• Gabe Powers

Episode 15: Video Game Adaptations, feat. Justin Clark

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Movies based on video games. Absolutely nobody enjoys them, right? Well, they wouldn’t keep making them if someone wasn’t watching them. Who is that someone? It’s actually two someones, your humble podcast host Gabe and his friend, video game player, chronicler, critic, and all-around enthusiast, Justin Clark. Join them on their co-op mode adventure through four classic and, erm, not-so-classic motion pictures – James Yukich’s Double Dragon (1994), Paul W.S. Anderson’s Mortal Kombat (1995), Christophe Gans’ Silent Hill (2005), and Takashi Miike’s Ace Attorney (2012). We also take some side-quests to talk about other early movies, Anderson and Uwe Boll’s dominance in the field, and wonder which games would make good movies in the future (and vice versa). As always, remember: don’t blow air into your cartridges; instead, clean them by gently swabbing the area with alcohol. Okay, I’m all out of video game references. You can listen to the podcast now.



00:00 – Intro

04:26 – Double Dragon

35:54 – Mortal Kombat

1:12:28 – Silent Hill

1:42:20 – Ace Attorney

1:56:28 – Outro

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