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High and Low (Brow) – Series 4 Ep 8 – Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Puss Puss?

Posted on Aug 9, 2013 by | 5 comments

And we’re back! In what might be record time, James and I have finished the latest episode of High and Low (Brow)! Sure, to keep it secret that it was coming out so soon we had to record at an undisclosed location, and all parties involved had to sign a non-disclosure agreement, but this is what we do to keep the fans happy.

This episode of High and Low (Brow), creatively titled as Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Puss Puss? was a bit of a treat as James and I got back to our roots of watching possibly crappy movies based on truly absurd premises, in this case the premise was cats as antagonists. Gracing us with our premise are the films The Tomb of Ligeia from director Roger Corman, and the somewhat obscure South Korean horror film A Devilish Homicide (nay, A Devilish Murder in the US) from director Yong-min Lee. We somehow stumbled on two pretty interesting films with their own takes on the idea, and as a result we get one of our better bits of film discussion in some time.

Be sure to stick around for the selection portion of the show, as our next episode will be based on a user submission, and then we once again offer up an extended uncut stinger for you where James and I talk about Star Wars role playing games and football. It’s compelling and rich.

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Opening Theme – Adonai by Ennio Morricone
Closing Music – Black and White by Three Dog Night

High and Low (Brow) - Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Puss Puss? 
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Matt Gamble
I review movies. I run a movie theatre. I annoy people. I let my dogs lick my face whenever they want. Sometimes I'm even a halfway decent human.
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  1. Since Matt asked if Vincent Price and Christopher Lee shared a movie together, I’ll point to Scream and Scream Again which had Price, Lee, and Peter Cushing. And, The Oblong Box which had Price and Lee. I haven’t seen either, but that specific team up exists.

  2. Films have been acquired. James, if you ask nicely I’ll loan them to you.

  3. To comment on the episode, I’ll definitely be seeking out A Devilish Homicide. Whether it works or not, it definitely sounds different and interesting.

    I kind of think that Tomb of Ligea needs to be watched in relation to the other Corman Poe films. Particularly since it’s one that Corman made an attempt to break free from the oppressive studio settings that had defined his earlier Poe films with some outdoor scenes.

    For next episode, Them! is terrific fun. It’s my nominee for “greatest flamethrower movie ever!”

    • Without a doubt it is a unique film, and a pretty obvious precursor to the genre films that South Korea would be churning out a few decades later.

      And while I liked Ligeia I think it was hurt by my expectations. That and the over abundant shots of a cat being thrown through the air.

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