Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Big Apple Bloodbath

Working on archiving the HK poster collection with M.M. Subarashii who can snap translate titles when I raise one eyebrow as I unfold one of these masterpieces and she claims that, "The Chinese title of 'New York Chinatown' is actually 'Bloodbath in Chinatown'. More HK film titles lost in translation fun." Love the sardine can inset in the alternative version.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Hanuman VERSUS The World!

In poking around on the web to learn more about Hanuman and the 7 Ultramen (the above poster), found this review over on Teleport City and then on the author's blog, Die, Danger, Die, Die, Kill!, a five part article on Sompote Saengduenchai, aka Sompote Sands, the Thai version of Eiji Tsubaraya! Can't believe it too me that long to find this blog! These are really kooky flicks. I picked up a VCD of one in Bangkok and wish I could have seen these in the cinema in Thailand when they came up to see the little kids going nuts over seeing Hanuman team up with Ultraman and gang!

Thai-style Kaiju: The films of Sompote Sands Part I

Thai-style Kaiju: The films of Sompote Sands Part II

Thai-style Kaiju: The films of Sompote Sands Part III

Thai-style Kaiju: The films of Sompote Sands Part V

Thai-style Kaiju: The films of Sompote Sands Part IV

Friday, September 25, 2009

Green in B&W and Kanji: The Hulk manga

When ever my dear friend and Toronto/CDN ex-pat Jason Gray comes to visit from Japan, he brings me the latest issues of Eiga HiHO Magazine, the "Action, Sci-Fi, Horror, Chicks and Rock & Roll! Movie Magazine for Guys". Filled with articles on obscure Japanese films (in Japanese, of course!) and full of wacky stills, there is always something for the film fan to learn just by flipping through the pages.

In the May 09 issue is this little pop cult nugget: the 1970 manga adaptation of The Hulk published in Weekly Bokura Magazine and written by Kazuo Koike of Lone Wolf and Cub fame. Love to get a copy of the whole manga. Looks like the Hulk is more of a sympathetic character than when originally introduced by Marvel as a thoughtless rampaging monster in the 60s. Look at those streaming tears! Now if only there was a Japanese TV series like there was for Spidey!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

back to performing

Took a lengthy break to go off on an exotic and dangerous mission, but ready to get back to blogging!