Sunday, March 29, 2020

The Horror Movie BBQ Podcast: Ninja Turtles!

COWABUNGA!

 Today on The Horror Movie BBQ Podcast, Jon of TheSewerDen and my cohost on TPIF, Tommy "TC" Coombs are ready to have a totally rad slice of nostalgia goodness when we revisit our memories of the 1990 classic, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! We discuss it all! The promotions! The foods! The toys! Danny's shirts! April's Sassy Jumpsuit! And everything in between!












So grab your bandana, your ticket stub to Critters and a piece of pizza, and enjoy the show!
-Chad

Sunday, March 22, 2020

All Hail Serpentor! THIS IS I COMMAND!

This may upset a lot of you, but I wasn't a Cobra Commander fanatic as a kid as much as other GI Joe fans were. He was whiny, incompetent and kind of annoying. I never really bought into the idea that he could lead Cobra and truly defeat the Joes. But then in 1986, I was introduced to the true leader of the famed terrorist organization...I was introduced to...SERPENTOR!



Friday, March 6, 2020

TPIF: The Convention Episode!

Yup, you heard right. The bad boys of Thank Pod It's Funny are back with a brand new episode! Taking a brief detour in the subject matter, we'll be discussing our favorite, least favorite and most legendary convention stories throughout the years. We figured since convention season is upon us, and we all became friends through conventions, it would be a fun chat to have! So sit back, enjoy and hear of our rather geeky exploits through the years!

Thursday, February 27, 2020

The Horror Movie BBQ Podcast: ToyFair 2020 Review

The Horror Movie BBQ Podcast returns for another fun discussion about what else! TOYS!

I was joined by my good friend and huge toy geek, Richard Mayerik, to discuss all our favorite and not so favorite reveals from ToyFair 2020. We touch on a lot of subjects and cover a lot of ground, so be prepared to take an audio tour of the great event with us!


-Chad

Monday, February 24, 2020

Review: My Bloody Valentine (Collectors Edition) by Scream Factory!



SYNOPSIS:  "On Valentine's Day, someone always loses their heart. Twenty years ago, this small town lost more than that. When supervisors abandoned their posts to attend the town's annual holiday dance, a tragedy claimed the lives of five miners. The sole survivor, Harry Warden, was institutionalized, but returned for a vengeful massacre on the disaster's first anniversary.
Nineteen years later, the town is gearing up for another Valentine's Day party. Teen sweethearts T.J. and Sarah, along with their friend Axel, are among the excited partygoers. But when a box of candy containing an eerie warning and blood-soaked heart arrive, the townsfolk realize that romance is as good as dead. And so are they..."



THOUGHTS: Well, it's been well over a decade since we've last seen this slasher hit bluray, or any home media release in North America thanks to our friends at LionsGate. A good disc, not a lot of extras but decent enough transfer. It sadly quickly went out of print and became highly sought after by collectors and slasher fans. The best part? It included the legendary "missing footage" deemed way too violent and x-rated. Now, thanks to their amazing and eyecatching 4K transfer, Scream Factory helped us out big time and we get to see the movie as it was originally intended by the director. The movie was absolutely fantastic on it's own, but with the deleted scenes, it's even more gory.

But don't be fooled. It's not just a cut 'em up, who did it slasher. It's got a lotta depth to it and a very emotional story including a love triangle involving three friends. There's not a lot of slasher movies in my opinion that can match it's fun and memorable kills with a decent story, but this one does. I'd actually argue that it's one of the few 1980s slashers that hold up and this transfer helps big time. It's almost like watching the movie for the first time all over again.


And for fans who are loyal to the original poster, you can see Scream put their best efforts to make the new cover/artwork as loyal as possible. One of the best covers to actually capture the feeling of the original.  

