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Author Topic: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.  (Read 503553 times)
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« Reply #2085 on: January 16, 2018, 05:08:47 PM »

I enjoy the over-stylized nature of the films for the most part and I feel like the aesthetic enhances the experience.

This is one thing I appreciate and look for in giallo flicks. When I'm in the mood for boneheaded violence, there are always slashers.
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« Reply #2086 on: January 16, 2018, 08:36:45 PM »

I understand the appreciation for the driven aesthetic and style of Giallo films.
I guess what I'm trying to say is that even compared to directors like Martino, Cimarosa, Massi, Ercoli, etc. Argento is very much an anomaly the more you dig into the genre.
As you gain appreciation for the sometimes rather 2 dimensional filmmaking of 90% of Giallo films, you see the parallels to the styles of Italian neorealism, even the theatre-like flat scenes that Pasolini liked to use.  So after swimming in the Giallo genre for 20+ years and gaining distinct appreciation for little details such as Carmineo putting Fenech in a short hair wig compared to Bianchi examining her short hair in full force, etc. you then revisit Argento films and sometimes think you're watching Cirque de Soleil.
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« Reply #2087 on: January 26, 2018, 02:54:43 AM »

A Woman's Torment is a film that should have rotted away instead of being saved by Vinegar Syndrome. Sure, it's a style of film-making that will never, ever happen again but that's not a good enough excuse to go to all the work of watching this thing. There's some oddball musique concrete sounds in the soundtrack and a pretty good, bloody beating murder with some rapid quick cuts but other than that, it's just ugly, hairy people fucking.

I have Don't Go in the House playing right now...
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« Reply #2088 on: January 26, 2018, 05:38:24 AM »

A Woman's Torment... it's just ugly, hairy people fucking.

You got me with that one, gotta check this out.

Out of new movies, I can recommend Hollow In The Land: https://youtu.be/GpVl6b9CsJA

I'd rather watch real MMA matches over fighter movies but this one seems promising: https://youtu.be/Mp88Nuci68c
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« Reply #2089 on: January 26, 2018, 08:29:38 PM »

A Woman's Torment is a film that should have rotted away instead of being saved by Vinegar Syndrome. Sure, it's a style of film-making that will never, ever happen again but that's not a good enough excuse to go to all the work of watching this thing. There's some oddball musique concrete sounds in the soundtrack and a pretty good, bloody beating murder with some rapid quick cuts but other than that, it's just ugly, hairy people fucking.

I have Don't Go in the House playing right now...

don't.. is a sleazy delight.
upcoming vinegar syndrome issue of 'prey' might interest.
not seen in a few years but norman j warren part of a grubby 70's uk cinema that includes, 'house of whipcord' , 'virgin witch', and other repressed delights.
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« Reply #2090 on: January 29, 2018, 12:08:57 AM »

Fall Break aka The Mutilator- I can't decide if I like this or not. The lightheartedness makes the gory violence more savage and the characters are all annoying but the 'plot' is pretty out there: A young boy accidentally kills his mother so his dad tries to kill him and all of his college friends at a beach house. That's pretty much it so you get that and quite a bit of violent gore scenes. One of the highlights  are dream sequences of slicing open the young boy's throat & shooting him in the chest with a shotgun.  The film could definitely be worse. I know I saw it on vhs but remembered nothing other than the box art. Recommended for die-hard slasher fans or if you find the Arrow blu for low price.

Once Upon a Time in America- goddamn, this movie is long! At times, it's cartoonish & dull but it's also violent including a rather nasty rape scene in the back of a car.  Watch it after Once Upon a Time in the West when you have an entire week free...
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« Reply #2091 on: January 29, 2018, 03:09:56 PM »

have a ton of new films to watch after a trip to film fair on saturday-giallos, euro crime,a perverse looking zebedy colt film and some indonesian things.
also got good reading on films.
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« Reply #2092 on: January 29, 2018, 09:53:50 PM »


don't.. is a sleazy delight.
upcoming vinegar syndrome issue of 'prey' might interest.
not seen in a few years but norman j warren part of a grubby 70's uk cinema that includes, 'house of whipcord' , 'virgin witch', and other repressed delights.
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VS is also releasing Warren's film, Terror. That one I've seen & liked. Prey looks bizarre & awful so I'll probably grab it eventually. I'm hoping they'll release Inseminoid.

