Thursday, October 31, 2013

Podcast: Vampirella (1996)

You WILL get fooled again… with another vampire episode before we finish out October. It's the exploitation direct-to-Showtime comic book adaptation, 1996's Vampirella!

On the planet Drakulon, featuring a race of alien vampires that drinks rivers of blood, Vampirella (Talisa Soto, a.k.a. Kitana from Mortal Kombat) travels to earth to avenge her father's murder by the puffy-shirted Vlad (Roger Daltrey of The Who/YEEEAAAAAAHHHHHH). The sexily dressed vamp retains none of the weaknesses of Vlad's dumb vampire clan, and she works with the secret MIB-style organization PURGE and its hotshot agent Adam Van Helsing (Richard Joseph Paul) to bring Vlad down and teach the earth a thing or who about bloodsucking, cleavage, and child murder.

Some notes:
  • We apologize for the somewhat disparaging and relevant comments regarding Cal Ripkin Jr.
  • Directed by the Joyce Carol Oates of exploitation schlock: Jim Wynorski, who also brought us Chopping Mall, as well as some amazingly named softcore pornos such as The Witches of Breastwick, The Bare Wench Project, and Cleavagefield.
  • Ultimately, the 4:3 aspect ratio and VHS quality DVD transfer, this feels like a very cheap double episode of The X-Files.

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