Thursday, September 9, 2010

Fellow blogs that FLY UNDER THE RADAR but that you OUGHT to know about!!!

Kult Eye Bleeder went on air just over a week ago and it's already amongst the ones I check every day. And to a Filipino & Indo film aficionado it's definitely a welcome read! The writer is probably gonna include films from other territories as well but so far it's been a cool world-weird ride all the way.

What I really like about this blog writer is his ability to combine enthusiastic reviews with useful info and keeping it short! If I had a dime (or Daim if you're in Scandinavia, lol) for every time I've come across a review and the writer didn't even bother to mention who the bloody hell the director is, or who the lead actors are, or even which country the damn film was made in then... I would have a lot of dimes!

And sometimes overly enthusiastic reviewers keep going for miles on end. You'll get plot descriptions that are easily two or three times as long as the original screenplay! Please reviewers, you don't need to let us know every little detail. Godzilla took a step forward, then another one, then yet another one, and one more. He looked at King Ghidorah. King Ghidorah looked back. Then King Ghidorah also took a step forward. And another one. And one more. He looked at Godzilla. Then they began to fight. You get the point. And the Kult Eye Bleeder guy seems to know and understand this (okay, he forgets the director's name a few times but, hey, all beginnings are difficult, LOL). I hope he keeps the blog afloat, there's enough dead blogs floating in (Cyber) space already! Highly recommended. Check it out here.

[Credit where credit is due: Yes, the Godzilla example is inspired by a similar one in an ish of OC]


  1. Thanks Jack, i really appreciate your support.

    I have been on a movie watching hiatus for some time now due to other activities in my life. Finally i have the time to watch (obscure) movies again and even write about them.

    I try to keep the reviews pretty short, because i don't either like reading long reviews. But i will try to remember to mention the director in the future reviews...

    As long as there are new kult gems for me to discover i will keep updating the blog, so that's infinitum, LOL.

    I'm so hyped up right now about all these fantastic Indo/Filipino movies that i have been watching lately, so i will be watching and reviewing lot of them in a future.

    ps. don't eat too much Daim, that's bad for you :)

  2. You're welcome, Sauli! I guess some reviewers who have the academic skills to really decipher a film can get away with long write-ups. But most of the long blog reviews are written by fans who simply don't know when to put a lid on it! That's why I like your blog and a site like "Bleeding Skull". Short and to the point (and showing personal enthusiasm too).

    Yeah, I agree on those Filipino and Indo flicks! How could I not, LOL. If you haven't already got hold of RAMBU aka The Intruder then I'll suggest you get hold of it right away (btw, the international cut with Peter O'Brian is the one you'll want! The local Indo version features an Indo actor in Peter's place!). The Greek VHS print is halfway lbx.

    Uh, I'll try and keep those Daim bars to a minimum. LOL.

  3. I watched The Intruder some time ago, but i had not started the blog yet, so that's why there is no review of it. Needless to say, just classic stuff!