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Author Topic: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.  (Read 642926 times)
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« Reply #2430 on: December 11, 2018, 12:55:38 PM »

Someone had mentioned Alberto Cavallone some time ago. I didnt know the director -not that i know many anyway- , googled and downloaded a movie of his to watch, Man, Woman and Beast. I now have a 55 TV, got rid of the old smaller with the noisy speakers, so started to watch movies i have in my drive unwatched since god knows when. Yesterday, it was this. Man, this is so good ! True cinema ! Seems he did everything, story, direction, montage -which at certain scenes takes the movie to another level- . We watch some days in a village, sick -or quite often- situations happening behind closed doors, you know, families. Beautiful women with hairy pussies, sex, symbolism -dont ask me what, dont know, but there is, plenty- , art in art. Music is very good too, mostly covers of well known themes, totally fit. The end was really ecstatic.

Not often i watch / listen something that makes me wanna check everything else he did. Happened with this movie.
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« Reply #2431 on: December 12, 2018, 10:26:08 PM »

I caught Argento's Inferno not too long ago for my second-ever viewing since vhs. I didn't like it at all. It feels to me like a film that was really low budget & trying to be a Argento production.

Opera is one of my fave's & I've been holding off picking up the blu from Scorpion as they are doing a special ed. with, at least, another version (some sort of Cannes edit) plus will have the Italian soundtrack. I think I saw that  it has being sent off to replication so, maybe, release will be in Jan. via Ronin Flix. I have Argento's other films as sp.ed.'s so gotta have this one too. Sure hope it holds up to what I remember. The needles under the eyes is so fucked! The bullet-keyhole is pretty awesome, as well.

Fans of Creepshow should not hesitate to pick up the Scream Factory blu. It's pretty awesome. The only issue is the default audio track is 5.1 & there is something weird about the pitch. Just go with the orig. mono track. The film is great fun.

Arrow is releasing Audition in the U.S. in February. Definitely looking forward to that.
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« Reply #2432 on: December 13, 2018, 08:37:12 AM »

Currently watching The Children (1980).  Never fully watched this one due to the shitty job Troma did with it.  So far the Vinegar Syndrome version kills it.  It does mention some parts had to be taken from a different print due to some damaged elements.  Zombie kids with black nail polish caused by a cloud of yellow smoke making anyone they touch burn to death.  Did notice a decent amount of print damage and color changes on some scenes but still looks great compared to the terrible transfers out there.  Cool new artwork with slip-case as well.

Savage Weekend.  This one was ok but didn't really hold my interest that much.  I've actually never seen this one before.  William Sanderson plays his usual dim-witted hillbilly character and it has some decent kill scenes.  Most of the characters suck.  Kino Lober did an ok job with the transfer but nothing amazing.

Absurd.  I remember watching the MYA version called Horrible and didn't really like it.  Severin did a great job and I enjoyed it this time around. George Eastman plays off his Anthropophagus type character well even though it's not a sequel at all.  Edmund Purdom from Pieces plays the priest trying to stop him.  Interviews with George Eastman, Joe D'Amato and a random biker from the movie.  Also comes with a CD of the soundtrack.

Porno Holocaust.  Totally retarded and useless Blu-Ray but I bought it anyway.  The transfer is probably as good as it's ever going to look, complete with Mark Shannon's genital warts in HD.  The radioactive "zombie" is fucking hilarious.  Decent interview with Mark Shannon who died earlier this year called "The Real Italian Stallion."  And a interview with George Eastman.  It made me re-watch Erotic Nights Of The Living Dead, but I only have the Shriek Show DVD.  I don't think I'll be double dipping (no pun intended) on the blu-ray which I believe is already out of print.

Dead Beat At Dawn.  Arrow did an incredible job.  The movie has never looked better.  One of my favorites.  Filled with a ton of extras, some of them are missing that were on the Synapse DVD but the transfer more than makes up for it.  Comes with a really nice booklet and slipcase as well.

