Friday, February 19, 2010

Vicarious Odds and Ends

If you've been following my Twitter Feed you know that I've been suffering/recuperating from an injury of late that has made it difficult for me to focus on my Vicarious Reviewing duties: vertebrae compression, pinched nerves, and physical therapy are involved, which anyone who's had them can testify as to their Amusement Park-like enjoyability. As to the cause--well, let's just say that my flail-swinging shoulder isn't what it used to be.

Still, I haven't been entirely idle:

1. Product Pimpage: ZOMG PAUL NASCHY SHIRT!


Here you see the Vicar modeling what has quickly become his favorite garment of all time, the just-released Paul Naschy tee from horror clothiers extraordinaire Fright-Rags. As you can see, it depicts a scene from The Mighty Mighty Molina's La Noche de Walpurgis, aka The Werewolf vs. the Vampire Woman (reviewed by me here). It's a gorgeous piece of work, and even works in some other Naschy flicks at no extra cost: that background devil silhouette looks like it's from Inquisicion, for instance, and the werewolf and Countess designs seem more Night of the Werewolf than WWvVW, but this is by no means a complaint. Even though you can't hope to rock the Naschy Tee like I do, I still encourage you to click here and purchase your own. Do it. DO IT NOW!

2. In further moneyspending news, Code Red DVD recently announced their intent to re-issue one of the Vicar's and the Duke's favorite slashers, and the subject of our 100th review: 1982's MADMAN! Code Red previously did a bang-up job with another of my faves, Messiah of Evil, so this is good news indeed. Here's their press release on the subject--no solid word on release dates, though they do say "in time for Halloween." Keep watching the skies!

3. I watched Miike's GOZU the other night while tripping on generic Vicodin. Though given the viewing experience, it may have been a placebo. Anyway, I loved the Lynchian bar and hotel scenes, even more than that admittedly awesome ending. You have to hand it to the Japanese...

4. I also recently discovered that MMMMMovies has appeared in Fangoria Magazine, though only in ad copy. Still, I have to admit, that's pretty cool. If you see us mentioned anywhere outside the blogosphere, please let us know! ;)

And because I love you so much, a bonus Vicar pin-up.


Maybe he's born with it...

Stay tuned--the Duke has something up his sleeve for next week, I'm almost sure of it...

9 comments:

Richard of DM said...

Hope your recovery is speedy, duder.

The Duke of DVD said...

Dear Christ you are a sexy beast, Vicar! That shirt is a panty-disintegrator if I've ever seen one. I would get one but I'm bound by certain dark covenants to only wear either shirts with thoughtful apes on them or foppish couture made of the finest silks and rare, endangered animals.

I do indeed have something in the works for next week. I'm currently in the process of gathering various accouterments and essentials needed to perform certain profane rituals involving goats, fungi dwarves, and surly yetis with lower bowel impactions. This of course means I'm reviewing a Troma film!

Samuel Wilson said...

Vicar, all you need is to feel better and get a top hat to go with that shirt and the perfect woman will beg to give you perfect babies. You should test her just the same, though.

Karswell said...

Bummer man, get well!

Nicole_Hadaway said...

Damn! It's a shame I'm already married....

Jenn said...

Hey sexy - I need that shirt. Only I'm gonna cut it up and reconstruct it as a tube top 'cos that's how I do. My only complaint with Fright Rags is that they have the same artist do all there designs so there's no variation in style, ya know? But then I don't have any Naschy tees, so I might just have to get this one. Then we can be twins. Although mine will be the tube top version ;

I told you about my Naschy tee idea, non?

kindertrauma said...

Great shirt, all that's missing is a TP belt buckle... Feel better Vicar

Al Bruno III said...

Is it just me or does the Vicar look a bit like Coffin Joe?

And GOZU is one strange movie isn't it? In a perfect world it would have been the series finale for THE SOPRANOS...

The Vicar of VHS said...

Thanks for the comments and well wishes, everyone! The good news is that after yesterday's bout of frankly torturous physical therapy, today I have noticed a marked improvement...so hopefully in the next couple of days I'll be back to my old self!

@The Duke--down, wanton, down! I know that I, like all your fans, am looking forward to the next tour of the MAD you'll be taking us on...and knowing a bit more than most of your subjects, I know it will be a doozy!

@Samuel--there's only one person I would rather be compared to than Coffin Joe, and he's on my tee-shirt!

@Al Bruno III--I think Miike would have been the perfect guest director for THE SOPRANOS finale! And by the way, Al, you did see my Halloween costume, right?

@kindertrauma--If I ever find a TP belt buckle for purchase, you can rest assured it will be mine!

@Nicole and Jenn--you guys are making me feel like a centerfold superstar! While I do worry that my new life as a sex symbol might wreck my credibility as a horror writer, at the same time it's nice to be objectified in such a flattering way. My exhibitionism needs only a little encouragement to fully flower--next time there might be nips! :P

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