Everything is Indeed Alright!

As you might have guess from postings over the last month, I LOVE PROM NIGHT!!! And, after almost 40 years, there is finally an official release of the soundtrack from the friendly folks at Perseverance Records. I love a good Canadian slasher film and Prom Night is totally aces in my book. How can you not love a disco-centric slasher film starring Jamie Lee Curtis?

I could go on at great length about my love for this movie. But, for right now, I will let the press release for the soundtrack do the talking …

“This soundtrack features four different aspects of the music. First it opens with a re-creation of the score as it appears in the film – or as close to it as it could be assembled from the separate elements. Next is the score that wasn’t used in the picture. Then come the disco songs in approximate order – but omitting the Blue Bazaar songs that were not featured in the movie and were used only as filler for the bootleg Japanese LP. The last portion of the album is dedicated to the songs that don’t appear in the picture yet are as intrinsic to the sound of Prom Night as the songs that made it.”

YES!!! So insanely happy to have this in my hands.

Prom Night Soundtrack CD
Prom Night Soundtrack CD
Prom Night Soundtrack CD

The Score
1. Opening – 3:12
2. Killer’s Call List – 2:18
3. Tearing Up Yearbook – 1:00
4. Beach Flashback – 1:12
5. Prom Night Cello Theme – 1:48
6. Killer Tension – 1:11
7. Prom Night Suspense Theme – 1:18
8. Kid’s Piano Theme – 1:32

The Score Not Used in the Film
9. Hallway Chase – 1:03
10. Haunting Robin – 2:53
11. Calm Before the Storm – :45
12. Caught in the Web – :25
13. Eerie – 1:20
14. Escape – :36
15. Hunted – :59
16. Lurking – :37
17. Quivering – :28
18. Trapped – :23
19. Who’s There? – :42
20. Vertigo – :30
21. Waiting – :33
22. Mystery Build – :51

The Songs
23. Dancin’ in the Moonlight – 3:03
24. Love Me Till I Die – 3:10
25. Tonight is Prom Night – 3:33
26. Changes – 4:15
27. Time to Turn Around – 4:20
28. Fade to Black (End Credits Song)– 4:12

The Songs Not Used in the Film
29. Prom Night – 3:07
30. Disco Out the Back Door – 3:37
31. You Can Be What You Want To Be – 3:52
32. Another Disco Funk Track – 3:07
33. Funk Dat Disco – 2:44
34. Burnin’ With Desire – 3:37

Everything is Indeed Alright!

Upcoming

Here are some upcoming movies that I am super excited about!

Upcoming

Unspoiled

Avengers: Endgame
The Battle of Winterfell

So, I managed to get Avengers: Endgame (wow!) and Game of Thrones‘ “The Battle of Winterfell” (whoa!) watched before seeing any spoilerific posts on the internet. Yay! It doesn’t appear that Avengers: Endgame has been spoiled to badly … but I am sure glad I saw Game of Thrones when it aired last night. A bunch of my friends on Facebook were immediately posting (supposedly) cryptic comments about the events in the episode that a 2-year-old with half a brain could guess the meaning of. Ugh.

Honestly, I REALLY HATE the attitude of “if you don’t want to see spoilers, stay off the internet” attitude that some people have. If folks want to discuss stuff, they should have the courtesy to go into dedicated fan sites and forums for this sort of thing. When you post cryptic comments or outright spoilers on your social media accounts, you’re just being a selfish dick.

Anyhoo.

Also, I finally got to watch the new Robin Hood movie from last year. I am a sucker for the Robin Hood story, but I knew it was going to be bad. And yeah. It’s pretty bad. I would equate it to A Knight’s Tale in that the movie is trying to be a period piece but modern at the same time. That never seems to work very well. At least Taron Egerton was gratuitously shirtless at one point during the movie. Lucky that it’s an official clip on YouTube! You can watch it (the best part of the movie) and save yourself from wasting nearly two hours.

The work week is now underway. What else is new?

 

Unspoiled

The Endgame is Nigh


And … we’re off to see Avengers: Endgame tonight in an effort to head off the inevitable internet spoilers. Yay! I am fully expecting that Steve Roger will sacrifice himself to ensure the defeat of Thanos. So, if you hear loud, uncontrollable sobbing later this evening, that’s just me having a meltdown.

Steve Rogers
Captain America

The Endgame is Nigh

Everything is Alright!

And … I am stupid excited to have landed a copy of the Blood on Black Wax (RSD Edition) with limited edition “Blood Red” Prom Night 7″ Single! I am bit Prom Night obsessed as it’s one of my favorites from the golden age of the slasher movie. I mean … c’mon. How can you not love a horror movie that has a Jamie Lee Curtis led disco dance sequence right in the middle of it?! I might have bought two copies of this because I am that obsessed. There’s one to open and play and one to keep sealed. Woot!

Blood on Black Wax with RSD 2019 with Limited Edition Prom Night 7"
Blood on Black Wax with RSD 2019 with Limited Edition Prom Night 7"

Oh yeah! It’s prom night and everything is alright.

Everything is Alright!

Die Aktualisierung

So, yeah. This week. Too busy and not a great mental health week. Oh, well.

The weekend was pretty busy as well.

I bought a new string trimmer and spent all day Saturday mowing, trimming and cleaning up the yard. Yay, Spring is finally here. I also watched a crappy found footage horror movie (The Frankenstein Theory). I might have fallen asleep during it.

Sunday, Short Legs and I went and drank (and kiki-ed) at Noble Cider. We love this place!

