RANDOM NONSENSE: X AND THE BATMAN ARRIVE ON BLU-RAY!

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X AND THE BATMAN ARRIVE ON BLU-RAY!

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Good things came from Amazon yesterday! Two of my favorite movies arrived on Blu-ray. X is simply my favorite horror so far this year and a film I find gets better with repeat viewings. The Batman which has many horror film elements and even starts out on Halloween night!

 

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COOL STUFF: GRAVEYARD PHOTOGRAPHY: DEER IN THE CEMETERY!

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GRAVEYARD PHOTOGRAPHY: DEER IN THE CEMETERY!

Driving home from work past the cemetery each night and in spring, I always see the deer grazing amongst the tombstones. I have always wanted to capture this beautiful imagery of life thriving amidst the resting places of the dead. I’ve gotten photos before, but this weekend I got some of my best shots so far!

Check out the gallery below to see some of these photos I took!…

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RANDOM NONSENSE: THE SWORD AND THE SORCERER (1982) IS FINALLY ON BLU-RAY!

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THE SWORD AND THE SORCERER (1982) IS FINALLY ON BLU-RAY!

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Good things came from Amazon today! One of my favorite guilty pleasures from the 80, and one of the best of the pre-Lord of the Rings sword and sorcery epics, The Sword and the Sorcerer has finally made it to Blu-Ray, and it’s 4k, too! Directed by Albert Pyun and written by him, Tom Karnowski and John V. Stuckmeyer, The Sword and the Sorcerer is a gory, action-packed 80s cult classic that fans have been waiting to arrive on HD disc for a long time! Now, thanks to the awesome folks at Scream Factory, it was released today with all the extras you have come to expect from this amazing label! I can’t wait to watch it in all its remastered glory! (Full review HERE)

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RANDOM NONSENSE: ULTIMATE MICHAEL MYERS & DR LOOMIS 2-PACK FROM NECA!

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ULTIMATE MICHAEL MYERS & DR LOOMIS 2-PACK FROM NECA!

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Good things came in the mail today! NECA has been hitting it out of the park with some of their recent figures and there was no way I was passing up a chance to have a Dr. Loomis action figure in the collection! My Ultimate Michael Myers & Dr Loomis 2-Pack arrived today, and it is awesome!

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RANDOM NONSENSE: ALLIGATOR (1980) IS FINALLY ON BLU-RAY!

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ALLIGATOR (1980) IS FINALLY ON BLU-RAY!

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Good things came from Amazon today! One of my favorites from the 80s and one of the best of the Jaws rip-offs, Alligator has finally made it to Blu-Ray, and it’s 4k as well! Directed by Lewis Teague (Cujo) and written with loads of wit by John Sayles (PiranhaThe Howling) and Frank Ray Perilli, Alligator is an 80s cult classic that has been waiting for a decent release for decades! Now, thanks to the awesome folks at Scream Factory, it was released today with all the extras you have come to expect from this amazing label! I can’t wait to watch it in all its remastered glory! (Full review HERE)

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RANDOM NONSENSE: THE LAST MATINEE ON BLU-RAY!

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THE LAST MATINEE ON BLU-RAY!

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Good things came from Amazon today! One of my favorites from last year that I finally picked up on Blu-Ray! The Last Matinee is a love letter to both Dario Argento and 80s slashers. Directed by Maximiliano Contenti, from his script with Manuel Facal, South American horror finds young student Ana (Luciana Grasso) working the night shift at a rundown movie theater, where she and her father are the projectionists. While a sub-par horror flick plays to a small, disinterested audience, Ana studies in the projection booth, unaware a killer (Ricardo Islas) is stalking the theater and has started to kill its patrons. Will Ana, or any of them, make it to the end credits? (Full review HERE)

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RANDOM NONSENSE: GODZILLA vs BIOLLANTE TEE SHIRT!

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GODZILLA vs BIOLLANTE TEE SHIRT!

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Ordered this awesome Godzilla vs Biollante tee shirt from the equally awesome folks at Cavity Colors! It arrived earlier this week! One of the more original and stranger of the Heisei Godzilla flicks and features his only plant opponent in the entire series…so far! A personal favorite and a really cool shirt!

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Full review HERE!

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Here’s a better look from the Cavity Colors web store!

