10 Dec 2014

CHRISTMAS: K-ROD'S CHRISTMAS GIFTS THE 1993 EDITION

Today I am casting my mind back to the Christmas of 1993. I remember lots about that year especially due to the fact that Jurassic Park opened it's gates and Hulkamania officially died. I remember certain songs and bits and pieces but the rest is a blur apart from.. my Christmas gifts. This was another sweet ass Christmas for me where the Santa list seemed to do the trick.

Like most kids in the UK at the time I was obsessed with owning a Super Nintendo and everything involving the Gladiators toys. Lets see what I got.

1: EVERYTHING INVOLVING THE GLADIATORS TOYS

Like I mentioned earlier Hulkamania was dead and unless you were a big fan of Yokozuna, Bret Hart or Ludvig Borga WWF just didn't cut it anymore. However what did cut it was another group of roided up men and women who battled it out every weekend on ITV (or London Weekend Television) the mighty Gladiators. Gladiators was an American concept which made its way to our television screens and made superstars out of the athletes who went out each week beating people up with padded sticks and tennis balls. The show was as huge for TV as the X factor is now netting millions of views from families up and down the country every Saturday night for over five years.

It came as no surprise that a toy line would be released of the Uk version, but the bigger surprise was the fact the toys were made by Hornby the most famous train set makers in history.


The playsets were really cool and the figures were clumpy little things that bared no resemblance to the real life counterpart apart from the fact they had the same clothes and had bulking muscles. The playsets were really cool and are something I will review more in depth at a later time. I got most of the figures and playsets for Christmas and the rest I got by saving coupons from Kellogs Frosties.

2: CLIFFHANGER VHS

Can't remember who bought me this but it was something I wanted. Under rated Stallone movie where a bloke who can climb mountains in next to nothing has to get a briefcase full of money for a bunch of well casted bad guys headed by 3rd Rock From the Sun's John Lithgow. Amazing stunts and the musical score is really good as well. I also loved the fact this movie had so many cuss words for a 15 certificate.

 3: THE SUPER NINTENDO MARIO ALL STARS EDITION

So yeah this was my main present and I was over the moon to get it because money was tight at the time and my mum came through and bought me the latest console I needed. It came free with Mario all Stars which was the complete collection of Mario games from the NES upgraded to 16 bit with stereo sound. Although it was fun to play the games in this format I didn't really care much for replaying games I had been playing the past 3 years. Which brings me onto my next and last gift.

4: STREET FIGHTER II THE WORLD WARRIOR

Now this was what it was all about. The fighting game which was so good that it was released 3 more times on the same console and is still played to this day by freaks like me.. STREET FIGHTER II The World Warrior. Had any of us played Street Fighter one? No? Did it matter? NO! This game started the craze of beat em ups which is still alive and well today.


The first game only had 8 playable characters and the speed was a lot slower and more deliberate. Each year a new version of the game would be released with new costumes, characters, game speeds and a few new moves. As soon as this was opened my other presents seemed obsolete. 

Thanks Santa (aka Mum) for another awesome Christmas.

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5 Dec 2014

CHRISTMAS: K-RODS FANTASY SANTA WISH LIST

So its that time of the year again, the time of year where you can receive really cool shit from your loved ones by addressing a letter to a fictional character in the hopes that a grown up will find it and give in to your demands.

However I am a grown up now and last year I received 4 bottles of the same aftershave and 60 quids worth of WH Smith vouchers as my mum told the whole family to get me the same thing. So to put it bluntly Christmas sucks now present wise,

Back when I was a kid though Santa always came through. The Santa Claus letter (or visit) was the perfect opportunity to ask for over the top shit without being clipped round the ear for being greedy.

I have only enjoyed a handful of Christmases as an adult and it is something that makes me sad as I love this time of year and the build up. Christmas has kinda become like Wrestlemania has the past few years.. a fucking let down.

I think the main reason it never lives up to it is due to the fact that I no longer receive toys and other childish stuff which is well.. fun. Don't get me wrong I am not ungrateful for receiving the nice clothes and multiple bottles of the same aftershave but its just not the same as opening a Super Nintendo or a Castle Greyskull.

In the past I have talked in great detail about some of the coolest presents I have ever been given at Christmas. Today I will be showing you the stuff on which upon opening would make me love Christmas again like I did back in the day. Some of it is stuff I generally want and most of it is stuff that is ridiculous beyond any normal persons price range.. unless a certain bearded man in the North Pole reads a shitty blog called Lost Entertainment.

