Saturday, October 29, 2011


There's a new Australian feature film documentary about Rowland S. Howard!! Rowland was the guitar player in The Birthday Party who fell out of grace with Nick Cave and went his own ways. He joined Crime and the City Solution with fellow Birthday Party member Mick Harvey, and later formed his own group These Immortal Souls. I got to see him live once. My gf at the time and I had gone to see The Gun Club (who had just re-formed at the time) at the Town & Country Club in London in 1990. These Immortal Souls were playing support. I remember when they started, Rowland took a step forward towards the microphone, tripped over a chord and banged his head into the mike with a big bang, after which he swore loudly and then said, "It's just not my day". Rowland died recently of cancer. I can't wait to see the film.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Banned in Britain #2 (2004)

About BANNED IN BRITAIN zine: I was a gong-ho splatter movie fan in the late 80s/early 90s and wanted to create a fanzine that only covered that type of movies. I published BIB #1 in 1994 and #2 ten years later in 2004 - and that was it! I thought about re-animating BIB and if I did it would (probably) be the only still running zine that actually had roots all the way back to the original splatter days (1988-93). How cool would that be! But then again... is that enough reason to do a mag. LOL. Anyhoo, here's the old second issue from 7 years back. Enjoy!

PS: click the scans twice to get the full fullpage view.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The flesh that won't die...

Trailer for the upcoming David Cronenberg film, A DANGEROUS MIND! And yes, once again it stars our Danish pride, Viggo Mortensen. LOLZ

Viggo being tough on Danish TV (butting out smokes with his tongue!). Whadda guy. Haha.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Onar memories

Several members of the ONAR Facebook page have posted memories about the ex-rental tapes they bought from Bill Barounis but one thing we haven't really touched upon is that Bill also sold dvd-r bootlegs from his website. I only bought one of these: The Shaw Brothers film COBRA GIRL. It's on a great Celestial DVD now but altho I knew all along I was gonna keep Bill's bootleg as it offers an alternative dub and viewing experience I'm gonna treasure it even more now. I pulled it out yesterday and felt a bit sad again. Bill's handwritten title on the disc is something we're never gonna see again. The cover is a photo copied copy of the Greek VHS and it was originally too large for the case but Bill didn't take any notice of such abnormalities. He just sent it as it were. LOL. The print on the VHS (and boot) is a bashed up English dubbed print which gives the film a cool grindhouse feeling that I doubt you'll get out of the perfect Celestial DVD (which I don't own). Bill, you're much missed, my friend!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Editor Larsen's quest for the last obscure version of "The Mysterious Island of Captain Nemo"

I was just going thru old issues of Henrik Larsen's Obskuriøst zine (the sold out issues are free to DL) and if you're into adventure films you might wanna check out Henrik's article (in English) on "The Mysterious Island of Captain Nemo" and the many different versions of the film + TV series. Henrik tortured his friends with this for years!!! (literal speaking) LOL. It begins on p.10.

And for his old Nemo website go here.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Music to dance to

It's Halloween soon and what could be more appropriate than to celebrate with a NECESSARY EVILS tune!! The reviewer of the old (and long gone) garage rock fanzine "Drink & Drive" wrote about their debut LP the music was so evil it scared him shitless, haha. And in "Moshable" zine Simon Nielsen once said their music was as good as a blowjob - only noisier! This track is from one of the few 7" singles they managed to put out before the members were committed to mental hospitals.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

From Borneo with love

Look what I received in the mail today!! Shrunken heads!! Shrunken human heads!!! They're from my friend Mette Trier who used to be an anthropologist in the jungles of Borneo and Ny Guinea. The box was sent by ship and it took two months to get here. As you can see the natives hadn't cleaned the heads properly and the maggots were crawling everywhere when I opened the crate (needless to say shrunken heads only go thru black market channels!).

I must admit I got quite a bit of a fright when I saw there was a Black Widow as well; It's in the middle photo and while I was shooting the third picture the bugger escaped under the couch. I still haven't found it. Uhh, I fear for the night. My bed is in the same room. O_O

Tusind tak, Mette. De hoveder er sgu kanon!

