The results are crystal clear. His chemistry with Robyn Blythe is natural and their character progression is handled nicely. Soon though a mysterious black clad killer begins murdering the boys in increasingly gruesome ways. Pirro and his assistant Mr. It opens with a very live execution as a gameshow contestant loses his head for answering a question incorrectly. Whereas Troma fills their films with R-rated shock humor and gore this is not a complaint. The story, while simplistic, is actually pretty fun, in that so bad its actually great sort of way.
Black levels are deep and inky and the picture is quite sharp and clean. However, when he accidentally kills a mob boss of the most feared mafia in the city, a hit man tries to put an end to him and his show once and for all. Jamie Deathrow Gameshow reminded me of a toned down, Lloyd Kaufman directed film. In the near future Television has reached a new lower bar for entertainment than National Bingo Night. I am the maker of lists and the curator of countless others from a great group of regular contributors.
The first time by myself and the second time with you guys. It can be at times… It seems that Mark Pirro, who does have some talent behind the camera, blew his load too early. And yes, I think my enjoyment level was dictated more by your audience reaction and less by the movie itself. However, when he accidentally kills a mob boss of the most feared mafia in the city, a hit man tries to put an end to him and his show once and for all. Couple that with the honor of being riffed by the masters of Mystery Science Theater, and you have yourself the recipe for a cult hit.
Short Films of Mark Pirro include Buns 1978 and The Spy Who Did It Better 1979 are both starring McCafferty. Huge, huge mistake by the director. The hobgoblins, who have been locked in a vault for 30 years let their victims live out their wildest fantasies before they meet their demise. And also for the fact you enjoyed the special features on the blu-ray? We do, however, have operational costs and want to expand our offerings. Indeed one of those people is planning on killing Chuck really soon.
However, when he accidentally kills a mob boss of the most feared mafia in the city, a hit man tries to put an end to him and his show once and for all. Cast and crew remember the low budget fun. John McCafferty is absolutely fantastic as Chuck Toedan and perfectly embodies a corny gameshow host. It also has a wonderfully 1980s theme song that plays over both the opening and closing credits. Complete with a wacky dream sequence, the b-movie never collapses under the weight of the pressure the crew must have felt.
The cast members talk about how funny Beano was on set, but much of his cartoony comedy on screen is dated. Jimbo Watching the movie with you guys allowed me to enjoy it a lot more. Neville whom are very kind acknowledgable ppl, with their own view of what makes great b-movie magic. Every dime earned went into the four-week shoot. Most of the jokes that I laughed at happened within the first 30 minutes or so. The assassin is distracted by the glaringly-named feminist Gloria Sternvirgin Robyn Blythe, The Brady Bunch Variety Hour - until his elderly mother Mark Lasky, doing a poor old lady impersonation inadvertently becomes a contestant on the game show. There are some ambient noises and a zany score which comes through well enough.
The story is small and very over the top. Toedan's own life is put in jeopardy when he kills a local mob boss and a hit man comes to the studio for Toedan. Mark Pirro is a very under-appreciated b-formula satirist film maker, whom i really think is mis-understood. If they were going to have the nudity and sex jokes some blood would have been nice to again add more of an edge to the dark comedy. Pirro discusses the changes made for the remastered version, along with other interesting tidbits. You can pick it up. Check out some more screen caps by going to page 2.
Jimbo Comedies, for the most part, I think are meant to be viewed in a group. Nothing really pops in the set design. The best scenes of the film are of course the gameshow scenes and seeing the inmates meet their ends in all of the hilaroiusly staged events. It is a b-movie that, from the very beginning, is completely off its rocker. I would have liked to have seen Pirro push the envelope more and go that route than some of that really dumb, childish humor that pretty much sunk the 2nd and 3rd acts of Deathrow Gameshow. The film follows a game show host who hosts a crazy show about life or death.
He mixes black humor and screwball comedy, both of which are gleefully irreverent. The disc does have a good amount of features, so overall a 2. While the former is a sci-fi action film, the latter takes a purely comedic approach to the dystopian subject matter. This is the very definition of a bad movie. Starring: John McCafferty, Robyn Blythe, Darwyn Carson, Beano, Debra Lamb.