Thursday, September 27, 2007

Updates to BMFV DVD Shop + Vault heads toward its best month yet!

After I got home tonight, I tinkered around with the BMFV DVD Shop for a few hours. I'm slowly rebuilding the store from the ground up, and have added several categories (Cult TV Shows and Popular Horror Franchises) and have added multiple subcategories for each page. I'm taking full advantage of all the extra space Amazon is providing aStore users, and should have the store fully rebuilt in a few more weeks.

In other Vault news, the traffic to the site has gone through the roof this month! This has easily been my best month ever, since the movie from Geocities, and people are streaming into the Vault by the hundreds from all over the world. (I guess putting up three new reviews in a month could be the cause of the sudden increase?) Thanks (danke, gracias, etc.) for visiting the site and helping to support the b-movie cause!

Well, I'm going to watch a flick and head off to sleep. Currently I've begun work on my next update at the Vault. I'm going to be updating two older reviews for "The Battle in Outer Space" (1959) and "The Mysterians" (1957) and putting them back into the Vault archives. After that, I'll finally dive into "The Host" (2006), then concentrate my efforts on another old review or two (quite possibly "Uncle Sam" (1997) and "Uninvited" (1988), and finally, on the last weekend of October, I'll be reviewing "Ernest Scared Stupid" (1991) for October's Halloween roundtable.

That's all I have for you tonight gang, so once again, thanks for reading, and be sure to keep fighting the good fight for b-movie lovers everywhere!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Beware! The Blob (1972) review is online!

My contribution to the BLOB FAMILY PICNIC roundtable is now online! (And only three days late! I'm getting better at meeting deadlines! Hooray! ;-) Out of all the blob and slime-monster films I could have picked, I went with one of the worst in that particular sub-genre. Sure the effects are neat at times (behold the power of reversed footage!) but when the cast is full of annoying and unlikeable characters, a massive man-eating slime creature from space can't chow down fast enough. (Sigh... talk about suffering for your art....) Just click on "Beware! The Blob" (1972) on the list below to check out my review!

Here's the full roster of participating sites and their reviews:
Shadow's B-Movie Graveyard - The Blob (1958)
The B-Movie Film Vault - Beware! The Blob (1972)
Badmovies.Org - The Blob (1988)
Cinema Suicide - First Spaceship on Venus (1960)
Darksider's Realm - The Stuff (1985)
Side Order of Ninjas - The Green Slime (1968)
The Tomb of Anubis - The H-Man (1958)
wtf-Film - Enemy From Space (1955) & Quartermass 2 (1955)

Enjoy all the reviews b-movie fans and thanks for all the support you've given all our websites! Stay tuned for more new (and old) reviews at the Vault, plus, expect another roundtable event at the end of October! Blog ya later!

Monday, September 24, 2007

Another update on my latest review.

I completed the Characters and Plot section. That just leaves the Film Review and Extras portions of my "Beware! The Blob" review. If all goes well, the completed b-movie review will be uploaded by late Tuesday - early Wednesday. Sorry for the delay and good night!

Sunday, September 23, 2007


Hahahahaha! Finally! I knew these guys could do it! The New York Giants got their first win of the season, defeating the Washington Redskins, who had the number one defense, on third downs, in the NFC East... the keyword here being had. After a very bumpy first half, the Giants were down, 14-3, but once they got back on the field after halftime, the Big Blue Wrecking Crew showed what they were made of and trounced the Redskins. The Giant's defense, which as been taking flak from the media and fans, put on a helluva show and completely shut down Washington's offense in the second half.

And speaking of which, the Giants' offense did splendidly in the second half and scored 21 unanswered points! Wide receiver Plaxico Burress racked up some major yardage and was the target of choice for Eli Manning. Plaxico help put the final nail in the coffin, after catching a short pass and running 33 yards into the endzone to put the Giants in the lead during the fourth quarter. Props must also be given to running back, Reuben Droughns, who charged through Washington's endzone defense in the third and fourth quarters, adding to the Giants big win! You guys friggin' rock!

The final score of today's game:

The Giants played an excellent game today and I can't wait to see them take down the Philadelphia "Beagles" next week. Let's see the (now) 1-2 Eagles take on a REAL football team! (No offense Detroit fans.)

Now, with Sunday football out of the way, this here Giants fan is going to get back to work on a certain movie review. :-D

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Update on "Beware! The Blob" review.

I've gotten a good chunk of my review completed. All I have left to do is finish up a few small chunks of the character section, type up the Plot and Film Review sections, then add some movie recommendations and trivia. It looks like I'll be meeting the September 23rd deadline for this review after all! :-D

Well just wanted to let you know that I'm writing up a storm. G'night b-movie fans!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Space Amoeba (1970) review at the Vault!

Yup, another new review is up at the site for SPACE AMOEBA (1970)! This is perhaps my longest review yet and, in my opinion, is certainly not one of my best. With this review completed and archived, I will begin work on my next one for "BEWARE! THE BLOB" (1972) which should be up by Sunday the 23rd. I'm pretty bad at meeting deadlines and due dates, but I have a feeling that I'll make it this time. :-D

Well it's been a long day! Time for some sleep!
G'night b-movie fans!

