This week in Your Parents Basement, in honor of the Oscars we’re watching one of the hammiest video game acting related performances of all-time! From 1994, it’s Street Fighter: The Movie, one of the last roles for Raul Julia. (And unfortunately, not one of the last films Van Damme did.) We also play a tiny bit of Street Fighter: The Movie: The Game, a truly awful attempt by a Capcom subsidiary to mimic the Mortal Kombat usage of motion capturing.
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- 0:00 – Intro, which features two hammy parts from Raul Julia as M. Bison.
- 53:50 – Emails! What are our thoughts on collectible items in games? Have we played Hollywood Mogul? Have we seen The Wizard???
- 1:11:30 – Snifferoo. It’s our longest one yet! As next week, we’ll be covering Bonestorm, and Dash Dingo, and Larry The Looter, and Lee Carvallo’s Putting Challenge…
– According to Price Charting, the Saturn and Playstation versions of Street Fighter: The Movie: The Game go for a surprising amount of money! We’re talking $10 to $17.50 for the disc only, around $30 for the box and manual, and up to $200 for “new” condition copies. This is likely because it ultimately didn’t sell well.
– Copies of the actual movie, whether on Blu-ray or DVD, go for around $4. It’s also available for streaming for about $3, per Can I Stream It?
– The movie, although it made about $100 million, was a famously troubled production because of Raul Julia’s health. For the 20th anniversary of the film, Polygon’s Chris Plante had a great longread on it.
– Kylie Minogue is an incredibly famous Australian pop music artist. Also, thanks to Michel Gondry, she has one of the most awesome music videos of all-time, “Come Into My World.” (Pretty much all of Gondry’s music videos are really interesting.)