Tuesday, April 29, 2008

An update on things....

Hey gang! Whoo! I have been a busy man lately; far too busy to work on the Vault anyway. Well.... that's actually only half true. When I haven't been helping my dad do some logging for firewood for Winter 2008 - 2009, or aiding my mother with yardwork, or helping my future father-in-law make preparations for putting in a new chainlink fence plus a concrete patio in his backyard, or spending a little time with Tara, or playing Guitar Hero III, or watching "Cloverfield" over and over again, or making plans for my best friend's birthday (I'd say more on this subject, but I have to keep things on the down-low because he occasionally swings by the Vault and the Blog.), or working full time.... I've been sleeping.

But, that doesn't mean I'm not working towards a new update. I'm going to be putting up a capsule review for "Godzilla vs. Hedorah" soon for the already week-old "Reduce, Reuse, Recy-KILL" Earth Day Roundtable. After that's posted, I'll begin finishing up my review for "Legend of Dinosaurs..." (which is still about 60% complete). So bear with me a bit longer b-moviephiles, and keep fighting the good fight!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Do something that matters; sign a petition to stop Uwe Boll from making more movies!

Hahahahaha. I truthfully doubt Uwe Boll would stop making movies, even if a million people signed this online petition, but the numbers (and comments) don't lie. The list has gone from 18,000 signatures to nearly a quarter million. Dr. Uwe Boll has angered video game fans and general moviegoers alike, and now is your chance to let him have it. CLICK HERE and sign this online petition! I think he's just a glutton for punishment and gets his kicks from all the "Boll Bashing" us movie fans / critics deliver, but maybe, just maybe there is a glimmer of hope on the horizon. If we all pull together, we can defeat Uwe Boll, and save the world from future House of the Dead, Bloodrayne, Dungeon Siege, and/or Postal sequels! ;-)

Apparently Uwe Boll has been frightened by the sudden surge in signatures and had this to say about the petition..... and Michael Bay.... and Eli Roth.... and George Clooney.... and himself:

Fight the good fight fellow b-movie lovers, and keep America beautiful!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

DVD Blowout Sale at Amazon.com! Lots of cult titles available for under ten bucks!

Yes you read that right, cult movies on DVD for under 10 bucks at Amazon.com! The complete list of everything that is on sale can be found HERE. (There's a lot of boxed sets and TV shows that are half off too! Greatest American Hero Season 1 is only $11.99!)

Some of the titles that I've been drooling over, but sadly, cannot purchase are:
HUNDRA ($8.99)
DR. STRANGLOVE..... ($6.99)
BASKET CASE 2 ($9.49)
...... and there's so many more!

Head on over to Amazon.com and take advantage of these great prices. Since I'm poor I only got one of the films listed above (the Tales from the Crypt/Vault of Horror Double Feature from MGM). Hopefully this sale carries on into next week, then I can grab a few more flicks!

And, as some of you might know, I am an affiliate of Amazon.com and get small chunks of change every time you buy through one of my Amazon affiliate links, SUCH AS THIS ONE. If you are going to buy some cult flicks and want to help me keep the Vault online, then please, click on any affiliate links here on the Blog or on my site and buy b-movies! Also, shopping at my DVD Shop will help me earn some commission as well.

Well gotta run b-movie fans. Stay tuned for ... something.... sometime. ;-)

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

The Vault Master is.... addicted..... to gaming.....

For shame! Sorry that I haven't been around much gang. This past weekend I've become addicted to video gaming all over again. For months, my Nintendo Wii (and various PC games) have sat unused and covered in dust. Then, Friday night, I bought Guitar Hero III and Super Smash Bros. Brawl for the Wii and I've been spending all my free time on those games (well... mainly on Guitar Hero. I've mastered Medium and am slowly working my way into the Hard versions of the game's six dozen songs. It's just so damned addicting!!!!)

