Saturday, 9 September 2017

Titles, taglines, subtitles and miscellany - Cheeky and charming

To save unnecessary repetition, everything is unrelated.


Film and video game

Above is a very strange remake of Deliverance: Stormlord II.

Genesis (Joy Williams album) and Rec: Genesis

Game of Thrones: Genesis and Genesis (Karin Slaughter novel)

The Genesis device is part of the Star Trek universe.

Film, video game and TV series

American Pie: Reunion, Reunion and 10 Years: The Reunion

The Ward and Dementium: The Ward

Dominator and Burnout Dominator

Albums by U.B.O. and W.A.S.P.

Spider-Man: Homecoming and Silent Hill: Homecoming

Homecoming and Silent Night, Bloody Night: The Homecoming

The Final Fight

Street Fighter 2010, Ip Man and Turrican II

Aliens: Extermination and Extermination (two separate video games)


All You Can Eat (albums by Thunder and Steel Panther) 

Blood Feast 2: All U Can Eat
Outrun: Europa and Europa Station (features in Flashback)

Europa Europa
The Mutations and Alligator II: The Mutation

The Next Mutation

Ninja Turtles (live action TV series) and Space Quest V

Rising Storm is the second of three novels by S.M. Stirling, officially continuing the T2 universe.  It is preceded by Infiltrator and concludes with Future War.

Book title is also a stand-alone expansion pack for Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad.

It's generally accepted that Geese Howard's Desperation Move (debuting in Fatal Fury Special) is called Raging Storm.
Despite title of compilation, Time Crisis: Razing Storm isn't even a game.
Join me for a free ride.

Chariot is part of Capcom's 1991 compilation Three Wonders.
2014 video game.
Opening boss from The House of the Dead.

Chariots - Ken Kelly
Said piece is also a track by Future of Forestry.

Know your enemy


Apart from Manics album of course.

Staying sharp with Blade Master.

Alastor is classified as a demon in Viewtiful Joe.
Skill is art of fighting, possibly referencing SNK's larger than life fighting series?
1991 Irem arcade.
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Just for fun.

Braford - The Sword Master (Knights of the Round boss)
Three footie games with 11 men.

The Inazuma Eleven series is based on the Manga of same name.
Power Eleven (PC Engine)
The Ultimate 11 (Neo Geo)
Lust for Life

Iggy Pop and Lana del Ray albums

Van Gogh biopic
Fight for Life (Jaguar's last official game) and Tarzan's Fight for Life

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot's The Woman with a Pearl and Johannes Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring

Chucking a video game ref in.

Sherlock Holmes: The Silver Earring
Golden Earring are a rock band, with Radar Love featuring in the excellent Baby Driver.

Indianapolis 500: The Simulator, Indianapolis 500: Evolution and Indy 500

Fortune 500 is a track by Everything Everything.

But wait.

Queeg 500 (fake Red Dwarf back-up computer)
Not content with his own episode, Charles Augins also choreographed the crew's dance of Cat's Tongue Tied dream at the beginning of Parallel Universe.
Wet and Dry (P.J. Harvey album)

Daywalker (Blade) and Nightwalker* (from Dungeons & Dragons episode City on the Edge of Midnight)

*Also an anime series.

Bare (Annie Lennox album) and Naked (Talking Heads album)

Mike Leigh's black comedy-drama Naked was simply superb. 
Nude - Edgar Degas
Said masterpiece is also a track from Radiohead album In Rainbows.

Idiot? Fool?

Don't worry, I've got shit covered.

Electric Soft Parade - Idiots
Iggy Pop - The Idiot
Warpaint - The Fool
Represented as a zombie sloth, Fool is a boss from The House of the Dead III.

David Bowie album and superhero TV series


Queens of the Stone Age album and 1972 TV series

Combining both.

Heroes and Villains is not only the first of three Only Fools and Horses Christmas specials from 1996, it's also a Beach Boys song.
You've heard of the three wise monkeys, right?

Just in case, Mizaru (sees no evil), Kikazaru (hears no evil) and Iwazaru (speaks no evil).

Unleash the horror.

Hit and miss comedy See No Evil, Hear No Evil is so-called because Richard Pryor is blind and Gene Wilder is deaf.
Saw: The Final Chapter features a trap representative of this.

Here's three more smashing examples.

Planet of the Apes (1968)
The Flintstones
Robin Hood: Men in Tights
Note that pictorial maxim in Mel Brooks' 1993 musical spoof is in the wrong order, as prisoners hear, see and speak no evil.

Done on purpose?

Who knows?

Finally, exclusive to the Gamecube remake of Resident Evil, the Book of Curses (describing the four death masks), expands matters.

(Name) and 13.

Apollo 13
Golgo 13
Killbox 13 (Overkill album)
Hop House 13
Dementia 13
District 13
Brain Dead 13
Generation 13 (Saga album)
Unit 13
In From Dusk Till DawnScott (Ernest Liu) wears a Precinct 13 tee, which is probably a reference to John Carpenter's Assault on Precinct 13.
Tony Scott's action thriller The Last Boy Scout was made a whole load more fun by Shane 'Lethal Weapon' Black's witty screenplay.
Disgraced former American football player Jimmy Dix (Damon Wayans) has number 13 tattooed on the back of his head.

Why? It's a football thing.
Number 13 is a ghost story by M.R. James, Warehouse 13 is a sci-fi TV series and Grolem 13 is a boss that only appears in Rayman Revolution (PS2 remake of Rayman 2: The Great Escape).

In Stephen King's book series The Dark Tower, magical sphere Black 13 is part of Maeryln's Rainbow and represents the Tower itself.

