Podcast: New World Pictures Podcast

Ep. 111: Hell Hunters

We wrap up our celebrated #febWARary with 1988’s Hell Hunters directed by Ernst Ritter von Theumer.  Hell Hunters follows a team of Nazi hunters – Maud Adams (Octopussy), Candice Daly (The Young and the Restless), and Romulo Arantes (Blame it on Rio) – as they attempt to stop a former Nazi played by Stewart Granger…

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Ep. 111: Hell Hunters
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Ep. 110: Breaker Morant

We continue #FebWARary with director Bruce Beresford’s BREAKER MORANT, which covers the very well-known (to Americans) Second Boer War. We attempt to offer a small background on the War as we discuss this Academy Award-nominated film, which follows three soldiers court-martialed by their own military. Also, Erica discovers the movie was based on true events…

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Ep. 110: Breaker Morant
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Nearly New World: Eye of the Eagle (1987)

We return to #FebWARary for a Roger Corman/Cirio Santiago film that New World DIDN’T release, but could have! The film, one of Santiago’s many Namsploitation films, is at least filled with action and the debut of Robert Patrick, the eventual T-1000 of James Cameron’s T2. We sharpen our gaze towards THE EYE OF THE EAGLE…

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Nearly New World: Eye of the Eagle (1987)
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Bonus Episode: Interview with GODZILLA 1985 co-director R.J. Kizer

R.J. Kizer returns to the podcast! A longtime New World Pictures editor, R.J. made his directorial debut with the American scenes that were inserted into GODZILLA 1985, New World’s re-edit of Toho’s THE RETURN OF GODZILLA.  We discuss how he became involved with the project, what it was like working with Raymond Burr, why GODZILLA…

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Bonus Episode: Interview with GODZILLA 1985 co-director R.J. Kizer
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Ep. 109: Last Plane Out

We kick off #FebWARary with 1983’s Last Plane Out, a semi-fictionalized account of the events that took place days before the Sandinista’s removed Anastasio Somoza from power in Nicaragua. It stars Jan-Michael Vincent (Airwolf), Julie Carmen (In the Mouth of Madness) and Mary Crosby whose character shot JR in TV’s Dallas. Sounds exciting, right?  Wrong….

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Ep. 108: Godzilla 1985 featuring Ali Davis

Finally, Godzilla returns! And this time, he’s sleepier than ever!  After 9 years away from the box office, Japanese film studio Toho decided they need to expedite another GODZILLA movie and created 1984’s THE RETURN OF GODZILLA. That film ended up in the hands of New World Pictures, who chopped it up and added extra…

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Ep. 108: Godzilla 1985 featuring Ali Davis
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Ep. 107: Lady Frankenstein with Chris Iannacone

In this #Monstruary episode we attempt to satisfy all your strange desires with 1971’s Lady Frankenstien, directed by former Roger Corman regular Mel Welles (THE LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS). This spin on a classic tale was shot with an international cast, headlined by former Orson Welles regular Joseph Cotten. It’s a real Welles-fest! Joining us…

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Ep. 107: Lady Frankenstein with Chris Iannacone
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2nd Annual Worldies and Our Running Top/Bottom 5 2023 Edition

Are you new to the New World Pictures Podcast?  Well, there’s no better place to start than our 2nd Annual Worldies where we hand out awards to the best New World Pictures films we watched in 2023. We invited former guests and NWPPVIPs to help us present these prestigious awards including:  Jean Black (guest on…

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2nd Annual Worldies and Our Running Top/Bottom 5 2023 Edition
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Ep. 106: Hellbound: Hellraiser II

On December 23, 1988, New World Pictures released the sequel to one of their greatest hits, thus creating #DIEcember for this podcast a mere 35 years later! We dig into this holiday delight and ask all the important questions, like: what happened to Kirsty’s boyfriend Steve? What’s the worst smell you can encounter at an…

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Ep. 106: Hellbound: Hellraiser II
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Ep. 105: Apprentice to Murder

Will you survive this episode of DIEcember? Listen closely students so you don’t miss a single detail of 1988’s APPRENTICE TO MURDER!  Don’t let the vague online summary fool you: “The small beautiful Pennsylvania Dutch community is rocked by a series of bizarre events which lead to a web of deception, violence and murder. APPRENTICE…

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