Sunday, November 25, 2012

Sales Flyer for the first R1 Godzilla DVDs,


 Evil Dead Japanese Movie pamphlet 


Some of the crap up for grabs in the Oily Maniac's Holiday contest. 

There will be some more stuff added. I'd rather give this stuff to a good home than sell it on eBay for $1.54.  Just drop me a line in the comments or email me to enter. Judging by this blog's traffic your odds are probably 100%. I'll randomly pick a winner or choose the person who sends a pic that includes "I want the Oily Maniac's stuff" next to a live nude body. No corpse pics please, don't need any legal hassles.  If you live outside North America you're going to have to pay for shipping. Sorry. 



Sunday, November 18, 2012

Fun from 1980s Japanese Sci-Fi/Horror magazine. 

Look at those VHS prices and feel better about your blu-ray purchases. Sorry about the crappy scans......

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Chinese Hopping Vampire Halloween Costume

Print. Affix to forehead. Hop.


Friday, October 19, 2012

Saturday, October 13, 2012

I Love Maria/Roboforce and Magic of Spell (or one of the similar movies like Magic Warriors) Japanese double feature advert

If you were in Japan in 1989 you might have been able to catch this in a theater near you.


Vintage PRONG flyer

Saw Prong back in '91 at a very intimate show at a dive venue in the outskirts of Pittsburgh. Nice guys, even played some arcade games with them. And the show was fantastic. 



Saturday, October 6, 2012

Flyer for Japanese Spaghetti Western DVDs

In Japan they are called Macaroni Westerns. 


Sunday, September 30, 2012

More NINJA Memories

This week, the fine Gentleman's Guide to Midnight Cinema podcast reviewed Sho Kasugi's "Pray for Death" and also chatted about the '80s ninja craze and shurikens in the school yard. So in a desperate attempt to get their listeners to look at my blog, I'm posting a bunch of '80s Ninja magazines that were buried in a box.


Saturday, September 29, 2012

More Argento stuff.....

Don't even remember where I found this small booklet/pamphlet. It's mostly pics with some minimal text and some quotes. It's printed by Argento's Profondo Rosso store.  If anyone is interested in pics of the inside, hit me up in the comments.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

"The Church" VHS sales sheet

Another relic from the ol' video store clerk days. The ballyhoo on these video sales sheet still crack me up. As a young gorehound I was disappointed with the gore level of the "Unrated" version, but have grown to appreciate the mood and imagery. 

Sunday, September 9, 2012

"Street Trash" promotional photo

Back in '88 Roy Frumkes was a guest at the FantaCon horror/sci-fi/comic comic convention in Albany, NY. This was before guests started charging $20+ for a handshake, so I got this for FREE! Crazy , huh? Mr. Frumkes also screened the rarely seen "Document of the Dead" and the original "Street Trash" short film.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Robotech doesn't get enough love. Sure, the middle segment sucked and it was stitched together like Frankenstein's Monster from 3 unrelated anime series, but the brilliance of Macross shone through. "The New Generation/Genesis Climber MOSPEADA" was funeven if Lancer's songs and guise are groan inducing. 

As a kid, I really appreciated the ongoing story line, mechs, death, destruction and a world where all humans are down with each other to defend this rock we call Earth.

Here are a couple promo/sales sheets for the original Robotech series.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

More Argento Madness! Italian Deep Red VHS and some Japanese movie booklets

The Projection Booth podcast and the miners at Silva & Gold are talking lots of Argento this week. Check them out and check out these pics.  

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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Barf Bags and Cannibal Ferox grooves

 This Deep Red barf bag was a promo for Chas. Balun's Deep Red magazine. I FUCKING LOVED this magazine. Chas was my Forrest J. Ackerman of splatter. His Deep Red Horror Handbook warped me at the perfect age. Stephen Bissette's "The Third World Cannibal Films" chapter and Balun's "I Spit in Your Face: Films That Bite" made me track down and devour a whole lot of the films discussed. As a pimply faced teen I met Chas at a horror convention and he was bursting with enthusiasm about the genre. Around the same time I met Mr Bissette through my father. Steve gave me VHS copies, hot off the Japanese laserdiscs, of Argento's "Opera" and Fulci's uncut, letterboxed "The Beyond" along with copies of his "Taboo" comics. It was an act of kindness that I try to "pay back" to other film fans to this day. Thank you gentlemen.

 Here we have the barf bag and vinyl single that was included in the Grindhouse laserdisc release of "Cannibal Ferox"


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Saturday, August 11, 2012

VHS Sales Flyer for "Hard Boiled" from 1994! 
Oh how things have change. This is back when VHS distributors had to convince thousands of independent video store managers to buy their product for rental. I assure you that many of these managers were not well versed in cinema. 

Monday, August 6, 2012

Press kit for Dario Argento's "Trauma" Part 1

 Need to revisit this one. Just remember it being rather muted compared to the manic outbursts Argento delivered in the '80s.