Beyond the Black Rainbow is a Canadian science fiction and pseudo-thriller film created by first time writer and director (from what I gleamed from IMDB) Panos Cosmatos. Beyond starts with a 60’s video reel explaining how Dr. Mercurio Arboria founded… Read More ›
Space Adventure Cobra (The Movie) Review: SPACE BUTTS…AND ARTSY VISUALS
We recently noticed that we had a ton of Discotek Media DVDs lying around waiting to be reviewed (as is a common problem, as you know). Thinking we could make a theme month out of it, we decided to turn April… Read More ›
King of Thorn Review: Sleeping Beauty Based Science Fiction
I once almost had the pleasure of meeting King of Thorn director, Kazuyoshi Katatamaya, at a con when he was promoting King of Thorn around 2009, but came down with a cold (con flu perhaps?) the day before. Regardless, Kazuyoshi… Read More ›
7 Billion Needles Review: Socially Impaired Teenager Meets Aliens, Hilarity Ensues
As Franklin just loves to constantly remind me, I am not an avid reader of science-fiction. This doesn’t mean I don’t like it, as some of my favorite stories draw from both sci-fi and fantasy like A Certain Magical Index,… Read More ›
Dirty Pair Flight 005 Conspiracy Review: Perpetually Single Women Ahoy
1990’s Flight 005 Conspiracy was directed by Toshifumi Takizawa who also directed the Crusher Joe’s OVA’s and Blue Remains. Character design was done by Tsukasa Dokite, who also worked on the Dirty Pair anime and oh boy, I haven’t heard… Read More ›
The Adventures of Barry Ween, Boy Genius Review: MOTHER FUCKING SCIENCE!
Boy geniuses have been the subject of many different types of media, like Dexter’s Lab and Jimmy Neutron. While both Dexter’s Lab and Jimmy Neutron are enjoyable to some they are limited due to censors and target demographic. Enter the… Read More ›
Dirty Pair Special: Affair of Nolandia – At Least We Can Breathe Down Here
Affair of Nolandia was directed by Masaharu Okuwaki, whose repertoire also includes Aishiteruze Baby, Cat’s Eye, and MÄR. Animation director is Yukari Kobayashi, who has worked on Lovely Complex and Gokujou. Notably, as this is Kobayashi first and only trek into the… Read More ›
Now and Then, Here and There Review: Make It Rain?
Some stories tell us that war is a horrible thing, where a few others tell us that war is filled with glory and honor. Most of us, I am sure, realize that war is not a pretty thing, and yet,… Read More ›
Gunhed Review: MMMMMMHH…Delicious Texmexium
One day Franklin Raines and I were discussing what would be the next reviews for the site. He tosses me a DVD case. What I saw was a giant robot and pretty bad ass looking people with guns adorning the cover, so… Read More ›
Kieli Review: With a Ghost and a Zombie, Off To The Graveyard Express
I rarely ever stumble upon works of fiction that take place in a remote planet that has been colonized by humans. I am not saying that the kind of story is rare, but rather that my own experience with the… Read More ›
Megazone 23 Special – Part 3: It’s A Thing……..About Robots?
1989’s Megazone 23 Part 3 is directed by Shinji Aramaki and Kenichi Yatagai. Aramaki has worked on other such titles as Metal Skin Panic MADOX-01 and the upcoming Space Pirate Captain Harlock film in 2013. Yatagai’s other works include Super… Read More ›
Project Blue Earth SOS Review: Science Fiction Anime Unlike Anything Seen Before
At CotBF, we have a predilection for late eighties and early nineties anime, not that we have what we have been reviewing them much lately, but you will see visual trends common between them and our review tonight. But for… Read More ›
Godkiller Review: My God Does His Blood Taste Fantastic!
There comes a time in every media hoarder’s life when they learn the cold truth that something has eluded them. It does not matter how hard you try to keep up with publishers or distributors, no matter how often you… Read More ›