103 episodes

Join us as we lick our blades, banter and ramble on, and provide in depth reviews of some of our favorite (and not so favorite) Anime, Kaiju, Martial Arts, Chambara, and Asian films. You can find out more about our show, all of our previous episodes, and our show notes at our blog: bladelickingthieves.wordpress.com

Blade Licking Thieves Grant, TheHeat, and Zen

    • TV & Film
    • 4.6 • 39 Ratings

Join us as we lick our blades, banter and ramble on, and provide in depth reviews of some of our favorite (and not so favorite) Anime, Kaiju, Martial Arts, Chambara, and Asian films. You can find out more about our show, all of our previous episodes, and our show notes at our blog: bladelickingthieves.wordpress.com

    Team B #13: Phantom of the Paradise (1974)

    Team B #13: Phantom of the Paradise (1974)

    BLT Team B review Brian De Palma's rock opera musical Phantom of the Paradise (1974): a strange and twisted horror / comedy cult-classic about a disfigured song writer who haunts the concert hall of the producer that betrayed him and stole his love, in a plot heavily inspired by both Phantom of the Opera and Faust.

    #78: Zu Warriors from the Magic Mountain (1983)

    #78: Zu Warriors from the Magic Mountain (1983)

    Yuen Biao, Sammo Hung, and Corey Yuen star in this hyper-kinetic supernatural comedy, Zu Warriors From the Magic Mountain, a special effects laden wuxia film from Hong Kong director Tsui Hark about an ordinary Chinese solider who, after stumbling into a world of fantastical supernatural battles between the forces of good and evil, must embark on a quest to save the universe.    


    Timestamps:

    [00:00] Films we've been watching, Chainsaw Man, Shenmue the Animation, Anno's Shin Ultraman Trailer

    [49:05] Zu Warriors from the Magic Mountain Review
    [2:15:38] Twitter Questions

    #77: Parasite (2019)

    #77: Parasite (2019)

    We review Korean director Bong Joon-ho's class-conscious thriller Parasite, a black comedy about the Kims, a scrappy lower class family living on the edge of subsistence in Seoul, who through luck and by hook or crook manage to gain employment as help in the household of their incredibly wealthy city neighbors, the Parks, only to realize much too late that their stroke of good fortune portends a much darker misfortune.  

    Timestamps:

    [00:00] Mobile Suit Gundam 0079 and Konosuba
    [29:00] Parasite Review
    [2:15:30] Twitter Questions

    #76: Macross Plus Movie Edition

    #76: Macross Plus Movie Edition

    We chat about the Ip Man franchise, discuss the influences and merits of the original Mobile Suit Gundam, and lastly review one of the premiere anime titles of the 1990s: Macross Plus Movie Edition, an explosive work, by Macross series creator Shoji Kawamori and the core creative talent later responsible for a little known title called Cowboy Bebop, that twenty seven years after its release has lost none of its original impact.

    Timestamps:

    [00:00] Ip Man 2-4, Mobile Suit Gundam 0079
    [43:42] Macross Plus Movie Edition Review
    [3:21:09] Twitter Questions

    Team B #12: From Beyond (1986)

    Team B #12: From Beyond (1986)

    BLT Team B review Stuart Gordon's 1986 body horror film, From Beyond.  Like Gordon's prior film, Re-Animator, also starring Jeffrey Combs, From Beyond is based on an H.P. Lovecraft short story - this one involving inter dimensional creatures brought into our reality through a science experiment gone awry with, as you might imagine, predictably gruesome results for those involved.

    #75: Chasing the Dragon (2017)

    #75: Chasing the Dragon (2017)

    We review the 2017 Hong Kong gangster film, Chasing the Dragon,  the story of the rise and fall of Hong Kong's most notorious gangster "Crippled Ho" (Donnie Yen) and his unlikely partnership with Police Detective Lee Rock (Andy Lau) during the cities' most turbulent and lawless decades, the 1960s and 1970s, during the height of the heroin trade.


    Timestamps:

    [00:00] Tenchi Universe, Blade Runner: Black Lotus, Star Wars: Visions
    [50:27] Chasing the Dragon (2017) Review
    [2:14:25] Twitter Questions

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

birdGodZ ,

Ah, I see you are a podcast of culture as well

One of my favorite pods. Thoughtful, funny, endearing subject matter… I love hanging out with these folks no matter what they’re talking about. <3

Von Chimera ,

Dudes rock

Dudes rock

jwford ,

White & Nerdy

A bunch of white nerds tripping over each other to give their uninformed opinions on film & tv in order to feed their own Asian fetish. It also takes them 40 min to get to the main review. Thank u next.

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