on that Videodrome blu ray..does that include the alternate opening and closing that features the painting of the face of the actors incorporated into a computer board???
Originally Posted by HarryCanyon
also the orig Nosferatu is one of my total favorites!!
The Fly (1986) on blu-ray: great remake and a brilliant film from David Cronenberg, i saw this 3 times in theaters when i was 5 and creeped me out mainly that birth nightmare scene.
Hallowen (1978) on blu-ray: the essential Halloween time viewing film and perfection at it's finest.
Halloween 2 (1981) on the new blu-ray: Looks good and nice in high def in it's new blu-ray but the version i watched is the extended TV cut which has deleted scenes not shown in theatrical cut, Shout Factory impresses the hell out of me with their blu-rays and DVDs. I should say this sequel is a nice extension of the original masterpiece and offers gore with scares.
Halloween III on blu-ray: the misunderstood child of the franchise! you see folks, Carpenter wanted to end Michael's story with part 2's climax and wanted him dead forever. He had a concept to turn the franchise into a big screen horror anthology of different Halloween themed horror movies like Creepshow, Tales from The Crypt or Twilight Zone every Halloween season with a fresh new story plus new villains and all that instead of the same old. However he didn't marketed the film's concept properly thus audiences were confused and it bombed at the box-office with the anthology dead as a door nail. I should say this sci-fi horror movie which is inspired by Lovecraft is a fresh story and a brave one that nearly rebooted the franchise into a big screen story series.
Grotesque (2009) on blu-ray rental: lives up to it's name and sort of like those Guinea Pig movies, The Untold Story and other Asian shockers but not as horrific as Men Behind The Sun which was one movie that made me vomit my brains out.
Island of Lost Souls on Criterion blu-ray: A great 30s horror/sci-fi classic and hands down the best adaptation of HG Welles's novel, Bela Lugisoa did a terrific performance in this movie as one of the mutants.
Shockingly awesome film. As much as I like the Stallone version (apart from Rob Schneider), this is the movie we've been waiting for. Hoping they do a few sequels, as a bigger budget could really open the world of Mega City 1 up. Be warned though, it's VERY violent.
My only complaint: Dredd didn't say "drokk" or "stomm" ONCE!!
Dredd with the wife a few hours ago. Saw the 2D and thought is was pretty dang good. Lightyears ahead of Stallone's. I never got into the comics, as I only was introduced to Judge Dredd via the Batman crossover Judgment on Gotham back in 1991.
Terry Gilliam's Time Bandits: First time I actually watched it all the way through and didn't get distracted LOL. One thing I couldn't help notice was how much The Evil Genius in looks reminds me of Venger form Dungeons & Dragons, and yet his abilities when in action look like how I'd imagine a live action Hordak :hogrin: Maybe He influenced both these cartoon villains.
Three strangers get stranded in a cabin in the middle of nowhere. When they go outside to hike for help, they keep ending up in the same place. Things get weirder when each person states what year it is.
This is shockingly good. It's an indy sci-fi movie, very low budget, but a solid story with a good message and twist.
In a post apocalyptic future, America is a wasteland and we focus on one overpopulated city full of crime and run by gangs. The only hint of laws are the Judges, future cops who are judge, jury, and executioner, but can only cover 6% of an 800 million population.
The story simply covers Judge Dredd, a highly battle hardened cop and him assessing a failed trainee Judge Anderson, while on patrol. They go on a routine homicide call and get trapped under siege to a vicious gang lord that sells a mind altering drug. The entire movie is Judge Dredd and Anderson looking for a way out while being hunted in a massive tower block by an army of thugs.
I'm shocked at how great this movie was. I'm not Dredd comic fan or a fan of the Stallone movie, but this was Batman meets the Punisher. Karl Urban does a great job. He does the same Bale Batman voice, but makes it sound natural.
The movie is all business, brutal violence, straight to the point dialog, tons of action. The execution, no pun intended, is great and is ultimately what delivers this movie. I expected a soul less action movie based on the trailer, but it ranks up there with the recent Marvel films in entertainment.
I didn't hear Bale's voice at all, I heard Clint Eastwood. :)
Originally Posted by SCB
Glad to see Dredd going down well on the other side of the Atlantic. I really want it to be successful and spawn a slew of sequels (and, the gods willing, a Rogue Trooper movie!). The good thing about Dredd is there's no pretense and no angsty character 'growth'... Life in Mega City 1 is brutal and Dredd behaves accordingly. The new film captures that perfectly...
