Upgrade from DVD to blu-ray:
(that’s the steelbook depicted. I haven’t bought the steelbook, I’ve bought the regular case version but I can’t find a pic of that and the disc is the same anyway)
Comes with the feature-length documentary My Amityville Horror (Walter, 2012), a movie which has had a DVD release in its own right (but which I did not previously own) as an extra feature. So it’s a bit of a two-for-one.
In preparation for the upcoming Halloweeny October horror fest I picked up a few old faves to add to the watch pile. Because obviously that isn’t nearly big enough. Some of these are more Sci Fi and thrillers than horrors but it all fits for me. Especially if they have Judy Geeson or Suzy Kendal in them.
Vault of Horror! That takes me back. Loved that one when I was a young’un. Might even stick that blu on my own wish list.
Both of these purchases speak to my unhealthy addiction to buying movies. I’ve never seen Jason Bourne - I lost the enthusiasm to do so when the reviews started coming in decidedly average - and I thought The Void was a bit of a car crash to be honest. But I want Jason Bourne to complete my Bourne discs and I wanted to like The Void more than I did, so, somehow, owning it might f*cking make that happen, right? Anyway, they were £8 each or the both of them for £10 in Asda so I thought, sod it.
Nothing wrong with that. Spending money on stuff you don’t really need I mean. I reckon you’ve seen El secreto de sus ojos. Here’s a qoute for you from inspector Sandoval in the best scene of the movie:
“A man can change anything: his face, his family, his girlfriend, his religion, his God. But there’s something a man can’t change. A man can’t change his passion.”
As Jack said in The Shining: “Words of Wisdom, Lloyd”
It was just a £1 purchase, second-hand. Decent little pic though, if you like your sci-fi/horror slow-burn and zero-budget.
Ah Star Crash… one of the finer films from the late 70’s.
How is that film anyway’s? I’ve only seen small bits and it was hilariously bad.
It is laughably bad, almost entirely throughout. But, I love it. Many years ago a few work colleagues and I used to convene once every few weeks for a bad movie evening. First evening I attended, I brought dvd rips of Star Crash and Jesus Christ: Vampire Hunter, plus a VHS copy of Rat Pfink a Boo-Boo and all three went down a storm. I’ve had a soft spot for those pictures ever since, plus many of the other movies which made us laugh the most: ***Ultrachrist!***, The Creeping Terror, The Dinosaur Chronicles, Bride of the Monster, The Star Wars Holiday Special, and of course the mighty Plan 9 From Outer Space, a movie I love so much I don’t even really see it as a bad movie any more.
All that said, Caroline Munro looks gorgeous throughout the picture, and she’s in almost every scene.
I’d have to say Star Crash is worth watching just for Caroline Munro.
Also I’ve never had the pleasure of watching most of those films, and I’ve always wanted to have a bad movie fiesta, so thanks for the suggestions!