Showing posts from June, 2019

BONUS EPISODE: Batman 89 Merchandise and Hype!

You didn't think I was through talking to my awesome friends about Batman '89 did you? Oh come now! You'd have to think I'd have gone nuts! On today's special bonus episode of The Horror Movie BBQ Podcast, I'm joined by my pal Jay of The Sexy Armpit and 1/2 of The Purple Stuff Podcast  to discuss the hype job and merchandising bonanza that Batman created. Some who are too young may not realize just how huge this movie was and in order to help make it so huge, you gotta have all the fun side cash grabs! We discuss it all! The toys! The cereal! The commercials! The Batmobiles! The Posters! The...pamphlets?!?!? huh?!?! Yup, we'll be chatting all about what made us kids even crazier for that crazy Bat! -Chad

Horror Movie BBQ Podcast: Celebrating Batman 1989!

Ever dance with the devil in the pale moon light? Today on The Horror Movie BBQ Podcast, I'm joined by William Bruce West of West Week Ever , Corey Chapman of the Chap Report and Ben Scrivens of Fright Rags to celebrate the 30th anniversary of one of the biggest blockbusters of all time, Batman! We discuss the movie, the hype, the marketing, the soundtrack, the trailers and of course...BOB THE GOON! Lots of great memories of that summer are shared from all involved(well, maybe not William) and a lot of laughs are had as we sit back, hop in our Batmobiles and chat about the Dark Knight! -Chad

The Horror Movie BBQ Podcast: 30 Years of Ghostbusters 2!

It's back. After having to deal with my previous podcast hosting site, I've finally been able to find a better host and produce a few new episodes of the Horror Movie BBQ podcast! And what a great episode to make my comeback! Too hot to handle Shawn Robare of and Jason Gross of  for a fun discussion of all things Ghostbusters 2! In this episode, we break down: The Movie! The Promotion! The Soundtrack! The Hardees Promotion! The Impact Real Ghostbusters Had On This Movie!  The Toys! And so much more! Don't forget to check out both Shawn and Jason's sites and give them a follow on Twitter and Facebook as well! -Chad

Mill Creek Loves The 90s!

For the past year or so, our friends at Mill Creek Entertainment has been releasing some of our favorite video store classics in amazing retro VHS packaging. While a lot of hardcore VHS collectors initially wrote this gimmick off as pure cash grab and a little on the stupid side. But in my opinion, a lot of these movies wouldn't get the chance to get a bluray release, let alone with original artwork.  I love these releases. Check out what they've been offering us lately! JURY DUTY: EXCESS BAGGAGE:  OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS: DOUBLE TEAM: For their 1980s collection, the movies were done in the style of the previous release, mainly the Columbia-TriStar packaging with a red and white border with a black cassette peaking out. But now, the 90s collection feature different colored cassettes for each. Colored cassettes were more prevalent in the 90s than the 80s, so this is a nice bonus.The slipcovers themselves, featuring original artwork, are fantastic and real

Review: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie

SYNOPSIS: "Power up with six incredible teens who out-maneuver and defeat evil everywhere as the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers! But this time, the Power Rangers may have met their match when they face off with the most sinister monster the galaxy has ever seen – Ivan Ooze. Unleashed upon the good citizens of Angel Grove after six thousand years of imprisonment, Ivan Ooze strips the Power Rangers of their powers! Now they must journey to a distant planet to learn the secrets of the ancient Ninjetti. Only then will they become empowered with strength enough to restore their Morphin ability and defeat the evil Ivan Ooze. Join the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and their new Ninja Megazord as they fight to save Angel Grove and the world from evil!" THOUGHTS: By 1995, Power Rangers were unstoppable. They had taken over the hearts and minds of children everywhere, yours truly included. The exciting Saturday morning had become a merchandising machine and p