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10 Most Anticipated San Diego Comic-Con 2018 Panels

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San Diego Comic-Con is now one week away and the buzz is already mounting as to what sort of announcements, trailers, and so on we will be seeing in all forms of media. Having poured over the panel listings, I thought I would chime in with what I am personally excited to hear about and or hopefully see online as I will not be attending myself. Of course, there is some speculation involved here on my part, but that goes without saying. Anyway, on with the list! Continue reading

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July 11, 2018 Posted by | News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gravity Falls: The Complete Series- Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Review

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“Gravity Falls” is a quirky animated series. Continue reading

July 9, 2018 Posted by | Blu-Ray review | , , , , | Leave a comment

Wild At Heart Blu-ray Review

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“Wild At Heart” is lesser David Lynch. Continue reading

May 3, 2018 Posted by | Blu-Ray review | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Season 11 Blu-ray Review

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“Mystery Science Theater 3000” is back AND Shout Factory has released a full season set? Huzzah! Continue reading

April 16, 2018 Posted by | Blu-Ray review | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

10 Most Anticipated San Diego Comic Con 2017 Panels

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Now that the full schedule has been released, it’s time to start hypothesizing about what we will see from San Diego Comic Con this year. While I won’t be attending the Con myself, I will (as per usual) be monitoring all of the news from geek mecha with bated breath. Below I have listed my personal list of the most anticipated panels. Obviously, there are other panels I will be keeping my eye on, but these 10 are the ones that I am most looking forward to reading and or hearing about. On with the list! Continue reading

July 9, 2017 Posted by | News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Complete Cinematic Titanic Collection Is Coming To DVD!

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I don’t often post news about upcoming releases, but this was too cool to ignore. Everyone’s favorite label Shout! Factory has announced they are releasing all 12 Cinematic Titanic DVD releases in a DVD box set August 8, 2017. For those that aren’t in the known, Cinematic Titanic was an independently made movie riffing series that featured former “Mystery Science Theater 3000” cast members Joel Hodgson, Frank Conniff, Mary Jo Pehl, J. Elvis Weinstein and Trace Beaulieu. The set contains the studio recorded episodes “The Oozing Skull,” “The Doomsday Machine,” “The Wasp Woman,” “Legacy of Blood,” “Santa Claus Conquers The Martians,” “Frankenstein’s Castle Of Freaks,” and “Blood of the Vampires” and the live show recordings of “East Meets Watts,” “The Alien Factor,” “Danger On Tiki Island,” “War of the Insects,” and “Rattlers.” Not only have some of these releases been out of print, but this will be the first time all 12 releases have been collected together. The set will include 2 new extras titled “Between The Riffs” and “A Look Back With J. Elvis Weinstein.” Unfortunately, the 3 unreleased live shows are nowhere to be found on this set, but maybe they will get a release down the line?

May 12, 2017 Posted by | News | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Marx Brothers TV Collection DVD Review

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“The Marx Brothers TV Collection” offers up plenty of hilarious rarities. Continue reading

August 26, 2014 Posted by | DVD review | , , , , | Leave a comment

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Volume XXIV DVD Review

Episode-wise, this 24th collection of MST3K is one of the lesser ones.

Part of this may be because, at this point, a lot of the greatest episodes have already shown up in previous boxed sets. Another problem may be that, as a longtime fan of the series, I’d much-rather start collecting sets of entire seasons as opposed to four randomly-assembled episodes, especially since what constitutes a ‘good’ or ‘bad’ episode is so highly subjective.

But without trying to sound too jingoistic, the main reason Volume 24 isn’t as strong is because all four episodes in the collection skewer low budget foreign films (two from Japan, one from Russia, one from Italy). I do not have anything against low budget foreign films per se, but most of them don’t really need the MST3K treatment. Most are funny enough on their own. I always thought, as an American series, MST3K was at its best when attacking movies born from the same culture as its primary audience. Maybe it’s just me, but the MST3K episodes covering foreign films are never as fun.

That being said, this set isn’t without its merits. As usual, there are some funny quips and comments throughout each episode (though fewer and further between). What ultimately makes Volume 24 worth checking out, however, are the bonus features. Included are two shorts, one of which, A Date With Your Family, is arguably the best MST3K short they’ve ever done (and one I’d been longing to have in my DVD collection). For those of you who miss TV’s Frank, an update on his life is included, as well as a feature on Sandy Frank (the guy responsible for importing Fugitive Alien and Fugitive Alien 2, the two Japanese features).

In addition, the Shout! Factory sets are packaged with more creativity and care than the ones Rhino released. I still think all of the MST3K sets are needlessly spread-out over four discs, but at least we get some fun original artwork in the form of faux posters featuring Crow and Tom Servo.

Die hard fans will likely enjoy this set, but I have to think most of them, at this point, would prefer it if Shout! Factory went back to the beginning and started trucking-out full season boxed sets, which would allow Misties to revisit old episodes on their own terms.

Extras include 4 mini posters, 3 MST Hour Wraps, an interview with Sandy Frank, an intro to “Fugitive Alien” by August Rangone, a “Samson Vs. The Vampire Women” TV spot, a featurette titled “Lucha Gringo: K Gordon Murray Meets Santo” and an interview with Frank Conniff in “Life After MST3K: Frank Conniff.”

August 9, 2012 Posted by | DVD review | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mystery Science Theater 3000: Girl In Gold Boots and The Wild World Of Batwoman DVD Reviews

 

“Girl In Gold Boots” is an underrated Sci-Fi era episode.

“The Wild World Of Batwoman” has its fair share of laughs, but the movie itself is hard to endure. Continue reading

April 11, 2012 Posted by | DVD review | , , , | 2 Comments

Police Woman Season 2 DVD Review

Are there really that many people pining for season sets of a show like “Police Woman“?

Sure, Angie Dickenson was hot. Okay, really hot, as displayed in this season two set in a retro sort of way. In addition, her sense of smarts portrayed in this horribly-dated 70’s relic does rank it above the T&A jiggle of later TV dreck like “Charlie’s Angels,” which wouldn’t have existed without this show coming first.

Still, this program is far from classic, and the individual episodes suffer from rote writing and direction. Despite her obvious visual assets, sexy Dickenson alone isn’t enough to lift this potboiler-of-a-program beyond mere nostalgic value to those who may have pined for her before she floored everyone in “Dressed to Kill.”

“Police Woman” is simply further evidence that nearly all of the cop shows that were popular in the 70s have not aged well. Some became retro-cool on cable, or through theatrical remakes, but so far, this isn’t one of them. If you have fond memories of this show, it’s probably because you haven’t sat and actually watched an episode in 30 years.

February 17, 2012 Posted by | DVD review | , , , , , | Leave a comment