Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Remember the days when the BBC would screen late-night classic horror double bills and cult science-fiction movie seasons on a regular basis? Well, you can recapture those halcyon days in the comfort of the Roxy Bar and Screen, one of London’s leading boutique cinema venues near London Bridge. Saturday and Sunday afternoons will never be the same again as your hosts Cyberschizoid, Filmbar70 and Dr Karen Oughton guide you through an eclectic selection of classic cult movie screenings over the next few months.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Monday, September 17, 2012
VHS RELEASE DATE: 1985
Tim Burton's Batman has the style. Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight has the gritty edge. Schumacher's Caped Crusader has...a lot of neon. But who's Batman is the best? Well, that debate can last indefinitely - but without a doubt, the most downright fun Batman has to be the Adam West series and 1966 film! Sure it's played for camp and is exceedingly over-the-top, but who can't find some humor in Batman's Shark Repellent Bat Spray.
The VHS cover alone shows the absolute absurdity of it all - and in what other film will you ever find Batman and Robin taking on not one - but four of their biggest foes: Joker, Penguin, Riddler, and Catwoman!
Friday, September 14, 2012
This 1975 issue of Marvel Team-Up would have Spider-Man in one of his most unlikely team-ups of all...with the Frankenstein Monster! Despite the unusual pairing, it's a very solid issue - made all the better by an appearance of Spidey's hairiest of foes, Man-Wolf!
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Launching off the success of the popular Spider-Man Animated Series, the initial line of Toy Biz's action figures were released in 1994. The original line-up consisted of a few different Spider-Man variations, along with the Scorpion, Rhino, Green Goblin, Shocker, Kingpin, Venom, Hobgoblin, Lizard, and Smythe.
Monday, September 10, 2012
VHS RELEASE DATE: 1985
This videocassette is impressive for three reasons: 1) it features two episodes of the 1966 Captain America cartoon, The Origin of the Red Skull and The Red Skull Lives (not available on DVD) 2) it includes an episode of the 1981 Spider-Man cartoon, Arsenic and Aunt May (also not yet on DVD), and 3) the wonderfully over-sized clamshell case is a sight to behold.
The Red Skull's stats on the VHS's back cover are also a nice little added touch.
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Back in 1979 the Warren Publishing Company offered coffin-shaped necklaces filled with Romanian soil from Castle Dracula. For the sum of $17.95 (in late '70s dollars, mind you) you could have a small amount of dirt. Perhaps the most curious thing about this novelty necklace is if the soil really came from Transylvania or not.
Friday, September 7, 2012
Iron Fist #14 (August 1977) featured the first appearance of Sabretooth. Though the character was later depicted as being a mutant, issue #14 of Iron Fist introduced the villain as a mere serial killer. Sabretooth would go on to become the arch-nemesis of Wolverine (who, ironically, first appeared in The Incredible Hulk #180 in '74).
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
This resin model kit is based on the true form of Asmodeus - a winged bat-like demon from the 1970 film Equinox.
Fans of The Evil Dead (1981) are recommended to check out Equinox. The similarities between these two fantastic films are truly remarkable (if not coincidental?).