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“Street Fighter” (1994) Podcast Movie Review

Street Fighter (1994)

Street Fighter (1994) – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 65

“Good morning, Shadaloo!”

Daniel and Corky travel to Shadaloo for this week’s episode, as they review Jean-Claude Van Damme in Street Fighter. Adapted from the CapCom video game, Street Fighter offers all the visual and narrative coherence you would expect from a movie directed by a quipster.

The hosts offer their worst impressions of Van Damme, who snorted a quarter of the film’s production budget and gave zero fucks. JCVD stars as Guile, the all-American adversary to the dictatorial Col. Bison, played by a near-death Raul Julia. Although they agree the film is pure schlock, Daniel found it offensive and annoying, while Corky had fun with it. Whatever your take, the film is undeniably ugly, chaotic and stupid.

Elsewhere, Daniel and Corky discuss DNA mutagens, hover shoes, gasoline-powered televisions and undercover circus gymnasts.

NEW DARES

Jack Frost (1997) (Kelli Johnson)

Dolittle (2020) (David Paul)

STREET FIGHTER (1994) FACTS AND FIGURES

Theatrical release date: Dec. 24, 1994

Domestic box office: $33.4 million (production budget: $35 million)

Critic scores: 11 on Rotten Tomatoes

Daniel’s craft beer: Alvarado Street’s Cool Runoffs Hazy DIPA (8.1% ABV)

Corky’s craft beer: King Cong’s El Campeon Lager (4.4% ABV)

This week’s dare: Jaina Sinclair

Why did Jaina dare Daniel and Corky to watch Street Fighter (1994)? “What I thought was a great movie as a kid somehow became an even better movie as an adult. It’s a truly schlocky action movie that bears little resemblance to the game it’s inspired from, but still manages to have genuinely good bits. After all the turds I and so many others have sent your way, I hope this one will bring a little joy in your lives.”

IMDB synopsis: “Col. Guile and various other martial arts heroes fight against the tyranny of Dictator M. Bison and his cohorts.”

This week’s referenced movies: The Distinguished GentlemanJack Frost (1998); Star Trek movies; 48 HoursCommandoThe Running ManHudson HawkRicochetDie HardDie Hard 2The Flintstones (1994); Beverly Hills Cop IIIJumpin’ Jack FlashDestination WeddingBio-DomeWilly Wonka & the Chocolate FactoryNorbitAustin Powers movies; Old YellerGodzilla movies; DesperadoThe Addams Family movies; Megaforce

Ratings: Daniel – Double Dare; Corky – Reverse Dare

RELATED CLIPS

Original theatrical trailer for Street Fighter (1994)

“Straight to My Feet” by Hammer feat. Deion Sanders

Guile vs. Bison

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