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Nosferatu@Cult Labs 26th June 2022 09:42 AM

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What did you think of the remake, Mr.B?

I thought it was better than the original.

I also thought Franck Khalfoun's Maniac remake was superior to William Lustig's. It is more unsettling and uncomfortable to watch, and Elijah Wood really surprised me with his intense central performance.

Demdike@Cult Labs 26th June 2022 10:43 AM

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Wolfen (1981)

An intriguing, thoughtful, ever so slightly classy, occasionally gory, yet not remotely scary horror film about an intelligent breed of mutant killer wolves with special tracking abilities running wild in New York city as cop Albert Finney investigates.

One of those films that has an eco message, correlating the plight of the native American Indian to the wolves violent acts, although it's not particularly heavy handed. The film boasts excellent optical effects with subjective camera work denoting the wolves point of view as they go hunting human prey among the run down buildings and most notably, bridges across the city and it comes across as very refreshing, rather innovative and most of all extremely memorable as well as being damned sexy looking in HD.

One of the great 80's horror films.

MrBarlow 26th June 2022 07:26 PM

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Cross Of The Devil. 1975.

A novelist travels to Spain to visit his sister and finds out she had been murdered by a gang of devil worshipers.

British born Director John Gilling of The Reptile, Plague Of Zombies and The Mummy's Shroud made tis his last film and able to capture some nice Spanish Gothic element in this film. This seemed to have a very slow start but as it goes on the film does get better and more intriguing, even if it does have a low budget look, the acting from everyone involved was top notch with a bit of twist and last 30 minutes or so was nicely executed.

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Demdike@Cult Labs 26th June 2022 09:46 PM

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The Monuments Men (2014)

Not your typical war film!

This true story is a quiet, understated tale about a small task force of soldiers who have to try and save Europe's art treasures before the Nazi's steal or destroy them all.

Despite the fact there is practically no action whatsoever, which is fairly radical for a film set in the last months of WW2, it's still an interesting and attention grabbing piece which is nicely acted to the point of underplaying by it's top notch cast of George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Cate Blanchett, Jean Dujardin, Hugh Bonneville and the excellent Bob Balaban.

I always enjoy it and would recommend it to those who want something a little different in their war time set thrillers. I was delighted to pick it up on Blu from Poundland a while back.

Demoncrat 26th June 2022 10:45 PM

Hawkeye (1988, Leo Fong)

A film set in Las Vegas that isn't by the Breen?
Buddy caper, when two mismatched plods are jammed together and are saddled with a no hope case. No sleeping at the back!!
This leads to murky mayhem (bad print, night shoots galore :lol: ETC) and then some. The mayor's on their ass and they better get results :laugh:
Ahem. At least with Samurai Cop you can see what's happening.
It has it all, boom in shot, stilted dialogue (when you can hear it). Sigh.

MrBarlow 26th June 2022 10:50 PM

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The Reincarnation Of Isabel. 1973.

In 1300 Isabella is tortured and burned for being a witch, several hundred years later a small group of people arrive at a castle unbeknownst to them in the cellar is Isabella's remains and her servants who want her brought back with sacrificing a certain member of the party.

This was a strange film, it has all the hallmarks to the Eurosleaze stuff from nudity, girl on girl action, it doesn't seem to be well written or directed, it does have the dark Gothic toned castle, yet for some reason I found this entertaining.

Even at the start of the film there is a nice setting of a naked woman with a gaping hole in her chest, a cloaked figure getting ready to offer a sacrifice on a well created set piece, who ever designed the set did do a decent job and shown with some good cinematography and a great eerie background score, at times the plot seems to go off rails and back on again. Think this is one of those films to watch every so often.

