Radio Free Val VerdeJun 30, 2021
We step into the wayback machine one more time to bring you this episode about Bloodsport that was originally recorded in 2016 but was never released. Blevins makes maybe his most outrageous claim in the history of the show, but it's still not nearly as far fetched as literally anything Frank Dux has ever said about anything.
You've heard us love movies. You've heard at least one of us hate movies. But what happens when we both think a movie is just sort of fine? Besides the obvious getting sidetracked by talking about Road House instead, that is? Listen and find out!
In our highest brow episode yet, there are very few overt 311 references.
We posit the theory that Pacific Rim is a Shape of Water prequel. Ryan loses at knifey-spooney and Blevins visits a park.
In 1984, James Cameron and Arnold Schwarzenegger forever changed the way action, horror, and sci-fi interact with Terminator. 19 years later, the third instalment of the now fully novelty franchise had a fight scene involving weaponized bathroom fixtures. Was there ever a question which one we'd make an episode about?
We're joined by the Blevins family dogs as Radio Free Val Verde finally offers some takes on action film portrayals of cop violence. Truly uncharted territory! Also Blevins car fire stories return.
The Lost Episodes: Blade Runner
The boys talk a bit about Blade Runner and a lot about which types of lifeforms evacuate their bowels when they die. Originally recorded in January of 2016 but never released until now.
Radio Free Val Verde Holiday Spectacular
On one magic day in 2012, a man with a machete fought a man with a chain in front of a burning tow truck. To celebrate the miracle of action movie reality crossing over into our world, Blevins and Ryan marked the 9th anniversary by discussing their favourite scenes featuring machetes, chains, and trucks.
Read about the inspiring event here: https://dcist.com/story/12/12/13/man-with-machete-fights-man-with-ch/
We examine the surprising amount of serious film commentary that can be generated by a movie that features a severed head with a grenade in its mouth. Blevins reiterates his challenge to fight Uwe Boll.
Your hosts disagree on a movie but reconcile over cheese.
We had to go years to get a second discussion of Jesse Ventura's Conspiracy Theory, but you only had to wait a couple of episodes. And this time, Blevins has seen it.
Predator: The Musical – https://youtu.be/qlicWUDf5MM
Predator Full House Credits – https://youtu.be/N9YsrGHmwIg
Ready Or Not
This month, we watch a movie that's lesser in fame, but not in worthiness of your time. The Le Domas family make the most winnable deal with the devil since Kris Kristofferson drank his beer for free and stole his song, but somehow blow it anyway in a hilariously violent game of hide and seek.
We return to our favorite dick violence auteur, John Woo, with a look at 1993's Hard Target.
Lost Episodes: The Running Man
Back before we ended the first incarnation of RFVV, we recorded some episodes that we never got around to releasing. To kick off our series on movies in which humans are hunted for sport, we present the first of those, on 1987's classic The Running Man.
John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum
We'd have had John Wick Chapter 4 by now if it weren't for those meddling kids.* We hope listening to us yak about chapter 3 will satiate some of you until whenever the next one gets pushed back to.
John Wick Chapter 2 Attempt 2
In a moment of total professionalism, we uploaded a version of this episode without any audio in it by mistake last week. No one ever accused us of being men of focus and commitment. Here's the actual episode!
People keep asking us if we're back, and we haven't really had an answer. But now, yeah, we're thinking we're back.
Abba took 30 years to reunite. We only took 5.