For the longest time I have been debating re-launching my YouTube channel, which I call “Vague Ramblings”, and turn it more into a full time venue. I know a few people who make a living being content creators and the fact is I have always loved making videos for it and between other projects there can be a lot of downtime which also means no means of income. Why not do both? Create content and (hopefully) make a living at it? So I put a lot of thought into it and decided it’s the way to go. Unfortunately the move happened around the time I was planning to re-launch the channel. That move turned into a bit of a nightmare with so many issues dealing with the moving company, buying/selling, and even hurricane Harvey. Even as the dust settled there were other issues that kept pushing back the time […]
A few recent videos on my YouTube channel Vague Ramblings featuring some very cool additions to the collection (the always growing movie collection) plus an amazing Jason statue.
New episode of Vague Ramblings featuring the new(er) segment Pick Ups.
Some new Vague Ramblings episodes added lately including a new thing I’m adding to the channel called “Pick Ups” (or #VRPickUps which I’ll use on social media) which will be about recent picks up with movies, games, posters, or anything that falls into my possession. Plus there is one on my yearly visit to Flashback Weekend.
Kino Lorber home video is releasing on Blu-ray November 18th a newly restored version of The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari. The classic silent film gets a full 4K restoration and from the looks of the trailer it looks amazing. One thing about this release is that it has an alternate music track. Silent films had music scores though not always ones that were written to go exactly with the film. Sometimes depending on where you saw it the organist did their own music. But watching a silent film without some sort of traditional score does sometimes seem odd. As is the case with this, a score included by DJ Spooky is very techno and while I’m open to experimentation for me this doesn’t work. Luckily Kino has a more traditional music track as an option. I’m excited to get this classic to add to my collection.
Universal released on Blu-ray a collection featuring some of their famous classic horror films including ‘Dracula‘, ‘Frankenstein‘, The Wolf Man‘, The Creature From The Black Lagoon‘, and more. I recently picked this up and am looking forward to diving into it. Below is a video on some of the restoration done on the original ‘Dracula’. I’m a sucker for restoration videos. I find it fascinating.
Last week I was lucky enough to catch one of my favorite films on the big screen. And I mean really big screen as in IMAX. On the heels of the blu-ray release there was a limited run in IMAX theatres of ‘Raiders Of The Lost Ark‘. In the last couple of years I have seen it in theatres three times. The first was as a midnight show of an old print which brought out fans and was a full audience cheering it on. The other was last year as part of its 30th anniversary screening in 2K digital. And now in full IMAX. Definitely one of those titles I think I have owned on every format including VHS, laserdisc, DVD, and come tomorrow, blu-ray. Here is the trailer for the IMAX release. Here is the trailer for the blu-ray collection.