Environmental horror. Clean up the planet, or face.....Slithis!
cinemacapman posted this fine Slithis Survival Kit.Poster courtesy of Wrong Side of the Art.
"But, what would cause such a change?"
"Why, the radioactivity, my dear."
Thanks to Sean for passing along this time traveltastic short film.
"Ollie Klublershturf vs. The Nazis is directed by Skot Bright and written by Damon Lindelof (Lost). The film stars Chris Hemsworth, George Segal, Lainie Kazan, Norman Reedus, Rachel Nichols, Samm Levine, and Zach Mills and is an off-the-wall comedy set around the dinner table."
Musique Machine published an interview they conducted with Masami Akita about Merzbient, the other day. The writer mistakenly calls the project "Merzbeint," but it is a fine interview, nonetheless.
m[m]Please tell us a bit about what has been done with the sets recording when they were transferred from tape to compact disc? Have the been remastered or cleared up in anyway or edited?
Masami All the tracks were original on 2 -4 track cassette tape. so, all material was remixed volume and EQ of each channels. Next I dubbed it to CD and then used audio editing software on the computer and cleared up and re-edited, but there was no overdubbed or effects added. The materials is very close to the master recordings, because I wanted to keep the essence of the original recordings much as possible
m[m]Please give us a full list of what you used to create the tracks on the whole of the Merzbeint release?
Masami Various scrap metals, various metals/ tin box with piano wires, various percussion by small objects, paper, stone, woods, kitchen objects etc.
contact mics, audio mixer, motor, electric fan, gas stove, guitar, violin, thermin, various effects. etc. but no synthesizer.
HERE is the rest of the interview.
I haven't heard the whole set. I wouldn't absolutely chalk the work I have heard up as ambient, but it is smoother, much smoother, than other 1980's Merzbow recordings.
Masami Akita also stated in the interview that a 15 LP Merzient set would be released soon, with additional material.
A lot of old Merzbow fans grumbled when Merzbow moved away from the contact microphone and turned to the laptop computer for creating noise. Cool to hear some old, new analog recordings from the noise god.
HERE is the Soleilmoon site listing for Merzbow. Scroll down a bit to find Merzbient.
Here is the Merzbient cover and a sample of the project.
(top photo by Rene Passet.)
Marvel is now owned by Disney, you would think they could get a statue of their own created, rather than going to another comic book publisher. Very strange.
Spidey is 5 1/2" tall and limited to 2,000 numbered pieces. He shall be packaged in his own tin box, with a pin-back button and character booklet.
I love the awkward pose and how the costume is slightly baggy on Spidey's skinny legs.
HERE is the Dark Horse page for pre-ordering and more information on Spidey statueized.
The edition is limited to 50 prints and measures 97 cm x 76.5 cm. The bone-age is £200.00 and the print is signed and numbered.
Check out The Ousiders for more information.
10 colors? I bet this thing looks bonita in person.
Projectionists dimming projector bulb wattage in order to extend the life of the bulb is one issue. However, much of the problem of late, stems from projectionists refusing to change out 3-D projector lenses when not projecting a 3-D film. This results in a dark, muddy 2-D picture. The process of changing the lens is long, and sometimes complicated. So, many projectionists simply don't bother.
I was pleasantly surprised to read that less than half of Pirates of Carribean's opening weekend gross came from 3-D showings. The darker image projected for 3-D films is sort of a buzz right now. If it grows, this could be the beginning of the end for this go around of the 3-D trend.
At the end of Ebert's article, he quotes from Matthew Humpries at Geek.com :
What can you personally do to be sure you see an ideal picture?
• The title of the movie listed by the theater will have a "D" after it if it is being shown on a digital projector
• If you are in a D movie, look at the projector window when seated. If you see two stacked beams of light it is a Sony projector with the 3D lens still on.
• A single beam of light means no 3D lens, or a different make of projector that doesn't have the issue
• If you see the two beams, then get up and go complain. You paid good money to see the movie, so make a fuss until they either give you back that money or remove the lens. Seeing as that's an involved and time-consuming process, expect a refund.
Thanks to Rain for sending this info along. The information comes from plantea.com.
The "Price Look Up number" or PLU code has some very interesting information in it. Here's the secret code:
For conventionally grown fruit, (grown with chemicals inputs), the PLU code on the sticker consists of four numbers. Organically grown fruit has a five-numeral PLU prefaced by the number 9. Genetically engineered (GM) fruit has a five-numeral PLU prefaced by the number 8. For example,
A conventionally grown banana would be: 4011
An organic banana would be: 94011
A genetically engineered (GE or GMO) banana would be: 84011
Since the FDA doesn't require labelling of modified fruit, it's pretty cool that consumers who care about this kind of stuff, can decide for themselves what to put in their pie hole.
(photo by Doug88888)
Poster courtesy of Wrong Side of the Art.
I don't know much about this film. Wrong Side of the Art has a handful of great posters for the film HERE.
IMDB doesn't have much either. It does say that the budget for the film was $13,000, so there's a high chance that it RULES.
HERE is the official website for the film as well. Obviously, I'm not endorsing the film or anything, as I haven't seen it. However, if you know more about it, let me know.
I had to watch the trailer with no sound. It's pretty R-Rated so clear the room before watching. The trailer had me at horse head.
It's a funny read. Much more thoughtful and open than most Crumb interviews.
I couldn't agree more with his take on Bob Dylan:
"It used to irritate me in the mid-sixties when he was worshiped like a god. I thought that was really annoying. I thought his schtick with his whiney voice was really irritating."
Watched this last night and was surprised how good it was. I'm sure it was straight to video so technically, the image is not a poster, but a video cover.
Naomi Watts is in the film and many of the murder effects are pretty darn good.
IMDB's Trivia section for the film says: "A deleted scene features Jane and Rosa Nock telling Grace (Naomi Watts) and Donald (Brent Jennings) how the children called Josiah by a different name: 'He Who Walks Behind The Rows'."
This would have been rather interesting and cool.
I've got four more films to finish the series. After the horribleness that was part 3, I wasn't sure I could do it, but part 4 has given me a second wind.
"She had a face only a mummy could love."
Great movie. One of my favorite Hammer films. Horrible makeup job on the title character, though.
Poster courtesy of Wrong Side of the Art.
The trailer is a bit dark and quiet. Please forgive it and see the film. Don't be prejudiced against the dark and quiet trailers of the world.