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« Reply #2640 on: May 15, 2019, 02:58:25 PM »

Saw "The Hole In The Ground" the other day - sucked.
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« Reply #2641 on: May 16, 2019, 01:17:14 AM »

A few nights ago, it was The Raid: Redemption & before that was Dragged Across Concrete.

T.R. is almost non-stop violent mayhem in an Indonesian high rise apartment complex controlled by a drug gang. I have the second film but it's the censored, R-rated cut. The uncut version has only been released in the UK of all places. If it's as intense as the first film, I'll have to import a copy.

D.A.C. is a bit too long & isn't a great as some believe but it ain't bad. It's doesn't FEEL long, I don't recall being bored at any point. Mel Gibson does a good job & the final 30 minutes or so is pretty good but the very last scene is useless. I may have to check out the director's second film starring Vince Vaughn if I can find it cheap.
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« Reply #2642 on: May 16, 2019, 03:47:13 AM »



D.A.C. is a bit too long & isn't a great as some believe but it ain't bad. It's doesn't FEEL long, I don't recall being bored at any point. Mel Gibson does a good job & the final 30 minutes or so is pretty good but the very last scene is useless. I may have to check out the director's second film starring Vince Vaughn if I can find it cheap.
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His second film with Vince Vaughn is pretty good. Rented it a while ago when it came it and its worth a viewing.  I really dug Bone Tomahawk with Kurt Russell more and bought it for cheap.  It's a really good and gritty western
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« Reply #2643 on: May 16, 2019, 03:48:07 AM »

D.A.C. is a bit too long & isn't a great as some believe but it ain't bad. It's doesn't FEEL long, I don't recall being bored at any point. Mel Gibson does a good job & the final 30 minutes or so is pretty good but the very last scene is useless. I may have to check out the director's second film starring Vince Vaughn if I can find it cheap.

I am not a guy needing good ends but the end of that movie left me a bitter taste -i would prefer something more fair- and the very last scene made me angry. Got bags, he shared some pieces. Dont bother at all motherfucker. Asshole !
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« Reply #2644 on: May 16, 2019, 03:21:38 PM »

D.A.C. is a bit too long & isn't a great as some believe but it ain't bad. It's doesn't FEEL long, I don't recall being bored at any point. Mel Gibson does a good job & the final 30 minutes or so is pretty good but the very last scene is useless. I may have to check out the director's second film starring Vince Vaughn if I can find it cheap.

I haven't seen DAC yet but Brawl In Cell Block 99 left me with the same "too long but doesn't necessarily feel long" thought. Some good brutality in it.
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« Reply #2645 on: May 16, 2019, 05:36:27 PM »

H6 diary of a serial killer.  Not to gory, focusing more on sadism, highly recommend if you are into sadistic films.  Not one for everyone.
Faces of snuff.  Excellent twisted compilation film of fake snuff very uncomfortable but thats the whole point
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« Reply #2646 on: May 16, 2019, 06:20:09 PM »

last night was a Teruo Ishii double feature. first I re-watched "Screwed" for first time since my original viewing in 2009. I think I must have been very intoxicated when I watched it the first time because what I remembered was very different in focus, although definitely the same movie. Anyways, "Screwed" is an amalgamation of Yoshiharu Tsuge's "Screw Style" (ねじ式 Nejishiki) manga, autobiographical bits about the author and a dash of general weirdness. it's aimless and meandering, but consistently engaging. there's no real violence but lots of nudity and interesting visuals. It's also one of the earlier Tadanobu Asano films, with a much more low-key performance. Overall it was even better than I remembered, but definitely not everyone's cup of tea.

then it was Arrow's re-issue of "Orgies of Edo" from 1969. This one was a blast! Three vignettes taking place in the edo period. basically jidaigeki porno with a sadistic bent. this was much closer to what I though "Horrors of Malformed Men" would be like. each vignette is better than the last but the single best part of the film is during the second one, when a woman asks her protector to find her a hideous monster to sleep with and the guy returns with a big buff black dude to her delight. this guy is literally delivered in a box and has a jungle warrior loin clothe. Japanese racism is best racism.
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« Reply #2647 on: May 16, 2019, 09:09:28 PM »

A few nights ago, it was The Raid: Redemption & before that was Dragged Across Concrete.

T.R. is almost non-stop violent mayhem in an Indonesian high rise apartment complex controlled by a drug gang. I have the second film but it's the censored, R-rated cut. The uncut version has only been released in the UK of all places. If it's as intense as the first film, I'll have to import a copy.

Fantastic film and the sequel is excellent. The story a little more fleshed out but with the same intensity, probably a little more gloss not to its detriment. A feast of violence.
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« Reply #2648 on: May 16, 2019, 10:35:33 PM »

Rosewood Lane- crappy film about a murderous paperboy with supernatural powers stalking Rose McGowan before she transitioned into looking like a monster. The only reason to watch this, maybe, is the director, Victor Salva, is a convicted child fucker. Kinda funny that McGowan worked with him.