So that is why there are no new reviews up at the Vault. I'm hoping to "kick the habit" this week, at least for a day or two, to finish up my "Legend of Dinosaurs" review, then I'm going to leap onto "Razorback" and get that done ASAP. Then I'll get my super duper late roundtable review for Puppet Master completed and all will be right with the world.

Again my apologies b-movie fans. Now if you'll excuse me, I best be getting to work before the urge to play Guitar Hero takes over.......

Ack! Must..... fight it..... must.... get in shower..........

Oh and this is Blog Post number 200! Woohoo! A milestone! ;-)

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Online petition for an UNCUT DVD release of "My Bloody Valentine!"

Well I'm back everyone and have been fighting a pesky cold ever since I left for Atlantic City on Sunday. Because of said cold, I've been going to bed earlier than usual and haven't had much time to spend on the site.

Anyway, I got an e-mail from a reader named Herbert tonight, who commented on "My Bloody Valentine." He is a big fan of the film but was saddened to learn that a lot of the gore was trimmed from the movie by Paramount. This got me thinking, and soon I was zipping across the world wide web at the speed of light. After a few moments, I discovered an online petition to get an UNCUT DVD of "My Bloody Valentine" released. I signed it, and I think you should too. Paramount has been chopping up films in our beloved slasher genre for far too long, and it is time that they atone for their sins against this Canadian masterpiece.

CLICK HERE to sign the petition for an Uncut "My Bloody Valentine" Special Edition DVD! (Note: This is a FREE petition. Though ipetitions.com tries to swindle a "donation" out of you after you sign, let me assure you that the option of giving money to them is completely voluntary.) Currently the petition only has a dozen or so signatures, so make sure you put your John Hancock on there!

If you're not familiar with this often overlooked slasher classic, then READ MY REVIEW!

Well I'm hittin' the hay, so goodnight b-movie fans, and stay tuned for some new stuff at the Vault!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

The Vault Master is OUT + Download Godzilla Final Wars Soundtrack for FREE!

Hey b-movie fans. I am stepping out the door in an hour or two and will be staying overnight at my girlfriend's house; then tomorrow at 6 AM, we are getting up and heading out to Atlantic City via bus. I won't be back home until Monday morning.

Since I spent the afternoon helping my folks with some yard work, I didn't get any more work completed on my next two reviews. To sort of make up for this, I am supplying you with a very hard to find soundtrack for the (thus far) "final" Godzilla film. My main man, the "Long Island Ripper" from The Inferno Music Crypt, managed to track it down for me and I've been grooving to it for the last few days. (Track 18, entitled "Kazuma's Sacrifice," is my favorite of the bunch!)

CLICK HERE to download the official soundtrack to "Godzilla: Final Wars!" (Note: The only track missing is the song "We're All To Blame" by SUM41 which plays briefly during Godzilla's short fight with Zilla.)

So expect those pesky reviews for "Legend of the Dinoaurs..." and "Puppet Master" to hit The Vault next week, I promise! Heck, I may even try my hand at putting some screenshots of the movies in the reviews and include a few cool downloads, just to make it up to you dear readers and fellow b-movie fans! But alas, I must get ready to go. Enjoy the weekend; catch you on the flipside guys and ghouls!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Progress report on "Legend of Dinosaurs" and "Puppet Master."

Just thought I'd check in and let you guys know that I'm slowly but surely finishing up my next two reviews. Here is how things are progressing right now:

"Legend of Dinosaurs and Monster Birds" (Approx. 65% complete)
Completed sections: Characters, Memorable Quotes, and Commentary.
The Plot section is roughly 75% done, after that I just have to write the film and dvd review, then add some trivia, movie recommendations, and a download link for the soundtrack.

"Puppet Master" (Approx. 5% complete)
Completed sections: None
I've been trying to finish up "Legend of Dinosaurs" so I can get to this movie, but that damned review keeps getting longer and longer.... My review page is set up for "Puppet Master" and I've watched and taken notes on the movie and the disc.

My goal was to get both reviews done and posted by Saturday afternoon, but it looks like they'll be postponed until next week as I won't be home on Sunday. Sorry for the delay, but I just haven't had a good FULL day to sit down and bang these reviews out, so I'll just have to keep chiseling away at them a bit more every day.

