070 – TFFP: Ladyhawke (1985)

EP70-Ladyhawke - courtesy of Kevin Spencer - inkspatters.comIn this episode of The Forgotten Flix Podcast, we’re struggling with a curse. Apparently, Jason turns into poop tossing primate by day and Joel turns into a slightly used douche bag by night. Oh wait… that’s not a curse, that’s how we’ve always been. Nevermind. Because this week we’re talking about that fantasy flick from 1985, Ladyhawke!

Directed by: Richard Donner

Screenplay by: Edward Khmara

Starring: Matthew Broderick, Rutger Hauer, and Michelle Pfeiffer

Background Info (from Wikipedia): Ladyhawke is a 1985 fantasy film directed by Richard Donner, starring Matthew BroderickRutger Hauer, and Michelle Pfeiffer.

A thief called “The Mouse” escapes the dungeons of medieval Aquila, setting in motion a chain of events that may save or destroy a beautiful woman and a brave captain. The two lovers are doomed to lifelong separation by a demonic curse invoked by the corrupt and jealous Bishop of Aquila: by day Isabeau is transformed into a hawk, while at night Navarre becomes a wolf. Imperius, the monk who betrayed them, has found a way to break the curse, but only if he and the Mouse can get them back into Aquila to face the Bishop.

This week’s Movie Picks are:

Jason’s Pick:

Excalibur (1981)

Joel’s Pick:

The Omen (1976)

Next week we’re interviewing special effects artist Hank Carlson, who worked on three of Fangoria Films earliest films (including Mindwarp!). He also spent time working for the famed KNB FX Group on such films as Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992) and Army of Darkness (1992). Join us for an entertaining peek behind the Hollywood film making curtain!

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About Joel Robertson

I'm the father of three boys and married to my high school sweetheart. I'm a former public school teacher (and still recovering from PTSD), reformed filmmaker, podcaster, writer, and fan of all things movie related.

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