REVIEW: ’68: Jungle Jim

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68 jjWhen I first tried ’68 I didn’t really care for it, then I checked out a one shot called Jungle Jim, this issue I liked a lot and from there started reading ’68. What started with a one shot Image expanded to a four issue series, and I was glad that it happened. If you’re not familiar with ’68 it’s basically a comic set during the Vietnam War in 1968, however there also happens to be zombies roaming around. Jungle Jim is sort of like the Punisher of this Vietnam zombie war. He wears what some would consider a costume, he appears out of nowhere and cleans house on whatever kind of enemy is there. Jungle Jim is not actually a man named Jim, it’s a helmet he wears a tribute to the real Jungle Jim a man who he believes is now a zombie roaming around the jungle. While fighting zombies and (in this case) saving a group of orphans from the Viet Cong he also searches out the zombified remains of his friend. While my reading of the overall ’68 series is still limited at this point I really liked Jungle Jim a lot. It covers a good spread here, anyone that likes zombies, war comics or vigilantes and heroes would fall under the umbrella of people that should be reading this. It’s pretty great so get into it.

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REVIEW: World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

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World_War_Z_book_coverMax Books (The son of the great Mel Brooks) has written one of the best, maybe the best, zombie book ever written. It is a person by person account of a global zombie war. The book is told through interviews of various people all done after the war has ended, they all tell of a different period during the war and from a different part of the world. The zombie invasion spread differently in different parts of the world. These interviews take you through the initial appearances of the zombies, the denial the world had then the panic once everything set in. You learn how people tried to migrate to the extreme north to get away and finally when the world decided to fight back. This book is really great start to finish; the story that is told is one that seems to chronicle a real world war that had taken place. Even years later (when these interviews take place) you still hear how they have not completely recovered. If you’re a fan of zombies this is a must read book.

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Releases Worth Getting September 25, 2012

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Music:

Buzzcocks: Orgasm Addict Live
Crucial Youth: Singles Going Straight 1986-1991
B. B. King: Ladies and Gentleman…Mr. B.B. King
Waylon Jennings: Goin Down Rockin: The Last Recordings
Steve Harris: British Lion
DVD/Blu-Ray:

Marvel’s The Avengers
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1
Bond 50: The Complete 22 Film Collection
American Horror Story
Richard Pryor Collection (See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Stir Crazy, The Toy)
ESPN Films 30 for 30: Film Favorites Collection
Reel Baseball: Baseball’s Golden Era
Shaolin Deadly Kicks / Chase Step By Step
Arachnophobia
Lone Wolf & Cub Complete
Rescue Me: The Complete Series
Gamera The Brave
CatDog: Season Two, Part 2
Zombie
Maniac

Releases Worth Getting October 15, 2011

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Music:
Kimya Dawson: Thunder Thighs
Iced Earth: Dystopia
Pujol: Nasty Brutish & Short

DVD/Blu-Ray:
Batman: Year One
The Goonies
Cape Fear
Zombie
Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest
Captain America / Captain America II: Death Too Soon
The Howling Reborn
Ray Charles: Live In France 1961
Dragon Dynasty’s Ultimate Kung Fu 4pk Box Set

REVIEW: Revenge of the Living Dead Girls

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Revenge of the Living Dead Girls (La revanche des mortes vivantes) is a French zombie movie from 1987, it’s got its ups and downs starting right from the gate. The title sequence is overlaid by an annoying woman screaming, I can only hope she’s being murdered for getting on my nerves this badly. We start things out with something you see everyday, a woman hitchhiking in a fur coat. Add in a trucker, a shifty seeming biker and we’re off! Things don’t take long to start getting strange, we’ve got some mystery chemical being poured into the container in the truck then cut scene to a woman in her underwear apparently being poisoned by her breakfast cereal milk. A string of serial milk deaths take place and a mystery is afoot. The first zombie appearance happens at about the twenty-five minute mark, with a very ‘Night of the Living Dead’ esq shot. The plot thickens as we find out chemicals from a lab are being ‘disposed of’ in the local grave yard. Two thirds of the way through the movie things start to become a little confusing, part zombie movie, part the story of shady business dealings and blackmail. The movie almost doesn’t seem where it’s going but does a pretty decent job of holding things together. Some of the dubbing seems stupid enough that they just threw in lines to match up the lip movement, the makeup effects for the zombies appear to be masks (but pretty good ones) and the plot is a little wacky but over all this is a pretty fun zombie movie. Not really for the faint of heart of the narrow-minded but if you can find the fun in ridiculous things and gore there’s much worse you can do. This movie also provides some valuable lessons, wear a cup, zombie brides will bite off your dick. Also they will drown you in a pool and leave you after attacking like a school of sharks. Don’t leave your car because these zombies aren’t above grand theft auto, and kidnapping the hooker you just picked up to have a zombie orgy with. And For all you pervs out there there’s a pretty attractive female that tends to run around fully nude from time to time, small chested but cute in that slutty kinda way. As well as another fully nude hottie that pops up. And a naked hooker. Clocking in at around an hour and fourteen minutes it’s pretty short for your average movie but I don’t think it could have run too much longer.

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Releases Worth Getting May 25, 2010

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DVD/Blu-Ray:
Django
Class of Nuke ‘Em High
Tromeo and Juliet
City of the Living Dead (Special Edition)
Music:
Daniel Johnston: Story of An Artist
David Cross: Bigger and Blackerer

Releases worth getting Feb 2, 2010

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DVD/Blu-ray:
Zombieland
Ong Bak 2
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero: Season 1.3
The Wolf Man (Special Edition)
Bonnie & Clyde [Blu-ray]
The Departed [Blu-ray]
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas [Blu-ray]
The Godfather (Coppola Restoration) [Blu-ray]
The Godfather Part II (Coppola Restoration) [Blu-ray]
He Was a Quiet Man [Blu-ray]
The Lost [Blu-ray]
Mystic River [Blu-ray]
Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior [Blu-ray]
Spiral [Blu-ray]
Unforgiven [Blu-ray]
Walk the Line [Blu-ray]

Music:
Muddy Waters: Blues Legend
B.B. King: B.B.’s Blues
Korpiklaani: Karkelo (Vinyl)
Amon Amarth: Avenger (Vinyl)
Overkill: Ironbound
Exodus: Shovel Headed Tour Machine
Hanson Brothers: My Game
Hanson Brothers: Brad

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