TIFF has come around again so I'll likely be incognito for the foreseeable future. See you on the other side, kiddies!
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Another cool thing I discovered this weekend was Shudder's original podcast Video Palace. This is a terrific little audio play that I came across while surfing Amazon Video.
One of my all-time favourite pieces of media is Limetown (I get to watch the first episode of the upcoming TV adaptation at TIFF this weekend, Yay!) and I think Video Palace fits right into that oeuvre. This should be of particular interest to tapeheads because it exists in our world, relying heavily on hearsay and urban legend to propel its narrative, all while using technology's latest tools.
I highly recommend it. Don't have Shudder? Well, don't you fret, as it can also be found here.
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
I heard some terrific news this weekend. Adult Swim's Toonami is adapting Junji Ito's bonkers manga Uzumaki into a four-part anime miniseries. Check out the trailer below.
Man, that music by Colin Stetson is fucking perfect. As we know, Uzumaki was made into a feature in 2000, and though it had unsettling visuals in spades, I think this anime may best capture Ito's unrivalled forays into cosmic madness. The miniseries is set to be released in 2020.