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Check out all of their awesome tee shirts at https://cavitycolors.com

…or you can skip straight to the Godzilla vs Biollante collection through this link here…

https://cavitycolors.com/collections/godzilla-vs-biollante

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COOL STUFF: ZEIRAM: 30th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL EDITION BLU-RAY!

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ZEIRAM: 30th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL EDITION BLU-RAY!

Zeiram (1991) (full review HERE) is a Japanese cult classic sci-fi adventure that is basically a live-action anime with a lot of inventive visual and creature FX, not to mention a sexy, alien ass-kicking heroine, Iria (Yuko Moriyama).  Directed by artist Keita Amemiya, the film follows bounty hunter Iria as she arrives on earth to hunt the dangerous creature Zeiram, while two bumbling utility workers (Yukijirô Hotaru and Kunihiro Ida) get in the way. The film has a well-deserved following…and a sequel… and is now finally available in a 30th anniversary special edition Blu-ray from Media Blasters!

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Sexy and tough alien bounty hunter Iria (Yuko Moriyama) on Earth to capture a monster in Keita Amemiya’s Zeiram!

As for the disc itself….

The high-definition transfer of this cult classic sci-fi adventure looks really good, especially for a low budget film made 30 years ago. The colors are vibrant, and the picture is sharp, though there is some grain which is not unexpected for a movie three decades old and made with a very modest budget. The film is presented in the original 1.78:1 aspect ratio with a new 1080 high-definition scan. The sound is presented in 2.0 PCM stereo and you have the option of original Japanese with subtitles or English dubbed.

Now on to the extras….

The extras here are minimal. There are both U.S. and Japanese trailers for the movie and a making of documentary from back in the 90s with both star Yuko Moriyama and director Keita Amemiya. That’s it, but just having this flick finally on Blu-ray should be more than enough for fans.

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The alien creature arrived on Earth…Zeiram!

Zeiram is a cult classic Japanese sci-fi action film from the inventive mind of character designer turned director Keita Amemiya, that has been a fan favorite for over three decades. Thanks to the folks at Media Blasters, it’s finally now available in a remastered Blu-ray! Recommended!

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RANDOM NONSENSE: GODZILLA vs HEDORAH 50th ANNIVERSARY TEE SHIRT!

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GODZILLA vs HEDORAH 50th ANNIVERSARY TEE SHIRT!

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Ordered this awesome Godzilla vs Hedorah (The Smog Monster) 50th Anniversary tee shirt from the equally awesome folks at Cavity Colors! It arrived today! I remember back in 71 when this flick came out and played at the State Theater in Jersey City, NJ. My folks didn’t want to drive down there to take me to see it and I was one bummed kid. LOL!

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Here’s a better look from the Cavity Colors web store!

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Check out all of their awesome tee shirts at https://cavitycolors.com

…or you can skip straight to the Godzilla vs Hedorah collection through this link here…

https://cavitycolors.com/collections/godzilla-vs-hedorah 

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COOL STUFF: JOHN WALSH’S ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK: THE OFFICIAL STORY OF THE FILM!

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JOHN WALSH’S ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK: THE OFFICIAL STORY OF THE FILM!

Can’t wait to start reading this! Escape From New York is one of my all-time favorite movies since seeing it opening night at the Oritani Theater in Hackensack, NJ back in 1981. I have been waiting forty years for a book like this! LOL! Check out the book’s description from the product page on Amazon…

“Discover the thrilling story behind the making of Escape from New York and celebrate its legacy in this visually stunning, exclusive retrospective.

Over forty years after the release of the iconic hit, Escape from New York: The Official Story of the Film delves into the archives to showcase the creation of the movie. Directed by John Carpenter and released in 1981, Escape from New York thrilled audiences worldwide with its memorable characters, gritty premise and creative special effects.
 
This must-have book is the ultimate retrospective to the cult-classic movie, illustrating the production process of the science-fiction blockbuster, plus the impact and influence in popular culture, as well as the costuming, special effects, music, posters, and much more. Featuring brand new interviews with cast and crew, plus a foreword written by award-winning filmmaker, Corin Hardy, this extraordinary collection of never-before-seen art will give fans exclusive insight into every aspect of the movie.”

Escape from New York: The Official Story of the Film can be purchased on Amazon.com!

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