It's not often that I actively self-promote here, but I'd like to take a moment to veer from the norm. It's with great pleasure that I shamelessly plug my recent review of Sho Kosugi's 1985 film Pray for Death over at the Gentlemen's Blog to Midnite Cinema. It's a film that any fan of 1980s action cinema should give a shot and one that will definitely appeal to the readership of FoBL. Yes, all three of you!
If you're unfamiliar with the gang, Big Willie and The Samurai host a truly fantastic weekly podcast dedicated to the finest in genre film. These guys are knowledgeable about what they love, always insightful about the films they cover, and good for roughly five to ten dick jokes per episode. If you're not yet on the bandwagon, be sure to add the 'cast to your iTunes rotation.
The Gentlemen's Blog is a natural extension of that show and its active and creative community. Last fall, I was invited to do posts by Aaron, who more or less handles the day-to-day on the Gentlemen's Blog, and also runs Death Rattle Thirteen. The roster of writers on the GBtMC is a mix of folks from all over who share a passion for everything that's strange, horrific, or unintentionally hilarious about film, and I couldn't be more thrilled with my association with this collection of talent.
So head over to the GBtMC. Leave praise, "Like" the shit out of it, or tell me I have no fucking clue what I'm talking about. More important, make sure to watch Sho Kosugi in Pray for Death! It's a fantastic 1980s ninja movie with an amazingly high body count and some of the coolest ninja attire in the history of cinema.
And here at home on the FoBL range, there will be more to come this week.