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    Have you seen his French language films? Polytechnic and incendies?
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    Quote Originally Posted by shootemindehead View Post
    Have you seen his French language films? Polytechnic and incendies?
    Nope. Heard of the latter, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MinionZombie View Post
    Nope. Heard of the latter, though.

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    Black Mountain Poets
    Quirky, low budget British comedy drama starring Alice Lowe (Sightseers, and the newly released Prevenge) and Dolly Wells (Doll & Em). The film starts with two sisters bumbling an attempted theft of a digger from a building site, which causes them to go 'on the run' where they end up impersonating two poet sisters at a poet's retreat in the countryside. Low key, quirky, it's a character piece and is surprisingly enjoyable.

    Demons
    The first time I watched this I didn't much care for it, but that was a few years ago and I figured I'd give it a second shot ... and I still don't particularly care for it. I like parts of it, but it feels quite rushed and scattered in its thinking, tossing random elements about, and some of the 'tense' sequences don't feel tense whatsoever. It's the sort of movie that I figured I would have liked considering my tastes and fondness for Italian exploitation movies, but for some reason this one doesn't really chime with me. Like I said, I enjoy bits and pieces of it, but generally? Meh.

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    I think Demons is a fun rollercoaster of nonsense and thrills. But it is stupid and not high art by any stretch of the word. Weird to single out Demons as a film not up your alley? It's basicly a zombie movie after all... Just like 28 Days Later.

    Anyway;

    The Girl who knew too much
    The first ever giallo, by Bava. John Saxon stars. Pretty harmless by later standards but some of the imagery is very gothic. If anyone is into vistas of Rome, this is your film...

    Pretty in Pink
    I want a linen suit, just like James Spader has.

    The Case of the Scorpions Tail
    Similar plot twist as Death Walks on High Heels (and Psycho) and same author too: Ernesto Gastaldi. Otherwise it's a who's-who of Giallo cinema: George Hilton, Anita Strindberg, Luigi Pistilli and directed by Sergio Martino. Solid mystery.

    Milano Calibro 9
    A italian gangster film from 1972. Being a genre film, a lot of the same actors show up in this one. Including Luigi Pistilli. Great film! Great sets, neat music, good gangster show offs. Not much of a mafia fan myself, but this I can dig.

    Two Evil Eyes
    Romero and Argento directs two one-hour shorts. One is about a greedy widower whose dead husband returns from the grave to haunt her. The other is of a sadistic photographer who is haunted by a black cat. Guess who directed which segment...

    "I worked in a factory owned by Germans, at coal pits owned by Frenchmen, and at a chemical plant owned by Belgians. There I discovered something about capitalists. They are all alike, whatever the nationality. All they wanted from me was the most work for the least money that kept me alive. So I became a Communist." - Ники́та Серге́евич Хрущёв

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvilNed View Post
    I think Demons is a fun rollercoaster of nonsense and thrills. But it is stupid and not high art by any stretch of the word. Weird to single out Demons as a film not up your alley? It's basicly a zombie movie after all... Just like 28 Days Later.

    Anyway;

    The Girl who knew too much
    The first ever giallo, by Bava. John Saxon stars. Pretty harmless by later standards but some of the imagery is very gothic. If anyone is into vistas of Rome, this is your film...

    The Case of the Scorpions Tail
    Similar plot twist as Death Walks on High Heels (and Psycho) and same author too: Ernesto Gastaldi. Otherwise it's a who's-who of Giallo cinema: George Hilton, Anita Strindberg, Luigi Pistilli and directed by Sergio Martino. Solid mystery.

    Milano Calibro 9
    A italian gangster film from 1972. Being a genre film, a lot of the same actors show up in this one. Including Luigi Pistilli. Great film! Great sets, neat music, good gangster show offs. Not much of a mafia fan myself, but this I can dig.
    RE: Demons - I wanted to like it both times I saw it, but for some reason it doesn't really work for me. I like pieces of it, but as a whole for whatever reason(s) it didn't flick my switch.

    The Girl Who Knew Too Much - ooh, that's a good one. The cinematography and locations in that film are great, and there's some fantastic sequences throughout. The giallo genre got off to a good start with that one.

    The Case of the Scorpion's Tail - aye, I dug that one too. A solid all-rounder.

    Milano Calibro 9 - I've not seen that, but I'll add to the 'to do' list based on your comments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MinionZombie View Post
    RE: Demons - I wanted to like it both times I saw it, but for some reason it doesn't really work for me. I like pieces of it, but as a whole for whatever reason(s) it didn't flick my switch.
    One of the coolest things about that movie is that it features songs by Saxon, Accept and Mötley Crüe. Metal was still one of the most popular music styles when this movie was made. Even the movie's poster advertises the fact that music by these bands is featured:


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    Quote Originally Posted by MinionZombie View Post
    Milano Calibro 9 - I've not seen that, but I'll add to the 'to do' list based on your comments.
    Starting to run out of giallo. I might turn to Poliziotteschi if that film was any indication of what there is to see there.

