Aug/2020

Hi Bryan Here….

Sam Raimi has started shotting his ‘Oz: The Great and Powerful’ and released the full official synopsis of the film.  Tons of great stars are in this film including: James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams, and Zach Braff.  I’m glad Raimi is back in the director’s chair again doing an epic film.  This could be amazing.  Looking forward to it.  Will the classic car make an appearance or Bruce Campbell in any way shape or form.  Let’s hope.

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Sam Raimi and Jackie Chan Team Up To Form a Film Studio!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 18th, 2016

Hi everyone, Bryan Here….

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Interestingly enough, the guy who brought us ‘The Evil Dead‘ and the guy who played ‘The Drunken Master‘ (Sam Raimi and Jackie Chan respectively), have teamed up to create a joint venture film company in China called Allegory Films. There’s a third amigo here too by the name of Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, which is the director of ‘The Tourist’. The company is slated to make at least two films a year with Jackie Chan holding a 60% stake in the studio and the other 40% going to von Donnersmarck and Raimi.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

 

 

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You know how One Direction causes pubescent girls across the globe to squeal with glee? Now take that intensity and obsessive behavior and attach it to millions of guys that follow comic books and video games the way a stock trader follows the Nasdaq, then you can understand the genius of Screen Gems bringing out Sam Raimi at Comic-Con today.

 

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The ‘World of Warcraft’ Movie Will Be Directed By…..

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 20th, 2013

Hi, Bryan Here….

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Legendary Pictures announced today and the San Diego Comic Con their director for the long awaited live-action version of ‘World of Warcraft’, based on the expansive online game. At one point within the past few years, Sam Raimi was in talks to direct this project, but all of that fell through so he could direct ‘Oz The Great and Powerful‘ and reboot his ‘Evil Dead‘ series. Needless to say, Raimi is no longer involved in the production.

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Hi, Bryan Here…..

This past summer, Disney debuted Sam Raimi’s teaser trailer for ‘Oz The Great and Powerful’ at Comic-Con.  A few months have passed, and now we have the full length trailer with tons of new footage.  The film stars James Franco, Zach Braff, Michelle Williams, and Rachel Weisz. The film opens up March 8, 2013.  Can’t wait.  This trailer looks amazing.

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Hi Bryan Here….

I still haven’t had a chance to see this yet, but I have been hearing great things.  It really seems like they did this X-Men film right.  If only they got director Matthew Vaughn to direct ‘X3’.  But so far, people are saying this is right at the top with the best superhero films out there and one of the most satisfying films of the year.  Can’t wait to see it.  Enjoy FedMex’s review below.

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Sam Raimi Will Direct “The Day of the Triffids”

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 21st, 2010

One of my favorite directors, Sam Raimi, has signed on to direct the remake of the AWESOME old horror film, “The Day of the Triffids”.  Sam Raimi started out making old horror films by the names of Evil Dead 1 & 2 and Army of Darkness.  He also went on to make the three Spider-Man films. He is a genius when it comes to entertaining an audience and filmmaking.

Oh God I hope Bruce Campbell makes an appearance in this film.  I do not see why he wouldn’t.

For those of you haven’t read the book or seen the old movie, Day of the Triffids is about highly intelligent plants who are brutally aggressive and murderous and who can move on their three like plant legs and communicate with one another and kill humans.  The plants start doing this to the humans after a meteor shower renders all who witnessed the meteors falling to become blind which is like 99% of the population.

I can’t wait to see this.



Hey guys, Jana here,

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We are closing in on Texas Frightmare Weekend for 2017 with just a little under two weeks to go. May 5 will be upon us before we know it and all the glorious events will be open and ready for us, the avid fan, rabid amateur filmmaker, the nuclear family. Whatever form you’re in, you’re going to enjoy the Southwest’s premier horror convention and film festival. If you’ve got an interest in genre film, you’re not going to want to be anywhere else but the Hyatt Regency DFW Airport May 5-7, 2017, for the 12th annual event.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Be careful what you wish for, unless it’s the Vestron Video Collector’s Series release of the ‘Wishmaster‘ Collection! That should work as long as you just leave it at the one wish, right? If you’re a fan of this cult classic series you’re going to want this limited-edition Blu-ray that contains all four films with never-before seed special features from Lionsgate. The collection will be available March 28.  Read the rest of this entry »



Hey guys, Jana here,

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Time to experience Sam Raimi’s ‘Army of Darkness‘ like never before with an all new collector’s edition. This special edition comes with everything, interviews with the stars, alternate endings, audio commentaries, exclusive production sketches and so much more!

