Saturday, October 9, 2010
Fellow blogs that FLY UNDER THE RADAR but that you OUGHT to know about!!! ... "SINETRACTS"
A few years back I received an email from this guy called Dag in Malmø, Sweden. He collected Turkish cult movies and he'd heard about how I'd published an issue of my zine STAY SICK! in which I'd reviewed a bunch of Turkish movies. He asked if I wanted to swap mags; He didn't actually have a fanzine ready but he was in the process of making one and as soon as he had it ready he'd send me a copy. I remember I also got an email from Linus, another fan of world-weird movies back then, and he said he'd written stuff for this new upcoming mag.
Well, if I had a dime for every time someone has told me they were gonna publish a fanzine and it never actually came out... then I would have a lot of dimes, haha. In other words, Dag never got his shit together to publish his Turkish movie fanzine nor did I ever hear from him again. Then years later I discovered that Lars Jacobsson had started running a blog on peplum movies (I posted about it here) and I discovered he had ONE link to another blog and much to my surprise that blog was indeed by the very same Dag and it deals exclusively with Turkish pop cinema!! Gee, Dag, how about telling me about it?? I mean, after all YOU OWE ME AN ISSUE OF YOUR NEVER PUBLISHED MAGAZINE!!! Hahahaha. Oh well, no worries, mate, I won't hold it against you, LMAO (if I did I wouldn't be advertising your blog, argh!).
Anyway, seriously, as a fan of world-weird pop cinema you need to check out Dag's blog. There are no reviews, no articles, no YouTube clips, no nothing! All it is is cover scans galore and credits for heaps of Turkish films!! It's pretty cool and very useful I'd say! Go here: SINETRACTS.
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Wow !!! A great collection of video covers. A treasure trove of cult turkish flicks. Are they all his ? The turkish video stores here in sydney australia from my experience never had the covers of the videos that were hired out. They were usually poor quality third, fourth or more generation copies that were passed off as originals.haha..ReplyDelete
I'm not in contact with him but my bet is they would be his own, yes. Although the movies are Turkish, the tapes are not necessarily FROM Turkey; a few of them are from Greece and Germany were Turkish films were also released. And Gokay from Ciko told me the German tapes are actually much better than the tapes from Turkey, quality wise.ReplyDelete
In general, as you said the quality of german releases of vintage turkish vhs tapes, music cassettes, records and cd reissues are better than the turkish ones and are very desirable by collectors of turkish music and movies. I've been buying a lot of turkish stuff off german ebay lately.ReplyDelete
this is where i downloaded the flying saucers over istanbul(ucan daireler istanbul'da) from :-
there are 4 parts that you will have to download before you can extract the movie.i think the film is around 750 mega bytes.
Thanks, Joe! :DReplyDelete
Rats!! For some reason the files won't work when I've downloaded them! I get a message saying they're broken. :-(ReplyDelete
sorry to hear that download didn't work for you. maybe it was successful for one of your friends who read your blog. if all else fails i've still got a copy. lol.ReplyDelete
i'm having trouble going on the cinehound forum as a lurker in the last week or so. the internet security says dangerous site and blocks it.has he got a virus on his forum or something ???
Thanks. For some reason I don't seem to be able to download from there. I've tried twice before and it didn't work those times either. Oh well. Thanks for the offer. I'll let you know if I don't get one. Thanks, Joe.ReplyDelete
Cinehound: It's "just" the front page but not the forum! And Miltos says it's not a virus or harmful (but it's weird, I'll grant you that and I usually don't go to the front page either).
The direct link is here: