Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Sugar Rush (August 2019 Edition)

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Hell Comes To Frogtown

Sure, you’ve seen “Rowdy” Roddy Piper in John Carpenter’s They Live, but are you familiar with this 80s oddity? Frogtown is certainly a product of its time and yet, if you’ve had the pleasure of watching this movie (or if you’ve read the film’s synopsis), you’re likely asking yourself, what time was that exactly? When it comes to the Hot Rod, I don’t have to remind you that just when you thought you knew the answers, he changed the questions. So turn off your brain and enjoy this ultimate throwback to the days of your local Mom & Pop video store deep dive discoveries. Preorder directly from www.VinegarSyndrome.com if you need to have the slipcover edition (a “V-shaped splitcover” limited to 3,000 units). Personally, I’m fairly indifferent about slipcovers; I’m more concerned with what’s in the box than the actual packaging—however, nobody rocks slipcovers like the fine folks over at VS. The VS slipcovers are quite elegant in design, and worth going out of the way for. This edition is getting a 4K scan restoration upgrade, so the film will likely never look better, and includes a director commentary plus video interviews.

Highest recommendation!