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  • Manhattan Baby 1982

    ★★ Watched 13 Sep, 2014

    The first cold front of the season stirred a need to watch a little horror, after all Halloween is right around the corner. As a huge fan of Fulci and Frizzi combos it's remarkable that I hadn't sat down for this one yet. I had always heard it was Lucio's lamest effort. Well, I must agree with the chorus. Manhattan Baby is perhaps his most confounding film. There is little gore and the plot is as inscrutable as it's inappropriate…

  • Godzilla vs. Megalon 1973

    ★★★½ Rewatched 06 Sep, 2014

    "I have come here to chew sushi and kick butt, and I'm all out of sushi!"

    I'm most familiar with this entry due to the classic MST3K episode that aired during the series' ascendancy. Media Blaster's blu-ray is a nice update, the main feature being a strong Japanese 5.1 audio track that provides a bit more of a cinematic feel to the viewing, something that you immediately lose with the tinny, hiss-ridden English dubbed audio (only available as a 2.0…

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  • Beauty Day 2011

    ★★★★★ Watched 10 Mar, 2012

    I'm a regular listener to the Film Junk Podcast, of which Jay Cheel is a founding contributor. I ordered my copy of Beauty Day a month or two ago and finally got around to watching it this weekend. Given the long wait (the film premiered over a year ago), the availability of Cap'n Video shenanigans on the internet and my familiarity with the director I had a difficult time managing my expectations. Not to mention that I grew up with…

  • Burden of Dreams 1982

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 09 Apr, 2013

    Re-watch just to reaffirm my faith that stories like this can actually exist.