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Old 3rd May 2021, 05:10 PM
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Totally agree a great film, fantastic that Nic Cage never utters word .... They need to start flogging those t-shirts.(there's some out there but not as good as used in the film)...
Those t-shirts for sale would be fantastic.
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Old 3rd May 2021, 06:10 PM
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HOMICIDAL (1961)
THE TERROR OF THE TONGS (1961)

Another good original double bill.
When I first saw Homicidal many years ago, I never guessed what the end was going to be. Did anyone?
Years ago I saw Terror Of The Tongs at a special screening, 35mm I think. I had never seen it before and Geoffrey Toone was a guest. It was very rare to see the film then and it was not available anywhere on home media. I managed to get a copy from ebay from someone seelling rare films on DVDr. I never imagined that later on down the line it would be available on DVD and then Blu ray.
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Old 3rd May 2021, 06:15 PM
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Enjoyable but it's really more a political thriller with the prime Minster of Korean kingdom using a plague and story of a monster roaming the countryside, too gain control of the kingdom for himself, but the creature turns out too be real.


Now watching.



This is bad, not so bad it's good it's just crap. Shit acting, effects , characters and story, it has nothing going for it, well it's a nice transfer I suppose far better than this turkey deserves! Well let's be honest no one bought the 101 films release for the movie.

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Old 3rd May 2021, 09:30 PM
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Let The Right One In. 2008.

Oskar, a bullied 12 year old boy stuck between his parents divorce befriends a girl from his flats Eli, as their friendship progresses, Oskar finds out Eli is a vampire.

This is the second time seeing this film and still amazes me, from the start to finish it never gets boring more interesting and never read the book to this, leaves things questionable like was Eli grooming Oskar to be the new helper if Hakan (current helper/guardian) leaves her but never really revealed but Eli doesn't seem to be manipulative.

Kare Hedebrant and Lina Leandersson play the young leads of Oskar and Eli pretty well, they built up the chemistry between the actors decently from being strangers with a bad attitude to being friends that makes it believable. For a vampire movie there is some blood but never goes over the top. For Hakan's face make up that was done decently and horrific that you can feel his pain almost.
Great movie. I also very much like the second adaption, 'Let Me In.' I happily keep blu-ray copies of both versions.
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Old 4th May 2021, 06:22 AM
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This is bad, not so bad it's good it's just crap. Shit acting, effects , characters and story, it has nothing going for it
That's how I remember the film from when I saw it on VHS all those years ago
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Old 4th May 2021, 09:55 AM
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John Carpenter's Prince of Darkness

Last time I watched this was on a DVD, I have since bought the Blu-ray (2 years?? ago unwatched) and a used 4k from CEX last week which I watched last night. Out of the 4 Studio Canal Carpenter films, Prince of Darkness was the one I wanted to upgrade.

It looks amazing, far better than I remember.
The soundtrack is fantastic as well!
I think it's my favourite of the mid period Carpenter films, very tense and atmospheric, spooky visuals and an interesting plot involving pre-christianity evil!

Also Alice Cooper spears some poor scientist through the belly with a rusty old bike frame!

Read a review last night by someone calling it a 'Diet The Thing' and wondered if they watched the same film as me... they only scored it 3 stars so they obviously don't know what they're talking about
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John Carpenter's Prince of Darkness

Last time I watched this was on a DVD, I have since bought the Blu-ray (2 years?? ago unwatched) and a used 4k from CEX last week which I watched last night. Out of the 4 Studio Canal Carpenter films, Prince of Darkness was the one I wanted to upgrade.

It looks amazing, far better than I remember.
The soundtrack is fantastic as well!
I think it's my favourite of the mid period Carpenter films, very tense and atmospheric, spooky visuals and an interesting plot involving pre-christianity evil!

Also Alice Cooper spears some poor scientist through the belly with a rusty old bike frame!

Read a review last night by someone calling it a 'Diet The Thing' and wondered if they watched the same film as me... they only scored it 3 stars so they obviously don't know what they're talking about
Nobody appreciates a good classic horror these days Justin, rating a film like that a 3 they may aswell slapped Carpenter in the face.
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Old 4th May 2021, 12:39 PM
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Resident Evil (2002)

Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)

Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)


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Be careful, the soundtrack on the last three films are likely to blow your sub, it's rather loud lol.
F*ck me! You weren't kidding.

The LPCM track on Apocalypse was impressive, but when the motorbike roared into view at the beginning of Extinction in 5:1 True HD i thought the house was going to fall down...I had to turn the Yamaha amp down by -20 decibels. Scary thing is i haven't even got to the three films Justin warned me about.

I didn't think the first film picture quality wise was much improved from the dvd but it's clearly better from the second onwards.

The films themselves are all enjoyable time wasters with some impressive set pieces, fun characters and awesome creatures throughout. The Umbrella Corp base in the desert outside Vegas with zombies clamoring to get in (Extinction) i've always thought was a nice homage to Romero's Day of the Dead .
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Old 4th May 2021, 12:48 PM
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It's time for a re-watch of the saga for me too I think, it's been a couple of years. The first and the 3rd are my favs but I found enjoyment in all of them, as daft as they are
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It's time for a re-watch of the saga for me too I think, it's been a couple of years. The first and the 3rd are my favs but I found enjoyment in all of them, as daft as they are
My fave by a distance is the fifth film. With the fourth the worst. Like you say there's enjoyment to be had in all of them.
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