Last night, I watched Panic in Year Zero from 1963, I think?
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« Reply #2093 on: January 30, 2018, 12:59:41 AM »

watched House on the Edge of the Park last night. gross movie. it's not good. i liked it.

also watched May which i thought was very good.
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« Reply #2094 on: January 30, 2018, 10:17:53 AM »

I’ve been ill for the last couple days, so between all the nose blowing and coughing,  I had enough time to watch some movies.

Factotum (Bent Hamer):
Adapted from the novel of the same name by Charles Bukowski. With Matt Dillon as Henry Chinaski. Ok, but not really worth a second watch, at least not for me.

Cape Fear (J. Lee Thompson):
The original from 1962 with Robert Mitchum and Gregory Peck. Complete classic. Mitchum's performance as Max Cady is just great, and scary. I have a double disc set in which the remake from Martin Scorcese is also included. It’s been quite some years since I’ve seen this one. Maybe I’ll go for it as well.

Bleeder (Nicolas Winding Refn):
Amazing! Well known around here, I guess.

Emperor of the North (Robert Aldrich):
Fantastic! I think it was already mentioned a few times in this topic. Ernest Borgnine as merciless and sadistic train conductor Shack vs. the hobo hero A-No.-1, played by Lee Marvin. The final battle on the train still leaves me breathless. One of my all time favourites for sure.


And starting right now:
L'arma, l'ora, il movente (Francesco Mazzei):
Italian giallo from 1972. Never seen it before, so I'm quite curious.
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« Reply #2095 on: January 31, 2018, 04:08:47 AM »


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can highly recommend Dunkirk.  there hasn't been a war movie this well produced since Saving Private Ryan.  visually, deep blacks, but this digital color correction that has been going on is annoying.  remember The Matrix films and how they appeared green?  well, Dunkirk looks blue, at least on Blu-ray.  amazing sound.  our sub had the house shaking.  anyway, the movie depicts the Dunkirk evacuation of World War II which I knew nothing about.
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From the review on blu-ray.com: " Color correction was performed under Nolan's supervision, and the master went through numerous passes before he was satisfied with the image. At Nolan's express direction, the disc was mastered with a much higher average bitrate than is typical of Warner's major new titles—specifically, 33.26 Mbps, with peaks that reach substantially higher."

I wonder why he felt the need to fiddle with it? If it looked fine for theaters, why wouldn't it be fine for home viewing?
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« Reply #2096 on: January 31, 2018, 08:47:03 PM »

Bleeder (Nicolas Winding Refn):
Amazing! Well known around here, I guess.

My least favourite Refn but I'm still not really sure as to why.
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« Reply #2097 on: February 01, 2018, 02:14:40 AM »

Bleeder may be my favorite but I've only seen the Pusher films once each. I wish all of them would get U.S. blu-ray releases.

I've got a used copy of The Burning on the way. Looking forward to seeing the climax in High Definition! I can't remember if it's a head-splitting or a head explosion. Either way, it's awesome.
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« Reply #2098 on: February 01, 2018, 02:31:59 AM »

I don't give a shit about the surprises etc cus I'm into actual death etc, but can anyone PM me the plot, or ruin it here I don't care, for that Hereditary movie, I need to see if I have to actively stand against whatever fucking point it's trying to make.  Is it genetic propaganda or just useless made up ghost shit?
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« Reply #2099 on: February 01, 2018, 02:46:13 AM »

Bleeder may be my favorite but I've only seen the Pusher films once each. I wish all of them would get U.S. blu-ray releases.

The Pusher trilogy just gets more brutal with each installment. The third one might be the best.
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