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bizarre_eye@Cult Labs 11th June 2012 10:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Demdike (Post 249670)
You're going to have a blast. :pop2:

I have Werewolf of London lined up for tomorrow night's viewing. :)

Demdike@Cult Labs 11th June 2012 10:07 PM

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Originally Posted by bizarre_eye@Cult Labs (Post 249676)
I have Werewolf of London lined up for tomorrow night's viewing. :)

Not the monster mash i was expecting you to come up with. :happy:

The 4th Fella 11th June 2012 10:10 PM

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Originally Posted by PaulD (Post 249672)
It's such a bloody awful film, I don't even know how it got made. It just sort of fizzles out and finishes without a real ending


Bloody awful is exactly what it's like.


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Originally Posted by Demdike (Post 249673)
@ The 4th Fella. - Have you only seen eighteen films this year? :confused:

Just been reading your list.


Only since I started the list on the 3rd May. I choose not to inlcude any films i'd seen before that date as as I wouldn't be able to remember them all.

bizarre_eye@Cult Labs 11th June 2012 10:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Demdike (Post 249677)
Not the monster mash i was expecting you to come up with. :happy:

I'll have to await the luck of the draw with regards to my next rentals. I have a lot marked as high priority on my rental list (mostly 1940s films), so it will be a nice surprise to see what titles I get next!

Susan Foreman 12th June 2012 07:09 AM

I saw 'Strippers vs Werewolves', which was a fun-flick

Certainly better than 'Lesbian Vampire Killers'

According to the trivia section on IMDB, when 'SvW' was released to the cinema, it only took £38 during its run! Well, it's better than that!!

Hawkmonger 12th June 2012 08:42 AM

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Originally Posted by suziginajackson (Post 249705)
I saw 'Strippers vs Werewolves', which was a fun-flick

Certainly better than 'Lesbian Vampire Killers'

According to the trivia section on IMDB, when 'SvW' was released to the cinema, it only took £38 during its run! Well, it's better than that!!

No way! :pound:
That has to be an all time low, right? Not even Manos: The Hands of Fate did that badly!

fuzzymctiger 12th June 2012 09:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Hawkmonger (Post 249708)
No way! :pound:
That has to be an all time low, right? Not even Manos: The Hands of Fate did that badly!

I think Zzyzx Road only grossed $30

Gojirosan 12th June 2012 10:03 AM

Iron Sky - 2012 Finland/Germany/Australia d:Timo Vuorensola

Wonderful stuff. A triumph of wit and intelligence over budgetary constraints. Had me laughing out aloud frequently. A fabulous, funny, well made, well written live-action cartoon of a film that had me wondering why this could be done by a bunch of people "begging" on the internet, yet the likes of Michael Bay have all the resources they want at their disposal and come up with worthless crap time after time.

Hand over the blockbusters to the new generation.

James Morton 12th June 2012 11:30 AM

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Originally Posted by suziginajackson (Post 249705)
I saw 'Strippers vs Werewolves', which was a fun-flick

Certainly better than 'Lesbian Vampire Killers'

According to the trivia section on IMDB, when 'SvW' was released to the cinema, it only took £38 during its run! Well, it's better than that!!

haven't seen SVW but it must be better than the very unfunny LVK
and all that stupid stuff about censoring Lesbian on the dvd in the UK
esp in the US, no surprise there

polical correctness isn't going away!

pedromonkey 12th June 2012 12:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Gojirosan (Post 249716)
Iron Sky - 2012 Finland/Germany/Australia d:Timo Vuorensola

Wonderful stuff. A triumph of wit and intelligence over budgetary constraints. Had me laughing out aloud frequently. A fabulous, funny, well made, well written live-action cartoon of a film that had me wondering why this could be done by a bunch of people "begging" on the internet, yet the likes of Michael Bay have all the resources they want at their disposal and come up with worthless crap time after time.

Hand over the blockbusters to the new generation.

completely agree with that statement.

davcol 12th June 2012 01:54 PM

just ordered The New Barbarians and Conquest from Amazon :)

Frankie Teardrop 12th June 2012 03:20 PM

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Originally Posted by davcol (Post 249757)
just ordered The New Barbarians and Conquest from Amazon :)

'Conquest' is such an odd little film and doesn't at all feel part of the genre it's supposed to be ripping off. It's more like a slow, weird dream. Has to be one of my fave Fulcis.

andgomorra 12th June 2012 04:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Demoncrat (Post 249511)
Watch Life & Death of a Porno Gang then please;)

Is the life and death of a porno gang worse than a Serbian film? I don't see how it could get anymore sick and twisted than a Serbian film.