ITEM 1: TERMINATOR 2 PINBALL MACHINE

I don't know why but ever since I saw this pinball table in Roller Bowl in Collier Row in 1991 at a friends birthday party I have wanted it. Even 23 years on I am still in love with it and I don't think until the day I get it (and get bored with it) I will ever be over it. Played it a few times around the globe and love the spinning Terminator skull the most. I don't even have the room for this but I am sure I will one day.

ITEM 2: PLAYSTATION 4 WITH GTA V
I am sure that this is on a lot of Christmas lists this year. Although I have listed this item it's not something I want that urgently. My Xbox 360 is still in fine working order and there are not that many great titles out yet on the next gen consoles that you can't already get on the last gen. Out of the battle between this and the Xbox One, the PS4 is a much wiser choice and something I will be purchasing when it comes down in price. Unless Santa is feeling generous..

ITEM 3: WWE JAKKS WRESTLEMANIA 2 DELUXE RING WITH BLUE STEEL CAGE
This WWE wrestling ring is a few years old now but it is the greatest toy wrestling ring ever created. It has been scaled to the real size of a WWE ring and has a real canvas, changeable ring aprons, real turnbuckles and the super awesome old school blue steel cage from back in the day. This toy was a fortune when it was released a few years back and I dread to think its value now. I sold all my wrestling figures a while back so fuck knows why I want this but it's just plain awesome.

ITEM 4: A 3D PRINTER

The 3d printer is one of the coolest inventions ever and it is only a matter of time before they are introduced into our homes at an affordable price. For now only rich people and big companies have them. I can't wait to get one so I can print out loads of prostitutes and make money from their immoral earnings. 

ITEM 5: WEED VAPORIZER 

So I tried a vaporizer the other week and it was pretty kick ass. I have seen these many times on my adventures in Amsterdam but I was reluctant to try for some reason. Actually the reason was most of the people who worked in the coffee shops were rude douche bags and I was really fucking high and not in the mood to ask for stuff. Anyway these are really cool inventions which vaporize weed  into a clear bag for you to breathe with no smoke which is just better all round.

ITEM 6: A SHIT TON OF WEED

I need this to put in my vaporizer and to smoke in general.. it is Christmas and if you expect me to get through all that food than I am going to need some of this to get me through the whole ordeal. Plus I just like getting high.

ITEM 7: A TRIUMPH CRUISER

One of my mates has this bike and I had a little go on it and enjoyed my self so yeah give me one of these Santa. If you get me this then I will forgive you for not getting me that bike I asked for when I was 7!

ITEM 8: HOT TUB

A few months after Christmas the weather gets a lot warmer and this seems to happen every year. This is why I need a fucking hot tub.. and some bitches!

ITEM 9: REAL IRON MAN SUIT

I know it's a bit far fetched (even for this list) but bear in mind this list is for a bloke who apparently has been alive for over a century and has flying reindeer's.. yeah exactly. Having a real working Iron Man suit would be awesome and I would get mine made up in West Ham colours so I could then go on to blow up all the other grounds I hate in the country starting from the Den in Millwall. 

ITEM 10: HAPPINESS

I had to end this one a leveled out one as I am not going to receive any of that crazy shit I have just listed. Apart from the weed part as I do tend to get pretty fucking stoned during the holiday period. If I can have a trouble free Christmas which has semi decent presents and no drama I will be happy with just that I guess.

K-ROD

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26 Nov 2014

ART: NEW K-ROD ART POSTER PRINTS NOVEMBER 2014

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HOME ALONE
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LABYRINTH
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ROBOCOP
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19 Nov 2014

NEWS: CHRISTMAS STORE POST DATES AND BOOTLEG SUPERSTORE CLOSES


Hey everyone sorry its been awhile but I am busy busy working round the clock making art pieces and clothing. Lost Entertainment will still be open during the holiday period but I would recommend buying things you want as Christmas gifts sooner rather than later to ensure they arrive on time. I am still taking art commissions for posters and custom clothing over this period.

  
The Bootleg Super Store will be closing on the 26th of November and all items have moved back over to the Lost Entertainment store on this website as of today. The reason for this is due to the fact I am paying double the bandwidth for having 2 shops. The store is also no longer selling comics. This is due to most of the decent items being sold and I have decided not to restock comics as clothing and art is far more popular. I am still selling the comics I have left but no longer online.