Did I tell you how fucking awful the belated big screen adaptation was?


Reversing situation, 13 Sins (American remake of Thai comedy horror 13 Beloved) and 13 Eerie are films.

From left to right.

Bing Bong (Inside Out), King Kong (1933) and Ting Tong (Little Britain)


Characters all rhyme.

Of course, table tennis can be called ping pong.

Ignoring things hyphenated like Taz-Mania and Pac-Mania, here's a single mixture of mania.

Applemania - Jacek Yerka
Automania (Manic Mechanic)
Thee Oh Sees - Castlemania
Bay City Rollers - Rollermania
Deerhunter - Monomania
Def Leppard - Pyromania
And most obscure of all.

Skullomania (Street Fighter EX series)
The new face of horror

Critic's comment of Smiley is the same as tagline for Midnight Movie.


One more.

The Redwood Massacre
And the deal breaker.

Rainbow Six Vegas displays a poster of fake horror film The Redwood Horror.
Trust me, it doesn't exist.

The End Is Here and The Future Is Here

Judge. Jury. Executioner.

Each track on Radiohead's Hail to the Thief (a pun on American Presidential anthem Hail to the Chief), has a subtitle.

Skip to Myxomatosis and you'll discover (Judge, Jury & Executioner).
Honestly, how great is that?

It's coming home, it's coming home, it's coming, tagline's coming home.

Deception Comes Home
Revenge Comes Home
Evil Comes Home
The Future Is Now and The Time Is Now

The Kids are All Right and The Kids are Alright (The Who album)

However, the tagline of Clown states:

The Kids Aren't Alright
Next is a 2007 Nicolas Cage sci-fi film.

Now for video game subs.

Serious Sam: Next Encounter, King of the Monsters 2: Next Thing and X-Men: Next Dimension

Title screen of Neo Geo monster sequel states The Next Thing, contradicting Japanese box art.

North American box art (including SNES and Mega Drive ports), have no subtitle.

How fucking stupid.

A Crash Course in Terror! and A Lesson in Terror

A New Dimension in Terror... and A New Generation of Terror

Girls will be Girls

Film and Powder Room's tagline

He Knows You're Here (tagline) and He Knows You're Alone (film)

Kiss Your Ice Goodbye and Kiss Your Nerves Goodbye

Our Days are Numbered and The Days are Numbered

No Kids Allowed and No Humans Allowed (snippit of District 13 poster)

Shallow Grave
What's a little murder between friends?
Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge
What's a little root beer between friends...
Mischief loves company, Misery loves comedy and Misery loves company

The camera never lies

No, no and no.

No fear. No limits. No equal.
No warning. No warning. No escape.
No home. No law. No limits.
No neighbours. No help. No escape.
No. money No. identity No. way out
No limits... No mercy... No surrender!
Before (whatever), there was (whoever).

Before Chucky... Before Annabelle... There was Robert
Before King Arthur there was Excalibur
Before Tyson, there was Liston
Before The Conjuring there was Annabelle
What's the big deal?

(You mean the big thing?)

Oh yeah, thanks.

Duran Duran - Big Thing
The Next Big Thing
The Next Big Thing
The Most Incredible Thing - Pet Shop Boys

The Last Thing - Kathe Kollwitz
When the (whatever), the (whichever)

Most selling points are extremely similar and grammatically incorrect.

When the watching stops the terror begins
When the lights go out the terror begins
When the darkness falls the dead will rise
When the lights go out the feeding begins...
When the lights go down, the inmates will rise
When the howling starts... the killing begins
These last few mix it up slightly.

When the streets are a jungle... there can only be one king
When the bell rings it's time to go to hell
When the moon turns red the dead shall rise!
Welcome to my Generation.

Street Fighter III: New Generation
Subtitle is also a song from classic Suede album Dog Man Star.
Next Generation - Larry Elmore
Amityville: A New Generation
Bonded by Blood 2: Essex Boys - The New Generation
The Next Generation

Revenge of the Nerds III and Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Patrick Stewart captained the Enterprise in Star Trek: The Next Generation.

There's also DS game Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter.

They're here... and They're back

The Last Invasion and Alien Resurgence

Hang on a minute, it appears both Independence Day rip offs adapt Carol Anne's famous quotes from Poltergeist and Poltergeist II: The Other Side into taglines.

Who 'really' directed 1982 original?

The truth died with Tobe Hooper.

They're hot and They're waiting

Hustle and Ritual

They're coming

30 Days of Night, Dark Skies and Zombie Horde

Check out this little lot.

Deliver her from evil
Deliver Us from Evil
Title as taglines.

I suppose Exorcism's 'true' tagline is 'some things are better left alone'.

Deliverance from Evil subs Killjoy II.

Don't Deliver Us from Evil
War of the Worlds 2: The Next Wave, The Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter and Super Sidekicks 3: The Next Glory

Bloodsport II: The Next Kumite
Like third and fourth, sequel to Van Damme cult classic was straight-to-video.
Pong: The Next Level and xXx: The Next Level*

*Outside North America.

Otherwise known as State of the Union.

Death is only the beginning

Conjuring the Dead and Dead Awake

Evie (Rachel Weisz) translates scrawl inside coffin in The Mummy (1999).
What does it say?

You already know.

Geek alert.

Examining trap guarding the real Armor key in the amazing Gamecube remake of Resident Evil brings a certain message.
It's been one hell of a ride, but I'll finish with this.

All guts, no glory

Exhumed album and House of the Dead II tagline

No guts. No glory.

Airbourne and Molly Hatchet albums


No nuts no glory
Six down, seven to go.

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