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« Reply #2520 on: February 16, 2019, 09:40:11 PM »

Has anyone seen the Japanese film, Vengeance is Mine? Criterion released. I thought I had seen it but the trailer doesn't look familiar at all. It's based on a true story
about a serial killer.

I have the Master of Cinema edition. If you haven't seen the feature I highly recommend it. It is not a gore fest, but a well-developed true crime glider where the violence is hinted, but also fleshed out w explosion. Proper deep-dive acting by Ogata. Criterion transfer should be flawless.
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« Reply #2521 on: February 18, 2019, 07:40:37 AM »

Darkness
Leif Jonker's gory vampire flick. Very enjoyable slice of 90's underground horror nostalgia. Hope this one gets a decent Blu Ray.

Nekromantik
Started re-watching Buttgereit's stuff in chronological order. Don't really need to say much about this here. Should be seen atleast once by everyone though.

Slime City
Sloppy splatter film, and pretty good too. Effects are equally corny and gruesome, lots of spurting goo and dismemberments. Like a budget Street Trash set in a greasy NYC apartment block.

Flower of Flesh and Blood
Great film and best of the series. Recommended.

Antropophagus
Very average film imo, if you're new to D'amato - then Beyond the Darkness is much better. Really, really slow moving and a few cool scenes at the end with George Eastman lurking around and then having a munch on intestines which his co-stars stare on very unconvincingly. The cover art is just a giant spoiler I guess. Best part of the film.

America 3000
Post nuke shitfest from Cannon Films. Ugly chicks, lots of mullets and some dickhead in a Yeti costume. Had no idea what the fuck was happening for the most part.

Caught some mainstream stuff too, Colors, The Bleeder, Escape from Alcatraz..
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« Reply #2522 on: February 22, 2019, 02:26:37 AM »

Mermaid Legend

should be a pretty well known flick, but since I'm generally not a fan of asian cinema it was quite a surprise
a japanese noir revenge thing with supernatural undertones
mostly contemplative and atmosphere-focused
but when the violent sequences break out, they are absolutely exquisite, and their sparsity serves to make them even more efficient
the final standoff is nothing short of iconic
quality filmmaking, two thumbs up!

i remember having watched Evil Dead Trap by the same director some 20 years ago, but it left no lasting impression
maybe revisiting it soon would be a good idea
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« Reply #2523 on: February 24, 2019, 06:48:51 PM »

Deliverance

Saw it yesterday for the first time ever. What an awesome complex flick, never expected the awesome characters and acting. The sound editing movie is SO perfect, the birds chirping/forest sounds build so much suspense and that simple little banjo diddly as the main score fucking rips - whole movie is so slightly creepy/thrilling in a totally unique way. The Appalachian aesthetic/setting is so sick, anyone have  suggestions of other movies that take place in deep Appalachia?
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« Reply #2524 on: February 25, 2019, 04:09:43 PM »

Deliverance

Saw it yesterday for the first time ever. What an awesome complex flick, never expected the awesome characters and acting. The sound editing movie is SO perfect, the birds chirping/forest sounds build so much suspense and that simple little banjo diddly as the main score fucking rips - whole movie is so slightly creepy/thrilling in a totally unique way. The Appalachian aesthetic/setting is so sick, anyone have  suggestions of other movies that take place in deep Appalachia?

Just Before Dawn.  There's a couple different versions out there, hopefully Keith can fill us in one which is the best/most complete available?
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« Reply #2525 on: February 26, 2019, 12:39:58 AM »

The Just Before DawnBlu-ray & dvd's from Code Red (& oop Shriek Show dvd) are uncut. I just read there will be a new release that features some clean-up on an extended cut but there's no extra gore or anything interesting.

Should have All the Colors of the Dark tomorrow & have received Audition (Arrow) along with Sudden Fury (Vinegar Syndrome) but haven't taken a look at them yet. I'm psyched to watch ATCOTD this week!
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« Reply #2526 on: February 27, 2019, 12:47:23 AM »

Scars of Dracula
Hammer. Lee is Dracula. Hard to not like this.

Blood Rage
Surprisingly violent slasher that sits above average. Arrow blu ray is quite good.

The Astro-Zombies
Nonsense for the most part, saved only by Tura Satana.

Evilspeak
Nice blu ray from 88 Films. Really enjoyed this one.
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« Reply #2527 on: February 27, 2019, 04:19:33 PM »

last night was Cronenberg's Shivers, which still holds up quite well. It's a little on the slow side for the first half but once people start getting infected left and right it's real nice. especially a sequence where the main character sees one bizarre sexual pairing after another. as my friend put it, it's live traveling the distant corners of PornHub in person.
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« Reply #2528 on: February 27, 2019, 09:33:06 PM »

watched Lords of Chaos yesterday

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« Reply #2529 on: February 28, 2019, 01:10:33 AM »

watched Lords of Chaos yesterday

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« Reply #2530 on: February 28, 2019, 02:34:53 AM »

Scars of Dracula
Hammer. Lee is Dracula. Hard to not like this.

Blood Rage
Surprisingly violent slasher that sits above average. Arrow blu ray is quite good.

The Astro-Zombies
Nonsense for the most part, saved only by Tura Satana.