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Frankie Teardrop 12th June 2012 07:31 PM

ANABOLYZER - From the desert of late nineties, a period during which Italian horror probably no longer had much of a self concept. Well, you won't be in for any golden-era high style if you pick this ugly duckling, but what you will recieve is buckets of soft sleaze, TV style flatness, some occasionally vicious gore and a gymnasium setting... maybe my core value system needs some serious evolution, but all of the above spells winning form to me. Let me revisit the gym-based aspect - I hate gyms and all organised health and fitness regimes, so I delight in the sub-sub-genre which visits bad things upon them. 'Aerobicide' and 'Death Spa' may have a twisted eighties aesthetic one-up on this, but I feel 'Anabolyzer' makes a worthy contribution to the intimidatingly exclusive club of lycra work-out horror. The plot has something to do with a new steroid turning people into sex murderers, then gives way to tangled intrigue, plots and gym-based power plays - could've made a good soap. Anyway, the storyline is eroded by the weight of endless naked breasts, random 'snuff footage' and a police investigation that can't get in on the already confused narrative... if you're up for a life changing cultural experience, book yourself in for some pilates instead - if not, come watch a double bill of this and 'Birds of Prey' with me.

Gojirosan 12th June 2012 11:23 PM

The Plague Of The Zombies - 1966 UK d:John Gilling

A hoot to see this on the big screen all tarted up. I would have preferred the colour to be a bit hotter and more saturated (as usual) but it looks amazing considering. You can really tell this was a "cheap 'n' quick" job from Hammer, it's technically a bit clumsy (which at times works to its favour) in terms of photography - and watch out for André Morrell repeatedly and obviously changing into a much younger and thinner stuntman during his fight scene!

Not one of Hammer's absolute pinnacle pictures, but a bloody good one and thoroughly enjoyable. I'll be buying the Blu-Ray for sure.

Slippery Jack 12th June 2012 11:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Gojirosan (Post 249880)
The Plague Of The Zombies - 1966 UK d:John Gilling

A hoot to see this on the big screen all tarted up.

I'll be buying the Blu-Ray for sure.

They should've flogged em in the cinema foyer...!

Demoncrat 13th June 2012 10:36 AM

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Originally Posted by andgomorra (Post 249789)
Is the life and death of a porno gang worse than a Serbian film? I don't see how it could get anymore sick and twisted than a Serbian film.


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No, it doesn't quite "go there", but is a better film;);)

enjoy!!

Hawkmonger 13th June 2012 11:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Slippery Jack (Post 249883)
They should've flogged em in the cinema foyer...!

I was actualy surprissed they wheren't. I had a great time watching it last night. And Quatermass and the Pit is soon to follow. :dance:

Pete 13th June 2012 12:23 PM

Over the last few days I've watched:

KILLERS MOON
A BUCKET OF BLOOD
PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE
FIEND WITHOUT A FACE
THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN'T DIE
SILENT NIGHT, BLOODY NIGHT

andgomorra 13th June 2012 12:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Demoncrat (Post 249918)
No, it doesn't quite "go there", but is a better film;);)

enjoy!!

Roger. That's what I'm seeing from reviews online. Thx for the response and input man. Can't wait til it gets here in august.


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Demdike@Cult Labs 13th June 2012 02:37 PM

Watched Quatermass and the Pit for the first time in several years.

I just don't get the love for it.

Its well acted and the sets are fine, and it has an excellent last twenty minutes, but the first hour is tedious beyond belief.

Slippery Jack 13th June 2012 03:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Demdike (Post 249983)
Watched Quatermass and the Pit for the first time in several years.

I just don't get the love for it.

Its well acted and the sets are fine, and it has an excellent last twenty minutes, but the first hour is tedious beyond belief.

Kind of agree. Finally gave the BD a spin the other night and wasn't really blown away. I think as soon as those naff aliens were revealed, any tension/atmosphere went straight out the window. Andrew Keir as Quatermass I found pretty bland too . . .

Gojirosan 13th June 2012 06:41 PM

Razortooth - 2007 USA STV d:Patricia Harrington

Well, it's a film about a genetically modified mutant giant killer eel. Surely you know what to expect. This is a very formulaic creature feature plotwise, but is saved by it's (intentional) comedy elements. Enjoyable and amusing and surprisingly gory!

