Monday, July 29, 2013
DVD wise, I watched the original pilot movie for the TV series The Six Million Dollar Man. The pilot, based on Martin Caidin's science fiction novel Cyborg, was a lot darker than the TV show which would eventually emerge from it. The protagonist, a pilot who has both legs, one arm and one eye replaced with bionic machinery spends a lot more time brooding over his perceived loss of humanity. The movie seems more like something Rod Serling might have written. The DVD set contains the other TV movies that preceded the series and the entire first season of the show. Should be fun.
Michael J. Basset's Solomon Kane film (2009) FINALLY got a US blu-ray release and I rewatched it for the first time since my original viewing of a UK DVD on my computer. Still one of the best sword & sorcery movies made, even if it's not really Robert E. Howard's version of Kane. It has sword fights, monsters, and dark sorcery. Stylishly directed with a great cast. I enjoyed seeing it on the bigger screen in higher quality. Lots of extras of the blu-ray as well.
Somewhere in there I read some comic books and did some research for a story and even got a little writing done. As weekend go, I've had worse.