Episode 19: Silent Trigger

Silent Trigger

On this month’s episode, we’re taking a look at the underrated and somewhat unseen film, Silent Trigger!  Lundgren caps off his “experimental” era in this arthouse action film that’s essentially a four-man stage production!  In this film, Lundgren plays a sniper who discovers that he and his accomplice (Gina Bellman) are the next targets by the very organization they work for!  Coming back to discuss this movie are my buddies (and show regulars) Chris Prentice and Jeremie Damoiseau.  How does Silent Trigger make use of its ambiguous setting?  Is the film too mysterious for its own good, or is that part of its charm?  Could the character of O’Hara (Christopher Heyerdahl) be one of the most unlikable characters in Lundgren’s filmography?  And what is with the infamous spider scene?  Join us as we take aim at Silent Trigger!

Major thanks to Chris Prentice and Jeremie Damoiseau for joining me!  Be on the lookout for Jeremie’s book on the making of Lundgren’s The Punisher, to be released soon in the US.  Please feel free to rate and review the show on iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever else you subscribe!

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Episode 18: Interview with Christopher Kulikowski, writer/director of RETROGRADE

On this special episode, I had the pleasure of chatting with Christopher Kulikowski, writer-director of 2004’s action/science-fiction movie, Retrograde.  In this film, Dolph Lundgren plays John Foster, a time-traveler from the future who’s sent back to the present in the Antarctic to stop a biological disaster from occurring.  Retrograde was not the easiest of productions, but Kulikowski, Lundgren, and everyone else working on the film persevered!  How did action stars Dolph Lundgren and Gary Daniels become attached to the project? What kind of problems arose in production?  How did Kulikowski and the production team come up with the idea of using motorcycle attire? What does the role of a post-production supervisor entail?  And what will Kulikowski be working on in 2019 and beyond? Join us as Christopher Kulikowski reminisces with me on his experiences working on Retrograde!

Major thanks to Christopher Kulikowski for joining me!  Please feel free to rate and review the show on iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever else you subscribe!