Archive for the ‘TV & Movies’ Category

Tarzan On Film

Posted: April 26, 2017 in Books, Cool stuff, General, TV & Movies

TarzanOnFilm

Added Scott Tracy Griffin´s “Tarzan On Film” (Titan Books, 2016) to the old collection. Hardback, big format, 224 pages. I grew up with the old films on television and the comics. Good to see that the character is still part of our Zeitgeist.

I love this book.

FAQ_marchapril17

Nice Scarlett Johansson cover. I have seen many magazine covers for the “Ghost In The Shell” film that is showing in theaters right now. This is German publication FAQ (March/April 2017).

I will buy this one on DVD.

Hail, Hollywood!

Posted: April 24, 2017 in Cool stuff, General, TV & Movies

Hailcaesar

Watched the 2016 film “Hail, Caesar!” tonight, and what a terrific love letter to 1950s Hollywood this is. Great cast, how can you go wrong with Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, Ralph Fiennes etc. Big Hollywood star (Clooney) is kidnapped by Communists (writers, naturally). Big Hollywood star # 2 (Johansson) is pregnant and unmarried. Hollywood Studio Fixer Mannix (Brolin) has his work cut out for him, and then some. Fantastic film, everything is spot on. The Cohen Brothers knows their stuff.

View trailer here.

Babymetalbudokan

Got to love this. The Babymetal “The One” editions are incredible. Issued ahead of the official release date of any product to fan club members, and on the day of official release for the rest of the world (meaning Japan, but you could buy these on import if you sell a kidney), fans can really score some beautiful collectables. Seen here (from two angles) is the “Live At Budokan” edition of “The One”, the Budo Can (!), loaded with goodies. This is just stunningly beautiful. For a collector, Babymetal pretty much rules.

View unboxing video of this edition here. View official trailer for the Budokan releases here.

GoodTimesKult_2_17

This looks like a good read. German publication Good Times Kult! (issue) 2 2017. I love nostalgia publications and this one is probably excellent (same publisher as the Good Times magazine obviously, and that one is awesome).

Nice cover.

Babymetal_IjimeDameZettai

Here is a bit of history. In January 2013, a very young Babymetal released its first single in Japan on a major label, titled “Ijime, Dame, Zettai” (“No More Bullying”). It sold 19,000 copies in the first week alone and crashed in at the official charts at a very respectable # 6. The label released it in four versions, with each girl getting one of their own covers as well. Recently, all four has reemerged again, so you should be able to buy these on import if you move fast. An original copy of any of these is probably quite expensive by now. The second single “Megitsune” was released in June.

A very funny tv-appearance has survived and you can see how happy the girls are when they get to present the single in front of the camera. View it here.

Babymetal_BudokanRedNight

I was just told by Ginza in Sweden that Babymetal´s European “Live At Budokan – Red Night” CD/DVD has sold out. I had ordered a further four copies but they could only send three. This means that you need to move fast in order to secure a copy of this incredible release. Numbered edition of 10,000.

Now you know.