"Well, Salva is a convicted and registered sex offender, which might account for some social awkwardness.
 
Yeah, I still don’t really understand the whole story or history there, and I’d rather not, because it’s not really my business. But he’s an incredibly sweet and gentle man, lovely to his crew, and a very hard worker."

https://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/features/2011/08/11/rose-mcgowan-my-life-l-word
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« Reply #2649 on: May 17, 2019, 12:22:55 AM »

A few nights ago, it was The Raid: Redemption & before that was Dragged Across Concrete.

T.R. is almost non-stop violent mayhem in an Indonesian high rise apartment complex controlled by a drug gang. I have the second film but it's the censored, R-rated cut. The uncut version has only been released in the UK of all places. If it's as intense as the first film, I'll have to import a copy.

Fantastic film and the sequel is excellent. The story a little more fleshed out but with the same intensity, probably a little more gloss not to its detriment. A feast of violence.

I only saw the first one and I enjoyed it but also felt guilty because at some point it became boring to me, kinda like "too much of a good thing", by the end it seemed to go by the motions just trying to deliver, deliver, deliver... I really wanted to like it more, same thing happened to "Train to Busan" (unrelated otherwise), shit keeps happening ad nauseam. The "Dredd" movie that came out at the same time (I think) and kinda followed the same formula to The Raid was so much more appreciated by this jaded old man typing and watching it prior to The Raid may have spoiled some of the fun perhaps.
Nowadays I realized that I  really admire a well made 90 minutes genre movie with a couple of great scenes.
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« Reply #2650 on: May 17, 2019, 12:42:16 AM »

...Victor Salva...

It's really fucked up that he keeps working, but then also tells a lot about the industry, seems like he's a friend to Coppola and stuff... I kinda like The first two Jeepers Creepers, haven't seen the third one and he served time for his crimes but then it was 15 months according to Wikipedia, ending on 92 and in 95 he had two movies being released so it seems like he jumped from the cell to the set in no time. His films are low key but also you can see the names attached to them: Jeff Goldbum, Lance Henriksen, Jerry Goldsmith, Disney, Nick Nolte, Eric Roberts and Rose McGowan... idk, Hollywood must be fucked up beyond belief for these people to be ok with this even if only at a superficial level like "it will taint my image" or something.

I know that if I see some other movie of his (and I probably will) I will be on full "pedo hints tracking mode" for the entire duration of it.
"In a 2015 appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience, comedian Barry Crimmins criticized the plot of Powder for implying that a child has power over an adult as representing a veiled or allegorical defense of Salva's history as a sex offender."
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« Reply #2651 on: May 18, 2019, 01:07:35 AM »

The Raid 2- turns out I have seen this before but that didn't ruin anything. This is as much non-stop mayhem as the first film but there are more chances for the viewer to come up for air. Also, this film looks better on Blu-ray than the first film as it is considerably more dreary looking. Unfortunately, the U.S. release of TR2 is censored during the hammer attack on the train & a scene involving a broken bottle. I want to see the uncensored hammer scene as it's pretty intense even with the missing however many seconds. Recommended viewing!
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« Reply #2652 on: May 20, 2019, 03:24:46 PM »

re-watched John Wick I & II, a little refresh before I go see the 3rd one
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« Reply #2653 on: May 20, 2019, 03:25:27 PM »

last night was the Shameless Blu-Ray of "Four Flies on Grey Velvet" by Dario Argento. One of only two films between 1970 and 1987 by Argento I hadn't seen, I was admittedly a little disappointed. Part of it was the transfer which didn't look good to my eyes. Looked like the whole film had a beige filter on it it which made all of the characters look sick and not in a cool way. And the central blackmailing plot was just not very engaging. Maybe I'd like it more after another viewing but I won't be running back to it soon. Compared to Argento's "Phenomena" which I watched for the first time recently (and immediately re-watched), this felt a little half baked and too restrained. BUT the side characters in this film are awesome. The Postman, God & The Professor and the amazingly gay private eye were all a delightful relief from the incredibly boring lead performances.
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« Reply #2654 on: May 20, 2019, 04:19:41 PM »

re-watched John Wick I & II, a little refresh before I go see the 3rd one

I re-watched I which was great, II I saw for the first time recently, pretty underwhelming overall. However I hear the third one is much more entertaining. Not even a bad movie, just like.... this plot is absolutely insane.

I also watched Peppermint at my wife’s suggestion, Jennifer Garner in a John Wick-esque revenge movie, what a piece of shit. Totally boring, overall totally uninteresting.

I hit the last season of Bosch too, now that is a great show. This season was fantastic - I wish more cop shows had this noir/LA vibe to them.
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