Well g'night b-movie fans, and keep fighting the good fight!

Bloody Blood - The Cult Movie Trailers Blog!

I've been meaning to link to and post about this blog for a while. The Bloody Blood - Cult Trailers Blog is chock full of trailers for hundreds of cult, horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and b-films! The blog is fairly easy to navigate, thanks to all the labels, and there's even a large collection of cult movie interviews that the blogmaster has found all over the web! This is nifty blog to spend some time in so head on over and give it a look!

Oh and just because I love this movie, and because I found the trailer for it at Bloody Blood, here is the official trailer for "SABATA:"

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Some handy Tax Refund / Tax Rebate links!

For those of you that know me pretty well: You all know how awful I am at A) balancing my checkbook and B) spending money wisely. Well, due to my being a "good Samaritan" the other night, and due to my inability to keep track of all the checks I write, I have overdrawn on my bank account and have been hit with some fees. (Curse you Pennstar!) Because of this, I'm now even more anxious to receive my tax return in the mail, as I'm sure a lot of you are. Today I went to www.irs.gov to find out how soon I will be getting my money.

To find out when your tax refund will be sent to you CLICK HERE and type in your social security number and the exact amount you are expecting to get back. (My refund check is being mailed out tomorrow! Thank the Gods!)

The other question floating around in everyone's mind, is "Am I getting that dang-blasted Tax Rebate that ole President Bushy Jr. keeps gummin' about?" To find out about that, and to see how much you will most likely be getting, CLICK HERE. Have your copy of your tax return forms ready. (According to this Tax Rebate Calculator, I'm due for $600.00! My check should be in the mail by May 23rd! Rock N' Roll!) To find out when you should get your tax rebate, CLICK HERE.

So if you're bad with money like I am, just hang in there! The government will be sending your money soon! If you can't wait and need cash immediately, here's what you can do: Sell your blood, sell your sperm (or ovum if you're of the female persuasion), sell your body, roll change, mow a lawn, shovel a driveway, do small oddjobs for your neighbors, hire yourself out as a hitman, or become a scientific guinea pig for a day.

Well I must be off to work, so have a great day b-movie fans! Blog ya later!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

March 2008 stats for the Vault!

March was my best month thus far this year. Not too surprising considering that I overhauled the site and have added a lot of new content this past month (two new capsule reviews, two new full-length reviews, and one updated review). Here are the stats for March 2008:

Unique Visitors: 4,869
# of Visits: 8,824
# of Hits: 109,625
Bandwidth Usage: 2.54 GB
Best Day: March 21st, with 339 Unique visitors
Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays are, on average, the busiest days for the Vault!

Top 5 Countries that visitors hail from:
1. The United States
2. "European Country" (formerly "European Union")
3. Canada
4. Netherlands
5. China

Top 5 reviews on the site for the month of March:
1. The Monster Squad (1987)
2. Arena (1989)
3. Transformers: The Movie (1986)
4. Beware! The Blob (1972)
5. My Bloody Valentine (1981)

Top 5 sites that send me visitors:
1. www.bmovies.com
2. www.badmovies.org
3. www.geocities.com/jrgdawg/ (The Old Vault)
4. www.publicdomaintorrents.com
5. www.bmoviegraveyard.com

Thanks for the traffic guys! Be sure to visit the above sites and give them a little lovin'!

Top 5 Keywords and Keyphrases that were used to find the Vault:
1. vault
2. b movies
3. movie
4. bmovie
5. arena 1989

1. movie
2. vault
3. the
4. b
5. movies

And finally......
758 out of 4,869 visitors have The B-Movie Film Vault bookmarked!

So as you can see, March was a pretty good month. I'm hoping that things pick up for the site even more this year. If the traffic continues to rise, then you can rest assured that more reviews and other fun content will appear on the site. Thanks for making March a successful month b-movie fans! Blog ya later!