Monday, September 17, 2007

Space Amoeba review nearly complete!

Just a little update before I go to bed: I have just completed the enormous PLOT section of my "Space Amoeba" review. All that is left are the FILM AND DVD REVIEW and EXTRAS sections. Since my girlfriend will be here all day tomorrow, I'll be finishing up the review in bits and pieces, but it SHOULD be completed and uploaded by late Monday night. Once the review is up, I'll post about it here.

G'night b-movie fanatics!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Giants suffer another loss, this time to Green Bay.

This is shaping up to be a long season for the Big Blue Wrecking Crew and their fans. While I ended up missing most of today's game against Green Bay, I caught the end of the third and all of the fourth quarter, and what I saw was pretty disheartening. The Giants defense is still sucking big time, and the offense didn't bring their A-game either. In fact, as the commentators mentioned, the Giants all looked down and out, quite possibly due to last week's loss to Dallas. The Packers on the other hand were quite jovial and played a good game all around. Brett Favre was especially good natured, and why shouldn't he be? He just broke a record today for wracking up 149 wins in his long, 17 season career.

Things are looking even bleaker for the Giants as Eli Manning's shoulder may still be giving him a bit of trouble, plus the backup quarterback, Jared Lorenzon suffered a leg injury mere moments after coming in for Eli. That leaves Anthony Wright, who didn't impress me much with his short performance today, so the Giants may be screwed.

The final score of today's game:
GIANTS - 13 | PACKERS - 35

Next week, the Giants will hit the road to take on the Washington Redskins and will hopefully pull off a much needed victory. Good Luck guys!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

New review at the Vault: Island Claws (1980)! + Today's DVD buying binge!

First off gang, here's some awesome news: There is an honest to goodness new review at the Vault for ISLAND CLAWS (1980)! This oft-forgotten eco-horror flick revolves around a small island menaced by an army of killer crabs. While this wouldn't seem like too big a problem, I must note that said crab army is led by a giant, roaring, man-eating crab! Fun stuff!

A review for "Space Amoeba" should be popping up within another day or two for your reading enjoyment, thus completing my contributions to July's B-MOVIE BEACH PARTY ROUNDTABLE! (Better late than never!)

Today, instead of exercising any self-control, I went on a quest to track down some of the DVDs that were released this past Tuesday. While I did not find ANY of MGM's Midnite Movie Double Features (even though I tried Best Buy, Wal-Mart, Circuit City, and Borders!!!), I still ended up with three boxed sets, and four other movies. Here's my latest haul:

The Classic Sci-Fi Ultimate Collection Volume 2 (A Best Buy Exclusive that contains: Dr. Cyclops, Cult of the Cobra, The Land Unknown, The Deadly Mantis, and The Leech Woman.)
From Beyond (The Unrated Director's Cut)
The Manitou
The Richard Pryor 4- Movie Collection (Contains "Which Way is Up?," "Brewster's Millions," "Car Wash," and "Bustin' Loose.")
Rubber Face (A Jim Carrey film from 1983 that I have never even heard of. It was only five bucks, so the price was right!)
TMNT (The new CGI Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, for those of you scratching your heads. I actually got this as a freebie because my buddy Chris, destroyer of chairs, is one cool friend.)
And finally..... MGM's Vincent Price SCREAM Legends Collection (Which contains: Tales of Terror, Theater of Blood, Twice Told Tales, Madhouse, The Abominable Dr. Phibes, Dr. Phibes Rises Again, Witchfinder General, and a Bonus Disc entitled "Vincent Price Collection Disc of Horrors."

This is going to come back to bite me in the ass big time, but I NEEDED to spend a little money today. It just felt right to slap down my hard earned money on these discs. As for the large list of movies I didn't find today, I plan on perhaps snapping up one a week off of Amazon since retail stores failed to supply me with what I really wanted.

Well I'm gonna do some work on the Vault and then watch a movie or two. Catch ya later fellow b-movie fanatics!

Monday, September 10, 2007

September 11th... forgotten because there's so many cool DVDs coming out!

Yes, 9/11 is a terrible historical event that will forever be remembered but I prefer to forget such an awful memory, especially when so much cool stuff is now out on DVD! Here are the discs that I've been anticipating for weeks (many of which have been OOP for years and are now seeing their debut on DVD!):

MGM Midnite Movie Double Features:
The Beast Within / The Bat People
Blueprint for Murder / The Man in the Attic
Chosen Survivors / The Earth Dies Screaming
Devils of Darkness / Witchcraft
Gorilla at Large / Mystery on Monster Island
The House on Skull Mountain / The Mephisto Waltz
The Phantom from 10,000 Leagues / The Beast with a Million Eyes
The Return of Dracula / The Vampire
Tales from the Crypt / Vault of Horror
Yongary: Monster of the Deep / Konga

The Burning
Curse / Curse 2: The Bite
The Food of the Gods
From Beyond (Unrated Director's Cut)
Manhunter (re-release with new box art)
Return of the Living Dead (Collector's Edition)
Sometimes They Come Back
The Vincent Price Scream Legends Collection (Contains : The Abominable Dr. Phibes, Tales of Terror, Theater of Blood, Madhouse, Witchfinder General, Dr. Phibes Rises Again, and Twice Told Tales!)
Witchfinder General (FINALLY on DVD!)

