Go Home in a Box - Episode 18: “Rogue Cops, Rocket Launchers & Robert Tepper: Action Fiilms of the 80s”

August 16, 2017

Commando. Cobra. Invasion USA. Avenging Force. Death Wish 3., and yes....Hard Ticket to Hawaii. These are some of the films that Chris & Joel have fun with on this week's Go Home in a Box. Join in on the discussion as the guys hit on all the tropes of action films that were as excessive as only decade that could contain them.

Plus, new retro releases on dvd and blu-ray include a handful of Stephen King adaptations, another cash-in by Paramount, and more.
 
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Go Home in a Box - Episode 17: “Pet Sematary is AWESOME!”

August 9, 2017

This week, coinciding with the release of The Dark Tower to movie screens across America, Chris & Joel take a dive into film adaptations of some of Stephen King's stranger works. They discuss movies such as Graveyard Shift, The Mangler, and anthology films Creepshow I and II. The guys have trouble coming up with talking points about Thinner and Chris proclaims Pet Sematary to be awesome! Plus, new retro releases on dvd/blu-ray this week include Teen Wolf and Teen Wolf Too, Freebie and The Bean and yet another Echo Bridge collection destined for the Walmart $5 bin.

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Go Home in a Box - Episode 16: “Zoinks! G-g-g-ghosts!”

August 2, 2017

This week, join Chris & Joel return to the horror realm for discussion of some great ghost stories on film. The guys discuss such movies as The Changeling, The Fog, The Amityville Horror, Beetlejuice, Ghostbusters and, of course, Ghost. They also break down this week's new retro releases on blu-ray and dvd, which includes The Good Son, prompting Chris to reveal his hatred of Macauley Culkin.

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Go Home in a Box: Episode 15 - “Burnin’ Rubber: Car Chases in Film”

July 26, 2017

This week, Chris & Joel buckle up for a discussion of high-octane, high-speed chases in films. Starting out with the gritty police dramas of the 1960s-70s with Bullitt, The French Connection and The Seven Ups; then with stranger fare such as Death Race 2000 and The Road Warrior; the guys try to name drop as many chase scenes as they can think of. Join in on the fun as they also run down the newest retro releases on dvd/blu-ray.

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Go Home in a Box - Episode 14 - “Post-Apocalyptic Copycat Blues”

July 13, 2017

On this week's Go Home in a Box, Chris & Joel take a look at Mad Max and Escape from New York and discuss the influence these films had on the action/sci-fi subgenre known as the post-apocalyptic future. From the vast desert wastelands to the urban decay, filmmakers were especially fond of copying these two archetypes to varying levels of success. From films such as 1990: The Bronx Warriors to Dune Warriors, the guys hit on the more notable films that were influenced by greater post-apocalyptic visions. Plus, the week's new retro releases on dvd and blu-ray for July 11.

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Go Home in a Box: Episode 13 - “It’s Got a Death Curse: Friday the 13th Exhumed”

July 5, 2017

This week, Chris & Joel are digging up the body of work known as the Friday the 13th franchise in this extra special edition of Go Home in a Box. From the simple beginning of Friday the 13th to Jason Voorhees stalking the streets of Manhattan, join in on the discussion of favorite characters, moments and the best kills throughout the monstrous media and merchandise machine. Plus, the guys run down the week's (7/4) new retro releases on blu-ray and dvd.

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Go Home in a Box: Episode 12 - “70s Drive-In Massacre”

June 27, 2017

This week, Chris & Joel explore the underside of cinematic history when they give some backstory into the exploitation trend of the 1970s. From grindhouse theatres to drive-ins, the guys explore the various subgenres of exploitation cinema and provide some movie recommendations that you should get familiar with. Plus, Chris introduces the "five-shower" rating system for one of his recommendations.But first, Go Home in a Box runs down the week's (6/27) new retro releases on blu-ray and dvd which includes The Apple, a Lethal Weapon collection and the forgotten 90s thriller Trespass.

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Go Home In A Box: Episode 11 - “Leprechauns, Dolls & Dr. Giggles: American Horror in the 90s”

June 21, 2017

Chris & Joel return with a vengeance with a breakdown of the American horror film in the 1990s. With Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street winding down, which franchises carried the torch through the decade? From the Child's Play series, through the Leprechaun franchise, even through the impact that television played with the genre, Chris & Joel hit all the points, high and low. Plus, get caught up with all the new retro releases on dvd and blu-ray from last week and this week. Check out why Go Home in a Box should be your podcast source for genre films from the VHS era.

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Go Home in a Box: Episode 10 - “Chris & Joel Make a Top 10 List”

June 7, 2017

It's the 10th episode overall for Go Home in a Box and to celebrate the occasion, Chris & Joel each have made up a list of top ten films that you must see. What films have made their respective lists? How many of them have you seen? Check out the latest episode of Go Home in a Box to find out. Also, they dudes run down the week's retro releases on blu-ray and dvd.

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Go Home in a Box: “Girl Power”

May 31, 2017

This week, Chris & Joel are joined by *gulp* a female! Roxie joins the guys this week as they delve into the world of telekinesis, pyrokinesis and witchcraft in films such as Carrie, Firestarter, The Fury and The Craft. Also on tap: new retro releases on blu-ray and dvd for the week of 5/30; and the Double Bill Spill becomes a triple bill this week as Roxie throws a pick into the mix and they all lean toward the bizarre. Plus, Chris offers up a brief In Memoriam for the late Sir Roger Moore.

 
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Go Home in a Box: Cannon Rise & Fall - Part. 2

May 23, 2017

This week, Chris & Joel return to the crazy and messy world of Cannon Films in "The Rise & Fall of Cannon Films, Part 2". Join them as they discuss some of the behind-the-scenes dealings of Cannon from 1986 through their closure in 1994. They touch on topics such as Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, Masters of the Universe, an unmade Spider-Man film and the emergence of Jean-Claude Van Damme. Also this week, new retro releases on blu-ray and dvd while the Double Bill Spill has a wrestling theme.

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Go Home in a Box - The PTBN Pop Debut!

May 16, 2017

Chris Jordan and Joel La Puma debut on the Place to Be Nation family of podcasts, bringing you GO HOME IN A BOX, which provides weekly deep-cut discussion of genre films from the VHS era. Are you nostalgic for the days of Mom & Pop video stores and browsing through row after row of movies from the action, horror and sci-fi genres? Then this just might be the show for you. What better way to kick it off with the first installment of a two-part discussion, "The Rise and Fall of Cannon Films". With movies like The Delta Force, Missing in Action, Revenge of the Ninja, Cobra, Breakin' and Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo, Cannon Films was a staple of the industry that has a backstory just as interesting as their catalog of greatness. Join Chris & Joel on their journey through this wild and crazy journey.

Go Home in a Box is your podcast home for deep-cut discussions of genre films from the VHS era. From action to horror to sci-fi, hosts Chris Jordan and Joel La Puma was nostalgic on the movies you remember renting from your corner video store, or completely passed up while browsing the aisles. They also provide weekly updates on new retro releases on blu-ray and DVD, as well as the weekly Double Bill Spill, where Chris & Joel offer up two movies with similar themes, actors, directors, writers, etc. from the era that are well worth your time. Come join the movie-loving nerds as they get to do what they love: talk about older films.

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