directed by Greg Olliver and Wes Orshoski
I watched the new(ish) documentary on Lemmy last night. It's not a doc on Motörhead as such but needless to say we get a lot of band related footage. I thought it was pretty good and the Scandinavian 2-disc dvd has heaps of extras (I would have liked to see the entire "Metallica plays Motörhead songs at Lemmy's 50th Birthday Party" footage instead of a five minute feature about it. I guess the film could have been more incisive but it's cool enough.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
When you live in the SOUTH there's always dead flies everywhere. Like, I've only just today received the new issue of Nigel Maskell's fanzine and already one of them nasty creatures has decided to go belly-up on it. So yukky. Better wipe it off onto the floor so I can git inta this new spiffy zine!! xD
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
What if DROP DEAD FRED were a ... horror movie? Check this spoof fan-trailer. Good fun. Oh, and I rewatched the film (without fan edits) on Friday. I hadn't watched it for at least 10 years but I enjoyed it as much as the first time I watched it on tv. This time it was on a UK dvd that I bought from Blockbuster last week. I don't actually recall the last time I laughed so hard at a movie, I had literally tears in my eyes.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Here's a whole pile of VCD's (video-cd's) that I bought second-hand at a video store in Copenhagen in the early 2000s. I have no idea where they originate from other that it's a Chinese speaking country. Mainland China or Taiwan I would guess but not Hong Kong as there's no English text on the covers. Some of them are actually called DVCD ("dvd + vcd = dvcd"!!). Is there a difference to the ordinary VCD format? No idea! Most of them have no English titles on the covers either but if I remember correctly they all carry English and Chinese subtitles (i.e. they're off HK prints).
PICTURE OF A NYMPH aka Portrait of a Nymph
I'm visiting relatives and unfortunately they wanted to treat me to a funny Danish comedy from 1975 called BRAND-BØRGE RYKKER UD!
"Unfortunately" cos it was shite! Worse than the time I got a piece of rusty metal in my eye as a kid. It would have been more "fun" to get my wiener stuck between a fridge and a slamming fridge door. Yes, that awful! However, there were 2 (T-W-O) brief scenes of true 1970s Danish sleaze to save the movie!!
40 minutes into the film, two dimwits are outside a loo door yelling to a man in there; "Have you got a lady in there?" The door opens and at first the retards can't see anybody until they look down and see... TORBEN BILLE! Yes, the sleazy creepy rapist dwarf from the Danish-American co-production DVÆRGEN aka The Sinful Dwarf!!! He's in the film for all of 5 seconds.
The second scene sees another two spassies steal clothes from three nude girls near a lake!!! The scene runs for about a minute and the girls look like real '70s chicks with proper shapes (proper bums and non plastic boobs rule!) and bush galore. It's a beautiful scene and saves the film. Haha. As I never ever wanna watch this stinkeroo again I thought I'd save these two scenes in screen grab galore instead. I'm confident this is gonna win the "Blog Post of the Day" award. ^_^
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Friday, April 12, 2013
Bruno Mattei's two last cannibal movies (that are among his much neglected post 2000 movies) were LAND OF DEATH (2003) and CANNIBAL WORLD (2004) were probably the last of his films to come out on video tape. And only in Japan! His later film, including THE JAIL: A WOMAN'S HELL, ZOMBIES: THE BEGINNING, THE TOMB, and ISLAND OF THE LIVING DEAD didn't make it to VHS as far as I'm informed (and neither did his post 2000 soft-porn films but I don't know much about those). Feel free to correct me but I've certainly never seen any video releases of any of those films. His last film was ZOMBIES: THE BEGINNING from 2007. A third film in the series was planned by sadly Mattei passed away before it was made. So sad. We could have had yet another masterpiece by this true il Maistro di italieno horror film. ^_^
I already had the two films on DVD (one on official Japanese dvd and the other on American bootleg from Pan-something off the Japanese dvd). But when I saw the other vhs versions from a seller in downtown Japan I knew I had to have them. Yay! Both tapes are ex-rentals and both carry English dubbing with Japanese subs. You'll notice there's a plastic box with the tapes in them inside the case itself. This is something I believe only existed in Japan and was a way for rental shops to be able to on one hand quickly get the tape out of the case and at the same time let the customer rent the tape in the plastic box while the case (and the cover) stayed in the shop. This way other customers could see and (I would assume) pro-order renting the tape once the first customer delivered it back.
If you look at the covers you'll notice the two films were marketed at sequels to CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST, the Japanese titles carry sequel numbers 2 and 3 and the Japanese title itself is the same as for CH. Also the English (i.e. English in Japan) titles were changed to resemple sequels; LAND OF DEATH became "Cannibal Holocaust: Cannibal vs. Commando" while CANNIBAL WORLD became "Cannibal Holocaust: The Beginning" (notice: the Japanese titles include the sequel numbers but the English titles don't). Bruno Mattei's two late cannibal films are fun on a very trashy level but there's no way in hell that they compare to Ruggero Deodato's masterpiece from 1980.
- and check this crazy trailer...
Thursday, April 11, 2013
I haven't posted much recently but that's life. Sometimes you do other things (or no things) but everything has a way of going round in circles. If you stick with it it usually comes back whatever it is. Yeah, deep! o_O
Check out the track in that YouTube video. It's from NICK CAVE's soundtrack record to some cowboy movie that I haven't watched but the album is pure gold!
Oh, and I'm on a BLACK SABBATH high these days! I'm in the process of collecting all their early records from what I reckon is the real BLACK SABBATH, from 1970 to around 1977; i.e. the original Ozzy Osbourne years when they were heavy as fuck and dark as a motherfucker. The soundtrack to any occult devil worship film that Hammer studio never got made. I paid attention to my friend Henrik Larsen's recommendations and made sure I got hold of old non-remastered CD versions that aren't ruined by "loudness war" decompression. So far I've received: "Black Sabbath", "Paranoid", "Master of Reality", "Vol. 4", and "Sabbath bloody Sabbath".
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Jess Franco has passed away. Most of this world's genre film blogs will probably have write-ups about it the next couple of days so I won't try and write anything incisive. I've seen far too few of old Franco's films to do so anyway. His muse, Lina Romay, passed away last year. The first of his films that I ever watched is the third (and unofficial) Ilsa sequel, ILSA, THE WICKED WARDEN (aka Greta, Haus ohne Männer / Ilse, Slageren fra junglefængslet). Incidentally, both Lina and Jess are in that film. I wanted to post the trailer for WICKED WARDEN but the only one I could find looks like a fake one - but, hey, maybe that's not such a bad idea - many of his films were hacked up on video anyway. And some where apparently hack jobs. I'm also posting a short interview that Jess did recently about Emilio Schargorodsky's new film DRACULA 0.9 (Schargorodsky also did the interview with Jess). For a proper piece on Jess Franco's passing check out my buddy Jason's article here. RIP, Mr Franco.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Monday, April 1, 2013
I wrote about the upcoming German dvd release of ANGELS WITH GOLDEN GUNS aka Virgin Apocalypse here. The dvd is coming from the video label CineClub and altho there's still no word no a release date, Spannick, who works for the video label, posted some cool screen grabs from the release over on Cinehound forum. The screen grabs in the proper aspect ratio certain look much better than the fullscreen version of the film that I've got! Spannick has also uploaded a clip from the print and re-uploaded the film's original IFD trailer. Check them both out! (the trailer is posted in the post just before this one).