Friday, October 14, 2011

YesAsia shopping...

...almost looting rather than shopping!! That's what it looks like when you have a gander at my list. Haha. The other day I checked my old ordering info from YesAsia in Hong Kong and these are the DVDs and VCDs I've bought from them. However, altho there are heaps of titles it should be mentioned that they aren't only recent purchases or done over a limited period of time but that it's my entire shopping at Yesasia - and I've been ordering from there for a quite a while. :D

Return Of The Demon (VCD) (Hong Kong Version)
Devil Fetus (VCD) (Hong Kong Version)
Wolf Devil Woman
Killer Angels
Miraculous Flower (VCD) (Hong Kong Version)
The Haunted Cop Shop II
Operation Pink Squad
Super Cop.Com
The Avenging Quartet
The Revenge Of Angel
A House Of Mad Souls
Be Out Of Control
Deadly Past
The Crucifixion
Aces Go Places
Aces Go Places 2
Aces Go Places 3: Our Man From Band Street
Aces Go Places 4 (VCD) (China Version)
Aces Go Places 5
A Day Without Policeman (Hong Kong Version)
Brush Up My Sisters (Boxset) (Hong Kong Version)
Dead Curse
Fatal Obsession (Universe Version)
Fatal Obsession (Universe Version)
The Princess Of Huan Zhi
A Crossings / Day Without Policeman (US Version)
Taxi Hunter (VCD) (Hong Kong Version)
Forbidden Arsenal (VCD) (Hong Kong Version)
Devil Hunters
Lady Super Cops
Mission Kill (DVD) (China Version)
Pom Pom And Hot Hot
The Holy Virgin Versus - The Evil Dead
Angel Terminators (Hong Kong Version)
Bloody Friday (Universe Version)
Corpse Mania (Hong Kong Version)
The Boxer's Omen (Hong Kong Version)
A Punch To Revenge
New Tenant
Raging Angels Cancelled
Wolf-Devil Woman 2 (Red Mantis Collection) (US Version)
Crazy Blood
Ghost Promise (VCD) (Hong Kong Version)
Her Vengeance (Hong Kong Version)
Robotrix (Joy Sales Version) (Hong Kong Version)
To Be Number One (Hong Kong Version)
Ashes Of Time
Lethal Panther
Long Arm Of The Law (Universe Version)
Phantom Of Snake
The Chinese Ghostbuster
Wicked Wife
A Punch To Revenge
Bald-Headed Betty
Devil Curse
Devil Fetus (VCD) (Hong Kong Version)
Guys In Ghost's Hand
Magic Crystal
Fatal Vacation (VCD) (Hong Kong Version)
Forbidden Arsenal (VCD) (Hong Kong Version)
Ghostly Vixen
Sea Wolves (VCD) (Hong Kong Version)
The 1000 Years Cat (VCD) (Hong Kong Version)
Killer's Nocturne (VCD) (Hong Kong Version)
Lady Reporter (VCD) (Hong Kong Version)
Narrow Escape
Stoner (VCD) (Hong Kong Version)
The Dragon Family (Universe Version)
Cannibal Holocaust : Cannibal VS Commando (Japan Version)
A Better Tomorrow III (Taiwan version)
Darna Ang Pagbabalik
Jue Dou Zhe De Sheng Ming (VCD) (China Version)
Matching Escort
3 Days Of A Blind Girl (VCD) (Hong Kong Version)
Cruel Killer
Finale In Blood
Hocus Pocus (VCD) (Hong Kong Version)
Leopard Hunting
Super Lady Cop (VCD) (Hong Kong Version)
Thou Shalt Not Swear
Dragon Inn Remastered Version (Korean Version) Cancelled
Hong Kong Criminal Archives II - Murder Of Pat In Restaurant's Whole Family
The Phantom Killer (VCD) (Hong Kong Version)
Xiang Gang Qi An : Hong Kong Criminal Archives Husband In Cook
Raped By An Angel (Taiwan Version)
Raped By An Angel 2 : The Uniform Fan (Taiwan Version)
Raped By An Angel 5
Raped by an Angel 3: Sexual Fantasy of The Chief Executive (Taiwan Version)
Body Puzzle
Devil Of Rape
Kill For Love
Love To Kill (Taiwan version)
Nightmares in Precinct 7
Shanghai Red (DVD) (China Version)
Curse Of The Zombi (Hong Kong Version)
Devil Medusa
Fu Bo
Homicidal Maniac
Painted Skin (1993) (DVD) (Taiwan Version)
Shrunken Heads
Enemy Shadow
Kung Fu Girl (VCD) (Hong Kong Version)
Murders Made To Order (VCD) (Hong Kong Version)
The Black Cat Agent Files (US Version)
The Double Crossers (VCD) (Hong Kong Version)
Full Contact (Taiwan version)
A Queen's Ransom (VCD) (Hong Kong Version)
Heartbeat 100 (VCD) (Hong Kong Version)
Ming Ghost (Taiwan Version)
The Rapist Beckons (VCD) (Hong Kong Version)
Doctor Vampire (Hong Kong Version)
Ghost Ballroom (VCD) (Hong Kong Version)
Ghost Bustin (VCD) (Hong Kong Version)
Ghost Fever (VCD) (Hong Kong Version)
Pretty Ghost (VCD) (Hong Kong Version)
Scared Stiff (Hong Kong Version)
The Ghost Informer (VCD) (Hong Kong Version)
The Red Panther (VCD) (Hong Kong Version)
The Seven Coffin (VCD) (Hong Kong Version)
Vampire VS Vampire (Hong Kong Version)
Witch From Nepal (VCD) (Hong Kong Version)
The Chaser (DVD) (DTS) (Limited Edition) (Korea Version)
Chinese Midnight Express (VCD) (Hong Kong Version)
Love To Kill
Red Lips (VCD) (Hong Kong Version)
The Criminals Cancelled

