Currently Watching : Best Ever Food Review Show – Madagascar Traditional Fishing

 

With all of us still very much sheltering in place, and America continuing, with this current incompetent administration and resident in chief, to be the joke and the shame of the world, simultaneously killing their own citizens in record numbers, through a combination of no affordable/free healthcare, and criminally inept crisis management and profiteering from the panic,  my mind turns to something less anger inducing.

Travel.

And Madagascar is on my list of beautiful places to travel to, so I appreciate the below short little overview and look at traditional village/fishing life.

Now true, when I go visit Madagascar I’ll probably spend most of my time visiting the touristy, big city parts, like I did in Jamaica or Spain or Mexico or Bermuda. But I always make time to do the less touristy tours as well. I have been on pilgrimages to see Black Madonnas, I have walked on pyramids old before America was new.  And so it will be with Madagascar.

Breathing in, what the land has to teach me of the old and the new.

And the below video is a nice look at traditional/small village Madagascar.

A work intensive life of the sea, of out to the sea in hand made boats at 2 am, and stay out there in the dark, until 9am, to catch the fish to feed your village. And the fires tended and the food cooked throughout the day. I’ve no illusions that a city born boy like me, who likes to sleep in late,  would make it long without our modern technological  conveniences and luxuries, but I do appreciate the beauty of community, and family, and history, and a life of the sun and the sea.

 

Serenity now. 🙂

 

Most Intriguing DVD Releases [Reissues, Foreign, Obscure, etc] First Quarter of 2012!

Just finished a post on the most intriguing DVD/Bluray releases for the First Quarter of 2012 for Mainstream US releases. Now here is the more exciting list, including DVD/Bluray reissues, foreign, and Obscure!

Lot’s of really intriguing entries to hunt down. Among them several Jean Rollin films released on Bluray, several never previously released Jim Brown Films are available on DVD, Alfred Hitchcock films on Blu-ray and much more.

Take a look!

Notorious [Blu-ray]
Rebecca [Blu-ray]
Spellbound [Blu-ray]
North by Northwest (50th Anniversary Edition in Blu-ray Book Packaging)
The Iron Rose [Blu-ray]
The Nude Vampire [Blu-ray]
Fascination [Blu-ray]
Lips of Blood [Blu-ray]
Tick…Tick…Tick…
The Split
100 Rifles
El Condor
Dark Of The Sun (Remastered)
Take a Hard Ride
Slaughter/Slaughter’s Big Ripoff
The Slams
Kenner
Aurora
Swastika
The Man From London
Sinners And Saints
Fernando Di Leo Crime Collection (Caliber 9 / The Italian Connection / The Boss / Rulers of the City) [Blu-ray]
My Joy

More specifics on certain titles later.

Most Intriguing DVD Releases First Quarter of 2012!

Most Intriguing DVD Releases First Quarter of 2012!

As of this writing, 3+ months into the 2000 and 12th year of the coming of a Lord, there has been 212 movies released on DVD.

212 Movies released on DVD.

That’s a lot of movies. And a lot of bad movies with just a cursory look. Some intriguing ones (60+, so more than a quarter of the films, less than a third) that with a cursory look, pop out to me are:

A few of these flicks I know I’m going to buy, the majority I’m at least interested in viewing.

If you’re like me and still occasionally stop into video rental stores, or get videos from your library, you’ll find yourself, without fail, trying to decide what you want to watch. So this handy post hopefully will take some of the guesswork out of that for both you and myself.

Enjoy!