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October 26th, 2006


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12:20 pm - A quiet night
Last night, I did nothing.

After I left my office around 7 PM, I went searching hard for the movie Darkman, which I have never seen. You see, I've picked up a comic book called Darkman Vs. The Army of Darkness, and I want to get the background story before I read the comic book.

I assure you, it's killing me that I own a comic I can't read yet.

But, after a night of searching, I came up empty-handed at the rental stores I visited, with one telling me, "Oh, that's an old movie. You might want to try the library."

Then again, I suppose 1990 was 16 years ago.

So, when I finally came home, I ended up sitting with Tina on the couch and watching some brain-candy: Dancing with the Stars, Lost, and The Nine.

Lost still manages to keep my attention when it's on, but The Nine just. . . isn't any good. It's too scattered and disjointed for any sort of plot or feeling to take place. I think it's trying too hard.

But the nice thing about Wednesday evening TV is that none of it takes any thought.

I ended up falling asleep with Tina on the couch. It was a nice change of pace.

Edit: On the bright side (regarding how old Darkman is), one of our students is reading his history book, and said, "That's crazy. The Japanese weren't allowed to become citizens until 1952. That's not that long ago."
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From:road_trip_judi
Date:October 26th, 2006 01:13 pm (UTC)
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The library does indeed have several copies of Darkman, both on DVD and VHS. You can reserve one online and then pick it up at your local branch typically within a day or two.
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From:chronarchy
Date:October 26th, 2006 03:18 pm (UTC)
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*nods* I called them, and they couldn't find any DVD copies, so I went with a VHS copy. After calling several more rental places in search of a DVD, I am apparently out of luck, so I'll be going down to the library to pick up their VHS copy after having dinner with singingwren tonight.

Wonder if I can talk her into tagging along to pick it up?
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From:road_trip_judi
Date:October 26th, 2006 03:23 pm (UTC)
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Interesting that they couldn't find a DVD copy, as there is one available at the Main branch according to their database. *shrug* Doesn't much matter though, since you're getting your hands on a VHS copy anyway.
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From:chronarchy
Date:October 26th, 2006 03:33 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, I was staring at that page when they told me they couldn't find it.

Funky, but the ways of librarians are strange indeed.

I pray to never meet one in a dark alley.
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From:wishesofastar
Date:October 26th, 2006 06:24 pm (UTC)
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You best hope not. *cracks knuckles menacingly*
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From:tanrinia
Date:October 26th, 2006 02:17 pm (UTC)
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in *the nine* i want to know what happened in the bank that is such a big deal.

as far as the little storie they're trying to spin off from that, i couldn't care less.
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From:chronarchy
Date:October 26th, 2006 02:29 pm (UTC)
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My suggestion? Just watch the season finale. That'll pretty much cover it, I think.
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From:nontacitare
Date:October 26th, 2006 05:43 pm (UTC)
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I agree with you about The Nine. My original Wednesday line-up for this season was Jericho, Lost, and Kidnapped, but Kidnapped was moved to Saturdays. (An excellent show, but I'd imagine hard to get into if you haven't been watching from the beginning.) So I thought I'd give The Nine a try. I just can't get into it, or even really care about the characters.

You should see Darkman. It's extremely violent, but also thought-provoking in a disturbing way. Try to find the scene that Finding Nemo ripped off from Darkman. (I still can't believe they did that in a kid's movie.)
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From:chronarchy
Date:October 26th, 2006 05:47 pm (UTC)
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Maybe I should rent both. It's been a very long time since I've seen Finding Nemo. Though I will certainly look for the parallels. . .
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From:qryztufre
Date:October 26th, 2006 06:14 pm (UTC)

Sorry I'm so long winded & random...

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Darkman Vs. The Army of Darkness seems to be in four parts (or did I read something wrong?) did you get ahold of all four?

Also, your tag says Bruce Campbell - is the Army thats vs. Darkman, one & the same that arose from the dread Necronomicon?... oh, never mind...the imdb page just loaded, both movies are from Sam Raimi (love the guy & incidently, his birthday was Monday just past)

At any rate, I think it would make a nice addition to the Evil Dead trilogy ;) Like Alien vs. Preditor but with Zombies!

___________

Did you know he's got another evil dead movie dated for 2008? http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0434020/

and did ya know there was a fourth Evl Dead already?
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0458361/

(though, it does not seem to really have Bruce in it)

Also, DarkMan seems to be a trilogy *shrug*
Check all of Mr. Raimi's work here: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000600/
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From:qryztufre
Date:October 26th, 2006 06:26 pm (UTC)

*cleans glasses*

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Correction -> Evil Dead: Regeneration is a video game...
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From:chronarchy
Date:October 26th, 2006 06:35 pm (UTC)

Re: *cleans glasses*

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Bruce was in Darkman for all of about ten seconds, I understand. I'll have a better feel once I've seen the flick. :)

But Army of Darkness is the Deadite army in AoD. If you watch the movie, you'll see that the credits call the movie "Bruce Campbell Vs. Army of Darkness", a far more "B" title than "Army of Darkness" is.

So I expect that the comic is Darkman teaming with Ash and going up against the Army of Darkness.

I haven't played either AoD video game, either Regeneration or A Fistful of Boomstick.

I wish my computer could handle them.

So far, I only have issue 1 of "Darkman Vs. the Army of Darkness"
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From:rfunk
Date:October 26th, 2006 07:11 pm (UTC)

AoD

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I have a DVD titled "Bruce Campbell vs. Army of Darkness", which is a re-edit of the movie. (Director's cut, I think.) Apparently it's a bit different from the original version, but I've never seen the original.
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From:gothicdruid
Date:October 26th, 2006 10:02 pm (UTC)

Re: Sorry I'm so long winded & random...

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Darkman really, really is a must-see, whether or not such a thing as "Darkman vs. Army of Darkness" exists or not.

::namedrop:: Have I mentioned that I worked for Sam Raimi for about 5 1/2 months back in '96-'97? (Not just Sam on that project, but also David Eick, exec producer of Battlestar Galactica...but I really digress...) ::/namedrop::

But you can absolutely skip the two sequels. For one thing, Arnold Vosloo is no Liam Neeson. For another thing, they're direct-to-video releases with all the quality that portends.

::namedrop:: Did I mention that I've worked with Larry Drake, the uber-badguy in the Darkman series, a couple times...okay, I'll stop now... ::/namedrop::

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