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Replay – Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

The twenty-fourth episode of The Reel Fantasy Podcast – our Halloween episode – featured 2013’s Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, written and directed by Tommy Wirkola. Feeling a little bit of fairy action burnout, Matt and Drew didn’t find it to be much of a treat. Continue reading Replay – Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

Replay – Hundra

The twenty-third episode of The Reel Fantasy Podcast featured 1983’s Hundra, directed by Thomas Vitale Ottaviano (using the pseudonym Matt Cimber) and written by Cimber and John Goff. Matt and Drew were a little put off by the film…and not just because of the incessant rape and attempted rape. Continue reading Replay – Hundra

Replay – The NeverEnding Story II

The twenty-second episode of The Reel Fantasy Podcast featured 1990’s The NeverEnding Story II, directed by George T. Miller (not to be confused with George “Mad Max & Happy Feet” Miller) and written by Karin Howard. Matt and Drew enjoyed it less than The NeverEnding Story, but more than The NeverEnding Story III. Continue reading Replay – The NeverEnding Story II

Episode 64 – The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen

1988’s The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen, directed by Terry Gilliam and written by Gilliam & Charles McKeown, is right up the director’s alley, a feast of visual splendor, where the lines separating fantasy and reality blur and disappear. Matt and Drew continue to have terrible opinions by not really liking this beloved classic! Continue reading Episode 64 – The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen

Replay – Hercules

The twenty-first episode of The Reel Fantasy Podcast featured 1983’s Hercules, written and directed by Luigi Cozzi, using the pseudonym Lewis Coates. Reel Fantasy’s first exposure to the wonderful world of Golan & Globus, Matt and Drew watched Hercules in awestruck delight! Continue reading Replay – Hercules

Episode 63 – Reisen Til Julestjernen

Merry Christmas! 1976’s Reisen Til Julstjernen, directed by Ola Slolum and written by Slolum and Aksel Helgeland, is the progenitor of 2012’s Journey To The Christmas Star. For Christmas this year, Matt and Drew go full Norway, without the benefit of English dubbing or subtitles! This episode also contains a reading of that perennial Yuletide favorite, How The Lich Killed Christmas! Continue reading Episode 63 – Reisen Til Julestjernen

Replay – The Christmas Dragon

The third and final Reel Fantasy Christmas Countdown episode of 2016 was The Christmas Dragon, released in 2014.  Directed by John Lyde and written by Shyla & David Addante, this film starred some familiar faces to Matt and Drew and served quite nicely to round out the holiday season. Continue reading Replay – The Christmas Dragon

Episode 62 – Mirror Mirror

2012’s Mirror Mirror, directed by Tarsem Singh, is yet another updated fairy tale, although plastered over with the director’s distinctive visual style. Matt and Drew both had less-than-positive reactions to the results. Continue reading Episode 62 – Mirror Mirror

Replay – Journey To The Christmas Star

The second Reel Fantasy Christmas Countdown episode of 2016 was Journey To The Christmas Star, released in Norway in 2012.  Directed by Nils Gaup and written by Kamilla Krogsveen, this film went on to become both Matt and Drew’s favorite of the Christmas Countdown season. Continue reading Replay – Journey To The Christmas Star

Episode 61 – Wolfhound

2006’s Wolfhound, directed and written by Nikolai Lebedev, based on the novel by Maria Semyonova, is another super-Russian fantasy film, from a much different era than Ruslan & Ludmila.  Matt and Drew both found a lot to like in this, but agreed that it desperately needed another pass in the editing room. Continue reading Episode 61 – Wolfhound