Love that poster design…
I’m going to see this one, without a doubt!
Not enough 12 year old girls saying c*nt for my liking
He he. Nice.
Looks good looks good
I didn’t know Super Routh was in this and Captain Evans
Usually I’m up for a comicbook based movie regardless of the source material, with this I’m gonna have to hear boatloads of Megahype to even consider this. As it stands I’m picking up on a pre-racingg SpeedRacer meets 90120 kinda vibe.
I really should have looked at the trailer first.
Having just checked the trailer out… Kick-ass (turd that it appears to be) is not looking as bad as it once did |:-)
Speed Racer was an amazing film! Am I really the only person that liked it?
I was visual candy for sure, but it was one of those films that I only needed to see once.
Actually I was referring to Speed’s cartoon.
The cartoon was a passing phase for me, prefer Tranz-Zor Z
Even though Voltron got all the toys, I used to prefer Tranzor Z when it aired on TV in Chicago during the 80’s.
I remember Speed Racer as a kid and liked it, but the first bit of Japaneses TV that truly caught my eye was this guy…
Boy, I really have bad taste when it comes to popular Japanese TV shows. I grew up loving Spectreman and didn’t even hear about Ultraman until I was in high school.
well, you sort of had to take what was giving to you, where I grew up, the only two shows out there was Ultraman and Johnny Sokko and his Flying Robot.
It’s funny how a lot of American kids’ introductions to Japanese TV shows depended on where they lived. I think everyone had Voltron but I don’t remember Battle Of The Planets, the Speed Racer cartoon, or the Astro Boy cartoon while other kids had that on their local stations.
Oh, we had Battle of the Planets and Speed Racer here Smartass. I could do a whole post on the awesome, crazy shit I watched growing up in Chicago.
I guess I just missed them. I remember Channel 50(although I think it was 60 back then) had Tranzor Z, Voltron, and Spectreman after school with Robotech before school(I think). I didn’t know anything about Battle Of the Planets until the comics came out a few years ago. While Now Comics introduced me to Speed Racer I first fell in love with Astro Boy when my second grade teacher had a Japanese friend of hers bring in a lot of stuff from his country to share with our class. One of the things was a magazine that featured Astro Boy. One look at his jet pack legs made me an instant fan.
Galaxy Rangers was on in the mid to late 80’s. And it was awesome. I need that DVD set.
You grew up in the 1850’s right IM? 😛
You dick Jose! =D
But yes, I’m pretty damn old.
I use to get up at 5am to watch two shows when I was a kid. Robotech use to come on at 5am and after that my favorite show when I was a kid came on. I am sure my grandparents thought I was crazy for getting up so early to watch cartoons before school on a weekday.
Behold the awesomeness of….
I’m with your grandparents. LOL! I’d get up at 6:00AM for cartoons on saturday mornings(I remember when that was important for kids) but I’ve always hated weekday mornings. If I had anything on as a kid, it was Bozo’s Circus while I was trying to rush in order to make the bus.
When did Galaxy Rangers air? I remember a few years ago when its DVD release was advertised in comics, but I don’t remember the show itself.
Had to be around 1985-86. I had to get up to watch it then because it was literal the only time and place I could watch it. No VCR’s for me back then. So I toughed it out to watch it. To this day, I have never met anyone who had seen this cartoon but me.
Bionic Six was a cool show Jose, but it didn’t stick around long here in the Detroit area when I was a kid.
I watched it IM. So now you know one other person. Did you watch Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs?
Wow! Jose, never saw that one, looks cool though and very similar to the Galaxy Rangers. The animation style looks that same also.
Hey I am going to move this conversation to down below here. Running out of room.
I, too, love Spectreman. Have the whole series on dvd.
Not only did I love the 2 alien gorillas, I remember being shocked in an episode when a guy was killed(I believe it was a retarded guy who was made intelligent).
Considering most of my childhood revolved around He-Man and G.I. Joe, I forgot how many Japanese shows I watched as well.
Dude, rewatching that series a couple of years ago I was SHOCKED at the amount of people who died in overly violent ways. It was crazy.
Johnny Sokko had the same effect on me. it was suppose to be a kids show, but in almost every episode people would die in the most horrible ways imaginable. I still remember one episode as a kid where some women and kids were poisoned and died in agony. I sat there with my mouth hanging open for some time. People died in Ultraman also, but never quite in the same horrible ways they did in Johnny Sokko.
Not that it needs to be said about a society where they have used panties in vending machines and a cartoon where raccoons bounce on their large testicles, but Japan is weird. They censor their porn but I remember 2 kids cartoons that had nudity in them when I was a kid; The Little Prince, which aired on Nickelodeon, had nude, anatomically correct kids,and some other cartoon my dad rented for me at Blockbuster where a woman was bathing nude. Hell, since the internet wasn’t around when I was a kid, copies of Crying Freeman reprints were like porn to me. LOL!
Yeah, Ultraman was the shiznits back in the day, but J Sokko was a waste. This “bad ass” robot had to go thru a 100 poses before launching any kind of offensse. How it didn’t get lose on a weekly basis is beyond me.
