RMG 176: The Beast of War (1988)

April 10, 2019

In this episode, the Retro Movie Geek crew are geeking out over The Beast of War (1988) and

  • the horror, and complexity, of war
  • geography
  • Baldwin comparisons
  • being R&B or not
  • and much, much more!

Synopsis:

The Beast of War is a powerful and emotionally charged portrait of a young soldier caught in a battlefield between his conscience and his country.

The story begins in a barren desert, as a remote Afghan village is destroyed by a ruthless Russian commander, and his crew, who man a seemingly invincible tank. Unable to justify his leader’s brutality, the tank driver (Jason Patric) rebels and is labeled a traitor, and left to die in the scorching sun.

In an ironic act of humanity, the driver is rescued by an enemy leader, and together, the unlikely allies set out to destroy the tank they’ve named THE BEAST!

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School Hall Slaughter:

Huw Lloyd, creator and host of The Undead Wookie podcast, is planning to shoot an 80’s style horror short during the summer of 2019, called “School Hall Slaughter”, and for this he’s set up a GoFundMe page! Please check it out here, for all the information, and updates! And while you’re there… Please make a donation too! Huw will be happy you did! And so would we!

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