03:49 - !J.O.O.E.! Overall I enjoyed it, despite glaring and numerous plot holes and being a too long. But I think it could have been better if it didn't want to be too many things and concentrated on just a few. Joon-ho Bong's The Host was a better
03:47 - Darth Satanious ...out of place on purpose. It is like everything, some may find that something works and some may not. Fucking traffic control in the Shoutbox,
03:45 - !J.O.O.E.! True, but Battle Royale felt clearly rooted in satire, so they got away with it.
03:43 - Darth Satanious I think they wanted to put an interesting character with her, and I believe they succeded. Her place in Snow reminds me of that chick in the instructional video of Battle Royale. A weird, kind of eccentric character that feels...
03:42 - !J.O.O.E.! Which is ironic because she was the best part of the film, but the one element which didn't belong.
03:40 - !J.O.O.E.! [SPOILERS] It's like on one hand, you have the serious and tragic tone of the film where babies were eaten etc, then on the other hand you have the caricatured, designed for humour character of Swinton. Not compatible imo.
Helstar is without a doubt one of the originators of American Heavy Metal. Metal Blade will now release the Rising From The Grave boxset which includes remastered versions of the A Distant Thunder and Nosferatu albums. The boxset also includes the brand new DVD Twas The Night Of A Hellish Xmas. The Rising From The Grave [cover art] boxset will be released the 2nd/5th of July 2010 in Europe.
The DVD was recorded live at the Backstage Club in Houston, TX on December 25th 1989 and features original Helstar members James Rivera on vocals along with Larry Barragan and Jerry Abarca. It's the first authorized Live Video recording by 80's Power Metal icons Helstar. Mastered by Ty Tabor (King's X) and James Rivera.
The setlist of that show was as follows:
01. Swirling Madness
02. The King is Dead,
03. Evil Reign
04. Abandon Ship
05. Baptized in Blood
06. To Sleep Per Chance to Scream
07. Harker's Tale
08. The Cursed Has Passed Away
10. Angel of Death