Sunday 11 August 2013


I've been doing blogs for the past 6 years, and before that I did fanzines for much longer, and I feel the metal fatigue. Even with the less than frequent posts on this blog I've actually kept this place afloat much longer than my other blogs. They've been floating aimlessly in Cyberspace for quite a while now and it's time to take a breather with Backyard Asia as well. Do people even read blogs any more? Hardly anybody comments on posts anymore on any of my blogs. Anyway, not the end but a breather. Be seeing you.

PS: I'm gonna turn the comments option off as I don't wish this place to be spilling over with spam. It really annoys me when that happens (I'm looking at you Worldweird Cinema blog!).

PS: Roeg Camel you're not forgotten. I'll get back to you at some stage.

Trailer for Vinegar Syndrome's upcoming dvd release of Filipino BLOOD DRINKING films

Vinegar Syndrome has just posted this trailer on their YouTube channel. The trailer for their upcoming dvd release of the two Filipino films BLOOD THIRST (1971) and THE THIRSTY DEAD (1974). I figured you'd like to see it. ^_^

Specs from Vinegar Syndrome's YouTube page:

DVD release date = 9/10/13!

Two blood drinking B-movies made by Americans in Manila!

Blood Thirst (1971)
After a series of brutal killings, an American investigator probes the violent goings on and discovers a horrifying secret.
Director: Newt Arnold
74 minutes / B&W / AR: 1.85:1

The Thirsty Dead (1974)
A sinister cult kidnaps beautiful women to use in their ghastly blood rites. Featuring Jennifer Billingsley and John Considine.
Director: Terry Becker
88 minutes / Color / AR: 1.85:1

Features Include:
+ Dual Layer DVD-9 | Region Free | 16:9 Anamorphic | 1.85:1 AR | MONO
+ 2k scan from 35mm archival elements

Up north...

The penguins and polar bears have left for cooler climates. The frozen fish have defrosted. And the snowmen are nothing but a memory. All that is left is broiling heat and melted icy poles. So here's a reminder of what life is usually like in these Nordic parts of the world. Ice. Snow. Frost (and, uh, vampires).