I won’t go into too much detail, but here is a little ‘promo’ clip from one of the extras that will be included on Exposure Cinema’s forthcoming Blu-ray release of StageFright (’87).
Because the film was such a hit on video rental, a small section of extras will focus on the beloved format, and I was fortunate enough to be asked to take part in doing a little interview.
*may contain strong Midlands accent
My only regret is that I didn’t conduct the whole interview wearing a giant owl mask. And I also apologise if this puts you off pre-ordering the disc. If it hasn’t, you can proceed to this link.
Also, you may have noticed that my name on the introduction is made up of letters taken from old VHS covers. I’ve attached a better example below, even adding the background back in to give you more clues. If anyone can tell me all nine movies, i’ll send you off something real special.
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Cobra Films Limited were yet another off-shoot label of Medusa, joining the likes of Pegasus Home Video and New Dimension. Of course, there are suggestions of plenty more, and this is without getting into their distribution deals like that with Pizazz. Seriously, the various layers to Medusa are a fascinating read and would one day make a truly remarkable documentary.
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As predicted last year, my top 10 has been heavily influenced by my trip to Fantastic Fest in September with four films breaking into the list from that particular event. Admittedly, I have missed a lot of hyped releases this year and won’t get chance to catch up now until 2014, but it’s still a pretty solid top 10.
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Not a great year in terms of volume for me, averaging roughly 20 movies a month. That meant I had to be very careful with my viewings. And aside from the occasional side-step – Nukie and Nightbreed: The Cabal Cut – I managed to see some pretty great older movies.
The top 3 were so hard to separate as nothing I have seen this year has stuck with me more than these three movies. I could watch either of them again right now. In fact, I find these almost impossible to compile in order past the first 5 or 10, so don’t pay too much attention to the numbers as you go down. And there were far too many honourable mentions to list. Yes, even more than I already have.
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I am fortunate each year to avoid bad movie experiences, and am always very careful with what content I allow my eyes and ears to soak up. I guess having a huge watch-list means I am never short of solid options, but some will always catch me off guard.
Like last year, I actually struggled to compile 10 movies for this list, and so Percy Jackson was a late addition, but one I did not really enjoy, despite being a huge fan of the first. I guess you could call this a bottom 9 list.
I was roped into catching the Metallica ‘film’ at Fantastic Fest, believing it had some sort of narrative. It did not. It’s a Metallica concert video, nothing more. I fell asleep five times during this shower of shit, constantly fighting the urge to rest my head on Eric Vespe’s shoulder throughout. Can I even class it as a movie? Maybe the worst experience is better. I am doing so anyway.
And I so wanted either Septic Man or Evil Dead to remain at the number 1 spot too…
I only wish I had the time or effort to go into each selection with greater detail.
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