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Miscellaneous

Still alive…


Life has changed for me quite a bit in the last 2 months or so…I´m not single anymore, and that, together with a few things associated with it, makes it hard for me to focus on films and reviews as I have been acustomed to before.

I will try my best to make time for new reviews, it`s not like I have stopped watching movies.

Hope to offer something new soon.

I also started a new job, even if it`s not full-time, that also is a welcome change.

I hope  for me and my new-found love to both work and make a good life for us together.

Luckily, she ain`t the kind of girl that wants to change your life completely, or makes you give up hobbies .

There are girls like that, believe me. Not the case here….hope to return with quality content soon.

It´s only …some things gotta be done first and are more important and time-consuming than my little blog.

 

 

 


The new Van Damme Blu Rays…WTF?


I must say I´m so very dissapointed in whoever greenlit these covers.

Why not keep the old artwork of the movie-posters?

These are hackjobs of the worst kind, the blue and grey makes it look so cheap, but seems like a trend there.

Luckily, there are different artworks, depending on the country they get released in…the french Death Warrant looks halfway decent and actually has a picture from the film..they put a frickin scene out of Lionheart on there and a badly photoshopped face..holy cow that`s a hackjob if I have ever seen one!!

They just don`t care it seems….


Thoughts on the Robocop remake


By now, everybody should know about the Robocop remake, right?

Well, just want to write down my thoughts on it quickly…

While I don`t doubt that Padhilla can make a good action movie, I cringe at the fact that someone thought it a good idea to remake/reboot Robocop. Instead of coming up with something new, Hollywood is drowning in remakes and reboots.

I don`t need to write much about that, it`s evident for everybody.

In case of Judge Dredd, it was a good idea, cuz the Stallone version was a watered down desaster.

Can`t wait to see it.

But Robocop? A cornerstone of Sci-Fi? A masterpiece like that needs no remake or reboot.

What an insult..as if Robocop 3 wasn`t enough.  While I certainly will watch the new Robocop(not in the theatre), I `m sure I won`t be able to shake the dislike of something so unnecessary.

There were a lot of cheap knock off DTVs, at least they didn`t call themselves Robocop. Knock offs of populat films are to be expected and some of them are fun. Variations of a basic idea. I get that. But to insult a classic like Robocop should remain untouched..move on, try to show me something else.  I know it`s tough, after 100 years of cinema, to come up with original material, but please..leave a few icons alone. I´m curious  to see how it does at the box office.

Will teens of today embrace a new Robocop? How many of the older generation will pay to see a new Robo?

Hope it tanks, bad.

Let`s hope  nobody will try this with the Terminator.


My head hurts!!!


At the moment, I don`t feel focused when it comes to reviews, dunno…my head is allover the place.

The daily things keep my head so busy, it`s hard for me   to focus on reviews and films, I don`t even watch that much anymore since a few days…weird.

But I can`t fake it and  don`t want to deliver mediocre stuff, just to post stuff. Yet I have found time to paint, which als relies on how I feel, very much so.

I think, at the moment I have so many ideas and things in my head, which means frustration , since some of those plans are impossible to act out without the funds..Im very short on cash,which naturally slows things down. I had two canvases donated, so it was about time to put them to use..hence the painting…I also plan to draw more stuff…at least that isn`t connected to money.

Somehow, running a blog, you feel the need to post often and much stuff, as to keep the interest afloat, sure. But life gets in the way sometimes. I don´t make money with this, its just for fun..so there should be no pressure. Just post, what and whenever you like, right?  Since I am not a horror, or action-only blogger, I don`t even have a target group set in stone…

I do notice, though, that Van Damme still generates the most clicks, and I shall work on JCVD`s catalougue a bit more, still a few awesome movies to write about. I will try to write as free as possible, direct from my heart n mind , I can`t say I have a structure to my writing anyway,lol…I don`t pretend to be a good writer. But as long as it comes from the heart, some of it should translate to the reader.

I will be back soon, making up for lost time and throw the stuff at your eyes that I love and hold dear..or just flat out hate,lol..Don`t write me off just yet…I´?ll be back..with a vengeance!!!


VIDEO STORE memories….the good times


Freddy in Space just linked an article on Facebook, about abandoned video stores. Shows the decline of the oldschool video stores we all spent quite some time at.

http://www.flavorwire.com/325194/a-brief-photo-survey-of-abandoned-video-stores?all=1

Not even big chains are excluded from the decline. They all feel the change that the internet brought upon them.

Access to movies was never this easy. Netflix zooms the film right into your home, with lots n lots of films.

Movies also have never before been this cheap. I remember paying 60 german marks for one tape, or 100 for a Laserdisc.

Now its between 5 and 25 dollars or euros, tops. All easy to access, via  your favourite online retailer, complete with lots of infos about them, like reviews, quality comparisons and such.

I met a bunch of good friends in my local video store, friendships made through the movies. A few of them are my best buddies now. The video store was like a pub, only without alcohol..coffee was the drug of choice. The  Coffee was free, too. I went thru several pots a day, staying up to 12 hours sometimes…ok, I know thats sick, but it`s true. Must have been a period when I was unemployed or the holidays,lol. Also, we were able to blast some great metal thru the store..Oh , the good times. I even drew a few comics based on that(which I still have ).

Got a story? Let me know your best memories from back then, when video stores were the place to be!


Totally random…just had to do this!!!



The Cabal Cut keeps on showing..Blue-Ray is in reach!!!


Morgan Creek has given permission for more screenings of the Cabal Cut of NIGHTBREED.

The restored version was already shown to sold out screenings and now will go worldwide!!

The funding for the Blue-Ray is tied to those screenings, so in case it`s showing near you-go see it!!

For the latest infos, go here


It`s the trailer for: Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (2012)


I will see this in the theater in a  week, at the Fantasy Filmfest here in Hamburg!!

Trailer looks pretty interesting, although I try to not get overly excited. I especially don`t like Scott Adkins, but that`s me.

Here is the first trailer:


I COME IN PEACE widescreen Laserdisc


I just turned 40, and some people were nice enough to visit and put gifts in my hands.

One of them was this- the widescreen Laserdisc of I COME IN PEACE with Dolph Lundgren

Not too shabby, right?

There was more, but this stands out for me,,,


AIRWOLF hand-painted display on Amusement Park Ride


My brother shot some pics at our local, 4 -times a year amusement park and browsing his photos taken,  I came across this.

A hand-painted Jan -Michael Vincent/Airwolf paint job.

I think thats pretty cool, so I´ll share it here.