Thursday, December 11, 2014

Mais Vampiros No Cinema

There is a great three volume book collection, presented in Portuguese, that has been released titled, Mais Vampiros No Cinema. This series discusses Vampire Cinema. In Volume Two, covering the years 1980 to 1990 and Volume Three covering the years 2000 to 2010 the author, Ricardo Massato Miura, details the Vampire Based Zen Films created by Scott Shaw along with a lot of other great films. The Book Series is available via eBooks on Google Play or in bound editions from the publisher in Brazil. 

Mais Vampiros No Cinema Volume 2 - Décadas de 1980 - 1990 eBook
Mais Vampiros No Cinema Volume 2 - Décadas de 1980 - 1990 Print

Mais Vampiros No Cinema: Volume 3 - Décadas de 2000 - 2010 eBook
Mais Vampiros No Cinema: Volume 3 - Décadas de 2000 - 2010 Print


There is also a large single volume version which combines all of the information presented in the separate three volumes.

Mais Vampiros No Cinema eBook
Mais Vampiros No Cinema Print

 
 


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Life in the Aftermath

 

The Latest Zen Film from Scott Shaw has just been released, Life in the Aftermath.  Click on the link for more information.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Donald G. Jackson: Confessions

Scott Shaw latest Zen Film Documentary, Donald G. Jackson: Confessions has just been released. Click on the link to find out more information about this film.



This documentary was created around recently rediscovered film footage of Donald G. Jackson discussing his evolution through the independent film industry, from his first film to his last, and how filmmaking lead him to Cinematic Enlightenment.

Friday, May 16, 2014

The 100 Best “B Movies” of All Time

Here is the review written by Jim Vorel about The Roller Blade Seven in his, "The 100 Best "B Movies" of All Time," published by Paste Magazine. Click on the title for the full list

27. The Roller Blade Seven
Year: 1991
Director: Donald G. Jackson

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Remember when I called Hell Comes to Frogtown one of the more coherent films by Donald G. Jackson? This is why. When Jackson met martial artist/producer Scott Shaw, they elevated their work to Henry Darger-tier outsider art. Employing a style coined as “Zen Filmmaking,” they set out to make a post-apocalyptic, rollerblade-centric action movie with absolutely no script involved. As Shaw says, Zen Filmmaking “allows for a spiritually pure source of immediate inspiration to be the only guide in the filmmaking process.” Here, it guided them to a movie about a nomadic warrior who teams up with a kabuki mime and a banjo player to defeat Joe Estevez and Frank Stallone in a Road Warrior-like wasteland. The Roller Blade Seven pretty easily manages to be the most psychedelic, mind-bending film on this entire list—my attempts to describe here only hint at its profound weirdness. It’s a movie that is indescribable until you experience it.