October 2021 was a more relaxed month for collecting movies, comic books, and other media, but one where these could actually be watched and read.
I’m not sure if the EDGE and Retrogamer magazines were the last to arrive with my dubious non-existent subscription (but paid single issues orders), so I might have to check with my Excel sheets.
Good old-fashioned A-Wings never go out of style in the LEGO Star Wars universe.
The Cuphead game is pretty overrated (see my review), and while the comic is kind of fun, it’s still nothing more than another cash-in (although the novels are even more forgettable). Gantz might not have much of a story, but it’s still an entertaining manga.
During my wife’s school trip to Berlin, she was kind enough to bring these memorabilia from the Berlin Dungeon back for me. I could have used some of it for Halloween decorations, come to think of it.
88 Films certainly has a wide range of genres to cover, and I managed to watch all BDs: Amazonia: The Catherine Miles Story was surprisingly more like a powerful drama; A Black Veil For Lisa had a few unexpected twists; Cannibal Terror was both entertainingly bad and not so entertainingly boring; Criminal Law took way too long with the little it wanted to tell; Eyeball‘s cover is probably more thrilling than the end product, although the bonkers ending made it worthwile to watch; The Ghost Lovers neither worked as a ghost, drama, or comedy movie, so no competition for A Chinese Ghost Story here.
Harlequin had nothing to do with the DC character, but was a strange mix of magic fantasy and political thriller, although it didn’t leave that much of an impression on me; Ironmaster might not be the next Conan The Barbarian, but seeing how man started to make weapons was a unique idea; Joe Bullet‘s back story of being banned in the apartheid regime is probably more interesting than the end product which was mostly boring, if it weren’t for the entertaining ending; Pets‘ cover looks more sleazy than the actual movie itself, which wasn’t much to write home about; Popcorn was fortunately a very funny movie for a slasher flick fan like myself, especially with the cinema movie marathon setting.
Porky’s Revenge was a strange way to watch a series, as it was the final instalment of the trilogy, but it was rather mildly fun; The Spiritual Boxer had too much (monkey) comedy elements to really stand out; Star Time was disturbing and strange with its insight into a serial killer’s mind and how the media have an influence on him; Two Evil Eyes was too long for a short story collection with only two Edgar Allen Poe tales, but it was quite good, anyway; Zombie Flesh Eaters 3 was a lot of nonsense, but very entertaining, even though I prefer the second movie.
Last but not least, I got my hands on Monster Hunter on the day it was released. The reason was that this included the 3D version, something that has sadly become rather rare (especially with Disney). It might not have much of a story or character development, but the action on display is as great as ever, which is no surprise, considering Paul W.S. Anderson’s Resident Evil movies were no-brainer fun.
October 2021 was a very special month, as it was the first one I actually got to watch and read everything I bought (except for the magazines). While this meant more writing work, it was satisfying to actually give my opinion about each item than simply saying I bought them.