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Demoncrat 27th June 2022 08:09 AM

The Unexpected Bar Mitvah (2014, Chip Rosetti)

I'll watch most things. Whether I like them or not at the end is a crap shoot.
This being one of the Xtian flicks I picked up due to not being able to sell them in the shop. This one though. A Jewish family move to the Bible Belt for the father's new job. Their son then starts to have dreams about the Jesus.
Oy vey already. Told flatly and matter of factly :rolleyes::lol: this heartwarming tale rivals Triumph Of The Will for even handedness :laugh:
They also put the boot into Harry Potter for good measure :lol:
For me, the real message of this film is how fairytales are used to divide us, not bring us together.

Next!!!

MrBarlow 27th June 2022 07:09 PM

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Contaminated man. 2000.

In 1986 David Whitman came home and contaminated his wife and daughter, years later in Budapest Joseph Muller is a carrier for a deadly disease. David leads a Hazmat team and search for Joseph believing he is innocent. A team of Counter Terrorists believe Joseph is intentionally killing people.

William Hurt stars as David, troubled by his past involving his family and left to clean up everyone's else's mistakes and mess while trying to keep people around him safe. Peter Weller stars as a disgruntled employee who is exposed to some toxin that kills people in under a hour or so. Natascha McElhone plays the person sent into investigate what happened at the plant and who was exposed and to what. With films like these there is always a prick and in this it's Michael Brandon who everyone just seems to want his face punched and plays a decent part as the government agent.

Some parts of this, I don't know if it was last minute changes or the writers trying to be creative but it's like the disease was changing and rapidly killing people quicker as the film went on. Anthony Hickox did try and make it decent but seemed to last longer than need be, second time I have seen this and a bit better this time round but not by much.

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MrBarlow 27th June 2022 09:20 PM

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A Serbian Film. 2010

I think we all know the plot to this but to recap, Milo a out of work porn star agrees to be in a "art movie" but finds out he is appearing in a snuff movie.

I saw this film a few years back and was edited down and felt totally wrong watching it, I got no idea what possessed me to download it and watch it again in it's full uncut glory, think i uttered the words "Sick F@:K" a lot that I lost count and "It's Only A Movie". I know some of us like extreme violence but this does go beyond extreme, yeah we want the bad guys to suffer and karma does follow but this film puts the term "Skull F@:K" to it's use.

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SymbioticFunction 28th June 2022 12:36 AM

Watched the UK blu-ray of Happy Birthday To Me. Despite the weirdly long running time, my wife and I were quite enjoying ourselves until it got to the Scooby Doo revelation at the end. Absolute film killer moment. Am going to my local Cex tomorrow to swap it for a bd copy of Joe Dante's Matinee (which we also haven't seen before). btw I feel the same 'film killer' way about the twist ending on Switchblade Romance.

Nosferatu@Cult Labs 28th June 2022 08:58 AM

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Originally Posted by SymbioticFunction (Post 672438)
Watched the UK blu-ray of Happy Birthday To Me. Despite the weirdly long running time, my wife and I were quite enjoying ourselves until it got to the Scooby Doo revelation at the end. Absolute film killer moment. Am going to my local Cex tomorrow to swap it for a bd copy of Joe Dante's Matinee (which we also haven't seen before). btw I feel the same 'film killer' way about the twist ending on Switchblade Romance.

I like both Happy Birthday to Me and Switchblade Romance. As far as I'm concerned, the endings are just as satisfying and fitting as A Tale of Two Sisters, Friday the 13th, and The Others.

I know a lot of people feel differently though, especially about Switchblade Romance.

Demdike@Cult Labs 28th June 2022 12:04 PM

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I'll Always Know What you did Last Summer. (2006)

I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer came as a nice surprise to me when i saw it for the very first time over a decade ago.

The film is set in a Colorado ski resort in the summertime and this makes a nice change. The director makes good use of the deserted ski lifts to add extra suspense and the mountainous location work adds bonus points for me.

