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Author Topic: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.  (Read 1544137 times)
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« Reply #2940 on: April 22, 2020, 07:31:40 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.

Follows a young kid who joins the Belarusian partisans during WWII. Far from a standard war flick. Closer to surrealist horror at times. I believe in a lot of scenes live ammunition was used. And while I’m sure it’s been mentioned on this board before, it’s well worth checking out. A proper re-release was long overdue.

Links to two of the recent trailers below. The first is official and I suspect the second may just be a high quality fan made one as it makes no mention of the Criterion release as far as I remember. Could be wrong about that, though. Should give you a good idea of what your’e in for. Highly recommended.

https://youtu.be/QHqtBZVUsxo

https://youtu.be/aGdltVLfbmc

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« Reply #2941 on: April 22, 2020, 03:03:37 PM »

Thanks for the tip on Come and see! Never heard of it, but it seems nothing short of perfect. I first thought it's a new film, but it's already from the 80s. Everything was better back then.

Speaking of which, and on to something completely different, I was a HUGE fan of Queen in my pre-teens and now finally saw Bohemian Rhapsody. It started out alright, but got nauseatingly sentimental towards the end.
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« Reply #2942 on: April 23, 2020, 04:46:06 AM »

Thanks for the tip on Come and see! Never heard of it, but it seems nothing short of perfect. I first thought it's a new film, but it's already from the 80s. Everything was better back then.

Speaking of which, and on to something completely different, I was a HUGE fan of Queen in my pre-teens and now finally saw Bohemian Rhapsody. It started out alright, but got nauseatingly sentimental towards the end.

I was a Queen fan at about that age too, but I didn't care for the movie either.
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« Reply #2943 on: April 27, 2020, 05:00:00 PM »

Saturday my fiance and watched the entire Chernobyl HBO miniseries from last year in one sitting. I don't know what I expected but it was brutal from the start. It's been a decade since my Cold War history classes in college so I couldn't remember a lot of details, so even though I basically know how it resolved (Europe didn't enter nuclear winter) I was still on the edge of my seat so to say for a lot of the stuff between meltdown and finale. I liked that the actors used their regularly accents instead of fake Russian, Ukranian etc. the music was ace. Stellan Skarsgård was a damn pleasure, but so was everyone else. it was also very discomforting how the Russian administration dealt with Chernobyl in comparison to how the US administration is dealing with COVID-19. The State's truth is the only truth the people need right? Also a total accident we watched it into Sunday early morning, which is the anniversary of the meltdown.

Started working through the massive backlog of DVDs and Blurays I own but haven't watched. A lot of them are lousy looking cheap horror reissues I won in a raffle, so I don't even want to watch them. But I've also got Polanski's Repulsion, Kubrick's Barry Lyndon and Lolita and a bunch of Criterion samurai films to watch. luxury problems. so the first two from the unwatched stacks were Carol Reed's Night Train to Munich (1940) and Keita Amemiya's Zeiram 2 (1994).

Night Train to Munich is weird one for two reasons. First, it's almost an alternate version of Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes, sharing the screen writers, Margaret Lockwood and a lot of plot points/aspects. But that actually works out okay. Second, it was written during the very beginning of WWII and filmed during the first year or so. There's repeated casual discussion of concentration camps in a way that makes them seem just fine, because in fact the writers didn't know the extent of what they were at this point. Combined with the "fun romp" tone of the movie it all seems callous or brash, but truly the people involved just didn't know how bad the whole thing was gonna get. So it's a weird vibe. But it's also funny as fuck as there's lots of poking fun at Nazis in a way that feels like a Mel Brooks movie. Rex Harrison is really great and I'll need to check him out in other stuff. So if you want a fun thriller/romp that deals with Nazis, trains and fast talking Brits during the War this is the one for you.

Zeiram 2 equally silly, but for very different reasons. I think the best way to describe Amemiya's films are tokusatsu with occasional hyper-violence. they're not typically gory but there's always seens of extreme bloodspray. it makes for some strange tonal inconsistencies. his ideas and designs are typically very very cool, but you feel like you're watching a kids show a lot of the time. but as a life-long weeb it's pretty easy to appreciate.

