22 Feb 2013

INSIDE TONY MONTANA'S MANSION FROM SCARFACE

Got £18'000 spare to stick in a volcano? Well if you have then don't do it, instead spend it on renting the house from Scarface for a month!

It came to my attention that the mansion used in the movie Scarface has been up for rent in recent time. For $30'000 you can rent thi house for a month and actually live in it.

The thing is, if I had such money to afford this kind of eccentric holiday I would want to spend it sniffing coke and firing machine guns from the top of the staircase to complete the experience.

This house is up there as being the best house ever put onto the silver screen. The house is so iconic it was heavily referenced in GTA Vice City and became one of the perks for progressing through the game.

The mansion from Grand Theft Auto Vice City.
So today we are going to take a look inside the mansion from Scarface. Unlike the Nightmare on Elm Street house this one is actually pretty cool inside and hasn't been destroyed by graphic designers with orange furniture and cheap canvas pictures of Sid Vicious.


So here we have the front of the house and it is instantly recognizable even if you have only seen the film once. The mansion has seen better times since we last saw it, as by the end of the movie it was covered in bullets, blood and coke!


The house has a lot of grounds and is extremely well maintained. Unfortunately there are no tigers which would kinda be a deal breaker for me if I was going to cough up 18 grand to stay here for a month.


This is the main hall of the house where I am guessing the final firefight happens in the movie. I must say that even though this house is pretty flawless its still not as cool as when Tony had it. The "World Is Yours" statue looked much better than the one they have there now.


This is one of the hallways which has immensely tall walls complete with columns. I love it when posh houses have random chairs in place where you would never sit in a million years. Can you imagine picking up a book from the study and deciding to sit on one of them chairs by the door? you just wouldn't! it would be well strange if you did!


Here is another room with 2 strategically placed chairs. This looks like a dining room area which has doors which back on to the grounds. To be fair I wouldn't want to waste the 18 or so grand it takes to rent this house. Everything looks well expensive and everything has that whole "dont fucking touch!" vibe about it.


Outside we have a lovely garden balcony area with expensive looking cherub statues. I wouldn't be able to relax in this area without feelings of paranoia of whacked out south american dudes trying to invade with machine guns and knives.


Here is another awesome room but the pool table is an instant winner for me as I love getting drunk and playing pool. This room looks a bit more comfortable and more homely than the previous rooms we have seen.


This is the kitchen area and everything seems up to scratch in here. We only got to see Tony washing dishes early on in the movie but we never got to see him cook, Scarface cooking a fry up would have been comedy gold on par with the actual scene where he cuts a great promo on a whole restaurant full of rich people at the tail end of the movie.


This is the dining room and this room is just plain awesome. With the high rounded arch ceilings which have artwork of chariots and women dancing, this room is just pure class. You could even eat a Mcdonalds take away in this room and still feel like the fucking king of Miami.


This is one of the guest rooms which has a balcony and its own en suite bathroom. This is the room you would stay in if you were staying in Montana's home to tie up any loose ends of cocaine deal (which will ultimately go wrong in the end just like every drug deal in a movie).


This is the bathroom and if you are into pissing, shitting and washing then this is the place for you. I am kinda bummed out that the giant bathtub in which Tony cuts an awesome promo on his wife (and just about everything) is not pictured in the house. I've always wanted one of those!!


Here we have the master bedroom which is just plain pimpin'. With a huge four post bed with a balcony and a fireplace this where you want to wake up when you have made it in life. Although the house is 18 grand a month to rent I would argue with the landlord that this house had over a hundred people slaughtered including the property owner 30 or so years ago. Surely that would be a deal breaker when negotiating a sale price?

The house from Scarface is pretty cool and it hasn't changed to much since the filming of the movie. If you have 18k a month to pay for this badboy then I would highly recommend splashing out on this for a month. For the sort of money they are asking for it I would not be surprised if an eccentric real life drug dealer does actually end up living in this.

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21 Feb 2013

COMICS OF THE WEEK VOL 5

BOMBAST #1 (INCLUDING ORIGINAL BAG AND KIRBY CHROME TRADING CARD)
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DC COMICS PRESENTS THE FLASH #1
£3.50

SPIDER MAN 2099 1ST RUN OF FOUR ISSUES
£6.99

PLANET OF THE APES #63
£3.00

GENERATION X #25 DOUBLE SIZED ANNIVERSARY EDITION
£1.00

THE NEW WARRIORS #25 25TH ANNIVERSARY GIANT SIZED EDITION WITH DIE CUT COVER
£4.99

THE MAN OF STEEL 1986 COMPLETE SET INCLUDING ISSUE #1 VARIANT
£20.00

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18 Feb 2013

BOARD GAMES: GHOST CASTLE FROM MB

Back in the day before video games were any good, board games were the way to go when it came to interactive gaming. MB were and still are top players when it comes to the world of board games. I completely forgot about this board game ever existing until recently I found a piece of the game in a box and then it all came flooding back.

The walls, the stairs, the spinner, the characters and of course the infamous bouncing skull.

