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« Reply #2685 on: June 06, 2019, 03:06:42 PM »

Sounds like Warner Bros didn't allow them to do much beyond remastering the film, as I'm pretty sure the bonus features are all carried over from the old DVD. I'm more into that Alice Sweet Alice release they announced.
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« Reply #2686 on: June 06, 2019, 03:41:53 PM »

4/5 episodes watched of Chernobyl. This series just rips so hard on all levels.

So good. once I got past everyone speaking English/in English accents I found it so immersive. everyone is expertly cast as well, the main characters being the absolute spitting images of their real life counterparts.
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« Reply #2687 on: June 06, 2019, 04:16:04 PM »

4/5 episodes watched of Chernobyl. This series just rips so hard on all levels.

So good. once I got past everyone speaking English/in English accents I found it so immersive. everyone is expertly cast as well, the main characters being the absolute spitting images of their real life counterparts.

I read this massive twitter thread about how authentic the series was in portraying the USSR in that time period - right down to the kids in school on a Saturday. I also heard a lot of chatter about how much better it was to see normal voices rather than swarthy fake Russian accents used by Western actors. It threw me initially but I think it really added to the series and my enjoyment. Hoping to finish it tonight, it was a real treat. Would love to see more HBO stuff greenlit like this about the USSR.
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« Reply #2688 on: June 06, 2019, 08:39:20 PM »

4/5 episodes watched of Chernobyl. This series just rips so hard on all levels.

So good. once I got past everyone speaking English/in English accents I found it so immersive. everyone is expertly cast as well, the main characters being the absolute spitting images of their real life counterparts.

I read this massive twitter thread about how authentic the series was in portraying the USSR in that time period - right down to the kids in school on a Saturday. I also heard a lot of chatter about how much better it was to see normal voices rather than swarthy fake Russian accents used by Western actors. It threw me initially but I think it really added to the series and my enjoyment. Hoping to finish it tonight, it was a real treat. Would love to see more HBO stuff greenlit like this about the USSR.

they didn't get everything right, but for what it's worth i think this article is hugely unfair to the series, which was great

https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/what-hbos-chernobyl-got-right-and-what-it-got-terribly-wrong
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« Reply #2689 on: June 07, 2019, 01:31:43 PM »

they didn't get everything right, but for what it's worth i think this article is hugely unfair to the series, which was great

https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/what-hbos-chernobyl-got-right-and-what-it-got-terribly-wrong

Thanks for sharing this - just finished the series last night, seems a little over-analytical given that you know, it’s a television show and there has to be some room for artistic license/making the story flow -  Khomyuk was a composite character so I found the criticisms of her really amusing given you know, she didn’t exist! Quite frankly I loved every second of this series.
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« Reply #2690 on: June 07, 2019, 03:51:01 PM »

finally wrapping up the Hellraiser series, which has been goddamn painful for the last few. I guess the Cenobites are real because I feel tortured.

Monday night was "Hellraiser: Deader". between this and "Hellraiser: Hellseeker" it's hard to say which is worse but this was absolute trash. there were some good tits but otherwise it's painfully boring. my friend and I couldn't stay awake. filmed in Romania immediately before "Hellraiser: Hellword", which we watched last night. It was dumb as sin but at least fun. cool to see Lance Henriksen, the main chick was like a knock-off Sarah Chalke, and a young Henry Cavill (aka Superman) gets blown by an almost definite tranny. a big step up from the last two movies.


between those two shit-shows I watched the highly enjoyable "Female Convict Scorpion: Jailhouse 41" which was a feast for the eyes. not as violent or as titty filled as the first "Female Convict Scorpion", but visually it's amazing and the tone is even darker. recommended!
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« Reply #2691 on: June 07, 2019, 10:34:02 PM »

Sounds like Warner Bros didn't allow them to do much beyond remastering the film, as I'm pretty sure the bonus features are all carried over from the old DVD. I'm more into that Alice Sweet Alice release they announced.

Until a review comes out of the Arrow release, it's all speculation but if Arrow were able to transfer & remaster Cruising so it's the version that was originally released in theaters, they would have said so already, I'm guessing. I haven't watched the dvd in a long time so only remember the monkeying with the dance scene in the club.

Alice Sweet Alice is one I'm on the fence about. It's too long but that fat guy is really creepy. I'll probably grab it during a sale.

