Archive for January, 2015

Movie gold

Posted: January 31, 2015 in Cool stuff, TV & Movies

KHshot

I thought that it would be good fun to showcase some of the lobby cards and/or publicity shots from classic films that I have in the old collection and I´ll start with this image from the 1970 epic “Kelly´s Heroes”. Seen here is Clint Eastwood (Kelly) and legendary comedian Don Rickles (Crapgame). This is one of those films that you just can´t improve, where the hell could you ever find a cast to beat this lot (the movie is full of characters)…

Come to think of it, I feel a sudden urge to see this again, soon…

Nice Corsair cover

Posted: January 30, 2015 in Hobby, Magazines

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Tamiya Model Magazine 231 sports a nice painting of a F4U-1A Corsair on the cover, basically the cover art of the recently released 1/32 kit. It´s the second Corsair kit from Tamiya to have surfaced lately so fans of this aircraft should take note. Reminds me of the 70´s tv-show about the Black Sheep Squadron.

Looks like a good model to have a crack at some day.

Commando 4779-4782

Posted: January 29, 2015 in Commando - New issues

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Commando 4779-4782 is out today in the UK. See categories for a good deal should you want to subscribe.

Italeri highlights St. Nazaire raid

Posted: January 28, 2015 in Hobby

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Italeri has released a rather nice set with a Vosper MTB 74, with a box that highlights the fact that these played a part in the now legendary raid of the St. Nazaire port in 1942. Actually, this extraordinary tale was all but forgotten until Jeremy Clarkson (of Top Gear fame) did a great documentary about the raid for the BBC a few years ago. Cred.

Very nice cover art as well.

Buck Danny lives

Posted: January 28, 2015 in Comics

Buckdanny

Bought “Night Of The Serpent” a while back and read it yesterday. Published by Cinebook in the UK back in 2009, it´s the first Buck Danny title that I´ve read in recent times. Actually, this is book 49 in the original series. Buck Danny was created in 1947 by Jean Michel Charlier and Victor Hubinon (a French Belgian team) and they produced 40 albums between 1947 and 1979. These days the title is created by Francis Bergése. I can see that there has been a few albums since this one, and I´ll certainly order these. I´ve also spotted German editions that goes back to the very beginning (WW II adventures in the Pacific) and I´ll certainly get the first book to see what it was like back in the early days (stay tuned). I read a few Buck Danny books here in Sweden in the 70´s, but I guess they never really catched on over here. Sad.

I like the fact that Buck Danny is still around.

More Swedish film history

Posted: January 28, 2015 in Books, TV & Movies

Sensationsfilm

I discovered this book quite recently, “Svensk Sensationsfilm” (Tamara Press, 2003) by author Daniel Dellamorte. This is obviously a Swedish title, and possibly the first to take a look at the good old days (in this case 1951-1993) of Swedish Film making history, the juicy stuff. Most of this history is forgotten now, television will simply not air 99% of these films. That´s rather sad, because the young will never know what Sweden was really like back in the day. This used to be a fun place, now we´ve been hassled by political correctness for two decades and things look decidely bleak if you ask me.

Some of this material is released on DVD now though, very low key.

Nightwish – new chapter

Posted: January 28, 2015 in Classic Rock

Nightwish_endless

The new Nightwish has a new album out called “Endless Forms Most Beautiful” in late March, the first studio record that will feature singer Floor Jansen. Now this is a band that will constantly surprise you, and when they recently announced that renowned scientist Richard Dawkins is going to be featured on this album, they certainly proved the point yet again.

Can´t wait, this will be a big one.