Monday, September 22, 2014

The Ninja Captain's Underrated Treasures Blogfest!

Oh, Alex.

You're so hard on us!

This is a thinkin' blogfest.

And now, my brain hurts. :(

But, in a good way! :)

Alex's pitch!

Everyone has a favorite movie or band that no one else has ever heard about. For whatever reason, they remain undiscovered and underrated. Now is your chance to tell the world about this obscure treasure!

Today, September 22, post about your favorite unknown –


Post about one or all four – dealer’s choice!

Here we go!

MOVIE - Zorro, The Gay Blade (1981)

In 1840's Mexico, wealthy landowner Don Diego Vega learns of his late father's secret as Zorro, the masked folk hero, and Vega adopts his new persona. But when Vega is incapacitated by an injury, he asks Ramon, his very gay, long-lost twin brother (now calling himself 'Bunny'), to replace him as the caped hero, who makes some drastic changes to his Zorro persona.

This is one of my favorite movies growing up and these days, no one's even heard of it. I quote lines from this movie to my family all the time. Even watching it now, I would be cracking up because the cast is so brilliant.

It's worth the watch.

BAND/ARTIST - So...honestly, I racked my brain and couldn't come up with any band/artists that I'm listening to that the whole world isn't listening to.

My current favorite is Thirty Seconds to Mars.

They're certainly not underrated.

TV SHOW - Arrow (2012)

After having being lost at sea and presumed dead, the spoiled son of a millionaire returns to cleanse his hometown from crime as a vigilante with superhuman capabilities.

I know this show is gaining immense popularity, mostly due to the lead actor, Stephen Amell (who is AWESOME), but it can't hurt to give it a little push. Strong characters. Good story. AMAZING action scenes. Lots of tension ... of all kinds. Family drama. Flashbacks extraordinaire. Bare Naked Man Chests. This show has it all.

And, its only getting better.

It's also going to have its first spin-off. The Flash begins this fall.

True, Alex, it's not exactly Blood, Boobs and Carnage. (2 out of 3 ain't bad) But, it's close. :)

BOOK - There are a million books that are completely underrated treasures. I've got a whole list of them on the Pay It Forward book list. Go check them out! Feel free to add a few of your own!

Thank you, Alex, for throwing another great Blogfest party!


  1. Arrow is a fun show!
    Thanks for participating in my blogfest and glad you had fun with it.

  2. I might have to check out Arrow!

  3. Zorro the Gay-Blade, that is one of those films that needs to be seen... I cannot tell you how much I used to quote it... like a baaaaannnaaaa'nnaaaa!

    Jeremy [Retro]
    Howlin' Wolf Records: On-Line Magazine

  4. I think I've heard of that movie but I've never seen it. Sounds funny.

  5. I honestly hadn't heard of that movie. I've added it to my must-see list.

  6. I really tried to like The Arrow, but I just couldn't get into it. I really like Pay it Forward though!

  7. These are all solid choices whether underrated or not. Thanks for sharing them so that I could remember "The Gsy Blade".

  8. HA! I love that movie (too funny)! I'd appreciate your quotes:)

    A Treasure Trove of Music

  9. Thirty Seconds to Mars is my favorite band. I actually named my novella, 30 Seconds, after them. They are far from underrated, but more people should know about them! :D

  10. I love Arrow! And I haven't heard of the Zorro one but now I have to see if I can find it on Netflix! Sounds zany and fun! Thanks for letting us know about it...

  11. Have to see Zorro, Gay Blade. Sounds like a hoot!

  12. I've seen/heard all but the book. Three out of four!

  13. Ha! I remember that Zorro. I'm gonna have to look that up and watch it. ;)

  14. I've heard of all your picks, but have not seen or heard any of them. They must be good though.

    Tossing It Out

  15. I've watched Arrow from the beginning, because 1) I have boys and 2) all the bare naked chests and training montages ;-)

  16. Arrow would appeal to me and Flash is an oldtime fave. I wanted to have his abilities. Like your choices!

  17. I'm sure I've seen the Zorro movie, I just don't remember it.

  18. I saw this version of Zorro in 1981, but then when Antonio started in the more recent series, he took Zorro another direction. Great pick.

  19. Love that movie... "a dog with pig ears", "red like a radish", "remember that thing".
    How about we have a Zorro Movie Day soon.

  20. Fantastic list.
    Yes, Jared Leto has a great band. I feel like I've been listening to them since they were underrated. LOL. Did such a time exist?

  21. Hi, Heather. Never heard of the Zorro movie. Thanks for sharing about it and your other picks for the Underrated Treasures Blogfest.

  22. I've seen the Zorro movie. That's a good pick!


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