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Grinding with the Video Spinegrinder

Since I‘ve started to get interested into a serious movie watching, I’ve found a treasure of books, magazines and zines to get info from.  And being (still) also an avid book/mag/zine reader, it’s suited my needs perfectly.
One book I’ve found only later, is the gigant paperback called Video SPINEGRINDER. Written by Clive Davies, it was published by Headpress in 2015.

It’s a book about “The Movies Most Critics Won’t Write About”. And it’s not Spinegrinder for no reason. OK, kidding aside, the tome is heavy enough to be able to cause some nice bodily injury.

But it also kills in other way – it’s full of short and little longer reviews of movies. Well, what’s the deal, you might wonder…we know about such books right? Yes, we do, but imagine how many short reviews (and we’re talking about here)…random page = 8 reviews..now let’s remember, the reviews took more than 1000 pages and you’ll start to comprehend the magnitute of this book.

Yes, Clive Davies does know how to write book, aspecially when you talk about some really obscure Asian (especially Japanese) b-movie / exploitation cinema. And why deny it – we want that, right?

I don’t want to rumble and mumble on about how brilliant this book is. If you are a serious collector/movie lover, you either already have this mammooth – or you should be ordering one right now!

So, tell me – what are you waiting for?

Rudolf Schütz

A father to two little perpetuum mobiles called kids, Rudolf is a main force behind The Rubber Axe webzine, a bookworm, musick lover and a movie fan - not to mention his virgin forays into the comics and board/card games.

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