Episode 17: Hidden Assassin / The Shooter

Hidden Assassin

On this episode Travis Bow of the Reel Comic Heroes Podcast, as well as The Watchmen Minute joins me to discuss this relatively unseen film of Lundgren’s – Hidden Assassin / The Shooter.  In this thriller, Dolph plays Michael Dane, a US marshal sent to Prague to apprehend a female assassin suspected of killing a Cuban ambassador.  Yet Dane’s suspect is not entirely who she seems, causing Dane to question everything around him.  How does this film play coming off the heels of the spectacular Men of War?  Is the romance subplot necessary to the film?  Just how effective are Michael Dane and his partner Alex Reed (actor John Ashton) at being US marshals?  And why is it that the movie looks so dated, even by 1996 standards?  Join us as we take a look at the forgotten Hidden Assassin!

Major thanks to Travis Bow for joining me.  Please check out his podcasts Reel Comic Heroes and The Watchmen Minute!

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Episode 16: Interview with Scott Windhauser, writer/director of DEAD TRIGGER

On this episode I had the pleasure of speaking with Scott Windhauser, writer and director of Dolph Lundgren’s upcoming zombie thriller, Dead Trigger.  In this film (to be released sometime this year), Lundgren portrays Kyle Walker, a soldier leading a group of rookies against a world overrun by zombies!  2017 was a busy year for Windhauser; in addition to working on this film, Windhauser wrote and directed Cops and Robbers with Michael Jai White and Tom Berenger, as well as writing Rob Cohen’s The Hurricane Heist.  Windhauser also helped rewrite Dolph Lundgren’s Larceny, currently available for streaming on Netflix.  What was it like working for Michael Bay?  What is Windhauser’s approach to writing a script for an action movie?  What kind of problems arose in filming Dead Trigger?  Is the action genre thriving or struggling in the age of streaming home media?  And what projects does Scott Windhauser have lined up for 2019 and beyond?  Join us as we answer these questions and many more!

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Episode 15: Interview with Perry Lang, director of MEN OF WAR

Perry Lang

The discussion of Men of War continues!  On this month’s episode I had the pleasure of discussing this awesome film some more, this time with the director himself, Perry Lang!  Lang has been in the Hollywood game for almost 30 years as both an actor and a director.  In 1994 he was given the opportunity to direct this mercenary film, and the results were glorious!  What did Lang change from John Sayles’ original script?  Why did the film unfairly bypass a theatrical release and premiere on home video?  How does directing a film differ from a television show?  And what can audiences expect from Lang’s return to movies with An Interview with God, slated to be released August 20, 21, and 22?  Join us as Perry Lang and I chat his career and one of the most underrated films in the Dolph Lundgren canon – Men of War!

Check out the trailer for An Interview with God here.

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