Thursday, 30 July 2015

Old movies

I first got into movies in the early 90's as I was growing up. They were a magical realm of wonder and enchantment that could be filled with scenes of joy and fun or scenes of horror and disgust. It was this ability of cinema to capture the audiences feelings and emotions and tweak them to their will that so intrigued me.

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Phantasm (1979)

Today we have a real corker! Phantasm is one of those movies that most people have seen the DVD sleeve and thought "man that looks crazy". The basic premise is that a young lad and a suspiciously friendly ice cream man discover that the local funeral home is the source of evil.

Enter the Tall Man, played to great effect by Angus Scrimm. The Tall Man is an inter-dimensional traveller who controls an army of zombie dwarfs and a fleet of handy little chrome balls each with enough tools and appliances to put a multi-tool to shame.

I won't go on much more other than to say the story stretches across a 4 DVD collection and you really need to see them all to appreciate the gravity of the story.

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Microwave Massacre (1983)

The story of a man who makes exceedingly good cakes... no wait that's Mr Kipling! Microwave Massacre follows the story of a man who gets fed up of his nagging wife and decides to kill her. But he doesn't just kill her, he stuffs her into a microwave and then eats the remains, turns out it tastes like chicken! He grows to really quite enjoy the taste of flesh, however once he has run out of zapped wife to eat he turns his attention to further victims!

Well what can I say? Lovely stuff!

Thursday, 9 July 2015

The Incredible Melting Man (1977)

A look into the brand new DVD and Blu-Ray quality restoration that Arrow Video has done to an old favourite of mine, The Incredible Melting Man!

An astronaut returns from space after being subjected to intense solar rays and cosmic energy. During his medical on his return the doctors are shocked to find that he has started melting. Shocked by his own reflection he makes his way (violently) across the country in search of a cure, but mostly just to satisfy his incomprehensible bloodlust.