Thursday, June 23, 2011

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

"Greatest Action Scenes of Asian Cinema,Part 2"

ya its been a will had things to do
so anyway.A friend and will be doing a Panel for a Big Convention (Otakon) this summer and that should be really Fun.It will be our second year doing it.It will be on Asian films,(action films to be precise)And it will be called "Greatest Action Scenes of Asian Cinema,Part 2". If you are in Baltimore and you Just happen to be Going to the Otakon 2011 Con.Stop in and see us.
P.S. a taste of what we will be showing. :)

Friday, February 11, 2011

Book Fu!

Hello you peoples, im black! I mean im back,even thou the first statement is!
ya i crazy.
Anyway today i want to post some of my favorite books on film.
These are books on Asian cinema.Hong Kong ,Japan and so on.
first is:

The Anime Encyclopedia.
Great book to have with ya when shopping for anime at a convention.

The Complete Anime Guide,Japanese Animation Directory
Ive had this book sense 1998 and i still go back to it every now and then to look up old titles from the 80's. Has a list in the back for Businesses where you could get your anime fix on,mostly out dated now.

Paul Fonoroff At the Hong Kong Movies:600 reviews from 1988 Tell the Handover.

I like this book,even thou other reviewers say that it is a bit out of date.The reason why i like it? Its because of the large number of film title's, most of witch i have never herd of and may have never gotten a hold of otherwise.
The problems that other reviewers point out are:
He gives no info on film release dates and he does not up date the information about actors or actress, witch is true, but the book is a collection of reviews give over many years. So the out date information on the actors is understandably.
I do agree that he should have had film release date's .
Thank God for the HKMDB so we can look it up our selves! :)
I say get the book its good and cheep these days.

next up:
Sex and Zen and a bullet in the Head:The Essential Guide to Hong Kong's Mind -Binding Films.

This Book and its follow up(witch i will get to next) are great fun to read.Yes it reviews a lot hong kong films that we have all seen ,but the book has something i have not seen in a book on hong kong cinema before.
As you read through , you will find on ever couple of pages a section called "HEX ERRORS" Anyone who has subtitled movies from hong kong on vcd, dvd or vhs knows what this is.
Basically it really bad subtitles in a film,Bad spelling, strange comments and just...i cant explain, ill just give you a couple of examples ,Like:

"She's terrific. I cant stand her." from the movie ,Rouge, 1988.

"I have Piles.You won't be comfortable" from, ghost vixen,1990

"Quiet or I'll blow your throat up." From ,On the Run,1988

"Well,I've got furious now!" From ,A Kid from Tibet,1992

LOL! good stuff ha? theirs more but you are going to have to get the Book! :)

As i mentioned before there was a follow up to this book it's called:
Hollywood East: Hong Kong Movies and the people who make them.
More of the same, but still worth the read.

Ok just a few more here to point out, as this is getting to be one looong post. :)

Hong Kong Babylon: An Insider's Guide to the Hollywood of the East

By fredric Danne and Barry Long

Asian cinema:A field Guide.
By Tom Vick.
Very nice Guy i met him at OTAKON about 2 years ago.

City on Fire:Hong Kong Cinema.
By Lisa odham strokes and Michael Hoover.
This one is more like a text book or a scholarly look at, hong kong film,the people and the politics.
its still a good read thou.

I Have many more to through your way but this will do for now.
Happy reading People!

Monday, January 31, 2011


One of my heroes of old school kung fu is the Blacknificent, Ron Van Clief. If you have never heard of Rond van Clief,you HAVE to get some of his films the man is very very good at what he does.
Here is a list of some you should get:
01. Way of the Black Dragon
02. Bamboo Trap
03. Black Dragon's Revenge
there are more but these are some of the best.
Also check out the last Dragon,he was the fight coordinator for the film and some of his students were in the film as well.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

if ya have yet to check out "We're Alive - The Zombie Story of Survival".
Go do it now! Its just great!

Im back from the Future and boy was it fun! :)

Ya Im lying.I just forgot all about my blog. Anyway,lets try this again in 2011. :)
Ill TRY to keep up dating this page with Fun and Crazy things that i am into.

Starting with something that has been a big part of my life for some time.
My interest in bad movies and and even worse movie VHS Covers. It has been
somewhat of a hobby for 20 years or more. You really wonder if these guys put any
thought into the covers at all. Check the picks bellow and you will see what i mean.

i just love the terrible name on this one.
For Real! Ninja of the MAGNIFICENCE! lol!

Ok this is just straight up confusing,how did the guy pitch the title.
"Ya see we have humans and they turn into beasts!But get this..THEY KILL CANNIBALS!ahhh, you get it!" No sorry my friend i don't get it.

Man oh man i would try to explain all the things wrong with this movie,but ill just say check it out for ya self.Its all over the web and i thank you can watch it for free on youtube.

and the last one.Just one really strange movie,THE PIT!
If you haven't seen it, get it.On VHS if ya can. :)
Well that's it for today.And i will see all you people later!