Wednesday, June 27, 2007

"Transformers" review will be READY TO ROLL OUT this Saturday; check out Cinema Suicide!

Hey b-movie fans, I have not abandoned ye... err uh... thee?

After my late stay at work last night, I got home and watched "Transformers: The Movie," took my notes, AND went through nearly all of the 2-disc set's special features. I'm sort of stuck on what rating I'll be giving this animated adventure, but I can assure you that I really enjoyed it and plan on giving it an exceptionally high rating. (It's fluxuating between 3 1/2 rads and 5 rads! Perhaps I'll have to watch it again to make up my mind... hmm....) This review will be completed and posted on Saturday to go along with Andrew Borntreger's review of the film. Stay tuned for that!

Also, before you go off and do something constructive with your afternoon, be sure to pay CINEMA SUICIDE a visit and check out Bryan White's excellent reviews for various "B" and cult films! Keep up the awesome work man!

That's it Vault fans! Check back again at the end of the week for that new review and.... KEEP FIGHTING THE GOOD FIGHT FOR B-MOVIE LOVERS EVERYWHERE! HUZZAH!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

A bit of Mega-Roundtable news; Vault news; other stuff.

First off, I have to proudly proclaim/exclaim that Chad Plambeck of 3-B Theater is now amongst the legions of webmasters involved in July's B-MOVIE BEACH PARTY! (And for the record, Chad will be writing about Joe Dante's "Piranha!") That brings our merry band to TWENTY-TWO!

In Vault news, I'm pushing "The Host" back into the Han River in order to tackle "Transformers: The Movie" for the June 30th "Reviewers in Disguise" team-up with Andrew "Badmovies.Org" Borntreger.

Lastly, fellow movie scribe Nathan Decker now has his own web domain for his site, Million Monkey Theater. You can visit his site at and read his movie reviews and check out his "Carnage Meters." Good stuff!

That's all I've got for you tonight gang, but for more important news (i.e. Movie and DVD news) please visit the It Came from the Vault Forums!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

P-A-R-T-WHY?! Because I gotta!

So yesterday, I was invited to a party by one of the girls (Jessica Romano) that works with me at Rob's Market (the extremely well-kept grocery market in the Mountain View Plaza in Hallstead, PA). While I wasn't big on hanging out with everyone I work with, I ended up going with my buddy Chris to "make an appearance." While the visit started with some trepidation, I went into full party mode as soon as I got there. I mingled with everyone, jumped on Jessica's trampoline, played volleyball, shot some hoops, hosed down a few folks with a garden hose when they were least expecting it, swam in the pool (where many chicken fights were had), and just got plain ole blitzed on Coors and Michelob light (plus I played "flip-cup" and found out that I'm pretty good at the game!). It was an amazingly fun time, and it was good to cut loose because I rarely get the chance. (I can count the number of times I've gotten drunk on one hand. Sad but true.)

So today there's not really an aftermath. I didn't fall off the trampoline and break a bone, I didn't have a hangover (though one started to creep up on me when I got home last night), but damn my shoulders are sore as hell from picking people up and throwing them in the pool, and from carrying around guys and gals alike during chicken fights.

Well, with all the partying out of my system its back to the grindstone, as I'll be heading to work in a bit. The end of the month is approaching very rapidly, so I need to get my butt in gear and start on my next TWO new reviews for "The Host" and "Transformers: The Movie."

So, have a good afternoon, good evening, and good night b-movie fans! I'll blog ya later!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

"The Host" is coming....

I'm planning on sitting down tonight (after I finish budgeting my cash for this week and get my DVD Shop updated) and watching "The Host" and taking my notes. I would have done this sooner, but three things stopped me from enjoying this wonderful monster movie: My girlfriend, who stayed up here the past few nights; my best friend Chris, who wanted to hang out and watch some crazy movies (for the record, we attempted to watch "Slugs," "Freaked," and "Way of the Gun" but Chris kept falling asleep during each one of them! DOH!); Warcraft III, possibly one of the greatest RTS games I've ever played! It combines all the best parts of Warcraft and Starcraft and is very interesting and challenging. (Currently I'm stuck on a chapter in the Undead Scourge scenario in which I have to fight off human troops for a half hour until a demon lord is resurrected. I tried it twice and lost both times, but the second time was the worst as I only needed to keep my Necromancer safe for another 48 seconds!!! I nearly screamed in frustration!!!! GRRRR!)

