The B-Movie Podcast: Action Wasteland – 2019: After the Fall of New York
This week in honor of the most American of holidays we’re celebrating the most American of sci-fi sub-genres. The Post-Apolocalypse! Post-Apolocalypse in movies that is. We as a society are not there… yet.
We begin our four films for Fourth of July with Sergio Martino’s brilliant lunatic classic 2019: After the Fall of New York. Martino makes no qualms with ripping off from the John Carpenter Classic with not just his title. Much of the film looks and feels like that film. So much so, Martino owes some pretty heavy-duty royalties to Carpenter ala Luc Besson for Space Jail aka Lockdown (which you bet your pesos we’re covering at some point). Martino’s film demands to be watched by all of the citizens of B-Movielandia. This isn’t the sort of film you laugh at or even with. It’s an honest balls-to-the-walls great action film with some truly strange and delirious choices. I would suggest watching this with a few beers and like-minded B-Movie Friends. This is the first film (and certainly won’t be the last) that B-Movie legend Michael Spokiw has been in we’ve discussed in the podcast. It’s a good time to behold for everyone.
Release Year: 1983
Director: Sergio Martino
Writer(s): Sergio Martino, Ernesto Gastaldi, Gabriel Rossini
Cast of Note: Michael Spokiw, George Eastman, Anna Kanakis, Roman Greer, Vincent Scalondro, Louis Ecclesia, Edmund Purdom, Valentine Monnier, Serge Feuillard