Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Ray Harryhausens skeletons

Ray Harryhausen's special effects handiwork has been a highlight of fantasy films throughout the years before the advent of computer cinematic enhancement. An especially outstanding segment of his work has to be the animation of skeletons to battle human defenders in both Jason and the Argonauts (1963) as well as in The 7th Voyage Of Sinbad (1958), scenes from both movies are included below.

Jason and the Argonauts (1963)

The 7th Voyage Of Sinbad (1958)

as a bonus, here's a compilation of all of
Ray Harryhausen's creations in chronological order
with Tito Puente's "Mon Ti" as the soundtrack


The 7th Voyage of Sinbad - 1958 - trailer

This has been slightly edited from its originally posting
on MySpace blog Nov. 2009

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Carnivore - 1986 - Brooklyn

15 October 1986
L'Amours, Brooklyn NY

After the breakup of the band Fallout and prior to forming Type O Negative, Peter Steele played bass and performed lead vocals in the Brooklyn based thrash band Carnivore. The hard and heavy music was paired with often controversial and thought provoking lyrics. During it's brief existence Carnivore released two records with the sound changing from a more conventional metal style towards a faster, more hardcore crossover sound.

R.I.P. - Peter Steele

Carnivore / Predator / S.M.D.

Male Supremacy / God is Dead

Race War / U.S.A. For U.S.A.

World War III & IV / Five Billion Dead

Ground Zero Brooklyn

Friday, June 11, 2010

Freaks and Geeks - 1999 - pilot episode

The 1999 series Freaks and Geeks was a one of a kind television series. Fairly realistically and thoroughly engaging, the program depicted life in the early 1980s at McKinley High School. Created by Paul Feig (who also directed the 2000 Discos and Dragons episode and has gone on to direct episodes of Arrested Development, The Office, Nurse Jackie, and others) the show was an early showcase for many young actors who went on to greater acclaim. Here's the pilot episode.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Superjail - where is season 2?

The darkly hilarious, visually intricate and
ridiculously violent cartoon Superjail
became an instant favorite of mine after catching
an episode on Adult Swim awhile back. Unfortunately the
rumors of a second season have yet to materialize
with any new shows...

"Bunny Love" - pilot episode (lil video glitch at start)

"Superbar" - episode #1

"Combaticus" - episode #2