Despite it being a second sequel none of the characters from the first two films show up, probably due to budgetary reasons, but this wasn't a problem, the cast of unknowns are an amiable lot, meaning you don't wish all of them dead from the first minute. The film ups the gore ante with a few nice bloody kills, the first two films were rather restrained in this area despite having an original slasher movie killer in the fisherman with his nasty hook. Plot wise, the film has a few tweaks but it follows the general ideas of the first film. Had they taken the Fishermen further it would have been interesting to see which direction he would have headed as in this film he does appear to be more putrefying zombie ala Jason Vorhees from Friday the 13th Part 6 onwards than any sort of human.

To sum it up. I'll Always Know What you did Last Summer won't change your world, nor will it go down as a great slasher film, however if you feel starved of multiple murders and slashed throats then it might just entertain you for a couple of hours.

The newish 88 Films Blu-ray looks okay but isn't a patch image wise on the two bigger budget installments that came previously.

Dave Boy 28th June 2022 03:40 PM

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MORBIUS (2022)

Sony Marvel's box office bomb!
To be honest, this movie could have been about any vampire. There is really no conection to the Marvel movies at all. The name Michael Morbius, a brief mention of a School For Gifted Children and a confusing mid credits scene involving The Vulture sent to Morbius world after events in Doctor Strange 2 and that's it.
So, it was actually quite refreshing. I had no problem with the movie and thought it was good. There were some scenes with close ups of Morbius face that looked straight out of the comics and I thought that was was really cool.
Due to box office failings a I doubt there will be a sequel although there could be a team up at some point in other movies.

Nordicdusk 28th June 2022 05:42 PM

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During a break in at on old womans house the thieves find an ancient lamp but inside there is a Genie that escapes and kills the 3 intruders before returning to the lamp for the next person that runs the lamp and makes a wish. After the investigation on the house is complete the lamp makes its way to a local museum to be studied. The daughter if the museum owner tempers with the lamp and releases the genie but instead of granting wishes he possesses the teenager. While on a school trip at the museum she invites some of her friends and boyfriends to spend the night in the museum but this isn't some regular sleepover she only has murder on her mind.

I was pleasantly surprised by this one i wasn't expecting much at all especially when it started and the acting was so bad and i think the voice track was out of sync for some of the characters not all just some or maybe there discovered a very rare type of bad acting that tricks your mind into thinking they are out of sync :lol:

Even while i was watching this i couldn't exactly pin point why i was having so much fun with it i mean most of the kills the camera cuts away to a blood splatter i think there was maybe one time i saw a full kill without any cut away and that was nothing special but still it took nothing away from the fun. At times there was some great music and some great use of colour mainly during the kills the makeup effect looked pretty good and the Creature/Genie was pretty decent too so im surprised they didnt show the kills a bit better.

Fun film despite its short comings.

MrBarlow 28th June 2022 06:01 PM

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During a break in at on old womans house the thieves find an ancient lamp but inside there is a Genie that escapes and kills the 3 intruders before returning to the lamp for the next person that runs the lamp and makes a wish. After the investigation on the house is complete the lamp makes its way to a local museum to be studied. The daughter if the museum owner tempers with the lamp and releases the genie but instead of granting wishes he possesses the teenager. While on a school trip at the museum she invites some of her friends and boyfriends to spend the night in the museum but this isn't some regular sleepover she only has murder on her mind.

I was pleasantly surprised by this one i wasn't expecting much at all especially when it started and the acting was so bad and i think the voice track was out of sync for some of the characters not all just some or maybe there discovered a very rare type of bad acting that tricks your mind into thinking they are out of sync :lol:

Even while i was watching this i couldn't exactly pin point why i was having so much fun with it i mean most of the kills the camera cuts away to a blood splatter i think there was maybe one time i saw a full kill without any cut away and that was nothing special but still it took nothing away from the fun. At times there was some great music and some great use of colour mainly during the kills the makeup effect looked pretty good and the Creature/Genie was pretty decent too so im surprised they didnt show the kills a bit better.

Fun film despite its short comings.