    Anyway...

    Blade Runner
    Final cut. Well, it's a great film. Enough has been said of it. Looking forward to the sequel, I guess. But this must be Scott's best film - of which there are many.

    Short Night of Glass Dolls
    I didn't like this at all. Aldo Lada, who directed the rather macabre Night Train Murders, delivers a rather dull giallo with no stylish murders, sets or much of a plot. A paralyzed man recollects how he ended up like this. There is some classic giallo mumbo-technology thrown in as a doctor explains tomatoes (a vegetable? Like our hero in his current state?) can feel pain. In the end, our hero unearths a plots that's somewhat morbid but the way there is just drab and boring. Unlike the very best giallo, most actors and extras just stand around doing nothing. I want my italians to deliver wild performances!

    Schock
    Mario Bava's final film with a score by Goblin. It delivers things that make horror films great - surrealism and crazy scenes - and things that make it bad - annoying kid actors and flat melodrama. Overall pretty good but I wonder who thought it was a good idea to have Goblin put so much rock music into horror films.

    "I worked in a factory owned by Germans, at coal pits owned by Frenchmen, and at a chemical plant owned by Belgians. There I discovered something about capitalists. They are all alike, whatever the nationality. All they wanted from me was the most work for the least money that kept me alive. So I became a Communist." - Ники́та Серге́евич Хрущёв

    "Thanks for Playa Girón. Before the invasion, the revolution was weak. Now it's stronger than ever". - Che Guevara

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvilNed View Post
    Starting to run out of giallo. I might turn to Poliziotteschi if that film was any indication of what there is to see there.

    Anyway...

    Blade Runner
    Final cut. Well, it's a great film. Enough has been said of it. Looking forward to the sequel, I guess. But this must be Scott's best film - of which there are many.
    I'd love to sit down and watch the original cinema cut vs one of these latter directors cut, to see how much they really feel different. Obviously (I assume) the primary diffferences being the voice over and a few of the additional scenes plugged in?
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    That's really about it.

    The only reason these other cuts really exist is because Scott wanted to push the Deckard is a robot thing...ooooooooooooohhhhhhhh.

    One of the most stupid things about that, is a camera accident in the original film, to do with Rachel's eyes, was digitally reproduced in later versions on Deckard, to "prove" he was a replicant.

    This has the idiotic effect of rendering the Voight-Kampff test utterly pointless and redundant. Why bother going to all of that bollocks, when you simply shine a light in the suspects eyes?

    "Click...yeh, he's a robot. Take him away."
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    Quote Originally Posted by shootemindehead View Post
    That's really about it.

    The only reason these other cuts really exist is because Scott wanted to push the Deckard is a robot thing...ooooooooooooohhhhhhhh.

    One of the most stupid things about that, is a camera accident in the original film, to do with Rachel's eyes, was digitally reproduced in later versions on Deckard, to "prove" he was a replicant.

    This has the idiotic effect of rendering the Voight-Kampff test utterly pointless and redundant. Why bother going to all of that bollocks, when you simply shine a light in the suspects eyes?

    "Click...yeh, he's a robot. Take him away."
    The light is also visible in the artificial owl and in Pris' eyes. Furthermore, just because we the audience can see it doesn't mean the people in the film can. I can see the lens flares, they cannot...

    "I worked in a factory owned by Germans, at coal pits owned by Frenchmen, and at a chemical plant owned by Belgians. There I discovered something about capitalists. They are all alike, whatever the nationality. All they wanted from me was the most work for the least money that kept me alive. So I became a Communist." - Ники́та Серге́евич Хрущёв

    "Thanks for Playa Girón. Before the invasion, the revolution was weak. Now it's stronger than ever". - Che Guevara

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    It's still as thick as shit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shootemindehead View Post
    It's still as thick as shit.
    Why??

    "I worked in a factory owned by Germans, at coal pits owned by Frenchmen, and at a chemical plant owned by Belgians. There I discovered something about capitalists. They are all alike, whatever the nationality. All they wanted from me was the most work for the least money that kept me alive. So I became a Communist." - Ники́та Серге́евич Хрущёв

    "Thanks for Playa Girón. Before the invasion, the revolution was weak. Now it's stronger than ever". - Che Guevara

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    I really dislike the idea that Deckard is a replicant. It makes no sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shootemindehead View Post
    I really dislike the idea that Deckard is a replicant. It makes no sense.
    I don't know, I think it makes plenty sense!

    "I worked in a factory owned by Germans, at coal pits owned by Frenchmen, and at a chemical plant owned by Belgians. There I discovered something about capitalists. They are all alike, whatever the nationality. All they wanted from me was the most work for the least money that kept me alive. So I became a Communist." - Ники́та Серге́евич Хрущёв

    "Thanks for Playa Girón. Before the invasion, the revolution was weak. Now it's stronger than ever". - Che Guevara

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