Monday, June 3, 2013

Where did May go?!?


Holy cow, where does all the time go? The last time I posted anything was half way through May and we're already 3 days into June! That's completely unbelievable...

Well, if anyone cares to know what I've been up to, I've been on the forum mostly. There have been some major changes to the forum (not that I expect anyone to actually know the difference seeing as the forum was on the verge of being deleted due to inactivity!) but I've moved a bunch of things around, created a few new boards, and posted a ton of new content. I also went through and deleted outdated links to YouTube videos so most of the stuff on there is up to date. (Most not all)

Seeing as the forum isn't very popular, I've just been using it as a dump site for the videos and links I come across. Because of this, there's tons and tons of stuff to watch and check out if you're bored. I would recommend dropping by and giving us a look.

http://zportal.freeforums.org/

I added a few public domain movies to the Horror Movies board and a couple on the Sci-Fi board as well. I added some of the Angry Video Game Nerd's review of older systems onto the Classic Video Games board. Created a section for Xtreme Sports by condensing all the MMA boards into one and adding a couple of other boards under it. Also added separate boards for food and toys.
 
Other than adding content to the forum, as always, I've been adding to my DVD collection as well. Recently I received from Amazon:

The ghost with the most!

My Beetlejuice box set! I ordered this baby back in February and it came last week. One thing I have to complain about is the condition that it arrived in. Considering that I paid $70 for this box set, I thought it would come in a box but arrived in a crappy bubble mailer instead. This practically guaranteed that the box was going to be messed and when I opened it, sure enough, the box was pretty roughed up. If I had bought this with the intention of keeping it as a collector's item, I would've been severely disappointed. Since I was going to open and watch it anyway, I didn't care to make a fuss. Just a warning to anyone else that's looking to pick this up! I would've picked this baby up directly from Shout! Factory instead, if it was available to order. Still, thank you Shout! Factory!!!!


The other DVD that arrived from Amazon was the 3-disc set of Wrestling's Highest Flyers. This is actually one of the better WWE Home Videos I've seen that isn't about a specific wrestler. There is a surprisingly good selection of matches here. I half expected it to be 3-discs of WWE trying to push their younger talents (which they did a little) but was surprised they also had a few WCW matches including one between Sting and the Great Muta in Japan! I love that they're making use of their massive video library.


My biggest complaint about this one are actually the old WWF matches. They included the TLC match from Wrestlemania 2000, but it was totally ruined by the blurs over the old WWF logo. I found this to be really distracting, which is utterly disappointing because that has got to be one of the most memorable matches of all time!!!

Like trying to watch Bigfoot wrestle

Seriously, how are you supposed to enjoy that?! The WWE borders are also really annoying but you forget they're even there if you start getting into the match. I'm watching disc 2 as I write this and I would definitely recommend this to any fans of pro wrestling, especially if you enjoyed WCW's Cruiserweight division or TNA's X-Division!! Check out this insane list of matches:

DISC ONE:

A Different Stratosphere

Ricky Steamboat
Ricky Steamboat vs. Brian Pillman
WCW Halloween Havoc October 25, 1992

Evan Bourne
Evan Bourne vs. Zack Ryder
WWE Superstars June 11, 2009

Sky-View with Evan Bourne

Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka
Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka vs. Samu
WWF at Madison Square Garden February 20, 1984

New Style

WCW Cruiserweights
Juventud Guerrera, Hector Garza, Lizmark Jr. vs. La Parka, Psychosis, Villano IV
WCW Bash at the Beach July 13, 1997

Shelton Benjamin
Gold Rush Tournament Match
Shawn Michaels vs. Shelton Benjamin
WWE RAW May 2, 2005

Ultimo Dragon
J-Crown Cruiserweight Championship Match
Ultimo Dragon vs. Rey Mysterio Jr.
WCW World War 3 November 24, 1996

Eddie Guerrero
ECW World Television Championship Match
Eddie Guerrero vs. Dean Malenko
ECW Hardcore TV July 21, 1995

Special Features:

Ultimo Dragon vs. Psychosis
WCW Uncensored March 16. 1997

Chavo Guerrero vs. Jamie Noble
WWE SmackDown April 18, 2008

Sky-Cam with Jamie Noble

Flight Turbulence

DISC TWO:

Degree of Difficulty

Chris Jericho
WCW Cruiserweight Championship Match
Chris Jericho vs. Ultimo Dragon
WCW Bash at the Beach July 13, 1997

1-2-3 Kid
1-2-3 Kid vs. Hakushi
WWF SummerSlam August 27, 1995

Sky-View with John Morrison

John Morrison
John Morrison vs. Tyson Kidd
WWE Superstars July 30, 2009

High Flying Duos

Tag Teams
WWF Tag Team Championship - Triangle Ladder Match
Hardy Boyz vs. Dudley Boyz vs. Edge / Christian
WWF WrestleMania 2000 April 2, 2000

Super Crazy
3-Way Dance
Tajiri vs. Super Crazy vs. Little Guido
ECW One Night Stand June 12, 2005

Brian Pillman
Brian Pillman vs. Alex Wright
WCW Great American Bash June 18, 1995

Great Muta
Great Muta vs. Sting
WCW Japan Supershow March 21, 1991

Rob Van Dam
WWF Hardcore Championship Match
Jerry Lynn vs. Rob Van Dam
WWF Sunday Night Heat August 5, 2001

Special Feature:

The Hardy Boyz vs. Kai En Tai
WWF Sunday Night Heat September 27, 1998

DISC THREE:

Shawn Michaels
WWF Championship Match
Shawn Michaels vs. Vader
WWF SummerSlam August 18, 1996

Flash Funk
ECW World Television Championship Match
2 Cold Scorpio vs. Sabu
ECW CyberSlam February 17, 1996

Sky-View with Kofi Kingston

Kofi Kingston
Intercontinental Championship Tournament Finals
Kofi Kingston vs. Christian
WWE SmackDown May 14, 2010

Aerodynamics

WWE Light Heavyweights
WWF Light Heavyweight Championship Match
Taka Michinoku vs. Pantera
WWF In Your House: No Way Out February 15, 1998

Lita
WWE Women's Championship Match
Lita vs. Trish Stratus
RAW December 6, 2004

Sabu
ECW World Television Championship Match
Sabu vs. Rob Van Dam
ECW Guilty as Charged January 9, 2000

Jeff Hardy
Steel Cage Match
Jeff Hardy vs. Umaga
WWE RAW January 7, 2008

Rey Mysterio
WCW Cruiserweight Championship Match
Rey Mysterio Jr. vs. Eddie Guerrero
WCW Halloween Havoc October 26, 1997

Special Feature:

WCW Cruiserweight Championship Match
Juventud Guerrero vs. Billy Kidman
World War 3 November 22, 1998

Not bad for a DVD that's currently $12 on Amazon, eh?


The last bit of treasure I picked up recently came from Los Angeles' Chinatown. I cannot stress how much I love Chinese video stores as they always have the latest Asian releases but you'll find mad deals on TV series and anime as well. For example, I was able to score this 19-disc box set of the popular anime, Detective Conan (which some of you here in the States might remember as the show Case Closed on Adult Swim), for only $18. The sticker said $19, which was already a steal, but they let me haggle $1 off the sticker price! The video quality on the first disc I popped in looked pretty good too. Unbelievable. Have I mentioned how much I love Chinese video stores?