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Author Topic: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.  (Read 800960 times)
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« Reply #2925 on: April 08, 2020, 09:18:26 AM »

Black Jack (1968, Gianfranco Baldanello)
Spaghetti western. Bleak and nihilistic with brutal plot. Unfortunately directing and acting aren't very good and I'd like more graphic violence. Worth seeing if you're into the genre.

Cemetery Without Crosses (1969, Robert Hossein)
Italo-French co-production so it's more like spaghetti w/ camembert western, eh. This is actually very good. More meditative, if you like, while taking a plunge into a hopeless circle of revenge. I read that Sergio Leone directed one scene. Highly recommended!

The Last Horror Film (1982, David Winters)
Oddball horror/sleaze comedy film within a film within a film etc. Recommended for its weirdness.
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« Reply #2926 on: April 08, 2020, 08:23:19 PM »

The Disapperance (Stuart Copper, 1977) - Slow-burning 70s neo-noir with great cast (Donald Sutherland, David Hemmings, John Hurt, Christopher Plummer... ), editing and locations. I’ve had Cronenberg on the mind lately and while this certainly is nothing like one of his films, it does satiate the need for that frozen Montréal Brutalism of his early features (and make one wonder why Donald Sutherland was never in any of them).

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Philip Kaufman, 1978) - I haven't seen the 2007 version but there is no way that this 1978 effort isn't the definitive take. Miles ahead of the 1956 version. It's damn near perfect.

You've seen Klute right? That's my favorite Donald Sutherland film, with Invasion being a close second. Will have to check out The Disappearance though.

And Aguirre has got to be in the top 10 best films ever made, if not top 5?
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« Reply #2927 on: April 08, 2020, 09:14:55 PM »

The Disapperance (Stuart Copper, 1977) - Slow-burning 70s neo-noir with great cast (Donald Sutherland, David Hemmings, John Hurt, Christopher Plummer... ), editing and locations. I’ve had Cronenberg on the mind lately and while this certainly is nothing like one of his films, it does satiate the need for that frozen Montréal Brutalism of his early features (and make one wonder why Donald Sutherland was never in any of them).

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Philip Kaufman, 1978) - I haven't seen the 2007 version but there is no way that this 1978 effort isn't the definitive take. Miles ahead of the 1956 version. It's damn near perfect.

You've seen Klute right?

No, but it was a tossup between that and The Disappearance the other night. Will definitely do Klute soon, and a rewatch of Don't Look Now.

Edit: I later found out that there are 3 different cuts of The Diseapparance, with the best cut being on the Twilight Time reissue. I just randomly (luckily) happened to have that cut.
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« Reply #2928 on: April 10, 2020, 07:51:33 PM »

started Hammer House of Horror (TV Series )

I like it - it's not gory or anything - more like suspenseful/scary stuff that isn't too campy

Thanks for the heads up. Have had it in mind for some time.
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« Reply #2929 on: April 10, 2020, 09:42:33 PM »

Finally saw that last Star Wars movie out of sheer boredom last night. What an “average” movie - ie not great, not terrible, not anything I’d even need to think about ever again. Totally uninteresting. I am not one of these nuts who gets “upset” about franchises. I loved Star Wars when I was a kid and am totally ambivalent now.

The Valhalla Murders - pretty cool Icelandic crime show on the ol’ Netflix. I’m enjoying it.

Westworld Season 3 - Season 2 was so boring I didn’t even want to bother but my wife wanted to.... actually kind of interesting after a couple of episodes.
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« Reply #2930 on: April 11, 2020, 10:40:57 AM »

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Philip Kaufman, 1978) - I haven't seen the 2007 version but there is no way that this 1978 effort isn't the definitive take. Miles ahead of the 1956 version. It's damn near perfect.

don't forget abel ferrara's attempt. worth a look
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« Reply #2931 on: April 11, 2020, 07:40:14 PM »

Watched Clive Barkers The Plague last night and i liked it,all pre-9 year olds fall into coma and wake up 10 years later...
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« Reply #2932 on: April 12, 2020, 12:21:02 PM »

Seven Psychopaths - somehow passed me by until now but I like the mix of Christopher Walken and OTT violence. Bit of a second division Tarantino-style film, the comical bits get a bit much but the comes-full-circle narrative keeps it interesting and it's an easy watch.

