Friday, November 23, 2007

terror in the midnight sun

I added this listing on the blog roll at the side of our page, but never had the chance to let our patrons truly know about Lars Erik Holmquist's recent contribution to the world of twisted cinema blogging. Lars and I met via the early days of the internet when he managed the Hong Kong Cinema Homepage around 1994, the first on-line resource for fans of Asian action. We got the chance to meet here in Toronto when he visited from Sweden and Lars was even able to attend one of my Kung Fu Fridays film screenings (The Bride With White Hair I believe). Even though an ocean separates us, I felt that I had found my Swedish counterpart when we swapped stories of organizing screenings of HK goodness and poster collecting. Right now as I post this, Lars is on his way back from Tokyo and I am looking forward to seeing on his blog what stuff he collected while there.

Meanwhile, read about his collection of posters, particularly this fascinating look at restoration and linen backing.

PS - Rumor has it that he even knows a certain Swedish actress known for her role as a one-eyed avenger...

1 comment:

Lars Erik said...

Wow, thanks for the write-up! It was amazing to meet Colin in Toronto and see how many experiences we share despite the ocean that separates us. I also share the poster collecting bug with Michael, whom I unfortunately have never met. Popcorn & Sticky Floors is a great blog and I hope to get together with you guys at some points - in Toronto, Tokyo, Sitges, or perhaps Sweden? I'm just going home from Japan, where I had a chance to meet some other movie maniacs at the Tokyo Film Fest. There will be full reports on the blog from visiting strange shops, seeing Japanese punk-pop bands, interacting with the amazing draft beer machine and more! Signing off from an Airport Lounge in Tokyo - yours Lars Erik, domo arigato gozaimas