Evilspeak
Nice blu ray from 88 Films. Really enjoyed this one.

Evilspeak is pure classic in my book. Still holds up today and the lead Clint Howard shines at times magnetic. Blood Rage I recall as good as well, but haven't seen it in ages so maybe I should beef up to that Arrow reissue?

Speaking of the happy '80s and type B-movies (I say this in all positive sense as a fan), I managed to krank in a couple of films that I would wholeheartedly recommend to buffs of said age and film frame. Recently caught Eliminators from 1986 directed by the Peter Manoogian. I faintly recall seeing this on vhs pre-internet days, while the next was a newcomer to me. This suit was the 1984 flick Dragonmaster aka Rage War - an anthology sort film with linear narrative which also feasture Manoogian behind the camera. Both totally blew my top lid c-l-e-a-n off. Killer films! Both films are restored recently and should be easy to stalk up. Also caught two other films by the director: Arena anno 1989 and Enemy Territory from 1987. Nothing to write home to your grandmother about these ones, but worth as time kill. One novelity is that the main villain in the latter film is a skinny version of the psycho in Candyman. Cannot for the life of me recall his name, maybe some one here can help me out? And yea... If you are into zombie films and Japan weirdness take a gauck at One cut of the dead. Enjoyed that immensly. Interesting and entertaining twist to the genre. Is all I will say re that card.  

Re the Chaos black metal film all I can say is avoid avoid. Haven't and will not see it. Trailer looks abosolutly shite, harrowing in-bred US Hollywood piss.
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« Reply #2531 on: February 28, 2019, 03:29:37 AM »

Evilspeak is a fucking blast! I love the decapitation-by-sword in the climax with the loud 'woosh' sound effect. The pigs are awesome, as well.

Blood Rage and The Mutilator are must-own's for fans of terrible, gory slashers.

Argento's Opera 3-disc on Scorpion will soon be available via Roninflix but it's pricey at $49.99. There is a single disc bd but it had minor issues that were fixed for the sp.ed. Deep Discount has the cheaper option (or did).
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« Reply #2532 on: March 04, 2019, 04:24:42 PM »

Parasite- Demi Moore first film. shitty b science fiction horror film. nothing special

Contamination- another b science fiction horror film. this one wasn't too bad, the effects were pretty cool with some decent gore

Summer Of 84- been meaning to watch this one for a while now. pretty decent. story moves at a pretty good pace, ending wasn't expected which was good since it wasn't a typical ending
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« Reply #2533 on: March 04, 2019, 05:19:02 PM »

Evilspeak is a fucking blast! I love the decapitation-by-sword in the climax with the loud 'woosh' sound effect. The pigs are awesome, as well.


Oh, yeah the pigs. Plus all the the whole retro computer satanism mumbo jumbo and none the less a very young Clint Howard makes this one pretty special.

ZOMBIO 2 - Sequel to the first zombie movie made in Brazil, trash horror cinema SOV with incredible and not really aiming to be realistic gore effects, but all the more effective and creative because of it. Nudity, sex, violence and stupidity by Petter Baiestorf. Can be seen entirely and subtitled in english on his Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/225099168

BIRDEMIC - Useless crap. I just don't like how it feels to me it was made to be consumed by people who like to feel superior to "bad movies", to me it seems clearly intentional and calculated that spoils any fun that you can get from watching real a "so bad it's good" movie.

LORDS OF CHAOS - Sorry guys but I had lots of fun with it, the death scenes are really good in execution/context and the churches burning get almost celebratory (in contrast to the deaths), all the nerdy headbanger details are very nice and I am ok with it's choices of how to handle the story and don't really care if this doesn't show everything exactly how it happened, for what it is is quite good, surprised me a lot and it always bring a smile to my face any Varg trolling. Keep repeating to yourself... It's only a movie... it's onl ya movie...

PIG - Good short by Nico B and co-directed (and acted/with music from) the great Rozz Williams. Kinda Begottenish and heavy handed on the images/symbols and how it deals with it but the sinister overal feeling and collage/cut up atmosphere is very nice.

WITHIN THE WOODS - I don't really know why it took me decades to watch the short that preceeded my favorite movie ever. The youtube image is horrible (and it seems like there's nothing much better available?) but for people that love Evil Dead there is plenty of interesting things. By itself it is fine but I can't really detach it from it's context.
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« Reply #2534 on: March 15, 2019, 03:31:18 AM »

OVERLORD - Well, it was ok I guess, not bad not great action horror in WWII.

ELLE - Ooooooooooh sheeeeeeeeeeeit... This one is great. Masterpiece great, jam packed with charming whatafuckery, every 30 minutes I had to look at the duration because it felt like a whole 2 hour movied passed thru the screen but Verhoeven is such a master that it never feels rushed or a chore, it's easy to follow and at the same time it seems like I knew nothing and everything could happen but then when it happens it feels just right even if it's very wrong, I don't know... Mind bending without having anything fantastic (as in fantasy/scifi/horror...), done with such a craft and the performances are wonderful, Isabelle Huppert is beyond this realm. I really have to catch up with Verhoeven career prior Flesh + Blood and post Starship Troopers, he is one of the greats.

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