgents who are trying to rescue the prisoner to stop him revealing what he knows. FollowFollow Exploding HelicopterTwitter: @chopperfireballWebsite: explodinghelicopter.comInstagram: explodinghelicopterFollow Alex RalloTwitter: @HeadExposureWebsite: Film ExposureYouTube: Kinemotions
Always the first thing I listen to when it pops up in my feed.
Great theme, works well
For what is a very niche angle on films (those featuring an exploding helicopter), the pod has a good look at the rest of each film, with a keen host and usually with Dara or other guests. Nice to get the odd mini episode as well.
Great premise, fun show
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