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“The Conqueror” Podcast Movie Review

The Conqueror

The Conqueror – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 83

“I am bereft of spit!”

Get your Geiger counters ready for this patently offensive episode of the Dare Daniel Podcast. Daniel and Corky review John Wayne in the role he was born to never play, Mongol leader Genghis Khan in The Conqueror.

Elsewhere, Daniel and Corky discuss dancing bears, tripping horses and the variety of ass spice.

NEW DARE

The Exorcist III (Christopher Reeves)

THE CONQUEROR FACTS AND FIGURES

Corky’s craft beer: Heretic Brewing’s Juicier Than Thou hazy IPA (6.5% ABV)

U.S. theatrical release date: Feb. 22, 1956

This week’s darer: David Paul

Why did David Paul dare Daniel and Corky to watch The Conqueror? “Trash is timeless, racist trash even more so. The Duke plays the scourge of the civilized world and greatest warrior in history, Genghis Khan. To me this film is the apogee of white supremacy in film casting. You guys are great at breaking down the politics of film, so this should be a treat.”

IMDB synopsis: “Mongol chief Temujin battles against Tartar armies and for the love of the Tartar princess Bortai. Temujin becomes the emperor Genghis Khan.”

This week’s referenced movies: Exorcist II: The HereticSupermanThe GodfatherDeathtrapMurder My SweetJet PilotJohnny Mnemonic; 365 DaysThe Warrior and the SorceressAladdin; The Ten Commandments (1956); the Lord of the Rings films; Split SecondI Want to Live!True Grit (1969)

Ratings: Daniel – Dare; Corky – Double Dare

CLIPS AND CLIPPINGS

Original theatrical trailer for The Conqueror

Temujin meets Bortai

Karger on Khan

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