High and Low (Brow) – Episode 2.8 – Lurid Loincloths
And we’re back! It’s been some time since James and I have been able to sit down and record a High and Low (Brow) podcast, the holidays, illness and family interactions helped bring about this problem, but now that things have finally calmed down we hope to be able to get back into our regular schedule of putting out a new episode every month. I’ve also decided that we will continue to number the episodes based on 12 episodes for each season of the podcast, to keep everything simple in case we get sidetracked in the future.
As for this episode I’d like to thank Jay Cheel (Film Junk and The Documentary Blog) who recorded our last episode with us and who supplied the theme and the films for this episode, which was 1980’s barbarian fantasy films. And being that that theme doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue I came up with the much more flowery title for what is an admittedly great theme.
What is arguably great is the quality of the two films we did end up watching, the somewhat infamous Yor, The Hunter from the Future and Deathstalker. Both are considered rip-offs of Conan the Barbarian and both were released in 1983. But only one involves Darth Vader. Which one is that? You’ll just have to listen and find out for yourself.
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