I just watched this movie on YouTube! Weird. I had no idea it was being released on Blu-ray (October 14)! I ‘subscribe’ to a guy’s channel, named ‘exhumedvideo‘, whom uploads all these great, obscure movies (and made-for-TV movies) from the late 70’s-mid 80’s, most of which are otherwise NOT available. I started out watching House of Death, an early 80’s slasher that I have fond memories of renting at the video store, then progressed to Jennifer, which I had never seen and/or heard of. It’s basically Carrie with snakes, but I still enjoyed it. I especially loved the discotheque scenes (get a load of those far-out threads!). If you get a chance, check it out. It’s a fun way to pass an afternoon.
Picked up some Blu-Rays recently. SO many that I want, but I am just not willing to pay $20 for one. I’m just not. However, I did kinda splurge on Jean Cocteau’s Orpheus. As you can see it’s been on my Amazon Wish List for some time now:
I‘ve wanted to post my NetFlix queue for the longest time, but just never got around to it…until today. This is only 1 of 4. My queue consists of some favorites, some I’ve never seen and some that I even own, but am too lazy to load the DVD. There are others that just have beautiful poster art, and might be good and a few (2) religious/faith-themed movies that I know are going to be godawful (pun intended: “Will Sarah keep her babeh? Find out in Sarah’s Choice!” Gee, I wonder how it turns out?), so I’m just biding my time until I feel the need. The need for CHEESE! *Cue Top Gun theme music* Lots of documentaries, which I have to be in the mood for, some visual eyecandy (420), some cartoons, some classics, some noir, some guilty/not-so-guilty pleasures, some TV shows, etc. Maybe you’ll see something you didn’t even know was available! If you see any that you’d recommend, let me know which ones!
A company going by the moniker Mondo produces poster artwork for films. I LOVE their work, but of course, it’s expensive. Anyway, here are 3 of my slasher favorites, reinvented. ❤
As you may or may not know (via Facebook), a friend of mine recently got a new Blu-Ray player and gave me their old one (my first!). Needless to say, I was excited to get it.
Though it may not be the case, I feel like I’m one of the last of the Mohicans to jump on the Blu-Ray wagon. Being the proud owner of a very large DVD collection, I stubbornly denounced Blu-Ray. I don’t care what the commercials say, I still contend that DVDs will NOT be going the way of the Laser Disc, Betamax and/or VHS any time soon. Why, you may ask? Because there are just waaaay too many obscure movies, serials, documentaries, TV shows, etc. that will never see the Blu-Ray treatment. Just not gonna happen. I own a lot of those obscure titles, so I remain a multi-format person. Hell, I still cherish my LPs, CDs, books and other ‘dead’ formats. Suck on that D.A.R.Y.L. (or other contemporary cyborg of your choice). Continue reading
I recently rented Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows movie at RedBox. Having tanked at the box office, it was only a matter of time before it was released on DVD. I remember hearing that there was to be a Dark Shadows movie and was temporarily excited…until I heard that it was yet another Burton/Depp project. *sigh* Odd how those two things would have been a draw for me 15 years ago.
I was never an AVID watcher of the original Dark Shadows, but I own a few of the DVDs and briefly enjoyed the 90’s reincarnation of it, starring Ben Cross, and ironically a young Joseph Gordon Levitt…whose appeal still continues to mystify me. Put a guy in a suit and the chicks go wild, I guess that’s the *magic* of Levitt? You can have my slice. I’ll also throw in, at no extra cost: Russell Brand, Reese Witherspoon and Shia LaBeouf. Knock yourself out. Continue reading