Friday, November 21, 2014

Sin City: Defending The Dame

Superhero fatigue has finally invaded my film-viewing psyche.  Even seeing Downey Jr. displaying his trademark Stark-snark in the recent Age of Ultron trailer elicits only a sigh of boredom.  Somehow, things are different in the dark alleys of Sin City.  I was not surprised that Sin City: A Dame to Kill For completely bombed at the box office this summer.  It was about ten years too late, and the meme of the week internet generation had already moved on to bigger and better things.  Nevertheless, the Dame was one of the most refreshing movie experiences of the summer for me despite the sense of deja-vu.  Now that it is available to own, I can saddle up right alongside the deranged Marv or be seduced by Ava and her evil schemes frame by bloody black and white frame. Box office be damned……this is a blu-ray to kill for.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Collector's Radar: The Blob 1988 Blu-Ray

I recently snagged a copy of Twilight Time's (rather unfortunately named company) release of 1988's The Blob on Blu-ray. Limited to a run of only 5000 units, die-hard horror collectors should consider trying to pick this gem up before the price goes really insane on e-bay. I could argue that it already has with some buy it now options going for $70 bucks or more. Limited runs suck, but price gougers suck worse. I'm glad I had mine pre-ordered.

A recent e-bay posting shows The Blob's price continues to ooze north

Is it worth the price? Probably not, but it does feature some of the best practical FX kills the decade would offer as well as a mean ass mullet worn by star Kevin Dillon. 

bad-ass kill

badder-ass mullet