Monthly Archives: May 2013

The “to buy” list

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)
http://www.yesasia.com/us/the-aimed-school-dvd-hong-kong-version/1004920695-0-0-0-en/info.html

Girl of Time DVD
http://www.yesasia.com/global/girl-of-time-hong-kong-version/1004487533-0-0-0-en/info.html?gclid=COSFmOuPn7cCFQIVpQodxnoApA

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
http://www.amazon.com/Sci-Fi-Invasion-50-Movie-Set/dp/B004ZJ9VXY

Yes, I did watch this recently
http://redlettermedia.com/best-of-the-worst-the-vindicator-cyber-tracker-robot-jox-and-r-o-t-o-r/

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.

Buddha’s Palm
http://www.yesasia.com/us/1002784557-0-0-0-en/info.html

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)
http://www.yesasia.com/global/five-element-ninjas-1982-dvd-hong-kong-version/1005075870-0-0-0-en/info.html

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
http://www.amazon.com/75-Years-DC-Comics-Mythmaking/dp/383651981X

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?
http://www.jbhifionline.com.au/dvd/dvd-genres/comedy/what-did-you-do-in-the-war-daddy/420850

Saw this being talked about on Trailers from Hell and thought it looked interesting.

Gameboy with LSDJ/C64 with MSSIAH
http://www.littlesounddj.com/lsd/
http://www.8bitventures.com/mssiah/

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.

Super Inframan
http://www.yesasia.com/global/the-super-inframan/1002914976-0-0-0-en/info.html

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
http://www.amazon.com/The-Wayward-Cloud-Lee-Kang-Sheng/dp/B001725YZG

Wooooooo, boy! The watermelon scene was removed from Youtube, boo!

Trailer (NSFW)
http://www.cinenews.be/Movies.Detail.Trailer.cfm?MoviesID=3263&TrailerID=9091&lang=en

Boxer’s Omen
http://www.yesasia.com/us/1023219979-0-0-0-en/info.html

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
http://www.yesasia.com/us/1023213839-0-0-0-en/info.html

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
http://www.everythingisterrible.bigcartel.com/

I have been enjoying watching the remixes on their site since late last year.

Looney Tunes Golden Collection 1-6
http://www.amazon.com/Looney-Tunes-Golden-Collection-1-6/dp/B005NFJAQC

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.

Kurosawa Box Set
http://www.amazon.com/AK-100-Kurosawa-Criterion-Collection/dp/B002NOZUEW

Out of print now, boo! Might have to get the films individually.

Emperor of the North
http://www.amazon.com/Emperor-North-Lee-Marvin/dp/B000EXDSCU

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
http://www.oldies.com/product-view/8369FD.html

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
http://goldengoddessesbook.blogspot.com.au/

Found on Robin Bougie’s blog (NSFW) http://bougieman.livejournal.com/ looks like a lot of interesting stories in it.

House of Psychotic Women
http://www.fabpress.com/vsearch.php?CO=FAB130

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
http://www.amazon.com/Ray-Harryhausen-An-Animated-Life/dp/0823084027/

Ray Harryhausen’s Fantasy Scrapbook
http://www.amazon.com/Ray-Harryhausens-Fantasy-Scrapbook-Filmmaking/dp/1845135571/

A Century of Stop Motion Animation
http://www.amazon.com/Century-Stop-Motion-Animation-Melies-Aardman/dp/0823099806/

Brain Pulse Music

Thanks to Drag City for including this in their weekly newsletter, looks pretty neat:

http://www.dragcity.com/products/brain-pulse-music-machine

There is a CD http://www.dragcity.com/products/brain-pulse-music

And also a demonstration of the machine http://www.dragcity.com/artists/masaki-batoh/videos/111

I always enjoy reading the stuff from their newsletter and often send the links out to friends on Facebook including local label managers and people who I think would have a specific interest in the subject.

 

 

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