I will sell this to you with one line: The eel burps.

Susan Foreman 13th June 2012 07:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Gojirosan (Post 250041)
Razortooth - 2007 USA STV d:Patricia Harrington

I will sell this to you with one line: The eel burps.

I want my money back!

Gojirosan 13th June 2012 07:13 PM

I know it's not quite as cool as roaring and growling sharks but it's pretty cool!

Slippery Jack 13th June 2012 07:18 PM

Brain Dead

Fun seeing Bill's Pullman and Paxton clearly having a blast with the nutty script, and great to see Harold and Maude's Bud Cort in a scene stealing supporting role. Didn't really amount to much in the end, but an enjoyable ride while it lasted . . .

keirarts 13th June 2012 10:56 PM

Prometheus.

I liked it.


Ok, I went in with lowered expectations, but honestly I think people are underrating this movie a whole lot. Its certainly better than parts 3 (dreadful) Part 4 which is massively overrated and directed by Jean pierre junet who is one of the most overrated hacks out there, lets face it amelie, delicatessan and city of lost children are all rubbish as well... ahem.... but I digress, and of course the woeful Aliens vs predator movies. Honestly the alien franchise has always seemed to decline in quality with every subsequent movie.

I can understand now why Ridley scott was so keen to distance this film from the alien franchise, It's a totally different kind of film that answers some of the questions raised by the origional. At the same time it strives to be thought provoking and is miles away from the shallow cgi-trash most of hollywood seems intent on churning out.

Personally I think the best way to approach the movie is to keep telling yourself it's not just another alien film and you'll do alright.

Frankie Teardrop 14th June 2012 12:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Slippery Jack (Post 250050)
Brain Dead

Fun seeing Bill's Pullman and Paxton clearly having a blast with the nutty script, and great to see Harold and Maude's Bud Cort in a scene stealing supporting role. Didn't really amount to much in the end, but an enjoyable ride while it lasted . . .

That's kind of how I felt about it - it's a bit too stolid to be as mind meltingly trippy as it wants / needs to be, but remains enjoyable on a certain level. Nice to know people are still watching this otherwise lost-seeming despatch from the days of direct to video. And Bud is good.

Frankie Teardrop 14th June 2012 02:15 AM

FACELESS - Another of Franco's 'Yeux Sans Visage' homages, this time set against the backdrop of embarassingly styled late 80s Parisian nightlife (exemplified by the grating theme tune 'Destination Nowhere', courtesy of a down at heel George Michael impersonator and used incessantly in an attempt to grind viewer's sanity into oblivion). But this is all intrinsic to the charm of this weird pot pourri, which is identifiably Franco despite being much more linear (and gore heavy) than most of his other flicks. There's also some low grade smut and sleaze-lite to liven up the wait for evil doc Helmut Berger's sister's face transplant, but again this aspect is relatively muted compared with the swinging that went on during Jess's glory days. Stellar euro-trash cast featring C Munro, B Lahai, H Vernon and the great Anton Diffring as consummate Nazi surgeon. Enjoyable.

wonderlust 14th June 2012 04:30 AM

Prince of Darkness
Session 9
Beyond the Darkness
Olaf Ittenbach's No Reason <3<3

artisturn 14th June 2012 06:08 AM

For Your Eyes Only (1981)

Nosferatu@Cult Labs 14th June 2012 07:53 AM

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Originally Posted by keirarts (Post 250096)
Jean pierre junet who is one of the most overrated hacks out there, lets face it amelie, delicatessan and city of lost children are all rubbish as well...

I'm shocked. Shocked, I tells ya!

Delicatessen is a brilliantly twisted cannibal movie, Amélie is one of my all-time favourite films and, to it isn't his best, The City of Lost Children is one of the reasons why I think Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro are two of the most visually inspired directors working.

Demoncrat 14th June 2012 09:38 AM

...and the new Bioshock movie.:)
Watched The Boxer's Omen (1983)
your standard blend of Ch'an Buddhism and someone being sewn inside a crocodile (for ressurrective purposes natch;)). A veritable visual feast, and was well worth the wait. 10/10.

mercury 14th June 2012 10:33 AM

The Deadly Spawn....Not bad, not great but I did like the soundtrack:rockon:

Frankie Teardrop 14th June 2012 12:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Demoncrat (Post 250127)
...and the new Bioshock movie.:)
Watched The Boxer's Omen (1983)
your standard blend of Ch'an Buddhism and someone being sewn inside a crocodile (for ressurrective purposes natch;)). A veritable visual feast, and was well worth the wait. 10/10.

