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Old 1st September 2011, 07:22 PM
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Default LONG WEEKEND Colin Eggleston 1977

LONG WEEKEND 1977 Colin Eggleston
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hehe. Mention it and it will appear!

As I was saying, this is by far my favourite film from the list I came away with after watching Not Quite Holllywood. So eerie, love the slow build of suspense, and the final scenes are pitch perfect . . .
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Old 2nd September 2011, 01:07 AM
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Haunted me for years when I saw it as a kid but missed the beginning, so never knew the title. I even wondered if I dreamt it. When I saw it again it was even better than I remembered. I LOVE THIS FILM.
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Old 2nd September 2011, 08:36 AM
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It has been quite a while since I saw this when I watched the remake, a film I like quite a bit but, when I revisited the 1977 original, the atmosphere and overall creepiness really blows the remake out the water. Great film.
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Old 2nd September 2011, 08:46 AM
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Yeah I heard the remake was one of those shot-for-shot jobbies, so not really that interested. Plus Jim Caviezel (or however you spell it!) is such a bland leading man . . .
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It's not really a shot for shot remake in the same vein as Gus Van Sant's Psycho as there are a few more 'crimes against nature' at the beginning, the whole thing with the campervan has a slightly different element and the couple (to the best of my recollection) meet different ends in the remake. Although it's inferior, it is still worth a watch.
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Old 2nd September 2011, 09:00 AM
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I'm sure it will end up on tv at some point . . .
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a great little film, and one of few childhood memories which lived up to it. recommended!
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Old 2nd September 2011, 11:08 AM
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My favourite genre movie, pitch perfect psychological horror, clelverly written, intensely acted and stylishly directed.

The remake is well enough made but a wasted opportunity, as it would have been far more interesting to add a modern, fresh approach to the whole affair instead of copying it scene by scene.
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Good to see this film is held in such high esteem.
For atmosphere it's hard to whack,and the protagonists deserve what they get.

Remake?

Coudn't lace the original's boots!
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