Monthly Archive: August 2019

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666: Demon Child – 2004

Cover art can be very misleading from time to time and here is a fine example of that! If you look at the DVD cover you might not get an idea of a multilevel working picture but not of a total disaster either I think. It’s a turkey using the bad sense of the word and there’s not much to make up for it either. What happens (and it’s not much) is that a mystical...

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Smokey and the Bandit 2 – 1980 – One more time

Smokey and the Bandit was the film that I thought I saw back in the old days. It’s seems that it actually was the first movie though since I don’t reorganize anything from this one. It may seem odd that I’ve seen and reviewed thousands of flicks but never saw these classics. But that’s how it is and you can never cover everything on your frame of reference even how much you try. In this...

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John Mellencamp – Sad Clowns and Hillbillies – 2017

I started to listen to John Mellencamp when the Lonesome Jubilee came out. When was that? 1987? During that time he was still calling himself John Cougar Mellencamp. There’s actually a rather long story about his name. From the early days, it was just John Cougar and as far as I know that was due to record company demands. But nowadays – on Sad Clowns and Hillbillies, he uses his real name and has done...

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Smokey and the Bandit – 1977 – Car Chase Classic

All my life I thought that it was actually the sequel to this I saw in the cinema. But when I watched this (and the sequel) I realized that this was the one I saw. I don’t remember much but some fragments are clear. Smokey and the Bandit are a high speed action comedy where car chases are the theme. It’s not the kind of movie I usually like but this is pretty entertaining. Burt...

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Jack the Ripper Goes West – 1976

Some movies are just out to fool you. Or at least some releases of the movies out there. Apparently Jack the Ripper Goes West is also known as Knife for the Ladies which is a much better title. Jack the Ripper has nothing to do with this flick. The only similarity is that the women are killed with a knife and that they are prostitutes. Also, apparently, this movie is available on blu ray. I haven’t...

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Billion Dollar Babies – 1973 – The first masterpiece

I’ve been an Alice Cooper fan for over 30 years. That makes me feel kind of old but never mind that. I know some people have been fans for an even longer period so that makes them…even older. The first album I bought was the atypical Da Da and after that it was Constrictor I think. After that everything exploded and I knew I needed to own every single album. It wasn’t that hard to...

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Kane Roberts – Saints and Sinners – 1991

I wouldn’t have heard about Kane Roberts if it wasn’t for the fact that he used to play with Alice Cooper. You could almost say that Kane Roberts is responsible for the hardrock-era Alice Cooper did in the late 80’s. Kane was the Guitarist and co-writer of almost every track on Constrictor and Raise your Fist and Yell. Two fine albums I might add. If I hadn’t heard about him before I would have just...

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Barry Lyndon – 1975 – Stanley Kubrick

Barry Lyndon ought to have one of the greatest cover arts of all time! It’s pure genius in its simplicity! Add the fact that it was directed by the late great Stanley Kubrick and it’s almost impossible not to be attracted to see it. For me, I haven’t actually seen it until now. I feel a bit ashamed as I, as a self-proclaimed film expert, should have had it in my frame of reference for many...

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Last Trip – 2018

I got this film – Last Trip – sent to me for review. It’s the greatest thing when this happens since I can get to see something I wouldn’t watch otherwise. It can be almost anything, I really don’t care. I’ve gotten everything from extreme horror flicks to comedies over the years. I like alternate movies just like I’m fond of every other genre. Often I think it’s more interesting with the independent films. They don’t have...

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Scaremeister – 31 Spirits – 2014

Sometimes I get so bored with my own musical knowledge that I ask others to recommend me something. In those cases, I don’t really have any preferences as to what I’m after. Anything goes, I want my mind to be completely open towards the suggestions I get. I’m very serious about this and If I’m suggested stuff I never heard about it’s even better. Scaremeister is such a suggestion. I had absolutely no idea what it was....