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Old 01-07-2012, 05:44 PM
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Default DON'T OPEN 'TILL CHRISTMAS 1984 Edmund Purdom

Here's another I watched during the festive period,and was glad to see that Mondo Macabro have done a spiffing job of this new dvd release.
The best I've yet seen it,and that includes the past UK releases AND the Austrian XT release.

My favourite of the Santa slashers,this one gets bonus points for typical '80's British sleaze and smut.

A conglomeration of familiar Brit TV and character actors,this one is VERY entertaining indeed.
Look out for UK porn starlet Pat Astley as one of the near victims!

Fans of PIECES will love this as well.

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Old 01-07-2012, 06:11 PM
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I've long been an admirer of this greasy slice of Brit trash. There's just something about the way the English do sleaze (even sleaze-lite, in this case) that always seems a little curdled. I always think that British stuff from around this era - the early to mid-eighties - is really evocative somehow. Desolate, almost claustrophobic. I wanted the killer to turn out to be Boon.
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Old 01-07-2012, 06:12 PM
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This is amongst my fave chrimbo slashers. A bit daft but that's to be expected.
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Old 01-07-2012, 06:45 PM
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Never seen it.
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Old 01-07-2012, 07:19 PM
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Thanks to Reaps I was also able to watch it around Christmas...I'm still recovering...
Think I will be getting the new dvd,also will be doing a little review.
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Old 01-07-2012, 08:52 PM
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directed by purdom himself, massive fan of pieces but thought this was deathly dull, dont why film 2000 version boasts "special christmas edition" as it had no extras
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Old 01-07-2012, 09:35 PM
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I think Purdom was the original director but the producer didn't like his film?
Apparently 3 or more directors re-worked this one which explains why there's so many continuity problems...I wonder what was left of the footage Purdom shot (he also shot footage with some different actors it seems)?
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While it doesn't quite reach the heady heights of PIECES, I enjoyed it a lot, more fun than Silent Night Deadly Night that's for sure.
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Old 01-08-2012, 10:17 AM
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christmas evil still my fave santa slasher
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Old 01-08-2012, 10:22 AM
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Sadly mine didn't arrive till Dec 29th! I'd only ever seen the heavily cut VHS version, so this was a real eye opener. It's complete hatstand logic (or lack of) add to a really enjoyable Brit slasher. And the Mondo Macabro extras - especially the 'making of' documentary are tops
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