Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Anchor Bay Clams...

...(minus Mania) arrived today:

Earlier today I bought an app for my phone - "Movies" from Flickster" - that organizes all of the movies you own/have seen. If you don't already have it, I highly suggest it. I'm using it to keep track of all of my tapes.

I got mine off of the android market, but I'm pretty sure you can get it for the iPhone as well.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

VHS Gifs

Just for the hell of it and because they're kind of mesmerizing.

Fourth of July Jackpot

Before the 4th of the July festivities yesterday afternoon, I got bored and headed to my local "Half-Priced Books" store. They have a rotating rack of vhs tapes for a dollar a piece set up front. I was browsing through them, putting the ones that interested me in my basket when I came upon some cover art that caught my eye:

Recon Game AKA Open Season (NOT the animated adventure with the giant bear). I had never heard of this movie, but grabbed it just because of the cover. I mean, look at those man boobs...

Anyway, I came home and looked the tape up on ebay and saw that it was going for ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS. I couldn't believe my eyes, so I went to amazon to check it out. Once again, a copy going for $92. After asking around on a VHS collectors facebook group I belong to, I come to find out that this tape is indeed super rare and worth the amount that it's being sold for. It was copied from a European version (poorly copied at that) and scarcely distributed throughout the US.

I can't really find much more about it plot-wise, but from the description on the back I think it's about three guys that get back from Vietnam and end up hunting women??? I'll probably watch it soon and find out - in which case I'll end up writing a review for it. You can watch the whole thing in parts on youtube if you're interested:

Nothing better than buying something for a dollar to later find out that it's worth 100 times that.

Here are some of my other grabs from yesterday. The Undead Rising box is a hologram, which is pretty cool and I was also really excited to find Dolemite.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Newest Arrivals

Just got back from a long week in Mexico and came home to these waiting for me:

I seriously need to catch up on my viewing time, though. Along with these, I probably have about 8 other movies to check out when I have spare time. I sometimes wish I had no responsibilities so I could just have a 72 hour movie marathon including some beer, some unhealthy food, and a comfortable sofa and/or reclining chair. Someday....