Friday, October 31, 2008

Jukebox Friday: Scary Movie Week Edition.

Happy Halloween, 'Tubers! What makes scary movies scary? Well, it's a lot of things, but the music certainly plays a big part in it. Here are some prime scary movie scores.

John Carpenter composed the score to his breakout hit "Halloween" himself:

"Tubular Bells" by new age composer Mike Oldfield is better known as the theme song to "The Exorcist":

A few years ago, Philip Glass composed a score for a reissue of the Bela Lugosi version of "Dracula." This is an excerpt:

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Scary Movie Week: The Legend of Hell House.

Here's another classic '70s horror, "The Legend of Hell House," starring Roddy MacDowell and Pamela Franklin, and written by the great Richard Matheson:

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Scary Movie Week: The Haunting.

Scary Movie Week continues with some more of my favorite horror flicks. This is the trailer for the original version of "The Haunting" from 1963. Forget all about that crappy remake with Liam Neeson and Catherine Zeta-Jones -- stick with this one, from director Robert Wise. A classic:

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Scary Movie Week: Suspiria.

Sure, this trailer may look a little cheesy, but don't let that fool you. Dario Argento's "Suspiria" is one of the scariest movies around:

Monday, October 27, 2008

Bollywood Monday: Scary Movie Week Begins.

Seeing as Halloween is this Friday, how about a theme week with horror movie trailers? Can you get behind that?

Since it's also Bollywood Monday, let's kick it off with an Indian horror film, a vampire flick called "Bandh Darwaza" from 1990:

The movie was made by the Ramsay Brothers, and here's a short documentary about their work.
Part 1:

Part 2:

Friday, October 24, 2008

Jukebox Friday: Star Wars Edition.

From Japanese television in 1983, here's an orchestra tackling John Williams' famous score. But stick around and you'll get to see some guest stars, too -- as well as some swell retro Japanese TV commercials.

Part 1:

Part 2:

[via TV in Japan.]

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Star Wars Week: Backstroke of the West.

Gotta love those Asian bootleggers, who took a perfectly good copy of "Episode III: Revenge of the Sith" and made it better with their poorly translated subtitles:

[via Engrish Funny.]

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Star Wars Week: More Dancing.

Work it, Vader! Here are Anakin and his minions getting down with the dark side of funk:

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Star Wars Week: Dancetrooper.

Presenting Danny Choo, the Tokyo Dance Trooper, let loose in Shibuya:

And he's got tons of other videos of his work, too. Check it out.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Bollywood Monday: Star Wars Week Begins.

Let's have a "Star Wars" week! Whaddaya say, kids? Won't that be fun?

Let's kick it off with some cheap animation to show what "Star Wars" would've been like if it was made in Bollywood:

Friday, October 17, 2008

Metapost: Desuko World Domination Continues.

I'm pleased to announce that I've been accepted as a contributor over at the PCL LinkDump. Head on over there to see what great stuff everyone on the PCL crew has to offer. I'll be making regular posts over there, but don't worry -- my posting schedule here won't change. Pretty soon you'll have more Desuko than you can handle!

Jukebox Friday: Trek Tunes.

Finally, let's wrap up Trek Week with a host of music videos. First, it's The Firm's classic "Star Trekkin'":

"Mr. Spock" by Nerf Herder:

"The Picard Song" by DarkMateria:

"Where's Captain Kirk?" by Spizzenergi:

"Doomsday Machine" by Vulcan Freedom Fighters:

And finally there's this thing, which manages to mash up William Shatner, John Donne and "The Stripper":

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Trek Week: Gack!

What is this? Why is it funny? What the hell does it all mean? Damned if I know. (Warning! NSFW!)

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Trek Week: Cribs.

Ever the gracious host, Spock lets us all have a peek at his swingin' Vulcan bachelor pad:

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Trek Week: DJ Spock.

Spock lays down his mad fresh turntable skillz:

Monday, October 13, 2008

Mashup Monday: Trek Week Begins.

For no reason whatsoever, we're doing a Star Trek themed with here at the DesukoTube.

What would happen if you crossed Star Trek with the A-Team? Luckily for you, the internet has the answer:

And how about the Next Generation crew aboard the Love Boat?

Friday, October 10, 2008

Jukebox Friday: Vote Vinnie.

Enough of this Obama/McCain madness. Vote Stigma in '08!

Speaking of Agnostic Front, here's the video for their latest single, "For My Family":

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Sarah Loves the Kanye.

Sure, Tina Fey was fun and all playing Sarah Palin on "Saturday Night Live," but I prefer this take:

[You can find more at Medium Large and 23/6.]

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Presidential Debate: The Remix.

Here's how the first presidential debate between John McCain and Barack Obama should have gone:

Monday, October 6, 2008

Mashup Monday: Barack Rolled.

You got presidential election fever yet? Well, if you don't, we here at the 'Tube aim to get you fired up with a theme week of election videos. (Yes, I know, contain your excitement...) To start you off, here's a promise from Barack Obama to never give you, never let you down, and to never run around or desert you.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Jukebox Friday: Counting with Feist.

Just a simple jukebox post today. Here is Feist's video for her song "1 2 3 4":

And here she is doing the "Sesame Street" version: