Friday, June 19, 2009

Fake Worldweird blog Vs. re-animated Worldweird blog!!!

Last year I decided to turn this crappy mess into "Worldweird the fake copy" blog because our friend Jared had decided to discontinue his "Worldweird Cinema" blog. Well, I'm happy to report that there's no need for a fake copy any longer as Jared has just re-animated the old floater! Good to see you back, mate!! Needless to say Worldweird is in the bar to the right on this page but you can also click here.

Tonight's purchase

Woo-hoo!! I won THIS tonight at one of Miltos' Greek auctions! It's JUMPING ASH (aka Tiaohui) from Hong Kong, 1976. On Hong Kong Movie Data base a nameless reviewer says:

Po-Chih Leong's debut film was a trendsetter in Hong Kong cinema. Shot from the shoulder, the fast-moving world of cops, informers, drug dealers and other crooks are evoked in a very lively and realistic way. The action all takes place in carefully selected locations, among them the walled city of Kowloon and Yuen Long. The film looks like a documentary and evokes the kind of excitement usually seen in news programmes. The story focuses on the battle between two gangs and starts in Amsterdam, where one of the gang leaders is murdered. The male protagonists Jia Lun and Chen Huimin provide memorable acting achievements as the just cop and the cold-blooded killer."

And now it's mine, all mine! XD

Nick Nicholson pisses off from hospital

Brilliant news! Nick has just posted a piece on what happened on Sunday when he had a heart attack and, not least, an account of what happened at the local hospital (Nick Nicholson lives in the Philippines). Certainly good news that he's getting better! The stay at the hospital was so awful that Nick just decided to go home again! As truly terrible as Nick's illness is, and as terrible as the whole incident is, I must admit Nick's report is pretty funny. And it certainly puts things into respective! The day before yesterday my grandmother fell and broke something in her hip. Then yesterday we went to the hospital and everyone in the family thought it was a DISGRASE that she had to wait a full day to get operated (because the hospital was busy). Well, I'm sorry for my grandmother but reading Nick's account makes you think we're pretty spoiled in northern Europe. There's one part where Nick mentions the guy lying in the next bed who's actually lying in puke... from the girl who had the bed BEFORE him!!

Read it all here.

Obskuriøst #11 out now

This piece of news will have zilch interest to international readers but old Danish fanzine readers might like to know there's a new issue out of Henrik Larsen's Obskuriøst. With issue #11 Henrik makes a return to the old days of 16 page mags. Most of the contents deal with books & comic books this time. Obskuriøst #11 is only available as part of another mag; Himmelskibet #20. Get it here. And get a free addendum here. Obskuriøst #10 is available in free PDF form here. Obviously most of the text is in Danish.

Nick Nicholson seriously ill

In case you don't read my other blog (on Filipino war flicks) I thought I'd just break the sad news to you that Nick Nicholson (who starred in a ton of action and trashy war flicks in the Philippines 20 yrs ago) suffered a massive heart attack on Sunday! :-(

You can read about the news on Bert Spoor's blog (Bert was another regular in those movies) and Nick's wife Annie is updating on Nick's blog.

Here's to hoping you get well soon, Nick.