Tuesday, December 21, 2010

CNAMB Presents: Presents! Part one


I know it's not quite Christmas yet, but I did participate in a sort of Secret Santa (that's not so secret and is officially dubbed, Kringle – it's a Canadian thing) as a part of the wonderful The Gentlemen's Guide to Midnite Cinema community. I did it last year and got some serious goodies, and this time around was no different. The person who had me in this cinematic filled gift exchange was none other than Zach, who many of you may know as T.L. Bugg, the man behind The Lightning Bug's Lair!

Now, because of the whirlwind that went on with some lame-O contest recently, I never had the opportunity to write about the awesome experiences I had at Horrorhound Weekend in Cincinnati back in November. Well, now's not the time, but it was very awesome and I spent not nearly enough time with a whole lot of amazing people that I had physically met for the first time, one of whom was Zach. So, what did Zach get me in this gift exchange? Well, the question should probably be what didn't he get me, because this was some serious shit he sent my way. Allow me to show you…


From left across the top starts with a little Hip-Hop and food related reading material - a clamshell VHS copy of Kill the Golden Goose (staring Ed Parker!) – a VHS copy of Hurricane Smith – a VHS copy of American Ninja (which will look nice next to my copy of American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt!) – and the final VHS belongs to, The Glove (!)!

Down on the bottom from left to right (all DVD) starts with Abel Ferrara's 'R Xmas – an Exploitation Cinema Double Feature featuring the films Mausoleum and Blood SongTeenage Catgirls in Heat – Alex Cox's Straight Hell – and last but certainly not least, Star Knight, a film I had not heard of until I read a review over at the Bug's place. I'm in for a good time from what I remember. 

So while this is a whole ton of awesome, the coolest of the cool for me is that copy of The Glove (!) on VHS. You may or may not know (or care, for that matter) that the first blog review I ever wrote was for The Glove. Heck, I was even lucky enough to be able to talk a bit about the film with the great John Saxon himself. So yeah, that shit is cool.

the glove

So this post is a bit bloated, but I was simply too excited about this great package I received and I simply had to share it with you all. Thanks so much to Zach for these incredible gifts, and I hope to one day repay him by letting him open up my package! Wait?


  1. Freakin' awesome sauce! Have you seen Mausoleum yet? Me thinks you'll dig.

  2. I never have but have always wanted to since I was a kid as I remmebr that cover art quite well. I'm glad to finally have a chance to see it!

  3. Matt, I am so glad you enjoyed your Kringle, trust me I got my own good one full of treats like Italian comic books, The 36th Chamber (a film I have embarrassingly never seen), Shogun Assassin,an Italian comic book, and a bunch of other great things. (Thanks Jason if you're out there.) It's a wonderful tradition the GGTMC have started in our community, and it was wonderful to meet you this year. I hope you can make it out to Indy and I catch you in 2011. Enjoy your presents sir, and I'm glad it fits like The Glove.

  4. It is a lot of fun, and I made out like a bandit for the second year in a row! You should enjoy The 36th Chamber of Shaolin...it's one of my favorites that focuses less on fighting and more on training and contemplation. Great film.

    Also, Shogun Assassin is a lot of fun, too. I love the Lone Wolf and Cub series but still like to watch SA from time-to-time just for the compressed gore of it all. Plus, the whole audio clips from Liquid Swords always get me pumped!

    Hope you and wifey have a great holiday and thanks again!


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