Other than that life is good and I am very busy guy these days but I will try and post some new content when I get some free time in the next few weeks.

Keep tight

K-ROD


29 Oct 2014

MOVIES: THE EXORCIST III:LEGION

Sorry for the lack of updates during the Halloween countdown this year. I have been very busy working around the clock finishing art projects and clothing products.

So last night I sat down and watched the Exorcist III for the first time in about ten years, and to be honest I was pretty blown away as I forgot how awesome this movie was for a sequel.

The second Exorcist movie was an absolute disaster and had little or nothing to do with the first film. This third movie however acts as a direct sequel to the original Exorcist.

The film is set 15 years after the first movie and is set in the same location. A spree of grizzly murders begin happening in George Town involving decapitations and other acts of a blasphemous nature. The killings very much resemble those of a serial killer known as the Gemini who was executed 15 years before.

A murder investigation leads to the mental ward of a hospital where Father Damian Karras (played by Jason Miller) is locked in a padded cell. Karras was the priest from the first movie who dived from Regan Mcneal's bedroom window after being possessed by the spirit which was inside the child he was trying to Exorcise. Karras survived the fall and is now still possessed by the demon and also the spirit of the Gemini killer. It's now time for one last Exorcism.


The Exorcist III is a top notch movie sequel and almost a decent movie on its own. I think the main reason for this is due to the fact the movie was written and directed by William Peter Blatty who penned the original Exorcist novel and worked very closely with Bill Friedkin on the first movie. Blatty walked out of a screening of the second movie in disgust. From what I know the production of this movie was a very troubled one and the movie was originally completed without Jason Miller. Miller was brought in after to fill the blanks and appeared in the jailhouse scenes.


There are some really good performances in this movie by all involved but especially Brad Dourif who was Oscar nominated for his supporting role in One Flew Over the Cuckoos nest and was also the voice of Chucky from the Child's Play franchise. Dourif plays the spirit of the Gemini killer which father Karras turns into while locked in the cell. His performance in this is very much like Heath Ledgers Joker in the Dark Knight.


Another spooky thing about the resemblance to Heath Ledgers joker and the Gemini killer is the fact one of the statues in the movie has the jokers head on it. There are lots of other cool little things I spotted in this one including Samuel L Jackson as an extra.


The Exorcist III is not better than the original but it does give us an extra story which carries on from the original and done really well which is what a good sequel is all about. This movie has alot more psychological stuff going on and far less of the shocking scenes the first movie had to offer. This film leaves alot more to the imagination of the viewer but still does have some very gory and shocking parts. The movie has a tremendous atmosphere and some top notch scares which are achieved by perfect atmospheric build ups and music. I could recommend watching this one as a stand alone film without watching the first movie but it works much better if you watch the original movie first. Avoid the second movie and the god awful prequel like the plague!

13 Oct 2014

ART: THE HORROR OF K-ROD

As it is Halloween why not grab your self some of K-ROD'S Horror related art pieces. All pieces have been hand drawn and then edited digitally. All prints are of the highest resolutions and quality. Postage will be combined on multiple items. Items shipped within one working day via Royal Mail. 

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AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON
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BELA LUGOSI DRACULA
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PSYCHO
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NOSFERATU
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THE EXORCIST COLOUR 
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DAWN OF THE DEAD (NEW DELUXE VERSION)
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A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET PART 3: THE DREAM WARRIORS
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MICHAEL JACKSON'S THRILLER
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FRIDAY THE 13TH
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EVIL DEAD
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EVIL DEAD 2
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EXORCIST LINDA BLAIR PORTRAIT
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TASTE THE BLOOD OF DRACULA
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TEEN WOLF DELUXE VARIANT
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THE MAN WHO LAUGHS
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ELVIRA MISTRESS OF THE DARK
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JAWS 2 BLUE POSTER
A3 POSTER
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JAWS 2 COLOR 
A3 POSTER
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TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE POSTER
A4
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A3
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A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET PART 3: THE DREAM WARRIORS BLACK AND WHITE
A3 £7.99


A3 £7.99

A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET COLOR POSTER DELUXE VERSION
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THEY LIVE
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HALLOWEEN HITCH HIKER COLOR
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