Monthly archive July, 2012
Top That!

Top That!

I’m king and they know it When I snap my fingers everybody says show it I’m hot and you’re not But if you wanna hang with me I’ll give it one shot Top that, top that You can do all that you can but you’ll never top that Top that, top that You can try...
Sleazy Video Covers #3

Sleazy Video Covers #3

The wonderful world of sleazy video covers continues with ten more additions. Find previous entries from this series here. www.matthewrevert.com www.trashcomplex.wordpress.com  
Heisei Godzilla posters

Heisei Godzilla posters

My pal Jack Douglas recently posted an image of the magical poster for Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla on my Facebook wall. This reminded me how drool-worthy Japanese posters for the Heisei (mid-80s to mid-90s) era’s Godzilla films were. When I was in Tokyo last year, my partner and I became patrons of a bar called Leo,...
Something Weird Video on DVD

Something Weird Video on DVD

When plucking out Herschell Gordon Lewis films from my collection of Something Weird Video DVDs for the last Starter Pack for the Overwhelmed, I was reminded of the staggering number of exploitation gems Something Weird have uncovered. Something Weird Video is undoubtedly the most prolific distributors of exploitation in the home video market. The Something...
Dracula Has Risen from the Grave - US poster

Dracula Has Risen from the Grave – US poster

Tied with the German poster for Frankenstein Created Woman, this US one-sheet for Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968) is first on my list of “Hammer Posters I Would Kill For”. I love everything about this poster from its minimalistic use of colour to its surprisingly cheeky sense of humour. The bracketed “(OBVIOUSLY)” and...
Mr. AIDS gets shot in the dick

Mr. AIDS gets shot in the dick

It’s always funny when someone gets shot in the dick. It’s especially funny when it’s in a Troma movie. In this clip from Lloyd Kaufman’s masterwork, Troma’s War, a victim of an AIDS-infected terrorist gets her revenge with a crossbow and a good aim.
Gomora (ゴモラ)

Gomora (ゴモラ)

NAME: Gomora (ゴモラ) FIRST APPEARS IN: The Prince of Monsters, Part 1 DESIGN FEATURES: – a triceratops-like head – a whopping great big tail – dead, soulless eyes (standard for most Ultraman monsters) SKILLS: – a taste for vengeance – destroying beloved buildings – getting aforementioned tail blown off – managing to keep the attention...
Rubbish recorded for the movies

Rubbish recorded for the movies

A small collection rubbish songs recorded for the movies. What are some of your favourites? Light of Day was a Joan Jett vehicle famous for trying to portray Michael J. Fox as a rock n’ roll badass. It didn’t work, as evidenced by the following. … As an old school Nintendo fanatic, there are very...
Tomboy (1985)

Tomboy (1985)

TOMBOY 1985, Herb Freed Based on the cover and tagline, Tomboy looks like the kind of movie your sister would have borrowed at the video store in the late 1980’s expecting a gentle romantic comedy in the vein of John Hughes and been sorely disappointed. Alternatively, a teenage boy whose disappointed sister happened to hire...
Against the Dark (2009)

Against the Dark (2009)

Mondo Exploito‘s Pierre introduced me, quite recently, to the wonderful world of Steven Seagal. I had always assumed, having never seen a Seagal film as a kid, that his films were boring and second-rate in comparison to the other musclebound stars of the 80s and 90s. I was more of a Lundgren/Van Damme/Arnie kind of...
A Nightmare on Elm Street - Ghanaian poster

A Nightmare on Elm Street – Ghanaian poster

Ah, movie posters from Ghana! I just can’t get enough of them. Here is a particularly magical addition to the Ghanaian archives, a poster for A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984). Or, as Ghana has titled it, A Nightmare! Movie: A Nightmare on Elm Street Director: Wes Craven Country of movie: USA Year of movie:...
Brian Bosworth feeds Fido

Brian Bosworth feeds Fido

Stone Cold (1991) is my favourite action film ever. It’s full of jaw-dropping stunts, Lance Henriksen, great bad one-liners, violence, general stupidity and an amazingly bloody finale. It also stars Brian Bosworth – ex-football player – a casting choice which is both the film’s biggest downfall and its greatest asset. Bosworth looks ridiculous and is...