High and Low (Brow) – Series 4 Ep 5 – Southern Comforts
And we’re back! So far we are keeping up on this once a month pace of the show, though all the pre-recorded segments really made editing this together a pain in the ass and delayed posting this by a few days. I have no one to blame but James for that. That all being said, this episode is jam packed with all sorts of things that have nothing to do with movies.
First, James introduces his newest segment, Matt Gamble: Conscious Consumer, in which he asks me why I do the things that I do. Or something like that. All I know is I was forced to eat my first ever White Castle “hamburger” on this episode, and the ensuing results were explosive.
But besides that James and I actually get around to the main point of this episode of High and Low (Brow), that is examining this episodes theme, Southern Comforts. Now this theme covers a subset of exploitation films that are primarily set it the backwoods of the Deep South, which have been affectionately referred to as Hixploitation films. For this episode we review two films, the first of which is the relatively well known and respected film Southern Comfort, of which I drew the title for this episodes theme. The second is a far lesser known and regarded film known by such names as Black Vengeance, The Girl in The Web, The Victim, Redneck County, Redneck County Rape or Heartbreak Motel. But we only know it as Poor Pretty Eddie. These end up being two wild and strange tales, and maybe, just maybe, we found something about them we could agree upon.
Besides that, the results of the poll for which film we will record a commentary track are announced, and we hope that this proves to be a fun way for you to give back to us without us having to guilt you into it. Also, we just received word that we’ve been added to Stitcher Radio, so for those of you using an iPhone or an Android phone please feel free to check out our show that way as well.
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High and Low (Brow) - Southern Comforts [ 1:33:28 | 42.81 MB ] Download