I think I died and went to heaven.
So, follow this chain of internet browsing, if you will. And if you have the patience.
Now, I’ve read King’s column “Pop of King” on Entertainment Weekly before, he had one column that highlighted his favorite “guy books” that I felt, from the books on his list I’d read, was absolutely spot on and made me hunger to read the others on his list I hadn’t hit yet. Amusingly enough, I find it impossible to find that column by searching the Entertainment Weekly archives now. I can tell you Lee Childs was on the list, and a bunch of others that I do indeed enjoy reading. A lot.
Anyway, so I’m a sucker for “Top 10” lists, I like movies, and I like getting someone else’s take on stuff, and in the 80’s, if King wrote it, I read it. So let’s go see his list.
Well, hells bells, I got Netflix, so let’s do some reserving action.
In Netflix, I add Death Race to my queue, and it, as usual, pops up a bunch of “If you like that, check these out that are similar”.
One of those recommended is Resident Evil: Apocalypse.
That reminds me, I loved the first Resident Evil, most ESPECIALLY I loved the director and actor commentary track on the first Resident Evil (as I mentioned while chatting with some blog readers in line at the midnight release event for Wrath), I have the first and second Resident Evils on DVD… I really ought to add that to my queue.
Adding Resident Evil throws a new lineup of “If you liked that…” up on the screen.
Okay, Netflix is challenging me to a duel, apparently. It’s daring me to see just how far down the rabbit hole goes.
Resident Evil: Apocalypse gives me a selection that includes Underworld; Evolution. Okay, fine. I’ll pick that. I have the first one, I don’t even know if I have the second, so let’s see where it takes me.
Underworld:Evolution gives me Troy and some crap, and Troy gives me nothing but crap. Okay, I followed the chain as far as my stomach will tolerate, what else does King have?
Well, King also mentions another Statham film, another one I missed, The Bank Job. Bang onto Netflix, add that puppy too.
Fair enough, I look forward to watching a Jason Statham double header. I really should add Transporter 3 to the list, while I’m here.
As I exit out of Netflix and the window closes, I see the recommended movies, just for a second before they’re gone.
A split second.
But I saw a name… a flash, a tease. Was it my imagination? Did I really see that?
I swear I saw… nah, couldn’t POSSIBLY have been.
I load Netflix back up, and do a search, my fingers trembling…
Holy shit omigawd, when the… reserve. Reserve NAOW!
Wait, screw that, is it on Amazon? WOOT!!!!!
I don’t know what studio execs are responsible, I don’t know what back room deals got brokered, but it’s bloody well OUT on DVD!
What Red Sun, you ask?
Red Sun, starring Charles Bronson and Toshirô Mifune, filmed in 1971, a cowboy/samurai epic of awesomeness!
That’s right, a 1971 cowboy/samurai east meets west western action film of ultimate badassness. Starring Charles Bronson. And Toshirô Mifune.
No, don’t try to understand how it happened. Just go freaking watch the movie.
No, I’m serious, I’m not making it up. It’s out, damn it!