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‘Xena: Warrior Princess’ Is In The Works!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jul 20th, 2015

Hey guys, Jana here,

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Nothing is sacred in Hollywood and that now includes ‘Xena: Warrior Princess‘. Original executive producers Rob Tapert and Sam Raimi, along with NBC and NBC Universal International are searching for a writer that can bring the 20 year old series back to the small screen.

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Evil Dead Blu-Ray Review

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 9th, 2010

The Movie: The epic legendary film that spawned Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness and gave the world Bruce “Man-God” Campbell.  Riddled with humor, genuine scary moments, and buckets upon buckets of blood and gore bring you this amazing achievement in movie making.  This marks the directorial debut of Sam Raimi.  Known to most as the director of the Spider-Man movies.


This movie was made on a budget that would equal the coffee supply on a James Cameron movie for one day.  It was made with friends and family over the matter of twelve weeks and sometimes only having a crew of five people and that was including actors.  Sam’s creative use of the camera and genuine talent for terror blasted this film to cult status quickly.


The story you have seen and heard a million times before.  Group of college kids got to a remote cabin in the woods for a weekend for some fun and romance and they unearth a horrible EVIL that possesses the living into flesh eating cannibals who can fly.  The only way to kill one of these undead people is by total dismemberment.


Our hero of the movie is not your typical hero.  He is a man played by Bruce Campbell named Ashley Williams who works at S-Mart in the housewares section.  Just a regular guy who basically gets tortured throughout the movie.


Bruce Campbell and his chin are fantastic throughout this film and the two that followed.  He brings his charm and one liners that have stood the test of time and will continue to do so.


Evil Dead deserves the most consideration and adoration.  Not only because it was made by friends on a cheap budget, but for how creative everyone was with what they had and how it is a genuine awesome film in every way and still continues to be one of the scariest films and goriest films of all time.


The Packaging: Brought to you by Anchor Bay in this Limited Edition bluray/dvd 2-disc set, the bluray is on BD50 and the second disc has all of the special features.  Once at the great full motion menu screen you can choose between two aspect ratios.  1.33:1 and 1.85:1.  One is enhanced and one is not.  The enhanced one, well, enhances the original copy so it is not so shaky.  But you know the shakiness of it all makes it that much better.


The Picture and Sound: This is by far the best copy of this movie I have ever seen and heard and believe me there has been tons of releases of this movie.  The blacks are incredibly deep and accurate and shadows are better than expected.  There is still grain but by no means does it take away from the picture itself and it adds to the gritty cinematic experience.  There is excellent saturation in color throughout the film and this is a prime example of how HD transfers should be.  I’m speaking to you “Asshole” George Lucas.  The vocals are beautifully precise and clear and never overwhelmed by stinging loud pops or action scenes.  The off screen atmospheric sounds are astounding and gives the film it’s frightening presence.  For fans of this film, this truly is the ultimate edition to own.  Again, it has never sounded or looked this great.


The Extras: Anchor Bay releases a 2nd disc of features that could be found on all the previous discs before.  Sad I know, but this tells me that this is not the final all Ultimate Edition of Evil Dead we will see.  Quite a bit of fun in these extras.

The only thing new on here is on the blu ray disc which has new commentary with Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi, and Rob Tapert which is exclusive to this bluray release.  Now if you have not heard Bruce Campbell commentary before, his commentaries on movies are legendary.  They are roll on the floor laugh out loud funny.  It is a highly informative track that covers funny anecdotes and the horrors of making this film over four years.  I will say this is not the funniest commentary I have heard for it, but it is worth it.

A 54 minute documentary of interviews of some of the cast and other filmmakers of the horror genre weigh in on their love for the movie.  It is called “One by One We Will Take You: The Untold Saga of The Evil Dead”.  You will see some very cool behind the scenes acting and flubs, the history of making the movie, and the reaction to the movie upon release.

Next is “The Evil Dead: Treasures from the Cutting Room Floor” which is an hour long of deleted scenes and alternate takes which some I have never seen before.  some really cool gory stuff in here.  A must watch.

Then onto “The Ladies of the Dead Meet Bruce Campbell” which is where Bruce sits down with the three ladies of the film in present time and discuss the making of the movie.  Tons of hilarious anecdotes and confessions are made here.  Very entertaining. This runs about 30 minutes.

Next is “Discovering The Evil Dead” which is a cool feature that tells in 13 minutes how this movie made history and went on to success.

