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.
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.
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.
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.
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 fun, even 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.