How long has it been since I did an anime review? -Checks all posts page on the dashboard- 4 months! That’s how long. Well that’s entirely too long. Guess I should correct that with one of the anime films that helped maintain the popularity of anime during it’s early to mid 90s heyday. Yes I said that was the heyday. A lot of what’s about now stinks. There, I said it. Shame Satoshi Kon died. He was really keeping the quality level high. Annnnyway, today I review Ninja Scroll. You know, that anime where the big rock dude rapes the poisoned girl. Why do so many of the films I cover seem to feature rape? What’s wrong with me? Click the link to find out!!!
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I’ve covered a horror themed documentary before here on The Film Dump, that one being Video Nasties. That was a very British focused doc about the era in the early 80s when horror films were getting banned left, right and centre. Today’s film is focused on the history of the US horror genre and how it reflected the tastes of the times. An interesting history it is too. Click the jump to read my views on the documentary Nightmares In Red, White and Blue.
You know why remakes are everywhere these days? Basically it’s all your fault. Well maybe not you specifically but it’s the fault of you collectively as the cinema going public. There’s a lot of people out there who for some reason are scared of seeing anything new. Instead they go with what’s familiar forgetting that at some point in their lives the currently familiar was new. It’s the reason Adam Sandler stopped trying all together. Hollywood are so desperate to pull in a profit these days that they spend the big studio producers spend their every waking minute trying to find people willing to work on established franchises or better yet to remake them so they can become a new franchise to milk. Very rarely is a producer or director genuinely interested in bringing an old film to a new generation. If they were they’d supervise a digital restoration of the original work and finance it’s re-release with new marketing. Instead of that though we get the remake of A Nightmare On Elm Street…