A definite fave of mine, a real mad pearl - if you or anyone knows of any HK that tops it for sheer out-thereness I'd be interested, I know there are so many of these flicks that haven't even made it to DVD. Edging towards a rewatch now it's back in my mind...

Gojirosan 14th June 2012 12:25 PM

Over the last two nights I have tried and failed to sit through Hellmaster.

Partly due to tiredness, but mostly do to the incoherent nature of the thing. What a mess of a film: badly written, awful acting (poor David Emge and John Saxon try hard, but those around them...sheesh!) and the worst editing I have seen...possibly ever!

But...

...something keeps drawing me back. I don't know if it's the attempts to recreate Suspiria-esque ambient lighting effects, the appealingly twisted nature of the "family" of psychos or that one of the psychos is Ron Asheton of The Stooges in a nun's habit!

I am determined to see it through to the end!

keirarts 14th June 2012 12:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Nosferatu@Cult Labs (Post 250125)
I'm shocked. Shocked, I tells ya!

Delicatessen is a brilliantly twisted cannibal movie, Amélie is one of my all-time favourite films and, to it isn't his best, The City of Lost Children is one of the reasons why I think Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro are two of the most visually inspired directors working.

Visually great, but their films are hollow, shallow messes that failed to engage with me on any level. I think they would be better suited to music videos and commercials. I keep getting people insisting their geniuses so i've given all those films 2nd, 3rd and even fourth chances but after about 30 minutes I get bored of the visuals and just tune out.

And even the fans I know write off Alien ressurection as a mis-step, seriously how they managed to make a film worse than alien 3 I do not know.

keirarts 14th June 2012 12:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Demoncrat (Post 250127)
...and the new Bioshock movie.:)
Watched The Boxer's Omen (1983)
your standard blend of Ch'an Buddhism and someone being sewn inside a crocodile (for ressurrective purposes natch;)). A veritable visual feast, and was well worth the wait. 10/10.

I remember sitting back and watching boxers omen and wondering if those mushrooms I took back in uni were coming back for a flashback, toatally mental but lots of fun!

James Morton 14th June 2012 12:47 PM

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Originally Posted by keirarts (Post 250165)
Visually great, but their films are hollow, shallow messes that failed to engage with me on any level. I think they would be better suited to music videos and commercials. I keep getting people insisting their geniuses so i've given all those films 2nd, 3rd and even fourth chances but after about 30 minutes I get bored of the visuals and just tune out.

And even the fans I know write off Alien ressurection as a mis-step, seriously how they managed to make a film worse than alien 3 I do not know.

I'm a big fan of Jean-Pierre Jeunet, though not a great fan of DELICATESSEN,
I think AMELIE, A VERY LONG ENGAGEMENT, ALIEN RESURRECTION, MICMACS, THE CITY OF LOST CHILDREN are all very good films
his visual style makes him one of the best French film directors

(I enjoyed ALIEN 3)

Nosferatu@Cult Labs 14th June 2012 01:41 PM

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Originally Posted by keirarts (Post 250165)
Visually great, but their films are hollow, shallow messes that failed to engage with me on any level. I think they would be better suited to music videos and commercials. I keep getting people insisting their geniuses so i've given all those films 2nd, 3rd and even fourth chances but after about 30 minutes I get bored of the visuals and just tune out.

And even the fans I know write off Alien ressurection as a mis-step, seriously how they managed to make a film worse than alien 3 I do not know.

This goes to show just how subjective different films and directors can be as I think Jean-Pierre Jeunet is a much better screenwriter than people generally give him credit. Amélie, A Very Long Engagement and Delicatessen resonate with me on an emotional level, so I really appreciate the quirky humour in those films and things like Micmacs.

I was one of those who think Alien Resurrection isn't the complete disaster some people think it is and the casting, direction and visual style works very well in the final instalment. Also, although Alien 3 is clearly flawed and has 'studio interference' written all over it, it's one I've seen several times (watching both versions) and it's a real shame we'll never see a definitive director's cut because, understandably, David Fincher wants to move on from what must be a very painful experience and doesn't want to work with a studio which did its best to wreck what could have been a genuinely great movie.


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