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Sandahl Bergman and a couple of nut-sacks take us on an Odyssey through one bonkers town to the next in a post-apocalyptic/swords and sandals mashup. We welcome our very special guest, Toren Atkinson of The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets and the Caustic Soda Podcast, to help us attempt to make sense of 1982's She.
We want to say a huge thank you to the very funny, Toren Atkinson. We've all been huge fans of the Caustic Soda Podcast and are happy to have our second of the three hosts on our show. Don't hesitate to go back and listen to our hilarious American Ninja episode with Joe Fulgham for more Caustic Soda business. Toren is also the front-man of the "Chuthulu" rock band, The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets. TDotHT is recording and new album and Toren was kind enough to let us include one of the most badass of tracks, "Nyarlathotep".
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Now on to She...it's a very strange and almost Italian horror in the randomness of the film's universe. There's so many different world's and different character themes. It flies in the face of post-apocalyptic convention for sure. There's not really any dirty, poor and deserty worlds. People live in houses, there's forests, and people don't seem to be struggling too much...unless you cross the borders to a different territory; then you've got problems.
The story follows these two doofuses Tom and Dick (and sort of their sister, Hari. Yes Tom, Dick and Hari). Along their journey to rescue Hari from the clutches of what we guess to be a robot, they team up with She, a warlord princess/goddess with a serious chip on her shoulder and her gal-friday, Shandra. The foursome journey through one bizarre world after another on their way to Nork-town.
Well...she may not be for everyone. There are some long and slow parts and one specific world that we all feel the film would be better without. However, bad movie fans and followers of nanner films will enjoy She. It's not your everyday post-apocalyptic or swords and sandals movie. 2 out of 4 on the show enjoy She a ton. The other two (including Toren) don't enjoy it. So take what you will.
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