VIDEO GAME MOVIE MONTH LVL 2: Street Fighter The Movie (1994)

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This week, we finish off Video Game Movie Month Level 2 with the infamous fighting-game disaster Street Fighter: The Movie, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and Raul Julia! When a group of aid workers are taken hostage by the villainous Cobra CommanderM. Bison, only the brave men and women of G.I.JoeColonel Guile and a ragtag group of street fighters can save the day!

Jon Espino of HollywoodChicago.com joins us to talk about the film’s troubled history, Bison’s muddy plan for world domination, and where all the street fights went. Take a listen and check out our custom cocktail and drinking rules!

(Thanks to our sponsor Know Your Company as part of the Chicago Podcast Coop!)

Related links: 

Polygon’s excellent oral history of the making of Street Fighter: the Movie
Every line Chris Klein says in Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li

LISTEN HERE OR DOWNLOAD:

THIS EPISODE’S DRINK:

street fighter the movie cocktail

DRINKING RULES FOR STREET FIGHTER THE MOVIE:

  1. Any time a character *actually* throws a punch
  2. Every time the characters change clothes to their real Street Fighter outfits
  3. Whenever characters interact through TV screens

FINISH YOUR DRINK WHEN:

M. Bison bellows, “GAME OVER!”

Join us next week as we unofficially continue talking about video game movies with last year’s first-person action film that feels like a video game – Hardcore Henry!

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About Clint Worthington

Clint Worthington is a Chicago-based film/TV critic and podcaster. A member of the Chicago Film Critics Association, you can find his other film work at Consequence of Sound (where he is a Senior Staff Writer), Crooked Marquee, IndieWire and UPROXX. He is also the co-host of Nathan Rabin's Happy Cast.

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