So, if I can keep myself away from Warcraft for a few days, then this eagerly anticipated(?) review will be completed this week. Then it's time to take on "Transformers: The Movie!"

Well I gotta get my butt to work (I'm already running late!), so I'll catch ya later b-movie fans!

Friday, June 8, 2007

"Yor, The Hunter from the Future" makes its triumphant return to the review archives!

Yeah I know, "where's the HOST review you promised?" It is under construction and I will get it done soon, I assure you, but for now, enjoy my refurbished review for YOR, THE HUNTER FROM THE FUTURE (1983)! Reb Brown stars as the titular character and prances around a post-apocalyptic world full of cavemen, (mutant) dinosaurs, and robots! This movie is completely and utterly insane and is a total blast to watch! And for "Yor" enthusiasts, I have included the lyrics to the "Yor's World" Theme Song in the "Extras" section of the review! You're welcome. ;-)

Well that's it for now b-movie fans! I'm going to tackle "The Host" next, and then "Transformers: the Movie" (1986) for my team-up with Andrew Borntreger at the end of the month. We're both reviewing the classic 80's animated film to celebrate the theatrical release of Michael Bay's big-budget "TRANSFORMERS" movie on July 4th! So stay tuned and keep fighting the good fight!

Thursday, June 7, 2007

DVD Shop has been painstakingly updated; STONE COLD comes to DVD!

After two hours of work, The B-Movie Film Vault DVD Shop is now updated with this weeks (and next weeks) new releases! This week is full of re-releases ("Alien," The Abyss," "The Terminator," and various other films are now available in fancy-looking "Lenticular Editions.") but has a few gems that are worth buying, namely "Ghidorah: The Three-Headed Monster" (BEAUTIFUL DVD!), "Invasion of the Astro Monster" (a.k.a. "Godzilla vs. Monster Zero"), "Attack of the Supermonsters," (first time on DVD!), and more!

Next week is full of "Bruce-sploitation" films (i.e. films made after Bruce Lee's death to capitalize on his fame. Stars that resulted from this bizarre era of cinema include Bruce Li, Bruce Lai, Dragon Lee, and over a dozen other Bruce Lee impersonators!) but also boasts the release of Marvel's "Ghost Rider" and more importantly "Stone Cold!" (Yes, that "Stone Cold!") The disc seems to be bare bones, but that's fine by me and many other fans of this "Brian Bosworth classic."

If you're interested in pre-ordering STONE COLD, then CLICK HERE! (Note: I get a small amount of comission if you pre-order the film through this link. It doesn't cost you anything extra, and helps keep the Vault online! However, if you prefer not to buy it through my affiliate link, then CLICK HERE!)

That's it for now b-movie fans, but stay tuned for the resurrection of "Yor, the Hunter of the Future" in the B-Movie Film Vault review archives!

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

The Vault celebrates its SEVENTH YEAR ONLINE!

As of midnight, June 6, 2007, the B-Movie Film Vault will have been online for a total of SEVEN YEARS! Sadly I have nothing new for you to read as I've been busy and lazy over the past week. I still have yet to watch "The Host" and take notes (every time I decide to watch it, I get preoccupied with something else, like my girlfriend) but I do plan on putting SOMETHING up on the site. I started polishing up my old review for "YOR, THE HUNTER FROM THE FUTURE" and got about 55% of it completed. I'll probably finish that up and get it uploaded to the server later today. In the meantime, I'm going to get some sleep!

WOOHOOOo...... Seven... years............ zzzzzZZZZZZZ.......... zZZZZzzzzzzzz........

Friday, June 1, 2007

The Vault's May 2007 Statistics.

May 2007 was the third best month the site has had (it was nearly the second best but missed out by a very slim margin). Here's the Vault's stats from last month:

Unique Visitors: 2,343
Number of Visits: 3,362
Pages: 12,484 (average of 3 pages viewed per visit)
Hits: 10,567
Bandwidth: 1.01 GB used
The most unique visitors that the Vault had on one day was 137 on May 4th.

