New additions to the media collection in August 2018

August 2018 didn’t only offer a fair amount of movie and gaming goodness, but also books to put on the shelves.

As always, you could count on the LEGO magazine to be available on the newsstand, this time with a figurine and some trading cards. Unfortunately both the Retrogamer and Games TM didn’t make it from the UK to my doorstep, another unfortunate recurring theme which has been going on for quite some time and followed by various emails and replacements. More about this next month…

Children’s books with lots of pictures can be hit or miss, but if they’re based on some great movies or a TV show, then that’s simply an ingenious idea. With only a few pages, it’s remarkable how true to the source material these are, even if they’re clearly aimed at a younger audience.

However, what happens if the violence and swearing remains intact, but with storybook artwork? This Die Hard version certainly succeeds, especially as the story segments are told in rhymes.

The The Wolf Among Us comic books were already treated in the review special, and it’s unfortunate that the second season as a game has recently be cancelled by Telltale because of its unclear financial future, so it seems to be the end of the comic series as well, or maybe not?

After watching the new Twin Peaks series and being left quite confused by the final episode’s ending, these books might not explain everything (after all, it’s David Lynch), but they should make for a nice accompaniment for a mystery November.

Having special agent Dale Cooper with his coffee and thumb up as a vinyl figure close the PC should serve for motivation purposes.

Despite having studied English literature and liked most of what I had to read, Jane Austen was never among the classics I thought were particularly interesting. But adding zombies to the formula will probably make me appreciate it more, and I can finally watch the movie I bought a while ago on BD with this background.

The graphic novel adaption looks also quite neat, and sea monsters should spice literature things up a bit as well.

As Halloween is approaching and my favorite genre has always been horror, more additions were dedicated to this. I won’t say much about the newest Insidious, as this is planned to be part of the movie special week ;-). Children of the Corn: Genesis should also have been added to it, but as the newest title has eluded me, this will probably be for next year. Bordello of Blood might not be perfect, but it certainly has some entertaining and quite gory moments, especially at the end. Sometimes German titles are pretty weird, and even if The Splatter Show fits, I like the original, The Uh-oh Show, much better. Low budget splatter with some crazy twist on fairy-tales, this might not be high art with great acting, but it’s still fun. The Haunted Mansion was already covered in the Netflix watchlist: August 2017, but as I’m a big fan of the Disney ride, I really wanted to have it in physical form. Then there’s Even Lambs Have Teeth, a rape and revenge flick that has a great indie soundtrack, but is quite generic. Nothing special, but…

… as I love media books and I got this rather cheap, I had to buy this version. The poster and some of the photos are actually more exciting than the movie, to be honest.

Now for something completely different, these media books of drama and comedy movies were also quite beautiful.

Okay, maybe not the most mindblowing experience, as I remember Dolls to be pretty boring, but with great music and a bonus movie, one couldn’t go wrong for the price of 10 EUROs.

Monty Python movies are instant buys, and even if this is just a compilation of the group’s TV show episodes, they should be just as amusing. The cartoon artwork alone was worth the media book purchase, as one can see.

Another big batch of 3D movies, but when to find the time to watch them? And when to finally be able to do it with the right equipment?

Yes, I know, these dance movies don’t quite fit with what I usually watch, but as the 3D effects seem to be pretty amazing, why not trying something a little bit different?

Even more games for the PS4 and Xbox One. Not sure my stomach will make it through the Gran Turismo: Sport VR mode, but we’ll see. Still have to play the modern games everyone’s so excited about, like the Tomb Raider reboot or The Last of Us. But I’m also up for some theme park exploration in co-op with Disneyland Adventures. Had to import that one, as the German version apparently didn’t have English voice acting, what a shame. Looking forward to some football arcade racing plus platforming action in multiplayer as well.

Something old on an old console and something old but remade on a newer console, the latter of which I already played and really enjoyed on GBA, but as it also includes much more, this wasn’t to be missed.

Last but not least, an interesting purchase for just 1 EUR. Not sure if it’s any good, but as a Ghostbusters and VR fan, this paper glasses set should do the trick for the upcoming Halloween fun.

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About nufafitc

Being an avid gamer, cinemaniac, and bookworm in addition to other things the internet and new media present, I'm also very much into DIY music, rock and pop in particular. Writing short or longer pieces about anything that interests me has always made me happy. As both an editor for German website "Adventure-Treff" and UK website "Future Sack", I like to write reviews and news about recent developments in the movies, games and book industry.
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