STEPHEN KING WEEK: The Stand (1994)

The unabridged version of the stand is 1,152 pages. How do you film that? How do you capture everything? This 1994 miniseries -- originally airing from May 8 - 12 of that year -- made a valiant effort. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsMp2pZK-Cw It's nearly impossible to get in every character from the book, but that doesn't mean that… Continue reading STEPHEN KING WEEK: The Stand (1994)

LEAGUE OF FORGOTTEN HEROES: Blankman (1994)

Daryl and Kevin Walker (Damon Wayans and David Alan Grier) are brothers who grew up idolizing Batman, watching the 1960's show and dressing up and playacting crime fighting. As their neighborhood deteriorated around them, Kevin became a cameraman. Daryl may be a simple man-child, but he excels at repairing and inventing things. And he may… Continue reading LEAGUE OF FORGOTTEN HEROES: Blankman (1994)

LEAGUE OF FORGOTTEN HEROES: The Shadow (1994)

After Tim Burton's Batman, producers scrambled to get a comic book movie -- any comic book movie -- up on the screen. So why not the hero who directly inspired the Caped Crusader (Batman's first appearance in Detective Comics #27 is a tale that's directly influenced by The Shadow story "Partners of Peril")? The trouble is… Continue reading LEAGUE OF FORGOTTEN HEROES: The Shadow (1994)

VIDEO GAME WEEK: Double Dragon (1994)

Released in 1987 by Technos, Double Dragon is the spiritual successor to Nekketsu Kōha Kunio-kun (known to the US as Renegade), a game that was inspired by the high school life of creator Yoshihisa Kishimoto. Basically -- you fight to survive. When Renegade was released in the U.S., it was localized so that it appeared to be a video game… Continue reading VIDEO GAME WEEK: Double Dragon (1994)

Cemetery Man (1994)

Throughout the 1990's, Michele Soavi kept the traditions of Italian horror alive. Starting as an actor in films like Aliens 2: On Earth, City of the Living Dead, Demons and New York Ripper, Soavi would also become an assistant director to greats such as Dario Argento (Tenebrae, Phenomena), Lamberto Bava (Blastfighter and the previously mentioned Demons) and Terry Gilliam (The Adventures of Baron… Continue reading Cemetery Man (1994)