E31: Willow (1988)


Its the podcast where a filmmaker and two comedians adventure through the 80s movies we love and love to hate- and this one has it all: babies, little people a-plenty, devil dogs, Val Kilmer’s long luxurious locks, trolls that turn inside out, two headed dragons and an old lady lightning fight.

THIS is Episode 30 Willow, a movie selection from 1988.

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1988: Willow

IMDB Says… A reluctant dwarf must play a critical role in protecting a special baby from an evil queen.

Deep Cut Recommendations

As we all know, IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes and awesome places like that will always give you some recommendations… People who liked THIS also liked THIS. Your Most Excellent Hosts have their own recommendations, perhaps a bit further off the beaten track.

Krissy recommends a Renaissance Festival! Drag yourself out of the house and see what it would really be like to live in Willow times! Krissy also recommends Real Genius, but that is more of an “Obvious Cut Recommendation”

Dorian recommends Dragon Slayer… but with the warning that it might not be any good. So its not so much a recommendation as it is a free association? Anyway, here is the trailer… it looks fairly terrible.

Nathan recommendsa book: George Lucas, the Creative Impulse

check out the illustration of George Lucas on the cover…. lookin’ good George! Of course, we also highly recommend checking out the most recent Voyage Trekkers!

What’s Next?

Next up on the Most Excellent 80s Movies Podcast Dorian is joining us for another episode that is also a movie selection from 1988! This time it’s Child’s Play from 1988…

IMDB Says... A single mother gives her son a much sought-after doll for his birthday, only to discover that it is possessed by the soul of a serial killer

Listen to E29: The Princess Bride (1987)

Listen to E30: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)