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Two Ian Curtises

Yesterday was the 40th anniversary of the death of Ian Curtis, Joy Division frontman. We consider his iconic status and what, besides the music, helped shape it.

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Car Park Life

The increased affordability of cars in the 1960s meant that retail businesses had to supply enough parking spaces. Gareth E. Rees’s book is about those spaces.

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One Of Our Dictators Is Missing

North Korean Kim Jong-un recently disappeared, was believed dead, and reappeared. The last thing anyone needs right now is the death of an erratic dictator.

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Afterword – Goodbye, Joel M Reed

Joel M. Reed directed only a few movies, but he will forever be known for his sleazy grand guignol classic Blood Sucking Freaks. John Szpunar pays his respects.

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Hex Errors: A clutch of cracked subtitles

Hong Kong films were typically subtitled in both Chinese and English, often very quickly. Multiple gaffes are the inevitable result. Stefan Hammond has quite the collection.

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A Stink in Suburbia

The self-published fanzine Stink was a means for the young Nick Cato to write about the films he loved. Alas, the Xerox zine format is all but dead these days, much like the grindhouse cinemas in which Nick saw many films. Suburban Grindhouse is a marriage of the two. 

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Hong Kong video rental

Le Video in SF and Kim’s in NYC offered impressive selections of Hong Kong films, but many fans had to locate a rental shop in their local Chinatown. STEFAN HAMMOND explains.

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Power Snatched artwork by L Jamal Walton

Power Snatched artwork by L Jamal Walton

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