Blind Fury (1989)

Blind Fury (1989)

   Blind Fury (1989) was a tip of a hat to the classic Zatoichi films of the 60's through the 80's. It brought the story of a blind swordsman in a more relatable way to western audiences. I adore the Zatoichi series, and was still very entertained by this movie. While it has been decades [...]

Space1970, the Blog that Inspires Me to Look Forward by Looking Back

Space1970, the Blog that Inspires Me to Look Forward by Looking Back

   If you haven’t already, check out Space1970 over on Blogger. It covers Sci-Fi/Fantasy from the late 60’s to the early 80’s. The morning I discovered this wonderful blog I was captivated and, being a child of the 70’s, I felt a comfortable wave of nostalgia wash over me. Three hours later I had covered roughly 80% [...]

The Final Words of Thorin Oakenshield

The Final Words of Thorin Oakenshield

   Of all the animated specials in the 70's, The Hobbit has to be one of my favorite. It severely oversimplifies the book, but it is a genuine work of art and one that I've been enjoying since it was released by Rankin:Bass in 1977. It was this animated special that introduced me to J.R.R. [...]