I am not sure if this game was made in the 1980's or older but I remember getting it around that time. The idea of the game was to get round the board by rolling the dice, climbing to the top of the stairs and closing a coffin at the top. The idea was that you had cleansed the soul of the ghost by shutting the coffin hence ending the haunting. How ever shutting a coffin or not, this isn't going to make this house full of bats and evil trees outside that much nicer. I personally think this house is a lost cause anyway but fuck it I will play along like usual.


The design and presentation of this game is flawless. I remember this being one of the first three dimensional board games I'd ever played. The walls were pretty strong and the artwork is fantastic. The main staircase in the middle was made of plastic and so were the bases of the playable characters. The characters were painted on die cut cards which were detailed on both sides which slotted into plastic holders. One of the walls had a doorway which had a suit of armor which would drop an ax a certain times to halt progress of any player unlucky enough to have it land on them.


The staircase was a very exciting edition to the game especially when a few players were rolling the dice to race to the top. The coolest thing about this game was the fact I used to use the set up for my Ghostbusters figures back in the day. Another cool thing about the stair case was that it had a skull which would roll down from time to time activating traps like the shaky floor and the ax.


You had to navigate the board via the colored floor footsteps displayed and spin the wheel when requested to. The players could also become scared stiff which would mean they would have to place a mask over there playable character and they would not be allowed to roll the dice until they spun the wheel correctly landing on a foot marker. Ghost Castle is an awesome board game which you can pick up on ebay for a decent price. Sorry for the lack of activity on the site last week as I am very busy at the moment with some great stuff which will be revealed in the coming months. K-ROD

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7 Feb 2013

COMICS OF THE WEEK VOL 4


DAREDEVIL #212
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SUPERMAN #75 THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN STILL BAGGED AND UNOPENED FROM 1992. INCLUDES NEWS PAPER AND ARM BAND ULTRA RARE
£35.00

DARKCHYLDE #1
DYNAMIC FORCES PLASTIC REFLECTIVE COVER AND COMES SIGNED WITH A CERTIFICATE
£14.99

FANTASTIC FOUR #358 TRIPLE SIZED 30TH ANNIVERSARY  EDITION WITH DIE CUT COVER
£5.00

BATMAN ANNUAL #9
£5.99



5 Feb 2013

1428 ELM STREET VIRTUAL TOUR


So this week I found out that the house used for the Nightmare on Elm Street movies has gone up for sale. I would buy this house myself but I am short of the 2 million dollars its going for. Being the weird nosey little fucker I am I managed to get hold of the house brochure and today we will go inside one of the most infamous houses in horror movie history.


From the outside the house still looks the same but this is a new front door by the looks of things, The old front door had a little window in which Freddy Krueger ripped Nancy's mother through at the end of the first movie.


OK so now we venture inside and we are in the main hallway. The real horror of this, is the fact that this house has been transformed into one of them modern arty houses. You can tell by the green desk that this house is owned by one of them graphic designers who can turn your whole being into a logo and charge thousands for it. This is very upsetting for me as I feel this house should be a listed building minus silly fucking round arch walls. Its like if you went to the house from Resident Evil or Draculas Castle only to find Apple Macs and shit Banksy canvas's everywhere!


So this is the lounge area and it is hard to think this room once had an exploding canary flying about and booby traps set to catch out Freddy in the first movie. Each to their own but I really don't like the decor of this house. Not one bit. I am not saying there should be skeletons everywhere and little girls singing "1 2 Freddy's coming for you" outside, but this is really disappointing for a horror movie fan like myself. At least when I visited the Big Breakfast house they still had some of the shows gimmicks still lying around. Anyone who buys this house and has never seen the movies is a dick head end of! Maybe I am just very jealous of anyone who buys this home apart from Freddy Krueger or one of his future victims.


So now we enter the kitchen which surprise surprise has even more stupid orange furniture. I bet they call this collection the "citrus modern fusion" or some other bollocks. I get more and more disappointed with each room I see. Where's the fucking downstairs boiler room?????


So here's the famous staircase in which the steps turned into gungy shit like PVA glue when Nancy tried running up them to escape Freddy. Yet again this room has fallen victim to all this modern shit and nothing shouts poser more than an expensive canvas print of Sid Vicious out of the Sex Pistols.


So this is a bedroom I am not sure if it is the master bedroom or Nancy and Jesse's old room. I was about to say at least this room has no orange shit and then I clocked the desk!


So this is the bathroom and its a lot bigger and different to the set they used for the movie. It would be awesome to have a Freddy glove that pops out from time to time.


So this is a walk in wardrobe with a Audrey Hepburn rug. What grabs me is the fact that the people who own this house have a lot of money yet they still decorate their home with shitty iconic stock art which you can pick up at any Matalan or TK Max store for 20 quid. Get some taste for fucks sake!


The house a nice swimming pool at the back but from the back the house looks really weird. Kinda like the deformed half brother of the house from the Amityville Horror. I love the pool party in the second movie when Freddy turns up and fucks everyone up and makes the hot dogs explode!


So finally I take you to the downstairs basement where Freddy's glove used to be housed in a rusty old burner thing. Now its a utility room which thankfully has no orange shit. Well that's pretty much it if you have 2 million and you fancy buying a house from a horror movie and having weirdo's on your front lawn everyday taking pictures then this is the one for you.

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