One of my favourite films, yeah it's got bad acting in it but a pleasant surprise of a film :pop2:

nicholasrope 28th June 2022 06:17 PM

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Last Action Hero

A young Film fan is given a magic ticket which allows him to jump into the Movie he's watching, which happens to be Arnold Schwarzenegger's latest. However the Movie's Villains obtain the ticket and go into the real world.

I was a Teenager when this came out and to be honest I thought it was alright but being older he was able to appreciate the nuances and Easter Eggs a bit more. However at over 2 hours, it was too long.

The Survivor

The story of a Concentration Camp Survivor who Boxed for the Nazi's and his quest to find his former lover. As with these types of Movies, it was powerful stuff.

Naked Fist

Jillian Kessner investigates the disappearance of her Sister. During this, she meets a man who is an Underground Fighter. Not a bad Film from it's time and got placed on the now 3rd tier of the Video Nasty List. Should be passed now.

Elvis

The Story of Elvis Presley and his partnership with his Manager, Colonel Tom Parker. A quiet enjoyable Film with some great performances from Austin Butler and Tom Hanks (Oscar Nominations upcoming) My fear was that it would be filmed, Arthouse style however whilst there was elements of it, it wasn't constant.

American Ninja 4: The Annihilation

David Bradley is sent to rescue some Soldiers from a Warlord however after he is captured himself, Michael Dudikoff is sent to rescue them all. Picked this up in the HMV Sale, it's a decent watch, if you've seen the others. There are some good ninja training scenes.

Nordicdusk 28th June 2022 10:33 PM

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Last Action Hero

A young Film fan is given a magic ticket which allows him to jump into the Movie he's watching, which happens to be Arnold Schwarzenegger's latest. However the Movie's Villains obtain the ticket and go into the real world.

I was a Teenager when this came out and to be honest I thought it was alright but being older he was able to appreciate the nuances and Easter Eggs a bit more. However at over 2 hours, it was too long.

The Survivor

The story of a Concentration Camp Survivor who Boxed for the Nazi's and his quest to find his former lover. As with these types of Movies, it was powerful stuff.

Naked Fist

Jillian Kessner investigates the disappearance of her Sister. During this, she meets a man who is an Underground Fighter. Not a bad Film from it's time and got placed on the now 3rd tier of the Video Nasty List. Should be passed now.

Elvis

The Story of Elvis Presley and his partnership with his Manager, Colonel Tom Parker. A quiet enjoyable Film with some great performances from Austin Butler and Tom Hanks (Oscar Nominations upcoming) My fear was that it would be filmed, Arthouse style however whilst there was elements of it, it wasn't constant.

American Ninja 4: The Annihilation

David Bradley is sent to rescue some Soldiers from a Warlord however after he is captured himself, Michael Dudikoff is sent to rescue them all. Picked this up in the HMV Sale, it's a decent watch, if you've seen the others. There are some good ninja training scenes.

I heard there is a 4 hour version on the Elvis film i hope its true and cant wait to see it.

gag 28th June 2022 10:47 PM

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I heard there is a 4 hour version on the Elvis film i hope its true and cant wait to see it.

Yes there is, and here a interview where he asked about the 4hr cut, in short, maybe but it'll be some time yet before he considers it.

https://collider.com/elvis-baz-luhrm...-director/amp/


I can't even begin to conceive what a longer version of this would be right now. But the idea that there's a different riff on this theatrical version, that's years down the road. It's years down the road, but it's possible. But I can't underline enough, it's not tomorrow. It's years down the road.

Nordicdusk 29th June 2022 07:17 AM

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Yes there is, and here a interview where he asked about the 4hr cut, in short, maybe but it'll be some time yet before he considers it.

https://collider.com/elvis-baz-luhrm...-director/amp/


I can't even begin to conceive what a longer version of this would be right now. But the idea that there's a different riff on this theatrical version, that's years down the road. It's years down the road, but it's possible. But I can't underline enough, it's not tomorrow. It's years down the road.

My mate said they only touched on his Aloha concert which is odd considering how massive that concert was beaming all over the world the pinicle of his career so im sure that will be expanded upon.

