Santa Claus is a bad ass! In 1959 a Mexican Holiday film by Rene Cardona brought Santa Claus to the big screen in a crazy battle between him and the Devil Pitch to save Christmas. Is Santa secretly running a child labor camp? Is interpretive dance a symbol of pure evil? Are Santa's reindeer really robots? Does Santa create a potion that can melt you from the inside? All these crazy questions will be answered in this episode of Invasion of the Remake!
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In the fond tradition of ugly Christmas sweaters, fruit cake you could use as a brick, and the Star Wars Christmas Special comes Invasion of the Remake's first ever Ugly Christmas Song by the Commanders of the Mother Ship, Trish, Jeff & Jason. Please don't hold this parody against us.
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How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966) with Boris Karloff is a fundamental part of the Holiday season. A must watch by kids and adults alike. At the dawn of the new millennium Ron Howard took the Chuck Jones classic cartoon and brought it to life on the big screen with Jim Carrey, Taylor Momsen, Jeffrey Tambor, Christine Baranski, Bill Irwin, and Molly Shannon. We take the Dr. Suess book which takes approximately 12 minutes to read, an animated television special that is 24 minutes long, and a 144 minute live action film and cover it all 101 minutes. That's a savings of 79 minutes. You're welcome. Join Jason, Jeff, Trish and special guest, contortionist, fetish model, fashion designer, and actress Visha Loo for a swinging trip to Whoville.
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Welcome to the very first Christmas/Holiday special. Yup, we said Christmas out loud and nothing happened. The world didn't end. Crazy huh? This week your Invasion leaders discuss their favorite Christmas films and television specials that helped ring in the holiday season for them. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, Peanuts, Christmas Vacation, Scrooged, and even Black Christmas, Jack Frost, Silent Night, Deadly Night, Die Hard & Lethal Weapon are discussed in this holiday round table.
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Snootchy boochies from the Lethbridge Entertainment Expo. Jeff chats with Lee Arenberg, Grumpy from Once Upon a Time and Pintel from Pirates of the Caribbean, and Jason Mewes, one half of Jay & Silent Bob of the View Askew universe and Jimmy from Todd & the Book of Pure Evil. Also Jason & Jeff talk about their experiences at conventions. This episode is not to be missed because they are Conditions of Your Surrender.
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In 1964 David Niven played a high class confidence man along side Marlon Brando's more gruff, low class con man. In 1988 Bedtime Story was remade into the hit film Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Michael Caine and Steve Martin took up the rolls. In 2015 Jason, Jeff, and Trish take these two comedy classics about competing con men to task and see which is best at the gift of the grift.
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On this episode we travel back to the lot of Used Cars (1980). The Robert Zemeckis directed and Bob Gale written film starring Kurt Russell, Jack Warden, Gerrit Graham, Frank McRae, Joe Flaherty, David L. Lander, Michael McKean, and Deborah Harmon comedy about competing used car lots posed a bit of a conundrum for the Invasion team who may have bit off more than they can chew with this one. Is it still road worthy or destined for the scrap heap? Find out on the best best deal on the internet, the Invasion of the Remake Podcast!
Jason, Jeff, and Trish go car shopping with H.B. Halicki and Nicolas Cage in the battle of the Gone in 60 Seconds films from 1974 & 2000. Can an all star cast of Nicolas Cage, Angelina Jolie, Giovanni Ribisi, Delroy Lindo, Timothy Olyphant, Vinnie Jones, Christopher Eccleston, and Robert Duvall beat out the gonzo film making and epic car chase of H.B. Halicki's B-movie classic? Find out in this weeks episode.
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Jason hits the road and heads to Vulcan, Alberta for Vul-Con 2015 and presented here in the first "Conditions of Your Surrender" episode of Invasion of the Remake are five amazing conversations live from the convention floor. First up writer, actor, and producer Alec Peters talks Star Trek: Axanar, Kickstarter, and film prop collecting. Catherine Hicks discusses Seventh Heaven, Marilyn Monroe, and meeting her husband, effects guru Kevin Yagher, on the set of Child's Play. Gary Graham tells tall tales from Robot Jox & saving the life of Tom Cruise. Richard Hatch takes us on a trip from memory lane to the furthest reaches of the galaxy. And in the final segment Jason talks with Tony Todd about his role in Bernard Rose's Frankenstein, Sushi Girl and choosing rolls in this conversation packed episode!
