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Off Topic / Re: Day of Chaos 2: a.Covid-19 thread.
« on: 25 May, 2020, 04:12:38 PM »
....Is Shark alright*, does anyone know? He appears to have been uncharacteristically quiet of late, and the debaty threads have been all the emptier for it...

*Loaded question, I know.

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 20 May, 2020, 11:06:40 AM »
Beautifully put and dreadfully saddening. RIP indeed.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 19 May, 2020, 09:45:22 AM »
Ive now seen The great silence. Really good. Really liked its gritty and snowy setting. Hell of a an ending.

I love a good snow western, and yup - The Great Silence has some superb performances, not least Jean-Louis Trintignant, despite his character's limited ability to express himself. And the ending - that either makes or breaks the whole film. Glad it worked for you. It's worth looking at the alternate ending they shot, which goes in completely the opposite direction - almost comically so.

His muteness was very interesting. The alternative ending was included on the DVD (albeit without sound). Made for a good laugh considering the ending they went with :)

I do love the theatrical ending, a true bait and switch on the established Yojimbo-Dollars-Django ending.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 11 May, 2020, 12:17:29 PM »
"Time just...gets away from you."

Classifieds / Re: Nick Nacks and Comics Sale
« on: 23 April, 2020, 08:47:22 PM »
It's yours if you want it mate, Powell packed it with a bunch of sketches, alternative pages and bonus material not in the paperbacks so it is indeed a worthy treat!

Classifieds / Re: Nick Nacks and Comics Sale
« on: 23 April, 2020, 04:57:09 PM »
It's the lovely HC Library edition Colin, this one. I never got the rest and i'm switching over to the paperbacks for space reasons, but it's a bloody gorgeous book.

Classifieds / Nick Nacks and Comics Sale
« on: 23 April, 2020, 03:34:29 PM »
Just looking to clear out and tidy up the collection a tad, a few things might be of interest to forumites.

-The Goon Omnibus (HC, Eric Powell) £15
-ABC Warriors Vol.1 (Paperback, Mills, Langley) £5
-Caballistics Inc. Vol.1 and Vol.2 (Paperbacks, Rennie, Reardon) £5
-Doctor Who Classics Vol.5 and Vol.7 (Paperbacks, Marvel UK Reprints, IDW) £4
-Doctor Who 11th Doctor Titan Comics Vol.1 (Paperback, Ewing, Williams, Fraser, Cook) £4

-JoJos Bizarre Adventure Vols.1-3 (Paperback, Hirohiko Araki) £2 Each
-Assassination Classroom Vol.1-6 (Paperback, Yusei Matsui) £2 Each
-D.Gray-Man Omnibuses Vol.1-4/1-8 (Paperback, Katsura Hoshino) £4 Each
-Death Note Vol.1 (Paperback, Ohba, Obata) £2
-Bleach Vols.1-4 (Paperback, Tite Kubo) £2 Each
-Tegami Bachi/Letter Bee Vols.1-2 (Paperback, Hiroyuki Asada) £2 Each
-Full Metal Alchemist Vols.1-2 (Paperback, Hiromu Arakawa) £2 Each
-Attack On Titan Vols.1-4 (Paperback, Hajima Isayama) £2 Each

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 21 April, 2020, 10:02:53 AM »
If you where looking for something to wash the taste of LAST BLOOD out of your mouth, Jackie Chan vs. The IRA might tickle your fancy, THE FOREIGNER on Netflix right now.

Does for Chan's POLICE STORY what GRAN TORINO was for DIRTY HARRY.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 20 April, 2020, 10:02:14 AM »
Also watched Tetsuo: The Iron Man for the first time and it was pretty intense. Can see where the reputation comes from! More arthouse than I expected, I thought I'd be getting B movie splatter but it's more like if young David Lynch had a horror nightmare after watching a Cronenberg film. Mostly interesting to realize how much of what I was into in the early '90s was clearly influenced by it, Trent Reznor definitely saw it and had his life changed, because the influence of its visual language and the industrial soundtrack are all over his Broken/TDS era output. More disturbing than enjoyable, but one of those movies that's unlike anything else, which given it's 30 years old is pretty impressive.

One of my all time favorites. Shinya Tsukamoto's entire catalog is worth a watch, especially Tetsuo II: Body Hammer and Tokyo Fist.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 18 April, 2020, 10:35:34 PM »
Rambo: Last Blood. Awful. Just awful.

Whats funny, is I remember initially enjoying it for a pulpy slice of exploitation nonsense.

But upon my second viewing, I was struck by what a hateful, nasty bit of film making it is.

Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: 14 April, 2020, 05:48:07 PM »
Nice one indeed Colin! This forums very own Adventurer alongside his Fincast pals got me onto Copra many years ago when Fiffe was still self publishing. It really is a super bit of comic bookery and i'm so glad it's got a long and successful publication ahead of it, one of my favorites of the last decade.

One of us, one of us!

Books & Comics / Re: Cinebooks
« on: 13 April, 2020, 05:09:53 PM »
Hawk, don't think that way. November is a long way off. I'm hopeful for Thought Bubble 2020.

It's not so much to length of time on it's own, where it so i'd be certain it was still a-go. It's Harrogate Convention Complex being used as a Nightingale Hospital. Though not confirmed yet it seems to be mostly agreed none of the MCM complexes will be hosting comic cons this year because of...well, the whole morgue aspect, being deeply upsetting and  concerning for both organizers and attendees.

A bit macabre and pessimistic maybe, and I truly want nothing more right now than to know be in the pub come November, nattering over some zines and comics. But man, 2020 is putting everyone through the ringer.

Anyhow, just read Spooks Book 4 and it's brilliant, so Books 5 and 6 will be on my shopping list! Ah hah!

Books & Comics / Re: Cinebooks
« on: 13 April, 2020, 03:46:34 PM »
Bringing my collection out of storage for the move post lockdown has made me realize how many Cinebook series i've got but need to actually read. Antares, Namibia, Lament of the Lost Moores, and the 4th Spooks book. Happy weeks reading ahead.

I highly doubt Thought Bubble will be happening this year which make me sad, it's  been a good three years or so since I checked out the Cinebook stand, shame on me.

Off Topic / Re: Day of Chaos 2: a.Covid-19 thread.
« on: 12 April, 2020, 03:58:42 PM »
The entire website has had broken assets and artifacts for me since it's last update...

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 11 April, 2020, 12:36:24 PM »
I remember seeing Audition on 35MM at the Prince Charles.

You could tell when THE moment happens, who in that screening hadn't seen it before.

Sheer. Bloody. Terror.

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