Demdike@Cult Labs 29th June 2022 05:35 PM

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The Brides of Fu Manchu (1966)

Practically indistinguishable from the first film in terms of plot - Fu Manchu wants to take over the world by kidnapping German scientists and forcing them to build a death ray for him otherwise their daughters will die in his dungeons.

All that really differs is that Neyland Smith is now played by former Sherlock Holmes Douglas Wilmer rather than Nigel Greene. Whilst Christopher Lee is good in the title roll of Fu Manchu the character seems extremely dated already with that Dr. Evil desperate to take over the world thing. So much so that Bond's debut outing Dr. No really does come across like a riff on the Fu Manchu tales at least as far as the fiendish villain goes.

There's some decent action and one or two quality fist fights between stunt doubles but this was too much like the first film to be truly worthwhile.

MrBarlow 29th June 2022 05:35 PM

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Zombie Lake. 1981.

In a small village in France, German soldiers were killed and thrown into a lake come back as zombies.

I know this had a reputation for not being great but as it is a Jean Rollin film I thought i'd give it a bash. Once you have seen it you can't unsee it and how did I manage to watch it all the way through in one sitting is beyond me, it felt longer than what it was, the make up for the zombies is very low budget, the acting was just painful to watch and embarrassing, decent part was the naked females in it.

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Demdike@Cult Labs 29th June 2022 05:39 PM

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Zombie Lake. 1981.

In a small village in France, German soldiers were killed and thrown into a lake come back as zombies.

I know this had a reputation for not being great but as it is a Jean Rollin film I thought i'd give it a bash. Once you have seen it you can't unsee it and how did I manage to watch it all the way through in one sitting is beyond me, it felt longer than what it was, the make up for the zombies is very low budget, the acting was just painful to watch and embarrassing, decent part was the naked females in it.

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You have to see Oasis of the Zombies!

It makes Zombie Lake seem like Dawn of the Dead it's so awful.

Graveyard 29th June 2022 06:14 PM

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Zombie Lake. 1981.

In a small village in France, German soldiers were killed and thrown into a lake come back as zombies.

I know this had a reputation for not being great but as it is a Jean Rollin film I thought i'd give it a bash. Once you have seen it you can't unsee it and how did I manage to watch it all the way through in one sitting is beyond me, it felt longer than what it was, the make up for the zombies is very low budget, the acting was just painful to watch and embarrassing, decent part was the naked females in it.

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That's the fascination about Jean Rollin, he can do masterpieces and turd's in the same year :lol:

Nordicdusk 29th June 2022 06:24 PM

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When a new professor shows up on campus with a new course calls the psychology of fear where he believes to understand fear you must experience it. He tells the students he doesn't believe in theory but the practical side of learning. After a run in with the school tough guy the course is in danger of getting shut down so the professor comes up with a plan to carry out special classes at him home after school where a small group agree to attend and exchange stories in order to test each others tolerance for fear.

I just couldn't get into this at all the "scary" stories that were exchanged were not very interesting or even scary. I only watched it last night and apart from the end of the first story i can't really remember any stand out moments from the rest of the stories. The absolute worst thing in the whole film was the school tough guy when he said to the other students who were laughing at him for a run in with the professor and he says don't worry ill sort him out i was expecting him to kick his ass but instead he REPORTED HIM TO THE DEAN :scared: scary tough guy ohhhhhhhhh.

This one just wasn't for me.

MrBarlow 29th June 2022 06:26 PM

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You have to see Oasis of the Zombies!

It makes Zombie Lake seem like Dawn of the Dead it's so awful.

I will never speak of Oasis Of The Zombies again

MrBarlow 29th June 2022 06:28 PM

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That's the fascination about Jean Rollin, he can do masterpieces and turd's in the same year :lol:

That's so very true Graveyard.