I saw Resident Evil Damnation which was meh, then I saw Resident Evil Retribution which was just down right awful. It makes Afterlife look good and that should not have been possible. As such, I removed that taste from my mouth with this:
I put this together yesterday with the lithographs from my BD set and the IMAX poster and then watched Raiders.
Saw "End of Watch" at the theater and "Cabin in the Woods" on dvd.
Dredd: Awesome adaptation of the classic comics and the best sci-fi and action movie this year, go see it.
Cabin in the Woods on blu-ray: One of the most most stylish and unique horror movies in recent memory, Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon both did a nice retro style horror tribute here mainly to Evil Dead.
The Last House on The Left (1972) on blu-ray/DVD combo: An utterly horrifying film that never fails to make the audience gag, i saw this movie when i was 14 and my god it shocked me as i had nightmares for it's just a realistic shocker that is one of the earliest torture porn films ever. David Hess is creepy as the baddie Krug.
The Return of the Living Dead on blu-ray/DVD combo: Awesome comical horror spoof that mocks the living dead movies at the time, i saw this in theaters when i was 4 about 2 times and one of my fave zombie movies ever.
Re-Animator on blu-ray: 80s sci-fi horror comedy at it's best and not too shabby in high def, loved this since i was in junior high and been a fave of mine since plus who can't resist Barbara Crampton nude in it? she's one of my boyhood celebrity crushes. This one is one of the best Lovecraft adaptations and gory as hell too with a dark sense of humor.
Thirst (2009): Awesome and unique Korean horror drama that is Korea's answer to Let the Right One In sort of and from the director of Oldboy as it's about a catholic priest who becomes an experimental vampire as he needs no fangs and does drink blood in order to make his warty disease go away and not to be burned in sunlight.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 on blu-ray: Underrated horror-comedy grossout sequel to a horror classic and directed by the same director and stars Jim Sideow back as the dad, Tom Savini's make-up and gore effects shine here. I saw this when i was 5 on video and creeped me out as the first movie did and has one of the most effective jump scares ever, Dennis Hopper was good here too.
Psycho 2: Excellent underrated sequel to an all time horror masterpiece, Perkins proves he is Norman Bates and this one features Meg Tilly in it and a nice twist in the end plus a good score by Jerry Goldsmith.
Clownhouse: Anyone remembers this cult fave? creeped me out when i was 10 when i rented it and loved it, a psychological horror movie in the tradition of Halloween and Hitchcock rather than a mindless blood orgy like some slasher films are. Too bad this movie is tainted by Victor Salva's crime behind the scenes in this movie but he did paid the penalty for 4 years then moved on, i'd rather forget what he did in his personal life and still enjoy this movie, Jeepers Creepers, Powder and Nature of the Beast cause i loved Powder and Nature of the Beast for 16 years since i rented Nature and saw Powder in theaters.
Resident Evil Retribution....
Good flick alot of RE Game nods but the best thing:
Uh... sure, there were game nods, the same ones that were in the last movie. We already had Executioner Majinis and Las Plagas zombies. And those were NOT Ada, Leon, or Barry. They had their names, but they were NOTHING like them personality wise. In fact, "Barry" was the worst. The man is supposed to be in his 50s NOT 20s. I personally hate that they killed "Chris" and "Claire" offscreen though.
Originally Posted by Megalodon
At this point, they are just trolling Resident Evil fans. This movie showed me everything I have hated that has become of the RE franchise in general.
Anyway, watched the Indiana Jones sequels today. Temple of Doom is a fun movie, with some incredible set pieces, great audio, but I hate Willie more and more every time I watch this movie. I keep hoping she is just going to get killed in the very first scene of the movie. Nevertheless, the final area of the movie just down right rocks. Of course, The Last Crusade easily puts Temple to shame, as it is almost as good as Raiders. In fact, TLC was my favorite movie of the series until I saw Raiders in the IMAX two weeks ago and noticed things I had never noticed before. Every scene with Connery in this movie is just amazing and hysterical.
Finally, I come to Crystal Skull and honestly, I don't think it is a terrible movie. It isn't a very good movie, I hate Shia in every scene he is in, I hate his character, but the movie as a whole is not an insult. I think the alien plot works only because aliens were a big obsession during the 50s, while the occult was a big thing in the 30s. However, I feel the movie just isn't as interesting without the occult involved in some manner because it was the mysticism and mythology of the backstories that kept you involved in the older movies. With this, there is no mythology or mystery that engages the audience, it just goes through the motions of going from point a to point b to point c and that is it.
