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Hi from Thomas in Arizona (1 Viewer)


Oct 24, 2018
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Thomas Brown
Hello! I am Thomas and I am currently in my fifth year as a dorm-parent to a bunch of American Indian boys, ages 8-15. Before coming here I was a national speaker, filmmaker and educator on the subject of school bullying. Most people know me for my intense interest in films, especially independent, documentaries and horror films. In 1984 I appeared as the chef zombie in the late (great) George A. Romero's "Day of the Dead". On the strength of one of my anti-bullying films "Broken Toy", I was asked to write and direct the first authorized documentary to commemorate the original "Night of the Living Dead", which I did. The documentary, now known as "Reflections on the Living Dead" first appeared as a VHS release from Tempe Video, then found a home in a newly edited version as a supplement on many international DVD and Blu-Ray releases, but not in the United States. The documentary brought together the four 'giants' of "Night of the Living Dead" fame: George A. Romero, Russ Streiner, Karl Hardman and John Russo, for an unrehearsed roundtable discussion that we use portions of sporadically throughout the film. There are also interviews with the late Tobe Hooper and Wes Craven, along with John Landis, Sam Raimi, Fred Olen Ray, Scott Spiegel and others as to how "Night of the Living Dead" influenced their careers. I'm not trying to sell the documentary - just telling you what's on it. I have been practically begging Producer J.R. Bookwalter to put the entire roundtable out as a separate DVD release. He did manage to put out a limited ediiton on DVD-R of "Reflections on the Living Dead".

Between 1978 and up till about three years ago, I was a media critic for print, on-line and radio.

I am an avid collector of films. Presently my collection exceeds 20,000 in one format or another. My Blu-Ray collection is all over the map, from junk A titles (for viewing by the boys in my care) to limited editions from Code Red, Severin, Twilight Time, Blue Underground, Shout Factory, Vinegar Syndrome, Indicator and of course Arrow U.S. and U.K. , along with other one of a kind and limited Blu Rays. If I was to choose a favorite creator of special edition Blu-Rays, it would be Indicator, followed by Arrow and then Severin. Personally speaking, Twilight Time is an overrated label and their constant sales tells me that I am not alone in my thinking. I don't find their 'special limited editions' all that soecial.

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