Demdike@Cult Labs 29th June 2022 06:43 PM

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That's the fascination about Jean Rollin, he can do masterpieces and turd's in the same year :lol:

I see what you did there, G. ;)

MrBarlow 29th June 2022 08:28 PM

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Troma's War. 1988.

A group of people who survive a plane crash on a island are held captive by terrorists who plan a attack on America, the survivors plan on stopping the attack.

After the disappointment of Fortress Of Amerikkka, I had no high hopes for this, we got shootings, explosions, romance and some and almost near nudity, some crappy dialogue and acting...yet I actually enjoyed this. Typical scenario on a airplane captain announces..."If you look to your left you will see a engine on fire " that cracked me up:lol: People who are all strangers decide to team up and become Troma's version of Rambo, It's not gory but does have some OTT kills and a woman who knows where to aim with a small crossbow.

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Nordicdusk 29th June 2022 10:20 PM

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An upcoming female reporter is send to the Caribbean swamps where a new resort is going to be built hoping to attract millions of rich tourists. The reporter is there to uncover the truth about the removal of toxic waste before and building can take place with with politicians involved you can expect many corners to be cut. This will be a scoop like no other when they uncover more than just an ecological disaster cover up and a giant Croc shows up to feast upon anyone who dares invade his territory.

After getting off to an action packed fast paced beginning the middle of the film sadly starts to drag with no croc in sight and the film focuses on the relationship between the reporter and her old love interest who was sent to keep her safe lets be honest no one gives a s**t about that sort of thing here we just want a giant Croc messing up peoples dreams of ever running a marathon :lol:.

There was some fun to be had but that middle section really took some of the fun out of it and there could of been a few less flash backs to the first film... they also chickened out and didnt let the croc eat any kids :lol:

MrBarlow 29th June 2022 10:23 PM

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Parasite. 1982.

In a post-apocalyptic USA, a scientist is infected with a strange parasite and heads to a small town where it's unleashed.

This one I have only seen snippets off, for a early 80s film this wasn't too bad even for a Charles Band film that was made in 3-D and early screen performance by Demi More. The plot itself is simple, and always have a punk group wannabe that end up being the stupidest people to survive a nuclear war and become victims of a internal parasite breeding ground in their bodies. Entertaining enough to watch.

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Nordicdusk 29th June 2022 10:27 PM

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Parasite. 1982.

In a post-apocalyptic USA, a scientist is infected with a strange parasite and heads to a small town where it's unleashed.

This one I have only seen snippets off, for a early 80s film this wasn't too bad even for a Charles Band film that was made in 3-D and early screen performance by Demi More. The plot itself is simple, and always have a punk group wannabe that end up being the stupidest people to survive a nuclear war and become victims of a internal parasite breeding ground in their bodies. Entertaining enough to watch.

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The poster looks like one of those Nigerian release posters :lol:

Demdike@Cult Labs 29th June 2022 10:33 PM

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The Shallows (2016)

A mere 200 yards from shore, surfer Nancy is attacked by a great white shark, stranded and alone (except for Steven Seagull) a battle for survival ensues.

I have to say i love this film. Tonight was my fourth viewing of it (Twice on dvd and now twice on Blu-ray) Basically a one woman show with that woman being the lovely Blake Lively. The whole experience lived or died on her performance and i have to say she was tremendous.

I can't remember a thriller which grabbed me like this did and refused to let go, never did my attention wander and the slim 82 minutes run time flew by. After a fairly bouncy opening few minutes the film turns horribly bleak following the first shark attack. Nail biting tension and some scenes of stomach turning gore hit hard. In fact i'm cringing just typing this out as i think back to what happened.

Director Jaume Collet-Serra makes the most out of the single location with excellent cinematography making the film feel so claustrophobic even though it's shot in a wide open space with beautiful clear water and exotic surroundings.

I honestly think this is the best shark movie since Jaws, which incidentally i'll be watching for the first time in HD this Saturday - Fourth of July weekend at Amity Island has taken a hell of a long time to come round since buying the Blu last year.

