Forbidden Planet is stoked to announce a Troma signing on Thursday April 30th at 7PM! The Troma Team and Ship to Shore Phone Co. are celebrating the release of the Class of Nuke ‘Em High Original Soundtrack Lp and the Blu-ray releases of Class of Nuke “Em High Part 2 and The Toxic Avenger part 2!
Meet Lloyd Kaufman (Troma President and creator of The Toxic Avenger), Ethan Hurt (Composer of the Class of Nuke ‘Em High Theme), and Lisa Gaye (star of Class of Nuke ‘ Em High 2 & 3, Toxic Avenger 2-4, and many more Troma classiscs!
We are getting super stoked here at FPNYC for our Return To Nuke ‘Em High Vol 1 Blu-Ray/DVD release party. That’s right kids, on Monday March 17th at 6:30 PM meet Director Lloyd Kaufman, as well as the cast and crew of Return To Class of Nuke ‘Em High Vol 1 and get your blu-ray or DVD signed for free!
What’s that you say? You can’t make it? What?!?!?!
Well don’t worry cause FP got your back as usual. Pre-order copies now and we will make sure to get them signed for you! All the benefits of coming to the event without having to breath in that horrid Troma aroma.
On Saturday, October 6th, from 1-4 PM, stop by The Daily Blam’s special photobooth at Forbidden Planet NYC to recreate the most iconic scene from E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial and enter for a chance to win a BMX mountain bike (equipped with E.T. himself in a milk crate), one of ten 30th Anniversary Edition Blu-rays (courtesy of Universal Home Entertainment), or a slew of newly-released collectibles from NECA toys!
Screw your Blew-Ray Player, VHS is alive and well… but should I really be hipping you to this, or should I be hording all the info in fear of increased competition? Of course I’ll let you in on it (not like anyone reads this anyway) and what better way to see the medium strive than by spreading the gospel.
“VHS is alive”, “Fear of competition”, you probably think I’m some paranoid nut job, but… Just to prove to you that I’m not some crazy Luddite (ok maybe just a bit, I still don’t own a computer) feast your eyes on this… www.LunchmeatVHS.com!!! Thats right baby, everyone’s favorite VHS themed magazine has gone all internety. The fact that there is a magazine dedicated to the subject should be validation enough, but for those of you who get all your info through the computer and think print is just as outdated as VHS, the website should suffice.
I spent the better half of this past weekend with Lunchmeat’s Chief of Marketing John DeSantis and Editor-in-Chief Josh Schafer. They were supposed to be working on the new issue but if they didn’t get as much as they hoped done I take full responsibility…. but I will not apologize. We did a lot of yang talking about the recent “VHS boom”, caught a midnight screening of Slumber Party Massacre at The Spectacle Theater, watched the insane video comp Brain Bludgeon, and of course did some serious VHS shopping.
I feel that I did a pretty good job proving that it will be a very long time before VHS becomes strictly a collectors market, that is if you know the right places to look.
But don’t fret you can show your love for Frank this coming weekend at the Anthology Film Archives by attending a screening of his newest project Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather Of Gore. If you like Franks work, you’ll dig Herschell’s too.
It’s all part of a Herschell Gordon Lewis retrospective which features not only the documentary, but also screenings of a bunch of his films!
Heres all the info…
HERSCHELL GORDON LEWIS: THE GODFATHER OF GORE
March 10 – March 13
Throughout the 1950s and 60s, literally hundreds of American filmmakers journeyed into the realm of Exploitation. There was money to be made then from cheap movies, and the result was a vast sea of no-budget flicks pushing either cars, monsters, killers, or supple skin. Very few of these films rose above the norm of the time, and far fewer actually tried to reinvent a seemingly fixed genre. Herschell Gordon Lewis and producer David F. Friedman knew that staying ahead of the game was the best way to make a buck, and, thanks to the combination of their ambition and their skewed minds, they ended up blazing a trail for independent cinema that America hasn’t seen the likes of since.
To celebrate the release of HERSCHELL GORDON LEWIS: THE GODFATHER OF GORE, Anthology offers up a special program of rarely-screened H.G. Lewis films, which represent just a few of his absolutely madcap takes on Exploitation Cinema.
This program is presented with Something Weird Video. All descriptions are by Mike Hunchback (Freedom School Records). Special thanks to Mike Hunchback, Frank Henenlotter, Mike Vraney & Lisa Petrucci (Something Weird Video), and Eric Caidin (Hollywood Book and Poster Company).
On Friday, March 11, Frank Henenlotter and Joe Bob Briggs will be here to present the 7:00 screening of HERSCHELL GORDON LEWIS: THE GODFATHER OF GORE!
Last night I finally finished watching AMC’s The Walking Dead television show. I know I’m way behind, but I don’t have cable and was having a hard time getting to someone’s house, with cable, who also wanted to watch this. After the first two episodes it just didn’t seem worth the effort to be at a certain place, at a specific time, each week. Now this had nothing to do with the quality of the show, honestly, I enjoyed what I saw. I mean how can you not be into zombies like this…
But… Wait for the home-viewing options I said, and I did, with great anticipation. I just seem to enjoy TV a lot more when it’s not… well… actually on TV. Lucky was I to walk in on my roommates watching it on Zune last night. So yeah I finished it and I really dug it, in-fact I even enjoyed the parts I already saw more this time around. My only real complaint is there was not enough Michael Rooker. I have a feeling this may not be the case in future seasons.
So I will have to make sure to get the DVD (yes, I occasionally do buy DVD’s) when it comes out on March 8th cause you know I gotta see all the bonus features and deleted scenes and what not. For your convenience both the DVD and Blu-ray editions of Season 1 are up on our site (www.fpnyc.com) for pre-order at a killer price. Even more convenient is the fact that I linked the product pages to the words DVD and Blu-ray in the last sentence, and this one for that matter. While you’re at it check out the rest of The Walking Dead stuff we got, cause we gots alot… t-shirts, comics, graphic novel collections in soft and hardcover editions. So make an effort, pre-order the DVD, read the comic, and most importantly… survive!