Lucky Number Slevin - another one that passed me by and wish I hadn't bothered. Not a good outing for anyone involved.

The Magnificent Seven (2016 version) - so apparently this got re-made huh? The first two acts passed me by to be honest but the final showdown was worthwhile in the end. Not memorable for the actors involved except maybe Pvt. Pyle, but the sheer volume of casualties and bodies falling off horses and buildings and getting arrowed was fun.

By pure coincidence I've spotted a trend so might watch Se7en tonight to keep it going.
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« Reply #2933 on: April 15, 2020, 07:49:58 PM »

Got 3 free Mubi 7 day memberships. Howl out if you want one. Lot's of good films running at the moment.

Seven Psychopaths is a quite good psycho action romp. Director Martin McDonagh have so far only produced solid films in my opinon.  

On another note.. Sure miss Keith's insight and film recommendations here. Film thread got a bit weak after him.
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« Reply #2934 on: April 20, 2020, 07:19:01 PM »

Deep Water (1981) 7/10
The Lobster 4/10
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« Reply #2935 on: April 21, 2020, 10:28:04 AM »

Men Behind the Sun ( 1988 Tun Fei Mou )

Japanese terror camp using Maruta as guinea pigs. 6/10


Threads (1984 Mick Jackson)

Nuclear holocaust. 8/10


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« Reply #2936 on: April 21, 2020, 07:00:16 PM »

Stalker [dir. Andrei Tarkovsky, 1979] - I had the rare pleasure last night of having the time and space to watch a long movie without interruption and the energy to do it. This was my first viewing of the Criterion Blu-Ray and compared to my memory of the Kino DVD I had it looks 100x times better. Not sure why that DVD version has held a high value since the Criterion release because this can't be beat visually. My fourth (fifth?) viewing of the film, I like it better now than ever. Despite being dialogue heavy I think you could watch it without subtitles and still enjoy it immensely because the visuals are second to none. as of this morning I could say it's maybe in my top 3 films, definitely top 5.
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« Reply #2937 on: April 21, 2020, 09:53:01 PM »

Men Behind the Sun ( 1988 Tun Fei Mou )

Japanese terror camp using Maruta as guinea pigs. 6/10


Threads (1984 Mick Jackson)

Nuclear holocaust. 8/10




Threads is an all time favorite. Picked up the Blu-Ray recently. Been a while since I watched that one, but plenty of rough scenes and overall great atmosphere of desperation and despair. Interested to check out similar films such as The Day After and The War Game. Many may be familiar with the latter as being the source of many of Discharge’s famous samples.
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« Reply #2938 on: April 21, 2020, 10:08:15 PM »

Also, I believe in honor of the newly announced Criterion release of Come And See there have been some big screen showings of it in the city I live in. Sadly due to work and general life bullshit, I missed all of the screening dates. Would have loved to witness this on the big screen as I only have the Kino DVD release which is not the best quality. Still a killer, but can’t wait for a high quality release. Looks like it’s available for pre-order and will be available in June.
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« Reply #2939 on: April 22, 2020, 02:46:00 AM »

Also, I believe in honor of the newly announced Criterion release of Come And See there have been some big screen showings of it in the city I live in. Sadly due to work and general life bullshit, I missed all of the screening dates. Would have loved to witness this on the big screen as I only have the Kino DVD release which is not the best quality. Still a killer, but can’t wait for a high quality release. Looks like it’s available for pre-order and will be available in June.

Never heard of this one before.  It sounds really interesting.
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