Can't wait for Severin to start shipping the Blu-Ray of All The Colors Of The Dark and All The Colors Of Giallo boxset.  Hopefully it's within this week or next
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« Reply #2433 on: December 17, 2018, 05:55:28 PM »

finally binged The Punisher on Netflix. I'm not a comic guy at all, so I went with no expectations and I thought it was pretty awesome. some decent kills for what it was, thought the acting was strong. looking forward to season 2 which I guess is coming out in Jan 2019
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« Reply #2434 on: December 17, 2018, 10:13:05 PM »

loved the new lars von trier serial killer movie
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« Reply #2435 on: December 19, 2018, 05:58:45 PM »

loved the new lars von trier serial killer movie
it was really good!
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« Reply #2436 on: December 20, 2018, 08:53:03 AM »

Just watched jack by lars von trier
- I found it a really funny film the art references the references to different serial killers etc the narration, the story -the ending
It dragged in parts but who cares -
It was good I might enjoy it more the second time around.
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« Reply #2437 on: December 20, 2018, 09:30:57 AM »

William Friedkin's classic, CRUSING

Love that film!
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« Reply #2438 on: December 28, 2018, 05:04:13 PM »

Bird Box - dumb
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« Reply #2439 on: December 28, 2018, 09:34:48 PM »

Variola Vera (1982) - a hospital is quarantined during the outbreak of smallpox in Belgrade. One of the best disease films I've seen. Well crafted atmosphere of misery and dread, a healthy dose of body horror, detoriation of societal norms in the face of extreme circumstances, a nice ensemble of characters to root for or hate, and a fantastic soundtrack.

Der Fan (1982) - a teenager runs from home to meet her pop singer idol, things end up badly in a completely fucked up way. What makes it especially great is that shock value does not substitute conventional cinematic quality, but complements it. A hidden (?) gem.
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« Reply #2440 on: December 29, 2018, 09:55:50 PM »

Viewing this week starting on Christmas Eve: TALES FROM THE CRYPT (Brit film); BLACK CHRISTMAS & SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT; RE-ANIMATOR & FROM BEYOND; CATHY'S CURSE (director's cut) and last night was Fulci's THE BEYOND.

Blue Underground's new release of MANIAC is on its way. Looking forward to it!
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« Reply #2441 on: December 30, 2018, 12:23:42 AM »

Bird Box - dumb

I was thinking this OK until the last 15 minutes when it completely shit the bed.
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« Reply #2442 on: December 30, 2018, 09:56:03 PM »

Bird Box - dumb

I was thinking this OK until the last 15 minutes when it completely shit the bed.

I was into it until the ending as well. What the fuck? Like that all worked out nicely innit?

A co-worker suggested Derry Girls on Netflix and the first episode was pretty friggin’ funny. Will continue.

My wife has been watching Succession on HBO and wow, what a bunch of spiteful assholes. Every character is a disgusting piece of shit.
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« Reply #2443 on: December 31, 2018, 10:40:16 AM »

yeah, Succession is excellent
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« Reply #2444 on: December 31, 2018, 01:54:28 PM »

Der Fan (1982) - a teenager runs from home to meet her pop singer idol, things end up badly in a completely fucked up way. What makes it especially great is that shock value does not substitute conventional cinematic quality, but complements it. A hidden (?) gem.
I'm surprised this one isn't considered a minor cult classic. Maybe I was looking in the wrong places, but I'd never heard of it before reading House of Psychotic Women and I still rarely see it mentioned despite ticking the boxes for what a lot of people seem to look for in artsier horror movies. Were you already aware of the plot before you saw it? It was kind of an Audition situation for me where the impact was blunted a little by knowing where things were going but I thought it would've been deeply unsettling had I gone in blind.

I just watched Fulci's Aenigma which I liked a lot. Never hear much about his later stuff beyond Cat in the Brain but I loved the nightmarish sequence in the museum, the snail attack, the morgue at the end, and the use of miniatures for shots of the city. The plot's surprisingly tight and like a mix between Carrie and possession movies and the schoolgirl bickering is pretty fun between the dubbing and the already bad enough dialogue.
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