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The final installment in the French Extreme + Exploitation journey. Also, what has been going on with Double Feature? In this episode, the f...
Posted June 28, 2022
Hosted by Eric Thirteen & Michael Koester
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The final installment in the French Extreme + Exploitation journey. Also, what has been going on with Double Feature? In this episode, the films Battle Beyond the Stars and Them are analyzed for their underlying themes. Battle Beyond the Stars is a science fiction film that explores the concept of individualism versus collectivism, as the main character must rely on the help of a diverse group of mercenaries in order to defeat a tyrannical ruler. Them, on the other hand, delves into the theme of fear and the power dynamics that can arise when a group is placed in a threatening situation. The film follows a family as they are terrorized by an unseen entity, and the characters’ relationships and sense of security are tested as they fight for survival. Both films ultimately address the ways in which individuals and society as a whole can confront and overcome challenges.
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Battle Beyond the Stars
Released: September 8, 1980
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Director: Jimmy T. Murakami
Writer: John Sayles
Starring: Richard Thomas, Robert Vaughn, John Saxon
A young farmer assembles a band of diverse mercenaries to defend his peaceful planet from an evil tyrant.
Released: July 19, 2006
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Director: David Moreau, Xavier Palud
Writer: David Moreau, Xavier Palud
Starring: Olivia Bonamy, Michaël Cohen, Adriana Mocca
Lucas and Clementine live peacefully in their isolated country house, but one night they wake up to strange noise. They're not alone... and a group of hooded assailants begin to terrorize them throughout the night.