[44 pages, standard comic book size, $4.00, Adults Only, from Robin Bougie >>> mindseye100 (at) hotmail.com +++ www.cinemasewer.com ]
Published annually, Cinema Sewer is worth the wait, no doubt about it.
Once you've spent several hours admiring the excellent Bob Fingerman cover, you'll find a whole bunch of great stuff in this issue:
+ A piece on 'film noir' by Robin Bougie (and illustrated by David Paleo), including twenty examples of the best of the genre;
+ Andy Copp's look back at early '90s compilation videos, in particular the two that started it all - The Amok Assault Video, and Video Macumba (reputedly assembled by Mike Patton). Copp also mentions others, like Dr Randall [Fuck zine] Phillip's Terror Tape;
+ Classic XXX porn reviews from Belgian porn historian Dries Vermeulen;
+ 'Cinema Sewer's Top 100 Films of the Decade';
+ Josh Simmons's illustrated review of Messiah of Evil, "the greatest early-1970s Southern California fractured stoner magic Lovecraftian blood moon zombie slow nightmare horror movie ever made";
+ 'Dying To Be in The Movies : The History of On-Set Film Death' by Robin Bougie (illos by Robin Thompson). Here's one notable for its tragi-comic nature: Boris Sagal, father of Katey Sagal (Peggy Bundy in Married With Children and Leela from Futurama), died while directing a made-for-TV movie (World War III (1983)) when he absent-mindedly walked into the tail rotor blade of a helicopter;
+ 'Ask The Bougieman!' where Robin answers questions about his stance on Blu-Ray, Canadian censorship laws, erotica vs. porn, historically important cumshots, and prostitution in Canada (legal or not?);
+ 'Patton Oswalt Presents Gaytham For Statham' in which Oswalt confesses his love for actor Jason Statham then suggests a bunch of movies that would have been improved by the addition of that actor. For example: "Doubt: Jason Statham drop-kicks the Pope through the core of the Earth and the Pope's head goes up Meryl Streep's ass and then Motorhead's 'The Ace of Spades' plays"; (Full disclosure: Patton Oswalt is one of my favourite comedians. About five years ago I made a copy of Oswalt's version of the Black Angus steakhouse ad for a fellow at work and ever since then whenever we cross paths we loudly greet one other "Hey, Peaches!", because, see, according to Patton Oswalt, "At Black Angus, your name is "Peaches""! Haw!)
+ Plus more! ... Not much more, just a few bits and pieces.
Bougieman's also got a bunch of other comix zines that came out at the same time: Sleazy Slice #4, Dear Mr. Bougie Book 2, and Maximum Superexcitement #3. I've said it before - I think Robin has found a way to function without sleeping.
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