Saturday, January 16, 2010

Inglorious Basterds

I watched Inglorious Basterds last night. I liked it but did not think it was a great film. Better than Death Proof but not by much. I might have liked it better if I hadn't read the script and knew what was going to happen. When I saw the soundtrack listing when the movie came out I did wonder if the "Eastern Condors Theme" was from the Sammo Hung film and it was. He takes the music from Sammo's jumping on metal springboards to kill a guard before he kill his friends. and uses for Eli Roth's buddy taking out one of Hitler's guards. I doubt many people would have gotten the reference and of course "Eastern Condors" is basically a remake of "the Dirty Dozen". The music starts at around 4:20 into the clip.


Friday, January 8, 2010

Big River Man

I can't tell if this a fake documentary or a real film but I really want to see it.

True Legend 2010 kung fu film in 3-D

Yuen Wo Ping returns to directing after spending most of the last decade doing action choreography for the Matrix and Kill Bill films. True Legend stars Chiu Man Cheuk who was the bad guy in Fong Sai Yuk and features Michelle Yeoh and David Carradine. Some of the action scenes were filmed in 3-D. Here is a trailer for it.

Hard Boiled Update 1-8-10

Here are the new arrivals this week.
Orchestre Poly-Rythmo - Echoes Hypnotiques 2xLP on Analog Africa.

Twinsistermoon - Hollow Mountain CD

V/a - 5 Years Of Hyperdub 2xCD

Monolake - Silence 2xLP

Rev. Louis Overstreet - s/t LP Gospel reissue on Mississippi Records.

Clara Rockmore - Art Of The Theremin LP On Mississippi Records.

Spacemen 3 - Sound Of Confusion CD Reissue on Fire Records. One of my favorite records of the 1980's

Can - Soon Over Babluma CD Lower price reissue of classic Krautrock band

Can - Soundtracks CD

E-Man - s/t CASSETTE Limited release of 1984 project by Biosphere.

Wax Poetics #38

Yeti #8

2562 - Unbalance 3xLP Dubstep

Clouds - Spat 12" Dubstep

Quest - Stand 12" Dubstep.


Saturday, January 2, 2010

Neil Gaiman's Statuesque

Here is the short film written and directed by Neil Gaiman for Sky TV in the UK. It stars Billy Nighy and Amanda Palmer.