Just read a review of the new release of Fulci's romance film, New York Ripper. The screenshots look great! Sure hope Blue Underground announce Dead & Buried soon...
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« Reply #2692 on: June 09, 2019, 09:20:41 PM »

Ride the Whirlwind - Shot back to back with "The Shooting" (that I like a lot and will revisit soon) by Monte Hellman with a young Jack Nicholson on both this is less avant garde and more subdued. At face value it seems like an ordinary western, one more akin to spaghetty ones than the classic americans, more on the realm of Peckinpah than Ford I guess, but the emphasys on the "dead times" (cowboys pissing, eating beans, going up or down hills and playing checkers) establishes a more observational view to it. It is nihilistic without being grim and sober, nothing is learned and no one is saved, shit happens and there is no time for drama. The gunfights are never exciting, the hints of backstories never go further and the conflicts stay dead on the surface, things happen and people die and people run around clueless but this is all shown without ceremony and pomp. It will never be a classic but it is a great movie that will enrichen your experience as a viewer if you have patience and leave your guards down.
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« Reply #2693 on: June 10, 2019, 02:00:08 AM »

Venom - I did a lot of work in my garden and wanted something mindless after - it was literally unbelievable how shitty this fucking dumb movie was. Zero stars.

Fyre Fest doc on Netflix - should probably post in the documentaries thread but A+

Killing Eve - started watching Season II, forgot most of what happened and am re-watching Season I.
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« Reply #2694 on: June 10, 2019, 06:45:25 PM »

hah i enjoyed venom. i mean yeah it's shit. enjoyed it tho.

i watched the new brian de palma movie called domino. absolute sewage.
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« Reply #2695 on: June 10, 2019, 08:04:19 PM »

hah i enjoyed venom. i mean yeah it's shit. enjoyed it tho.

i watched the new brian de palma movie called domino. absolute sewage.

I have a Brian de Palma movie I think it's called passion or something on those lines.  It has nomi rapace in it jesus is it awful and she got a horse face.

On topic watched the Gore trilogy. Goregasm, Goreritca and Gorewhore.  All great sleazy good times
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« Reply #2696 on: June 10, 2019, 10:01:46 PM »

The Lost Weekend - Very good tho a little dated, a little more on the melodrama side that I would appreciate and the drunkard is too pompous most of the time but still, Wilder can not make a bad movie. Must have been a gut punch on the 40's.

¿Quién Puede Matar a un Niño? - Ushered to the top of the "to watch" list in occasion of Narciso Ibáñez Serrador death, this is a masterpiece, and should be remembered among the greatest or at least second tier. My only problem with the movie is that the male protagonist doesn't seem too believable when they get to the island and he just doesn't get the fuck out of there and/or stay at all times with his pregnant wife but it was the way that the filmmakers choose to keep the plot going and since after that things get so terrific I can let that slide aside.
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« Reply #2697 on: June 11, 2019, 08:08:24 PM »

Finally finished "The Fall" series from the BBC. only 18 episodes all together over three seasons but it took me 18 months. I really liked the way it ended and generally thought the last season was the best although that's apparently an unpopular opinion. Gillian Anderson remains incredibly hot and pleasant to watch as she tracks down a serial killer. I assume at the very least the first season would appeal to many people here.
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« Reply #2698 on: June 12, 2019, 03:01:47 AM »

I enjoyed The Fall immensely - I liked all seasons of it. Gillian Anderson was great in it.

Started Season 3 of The Handmaids Tale tonight. I really enjoyed the book in high school where it was in the curriculum and re-read it a few years ago, I didn’t know if I’d enjoy the seasons after the ending of the book where it’s taken on its own life but I really am.
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« Reply #2699 on: June 12, 2019, 03:08:57 PM »

I enjoyed The Fall immensely - I liked all seasons of it. Gillian Anderson was great in it.

Started Season 3 of The Handmaids Tale tonight. I really enjoyed the book in high school where it was in the curriculum and re-read it a few years ago, I didn’t know if I’d enjoy the seasons after the ending of the book where it’s taken on its own life but I really am.

Re The Handmaid's Tale - I really enjoyed the first season and felt they should have ended it there. but when that much praise and money is getting thrown your way I guess it hard not to do another season? The second season was okay for a while but by the end I couldn't stand the main character. every time I saw her dumb face it just made me mad. and I thought the ending was ridiculous. but my girlfriend loved it and is currently really enjoying the new season so what do I know?
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