Flights are a great way to sample their small batch ciders.
Flights at Noble Cider

Blue Bard (their seasonal blueberry cider) is the bomb!
Blue Bard Cider from Noble

Monday, several of us went and saw the new movie version of Pet Sematary. It does a better job of capturing the dark tone of the novel, but the the whole thing falls completely apart in the third act. Skip it. I don’t think there is ever going to be an adaptation that will do the novel justice. Grrrrrrrrrr.
Pet Sematary (2019)

Meanwhile, rampant consumerism is in effect (as always).

Here is the new Pet Shop Boys live album, Inner Sanctum. It’s two CD’s, one Blu-ray, and one DVD of synth pop goodness.
Pet Shop Boys Inner Sanctum

I went a little crazy on the Vinegar Syndrome website last Monday and bought five Blu-rays containing 21 movies full of 70’s/80′ sleaze, exploitation, and horror. Woot! Woot!
5 Films 5 Years Volume 1-4 and Fleshpot on 42nd Street

I told you I had jock straps on the brain a week and half ago. Well, new fashion jocks from PUMP were bought and have arrived.
Fashion Jocks by PUMP

And, I couldn’t resist ordering this shirt! Hopefully I won’t be too fat to wear it by the time it gets here.
Ripley by Jay Hai

A visit to Charleston is imminent. It’s been too long.

[No links ’cause I am lazy.]

Die Aktualisierung

Bad Design [Batman Edition]

The original four Batman movies are coming to the 4K UHD format. Exciting!

And, the art for the covers? Terrible!

It looks like the design decisions were turned over to a 19-year-old intern that didn’t give a shit. Ugh. C’mon, guys. There are plenty of talented graphics designers out there that would love to take a crack at something like this … and would do a much better job.

Bad Design [Batman Edition]

Slogging Through

What’s been happening, you might ask?

– Finally saw Captain Marvel. It was pretty good. Now I want a flurken.
– Celebrated David’s (33rd) birthday.
– Went to a St. Patrick’s Day bash and drank too much beer.
– Saw the 80th Anniversary screening of Gone With the Wind.

I have been keeping up with my daily exercise … maybe even obsessively so. So, it was thoroughly depressing to get on the scales this morning and see that I have gained back 10 of the 20lbs. that I lost last year. I could tell that I had put on some weight over the holidays but I didn’t imagine it was that bad. Ten fucking pounds! This make me feel like giving up and just becoming a fat slob again. Ugh. I guess I need to be better about snacks/fast food/eating out and cut down on the alcohol intake.

Spring is around the corner and I am itching to get out and hike. It’s been way too long since I have treked through the woods. Who wants to go along?

Meanwhile … this bad boy arrived yesterday. It’s Arrow Videos (now sold out) Limited Edition The Ring Collection featuring the original Japanese movie (Ringu) and all its sequels. You had me at “Limited Edition.” Plus, I do loves me some J-Horror.
The Ring Collection

Slogging Through

Whether You Like It or Not …

I need to change my underwear because Criterion just announced Hedwig and the Angry Inch for release in June! Squee!!!

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Director-Approved Special Edition Features

  • New 4K digital restoration, supervised by director John Cameron Mitchell and cinematographer Frank DeMarco, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary from 2001 featuring Mitchell and DeMarco
  • New conversation between members of the cast and crew, including Mitchell, DeMarco, composer and lyricist Stephen Trask, hairstylist and makeup artist Michael Potter, animator Emily Hubley, actor Miriam Shor, and visual consultant Miguel Villalobos
  • Whether You Like It or Not: The Story of Hedwig (2003), an eighty-five-minute documentary tracing the development of the project from its beginnings in a New York club to its theatrical premiere at the Sundance Film Festival
  • New conversation between Trask and rock critic David Fricke about the film’s soundtrack
  • From the Archives, a new program exploring Hedwig’s production and legacy through its memorabilia
  • Deleted scenes with commentary by Mitchell and DeMarco
  • Trailer
  • More!
  • PLUS: An essay by Stephanie Zacharek, along with, for the Blu-ray edition, production photos by Potter and costume designer Arianne Phillips, illustrations by Hubley, and excerpts from two of the films inspirations, Plato’s Symposium and The Gospel of Thomas
Whether You Like It or Not …

Daylighting

What a lazy weekend. I watched FIVE movies.

Adore (2013)
Song of the South (1946)
Falling Down (1993)
I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (2016)
Morocco (1930)

Adore was “meh.” Pretty people with pretty people problems.

I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House was also “meh.” It’s the second film from Osgood Perkins (Anthony Perkins’ son). The movie had some cool production design (I want that house!) and camera work but the story was nearly non-existent and super sloooooooooooooow. The Blackcoat’s Daughter was much better.

I saw Falling Down back when it opened. I had forgotten how much I liked this movie. Michael Douglas in one of the most underrated actors out there.

I decided to get started on the Dietrich & von Sternberg in Hollywood box set that Criterion has released. First up was Morocco. It’s a really great movie. Dietrich and Gary Cooper are awesome (and beautiful). I loves me some pre-code movies.

Song of the South
And that brings me to Song of the South. I have been wanting to see this for a while because all the talk about how racist it is. So, I tracked down a bootleg on the interwebs and watched. The verdict? Racially insensitive … yes. Intentionally Racist … no. There is really nothing in this movie that is any worse than Gone with the Wind or any number of movies set in the south after the Civil War that were made in the 30’s and 40’s. The biggest sin of Song of the South is that it’s pretty boring.

Meanwhile …

In anticipation of the new sofa (which had better be here on schedule next week), I gave the old one away. We moved it out of the house yesterday and now have two super uncomfortable IKEA chairs in the living room to get us through. It feels a little weird to have gotten rid of a five-year-old sofa, but when the material is peeling off the cushion covers … you gotta do what you gotta do.
Awaiting Delivery

Meanwhile, the hell that is daylight savings time is upon us.
I Hate Daylight Savings Time

Daylighting