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Napoleon Gas (1925)

Dear comrades,

I believe you may be familiar with a great soviet movie from the 1920s, but now you may enjoy it via youtube.

for those who won't bother, let me present some screenshots and synopsis (thanks to guys mentioned in this …

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Added by Komissar Hass on May 25, 2015 at 3:41am — No Comments

Natalie Portman to star in 1930s horror movie based on Spiritualism

Natalie Portman and Lily Rose Depp, the daughter of actor Johnny Depp, will play spiritualist sisters in “Planetarium,” a 1930s-set drama to be directed by French helmer Rebecca Zlotowski (“Grand Central”).

Although plot details are kept under wraps, Zlotowski told Variety that the film follows the journey of sisters who are believed to possess the supernatural ability to connect with ghosts. They cross paths with a visionary French producer while performing…

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Added by Tome Wilson on May 16, 2015 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

"The Late" Pilsner's Picks

No, don't worry, fans— the Man with the Jive is still alive! But thanks to the "sterling" customer service of AT&T's internet division, Pilsner's Picks is nearly a week late, and late for the very first time in its nearly fourteen-year history.



Since the playlist is only going to be up for three weeks rather than the usual four, I've only posted eight tunes rather than the regular twelve; there's no point in doing noise reduction and volume equalization on a full list, which…

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Added by Pilsner Panther on May 6, 2015 at 11:27pm — No Comments

Miskatonic Monday - HP Lovecraft Inspirational Quotes

Lights out, everybody.

On Miskatonic Mondays we celebrate the "weird" fiction of HP Lovecraft and the genre of otherworldly horror it spawned.

This week, we're exploring the inspirational side of Lovecraft.


Do you have a special someone in your life who is addicted to inspirational quotes? Do they cherish their hopes and dreams so much that you find yourself barraged by an unending stream of cheesy Instagram-filtered memes in your…

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Added by Tome Wilson on May 4, 2015 at 10:20am — No Comments

Dreamlike portraits of an engineer's daughter are among the earliest color photos

Mervyn O’Gorman photo 1

Mervyn O’Gorman (1871-1958) is best known as one of the greatest British engineers, and during WW1 was head of the Royal Aircraft Establishment at Farnborough. O’Gorman was also known as an early pioneer of color photography, and was an artist in addition to his interest aeronautics. Many of his images are included in exhibitions referencing early color photography, including this dreamlike series of his daughter Christina using the Autochrome process in 1913. The…

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Added by Tome Wilson on May 2, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

The Troubleshooter: The Most Dangerous Dame Giveaway

This gorgeous piece of art was already revealed by Stefan months ago, but here it is again for your viewing pleasure. I'm officially dubbing next month Mick Trubble Month. The sequel to New Haven Blues drops May 18, and there will be contests and giveaways in the time counting down to the release date. 

Get the full details at the blog post: …

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Added by Bard Constantine on April 16, 2015 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

Miskatonic Monday - The Cask of Amontillado Barrel Tiki Mug

Lights out, everybody.

On Miskatonic Mondays we celebrate the "weird" fiction of HP Lovecraft and the genre of otherworldly horror it spawned.

When we think of Lovecraft, we often think of those who followed his footsteps into the unknown: Stephen King, Alan Moore, John Carpenter, Mike Mignola... the list could go on for pages. Today, we're looking back at one of Lovecraft's strongest influences, EA Poe, and how he is inspiring a modern day…

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Added by Tome Wilson on April 13, 2015 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Miskatonic Monday - Cthulhu Rises... for Jazz?

Lights out, everybody.

On Miskatonic Mondays we celebrate the "weird" fiction of HP Lovecraft and the genre of otherworldly horror it spawned.

This week, we're exploring the more musicial side of Cthulhu.


Cthulhu Rising

Dark and mystical, the nightmarish stories of famed horror author HP Lovecraft have been brought to life through Tui Award winning drummer/composer Reuben Bradley's latest jazz album "Cthulhu Rising," to be released…

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Added by Tome Wilson on April 6, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Ted Raimi is bringing radio horror back with style

Inspired by classic horror radio dramas of the 1930s - 1950s and his love for mixology, Ted Raimi has created Deathly Spirits, a new web series blending cocktail recipes with ghost stories.

Ted Raimi

Like a mix between Tales from the Crypt and Dieselpunks' own Cap'n's Cabaret, each episode of…

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Added by Tome Wilson on April 3, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

In April, I'm Even More Foolish Than Usual— But Pilsner's Picks is Not!

I've got some great news for those of you who've been following Pilsner's Picks and are tired of all those old 1920's and 30's records— as of this month, I'm changing the format to a combination of rap, heavy metal rock, punk rock, and contemporary country music. It's about time that I got more modern, don't you think?