The Top 5 Countries that have given the Vault the most lovin':
1. The United States
2. The European Union
3. Canada
4. Malaysia
5. Australia

The Top 5 Reviews on the site in May 2007:
1. The Monster Squad (1987)
2. Arena (1989)
3. Alien Predators (1987)
4. The Alligator People (1959)
5. The Dungeonmaster (1985)
Honorable Mention: The Beast of Hollow Mountain (1956) - Three more hits and it would've been in the top five!

Top 5 Search Phrases used to find the Vault on a search engine:
1. marvel zombies
2. arena 1989
3. monster squad movie for sale
4. b-movie torrents
5. g-fan
(I have to note that The Monster Squad, its soundtrack, and various movie quotes from the film seem to make up the bulk of the other search phrases! I'm still amazed at how popular this film, and my review for it, still are!)

Top 5 Keywords used to find the Vault on a search engine:
1. movie
2. the
3. monster
4. squad
5. b

Weirdest Keywords and phrases used to find the Vault on a search engine:
"how to do blast mark paint on stormtrooper armor"
"movie monster balls"
"how to decorate a principal s office"
"asian sorority fever volume 22 dvd"
"crocodile dundee ii punkrock"

These sites sent me traffic?! Well I guess I can return the favor by posting their links here: (Leslie linked to my "Alligator People" review! Thanks!)
For some reason, a lot of traffic came from various sites that are either missing from the web now, or are sexually explicit (!). Craziness!

Well that's the stats my friends! The site seems to be getting a pretty good crowd every month so hopefully this momentum keeps up! Thanks for visiting the Vault and/or sending visitors my way!

G'night b-movie fans!

A wonderful three days off....

Due to a temporary change in my work schedule last week, I ended up having the last three days off in a row! I spent most of my time outdoors (except for last night) and ended up washing and waxing my truck (and cleaning out the inside of it) on Tuesday, Wednesday I tore about the basement and gave it a good all around cleaning, then yesterday I took my truck in for an inspection (it passed with flying colors) and got four new (and larger) tires for it, and changed the oil when I got home! Oh yes, my truck got a LOT of lovin' this week!

Last night I ended up having a movie marathon with my buddy Chris (and later our Star Wars obsessed friend Gary, showed up) and watched "Tranformers: The Movie," "Chapelle's Show: The Lost Episodes," "My Name is Trinity," "Heavy Metal," and finally "Godzilla vs. Gigan." (For the record, my main man Chris used to HATE Godzilla, but lately he's been giving the Big-G a chance and has sort of become a "closeted" Godzilla fan. ;-)

So now that I've had time to get things cleaned up around here, get my finances in order, and just plain ole relax, its back to the grindstone for me. I'm thinking of watching and taking notes on "The Host" tonight after work, and will be working on that review for the remainder of the week. I'm hoping to get it posted in time for the Vault's 7th Anniversary on Wednesday, June 6th! But before I hop into that, I've gotta change things up on the main pages including the Movie of the Month, the top 5 reviews for the month, and other little things like that.

And before I officially get offline for the day here's a little plug for a site called RETRO FLICKS. After hearing good things about them from fellow b-movie scribe Andrew Borntreger, I gave them a shot today and ordered three DVDRs from them, namely: "Supersonic Man," "Monster," and "Mystery on Monster Island." Shipping was cheap, the discs seem to be very professionaly made, and the price on each one is only $11.99. I'll post about the quality of the discs once I've received and watched them. Also, late next week I should be getting my DVDs of "Ghidorah: The Three-Headed Monster," "Invasion of the Astro-Monster," and "Attack of the Supermonsters" in the mail! I can't wait!

Well that's officially it folks! I'm going to go and find something to do for an hour before I have to get showered up for work! Blog ya later b-movie fans!

OH YEAH! And be sure to check out the June issue of Rogue Cinema! It's the third anniversary issue and once again, I sat this month out. But you know what .... I don't even care. It's nice to write about what I want, when I want, without any deadlines hovering over my head. In any case, head on over and check out the new stuff. These guys work hard to bring you fresh material monthly so please, help support them and the web-mag by visiting and reading all of their awesome articles, interviews, and reviews!