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Tuesday, 29 May 2007
Friday, 25 May 2007
I finally completed all those review updates. Now all the reviews are grammatically correct, factually up-to-date and mostly uniformly formatted. If you missed any of the reviews before, or only scanned through them, nows the time to get re-equated!
Coming soon: There are two reviews for next week! A Ronald L. Marchini double bill - Omega Cop and the sequel Karate Cop!
Tuesday, 22 May 2007
The Book of Eli
Just yesterday there was discussion on the message board about why there were no new PA's without Zombies. Well, prepare for some great news!
We're not talking B-movie - we're talking A. We're talking Joel Silver, we're talking the Hughes Brothers, we're talking post-apocalyptic western!!! We're talking about The Book of Eli. Please, please, please be good!
"The script, which Warner bought earlier this year, centers on a lone hero who must fight his way across the wasteland of post-apocalyptic America to protect a sacred book that might hold the key to saving the future of humanity."
Thanks to Mad Matt on the message board for the heads up!
Monday, 21 May 2007
Slipstream has just received a superb review from Nate. Well worth a read if you've seen it or not!
Phew, another busy day over. The final few reviews should receive their updates in the next few days. Expect a new review in roughly one weeks time.
22 New Scans
Saturday, 19 May 2007
I have added 13 new hi-res scans to the Turkish page. Thanks to Metin for supplying them!
Over 20 new Australian scans will be up on Monday!
The World Gone Wild review has had it's update (only about five more to do now). By the way, World Gone Wild is a huge clue to the suprise mentioned below! Can anyone work it out?
Wednesday, 16 May 2007
We have a new review up today, and it's our first guest review! Thanks to Nate Decker for his extensive thoughts on In the Year 2889.
Additionally we have been working tirelessly on updating all the old reviews (especially the grammar). So far Endgame, Empire of Ash and Clash of the Warlords have all had some good spit and polish; the rest will be dealt with soon. All future reviews will not need this due to new quality control help from Nate.
Finally, I have more pictures for the Australian and Turkish section to put up - please be patient - I'm going as fast as I can!
A little bit more information about Mutant Chronicles has sneaked out.
The story goes that the Earth's natural resources have run out and four corporations have risen to fight for whats left. Then, to top it off, someone accidentally lets loose millions of "Necromutants."
The website is looking nice but there are lots of 'coming soon' pages. The film will be at Cannes so we should get some more news by next week. Click on the poster to the right to see a much bigger version.
A new low-budget PA for you folks to keep an eye out for. No news on a DVD release but I will keep you updated. Thanks to Wraith for the tip-off on the message board. Check out the cool trailer.
From the website:
Civilization reverted to barbarianism...
A man called Ezra Crane wanders this broken world alone.
Tuesday, 15 May 2007
The London Paper
I just though you might like to see this short article that apeared in the evening paper.
Friday, 11 May 2007
Terminator 4 (robo apocalypse?) and The Swarm
One confirmation of a title and one new one.
Terminator 4 is now set for a 2009 release and is said to be a part one of a new trilogy! Lots of gossip here. Ain't It Cool is reporting some interesting post-apocalyptic gossip:
The script is said to center on a 30-something John Connor leading rag tag fugitive humans against the machines in our “future”.
Comments on T4?
Second is a film based on Frank Schatzing's The Swarm. Here is a link to the news and here is Amazon's description of the novel:
Whales begin sinking ships. Toxic, eyeless crabs poison Long Island's water supply. The North Sea shelf collapses, killing thousands in Europe. Around the world, countries are beginning to feel the effects of the ocean's revenge as the seas and their inhabitants begin a violent revolution against mankind. In this riveting novel, full of twists, turns, and cliffhangers, a team of scientists discovers a strange, intelligent life force called the Yrr that takes form in marine animals, using them to wreak havoc on humanity for our ecological abuses.
Not quite post-apocalyptic but worth keeping an eye on.
Thursday, 10 May 2007
28 Weeks Later
I managed to see a preview of this on Tuesday, and boy was it good. Check out my review!
Armageddagain: The Day Before Tomorrow
The Movie Blog today reports that Screen Gems has purchased the rights to Armageddagain: The Day Before Tomorrow, a spoof of the disaster movie genre. Directed by Robert Moniot (Pearl Harbor II: Pearlmageddon anyone?) I imagine this one will almost certainly end with the world blowing up.
Wednesday, 9 May 2007
28 Days Later
New Resident Evil Poster
Saturday, 5 May 2007
A Fallout 3 (PC Game) teaser page is now up and promises more information in a months time.
Thanks to Troc on the message board for the nudge. Also thanks to Wraith who sent in this great looking trailer for a new movie, The Men Who Fell:
Thursday, 3 May 2007
Things to Come
Last night I was lucky enough to get a ticket to the exclusive opening film of the SCI-FI-London film festival. The film was a HD remastered extended version of William Cameron Menzies 1936 epic Things to Come based on the H.G. Wells novel.
I was interested to find that the film has a strong post-apocalyptic element that runs for a large chunk of the movie. People always note the plasma screens and the mobile phones from the second half of the film, but what interested me was the impressively believable display of a decaying war weary society. After many years of war the people live in ruins and no longer know who the enemy is.
A warlord rules over the desolate town that is full of shabbily dressed people living in bombed out buildings. Cars are pulled by horse and the warlords leading airman spends his time trying to repair ancient bi-planes despite the lack of petrol. What we see here is a precursor for the small desolate village society that can be seen in nearly all of the 80's PA's . Whats unusual is the fact that despite the good intentions of the leader, he is the real problem holding the society back.
This film has no doubt influenced the post-apocalyptic genre, and I would argue it is just as important as Mad Max 2, indeed some of the scripting is above and beyond any PA's we have had in the past 30 years.
I recognize this is an acquired taste these days, but there is nothing stopping you checking it out as the film is available to watch at Archive.org. Look out for the upcoming DVD release with extra footage and a digitally remastered transfer.
And the cherry on the top? John Landis was there (thats me on the right)!
Wednesday, 2 May 2007
News Rush (Updated)
Nothing big, but a few interesting little bits.
Ain't it Cool News has reviewed the first Wasteland comic compilation. I have read issue 1 and 4 (don't ask) and would say it is well worth a look. Read it here.
Digitalgodd over on the message board noticed that Mutant Chronicles is now under production. This looks very promising.
Another film in production is Doomsday. Sounding very similar to 28 Days Later the film impresses with its cast and crew. Apocalyptic as appose to PA I think.
Amazingly BOTH above films star Sean Pertwee!
On TV last night, Sky 3's Movies' Greatest Cars put Mad Max's Interceptor in the top five (stupidly I forgot the number) . I can't find any links about the show, but this is interesting: Is Mad Max the greatest car movie?