26 mai 2014

Conan the Destroyer also is 30 years old!

Thirty years already! I have a love-hate relationship with this movie. After the very intense Conan the Barbarian by John Milius, indeed not necessarily 100% faithful to the character but-who-cares-it's-a-blast, Conan the Destroyer goes 180 to become family entertainment. Less violent, less sexy, with the mandatory "funny" sidekick... nothing to write home about at first glance. And yet, the film has nonetheless some charm regardless of its age and flaws. Schwarzenegger never looked as impressive physically,... [Lire la suite]
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22 mai 2014

The War Chief of Edgar Rice Burroughs

This novel, written in 1927, was only translated once in French, in a few issues if the fanzine La Tribune des Amis d’Edgar Rice Burroughs in 2010. On the other hand, its sequel Apache Devil was released in French by the Néo editions in 1986!  This novels features the tale of an American child, Andy McDuff, who will grow up in the very own Apache tribe that slaughtered his parents. Rechristened Shoz-Dijiji (“Black Bear”), and now a pure Apache in heart and soul, to the point where he becomes Geronimo’s son, he will take part in... [Lire la suite]
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21 mai 2014

Dynamite becomes official!

That was the great news yesterday in the small world (albeit in expansion) of the Edgar Rice Burroughs fans. The Dynamite Entertainment Company, which was publishing since 2010 unauthorized versions of John Carter, Dejah Thoris and Tarzan, and which had been sued by ERB inc in 2012, had recently stopped his run. It turns out it was only temporary! ERB inc got back the comics rights of John Carter from Disney and Marvel, and sold them to Dynamite Entertainment, which will soon officially publish “John Carter: Warlord of Mars” (as well... [Lire la suite]
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20 mai 2014

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, 30 years already!

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom was released in the United States on 1984, May the 23rd (30 years ago this friday!) and in France on 1984, September the 12th. In the Indiana Jones series, The Temple of Doom holds a special place in my heart. I was 13 years and a half when it was released in France (yeah I was still counting the half-years at 13 years old, so what? :) ), and I had recently discovered the pleasure of sountracks with Return of the Jedi, which my parents had bought me. I had already... [Lire la suite]
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18 mai 2014

Just a funny picture of Lynn Collins/Dejah Thoris in John Carter!

Dejah Thoris fan of Kiss? The petition is at 12,100 signatures! Keep on spreading the word! http://www.change.org/petitions/alan-horn-chairman-walt-disney-pixar-studios-bring-back-john-carter-take-us-back-to-barsoom
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12 mai 2014

Visits for John Carter 2 on May the 11th

#-------------------------------------------------------- # Rapport statistique # Période du 01/05/14 au 12/05/14 #--------------------------------------------------------   --Date-- Pages Visites 01/05/14 25 18 02/05/14 72 57 03/05/14 47 36 04/05/14 33 20 05/05/14 13 11 06/05/14 13 12 07/05/14 46 39 08/05/14 96 72 09/05/14 41 30 10/05/14 100 45 11/05/14 84 72 12/05/14 9 8 -------- - -    TOTAL 579 420 Here is the update on the visitors and pages seen on May. To compare, on all of April there... [Lire la suite]
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11 mai 2014

Consequences of the airing of John Carter in France, continued...

#-------------------------------------------------------- # Rapport statistique # Période du 04/05/14 au 11/05/14 #--------------------------------------------------------   --Date-- Pages Visites 04/05/14 33 20 05/05/14 13 11 06/05/14 13 12 07/05/14 46 39 08/05/14 96 72 09/05/14 41 30 10/05/14 100 45 11/05/14 30 26 -------- - -    TOTAL 372 255 Record broken for the number of pages seen in a single day, even if the record of visitors is still the one of May the 8th. I'm waiting to see his the... [Lire la suite]
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10 mai 2014

A new sale for the French version of "Who Is Sister Love?" on May the 7th!

Thanks to the buyer of May the 7th for "Mais Qui Est Donc Sister Love ?", the French version of "Who Is Sister Love?". I hope he/she will like the novel! It's my first sale since March, which had led to an enthusiastic comment from Vivien Prigent: http://normantrayeng.canalblog.com/archives/2014/03/23/29502762.html Thanks a lot for this buy, and here is the update on the sales for the two books: Mais Qui Est Donc Sister Love ? : 72 (64 free dowloads, 8 buys), 2 positive comments (4.5 out of 5 on Amazon.fr) ... [Lire la suite]
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10 mai 2014

Still an important visitor flux on the blog in French

Still a more than usual flux of visitors on the blog in French on May the 9th: 30 visitors for 41 pages seen, at 99% about John Carter 2! The petition is currently at 12,023 signatures. Taking into account the signatures gathered in conventions, it's at 17 signatures from the 14,000! http://www.change.org/petitions/alan-horn-chairman-walt-disney-pixar-studios-bring-back-john-carter-take-us-back-to-barsoom There's still one diffusion left of John Carter on Ciné+ Premier, tomorrow... [Lire la suite]
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09 mai 2014

Record broken on the French blog regarding John Carter 2!

#-------------------------------------------------------- # Rapport statistique # Période du 02/05/14 au 09/05/14 #--------------------------------------------------------   --Date-- Pages Visites 02/05/14 72 57 03/05/14 47 36 04/05/14 33 20 05/05/14 13 11 06/05/14 13 12 07/05/14 46 39 08/05/14 96 72 09/05/14 5 5 -------- - -    TOTAL 325 252 Yesterday on the French blog, there were 72 visitors, for 96 pages seen, and 93% of the researches were related to John Carter 2. The former record... [Lire la suite]
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