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Forum: Crime & Thriller 12th December 2015, 11:14 AM
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M (1951) - Finally caught Losey's version of M...

M (1951) - Finally caught Losey's version of M and it didn't disappoint - whereas Lang's original had it's roots in silent cinema and expressionism, this one is pure noir. There's some amazing...
Forum: General Film Discussions 11th December 2015, 06:19 PM
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Views: 1,258,730
Posted By Handyman Joe
Blanche (1971) - What is it about this movie...

Blanche (1971) - What is it about this movie that's so addictive? It's a medieval set, Jacobean type tragedy played out deliberately and with none of the transgressive Borowyck sex and violence . For...
Forum: Crime & Thriller 8th December 2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 5,917
Posted By Handyman Joe
Une Si Jolie Petit Plage (Riptide) 1949 - The...

Une Si Jolie Petit Plage (Riptide) 1949 - The French title translates as 'A pretty little beach' - let me assure you this is as savage as irony gets - the landscape here is as far from pretty as...
Forum: Crime & Thriller 26th November 2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 5,917
Posted By Handyman Joe
Deadline at Dawn (1946) - Pure distilled noir...

Deadline at Dawn (1946) - Pure distilled noir from the peak period. This has sneaked under the radar and sure, it's not a perfect film the way Double Indemnity, The Killers or Out of the Past are....
Forum: Crime & Thriller 26th November 2015, 05:43 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 5,917
Posted By Handyman Joe
The Face Behind the Mask (1941) - If ever there...

The Face Behind the Mask (1941) - If ever there was a pulp comic bought to life this movie is it. Peter Lorre is an impossibly nice optimistic immigrant who gets horribly burned. Next thing you know...
Forum: Crime & Thriller 18th November 2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 5,917
Posted By Handyman Joe
Human Desire (1954) - I've seen so many B movies...

Human Desire (1954) - I've seen so many B movies lately (and no harm in that!) I'd forgotten what the work of a true genius can look like. 5 minutes into this movie I was reminded. On the face of it...
Forum: Crime & Thriller 16th November 2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 5,917
Posted By Handyman Joe
Woman On the Run (1950) - here's a brilliant...

Woman On the Run (1950) - here's a brilliant little film desperately needing rescued from public domain hell. The Alpha Video copy I watched was bloody awful (still not as bad as Too Late For Tears...
Forum: Crime & Thriller 15th November 2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 5,917
Posted By Handyman Joe
Slightly sub-per weekend double bill - Fear...

Slightly sub-per weekend double bill -

Fear in the Night (1947) - The old 'was it a dream' chestnut given an overwrought, fatally po-faced early outing. Admittedly the print I watched was awful...
Forum: Crime & Thriller 14th November 2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 5,917
Posted By Handyman Joe
Cheers mate, my internet is crap just now but...

Cheers mate, my internet is crap just now but I'll try and chip in as much as possible. To watch list includes Possessed, They Made Me a Fugitive, Human Desire and I Died a Thousand Times - expect my...
Forum: Crime & Thriller 14th November 2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 5,917
Posted By Handyman Joe
Holy cow, just stumbled on this thread - you guys...

Holy cow, just stumbled on this thread - you guys are talking my language here!

I've been watching mostly noir for the past two years and have amassed over 150 of them. Here's 10 of my favourites...
Forum: General Film Discussions 7th October 2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 37,649
Views: 1,258,730
Posted By Handyman Joe
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mrs Osbourne -...

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mrs Osbourne - what can you say about this one? A psychosexual farce? An arty spoof horror? A straight ahead adaptation ? That last option sounds ridiculous but wait...
Forum: General Film Discussions 25th September 2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 37,649
Views: 1,258,730
Posted By Handyman Joe
Nymphomaniac (directors Cut). Been holding off on...

Nymphomaniac (directors Cut). Been holding off on this until I could see the whole enchilada. One thing up front - Von Trier does not give 2 shits about creating a classic piece of filmmaking, being...
Forum: General Film Discussions 31st July 2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 37,649
Views: 1,258,730
Posted By Handyman Joe
Seconded Frankie - this and The Burning are the...

Seconded Frankie - this and The Burning are the two early 80s slashers that stand the test of time for me - probably because the monster reveals take me back to those halcyon Fangoria days - also...
Forum: General Film Discussions 24th July 2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 37,649
Views: 1,258,730
Posted By Handyman Joe
I'm in the process of filing a lawsuit against...

I'm in the process of filing a lawsuit against this particular movie - my failing eyesight is directly attributable to a certain campfire scene which was viewed frequently at age circa 14. .Also...
Forum: General Film Discussions 21st July 2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 45,186
Views: 1,580,820
Posted By Handyman Joe
Zavvi are an utter joke now I'm afraid - my last...

Zavvi are an utter joke now I'm afraid - my last 2 orders - Video Nasties Vol 2 and My Neighbour Tortoro steelbook were never dispatched - I am completely finished with them.
Forum: General Film Discussions 18th July 2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 37,649
Views: 1,258,730
Posted By Handyman Joe
Simon Killer - terrible title, interesting movie,...

Simon Killer - terrible title, interesting movie, 100 odd minutes inside the head of a real scumbag, an amoral chancer who casually ruins lives without a second thought. Some good choices elevate...
Forum: Other Labels 17th July 2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 15,393
Posted By Handyman Joe
That announcement reminded me to order...

That announcement reminded me to order Criterion's Eraserhead. The UK blu-Ray release of that movie is a disgrace - just as well the Lynch One doc is on it or it would've been chucked in the bin.
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Forum: General Film Discussions 13th July 2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 37,649
Views: 1,258,730
Posted By Handyman Joe
First up four classic villain portrayals The...

First up four classic villain portrayals

The Devil Thumbs a Ride (1947) - A crackerjack of an hour with the expected sadism of Lawrence Tierney's hitchhiker psycho levened with unexpected knowing...
Forum: Trades & Deals 7th July 2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 1,708
Views: 45,797
Posted By Handyman Joe
I have a pristine, sealed Stray Cat Rock Arrow...

I have a pristine, sealed Stray Cat Rock Arrow boxset which I don't think I'll ever get round to watching - will sell for 30 quid including postage - if anyone's interested send me a pm.
Forum: General Film Discussions 25th June 2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 37,649
Views: 1,258,730
Posted By Handyman Joe
Blast of Silence (1961) - My 4th must see...

Blast of Silence (1961) - My 4th must see masterpiece of the past few months (see also No Way Out, Patterns and The Breaking Point). This is the tombstone at the end of the classic Flm Noir era, a...
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