Episode 20 – Kihachi Okamoto’s The Sword of Doom

This is the podcast dedicated to The Criterion Collection. Rudie, Ryan & Travis discuss Criterion News & Rumors and Criterion New Releases, we analyze, discuss & highlight CC #280, Kihachi Okamoto’s 1966 film, The Sword of Doom, along with ‘Variations on a Theme’.

SPECIAL GUEST: Devindra Hardawar – film and tech journalist for SlashFilm.com and the co-host of The SlashFilmCast and The Symbiotek Podcast.

This week’s “Variation on a Theme”: Magical Weapons in Movies

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Our next episode we will discuss Criterion #134 Benjamin Christensen’s Häxan.

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Show Notes:

(00:00 – 00:15; “A United Theory” by God Help The Girl)

(00:16 – 01:20; The CriterionCast – Episode 020 – The Sword of Doom – Criterion #280)

(01:21 – 01:28; News & Rumors)

(01:29 – 06:43; Netflix & Warner Bros Partnership)

(06:44 – 11:46; Darren Aronofsky Unwilling To Do Robocop Reboot in 3D)

(11:47 – 16:10; Roman Polanski’s The Ghost Writer Finds Distribution)

(16:11 – 20:05; New Releases)

(20:06 – 21:18; Break Music by Carlos Segovia)

(21:19 – 50:26; Kihachi Okamoto’s The Sword of Doom – Criterion #280)

(50:27 – 51:48; Break Music by Carlos Segovia)

(51:49 – 54:17; Variations On a Theme – Magical Weapons in Movies)

(54:18 – 57:58; Hellboy – Ryan Gallagher)

(57:59 – 1:02:12; Big Trouble In Little China – Travis George)

(1:02:13 – 1:04:50; Kill Bill– Devindra Hardawar)

(1:04:51 – 1:09:20; Bedknobs & Broomsticks – Rudie Obias)

(1:09:21 – 1:10:08; Wrap Up & Contact Info)

(1:10:09 – 1:10:26; Music Credits)

(1:10:27 – 1:10:46; Contact Info)

(1:10:47 – 1:11:18; Next – Benjamin Christensen’s Häxan – Criterion #134)

(1:11:19 – 1:11:34; Follow Along With Us @ CriterionCast.com/Schedule)

(1:11:35 – 1:12:44; Goodbyes)

(1:12:45 – 1:13:31; “Working Poor” by Horse Feathers)

(1:13:32 – 1:14:35; Outtakes)

Music Credits:

Intro Music by God Help The Girl. Learn more on iTunes and their website, GodHelpTheGirl.com.

Break Music by Carlos Segovia. Learn more @ GhostRamps.com.

Outro Music by Horse Feathers. Learn more on iTunes and their MySpace Page, MySpace.com/HorseFeathersMusic.

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