Next up is the 20 minute “Unconventional” which has the stars joined by Rob Tapert and Ted Raimi now and shows them discussing their insights and careers in the horror genre.  Really great watch.

The 12 minute “At the Drive-In” extra shows the entire cast at an outdoor screening of Evil Dead in Chicago giving away dvds to fans who answer trivia.  Pretty funny.

This 30 minute “Reunion Panel” is an extension of the previous extra which is basically a Q&A session.  Great great stuff here.

This short two minute feature entitled “The Book of the Dead: The Other Pages” shows Ash looking through the entire book and seeing every page.  Really creepy and cool artwork you have never seen.

An even shorter 1 minute make up test is shown.

Trailers of the film.


This is a must own for any fan of the horror genre or Bruce Campbell fan.  This bluray looks tip top and I am looking forward to showing friends this after midnight.




My Bloody Valentine – My Bloody Podcast #80!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 12th, 2020

Here is the super spectacular milestone 80th episode of the most fun horror podcast under the MULTI-MEDIA MEN banner called ‘My Bloody Podcast‘, where the show is related to all things HORROR! Here on this new episode, hosts  Bryan Kluger from Boomstick Comics and High Def Digest and Preston Barta of Fresh Fiction and the Denton Record-Chronicle talk about everything we love about horror movies, tv shows, and horror-themed music. Our Feature Presentation this week is all about the 1981 film MY BLOODY VALENTINE.

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Here is the super spectacular 58th episode of the most fun horror podcast under the MULTI-MEDIA MEN banner called ‘My Bloody Podcast‘, where the show is related to all things HORROR! Here on this new episode, host Preston Barta of Fresh Fiction and the Denton Record-Chronicle welcomes back Bryan Kluger from Boomstick Comics and High Def Digest to talk about everything we love about horror movies, tv shows, and horror themed music. Our Feature Presentation this week is the new Mondo release of Buffy the Vampire Slayer “Once More With Feeling” on vinyl and Netflix’s Stranger Things Season 3.

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The Perfection – My Bloody Podcast #52!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 24th, 2019

Here is the super spectacular 52nd episode of the most fun horror podcast under the MULTI-MEDIA MEN banner called ‘My Bloody Podcast‘, where the show is related to all things HORROR! Here on this new show, Preston Barta from Fresh Fiction and the Denton Record-Chronicle and I talk about everything we love about horror movies, tv shows, and horror themed music. Our Feature Presentation this week is Richard Shepard’s newest film, which is exclusively on Netflix – ‘The Perfection‘.

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Army of Darkness – My Bloody Podcast #50!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 9th, 2019

Here is the super spectacular 50th episode of the most fun horror podcast under the MULTI-MEDIA MEN banner called ‘My Bloody Podcast‘, where the show is related to all things HORROR! Here on this new show, Preston Barta from Fresh Fiction and the Denton Record-Chronicle and I talk about everything we love about horror movies, tv shows, and horror themed music. Our Feature Presentation this week is Sam Raimi’s 1993 opus ‘ARMY OF DARKNESS’!

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Re-Animator – My Bloody Podcast #49!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 6th, 2019

Here is the super spectacular 49th episode of the most fun horror podcast under the MULTI-MEDIA MEN banner called ‘My Bloody Podcast‘, where the show is related to all things HORROR! Here on this new show, Preston Barta from Fresh Fiction and the Denton Record-Chronicle and I talk about everything we love about horror movies, tv shows, and horror themed music. Our Feature Presentation this week is Stuart Gordon’sRe-Animator‘ from 1985.

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is the best animated movie of 2018. It is funny, charming, exciting, and carries an emotional weight I didn’t expect. Even in a year with Incredibles 2Spider-Verse manages to reach higher highs in action and storytelling.

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My Bloody Podcast #16 – ‘Deep Blue Sea’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 8th, 2018

Here is the super spectacular 16th episode of the newest podcast under the MULTI-MEDIA MEN banner called ‘My Bloody Podcast‘, where the show is related to all things HORROR! Here on this new show, Preston Barta from Fresh Fiction and the Denton Record-Chronicle and I talk about everything we love about horror movies, tv shows, and horror themed music. 