The Fly Collection (includes the never before released "Curse of the Fly!")
The Lost World (1960 & 1925 versions!)

I'm trying to discover a way to get some quick cash (short of selling blood or prostituting myself) to get these, but it looks like I'll just have to be patient and pick them up as I have extra cash. (DAMN!) However, YOU can easily help my cause by purchasing any of these movies through the B-MOVIE FILM VAULT DVD SHOP! Don't feel obligated to get anything through the DVD shop or any of my or Movies Unlimited links found throughout the Vault, but rest assured that you are doing a GOOD thing if you do utilize those affiliate links. ;-D

Well I'm going to go and dream about those discs, so g'night b-movie fans and happy shopping tomorrow! ;-)

AH! Amazon aStore trouble!

I was having some trouble with my Amazon aStore tonight while trying to update it for this week's cult DVD releases. For some reason, I could not remove any of the DVDs I added last week to the main page. Frustrated I ended up deleting my main page/category which resulted in the deletion of all the painstakingly created sections of my little DVD store! ARRRGH!

So now I'm going to slowly rebuild my DVD shop and act a bit carefully the next time I experience any quirks with the Amazon aStore website. Currently this week's HUGE list of genre releases is up, as well as a page to PRE-ORDER some of the more highly anticipated cult movie releases in the digital format. (A quick note for Amazon aStore users, apparently there is no longer a 54 product limit in each aStore section as my main page holds SEVENTY-THREE items! Finally, Amazon is getting its act together!)

Also, I'm nearly done with my review for "Island Claws" and plan on uploading that bad boy either tomorrow night or Wednesday night. It took me a day or two to get in my groove, but the words were flowing smoothly today so the review will be done very soon. After that I'll be finishing up my "Space Amoeba" review, and will then move on to "Beware! The Blob." I know this is all old news, but I just like to keep everyone posted on my progress.

G'night everybody!

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Football Season is in full swing! WEEK 1: Giants lose a tough one to the Cowboys.

Football season has officially begun and the first week has been pretty crazy. There have been numerous shutouts and several stunning upsets (I still can't believe Green Bay beat the Eagles! PACKERS! WOOHOO!!!!), but the important game of the night (to myself and thousands of other NY Giants fans) was the Giants and the Cowboys. While I had to catch most of the game on a radio station at work, I totally got into it and was cheering the "Big Blue Wrecking Crew" on! The Giants were pretty lively in the first half and managed to put in 10 points during the last few minutes of the second quarter to keep their hopes of victory alive. (As the quarter ended, the Giants were down by 1 point.) However, the Giants' defense fell apart in the second half leading to a final score of: GIANTS - 35 COWBOYS - 45! Don't worry guys, you played a good game and kept things interesting and that's all us fans can ask for.

Next week the Giants will be taking on the Eagle-slaying Green Bay Packers. This could be another good game if Green Bay's defense plays the way it did earlier today. Coupled with injuries to several starters (including Eli Manning), the Giants may have their work cut out for them. Good luck next week guys. Here's hoping you pull off a win!

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Status Report

Ok, I'm heading off to bed, because rest is the best defense against a cold ... or... something. Anyway, I'm feeling much better and I think my body's immune system has finally gotten off of its lazy ass and started whooping this cold. Even better news than that is that I've got a good chunk of work done on both upcoming reviews at the Vault (that should've been posted about a month and a half ago). The only prob now is that I have to go back and watch both movies to fill in a few blank spots in my memory, but if all goes well, I'm aiming to get these reviews up before or on September 13th. Then I must dive headfirst into Larry Hagman's crappy followup to the classic "The Blob." Yes... I speak of that dastardly piece of crap movie known as "Beware! The Blob" (a.k.a. "Son of Blob").

Well g'night everyone! Cya soon!

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Just my luck....

Yesterday was the last day of my vacation and though I did have some fun and get some R&R, its just my luck to develop a full blown cold the day I have to go back to work. :-P What started out as a possible allergy attack or minor sinus infection has turned out to be the dreaded common cold (or a minor case of the flu. I'm not a friggin' doctor so I have no idea what it is that is knocking my energy levels through the floor.).

I was going to work on my reviews yesterday, but I felt so crappy after I got back from the movies (to see BALLS OF FURY! And yes, it was pretty darned funny. The best way I can describe this movie is "Enter the Dragon" with a ping-pong twist. There's a ton of recognizable faces here too, including Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Jason Scott Lee, and various other comedic and martial arts stars.) that I didn't feel much like doing anything (especially since my computer chair is busted, thanks to my fat ass friend Chris. (Dude, you shattered steel with your mighty butt!)

Well I gotta go and get ready for work, so take care everyone, and stay tuned for some actual new stuff at the Vault.