That's how I feel about Temple of Doom. Is it weird for me to say that I was rooting for the villain to kill her? I was all "Yes! Yes! Let her fall!" In the scene where she expects Indy to sleep with her, she gets mad at him for refusing. I'm going "Lady, he just got attacked by a guy and even Short-Round helped him fight." Personally I liked Short-Round (when I saw this I said "Data!"). Her voice got on my nerves.
Originally Posted by Dr Kain
Three Stooges: Surprisingly good. I didn't think I would get into this, but I laughed the whole time.
You really don't pay attention to the WHOLE picture do you??? Chris & Claire were captured by Umbrella and are still alive (Look it up) and what do you want them to look and act EXACTLY like their videogame (Key word) characters??? That's a long shot sorry but I should know better that you do not see anything positive in anything only the negative...NO book,comic or video game can be made into a movie 100% like the source material it will NEVER happen but RE has had better luck in that other Video Game films when it comes to box office and longevity. :hmroll:
Originally Posted by Dr Kain
Shooting zombies have been in Resident Evil since the fourth game. There was no homage.
Originally Posted by HarryCanyon
First off, when did they say Chris and Claire were captured? They showed everyone getting shot and no one being taken alive.
Originally Posted by Megalodon
Secondly, I don't expect the games to be 100% accurate. I liked the first two Resident Evil movies. I thought they did Jill perfectly in the second movie. In fact, I had no problem with Jill here except for how easy it was to remove her controller device. Nevertheless, this movie was an utter piece of crap. There was no plot at all, they explained nothing (like how did Wesker go from being the head of Umbrella to leading the good guys in 10 minutes?), and once again Alice had to kill everything because everyone else is completely useless. What was the point of even having Michelle Rodriguez in the movie? She did nothing but die twice. Did she return because she has not been killed in a movie since Avatar?
And how can you say I never say anything positive? Read the two paragraphs after my Resident Evil rant. Read my Raiders of the Lost Ark IMAX topic from two weeks ago. Read my thoughts on Mekaneck and the Snake-Men in their arrival thread. Read my Figuarts thread from a few weeks ago. Oh, and check out my posts in the Batman The Animated Series topic. BAM!! That makes eight posts right there of positivity. So stop reading my posts with a garbage bag over your head.
Futurama: Bender's Big Score--a great spoof of the D&D games, esp. when Bender throws a fireball spell.:hmlol:
Resident Evil 4 has infected people, not zombies.
Originally Posted by Dr Kain
Mother's Day (1980) on blu-ray: A nice transfer to a troma horror cult fave! one of my fave horror movies since i was 10 when i rented it, it's very similar to I Spit on Your Grave, Deliverance and others of it's kind, it's sleazy darkly funny gory and stylish.
Psycho III: Enjoyable sequel and i saw this in theaters when i was a kid, it's bloody as hell and entertaining but not on par with the first two.
The Shining (1980) on blu-ray: What's there to say? this movie is an all time halloween time classic from King and Kubrick, scared me when i was 5 and one of my favorite horror films. It looks and sounds incredible in high def.
The Phantom of the Opera (1925): One of the earliest horror films and an all time classic from Universal as Phantom is the first monster for Universal, it was remade in 1944 and one of the earliest adaptations of the story.
City of the Living Dead on blu-ray: One of the scariest and grossest movies i've ever seen in my life, Lucio Fulci knows how to do that. This movie is my introduction to Fulci when i was 10 years old when i rented it as Gates of Hell and it scared and grossed me out especially that scene where a girl literally pukes her insides out. Zombies, ghosts, gore, foggy setting etc. you name it as it's one of the inspirations to the Silent Hill games no doubt and it looks yet sounds awesome in the magic of blu-ray.
Tales from The Darkside The Movie: Fun horror anthology spin-off of the TV show and THE REAL Creepshow 3 and not the turkey from 2006, this is from the same makers no doubt of Creepshow 1 & 2 and i saw this movie 3 times in theaters as a kid.
Cannibal Apocalypse: Gory and action packed horror action thriller from Italy/Spain with Giovanni Rambrice aka John Morghen who is a horror icon and this movie is gross fun, i saw this as a kid under the guise of Invasion of the Flesh Hunters and found it to be amusing and disgusting.
