Aug. 15th, 2007 08:16 pm
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I went to Best Buy to see if I could find the second Bourne movie. I was denied but then they decided to offer up something even better: Warriors, a 50 movie DVD set of exciting films from the 50s and 60s. It includes such wonders as Mole Men Against the Son of Hercules, Cleopatra's Daughter, Fury of Achilles, Devil of the Desert Against the Son of Hercules... The list of wonders never really stops with 50 movies of this sort.


If I were you I'd defriend me now and save yourself the inevitable posts about precisely when Cleopatra had time to have a daughter and* what Roger Moore is doing in a tunic and sandals. The Spring Waltz subtitling crisis will be as nothing to compared to this.

Oh, and I got the second season of Rome (they have it for $60 if you're thinking about getting it) but that is a trifling thing compared to the glories that await me with my 50 movies of completely inauthentic and cheaply filmed classical action.

* Let's pretend I never forgot about Cleopatra's daughter, shall we? I plan on denying it if anyone ever brings it up.

Date: 2007-08-16 03:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zandra-x.livejournal.com
Can't wait. 8 ]

Date: 2007-08-16 03:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
You say that now. Wait until the picspam of molemen hits your screen.

Date: 2007-08-16 03:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dachelle.livejournal.com
I really can't wait to see the Mole Men. Although they probably can't match the picture I already have in my head.

Date: 2007-08-16 03:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
I am very excited about the Mole Men also. I haven't decided whether to watch it first or save it as a special treat.

Date: 2007-08-16 03:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dachelle.livejournal.com
Selfishly, I would like for you to watch the Mole men right now, so you can begin working up a post all about it. With pictures!

Date: 2007-08-16 03:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
Sadly, they will have to wait until I have watched an exciting few episodes of a kdrama which features Irish terrorists and incestuous love.

But I think I will start with Mole Men - I do have some Moon Men to fall back on if they disappoint.

Date: 2007-08-16 03:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dachelle.livejournal.com
Hmmm. Well, that does sound rather exciting. I suppose you can watch it first. But then nothing else until you've watched the Mole Men!

Date: 2007-08-16 03:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dachelle.livejournal.com
Cleopatra actually did have a daughter, Cleopatra Selene, but something tells me this movie isn't going to be an exactly accurate retelling of her life.

My favorite sword and sandals movie from the sixties is still the Burton-Taylor Cleopatra. So long, so over-the-top, so filled with costume changes. Love it.

Date: 2007-08-16 03:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
God, I'd forgotten. She's the one married off to the Kind of Numidia. I will expect nothing less than a full and accurate record of this marriage.

I love the Burton-Taylor Cleopatra but my favorite is Spartacus. I love every minute of that.

Date: 2007-08-16 03:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dachelle.livejournal.com
Oh, I'm sure it will be. They'll probably have footnotes up on the screen, just to show you how historically accurate it is.

Oooo, yes, Spartacus. I also love all the old Biblical epics. The Golden Calf scene in The Ten Commandments is a comedy classic. And I always loved The Story of Ruth, which I don't think anyone else has ever seen, just for the scene at the beginning when Ruth was about to be sacrificed. That part was cool. Really, though, once Ruth left Moab, the movie went downhill for me. That probably explains a lot about my lack of religion now.

Date: 2007-08-16 03:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
I hope they give the name of their historical adviser. I love it when they do that for modern films especially when the adviser goes on record endlessly about how they ignored everything they said.

I have never seen The Story of Ruth. Clearly leaving Moab was a poor choice on her part as it has probably robbed many of their religious beliefs.

Date: 2007-08-16 03:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dachelle.livejournal.com
Moab was much better. Their religion had knives and idols with jewels in their heads and freaky priests wearing makeup. How could the Judeo-Christian god compare with that?

Date: 2007-08-16 07:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sajia.livejournal.com
They should have done what the Hindus did in the subcontinent and preach mystical stuff about all faiths being aspects of the same truth. Actually, they probably did that, but got clobbered for their pains.

Date: 2007-08-16 03:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
And by adviser I mean 'the guy who makes the tea and who once read I, Claudius.'

Date: 2007-08-16 03:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
I read the book on which the Ruth movie is based. And I don't mean the Bible. My edition proudly proclaimed it was turned into a movie. *shudder* If it was anything like the book...

Date: 2007-08-16 03:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meganbmoore.livejournal.com
I must have this set. I must I must I must. How much was it? WHY AREN'T YOU WATCHING ONE YET??????

Date: 2007-08-16 03:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
It was $22.99. FOR 50 MOVIES. I plan on watching after seeing the girl in Ireland lose her Irish family in a giant explosion.

Date: 2007-08-16 03:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meganbmoore.livejournal.com
ah, well, as long as it's for a good reason.

Date: 2007-08-16 04:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
YESSS. So much rubbish, so little time.

Date: 2007-08-16 04:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hecatesknickers.livejournal.com
Thanks to you, I am actually going to have to leave my house so I can have this kind of awesome in my possession.

Date: 2007-08-16 04:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
And it only costs $22.99. How do they manage it?

Date: 2007-08-16 04:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hecatesknickers.livejournal.com
I wish I knew! And I also wish they would tell all their friends, so we could get other amazingly cheesy dvd sets for that cheap.

Date: 2007-08-16 03:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Oh. I must NEED have this.

Now I have an urge to rewatch the movie called The prodigal where they took the simple story from the Bible and made it into a two hour movie with Lana Turner as an evil but hot priestess. Gyrating.

Also, Samson and Delilah with evil midgets.

Date: 2007-08-16 06:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
There's some biblical ones on there too - not sure about The Prodigal but I really hope so. Though Lana Turner would probably be too expensive for these sorts of masterpieces.

I have never seen the evil midgets. Tell me more!


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