APRIL FOOL!

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Added by Pilsner Panther on April 2, 2015 at 12:30am — No Comments

Miskatonic Monday - HP Lovecraft's Library of Horror

Lights out, everybody.

On Miskatonic Mondays we celebrate the "weird" fiction of HP Lovecraft and the genre of otherworldly horror it spawned.


Swiss comic book artist Michael Zigerlig has a grand plan for an upcoming graphic novel series with some outstanding collaborators. The series, entitled H.P. Lovecraft's Library of Horror, is currently hard at work on its first full-color title, Call of Cthulhu.

Zigerlig's…

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Added by Tome Wilson on March 30, 2015 at 10:29am — No Comments

A Fistful of Nothing Turns 1!

To commemorate the 1 year anniversary of the publishing of A Fistful of Nothing, the eBook edition is currently only $1 on Amazon! Snag your copy before the discount ends, as I'd naturally love even more feedback from the amazing retro-futurist community on the dieselpunk noir novel through…

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Added by Dan Glaser on March 18, 2015 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Pilsner's Picks, On The March!

Okay, so I couldn't think of a better headline... anyway, it's March, so here are the March Pilsner's Picks. If Nat Shilkret's 1926 "Manhattan Serenade" sounds familiar to you, that's because it was later adapted as the musical score to one of the best Tom & Jerry cartoons, "Mouse In Manhattan" (1945). So if you're a classic Hollywood animation fan, you just might have heard it.

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Added by Pilsner Panther on March 4, 2015 at 12:39am — No Comments

Soviet Assault Dart Gun

Through the history of modern small-arms development the concept of ultra-high velocity ammunition has risen to the top of designers in both East and West. An example of the ultra-high velocity ammunition is the flechette.

A metal dart, the flechette is often sabotted in single rounds to be fired out of individual…

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Added by Jake Holman Jr. on February 25, 2015 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Interview with Anders Blixt: Dieselpunk Pioneer

Most people know that Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone in 1876. However, most don’t know that many credit Antonio Meucci for also inventing it. The origins of dieselpunk follows a similar pattern. In most dieselpunk literature, Lewis Pollack is credited with coining the term ‘dieselpunk’ to promote the RPG Children of the Sun in 2002. It turns out this is only half the picture. In a posting on the excellent Facebook page …

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Added by Larry on February 21, 2015 at 5:00pm — 4 Comments

Let's Get Romantic - It's The February (Valentine) Edition Of Pilsner's Picks!

I've heard a rumor that there's some kind of big football hoo-hah going on somewhere or other today. But never mind that, I've got something better— musical hoo-hah! Yes, it's the February Pilsner's Picks!

With Valentine's Day coming up, I've of course chosen some appropriately romantic numbers for the occasion. If you're not moved to tears by the tender and poignant sentiments expressed so delicately by Bessie Smith, then you must have a heart of stone!…

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Added by Pilsner Panther on February 1, 2015 at 6:30pm — No Comments

The Man in the High Castle Amazon Pilot with Opening Titles and Screenshots

The pilot episode for the mini series The Man in the High Castle is now available on amazon.com. I read the book back when I was in college, and to be honest I don’t remember much of it. However speaking for what I saw in the pilot it’s one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen on “TV”. 

For those unfamiliar with the story The Man in the High Castle is set in an alternate world of 1962 where the Allied forces lost the second world war, and as a result the…

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Added by Scott on January 18, 2015 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Miskatonic Monday - A horror by any other name

Lights out, everybody.

On Miskatonic Mondays we celebrate the "weird" fiction of HP Lovecraft and the genre of otherworldly horror it spawned.


Because there's not enough laughter in the world today, and comics can bring joy.…




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Added by Tome Wilson on January 12, 2015 at 9:03am — 2 Comments

Ring Out The Old, Ring In The— REALLY Old!

As we endure a nasty cold snap here in California (I feel like I'm living back in the Northeast!), here's some good old-fashioned hot jazz and vaudevillian hokum to warm everyone up a little. Yes, it's the January edition of Pilsner's Picks!

Which can also be taken as a sort of tribute to Shirley Temple, if you want (see final tune). A very Happy New Year to all my fellow Dieselpunks from Pils at "North Pole South., Ca." Brrrr!…

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Added by Pilsner Panther on January 1, 2015 at 10:30pm — No Comments

The Adventures of Captain Marvel 1941 Republic Serial Trailer

Hi everybody!

Hope you had a good holiday. I just added the The Adventures of Captain Marvel to Dieselpunk Industries TV. http://www.dieselpunkindustries.com/dpitv. I also created a trailer for it. Think of what it would be like if Christopher Nolan and Hans Zimmer were making serials back in 1941.…


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Added by Scott on December 30, 2014 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

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