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Film & 40s

Film & 40s: The Gate

The gates of hell have opened, and the foul stench of malt liquor is flowing across the land! Only Giant Bomb's plucky heroes can seal away the doom forever by watching this campy 1987 horror classic.

An audio accompaniment to your movie viewing pleasure with your friends at Giant Bomb.

Oct. 11 2019

Cast: Vinny, Alex, Dan, Abby

Posted by: Alex

Episode Notes:

This podcast is an audio supplement, meant to be played simultaneously with the film The Gate. We are watching the film via a US Blu-ray release. Streaming and rental options can be found here.

Our commentary begins at the film's 2 second mark, right as the first title card is fading up.

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The Gate is available with Prime subscriptions. Nice.

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YES! My favorite feature is back! Please keep doing these, even when Halloween is over <3

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@nickfoley: Yup. I put it in my queue as soon as I heard Alex mention it on the Beastcast. Been waiting for the proper commentary track to drop. 😎

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That was good and the movie was cheesy fun too!

Unless Abby did a switcheroo on that Twitter poll, we already know her pick. Stoked to see what Alex and Dan pick, I have some hopes for The Blob from Alex.

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alex  Staff

@glots: The Blob will have to wait until next year, as I announced (on the Beastcast) my pick for next week is Event Horizon.

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@alex: I've been meaning to re-watch Event Horizon for a while, so that's still a pretty good pick in my books!

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Starting by talking about global warming, I have a suggestion. Film & 40's "The Day after Tomorrow"

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@glots said:

That was good and the movie was cheesy fun too!

Unless Abby did a switcheroo on that Twitter poll, we already know her pick. Stoked to see what Alex and Dan pick, I have some hopes for The Blob from Alex.

I hope she does switch or pick something else.

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The Gate is available with Prime subscriptions. Nice.

Wooo!

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ITS BACK|!!!! film & 40's!!!

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@alex: Event Horizon is a great pick! an actual pretty good movie thats pretty silly at times but also scary!

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I really hope Hausu somehow comes thru.

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it's also free on hoopladigital.com with your library card

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God I love to get tipsy and spooky!

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When I saw this in the upcoming I for some reason started thinking it was In the Mouth of Madness. Couldn't recall the name at the time thinking that movie went by The Gate. Turns out these are very different movies lol.

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Oh shit! I remember seeing part of this movie as a kid on cable. I always had a memory of the kid stabbing the eyeball in his hand but never saw the whole thing until now.

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Great stuff! Hoping Troll 2 is on the to-do list.

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YOU'VE BEEEEEEEEEEN BAD!!!!!!

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This was on the list but I never did get around to it, so was super happy to see this F&F up. Worth the watch. What the fuck is Corintheans!?

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If you're gonna watch enemy jlgixlm have Abby play dear sacra

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I was wrong, this movie is great fun! Little Dorff was genuinely convincing, which is hard to pull off when we're seeing baby demons running around.

I liked the way firearms and a bible ('adult' things) didn't work, but the 'childish' solutions to problems (using the barbie doll and rocket, etc.) did. It's cool that in this movie's lore, the stuff that makes kids happy are more powerful against the horrors than prayers and bullets. As ludicrous as it is, I liked that subtle layer of kid-logic.

There's also a little theme of how being away from your parents could be real scary when you were young, and make your imagination get iffy without their presence. The Terry kid's mother being dead was the root of his fear; Glen and Al's parents being gone let their own fears manifest more strongly--Glen is clearly anticipating his dog's death, which is a weird feeling at that age, and Al is going through the phase of worrying way too much about how she looks and her status among her dumbass friends, which could be interpreted as another childish fear of abandonment.

I'm not looking into it very deeply, this is obvious shit, not an art film, ha, but I'm surprised it had even an iota of subtext for such a superficially corny film. I like it! 7/10 for me.

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Abby calling the metalhead kid a goth is the most offensive thing I've ever heard on this website

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Well this sucks. It keeps pausing every minute or so on my phone

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Yay its on prime UK

A minute in and Abby is already ruining it!

Hopefully this isn't a conair

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I only recently found this series and it’s quickly become one of my favorites on the site! You all are the best!

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Fyi its free on Tubi

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@sukibhamra: Yeah she talks like its a single person commentary track and barely watches the movie

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Wish y'all put a content warning on this in the show notes for there being some homophobic slurs in the movie.

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things only truly go downhill

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guys please keep doing film and 40s its the best series on giantbomb

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I've never seen this, but I've heard about it. For a long time you couldn't get it anywhere so it's interesting how it's so easily accessible atm. Better watch it now before it goes away again.

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film and 40s!!!!!!

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Just wanted to say I appreciate having one movie that was more cheesy and goofy than scary. Don't like horror movies so it was nice to have at least one movie I could watch and have a good time with.

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@moda: We peaked in the Fast and Furious era! would like to see the west take over some Film and 40s next time

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Happy to see these again! ^^

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I selfishly wish there were film and 40s every week. It is my favorite series on the site by far!

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The movie was terrible but film and 40s rocks.

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@alex said:

@glots: The Blob will have to wait until next year, as I announced (on the Beastcast) my pick for next week is Event Horizon.

A Huzzah seems appropriate here. So, to whit--Huzzah!

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Pssst..... hey! If you don't want to screw around with syncing DM me.... 😉 I got the goods...

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@bb4lake: They should. 1000s of movies out there. This feature is universally loved. I don't know why they don't do it every week.

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So happy film and 40s is back. I had not seen this movie in over 20 years and had a blast wathing it again with you guys.

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Abby gets real petty when she's corrected, jeez.

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It's always fun to listen to them watching a pre-woke era film and racing to see who can be the most over the top offended.

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@sukibhamra: The problem with some movies is theyre just bad but good the bad but fun to watch with friends kind.

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This is unavailable on streaming services in my region.

Options available include getting a loose rental DVD for 16kr including postage, or a newly produced Vestron Video Collector's Series blu-ray containing a wealth of supplementary features for 160kr.

It's a weirdly difficult choice.
Is it worth it to pay ten times more than necessary for this movie?

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This was a lot of fun to watch and great commentary as usual, but maybe throw up a content warning for homophobic slurs?

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I'm glad they decided to do the horror-themed Film & 40s again this year. I thought Abby was completely fine on this, despite some of the other comments here.

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Metal Head =/= Goth ;__;