I’m sitting here at the keyboard bright and early today, a steamy cup of coffee by my side, in my Pj’s and fuzzy slippers with a whole day off from work…..the possibilities are endless.
Since it’s been a while…and I mean quite a while….since I updated people as to exactly what your favorite Catgirl Princess has been up to, I thought I might take a stab at giving you the full details of just what Neko-chan has in the pipeline for her DVD purchase and future review. Naturally you are gonna wanna read more…..Hehehehe…
Well……let’s start off with “Mussalat” aka “Haunted” , a Turkish horror offering from the land of Belly Dancing and Shishkabobs…..and apparently creepy horror movies too… The Twitchfilm site tells us that we’re scant days away from the release of an english subtitled Region 2 PAL disc for this one. Naturally I’m gonna have to snap it up and give it a try. The synopsis given is as follows: “Suat (Burak Özcivit) and Nurcan (Bigkem Karavus) are two young people born and grown up in the same village and they passionately love each other. They decide to get married. But, when they take this decision, they find themselves “haunted” by a great trouble. A creature from other world causes unfathomable events around them and affects the entire life of this couple. Now, neither their life nor love is as before. The dark incidents affecting them and their environment develop in an inexplicable manner.” Yep…this one sounds good. I liked other recent Turkish films like “Okul” and “Buyu”, so this one looks like a winner.
Then we head to Pakistan for our next offering, “Hell’s Ground” aka “Zibahkhana” , billed as the first Slasher/ Zombie movie to come out of Pakistan……it’s the first film our good friends at Mondo Macabro have financed and produced themselves and I’m looking forward to when it arrives on the 24th of this month. All early word on this tells me it’s a gleefully goofy and over the top cult movie that must have slipped by the Pakistani censors while they were snoozing or somethin’ ….
Ahhhhh…. and of course I’m gonna grab Mondo’s new release of the Indonesian classic, “Queen of Black Magic” too….might as well give it a mention here as well! You all know this lil’ Catgirl likes her creepy Indonesian horror…..and she knows you do as well, so here’s a chance to grab a copy for your own self and help support the good folks at Mondo who do the excellent job of bringing them to us. (Plus, Neko wants them to be financially healthy enough to stay around and bring us “Snake Sisters” later this year…Hehehehehe…)
Of course, Neko has her softer side….. the part of her that revels in unicorns, kittens, fuzzy sweaters, and romantic fantasy, so I was pleasantly surprised to discover a new Mermaid/ Romance/ Fantasy from Malaysia of all places. Called “Duyung”. This one features the story of Jimmy, a kind-hearted man who encounters a mermaid, portrayed by Malaysian actress Maya Karin. The synopsis I could find reads as follows: “Duyung tells the tale of a young man named Jimmy who has this habit of taking care of the environment. He also has a weird habit which is not well received by the other villagers. Jimmy befriends Orix an apeman species. Quietly he developes this feeling for Aspalela the daughter of Tok Mudim the leader of the villager.
One day Jimmy visited Tok Mudim’s house to ask his daughter’s hand in marriage but was denied approval from Tok Mudim. He furthermore challenged Jimmy to have a land of his own if he wishes to marry his daughter. With a struck of a genius idea using recycled items he created his own land but to his surprise, every morning as he wakes up his land seemed to expand bigger and bigger not only just that but the trees grow taller as well. He assumed that Aspalela had something to do with all of these changes to motivate him. After all he has worked for Tok Mudim still refused to give his daughters hand in marriage. Kordi the most successful guy at the village also wishes to marry Aspalela. Kordi also is very much displeased with Jimmy as he forbids him from fishing. Kordi who has had enough of Jimmy’s attitude forced him out of the village and comicly told him to marry a mermaid instead. Kordi destroyed Jimmy’s land and fled off.
After all that had happened, Jimmy began to build back his island. While rebuilding the island he had not noticed that a real mermaid had got caught in one of the knots on the island. He managed to give a helping hand to the mermaid and since then they became close friends. Jimmy also became rich after the many gold gifts the mermaid gave him. Kordi was not pleased seeing Jimmy with all of his riches and decided to investigate where his wealth was coming from. It led him to the capture of the mermaid.”
Oooooohhh!!! Soooo romantic sounding. And with English subtitles too!! Yay!! Neko’s gotta have this one!!!
Then its off to Thailand for our next couple of discs….well, to Singapore actually, and a chance to grab “Body #19” a Thai horror film that originally came out in Thailand itself without the benefit of English subtitling. (Grrrrrrr!!!! Don’t get Neko started on the whole missing subtitle thing…Must…find….”Happy Place”…..) however thankfully it’s Singapore to the rescue yet again with their Region 3 English friendly version. While I’m here, I might as well grab a copy of the local film “Ah Long Pte Ltd” a sort of local version of “My Wife is Gangster”, at least that’s what it looks like to me….. They say “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” and I guess I’ll find out once the disc reaches me….. (Heck…..for 7$ US this one can’t stink THAT much…) Next up, we have another Thai goodie….. “The Spiritual World”, which I’ve discovered has reached Taiwan, another good source for those Thai films that missed getting subtitled back in Thailand itself. It’s in cinemas now, but if Neko knows her asian release scheduling, that means a disc should show up within a month or so. When it does….your Catgirl Princess will grab this one faster than a wine cooler at a pool party…..
Last, but not least, Thailand has “Soul’s Code” , ready for sale at most of their domestic sites, and with english subtitling for a change. Nice……. From what I read on it, it’s some sort of supernatural cop drama…. Neko likes cops and ghosts so I’m gonna grab it for sure.
Well….that about wraps it up for this time out, but I imagine there are still a few out their yet waiting for me to discover them… So until next time….“Meow, Meow, for Now!!”