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I've been putting this watch on hold due to the sheer runtime even though I dig long flicks (well, still haven't seen the supposedly taste-changing Satantango at 7,5hrs, have you? :lol: ) but I have the HD copy and u Kubrick can't go wrong with Kubrick... well I do know I haven't liked Clockwork Orange as a teen but that was many years ago... otherwise and besides this one, I think I like them all.

But for today I'm planning one of the Ds: The Damned Don't Cry (1950), The Driller Killer (1979) or The Draughtman's Contract (1982).
Ffs man you have to watch it.

Draughtmans Contract is in a somewhat similar vein with the setting perhaps and 18th century mannerisms, I wasn't too enamoured by it though for the most part. Of course as Greenaway its a lot weirder and overly stylised. Certainly intriguing enough at points though.

The Driller Killer is just a total piece of shit. Thats the point of those video nasties but whatever, I honestly couldn't stand it. Truly awful.
 

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Ffs man you have to watch it.

Draughtmans Contract is in a somewhat similar vein with the setting perhaps and 18th century mannerisms, I wasn't too enamoured by it though for the most part. Of course as Greenaway its a lot weirder and overly stylised. Certainly intriguing enough at points though.

The Driller Killer is just a total piece of shit. Thats the point of those video nasties but whatever, I honestly couldn't stand it. Truly awful.
Well Driller Killer is much shorter so advantage Ferrara... I also have The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp in my catalogue looking gorgeous, and some consider it THE costumed Britflick... but that's even fucking longer FFS. What is up you island ppl. and long movies? Fucking French and Italo-Americans can do it in 90 minutes and go on with their lives, u really have nothing else to do in shit season?
 
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Ffs man you have to watch it.

Draughtmans Contract is in a somewhat similar vein with the setting perhaps and 18th century mannerisms, I wasn't too enamoured by it though for the most part. Of course as Greenaway its a lot weirder and overly stylised. Certainly intriguing enough at points though.

The Driller Killer is just a total piece of shit. Thats the point of those video nasties but whatever, I honestly couldn't stand it. Truly awful.
You're certainly not the go to guy when it comes to this sort of genre, but I will admit that Ferrera's second film was emphatically better than The Driller Killer. I probably won't watch that one again.
 

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Never said I was the go to guy, but it doesn't appeal to me one bit.
Your condemnation of Ferrera's The Driller Killer would have been more damning if you had been, say, Boggle, who actually really appreciates and likes so-called 'trash cinema' and low budget oddities of that era, I was merely making the point it's not really to your taste anyway. At least that can be gauged from the sort of films you review and champion.

I didn't mean it as a criticism Matty. I really enjoy your reviews.
 
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Then he tells him he loves him at the end :lol:
What is this blasphemy?

These sound like screenplay issues. JCVD is one of the more underappreciated acting talents of the last 30 years, he really maximised the dramatic potential of such classics as Bloodsport, Kickboxer and my personal favourite, Lionheart.


It's all in the eyes.
 
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What is this blasphemy?

These sound like screenplay issues. JCVD is one of the more underappreciated acting talents of the last 30 years, he really maximised the dramatic potential of such classics as Bloodsport, Kickboxer and my personal favourite, Lionheart.


It's all in the eyes.
I loved that film. Think our VHS copy was called AWOL though.

He fights a guy in a swimming pool, and another in a ring of cars doesn't he?


Edit. Swimming pool fight found. With bonus bikini clad ladies.

 
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I loved that film. Think our VHS copy was called AWOL though.

He fights a guy in a swimming pool, and another in a ring of cards doesn't he?
I have no idea why I referred to it by its US name Lionheart, mine read AWOL too. In fact. my Bluray reads AWOL.

Yeah, he fights a guy in a parking lot, a swimming pool, an indoor basketball court and it culminates in the greatest boss fight ever.


I feel like I can do anything after watching this!
 
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I have no idea why I referred to it by its US name Lionheart, mine read AWOL too. In fact. my Bluray reads AWOL.

Yeah, he fights a guy in a parking lot, a swimming pool, an indoor basketball court and it culminates in the greatest boss fight ever.


I feel like I can do anything after watching this!
Andre the Giant's ponytailed little brother didn't use his size advantage enough.

Needs to learn to fight like a big man. Maybe get Sugar Hill in for the rematch.
 
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Andre the Giant's ponytailed little brother didn't use his size advantage enough.

Needs to learn to fight like a big man. Maybe get Sugar Hill in for the rematch.
All the training in the world isn't going to overcome JCVD's otherworldly intangibles. One of the best chins I have ever seen. Almost endless cardio. Appears to punch like a Heavyweight too. Reminds me of Michael Spinks in how he always starts slow, but JCVD's class shows in the end.

Besides, JCVD doesn't do rematches.
 
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Truly love the 80's Scarface. Seems to be a lot of people peering down their nose at it these days, but for me that's a bona fide classic right there. Great central performances, absorbing plot, cracking soundtrack and memorable dialogue and characterization.

I first watched it as a wide-eyed ten year old. My dear old mum had asked the - clearly disturbed - video shop clerk for an appropriate selection for family viewing, along the lines of a gripping courtroom drama... His recommendation - Scarface, madam. Within thirty minutes, that chainsaw scene had rendered us all pretty much mute, and I'm amazed we made it as far as the scene where Manny demonstrates cunnilingus.

It was some years before I got to see the rest. Tony's monologue in the restaurant, the assassination attempt in the nightclub, and of course that magnificent finale... All were well worth the wait.

I understand the Coen brothers are in negotiations to produce an updated version of it, which has been in the works for years, and if they did end up doing it, I'd have high hopes - even a half-arsed re-make along the lines of The Ladykillers would be well worth a look. But, in my opinion, the Coens have been treading water since the turn of the century (True Grit perhaps aside) so this would really be their chance to turn that oil tanker around. I live in hope...
How can you say the Coens have been threading water since the turn of the century when they made O brother where art thou and No country for old men?
 

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I have no idea why I referred to it by its US name Lionheart, mine read AWOL too. In fact. my Bluray reads AWOL.

Yeah, he fights a guy in a parking lot, a swimming pool, an indoor basketball court and it culminates in the greatest boss fight ever.


I feel like I can do anything after watching this!

I'm reminded of the play The Madness of George III, which was renamed to The Madness of King George as a movie. The joke at the time, and there was probably an element of truth to it, was that is was renamed because Americans would be confused about where parts I and II went.
 
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How can you say the Coens have been threading water since the turn of the century when they made O brother where art thou and No country for old men?
For me, O Brother Where Art Thou was the last truly great Coens film, and I'm aware that is not a popular view, but there it is. No Country is one of those films I admire, but couldn't say I particularly love. They were on an astonishing run up to the turn of the century, but the output since has been patchy, with far too many inconsequential efforts (Hail Caesar, Burn After Reading, A Serious Man) over that period. I still enjoy a lot of their work, I just don't think it holds up against the older stuff.
 

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usual suspects. not sure/10, at least 9

is a one and done type film, so much rests on the twist. the 2nd(maybe 3rd) watch aint the smae thing.

whata fucking story tho, i was bringing up issues from the start but it answerd them all before the end. bra fucking vo.
 
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