Showing posts from October 9, 2016

WWE No Mercy Reactions & Observations

Hello Dwellers and Welcome to the Basement! 
WWE had its No Mercy event tonight, live on the  WWE Network... I watched it... and of course I have my reactions and observations regarding the event, that was surprisingly backwards regarding when each match took place... 

Match Results American Alpha & The Hype Bros defeated The Ascensions & The VaudevillainsAJ Styles retained the WWE Championship over Dean Amborse & John CenaNikki Bella defeated CarmellaHeath Slater & Rhyno retained the Tag Team Championship over the UsosBaron Corbin defeated Jack SwaggersDolph Ziggler defeated The Miz for the Intercontinental ChampionshipNaomi defeated Alexa BlissBray Wyatt defeated Randy OrtonQuick Notes Becky Lynch was unable to compete due to a injury, will defend the Women's Title against Alexa Bliss in early NovemberLoved the psychology used by Corbin to go after Swagger's hand to try and keep him from using the ankle lock submissionThe triple threat match for the WWE Title was…

Astro Boy Episodes 23 & 24: The Greatest Robot In The World

Hello Dwellers and Welcome to The Basement! On this week's edition of 'Talking Anime', I'm going over two episodes of Astro Boy, the two-parter 'The Greatest Robot In The World', granted only one of those episodes was included on the Astro Boy: Greatest Astro Adventures DVD.

 Part 1
Part 2
It boggles the mind that part two is not on the Astro Boy: Greatest Astro Adventures DVD that I have, thankfully part two was posted on YouTube!Uran stepping up and willing to go up against Bruton to protect Astro is pretty damn cool, and if you were to look at her and Astro, outside of the hair styles, they are pretty similar... if you ignore the fact Uran is shorterBruton's battles with the other robots are old gruesome with perfect use of 'making you imagine' whats happening, except in the case where he uses his horns to RIP THE ROBOT DETECTIVE IN HALF!The moral of 'you can't win just by strength alone…

Scorpion Thunderbolt

Hello Dwellers and Welcome to the Basement... This week, I go over the second film on the Tales Of  Voodoo Volume 5 DVD... Scorpion Thunderbolt... it's 80% of a decent horror movie called Snake Woman... combined with stuff involving B-Movie acting legend Richard Harrison...


Quick Notes
Snake Woman was made in 1983, and was released in Taiwan, and possibly Korea (according to the Hong Kong Movie Database, it's title there is 'Grudge of the Sleep waking WomanI can over look bad dubbing, because what I saw of Snake Woman in this movie, it looks really good, it's total late 70s, early 80s monster / horror movie cheese with an over the top premiseBecause of how forced in the Richard Harrison content feels, Scorpion Thunderbolt gives off the vibe that I'm flipping back and forth between two channels, trying to catch the best parts of two films.The snake monster costume looks totally silly, but since it's mostly seen in night or dark scenes,…