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.
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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 Gentleman; Jack Frost (1998); Star Trek movies; 48 Hours; Commando; The Running Man; Hudson Hawk; Ricochet; Die Hard; Die Hard 2; The Flintstones (1994); Beverly Hills Cop III; Jumpin’ Jack Flash; Destination Wedding; Bio-Dome; Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory; Norbit; Austin Powers movies; Old Yeller; Godzilla movies; Desperado; The Addams Family movies; Megaforce
Ratings: Daniel – Double Dare; Corky – Reverse Dare