Bonus Features

DISC ONE: THEATRICAL VERSION
  • NEW 4K Scan Of The Original Camera Negative
  • NEW An Anemic Valentine – An Interview With Director George Mihalka
  • NEW From The Heart – An Interview With Actor Paul Kelman
  • NEW Friends Of Mine – An Interview With Actress Lori Hallier
  • NEW Axel, Be My Valentine – An Interview With Actor Neil Affleck
  • NEW Becoming Sylvia – An Interview With Actress Helene Udy
  • NEW The Secret Keeper – An Interview With Actor Rob Stein
  • NEW Broken Hearts And Broken Bones – An Interview With Special Makeup Effects Designer Tom Burman
  • NEW Holes In The Heart – A Look At The Difference Between The Theatrical Version And The Uncut Version
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Original TV Spots
  • Original Radio Spots
  • Still Gallery
DISC TWO: UNCUT VERSION
  • NEW 4K Scan Of The Uncut Original Camera Negative
  • NEW Audio Commentary With Director George Mihalka
  • MY BLOODY VALENTINE 35th Anniversary Cast Reunion Panel At The Bay Of Blood Convention In Florida Featuring Director George Mihalka, Cast Members Lori Hallier, Helene Udy, Rob Stein, Peter Cowper, Thomas Kovacs, Jim Murchison, Alf Humphreys, And Hosted By Brian Singleton
  • Thomas Kovacs Performs “The Ballad Of Harry Warden” At The Bay Of Blood Convention With Peter Cowper And Jim Murchison



This set includes not only two cuts of the film, but some brand new, exclusive extras featuring interviews with cast and crew, brand new commentary with the director, trailers and tv spots, radio spots(always a favorite bonus feature of mine!), and even a deep look at the two versions of the film.My favorite bonus though is the 35th anniversary reunion panel. Don't get me wrong, a documentary and interview is always great, but in my opinion, as a convention enthusiast, a panel discussion can always show the true love and spontanious discussion between cast and crew. I'm very happy to see that included.

 Just like you, I've been waiting for this landmark slasher to get the release it's always deserved and this is it. A solid 10/10.


To order, head over to Shout Factory!

Saturday, February 1, 2020

A Tribute To The Boz!

Ladies and gentlemen...welcome....to The Land of BOZ!


Back in the 1980s and 1990s, athletes and most celebrities in general, were judged by their public personas and no one had a larger persona and chip on their shoulder than Brian Bosworth aka THE BOZ! The young, cocky linebacker broke into the mainstream during his memorable college football career where he became one of the most legendary Oklahoma Sooners. While he helped bring a lot his team, he also brought a lot of controversy. Namely by criticizing the NCAA and even his steroid use. Despite this, he was still a very desired pick by the NFL and Brian was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks where he'd play for 2 seasons until injuries caught up with him. Brian's potential wasn't truly realized in the NFL and he became the butt of many jokes at the time. In many people's minds, The Boz was a complete failure and seen as just another big fish in a little (college football) pond. With his NFL dreams fizzling before his eyes, he had other plans...


Tuesday, January 14, 2020

The Slam of The Night: The 1992 Royal Rumble!



January 19 1992. I remember it like it was yesterday. It was a cold, dark, snowy Saturday evening. Normally at age 9, I'd be watching whatever my mom is watching on CBS but this was a very important night. I was heading over to my best friend's house to listen to the Royal Rumble and play NES. Listen? Yeah, you heard me! He wasn't ordering it but he was gonna have it playing on his TV and we could listen to the action through the scrambled nonsense. That's usually how we did it back then and believe it or not, didn't change our excitement!



It was time, after months of world title shenanigans, to see who would win the 30 man over the top rope Royal Rumble and became the new WWF Champion!


Friday, January 10, 2020

Feel The Wrath of Zeus!




Back in 1989, WWF entered a brand new arena. No not the Palace of Auburn Hills, I'm talking the movie arena. No doubt Vince McMahon had been waiting for years to make a movie to show the rest of the entertainment industry that he truly belongs in their world and wrestling can be seen as legit entertainment, not just some small arena in Illinois. He was hitting the big time and he was bringing Hulk Hogan with him to produce NO HOLDS BARRED .For those who have never seen this movie, it's all about Hulk Hogan playing the most popular wrestler in the world named "Rip Thomas". Not Hulk Hogan. Even though he's essentially Hulk Hogan. Throughout the movie, Rip battles a lot of people, including one he makes crap his pants. But his biggest and best opponent of the movie? The Human Wrecking Machine...ZEUS!


Monday, January 6, 2020

Monday Merch Madness: Wrestlemania 9 Crew Shirt

Most of you know I'm a thrifting fiend. VHS, old toys, promo cups, pillow cases. You name it! If it's a pretty fun item, I'll be sure to grab it. But what about those items I've missed out on? Well, today is...kinda...one of those stories. The one that ALMOST got away.