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Old 22nd December 2013, 12:48 AM
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I feel very much in the minority on it, for me the 160 minute or so run time flew by. Moreso on the second viewing.
I loved it.
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Old 22nd December 2013, 10:00 AM
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For me Django Unchained could have cut at least 45 mins from the running time
Exactly how I felt, which made my surprise even greater when I saw it was joint #22 on the Sight & Sound list of the best films of 2013.
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Old 22nd December 2013, 10:39 AM
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Nice little horror filler from Columbia. A gypsy girl can turn in to a wolf at will and kills any who may find out her secret.
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Old 22nd December 2013, 10:44 AM
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Last night...
Flight of the Dead - Surprisingly good fun!
Aenigma - I'd not seen this much criticised Fulci flick before but thoroughly enjoyed it!
Lord of Illusions - Cool Clive Barker tale I was excited to revisit!

and this morning, I'm just coming to the end of the animated Avengers Assemble, which has been highly unremarkable.
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Old 22nd December 2013, 10:58 AM
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Just Before Dawn - The Code Red Release;

For a slasher movie there ain't a whole lot of bloodshed in this flick. Watched the longer 103 minute version thinking there might be more gore or T&A. I came away severely disappointed. Not much in the way of extras, but fair play to Code Red for getting JBD out on Blu. For a low budget movie I found the acting to be pretty good and consistent throughout the entire running time. Enjoyed this much more than Squirm, which I ****ing hate.
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Old 22nd December 2013, 11:11 AM
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On Friday night, I watched Absentia due to a recommendation from Demdike and his review (see here).

It seems to be made with a moderate budget but this works in its favour as this allows the filmmakers great freedom in terms of narrative structure and basically to make something which is unlike the formulaic horrors churned out by the major studios. As Demdike said, it doesn't rely on cheap jumps but rather a growing sense of dread, an increasingly creepy atmosphere and glimpses and suggestions of something terrible instead.

I enjoyed Absentia more than most other horror films made in the last couple of years and was really pleased Demdike brought it to my attention.
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Old 22nd December 2013, 11:24 AM
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Just Before Dawn - The Code Red Release;

For a slasher movie there ain't a whole lot of bloodshed in this flick. Watched the longer 103 minute version thinking there might be more gore or T&A. I came away severely disappointed. Not much in the way of extras, but fair play to Code Red for getting JBD out on Blu. For a low budget movie I found the acting to be pretty good and consistent throughout the entire running time. Enjoyed this much more than Squirm, which I ****ing hate.
Lieberman was more inspired by "Deliverance" than by "Friday the 13th" when making this classic backwoods horror.
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Old 22nd December 2013, 11:26 AM
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Lieberman was more inspired by "Deliverance" than by "Friday the 13th" when making this classic backwoods horror.
It certainly shows.
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Old 22nd December 2013, 11:29 AM
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Whilst I was watching Absentia, I was amazed at how realistic the prosthetics were, making Courtney Bell (who plays Tricia) look genuinely pregnant. I've just looked at the trivia on the IMDb where it says Courtney Bell was actually seven months pregnant at the time of filming, which would explain why her appearance and behaviour was so authentic!

Also, it looked moderately budgeted but I didn't know more than a third of the budget ($25,000) was raised through Kickstarter.
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Old 22nd December 2013, 12:51 PM
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