Mark Jeacoma and Christopher Hasler are movie nerds who get together once in awhile and ramble on about movies, TV and old times in the world of VHS, Laserdiscs, 8-Tracks, Vinyl and VCR's.
The Cannonball Run (1981)
Dunn dun DU-UH-UHNNNN!!!
Hold on to your rosary bleeds (yes, those rosary bleeds) as VHS Rewind! revisits a childhood favorite: THE CANNONBALL RUN, the flick featuring the most star-studded “...group of highway scofflaws and degenerates ever gathered together in one place…”
God is the co-host (although he doesn't have a mic in this episode) as Mark and Chris look at this politically incorrect ode to drinking while driving one hundred miles over the speed limit, which is filled to the brim with racist (Jamie Farr’s Arab complete with Arab theme music; Jackie Chan as an Asian stereotype in the making, complete with oriental theme music) and sexist humor.
Does the flick still hold up all these years later? Is Roger Moore still the funniest thing about the movie or is Mel Tillis f-f-f-f-funnier? Of the two, who is better looking: Adrienne Barbeau or Tara Buckman? Why does Dean Martin look soooooo f*cked up? Which car in this flick is the coolest?
Buckle up (actually, none of the drivers in this movie buckles up so why should you?) as we answer all of these questions and more.
Take a listen to this latest episode of VHS Rewind that has been called the podcast counterpart to the Bay of Pigs.
Are you gonna laugh during this episode? As Mel Tillis would say: “P-p-p-p-p-plenty!”
Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
Big Enos (Pat McCormick) wants to drink Coors at a truck show, but in 1977 it was illegal to sell Coors east of the Mississippi River without a permit. Truck driver Bo "Bandit" Darville (Burt Reynolds) agrees to pick up the beer in Texas and drive it to Georgia within 28 hours. When Bo picks up hitchhiker Carrie (Sally Field), he attracts the attention of Sheriff Buford T. Justice (Jackie Gleason). Angry that Carrie will not marry his son, Justice embarks on a high-speed chase after Bandit.
With this latest episode, dem good ole boys at VHS Rewind are proud to start their Spring 2022 Burt-a-thon, dedicated to the films of (wait for it) the legend, Burt Reynolds! Burt-a-thon begins with one of Burt's very best, 1978's HOOPER. Boasting a superb Burt 'stache, an OK hairpiece and the Flying Nun at her sexiest, plus more stunts than an entire season of THE FALL GUY, a supporting cast that includes Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane and one of the catchiest theme songs in all of Burt's films, join VHS Rewind as they review one Burt's most infectiously entertaining flicks. To paraphrase that theme song: There aint nothin like the life of a movie review postcaster.
Magical Mystery Tour (1967)
Kelly Mielke from the Dr. QuinnCast Podcast joins the show to discuss this legendary Made-for-TV movie. We discuss so much, including our love of The Beatles, Alexandro Jodorowsky, What it would have been like to view this movie in black & white and so much more! I hope you enjoy our discussion!
Magical Mystery Tour first aired on December 26, 1967, 54 years ago today!
The 4th Annual Halloween Mixtape
It's that time once again: the annual all-music Halloween episode!
Naturally, we prefer that listeners jump right in but maybe we can give you some SNEAK PREVIEWS to scare up your interest: this Halloween episode will be a little different as we spend time AT THE MOVIES. This episode will focus on songs (yes, with vocals) from horror flicks from the 1980s (maybe one from the 1990s). There are some obvious choices, of course: Freddy, Jason & Michael are represented but we have other perhaps more obscure horror flicks covered as well (if anything, maybe the songs themselves are less known than the movie they appear in). From main title songs, to end title songs, to songs that are genuinely creepy, to songs that are, like, what-the-hell-is-that-song-doing-in-a-horror-movie (looking at you, HALLOWEEN: CURSE OF MICHAEL MYERS), from disco songs to country songs to songs with an extended kazoo solo(!), these songs will have you howling at the moon this Halloween (or any other time of the year). So please take a listen and leave a comment letting us know what you think.
We at VHS Rewind wish everyone a very safe and happy Halloween season.
Halloween III (1982)
Mark and Chris Hasler jump feet first into this 1982 classic, Halloween III! The Silver Shamrock song is so addictive and this movie, although very strange, is just a ton of fun! We can't recommend it enough!
If you lived thru the 80's you will love this show
Terrible! Boring! Inaccurate!
I have not heard a podcast this bad in years! Seriously, avoid this podcast if you love the 80’s. These guys are idiots. They throw out inaccurate information. They are clueless about even mainstream horror. Not to mention, it’s just very boring. Skip this one. It’s not worth your time
This is a really fun podcast. I often find myself cracking up at the hosts take on VHS era movies, shows, etc. This podcast always puts me in a good mood. I never miss a new one!