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Here is the 3rd episode of the newest podcast under the MULTI-MEDIA MEN banner called ‘My Bloody Podcast‘, where the show is related to all things HORROR! Here on this new show, Preston Barta from Fresh Fiction and the Denton Record Chronicle and myself talk about everything we love about horror movies, tv shows, and horror themed music.  In our third episode, our topics include discussions about a new horror movie called ‘Crawl‘ from Sam Raimi and Alexandre Aja, the upcoming Texas Frightmare Weekend Horror Convention, My Pet Monster possibly getting another live-action film, and give you “Bloody Recommendations” of two vintage horror films, being ‘Wolfen‘ and ‘Werewolf Woman‘. Our big topic is of course ‘Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives‘, where we discuss the film and its soundtrack, which features a ton of Alice Cooper. It was so much fun. This episode is guaranteed to thrill you, chill you, and fulfill you. 

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Back in 2009, the brilliant filmmaker Sam Raimi journeyed back to his horror roots and made a fun-as-hell horror-comedy film called ‘Drag Me To Hell‘. For those of you who don’t remember who Sam Raimi is, movies like ‘Evil Dead II‘, ‘Army of Darkness‘, ‘The Spider-Man Trilogy‘, and ‘Darkman‘ are some of his accomplishments. Raimi and his brother and frequent collaborator Ivan Raimi had an idea for a horror film called ‘The Curse‘, but when Raimi booked the ‘Spider-Man‘ gig, that film was put on hold for the next decade. After ‘Spider-Man 3‘ was released, Sam and Ivan went quickly back to their idea to work on a low budget horror film again, which turned into ‘Drag Me To Hell’.

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After Sam Raimi (The Evil Dead Trilogy) got done filming ‘Spider-Man‘ movies and a variety of other non-horror projects, the master filmmaker returned to his roots with a fun-as-hell film called ‘Drag Me To Hell‘, which mixed his unique style of silly humor and ultimate terror. The film was released in 2009 and was a return to form for Raimi, before he got on board with revamping ‘The Evil Dead‘ in TV series form. The new collector’s Edition Blu-ray will be available on February 13th and have theatrical and unrated cuts of the film, a new transfer, and new interviews with the cast. Prior bonus features will also be available here too. I can’t wait for this one.

 

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Film Review #2: Spider-Man: Homecoming!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 7th, 2017

Dan M., here….

Spider-Man: Homecoming is a really good “Marvel” (too lazy to explain all the Sony stuff) movie that is hopefully the breath of fresh air the MCU needs. It had much smaller stakes, much more realized supporting cast and World that they operated in, a good villain that made sense, and a finale that didn’t turn into a $45million CGI punching. If the future of the solo Marvel films is going to be smaller universe conflicts that are more narrowly focused like this and Ant-Man? I am here for it. Leave space to Guardians & Thor, the end of the World to the Avengers, and weird dimensions to Doctor Strange. Give me low level criminals that Spider-Man has to fight before a math test to break those huge films up any day of the week.

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Willem Dafoe Joins the ‘Justice League’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 19th, 2016

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Willem Dafoe joins the small group of actors to portray both Marvel and DC characters. Dafoe played the Green Goblin in Sam Raimi’sSpider-Man‘ films, and now the actor is joining the ‘Justice League‘ on the superhero side of things, rather than a villain.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Zack Snyder has placed J.K. Simmons in the middle of another superhero world, this time making him Gotham City police commissioner Gordon in his upcoming ‘The Justice League‘. This is the same man that anchored Sam Raimi’sSpider-Man‘ at the Daily Planet as J. Jonah Jameson beginning in 2002 and running through three films before the property was rebooted.

Ironically, just last week Simmons stated that he’s open to playing Jameson again in the latest MCU reboot of ‘Spider-Man‘ that is starring Tom Holland, Marisa Tomei and Zendaya.

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Horror Movies in 2016 To Look Out For!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 10th, 2016

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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It’s 2016 and that means more and more movies will be coming out for all of us to spend all of our hard earned money on. If you’re a fan of the horror genre, here is a look at what horror movies to expect this year. This is not the ‘be all – end all’ horror movie list for 2016. There will be more that come out for sure, so keep your eyes peeled. That being said, this is a good starting guide for what to expect. There looks to be some great ones as well as some not so great ones. Let us know what excites you most.

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Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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Most of you already know that my favorite movie of all time is in fact ‘Army of Darkness‘. It has been my favorite movie since I first saw it back in 1993 where I thought Bruce Campbell could do no wrong. He still hasn’t. ‘Army of Darkness‘ just has everything you’d ever want in a movie, whether it be thrills, chills, one-liners, romance, a chainsaw, or a boomstick. Hell, I even named my comic book store in Dallas, Boomstick Comics after the film. Needless to say, my house is packed with signed posters, books, action figures, and literally every VHS, DVD, and Blu-release of this movie. I think I own this movie and the other ‘Evil Dead‘ films 20 times over now.

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