Well it's that time again. Time for me to go spelunking into the darker recesses of hard to find horror. Normally I hit up one of Austin's prestigious local videostores to track down a VHS gem that was never polished enough to shine on DVD. But today's entry is going to be a little different. Today I've gotten my hands on the horror equivalent of unobtanium. I have managed to secure a laserdisc copy of Michael Mann's fantasy/horror classic The Keep. You remember laser discs right? They were roughly the size of a large pizza and required a player that would put serious strain on the foundation of your home should you actually install one in your livingroom. They were essentially a precursor to DVD; laserdisc is to DVD as St. Louis Cardinals Mark Mcgwire is to Oakland A's Mark Mcgwire. Everyone remembers VHS because it was a format that caught on and was prevalent for many years, but laserdisc never found the same toehold and thus its collapse went largely unnoticed. But as an unofficial defender of lost formats, I have obtained a laserdisc player and actually bought this film sight unseen on ebay. Let's see if I escape The Keep with my mammoth player in tow.
categories Reviews, Horror