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This is the funniest western I have ever seen. A friend of mine (Hello Kalle!) gave me a DVD of “A Million Ways To Die In The West” and we watched it today. I have to say that the punchlines line up with a brutal pace, and you can sense that the inspiration is partially drawn from Monty Python and Mel Brooks. The cast (Liam Neeson, Seth MacFarlane and Charlize Theron can be seen on the DVD cover, but there are plenty more talent in this one) is brilliant. The jokes are often visual, some quite brutal. But you have to laugh at the craziness of it all. Charlize Theron is fantastic as a gunslinger in this one, somebody needs to give her a chance to repeat the role, perhaps in a more traditional western. All in all, you will be entertained.

Watch trailer here.

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Managed to secure a copy of the rare Wembley 2016 box by Babymetal, issued to the members of the Fan Club called The One that year. These boxes are awesome in every way, you do get value for money. And they will only get ever more expensive on the second hand market (like eBay).

What you get is the April 2 2016 concert at the Wembley SSE Arena in London on two CDs and the Blu-ray from said concert. Now the CD is out in Europe, but the Blu-ray/DVD is not (although I do own it). What really makes this box super exclusive is the amazing photo book with fantastic shots from this gig (most of them by Dana “Distortion” Yavin).

Needless to say, this is pure gold. It was a spectacular show and Dana captured the very essence of what they are on this night. The magic of classic Babymetal in full flight. I hope Dana publish a Babymetal photo book of her own some day. She was there as early as 2014 when Babymetal performed at the Budokan in Tokyo, and later on Stateside and elsewhere (Paris etc etc).

Absolutely superb.

(Thank you Kalle for helping me secure this gem)

Project Blue Book

Posted: December 25, 2018 in General, TV & Movies

I predict that the upcoming tv-series Project Blue Book will be a massive success. It premieres on the History Channel on January 8.

See trailer here.

True Grit

Posted: December 20, 2018 in General, TV & Movies

Watched the Norwegian WWII movie “Den 12:e mannen” (“The 12th Man”) on DVD the other day. Based on a true story, it tells the tale about the sole survivor of a Norwegian Commando team on his efforts to reach the Swedish border (and safety). This took months and the Germans tried hard to get him. I recall seeing a documentary about this many years ago. Amazing story, great film. In a sane world, this film would be rewarded with an Oscar or two.

Watch trailer with subtitles in english here.

Managed to secure a copy of the ultra rare Babymetal (Fan Club/The One) six Blu-ray box “The Fox Festivals In Japan 2017” on eBay. Six shows in all. I had a lot to do this weekend so I have only seen the first concert as yet, but man was it great! Spectacular show. Five to go.

I guess Christmas came early this year.

(Thank you Kalle for your help securing this treasure)

1968

Posted: December 14, 2018 in Cool stuff, General, Music (general), TV & Movies

Elvis return to the stage in 1968 was a huge moment in his career and they have just released this five CD/two Blu-ray box with pretty much everything that has survived in the archives.

Nice.

Vikings Rock

Posted: December 5, 2018 in Classic Rock, Cool stuff, General, TV & Movies

Swedish Viking rockers Amon Amarth celebrate their 25th Anniversary with a full blown documentary (and live release) called “The Pursuit Of Vikings – 25 Years In The Eye Of The Storm”. These guys have worked very hard to be where they are now. I am proud of them.

Visit the official site here.