House on The Edge of the Park: A very sleazy, dirty, no holds bar and entertaining Italian shocker from the director of the controversial cult film "Cannibal Holocaust" Rugger Deoato, i remembered when i was 14 renting this movie and it shocked me yet entertained me. David Hess and John Morghen aka Giovanni Rambrice do good performances in this movie as 2 scuzzbags who invade someone's home in New York's Central park and do terrible things, it's similar to Funny Games and Last House on The Left.
The Haunting (1963): A classic horror movie and better than it's lame remake, enjoyed this since high school.
Well if you want to get technical, those weren't zombies in the last two movies either, they were Las Plagas.
I love The Shinning. That movie is down right incredible. The one you say that may have inspiried Silent Hill sounds interesting as I am a big Silent Hill fan (and consider the first movie to be the best video game movie to date).
End of Watch
David Ayer's, who specializes in LA cop movies such as Harsh Times, Dark Blue, Street Kings, and Training Day, tells a really good story about two best friends and cops who go around doing routine busts in bad LA neighborhoods.
This was really good. Jake Gyllenhal and Michael Pena are great and have fantastic chemistry. The movie also covers two other pairs of partners, including two female cops who I think could have a cop movie on their own, some really interesting background characters.
The only negative of the movie is that it tries to be an anthology of found footage clips combined into one story, this includes gang members and cartel members video taping themselves for odd reasons. They could have skipped this gimmick and just shot the movie normally.
That being said, great cop movie, along with Dredd. See both.
i know nothing of this film's history, can i still see the film n know whats going on? or whom is who?
The Dark Knight Returns part 1: Fantastic animated adaptation of the best Batman story ever told, very true to Miller's masterpiece.
More Halloween time viewing:
The Black Cauldron: Does anyone remember this PG-rated animated fantasy epic from 1985? i saw it in theaters when i was 4 3 times and loved it despite i did scared me at first and i had the computer game with readalong book with record, stuffed Gurgi doll and all that. I even had a crush on Princess Ellinowy, too bad the film took 13 years to get to video and it finally did. It's very similar to The Last Unicorn, Flight of Dragons, Fire and Ice and Princess Mononoke with nice animation and John Hurt was badass as Horned King. Who else saw this in theaters as a kid?
Cemetery Man (aka Dellamorte Dellamore): Awesome Italian-French-German horror fantasy comedy based on an underground comic called Dylan Dog as it stars Rupert Everett as a cemetery worker who needs to find a way from the dead coming back to life, very gory but funny and unique film too with a weird ending. I saw this in theaters when i was 14 when it came out in US theaters and one of my fave horror films ever.
Bride of Re-Animator: Excellent sequel to the 1985 sci-fi horror classic with Jeffrey Combs reprising his role including Bruce Abbot as Dan, Screaming Mad George's make-up effects are outstanding and this one is a parody of Bride of Frankenstein.
Demons: Bloody and entertaining Italian horror fantasy film from Lamberto Bava is an influential cult classic that directors like Quentin Tarantino to Danny Boyle enjoy as it influenced everything from Rabid Grannies to 28 Days Later. Saw this when i was 6 and found it to be one of the coolest horror movies i've ever seen.
Dead of Night (1945): One of the original horror anthology movies that paved way for many more for the future plus EC horror comics and so much more, the best story is the ventriloquist dummy one. This creeped me out when i was 10 years old when i rented it and i love anthology story horror films.
Cat People (1942): One of the classic Val Lewis psychological horror shockers of the 40s and one of the best lycanthrop movies ever.
Basket Case on blu-ray: Gory, bizarre and original cult classic that has became a grindhouse midnight fave over the years and it doesn't look bad on blu, i rented this when i was 7 and thought it was weird and gross and i became a fan of it.
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) on blu-ray: What's there to say? an 80s classic all the way and the blu-ray version doesn't look and sound bad either, i still remembered when i was 4 when my brother rented this and i was creeped out, this is the best one of them all.
Zombie (aka Zombi 2) on blu-ray: A cult classic never looks and sounds this great before thanks to the magic of high definition and it's a gross, violent and enjoyable horror fave from Italy that put Fulci on the map, it shocked me when i was 10 when i rented it on video especially seeing that broken piece of wood pierce through the woman's eyeball slowly.
I love The Black Cauldron.
8 out of 100 is a poor average and I don't need "blinders" on to read internet text..
Originally Posted by Dr Kain
And if I don't like something I don't have to tear it down for the whole world to see because just because I can if makes you look like you have too much time on your hands...I use my time wisely....:hmshift:
The Raid: Redemption
Watch this movie
- nuff said