I have a lot of things I would like to buy, but do not have the money for at the time. In this situation I usually make a note of the item in the back of my yearly pocket diary and make a point of buying from that list first when I am going to buy something.
I have had items it takes several years before I buy them though as I get distracted, the reason I know this is that I keep all my yearly pocket diaries dating back to around 2000 with all the appointments and notes so I can see what I have done each year.
For the current year (2012) the items on the list are:
The Aimed School (aka School in the Crosshairs)
Nobuhiko Obayashi is a cool dude and I enjoyed his movie House very much. He also is an inspiration on continuing to do something even if people tell you it is “stupid” and you will make a fool of yourself, which is what happened while making House. His lighting crew also spent hours looking for the tiny screws out of his glasses as he treated them nicely.
Sci-Fi Invasion 50 Movies set
Yes, I did watch this recently
A lot of these movies are public domain/shovelware, but I did enjoy the last “50 movies” box set at least the movies I watched from it. I can’t remember who I lent it to these days.
I do like the Shaw Brothers re-releases by Celestial Pictures, even if a lot of them are only coming out on VCD/iTunes these days. The cases are always good to look at also (the western versions are toned down somewhat and do not have the cardboard slipcases.)
Why yes, I do already have Demon of the Lute on DVD http://hkmovies.timchuma.com/demonofthelute.htm
Five Element Ninja (aka Chinese Super Ninja)
I like the original trailers more than the re-worked ones for the re-release. The older ones have more character and are not so slick as the newer ones, which also leave out a lot of the jokes from the original movies making them look more serious than they really are.
75 Years of DC Comics
I really enjoyed reading “the Golden Age of DC Comics, 365 days” and this is the definitive guide to DC comics. It is also quite hefty and more of a “fireside study” edition. It is so large a book that the publisher is re-releasing sub-sets of the book as separate editions.
What Did You Do in the War Daddy?
Saw this being talked about on Trailers from Hell and thought it looked interesting.
I participated in a chiptunes workshop with Dot.AY and Derris Kharlan at ACMI http://blog.acmi.net.au/index.php/2012/11/chiptune-heaven/ and I wanted to follow it up. Despite all the bands and music I go to see I do not play myself and wanted something to play around with, even if I am not going to play live.
I do still exchange messages with Goto80 on Twitter and I have emailed him a few times. He used to live in Melbourne for a while. Unfortunately I have missed the last two Blip Festivals in Melbourne for different reasons. This is a shame as there is not really a “scene” for that kind of music and that is pretty rare considering how many other different types of music are played around town.
Still kicking myself that I did not buy this on the strength of the box art in my local Asian DVD store when I had the chance. I did buy Oily Maniac http://hkmovies.timchuma.com/oilymaniac.htm and Bat Without Wings
“Lick it up! Lick-it-up! Aaaaaah!”
The Wayward Cloud
Wooooooo, boy! The watermelon scene was removed from Youtube, boo!
Unfortunately the “Black vs. White Magic Battle” recommended by just the Youtube URL in print by Animal Collective has been taken down. I will try to resist the temptation of buying and watching all the Shaw Brothers movies at once.
Holy Flame of the Martial World
Hooray for Cinefamily! (http://www.cinefamily.org/) I would not have found out about this movie otherwise. They also have some great re-cut trailers including this one for Possession with the Knife as the soundtrack
Everything is Terrible DVDs
I have been enjoying watching the remixes on their site since late last year.
Looney Tunes Golden Collection 1-6
I do have the Australian-release “Best of Bugs Bunny” release, but the Australian releases never have the same extras or content. It would be good to have all these in the same place also.
Out of print now, boo! Might have to get the films individually.
Emperor of the North
I forget how this came up, but I was watching Ernest Borgnine driving around talking about filming the fight on top of the train with Lee Marvin and thought it would be good to watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTHJpm8lt0Y
Humphrey Bogart box set
I have not seen a lot of these movies, would be good to be able to watch them all at once.
Golden Goddesses: 25 Legendary Women of Classic Erotic Cinema, 1968-1985
Found on Robin Bougie’s blog (NSFW) http://bougieman.livejournal.com/ looks like a lot of interesting stories in it.
House of Psychotic Women
Also looks interesting and I would like to find out more about the movies involved.
RIP Ray Harryhausen
I will get the movies later, but for now there are some books I am interested in buying.
Ray Harryhausen: An Animated Life
Ray Harryhausen’s Fantasy Scrapbook
A Century of Stop Motion Animation