episode 012 – Flesh + Blood

Jen and guests Darren and Yfke discuss Paul Verhoeven’s first American film, Flesh + Blood. This being a Verhoeven film: CONTENT WARNING! We have no choice but to talk about rape A LOT with this one.

Flesh + Blood

Directed by Paul Verhoeven
Produced by Gijs Versluys

Written by:
Gerard Soeteman
Paul Verhoeven

Starring:
Rutger Hauer
Jennifer Jason Leigh
Tom Burlinson
Ronald Lacey
Susan Tyrrell
Jack Thompson

Music by Basil Poledouris

Cinematography: Jan de Bont
Edited by Ine Schenkkan

Distributed by Orion Pictures

Release dates
June 10, 1985 (SIFF)
August 30, 1985

Running time: 126 minutes

Country:
United States
Netherlands
Spain

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The theme music for Have You Seen This? is “B005” by Monroeville Music Center.

episode 011 – Interview With Ate de Jong

Jen and Yfke talk to Dutch filmmaker Ate de Jong, who brought us the cult classics Highway to Hell and Drop Dead Fred. de Jong discusses the production of Highway to Hell and shares some wisdom he’s accumulated during his long and still ongoing film career.
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The theme music for Have You Seen This? is “B005” by Monroeville Music Center.

episode 010 – Dead of Night

Jen and Tim discuss a classic and sadly overlooked gem of British horror television, Dead of Night. The series dates from 1972 and thus, emerging as it did during a less enlightened time when it came to archiving, only three of the original seven episodes still exist.

The Paranormal Activity parody written and directed by Tim and starring your hosts (!) may be found on Youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PDSKT9Pc64

episode 009 – Vile Pervert

WARNING: Today’s movie was made by an alleged sex offender and constitutes his own defense against said charges.

Jen is joined by Mike Rosen to discuss Vile Pervert: The Musical. This slice of pure internet was made by Jonathan King, a music impresario and TV presenter turned convicted criminal. If you’ve been looking for the perfect mix of mobile phone video, Oscar Wilde, and sheer unfettered egotism, this will have to do. The entire movie is freely available on YouTube, if you’re either a masochist or just love demented music as much as Mike does.

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The theme music for Have You Seen This? is “B005” by Monroeville Music Center.

episode 008 – Nothing But Trouble

Jen is once again joined by Mike Rosen to suffer through Dan Aykroyd’s sole directorial credit, Nothing But Trouble! We have nothing else to say except that if you Google the Demi More picture we allude to, don’t do it at work.
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The theme music for Have You Seen This? is “B005” by Monroeville Music Center.

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This week’s episode will be delayed at least a day, sadly. I recently switched my Adobe software from CS4 (!) to CC, and I’m having to learn an entirely new audio mixing process. In the meantime, why not enjoy the trailer for the subject of episode 8?

Be sure to follow @pasolinisdead on Twitter for updates!

Your host, Jen

episode 007: The Day the Clown Cried

Jen invites author, artist, and asshole Mike Rosen on the show to discuss Jerry Lewis’s unfinished Holocaust, um, comedy-drama The Day the Clown Cried. Thanks to Flemish TV and Australo-German filmmaker Eric Friedler, enough footage from the notorious project has surfaced for us to discuss it. Shoutout to Friedler and the Library of Congress curator who were too important to talk to us.

Mike Rosen is the cartoonist responsible for the webcomic Guttersnipe. He also authored the graphic novel Malleus Maleficarum, available from SLG Publishing, and illustrated Misunderstanding Comics.
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The theme music for Have You Seen This? is “B005” by Monroeville Music Center.

episode 006: The Johnsons (1992)

CONTENT WARNING: Besides the usual immaturity, this episode covers a film whose plot involves rape and incest. Use caution!

Jen welcomes filmmaker and burger expert Yfke van Berckelaer to discuss one of about three Dutch horror films, The Johnsons! Yfke provides an excellent survey of the Dutch film industry (it’s not just Paul Verhoeven!) and gives some background on the making of the film, which is a bit of an undiscovered horror classic.

Yfke is a Dutch genre filmmaker who lives in Los Angeles and is obsessed with everything that sparkles and yes, that includes the 80s. She also writes about awesome things for the cult magazine Schokkend Nieuws, and you can follow her burger adventures at www.burgerists.com and @burgerists on Instagram and Twitter.

And when in Los Angeles, be sure to visit Cinefile Video!

The Johnsons (1992)

Directed by Rudolf van den Berg
Written by Roy Frumkes, Rocco Simonelli
Starring Monique van de Ven
Esmée de la Bretonière
Kenneth Herdigein

Produced by
Richard Abram (associate producer)
Haig Balian (producer)
Chris Brouwer (producer)
Arnold Heslenfeld (executive producer)

Music: Patrick Seymour

Cinematography: Theo Bierkens

Editor: Wim Louwrier

Release dates
14 February 1992

The theme music for Have You Seen This? is “B005” by Monroeville Music Center.

episode 005: The Wizard of Speed and Time (1989)

Jen welcomes special guest Paul Jay (Twitter: @pauljaycomic) for today’s episode, in which we discuss The Wizard of Speed and Time! We’re a little hard on filmmaker Mike Jittlov, perhaps unfairly— WoSaT producer Richard Kaye allegedly absconded with the film’s completion money, and Jittlov himself considers the project to be only 75% done.

Jittlov started as a math and language major at UCLA back in the 60s, but an animation elective awakened him to his true calling. His breathtaking, award-winning short films led to work at Disney, where he clashed with execs over his desire to be credited for his work. After The Wizard of Speed and Time’’s drawn-out production period, Jittlov worked on some major film projects (including Ghost, in which he was responsible for animating the dark spirits that drag Tony Goldwyn to hell). Later, he spent the 90s making the rounds of conventions and screening his only feature for his devoted fans. He still lives in the LA area, and if anyone knows what he’s up to lately, please drop us a line!

The Night Flight website has an excellent write-up about Jittlov and The Wizard of Speed and Time here.

Mike Jittlov’s personal website

Directed by Mike Jittlov
Produced by Richard Kaye
Written by Mike Jittlov

Starring:
Mike Jittlov
Paige Moore
Richard Kaye
Deven Chierighino
Steve Brodie
John Massari
Gary Schwartz
Frank LaLoggia
Philip Michael Thomas
Paulette Breen
Will Ryan
Stephen Stucker

Music by John Massari
Cinematography: Russell Carpenter
Edited by Mike Jittlov
Distributed by Shapiro-Glickenhaus Entertainment

Release dates:
September 22, 1989 (USA)

The theme music for Have You Seen This? is “B005” by Monroeville Music Center.

episode 004: Under the Cherry Moon (1986)

What better tribute to Prince for a movie podcast than to watch the man’s directorial debut? Jen and Darren also discuss the Dionysian, the epicene, and how much The English Patient sucks.

For the curious, here’s the art for The Perils of Gwendoline in the Land of the Yik-Yak that caught our fancy:

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Under the Cherry Moon (1986)

Directed by Prince

Produced by:
Robert Cavallo
Joseph Ruffalo
Steven Fargnoli

Screenplay by Becky Johnston

Starring:
Prince
Jerome Benton
Steven Berkoff
Emmanuelle Sallet
Alexandra Stewart
Kristin Scott Thomas
Francesca Annis

Music by Prince and The Revolution

Cinematography: Michael Ballhaus

Edited by:
Éva Gárdos
Rebecca Ross

Distributed by Warner Bros.

Release date:
July 4, 1986

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The theme music for Have You Seen This? is “B005” by Monroeville Music Center.