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Klaatu Barada Nikto! Sam Raimi's original Evil Dead stands as a horror classic but how does the Fede Alvarez remake measure up? Our fake Shemps Jason, Jeff, and Trish read from the Book of the Dead and compare Ash (Bruce Campbell) Williams and Mia (Jane Levy) in a battle of the Deadites on Invasion of the Remake.
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Jason, Jeff, and Trish are joined by special guest Breanna Whipple, bassist for the metal band Ghoulmancer, to talk about the horror film Trick or Treat (1986) and take a stab at remaking it for today's audiences. You have no choice but to turn this podcast up to 11 and rock out or the spirit of Sammi Curr may come for you.
Trick or Treat was a film directed by Charles Martin Smith based on a script by Rhet Tophan and starring Mark Price, Tony Fields, Lisa Orgolini, Doug Savant, and appearances by Gene Simmons and Ozzy Osbourne.
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Wes Craven was one of horror and cinemas great directors. He left a legacy of films that will inspire new filmmakers and a library of movies that will haunt our nightmares. Classics like The Last House On The Left (1972), The Hills Have Eyes (1977), A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984), The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988), Shocker (1989), The People Under the Stairs (1991), New Nightmare (1994), and the Scream franchise will live on in our memories. Join us as we remember the works of Wes Craven in a very special Invasion of the Remake...Invasion of the Retrospective featuring Wes Craven!
The I.O.T.R. crew is joined by special guest Jeff Robertson to discuss and remake The Stuff (1985), a movie directed written and directed by Larry Cohen, starring Michael Moriarty, Andrea Marcovicci, Garrett Morris, Paul Sorvino, Scott Bloom, and Danny Aiello. Listen in to find out more about horror/comedy about a killer dessert and how we would remake it for today's audiences. "I just can't get enough of that wonderful Stuff!"
It is a rare opportunity that the Invasion of the Remake hosts get to talk about an Oscar Award winning film and they do just that with Martin Scorsese's The Departed (starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen, Ray Winstone, & Alec Baldwin) which is a remake of the Chinese film Infernal Affairs by Andrew Lau (starring Andy Lau, Tony Chiu Wai Leaung, Eric Tsang, Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Kelly Chen, and Sammi Cheng). It's a battle in the streets on this weeks I.O.T.R.
Comedian Tony Binns joins the Invasion of the Remake to talk about the sword & sandals, Don Coscarelli classic, Beastmaster (1982) starring Marc Singer, Tanya Roberts, Rip Torn, and John Amos. Suicide monks, quicksand, butterface witches, flying swamp things, black tigers, and ferrets. How can we possibly make this a better movie? We certainly try to improve on this fantasy epic on this weeks episode.
Jason Bisschop, Jeff McNair, Trish Cochlan, with special guest Jeff Hrlich take the George A. Romero classic Dawn of the Dead (1978) starring David Emge, Ken Foree, Scott Reiniger, and Gaylen Ross and measure it up to the Zack Snyder Dawn of the Dead (2004) remake/reimaging starring Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Mekhi Phifer, Jake Webber, Ty Burrell, and Matt Frewer. There is no more room in hell in this episode of Invasion of the Remake!
On this weeks show Jason, Jeff & Trish take a karate chop at the 1989 martial arts classic Best of the Best starring Eric Roberts & James Earl Jones. Jeff & Trish have a disagreement takes them to the center of the UFC octagon. You don't want to miss this episode of Invasion of the Remake.
Not one, not two, but four movies based on the Richard Matheson novel are discussed beginning with Vincent Price classic The Last Man on Earth (1964), as well as The Omega Man (1971) starring Charlton Heston, the Asylum movie I Am Omega (2007). and ending off with the Will Smith adaptation I Am Legend (2007). Join us for a goliath first episode as we discuss a sci-fi / horror classic!
The origin and introduction to the podcast and a taste of what is coming. Jason, Jeff, and Trish have and open discussion about the origins of the podcast, the best and worst remakes in movies, and why Hollywood has been getting it wrong.
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