Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Flying fish - what a coincidence!

After a long, long lay off, it's back.

Scouting for Girls Greatest Hits vs Lakeshore Entertainment logo

Children jumping into the drink?

Deny the principle.

American Horror Story: Freak Show (teaser trailer) vs Sheeva (debuted in Mortal Kombat 3)


Real Bout Fatal Fury Special (Hong Kong stage intro) vs Ghost in the Shell

Random as shit.

American cartoonist Chris Ware says Stewie shares stark similarities to Jimmy Corrigan.

However, this is really fucked up.

Arnold (original comic strip) vs Bob (Sid the Sexist character)

You've gotta laugh.

If the much anticipated remake of Resident Evil 2 is canned - I'll never forgive Capcom.

Fingers crossed then.

After injecting the G Virus into his own body, Dr. William Birkin becomes stronger with every skin he casts off.
Dr. Birkin (Rainer Schwarz) appears as a minor character in David Cronenberg's 1979 psychological horror The Brood.
Before you ask, Christian name is never revealed.


How are Crying Freeman, Suikoden and Resident Evil CODE: Veronica/X all connected?



Here's why.

Yo Hinomura is a member of Chinese crime organisation 108 Dragons.

In most games, a total of 108 warriors can be recruited.

Hunk's Report (not to be confused with Hunk Profile or Hunk File from The Umbrella Chronicles and The Darkside Chronicles respectively), mention 108 check points.

It's possible that each are paying homage to Shi Naian's classical Chinese novel Water Margin, as that concerned 108 outlaws.

Unrelated, but Zombie 108 is a film.

In Sam Raimi's Drag Me to Hell, Christine (Alison Lohman) 'shames' Sylvia Ganush by refusing her a loan and after failing to lift the curse of gypsy button, demonic hands eventually pull her under train tracks.
Inferno Scorpion is condemned to hell in Mortal Kombat spin-off Shaolin Monks.
Keeping with subject matter.

"He he he, I drag your soul in the evil world."
I assume Genan's bizarre pre-duel taunt from Samurai Shodown II is referring to hell.
In the climax of atrocious 2016 horror The Forest, yūrei drag Sara (Natalie Dormer) underneath the Aokigahara Forest floor. 
Here's Tong Po from cult 1989 Van Damme flick Kickboxer.

In film's credits, he's billed as 'himself', but Michel Qissi actually played the seemingly invincible Muay Thai psychopath.
He reprised role in Kickboxer 2: The Road Back and goof was corrected.
I reckon there's a remote chance baddie took chunks from Sagat.

The method in my madness?

Unlike sequel, he served as end boss in 1987 original, and only had Tiger at his disposal.
Going back to Kickboxer.

Poster confirms the champion "Tiger" Tong Po.
Even his tattoo doesn't explain nickname, because body art displays a Chinese dragon.

David Bautista played villain in the scrap happy, but charmless 2016 reboot Kickboxer: Vengeance.

A few years before the disappointing Blair Witch, Adam Wingard impressed with the blackly comic slasher You're Next.

In totally different circumstances, corrupt cop Captain Hulland (Andrew Bloch) reads the same message in 1990 Steven Seagal shit storm Hard to Kill.
They just keep coming.

Believe it or not, this is an actual still of General Hummel (Ed Harris) serving in Vietnam, from Michael Bay's 1996 action thriller The Rock.
Now things get rather silly.

Released exclusively for DOS in 1993, SEAL Team is recognised as being the world's first tactical shooter.
Box art for home conversions of Wolf sequel Operation Thunderbolt was predominantly used from 1989-1992.
Be my honoured guest to stare at all three until the cows return home, but main guy is DIFFERENT every time.

(On your behalf).


Adapted from Bryan Lee O'Malley's series of graphic novels, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World was a bucket load of fun.

Scott leaves Ramona's fourth evil ex Roxy Ritcher 'Plok' on snow covered floor.
Was this a SNES reference too far?


Renny Harlin's Cliffhanger has its critics, but yours truly is a huge fan.

In the tense opening scene, Gabe (Stallone) cannot prevent Hal's girlfriend Sarah (Michelle Joyner) from plunging to her death.
Above looks practically the same as poster for Last Embrace (which represents climax above Niagara Falls).

Glasvegas don't get the recognition they deserve.

Iconic chevrons make third album instantly recognisable.

Later... When The TV Turns To Static

Creative Director - James Allan
Graphic Designer - Brian Wishart

Okay boys and girls, look at television display that regularly appears in Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe.

Both were brought in 2013, but first series amalgam of Screenwipe and Newswipe was broadcast months before album.

Who knows, maybe I've revealed a Secret Truth?

Seedy vampire bar the Titty Twister in Robert Rodriguez's fangtastic From Dusk Till Dawn was based on Colonel Kurtz' compound from Apocalypse Now.

Alright, pussy, pussy, pussy! Come on in pussy lovers!
Now compare tweaking of mammary duct to mysterious 1594 painting.

Gabrielle d'Estrées and One of Her Sisters - unknown artist
Can you handle one more?

I certainly hope so.

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