Nordicdusk 29th June 2022 10:37 PM

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The Shallows (2016)

A mere 200 yards from shore, surfer Nancy is attacked by a great white shark, stranded and alone (except for Steven Seagull) a battle for survival ensues.

I have to say i love this film. Tonight was my fourth viewing of it (Twice on dvd and now twice on Blu-ray) Basically a one woman show with that woman being the lovely Blake Lively. The whole experience lived or died on her performance and i have to say she was tremendous.

I can't remember a thriller which grabbed me like this did and refused to let go, never did my attention wander and the slim 82 minutes run time flew by. After a fairly bouncy opening few minutes the film turns horribly bleak following the first shark attack. Nail biting tension and some scenes of stomach turning gore hit hard. In fact i'm cringing just typing this out as i think back to what happened.

Director Jaume Collet-Serra makes the most out of the single location with excellent cinematography making the film feel so claustrophobic even though it's shot in a wide open space with beautiful clear water and exotic surroundings.

I honestly think this is the best shark movie since Jaws, which incidentally i'll be watching for the first time in HD this Saturday - Fourth of July weekend at Amity Island has taken a hell of a long time to come round since buying the Blu last year.

The first time i watched the Jaws blu ray it seriously blew my mind it looks amazing.

Demdike@Cult Labs 29th June 2022 10:37 PM

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The first time i watched the Jaws blu ray it seriously blew my mind it looks amazing.

Excellent. :woot: :pop2:

Nosferatu@Cult Labs 30th June 2022 12:16 PM

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The first time i watched the Jaws blu ray it seriously blew my mind it looks amazing.

I remember being really impressed by the AV quality on the Blu-ray disc and even more so on the 4K Ultra HD one. Jaws is a brilliant film and there is a lot of detail on the original film that's been extremely well transferred to disc.

I agree with Demdike's view of The Shallows it's a gripping and visceral film with an outstanding central performance from Blake Lively and superb visual effects.

They are both overdue a rewatch, so perhaps suitable viewing for a double bill this weekend.

Justin101 30th June 2022 01:37 PM

Im going to jump on the Jaws train this weekend too, I have the 4k disc to watch that I picked up in a multi buy offer last year!

MrBarlow 30th June 2022 06:30 PM

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Unleashed. 2005.

A mobster has a man Danny trained to be like a dog and fight when he removes a collar, Danny has a change of heart after car crash and goes in search of a blind man he once met.

A trained prize pit bull fighter in the form of a man played Jet Li and owned by mobster Bob Hoskins working in and around Glasgow and if his clients don't pay up he unleashes his dog. Morgan Freeman plays the blind piano tuner Sam living with his step-daughter Victoria played by Kerry Condor and they both show Danny how life should be with the help of music.

Although there is good fights scenes that are greatly choreographed and well executed with a three on one pool fight with Scott Adkins almost having his ass handed to him, there is also a nice bit of drama of discovering who you actually are and re-connecting with life. From start to finish the acting has always been good, a film that I have grown fond of.

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The host of a game show that gives prison inmates the chance to win prizes for their families or get executed live on tv is one of the most hated people in town. When a hitman shows up to the office a very unlikely team up is on the cards when the number one critic of the show must band together with the host to save both their lives when she is caught up in the hit.

I was hoping for a low budget Running man but what i got was a very very poor wannabe comedy. I didn't even smile once honestly it was more annoying than anything else and of the kills on the show were never shown the music was irritating throughout i wasnt too concerned with the bad acting i wasn't expecting anything else. I like stupid films i can have fun with them but this was too stupid even for me.

Nordicdusk 30th June 2022 09:30 PM

Not seen Jaws in 4K yet i can only imagine how good it looks.

Demdike@Cult Labs 30th June 2022 09:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Nordicdusk (Post 672593)
Not seen Jaws in 4K yet i can only imagine how good it looks.

Jumping in 4K when Ben Gardner's head appears out of the boats hull. :scared:


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