The Island - 02/09/13

Every week, the members of the Saturday Night Freak Show (Brent, Tom, Colin & Travis) gather in a subterranean screening room. Each week, a different member of the group chooses a movie to watch, and afterwards the others debate the movie's merit for the entertainment of you, the listener.

On this week's episode, true-pirate afficionado Tom unleashes The Island (1980), which stars Michael Caine as a reporter who runs afoul of real-life pirates forgotten on an island in the Bermuda triangle for 300 years.  Film was based on a novel by Peter Benchley (Jaws, The Deep, The Beast) and also stars David Warner.  We talk about the long cinematic history of pirates, American ninjas, the long shadow of Bruce Lee, and then we take a detour into video games!