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Old 5th March 2015, 12:50 PM
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Mercifully without a single beat from Tangerine Dream.
Ironic comment as Steve Moore's compositions in the movie were almost note for note Tangerine Dream tracks

(Steve Moore is part of the instrumental group, Zombi, who base their compositions on the styles of Goblin, and....yep...Tangerine Dream )
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Old 5th March 2015, 12:59 PM
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Ironic comment as Steve Moore's compositions in the movie were almost note for note Tangerine Dream tracks

(Steve Moore is part of the instrumental group, Zombi, who base their compositions on the styles of Goblin, and....yep...Tangerine Dream )
All i really noticed were Love and Rockets, Sisters and Clan of Xymox rather than the actual incidental music.

All i've heard from TD is the music in Mann's films which tend to spoil them for me. So i can't really say i'm over familiar with them as a group.
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Old 5th March 2015, 01:05 PM
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All i really noticed were Love and Rockets, Sisters and Clan of Xymox rather than the actual incidental music.
To be fair, the Steve Moore stuff is composed of very generic sequenced keyboards. The songs are far more memorable, and I like Steve Moore's stuff.
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Old 5th March 2015, 07:37 PM
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UNEARTHLY STRANGER
Intelligent, talky sci fi involving experiments to transport humans to other worlds using thought alone, only to find aliens have already done the same by invading earth. Meanwhile, one woman seems to be an alien herself...
A minor, but enjoyable film, looking nice on Network's blu ray.

THE MEDUSA TOUCH
Richard Burton dominates the screen ( and the voice overs ) in this hugely absorbing chiller. Burton's ensuing 'mind controlled ' disasters are horrific and extremely well done , and the whole thing zips along to an equally chilling conclusion. Network's blu ray looks terrific. Recommended.
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UNEARTHLY STRANGER
Intelligent, talky sci fi involving experiments to transport humans to other worlds using thought alone, only to find aliens have already done the same by invading earth. Meanwhile, one woman seems to be an alien herself...
A minor, but enjoyable film, looking nice on Network's blu ray.

THE MEDUSA TOUCH
Richard Burton dominates the screen ( and the voice overs ) in this hugely absorbing chiller. Burton's ensuing 'mind controlled ' disasters are horrific and extremely well done , and the whole thing zips along to an equally chilling conclusion. Network's blu ray looks terrific. Recommended.
I watched both of these recently too and agree with your analysis of them, Mojo.
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Old 5th March 2015, 08:31 PM
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A big surprise for me, 1.25 at the local charity shop and a 101 films release I was expecting a big box of shite, only to be very surprised to find something actually....decent.

A babysitter is looking after a couple of bratty kids when one of the kids reveals a blank VHS cassette that was left mysteriously in his bag at school. Letting curiosity overrule common sense the sitter sticks it on and we get treated to a series of bloody and mostly quite effective short stories including a coven of witches and an alien. The final (and creepiest) tale is about an evil clown and is genuinely quite effective.

The effects are perhaps a little sloppy in places, the acting is not 100% but overall this is actually pretty good and a real surprise given the amount of turds i've waded through over the years. Certainly I will be giving it another watch at some point. Well worth seeking out.
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Old 5th March 2015, 10:27 PM
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A big surprise for me, 1.25 at the local charity shop and a 101 films release I was expecting a big box of shite, only to be very surprised to find something actually....decent.

A babysitter is looking after a couple of bratty kids when one of the kids reveals a blank VHS cassette that was left mysteriously in his bag at school. Letting curiosity overrule common sense the sitter sticks it on and we get treated to a series of bloody and mostly quite effective short stories including a coven of witches and an alien. The final (and creepiest) tale is about an evil clown and is genuinely quite effective.

The effects are perhaps a little sloppy in places, the acting is not 100% but overall this is actually pretty good and a real surprise given the amount of turds i've waded through over the years. Certainly I will be giving it another watch at some point. Well worth seeking out.
That alien segment, though... just madness... just a woman in a house being chased by a guy in spandex and a mask for ten minutes, then... nothing! Didn't think you could do that these days, but I'm glad you apparently can. The rest of it is a slop-bucket of partial craziness and semi-competence. I do like, but reservedly.
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Old 5th March 2015, 10:56 PM
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That alien segment, though... just madness... just a woman in a house being chased by a guy in spandex and a mask for ten minutes, then... nothing! Didn't think you could do that these days, but I'm glad you apparently can. The rest of it is a slop-bucket of partial craziness and semi-competence. I do like, but reservedly.
I think my opinion was affected by my low, low expectations going in. It's a cheapy for sure but much better than a lot of direct to DVD crap on the shelves,
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Old 6th March 2015, 11:58 AM
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UNEARTHLY STRANGER
Intelligent, talky sci fi involving experiments to transport humans to other worlds using thought alone, only to find aliens have already done the same by invading earth. Meanwhile, one woman seems to be an alien herself...
A minor, but enjoyable film, looking nice on Network's blu ray.

THE MEDUSA TOUCH
Richard Burton dominates the screen ( and the voice overs ) in this hugely absorbing chiller. Burton's ensuing 'mind controlled ' disasters are horrific and extremely well done , and the whole thing zips along to an equally chilling conclusion. Network's blu ray looks terrific. Recommended.
I recently watched this, having rented the movie back in 1984 :O
The movie stands the test of time, apart from the awful 70s decor. The plot does rattle on at a pace although I seem to recall it being a bit more exciting when I was 15.
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I watched Giallo A Venezia for the first time last night.......

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