VIA VHS is a retro movie and pop culture podcast dedicated to the best and worst from the VCR era. Join Wesley and Spencer as they reminisce about movies and pop culture from the last great decades. “Rewind Review” episodes provide retrospectives and reviews on Movies and TV Shows, while “Nostalgia Specials” look back on everything from video games, toys, news, events and culture from the 70s, 80s and 90s
Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Retrospective: Episode IX - Italy, 1918/ Africa, 1916/ Ireland, 1916
1:19:54In our first of three chapters, Indy competes with a mysterious contender to woo a young Italian beauty named Guiletta while taking advice from friend Ernest Hemingway. Then on the African plains in November of 1916, Indiana Jones and pal Remy get lost in their attempt to join their unit in Africa. As they trek back to Lake Victoria, Indy and Remy inadvertently join the 25th Royal Fusiliers, a unit of grumpy, aging men. Indy's knowledge of Trains and fluent German make him very useful as the unit battles The Phantom Train of Doom, in this feature length adventure. Finally in Ireland, 1916. Indiana Jones and Remy arrive back to Europe after their adventures in Mexico. Raising funds while waiting tables, Indy gets caught in another love affair around the time of the Easter Rising
Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Retrospective: Episode VII - New York, 1920/ Vienna, 1908
1:10:54Indiana Jones sows his wild oats juggling three girlfriend's while working on George White's Broadway show in 1920, New York. This episode features a young Anne Heche as well. Then in Vienna 1908, a very young Indiana Jones crosses paths with Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung and Alfred Adler all the while barely avoiding a major international incident due to his first childhood crush.
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Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Retrospective: Episode VII - Chicago 1920/ Princeton/ Petrograd 1917
1:10:54First we continue our story in Chicago where Indy's musical appreciation switches to the Blues, while the adventures heat up with Eliot Ness and Ernest Hemingway. We then travel tp Princeton, NJ where Indy is attempting to persuade his girlfriend's father to take his Hot Rod to the Junior Prom. While getting repairs, Indy stumbles into an adventure involving a stolen Thomas Edison invention. Finally we travel to Petrograd where Indy has befriended a group of young Bolshevik students. After taking Indy to hear a speech by Vladimir Lenin, the Bolshevik's attempt to prematurely start a revolution.
Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Retrospective: Episode VI - Barcelona, 1917/ Chicago, 1920
58:26Young Indiana Jones is a spy in 1917 Barcelona, a neutral WW1 city. With a group of fellow spies Indy devises a scheme to create geopolitical love affair scandal in order to sway Spain to the allies. Pablo Picasso's art and Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets adds to this wacky mix between art, love and war. We travel to 1920's Chicago where a new found love for Jazz intertwines with a murder mystery and ruthless Gangsters like Al Capone
Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Retrospective: Episode V - Somme, 1916/ Germany, 1916
1:08:18After his superiors have all been killed in a terrible battle in Flanders, Indy now finds himself in charge of the Belgian 9th Infantry. Then later pairing with the French 14th Company in Somme. In a failed escape attempt after being captured, Indy is sent to a maximum security prison on the Danube at Dunstersadt where he meets a young Charles De Gaulle
Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Retrospective: Episode IV- Congo 1917/Austria 1917
1:07:36We continue our journey through the Congo as Indy and crew, near death have been intercepted and treated by German Albert Schweitzer. At first reluctant of being treated by a German, Indy becomes friends with Schweitzer and begins to see the hopelessness of the seemingly needless war he is fighting. In Austria, March of 1917. Indy, desperate to help end this terrible conflict of WW1 is tasked with helping two Austrian Princes across enemy lines with a message of peace that can help end the war.
Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Retrospective: Episode III - Verdun, 1916/German East Africa 1916
1:07:48First we travel to Verdun in 1916 where Indy is acting as a courier, a dangerous liaison crossing enemy territory. Indy is frustrated by the cavalier nature in which some superiors send men to die against impossible odds. Then we jump to later in 1916 where Indy is now stationed in German East Africa. This is definitely one of our favorite episodes as the action is intense and the stakes are high. Indy is tasked with a perilous mission crossing the Congo after being promoted for his heroic efforts in a battle. However, his defiance of orders in that battle has put him at odds with his superior. All of this made more intense by Indy having to make one of the toughest decisions of his life
Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Retrospective: Episode II - London, 1916/ East Africa 1909
47:35We continue along in the Young Indy Chronicles with our first two 45 minute episodes which will make up the bulk of the series. We travel to East Africa in 1909 with Theodore Roosevelt as he’s hunting a rare Oryx. Indy is conflicted with Teddy’s ideals on conservation and also befriends another child from a local tribe. We then head to London in 1916 where Indy is looking for romance before shipping of to WW1 with the Belgian Army.
Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Retrospective: Episode I - Egypt, 1908/Mexico, 1916
1:07:54Years before the countless, big budget Star Wars shows streaming today on Disney+, LucasFilm’s first foray into live action television debuted on ABC, only this didn’t feature a Galaxy far, far away… Instead we were gifted a expansive, adventurous, high quality episodic series featuring the Adventures of a Young Indiana Jones. It’s hard to understate the scope of this show. For network television in the early 90s, almost nothing compares to the movie quality adventures we were gifted over the course of two seasons. Somehow, this show has been mostly forgotten and is vastly under-celebrated. Not only was The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles a technical marvel, featuring early experimental technology that would later be used on the Star Wars Prequels, but Young Indy also featured very well written and compelling stories, great acting featuring the star himself Sean Patrick Flannery as Young Indy, as well as cameos by young actors, Catherine Zeta Jones, Elizabeth Hurley, Daniel Craig and even a cameo from Harrison Ford as the Indy we all grew to love during the original films and lastly episodes directed by notable directors such as Frank Darabont. Please join Spencer and Wesley as they revisit this forgotten relic in anticipation for the release of Indiana Jones and Dial of Destiny this June and our review of all the films this #IndianaJune
Crossroads - Rewind Review
53:0580s music was dominated by hair metal, power pop, and corporate driven synthesizer sell out garbage (that I love the sh*t out of) But in this time of soulless capitalistic Huey Lewis cheesiness, a movie was released that celebrated the roots of so much of modern American music, the Blues. Crossroads is an amazing journey of blues discovery told as a road trip adventure, with just enough supernatural elements to live up to the mythos and folklore that surrounds Blues music. Starring Ralph Macchio during the height of his Karate Kid fame, Crossroads is a forgotten 80s gem that didn’t sell out. So travel down to the Delta with us as we review Crossroads (1986) Crossroads IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090888/ For a rad multimedia experience, check us out on all platforms here: viavhs - Listen on YouTube, Spotify - Linktree Check out all of Spencer’s cool work including the Pizza Boyz Comic and the Old Man Orange Podcast here: Old Man Orange Podcast, Pizza Boyz Comics, Drunk Batman Comedy, & Multi-Media Fun! - Old Man Orange Blog