Unforgiven well this one ain't new to me but it was for my fiance. My favorite western, she though it was extremely predictable, with mediocre acting and writing. certainly an interesting perspective on a movie that's almost universally acclaimed for its meditation on violence, pathos and nuanced performances. but i'm just getting a little defensive since I absolutely love this movie.
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« Reply #2944 on: April 28, 2020, 03:35:03 AM »

a few recent watches with comments

The Killing Of A Sacred Deer - not bad, quite original
The Creature Walks Among Us - they fuck with this guy again and wonder why he's pissed
Green Room - average thriller, punks play a nazi venue and encounter some violent folks naturally. violence/gore is high
The Shape Of Water - Creature from the Black Lagoon bangs a chick
Moon - one of the better modern sci fi movies
Nosferatu (w/ Kinski) - best vampire movie ever made
Hellraiser 2 - extremely fun and competent sequel
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« Reply #2945 on: April 29, 2020, 03:18:38 PM »

Walker (Alex Cox, 1987) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096409/

Comedically surreal and very dark political satire thinly disguised as western and set in 1850s Nicaragua. And based on true story. Dialogue has a lot of sample material for European heavy electronics artists criticizing US foreign policies. Highly recommended.
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« Reply #2946 on: April 29, 2020, 03:39:56 PM »

Walker (Alex Cox, 1987) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096409/

Comedically surreal and very dark political satire thinly disguised as western and set in 1850s Nicaragua. And based on true story. Dialogue has a lot of sample material for European heavy electronics artists criticizing US foreign policies. Highly recommended.

I was in the perfect mood the first time I watched this and loved it. I'm scared to ever see it again and have it potentially lose its charm.
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« Reply #2947 on: April 29, 2020, 08:56:59 PM »

Waco (Netflix): 4 episodes in, actually fairly impressed with how shitty they make the ATF/FBI look and how sympathetic they are to Koresh. I don’t remember much about it and would definitely follow this up with some reading.

West World Season 3 - fuckin’ hated season two, didn’t really feel inclined to continue but my wife wanted to keep watching, fairly into this season’s Blade Runner inspired plot.

Homeland - kept up with this one since the beginning and finally wrapped it up, can’t say I loved the ending  but I didn’t hate it either. I like the last few episodes they harkened back to the old timey cloak and dagger spy shit rather than just presidential politics.
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« Reply #2948 on: April 29, 2020, 09:06:53 PM »

Waco (Netflix): 4 episodes in, actually fairly impressed with how shitty they make the ATF/FBI look and how sympathetic they are to Koresh. I don’t remember much about it and would definitely follow this up with some reading.

West World Season 3 - fuckin’ hated season two, didn’t really feel inclined to continue but my wife wanted to keep watching, fairly into this season’s Blade Runner inspired plot.

I highly recommended watching Waco: The Rules of Engagement. Excellent documentary. I was watching it every anniversary for a few years.

Westworld... season 1 is incredible. I didn't hate season 2 - there were certainly parts that I didn't like, but there was enough of the good shit to keep me going. I have mixed feelings about season 3 but am glad to watch it every weekend.
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« Reply #2949 on: April 30, 2020, 07:19:08 PM »

So, I think for Walpurgis night, I'll watch Las brujas de Zugarramurdi (Witching & Bitching) again. Will be great fun!
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« Reply #2950 on: May 04, 2020, 03:24:16 PM »

The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh

Murder Obsession
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« Reply #2951 on: May 06, 2020, 03:36:13 PM »

The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh

Murder Obsession

The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh is such a great flick. Have Murder Obsession on my to watch list.

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« Reply #2952 on: May 06, 2020, 04:34:10 PM »

The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh

Murder Obsession

The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh is such a great flick. Have Murder Obsession on my to watch list.



Murder Obsession was okay - I just started to get into/watch Giallo films other than New York Ripper and some Argento stuff

next I plan on watching Torso and The Case of the Bloody Iris next

I have some more in my watch list on Prime - if anybody has any recommendations I'm all ears 
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« Reply #2953 on: May 06, 2020, 05:06:24 PM »

The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh

Murder Obsession

The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh is such a great flick. Have Murder Obsession on my to watch list.



Murder Obsession was okay - I just started to get into/watch Giallo films other than New York Ripper and some Argento stuff

next I plan on watching Torso and The Case of the Bloody Iris next

I have some more in my watch list on Prime - if anybody has any recommendations I'm all ears  

Some of these are definitely better than others.

A Lizard in a Woman's Skin
Amuck!
Black Belly of the Tarantula
Blood and Black Lace
The Case of the Scorpion's Tail
The Psychic
The Red Queen Kills Seven Times
Slaughter Hotel
Spasmo
So Sweet, So Dead
What Have You Done To Solange?
What Have They Done To Your Daughters?
Who Saw Her Die?
Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key
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« Reply #2954 on: May 06, 2020, 05:20:49 PM »

Black Belly of the Tarantula
I love this movie but some people might find it slow and/or dumb. Definitely one to watch twice for max enjoyment. Also Barbara Bouchet is the ultimate giallo girl.

The Red Queen Kills Seven Times
- Another absolute favorite. Barbara Bouchet as the lead is a huge draw.

What Have You Done To Solange?
What Have They Done To Your Daughters?
These two kind of shit all over all other gialli because the writing and plots seem more grounded and also more fucked up. The police procedural influence really helps.

I'd also hugely recommend Fulci's Don't Torture a Duckling which is a rural giallo. And also has Barbara Bouchet.
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