Sunday, September 27, 2009

Clash of The Titans 1981-2010

Most of the times good things come out of nowhere. Usually i watch a couple of films every week, 2009 was a very bad year for films (At least for my taste), so i had the chance to dig into some old stuff or spend some more time than usual to check the news for upcoming films or new trailers. Months ago and to my really big suprize i saw in a local news site that there will be a re-make of the legendary 1981 film "Clash of The Titans". This film is of a special importance to me, as a kid i remember the impression that this movie had to me. I was barely 8 years old when the teacher in my class in the history-hour put us to write a test about our favorite topic in Hellenic Mythology from the things that we learned so far. The first three writings had a award of a one free year of english lessons outside the school. My writing was about Perseus and Medusa and some days later the teacher announced to my parents that i was amongst the winners. Back to the movie, i remember together with a school mate we rent the video tape many times and watching it again and again. I was watching in front of my eyes the Heroes that back then i had only read about. The Atmosphere was pure magic!

The original version of Clash of The Titans is not anymore available in Hellas. It was only on video tape but now video tapes doesn`t exist and there is not any DVD version with Greek subtitles. To be honest , i never saw any DVD version of it in any language untill few years ago when with a friend we visited a huge film shop in Sussex, England and we found there a copy staying dusty in the shelves.

In 2010 there will be the re-make of this great film of my childhood. I`m very sceptical to new films when they have Mythological topic. We can easily see Zeus played by will smith or Perseus by samuel jackson. Coming to what abominations is hollywood able to do, this will not be a really big suprize. Though , as it seems in the new version of "Clash of The Titans" we will not have to worry for such matters. Two great actors are there Ralph Fiennes and Liam Neeson.
The movie is about to released in March of 2010. Till then i reccomend to all who reading this blog to check the original version of the film. To great suprize(Again!!) i found the original trailer in youtube. You can see it below.

Clash of The Titans 1981
Clash of The Titans 2010

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Latest News from Totenkopf Propaganda Productions

The next two releases coming soon from Totenkopf Propaganda:

WODULF (Hellas) "...from the Corpsegates" CD
FJORD (Canada) "Vor Tru" CD

Both bands finished recently their recordings. Currently we are finalizing the layouts and both CDs will be send to press within the next 2 weeks.
Below you can find the full track list from each release. The covers and music samples will be available on the release date.

WODULF "...from The Corpsegates"

I. Doomed By The Scythe of Disease
II. Lycanthropus - Ex Tumulus Preliator Exsisto
III. Nekyia (Hiddeous Rite of The Spilled Blood)
IV. Resound the Hooves of the Army of the Deceased
V. A Black Skullbanner Appeared from the Corpsegates
VI. 13 Urns
VII. Spectral Shades Around the Sepulchre
VIII. Blood on the Altar of Dis

FJORD "Vor Tru"

I. Shores of Vinland
II. Over Mountains into the Storm
III. The Calling
IV. At the Oaken Table of Wotan
V. Hammercreed
VI. A l'ombre des Fjords
VII. Je Lève ma Corne
VIII.Vinland the Proud
IX. Fire and Blood
X. Boudicca
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Monday, September 14, 2009

Wandering amongst Woods, Lakes and Mythological Places

Yesterday was a good day (Good temperature & Perfect Rainy weather) for traveling around to the countryside of Hellas. Whats better than to visit some mountains & lakes connected with the Hellenic mytholy and past.

See the two posts below for pictures.
Photo numbers as you look from the top to below.
Pic1: View of the mountain around the Stymphalian Lake
Pic2 : The legendary Stymphalia Lake. Its the place that accordring to Mythology Hercules slayed the Stymphalian birds.
Pic3: Another view of the Stymphalian lake and its mountains around
Pic4: Doxa lake in Pheneos in the mountains of Corinthia/Arcadia. In Ancient times Pheneos was a part of Arcadian region.
Pic5: Forests and Mountains around Doxa lake
Pic6 : Picture of myself taking a walk in the forests around Doxa lake.

P.S. As i`m traveling quite often to places linked with the Ancestral past, from now on i`ll share oftenly more photos on this blog

Stymphalia Lake and Mountains

Pheneos, Doxa Lake

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Post your comments!

Today, more than 2 years since the creation of this blog i decided to enable the "comments" option. Feel free to post your comments, suggestions, opinions, questions or whatever else you like. Negative or positive ones , i`ll try answering to all of them. Just remember that i`m not sitting 24h per day in front of a pc.
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