Saturday, September 14, 2013

Cut Box Gallery: The Secret of Nandy (1990) - Malo Video (Canada) VHS + Brief Review

Trying something new here. Showing off some of my rare VHS tapes that have their boxes cut. doesn't allow cut VHS boxes to be uploaded, so I may as well show mine off here.

Title: The Secret of Nandy
Box Tagline: "Now it's time to tell the truth."
Original title: La Porte Secrete
Genre: Mystery
Year of Release: 1990
VHS Release Year: Not Given
Tape Catalog #: Not Given
Origin of tape: Canada
Runtime: 96 Minutes
Director: Danièle J. Suissa
Starring: Bibi Andersson, Michael Sarrazin, Marc de Jonge, Claudine Auger, Yvette Brind'amour
Distributor: Malo Video
Box Type: Slipcase


- Released sometime in the early 1990s by Malo Video.
- To my dissapointment, there are no trailers on this VHS.
- The Malofilm Home Video logo appears before the film.

My quick thoughts:

Okay mystery thriller. Good performances by Andersson and Sarrazin and would recommend to fans of the latter actor. The twist ending is rather unexpected, even though the front cover almost gives it away. 6/10.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Ultra-Rare trailer for Cursed (1990) + Brief review of said trailer

Not too long ago, I uncovered an ultra-rare trailer for Mychel Arsenault's 1990 Quebec-lensed horror film, Cursed (1990), which I reviewed here on this blog way back in January. I was quite surprised to see that this film actually did have a trailer, advertised as "Gargoyle". I managed to find it on a DVD+R of the Canadian cop thriller Slow Burn (1989), sourced from the Belgian/Dutch VHS release. That movie, in turn, was a quite entertaining actioneer, but more on that at a later time.

Anyway, I found the trailer to be, like the actual film, quite haunting, thanks to the addition of "O Fortuna" playing through the trailer, yet also cheesy at the same time because of some tacky editing, some exaggeration from the trailer's announcer (which to my surprise, turned out to be the late, great Don LaFontaine), and some scenes in the trailer being unnecessarily sped-up. Still, I'm glad to have found such a rare trailer, being the long time movie trailer connoisseur that I've always been.

I also noticed some scenes that were not in the actual film, so that leaves me to wonder if there's a version out there with this additional footage. I strongly doubt it, though.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Apologies for lack of updates + 1-Year Anniversary

First and foremost, I wanted to apologize for the lack of blog postings for the last two months. I just got really lazy. Hopefully, throughout this Fall, I'll be doing more blog postings.

On another note, this blog is now a year old. I started it on August 24, 2012 and just last August, it turned a year old on the 24th. Unfortunately, it's a bit too late for me to do something eventful to celebrate the anniversary, but with any luck, I'll do something more eventful next year for the two-year anniversary.

Thanks for reading!