Thursday, December 30, 2010

Latest Acquisitions

Here are some of the goodies I picked up over the Christmas period. I trust you all had a wonderful Christmas and will be seeing the New Year in in style!

I have also taken some time to re-photograph a number of my limited edition sets, so I look forward to updating those in the new year!

As for recent viewings, I have seen quite a number of films over the last few days, I have not really been inspired to write about any of them, but I have also had little time to. I am hoping that after the first few days of the new year things will have settled a bit and I can get back on the horse and try again!

I hope you have all enjoyed 2010 and are looking forward to the great things 2011 will have to offer!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Inception UK Limited Edition

It would seem Blu-ray special and limited editions are starting to pick up a bit, which is good.

Here is the UK release of Inception in a nice little limited edition featuring 3 discs (2 Blu-ray's and a DVD), in a lenticular cover housed inside a metal case that also features a booklet and an Inception Spinning Top

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Ghibli Art Books - Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

Well, it has been a while since I added a Studio Ghibli Art Book to the collection, but what better way to make a comeback than with the Watercolor Impressions of Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind. Taking its place as the fifth addition to the collection!. The book is translated into English and features some great concept sketches and images, as well as character artwork, artist comments, interviews and technical details. It does differ slightly from the other books, as it is a bit larger and features a dust cover over the "normal" hard back cover.

The Ghibli Art Books are being released by Anime & Manga distributor Madman here in Australia and so far they have released Ponyo, Howl's Moving Castle, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Spirited Away, Porco Rosso, Kiki's Delivery Service and of course My Neighbor Totoro. The books are retailing for around $53.95 each and with the exception of Ponyo are all hard cover.

The books are an essential buy for fans of Studio Ghibli films. They offer a rare opportunity to learn more about the people and the creative process behind some of the most influential and fascinating animated films of the last decade! I will be adding a page for each book as I get them!

You can find details on the 4 other Ghibli Art Books books I own here: Howl's Moving Castle, Spirited Away, Porco Rosso & My Neighbor Totoro

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Episode 62 - Vampires

Can you believe it has taken us 62 episodes to do a show on Vampires!??!?! Well, now that we have moved to our new 2 hour time slot on Sundays at 10pm, we decided to dedicate our new show to those creatures of the night! Of course there is talk of Dracula as well as more recent vampire incarnations (although the sparkly kind were banned, they did get a slight mention).. anyhow, enjoy the show:

You can find us on Facebook, listen to us live at Edge Radio on Sundays at 10pm (AEST) or listen to all past episodes at B Grade Online.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Eat My Shorts: Cupcake - A Zombie Lesbian Musical (2009)

Cupcake - A Zombie Lesbian Musical (2009)
Directed by: Rebecca Thomson
Starring: Anna Kidd and Rose Mastroianni
Running Time: 17 Minutes
Country: Australia

Last night I had the pleasure of attending the Tasmanian premiere of Raw Nerve, a national production initiative to provide new filmmakers the opportunity to get their short films into production. I was invited by Rebecca Thomson who was premiering her new film Slashed. Matt and I had previously interviewed Rebecca on our radio show regrading the release of her film Cupcake. Arriving home after the screening last night (and an awesome screening it was too), I went to read my review of Cupcake, only to find I had not written one. So let me take this opportunity to do so.

A Zombie plague is sweeping the Nation, but for two neighbors in a quiet suburban street, Zombies are the least of their troubles. Next door, a pair of lesbians have moved in, and whilst the flesh eating living dead may be troublesome it certainly isn't as bad as the lesbians public displays of affection. Of course it doesn't take long for that affection to become infection, when one of the lesbians is attacked and bitten by the local postie!

Cupcake is a great addition to Aussie genre shorts, and whilst Zombies aren't new to audiences, I dare say few of you have seen them singing in a chorus line!! The production values are high, given the low budget, the acting is good with some solid performances by the leading ladies, and the music is spot on! The original songs written for the film are great, although may not be suitable to be sung in public (see the video below). With Cupcake and now her new film Slashed, I truly believe Rebecca is a talent worth keeping your eyes on!!

Cupcake is sure to have something for everyone, be it your enjoyment of flesh eating zombies or maybe some hot lesbian action... it's all there for the taking and all very entertaining!

You can pick up a copy of Cupcake on DVD from the official website and I highly recommend you do, but to get a little taste of what to expect, enjoy this musical number from the film!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Episode 61 - Sexploitation

Another week down, boy things always get busier during this time of year. I must say I am not really a big fan of the whole Xmas thingy....

Anyhow, here is the latest episode of How B Grade Movies Saved or Ruined My Life. I am a bit surprised it took us 61 episodes before discussing this topic, even more surprised that it was me who raised it! The challenges for the week were Isla: She Wolf of the S.S for me and Frivolous Lola for Matthew.

This show also marked the final 6pm time slot on Edge Radio, from this coming Sunday we will now air at 10pm until 12pm affording us an extra hour!

You can find us on Facebook, listen to us live at Edge Radio on Sundays at 10pm (AEST) or listen to all past episodes at B Grade Online.