Sunday, February 12, 2012
300th Post, A Blog Re-design And Shopping
This is my 300th post in around 15 months or so, some have been long, some short but overall I'm surprised by my productivity as I am essentially pretty lazy. I originally started blogging as a distraction from a few problems I was going through, I am now in a position to say those problems are behind me and I can move on. Where does that leave the blog? I've really enjoyed the time I've been posting and have made many friends, so I have no plans to quit anytime soon, I can't guarantee the posting rate won't drop though! I'd like to take a second just to thank everyone who visits and comments and especially all those who have supported me throughout the life of the blog.
For the 300th post I decided a while ago a site redesign was in order to go along with the new domain name, and after plenty of playing around with the design page, this is what I settled on, not that much of a difference really. Please let me know what you think, any feedback will be gratefully accepted.
So, as well as those awesome Japanese posters I've been posting about, I decided to use the cash I got from my birthday to treat myself to a few dvds and blu rays that I wouldn't have otherwise bought due to my self imposed ban, I think I did okay!
Attack The Block, watched this blu ray earlier in the week and I enjoyed the movie even more second time round, the blu is really solid too.
Carlos The Jackal, Oliver Assayas' mini series and condensed movie version of the Carlos story in one collection. This had great reviews, so I'm expecting good things here.
Neil Marshall's Centurion, I'm a huge fan of Marshall's output (yes even his Escape From New York rip off Doomsday) and thought Centurion was a great deal of fun. Another (admittedly minor) step on the road to stardom for Michael Fassbender.
Some Bronson magic, picked this up for Death Wish 3 but I enjoyed 4 in it's own trashy way too.
Gary Sherman's Wanted : Dead or Alive, a real favourite of mine from the mid 80's. Great performances from Rutger Hauer and Gene Simmons along with some great lines and violence.
Last but certainly not least for this post, Blue Underground's excellent blu ray of Lucio Fulci's splatter classic Zombie. You'll never believe how eye poppingly great this film could look!
More to come soon.