Hump Day Happy Deals Vol. 10

Welcome to Vol. 10 of Hump Day Happy Deals. For previous Happy Deals, check out the past entries.

Vol. 10 of Hump Day Happy Deals will once again be another big haul (sadly, no new movies though). A few stores around me were having some sales on a bunch of stuff and I had some coupons that needed to be used, lest they go to waste. So, let’s get this humping started…

Books

Bought for $11

Hellraiser: The Dark Watch Vol 1. graphic novel looks to be good. I still haven’t yet dived into the last few issues of the Hellraiser series, but for $11, the deal was too good to pass up.

Synopsis: It’s Pinhead vs Pinhead in Hell!

A new ongoing HELLRAISER series!
The showdown every fan has been waiting for! As promised, Clive Barker
did not only return to the Hellraiser universe, he re-imagined it!
Nothing is as simple as it seems – the old ways have been destroyed and a
dangerous new world lies in its wake. Where are Elliott Spencer and
Kirsty Cotton? Who will rule and who will serve? Rising star Brandon
Seifert (WITCH DOCTOR, HELLRAISER: THE ROAD BELOW) joins forces with
legendary master of horror Clive Barker, with art by rising star Tom
Garcia, to begin this amazing new chapter in the history of one of
horror’s greatest franchises.

Bought for $1

This is the first I’m hearing about this series of books, but how can a book about the awesome John Carpenter film, They Live, be anything but awesome?

Synopsis: Deep Focus is a
series of film books with a fresh approach. Take the smartest,
liveliest writers in contemporary letters and let them loose on the most
vital and popular corners of cinema history: midnight movies, the New
Hollywood of the sixties and seventies, film noir, screwball comedies,
international cult classics, and more. Passionate and idiosyncratic,
each volume of Deep Focus is long-form criticism that’s relentlessly provocative and entertaining.

Kicking off the series is Jonathan Lethem’s take on They Live,
John Carpenter’s 1988 classic amalgam of deliberate B-movie, sci-fi,
horror, anti-Yuppie agitprop. Lethem exfoliates Carpenter’s paranoid
satire in a series of penetrating, free-associational forays into the
context of a story that peels the human masks off the ghoulish overlords
of capitalism. His field of reference spans classic Hollywood cinema
and science fiction, as well as popular music and contemporary art and
theory. Taking into consideration the work of Barbara Kruger, Jenny
Holzer, James Brown, Fredric Jameson, Shepard Fairey, Philip K. Dick,
Alfred Hitchcock, and Edgar Allan Poe, not to mention the role of
wrestlers—including They Live star “Rowdy” Roddy Piper—in contemporary culture, Lethem’s They Live provides a wholly original perspective on Carpenter’s subversive classic.

Bought for $3

I really enjoyed the Sam Raimi directed movie, based on this book, so I figured, why not pick it up and give it a read.

Synopsis: Two brothers and a
friend find $4 million in the cockpit of a downed plane. The pilot is
dead. No one is looking for the money. To keep it, all they have to do
is wait.

It all sounded so simple…

Bought for $2

Timecop in novel form. There is a heaven.

Synopsis: Time Cop is the
explosive new action-thriller film from Universal Pictures starring
Jean-Claude Van Damme. In 2004, time travel exists. Going forward means a
risk; going back means a death sentence. Sometimes, you’ve got to break
your own rules . . . because now the toughest cop on the beat is going
back to preserve history.

Free

Sudden Death novelization for free? Okay, I must be in heaven.

Synopsis: Terrorists have wired
Pittsburgh Civic Arena with enough explosives to blow up the whole city.
They’re holding the Vice President at gunpoint in the owner’s box. They
want money–a lot of it. And if they don’t get what they want by the
end of the Stanley Cup Playoff game, they’re going to redefine the term
sudden death.

Action Figures

Bought for $12.50

The Commander Shepard figure itself looks pretty good, it’s the face that’s pretty darn awful, but thankfully it comes with a helmet. Expect a showcase on From the Basement of the Tatlock in the near future.

Description: Timed to coincide with the release of Mass Effect 3 Series 2 action
figures (and the Mass Effect 3 video game), Big Fish Toys is making the
first series of figures available once again. Now you can complete your
team, just like Commander Shepard does in the game, gathering allies and
companions in his quest to protect the galaxy from the onrushing threat
of robotic conquest. Choose from: Tali (6.65″), Thane (6.75″), Grunt
(6.8″), or Commander Shepard (6.75″). Each figure features multiple
points of articulation and game-accurate accessories/weapons.

Bought for $12.50

I know what you’re thinking, “Tatlock, you already own a Crow figure” and you would be right in thinking that. However, this one, by NECA, is fantastic looking and beats my other one hands down.

Description: Eric Draven from The Crow
action figure from the Cult Classics Series 1 which features some of
your favorite movie characters as 7-inch scale action figures! All come
with movie accurate accessories and character specific bases.


A young rock guitarist, along with his fiancee, is brutally killed
by a ruthless gang of criminals. Exactly one year after his death, Eric
returns – watched over by a hypnotic crow – to seek revenge. He will
battle the evil crime lord and his band of thugs… they must pay for
their crimes.

Well, another Hump Day Happy Deals is down and guess what folks, I have even more great deals to post next Hump Day. You must be quivering with excitement.

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