The media collection in June 2020 grew even bigger than expected.
What is better than an AT-AT LEGO build set? Two big LEGO heads to store everything, of course!
Playing through Marvel LEGO titles in this trilogy box also works wonders, especially since it was cheaper to get than buying them separately (I already owned one of the games). Finally having Gears 5 after buying the art book and Gears compendium in November 2019 was a bonus, too.
These four VR titles were also a part of a rather large ShopTo import order, with the only downside that it had overpriced shipping costs.
Starting alphabetically in genre terms, these were the newest action movie additions (although it’s debatable if the Rocky spin-off isn’t more drama). As expected, John Wick: Chapter 3 is even more violent and fun than the other two.
If you can speak German, then this rather dull movie is a lot more fun to watch thanks to a dubbing that introduces so many slang words and inappropriate dialogue parts that one forgets about the lacklustre story, characters, and pacing problems.
Yes, in German it’s called Das Söldnerkommando (translated: The soldier commando), and this media book should be owned by anyone interested in the VHS era, as there are three very cool documentaries about dubbing, VHS cassettes, and grindhouse cinema. Despite only interviewing Germans, there are English subtitles, and it’s highly entertaining stuff to watch!
Lots of classic adventure movies I still have to try.
The same holds true for these Dreamworks animation movies.
Despite my reservations about anime, I think I’ll add more and more of these to my collection, either from the UK or Germany, depending on the pricing and physical extras.
Buying anime in German is usually much more expensive, but with an Amazon 3for2 sale going on, the prices were more reasonable. Castle of Cagliostro was still as much fun as I remember from watching it on DVD, only this time it was with some rather good German dubbing. Too bad that I already owned Ghost in the Shell 2.0 as a UK BD import, as I could swear it was the original version…
These anime boxes looked lovely and it seems the content is also worth the space on the shelf.
I still remember watching one of the City Hunter anime movies back in the days, and even if I was/am a fan of Jackie Chan, I didn’t make the connection with the movies these were inspired by.
Another trip down Memory Lane with the panda movies I fondly remembered from my childhood, and despite being very short, they’re still charming and weird to experience again. I missed out on the Treasure Island anime adaptation, but it seems that it’s true to Stevenson’s original story, so I’m looking forward to this one in particular.
I finally decided to create a new category in my movie collection with live-action animated movies, so these should fit in quite nicely.
Comedies don’t necessarily have to be of high brow quality…
… although this Shakespeare work is quite lovely, or so I remembered when I watched it years ago.
Japanese cinema still shows much weirdness in their comedies with this fictional documentary.
The French are more about slapstick, at least when it comes to this comic adaptation.
Lots of different drama movies.
I still remember watching Sideways during a FilmSoc presentation in my academic year in Birmingham, UK, including lots of wine drinking, being a perfect fit for this mix of drama and comedy.
More additions to the horror collection, some of which will be featured in review form during this year’s Halloween movie special…
Shameless knows how to sell its sleazy cinema releases with alternative covers that are often more outrageous than the movies themselves, although there are a few surprisingly good ones, like Dellamorte Dellamore or The Church.
Unfortunately not all Shameless releases are uncut, which is a shame, as The New York Ripper wasn’t much more controversial than most Eli Roth flicks today (although it was more memorable with the killer having a Donald Duck voice).
The Mountain of the Cannibal God might not be a good movie, but having a boardgame as a physical extra is a nice touch, even if it doesn’t quite compensate for some cut scenes. Then again animal cruelty isn’t something one wants to experience more in these sorts of movies.
After having recently re-visited the catastrophic but highly entertaining 90ies version of The Island of Dr. Moreau, I’m not so sure this will hold up well today, but then again I might just be surprised.
Many more classic and modern sci-fi movies to watch for the first or second time.
Lots of thriller material with very different premises and settings.
Two new 3D additions, including a sequel to a great Disney movie that is quite different, even if it’s also quite unnessessary, despite having some good 3D effects.
June 2020 was a pretty expansive and expensive month for collecting, but it was nothing compared to what the following month would offer…
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