Ya got change for a fiver?

Very, very happy today!!! I just received "The Hong Kong Filmography 1977-97" which I discovered completely by chance when a seller had it listed (maybe by fault) on Amazon UK at £1.95 (3 dollars US!!). Brand new, not second hand!! On it's listed at $40. Can we get a whoo-woo!!! xD xD xD

Thursday, October 13, 2011

MM is back!

No, the headline isn't a reference to old Spider-man comic books, LOLZ.

However...every wee boy and girl's fave video label, Mondo Macabro, is gonna be back with another release around Christmas time when they release the ol'e slasher DON'T OPEN TILL CHRISTMAS. MM have been quite silent for a while (apart from Pete Tombs occasional post on Cinehound) so it's definitely cool to know they're not calling it a day. According to Jared (of Worldweird Cinema fame) Pete Tombs promises that SNAKE SISTERS will get a release in 2012!!

[EDIT: Alright, I was a bit too quick there; according to Jared what Pete said was, "Snake Sisters" MIGHT VERY WELL get a release in 2012! Sorry]

Killer Elephants arrive at Stockholm!

The DVD release from Fred Anderson's spiffy new video label, ATTACKAFANT ENTERTAINMENT, is finally here!! Check out the cool cover for THE KILLER ELEPHANTS. Awesome! The layout was done by Matt, a cool cat who's French-Canadian and who lives in Korea! Talk about an international label! (and me myself I had the smallest input in the release so let's not even mention that, lol). I certainly look forward to getting hold of a copy. Fred is still working on setting up a web-shop and so far it's only people in Stockholm who have to chance to get the DVD from SubDVD (who unfortunately closed down their mailorder service this summer). Njuta Films are going to distribute the ATTACKAFANT DVDs in Sweden. I asked AWE on their Facebook page if they are planning on doing the same but I guess their lack of response means they're not interested. :/

Good luck to Fred on this!

Check Fred's post about the DVD here (where there's also a link to the label's Facebook page).

