My most prized possessions

My top 5 favorite movies never change. At #1 is Roadracers. The reason is simple: my favorite actor David Arquette stars in a movie which takes place in my favorite era, the 1950’s as a teenage greaser. Directed my my favorite director Robert Rodriquez, Link Wray is not just played in the movie but also David’s character’s favorite musician just as he is mine. It is shot in Whittier a town i have been going to since i was very young. It is my perfect movie, it seems as if it was made specifically for me. When i met David i even told him that this was my favorite movie of all time. He was pleased to hear that. Rodriquez has been quoted saying it is also his favorite of his movies.

The movie was very low budge, made for TV later released on VHS. It was filmed in 13 days. The soundtrack which is phenomenal, was never released as the credits indicate. Furthermore, there was a book released. My boyfriend recently got his hands on a very expensive and rare out of print copy for my birthday. It now holds the place of #1 of my most prized possessions.

Roadracers: the Making of a Degenerate Hot Rod Flick by Robert Rodriquez

My favorite thing about this book is that it has the story board for my favorite scene, a photo of Link Wary with Robert Rodriquez, and the entire screenplay at the end of the book. You can get this PDF version, link provided, but to have the actual book is an insane feeling, as it is very rare and reserved only for dedicated die hard fanatics like myself. One day, i will have Robert sign it; only then can i truly die happy.

Number 2 on my favorite movies is Rockula, a very unknown early 90’s (still very 80’s) vampire romantic comedy staring Dean Cameron. The reason it is one of my favorites is because it was a bog part of my childhood, i grew up on this movie. Its cute, witty, and sweet. Plus Thomas Dolby is in it along with Toni Basil, Susan Tyrrell, and Bo Didly. Also you can spot Rodney Bingenheimer if you have a good eye.

While the VHS is in my posession since childhood, there are no plans for a DVD release, however there is a rare laserdisk version. Which i have attained and is now one of my 2nd most prized posession. It is in prestine condition. WHile i may not have a laserdisk player, just having it is enough for me. I will of course have Dean Cameron sign it, i would love Toni Basil and Thomas Dolby to sign too but that’s just wishful thinking.

The laserdisc says it is 87 minutes long which is the same as VHS, yet it has images of Thomas Dolby with a mustache, which is not in any scene.  The back has the images from the movie as well as drawings from the opening credits.

Rockula Laserdisc

Thomas Dolby in a scene not in the movie

The trailer does not do the movie justice.

About Raven

i am what i am. a movie fanatic with a shopping addiction.
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7 Responses to My most prized possessions

  1. Tom says:

    Very glad you got this. Got the player to play it yet?!? I just found out about this Movie myself Oct.19th 2011. Can’t believe this was under my nose the whole time and I never knew it existed. I had just bought the First season of Saturday Night Live and was doing a little search on a dancer that was on the show. Amazing dance number and come to find out it was Toni Basil. Wowzers of all people, I never knew she was into so much and for so long.. Devo ties as well as David Byrne not to mention so many other favs of mine. The last 3 days have been watching the movie on youtube a couple of times as well as watching Toni performing “The Night” separately.
    I would try to get everyone to sign that Disc. What a shame this movie fell through the cracks and never got the play it deserves. Maybe one day it will as the followers of this movie grow by yet 1 more this week.
    Somewhere out there is alot of movie film tucked away. Maybe this will see the light of day once more.
    Go get those signatures. They’re only human and if they have a heart they would do it for a fan such as yourself.

  2. wonderful put up, very informative. I’m wondering why the other specialists of this sector do not notice this.
    You should continue your writing. I am sure, you’ve a huge readers’ base already!

  3. Steve Marce says:

    Cannot find the link to the pdf version of this book… If you still have the pdf version with you i would very very much appreciate if you provide a link or mail it to me… Thanx a lot in advance.

  4. aerosimms says:

    Hi. I’ve started a Fans of Rockula page on Facebook. I hope you’ll consider dropping by and sharing your fandom with us. Several of the cast and crew are already on board. Glad to find another “Rockulite” and a cool one who writes at that. Please check us out:

    • Raven says:

      I am honored!!! Thank you so very much!!!!! I have joined and can not wait to meet others who love the movie as much as me! Thank you!

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