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Old 14th September 2019, 02:24 PM
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Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988)

Generally i think Part VII is one of the lesser entries in the series, meaning it's one of the ones i watch least of all, but seeing it for the first time in a few years last night was quite refreshing.

The actual plot of the telekinetic girl, Tina, as ably played by Lar Park Lincoln i remembered clearly, and her struggles with her psychiatrist. Dr. Crews bring a new dimension to the series rather than simply just having Jason Vorhees slash and kill unhappy campers at notorious Camp Crystal Lake.

In fact it's the slashing parts of the film that let it down overall. Even if it sports the comical but original sleeping bag / tree death that was used again in Freddy Vs Jason some 15 years later. Jason himself looks great and Kane Hodder in his first performance as the undead killer owns the role, but it's the kill sequences themselves that are hacked to bits by the censor in order to avoid the dreaded X rating in America that spoil the film. It's a shame as Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood is actually not a bad and largely original entry in the series.
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Old 14th September 2019, 05:12 PM
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Good Morning... and Goodbye! (1967)

Surprised at the average rating this gets from Letterboxd users. To me it seemed like a series of out takes from other Myer films pieced together and then given a voice over to attempt to make it some sort of story.

If Eurocine did Russ Myer films then Good Morning... and Goodbye! would be their benchmark.
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Old 14th September 2019, 09:46 PM
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Taking place not long after the first Austin is on his honeymoon not relishing that Vanessa is in fact a fembot sent too kill him.

Elsewhere Doctor Evil has come up with the plan of destroying Austin by going back in time and stealing his mojo, so he can't stop him holding America to ransom with his " death star" which he code names the Alan parson project much to the bemusement of son Scott. We have Mini me introduced in this film. It's up to Austin to get back his mojo and stop Doctor Evil. 8.5/10


Now watching Blazing Saddles.
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Old 14th September 2019, 10:01 PM
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Intruder. The night shift of a closing down supermarket find more than prices being slashed in this ludicrously entertaining late 80s comedy horror that is so gloriously camp and OTT it almost borders on being a Naked Gun type spoof at times. The fact it makes use of some stock incidental music that was also used for the "exciting/scary" scenes in 80s Aussie soap opera Sons and Daughters just makes it funnier. Stupid but enjoyable.
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Old 15th September 2019, 09:45 AM
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Yor (1983, Anthony M Dawson)

A universal story really. Who hasn't woken up one day and decided "Today I am going to manifest my destiny !!!"
And how. Featuring the most gore that I have seen in a PG rated movie, our titular Teuton travels the land "righting wrongs" ie SBU
The stirring music helps a lot
Would make a great double bill with Teenage Caveman imho.
The Mill Creek release looks somewhat betterer than ... other prints that I have seen cough.
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Old 15th September 2019, 10:25 AM
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Dracula (1979, John Badham)

Well, I had to, didn't I?
It's still a bit stiff tbh. Though the sets are lavish certainly. Is it Shoestring?
He's not that dynamic in his role. The one proper scare still works mind
Next!!!
Just recently got this from Fopp. I last saw it a while ago, I thought the colours were a bit washed out which I believe was how it was mean't to look.
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Scooby-Doo! Return to Zombie Island.
I love the original zombie island but unfortunately this is not good,The 1st bad sign that it was American where the original was Japanese the animation looks cheap,story is meh and where back to people in costumes .
A huge step backwards for Scooby Doo.
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Old 15th September 2019, 11:34 AM
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Just recently got this from Fopp. I last saw it a while ago, I thought the colours were a bit washed out which I believe was how it was mean't to look.
Indeed. Not quite sepia, more like a faded photo etc. Tony Haygarth as Renfield an absolute hoot etc.
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Old 15th September 2019, 12:47 PM
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Tony Haygarth as Renfield an absolute hoot etc.
Yay. Des Kinvig.
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Old 15th September 2019, 01:10 PM
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RAbid. / Cannibal Apocalypse.
Cronenberg's tale of porno actress Marilyn Chambers as Rose, who gets involved in a motorcycle crash but luckily is whisked away to a local medical clinic who specialize in skin grafts and face lifts. Here we come across a whole range of rather strange patients, who should have been refereed to some sort of psychiatric hospital, before they ever thought about cosmetic surgery.. Unfortunately for Rose ,while they manage to save her life, them mad scientists/doctors, have also managed to give her a parasitic creature that lives in her armpit and causes Rose to stab people with it,when she gets a hankering for some blood, And just to make matters worse, her victims are then transformed into rabid like killers, frothing at the mouth like they had just chewed on a bar of soap...Its all pretty grim stuff, from Santa getting machined gunned down in a shopping mall, to bodies being dumped into garbage trucks and construction workers with nothing better to do than attack people with pneumatic drills, Cronenberg's early films are bleak and bizarre but also compelling viewing, with none of the slickness he acquired with his later work, everything is grim and bleak, and sex either gets you killed or mad, or both...
Then just for a change of pace, I went for Cannibal Apocalypse, a tale of people biting other people who then cause the victims to go a bit rabid, and then attack other people, who then go mad and attack other people, well you get the drift. John Saxon does his best to look like he is vaguely interested in a plot so full of holes it looks like Giovanni Lambardo Radice stomach at the end of the film.Still you do not watch an Italian cannibal movie for its neo realism or its coherent story line, which is a good job really because there isn't any...I recently saw a documentary where they mentioned that rabies was a big thing in the 1970s, like Panda Pops and space hoppers presumably, which is why we had a glut of people frothing at the mouth chasing people, although nowhere does it mention an outbreak of cannibalism, well not in any Public Information film I ever saw anyway. Thankfully no indigenous ethnic groups of South America were exposed to a bunch of Italians yelling at them this time because it's all set in the good old US of A,or at lest a simile of any rate, and while I do luv this silly gut muncher I do feel sorry for the likes of John Saxon, who surely should have been destined for better things than running around a sewer with Giovanni Lambardo Radice, while trying not to step on rat's,
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