Anybody remember Infra-man?
erase the (get) part in your minds 🙂
The first time I saw Speed Racer I though it was way to long but liked parts of it. Now that I have seen it a few more times I really do like it quite a bit. It did grow on me. So, no you are not the only one. I actually think we are the only TWO who like it though.
I’ll have to check the movie out again. I didn’t hate it when I saw it(it was VERY faithful unlike most live action adaptations), but I didn’t love it either. To be honest, most of my Speed Racer knowledge comes from the Now Comics series in the 80’s(third time where I like the less popular Japanese franchise; I loved Astro Boy a million times more than Speed Racer) and the Alpha Team Mix that used to play on B96(a radio station in Chicago) when I was in high school.
I have that Alpha Team remix on cassette single. Ya, B96 played it ALL THE TIME but I loved it.
I had that as well. I used to play it non-stop in my car. I think if they played the Speed Racer song throughout the entire movie, I would have given it 4 stars. It’s got to be one of the catchiest theme songs ever.
DAMN, I’m from South Dakota and I have not heard of any of this shit, I really missed out.
So you liked Star Trek and Speed Racer, but you hated Daredevil. And you thought Attack of the Clones was the best of the prequels. (I’ve been watching your old vids.) How come someone I agree with so much on comic books have such dramatically different tastes when it comes to movies? We’re like oil and water, bud.
If you switched Daredevil with Star Trek, I’d agree with Jose. I don’t understand the hatred for Clones. It seems to me that some people have convinced themselves that Revenge Of The Sith redeemed the Star Wars franchise since they couldn’t live in a world where the movie series ended on a bad note.
No, I thought Revenge Of The Sith was bullcrap too. If I had to pick the best prequel, it would be The Phantom Menace, strictly for Liam Neeson’s presence and Darth Maul’s badassiness. Plus, the story at least had some kind of structure. But saying that’s the best prequel is like pointing out the thinnest kid at fat camp.
Clones, on the other hand, was a total disgrace from beginning to end. I’d list all the reasons why it’s pukingly awful but that rant would go on forever.
Just as an aside, has anyone seen the deleted scenes from Revenge Of The Sith? They featured Padme and the birth of the Rebel Alliance. They were far and away the most interesting scenes in the film, and yet, astoundingly, Lucas cut them out.
And so it goes and so it goes. If we agreed on everything cballsack things we be kinda boring around here, don’t you think. 🙂
agreed, I’m not saying I’m the most interesting person who comments on this blog, but a least I didn’t name my self ball sack.
Has anyone else seen these production blog videos before? Or am I just really late to another party?
Ya, I saw those a while ago. They’re pretty cool. That’s why I have been so psyched to see this movie.
I haven’t read the comic yet but I wasn’t really looking forward to this since I feel Michael Cera has less range than George Clooney and, not having seen Arrested Development, am not a huge fan of his work(although I kinda liked Nick And Norah’s Infinite Playlist since I have a crush on Kat Dennings). Having said that, I LOVE Edgar Wright and the trailer looked pretty good.
Kat Dennings is in the Thor movie, right?
According to IMDB she is. I haven’t really been following the Thor movie updates. I do love the character but I can’t see how they’re going to do that character justice on the big screen without producers making it “more palatable” for the general public.
Saber Rider came out in the early eighties way before Galaxy Rangers. The same studio that did GR also did Bionic Six. Ever watch this one:
Crap, never seen that one either. It’s amazing how much was out there in the 80’s. If Comcast existed back then and I was able to watch all of these shows I might never have left the house.
how about this one Jose, it was pretty much a rip off of Thundercats, but I loved the cast of villains in it, especially a dude named Windhammer, an ugly fuck that used a giant tuning fork as a weapon.
Silverhawks was made by the same company as Thundercats. I kinda like Silverhawks more than Thundercats. The same company also did anime. This is one of the first “Non-Americanized” anime movies I ever saw. Checkout the Silverhawk/Thundercats pinball machine at the beginning.
I need to check that movie out, looks cool.
Trying to remember the first Non-Americanize anime movie I saw. I guess it was Akira, thought that movie was great up until the ending, or non-ending as it were.
The first Anime movie I watched that showed me Anime was more than just cool stylized violence and actually could tell an adult story was “The Wings Of Honneamise” I watched it and was fascinated by it, it was such a beautiful movie, with great characters and plot. I tried showing to my friends and they couldn’t get through 15 minutes of it, bored them to death, they said it sucked. Oh well, their loss.
I bought The Wings Of Honneamise on VHS when it came out here. Love that movie.
The clip that I posted above is from Megazone 23 Part 2. AD Vision released it on dvd about 4 years ago. There were 3 Megazone movies total and I bought the box set. The first Megazone was actually dubbed in English and was supposed to be Robotech: The Movie. After negative reviews from a showing in Texas, Harmony Gold decided not to release it. Ya, my brain is completely full of useless knowledge.
live action theme song to yattaman courtesy of tekashi miike
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