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Keep on shady DVD

When I lived in London in the late 80s there was a period when I was unemployed (what a surprise!) and I'd often be on the tube to go places to apply for work. Long hours on the underground meant long stretches of boredom so I'd bring books to read. And one of them was "The Keep". I remember it grabbed me to the extent that I would choose possible job positions at far away destinations so that I could spend more time reading the book! I still have that old copy of the book on my shelf (altho I must admit I haven't re-read it since that first reading on the tube).

I've wanted to watch the film version of THE KEEP for years but have never had the chance. I've missed out on the LD several times but now... I mean NOW!!!... I'm finally getting the damn movie! On DVD no less. Well, a bootleg DVD obviously as there's NO official release anywhere. And we could be waiting for another 100 yrs before we get one. The DVD is - according to the UK eBay seller - a letterboxed version so I assume it's from the lbx'ed LD (there's also a FS LD). Apparently the TV print has a longer (and better) ending but I haven't been able to find that version so this'll have to do for the time being.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

New promo trailer for CIRIO H. SANTIAGO's last film ROAD RAIDERS!!!

Whoo-weee!!! Hot damn!! The official Roger Corman channel has just uploaded a promo trailer for Cirio H. Santiago's last film; I've been waiting for this for a loooong time!!! It's a post-apocalypse film not less!!! And it looks like great fun I'd say. Too bloody right!!! The original title is ROAD RAIDERS but it seems they've now re-titled it to Water Wars. I have no info on an upcoming DVD but I sure hope they're not gonna keep us waiting for too long!!!

Spiffy T-shirt motives

I'm considering getting one of these. :D

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Bill Barounis

Bill Barounis has died. Rest in peace, my friend.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

ONAR means dream in ancient Greek

Some of you out there know Bill Barounis from Onar Films like I do; from years of film collecting and Cinehound forum. On Facebook renowned Scandinavian collector Dag-Johnny says he's known Bill since the early 1990s.

What a great (and hotheaded) guy! An inspiration to anybody who ever tried to do stuff in the film fandom. In the presentation of his video label ONAR his last line says:

However, print quality is not something I worry about. My ONLY concern is to unearth RARE, LOST prints of entertaining, weird, pulp, never-seen-before, unheard-of titles. That was and still is my "ONAR" (dream, in ancient greek).

One should never give up hope but it seems it's only a matter of time now. It's so very sad. This is our friend Miltos' post from today:

I was in the hospital yesterday with my wife trying to encourage Juliette and Bill's mother. They were crying as Bill is in terrible situation. His brain is dead and he's bleeding from the eyes, the nose and mouth...

I saw him for a couple of minutes, for a last goodbye I guess sad.gif

Julette told me: If any of you wait something from Bill (VHS or DVD) she cannot manage it right now, but please be patient, OK?

I don't know what else to say. I know Bill but I've never met him. My thoughts go out to his close friends in Greece for many years; Miltos and Lefteris, Bill's wife and daughter, and his parents.

HARD TO DIE (Jim Wynorski, USA, 1990)

I watched Jim Wynorski's HARD TO DIE tonight and, hands down, this is thee best film I've ever seen!!! Mein gott, HARD TO DIE is cinematic heaven!!! It's got everything: chicks in a skyscraper hunted by a mad maniac who can't die, naked chicks in a skyscraper hunted by a mad maniac who can't die, naked chicks with blood on their boobs in a skyscraper hunted by a mad maniac who can't die, Forrest J Ackerman (who's in a different building!), and so much more!! (well, that's actually a lie but fuck that, it's got chicks with boobs on their blood... I mean... arr just watch the trailer! It's good for you!! The DVD is available form Roger Corman's store on eBay).

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


fUCK CUNT SHIT!!!! i spent fucken 5 hourse on a review and then my fucking shit computer (yes that's you i'm jtalking to shitæ for brins computer!!!) decided to fucking freeze and I lost most of it. five hours dwon the fukcen draoins!!!! I'm not gonna try and re wirte it. for fux sake!!! Here's a few scas form that review. Im off to bed. >_<