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The Melbourne Browncoats

August 30, 2010

Too late to prime you for Joss Whedon’s flying visit to Melbourne for Writers’ Festival, I can only hope you were able to find that choice morsel on your own… but for Whedonverse devotees now feeling short of a Buffy Bonding session, fear not!

Melbourne has its own semi-official Whedon Fan Club in The Melbourne Browncoats.

Their website describes the following:

About Melbourne Browncoats

Welcome to the new home of the Melbourne Browncoats! This is a place for fans of Joss Whedon’s television series “Firefly” and movie “Serenity”, as well as other projects involving cast and crew of the Whedonverse.

For the past few years, we’ve been building a Browncoat community under the banner of Browncoats Downunder. And we’ve had a blast! Hosting pub nights, supporting the annual “Can’t Stop the Serenity” charity events and running a Browncoat Booth at local conventions.

And there’s more fun to come! We’re getting back to our roots and focusing on meeting local people at local events, hence the refinement in our group’s name.

We invite you to poke around the site, check out photos of our past activities and learn about what we’re up to next. And if you find you want more, why not join us? This is an all inclusive group, and there are no fees to join. Just come along to events which take your fancy, join us on Twitter and meet some of the wonderful folk that make up Melbourne’s Browncoat community.

Twitter: @MelbBrowncoats
Facebook: Melbourne Browncoats

As you can imagine, the Whedon Visitation was possibly the zenith of 2010’s Browncoat activities, but there will be plenty requiring a serious debrief and withdrawal-redressing any time soon, so check out their facebook/twitter/website and, if you find yourself amongst the saddened Serenity set – join on up!

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Vampire Con! Sat May 22nd, West Brunswick

May 10, 2010

http://www.msfc.sf.org.au/?page=minicon2010

Something to get your teeth into if you like a bit of Fangtastic entertainment…

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Greville Records: cult dvds in Prahran!

March 8, 2009

 

I’ve not been out to investigate, but I’ve had a hot tip that Greville Records have a healthy collection of cult kitsch dvds now.  Already famous for their large range of music on cd and vinyl, there has always been a reasonable dvd selection in this cornucopia of a small shop.  But now, apparently, the selection has increased in size like David Banner becoming the Hulk!!

Their website has a small selection of the DVDs available there, and is endearingly oldskool but a bit low on info.  So it may require a trek out to Chapel/Greville, which in itself can lend satisfaction of a number of other kinds… Comics R Us,  Charley Weaver, Chapel Tattoo, Chapel Street Bazaar… definitely worth the trek. 

From their website you could currently pick up the following cult kitsch titles:

WAR OF THE WORLDS 1954…$20 the original and best

EARTH vs flying saucers…1956..$20

THE TIME MACHINE..1960..Rod Taylor…the original masterpiece..20 bucks

20 MILLION MILES TO EARTH..1957 $20

the killing…the absolute film noir masterpiece 1956..starring Sterling Hayden,,20 bucks

IN A LONLEY PLACE..BOGART $20 BUCKS…A GEM

Dead Reckoning 1947.. another film noir classic..Bogart stars..1947 $20

THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS RINGS TWICE. .the original 1946, Lana Turner classis,
not the rubbish dished up in the 1970,s remake $25

PICKUP ON SOUTH STREET..Richard Witmark is awesome in this 1953 noir masterpiece $25

THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL…sci fi classic…1951…$20

THE ASPHALT JUNGLE..1950..crime/film noir and Sterling Hayden ..a total
masterpiece that still stands up…$20

TARANTULA….spooky thriller..1950,s?? 20 bucks

THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN…1957..STEVE,S TOP 10 FILM OF ALL TIME?? $20

Whatever Happened To Baby Jane…2 dvd version chock full of extra,s..both
Joan Crawford and Bette Davis are totally awesome in this classic..they do
not make films of this quality in Hollywood anymore..and they don’t come like
Davis and Crawford either….awesome..$35

THIS GUN FOR HIRE..1942 @20 BUCKS

Belle de Jour.. 2 DVD VERSION..$35

FORBIDDEN PLANET…50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION//2 DISC SPECIAL..$35

more classic film noir dvd,s from the 50’s
all 27.95 bucks
THIEVES HIGHWAY….BRILLIANT, WE LOVE THIS
THE STREET WITH NO NAME…….STARRING RICHARD WIDMARK AT HIS NASTY BEST
SWAMP WATER…prisoner on the run gem
THE RAZOR’S EDGE..1946. Tyron Powers’ best.

Contact details:

152 Greville Street Prahran Victoria, Australia, 3181  P: (61)03 9510 3012   Contact Warwick Brown:   greville@corplink.com.au

Open 7 days a week until 6pm at last notice.

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