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Re: Latest Movie You Watched
« Reply #105 on: December 07, 2009, 06:19:57 PM »
I just got Fright Night on dvd.
I forgot how good that movie was way back in 1985 or so when it came out.
 I need to find Fright Night 2,,,it was even better.

#1 was the best. I bought The Return of the Living Dead recently and had forgot how good that was.

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Re: Latest Movie You Watched
« Reply #106 on: December 07, 2009, 08:08:06 PM »
I got Part 7 ( Necropolis,,or as I call it NeCRAPolis).
I was so disapointed.
While in Scotland I got Dario Argento's Demons and Demons 2.  I had forgotten how fun those were to watch.
I keep my standards low.
That way im never disapointed.

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Re: Latest Movie You Watched
« Reply #107 on: December 08, 2009, 11:59:41 AM »
Surrogates -

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Re: Latest Movie You Watched
« Reply #108 on: December 08, 2009, 12:04:58 PM »
I have Surrogates and I'm seeing a bit every other day. I don't think I'm going to end up watching it now.  :D

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Re: Latest Movie You Watched
« Reply #109 on: December 08, 2009, 01:17:22 PM »
Watched Surrogates last night.  Was pretty disappointed in it.
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Re: Latest Movie You Watched
« Reply #110 on: December 08, 2009, 04:30:15 PM »
I have Surrogates and I'm seeing a bit every other day. I don't think I'm going to end up watching it now.  :D

Yeah, if it hasn't enticed you enough to watch more than a few minutes at a time, it's never going to grab you. The story just gets worse as the film progresses.

Watched Surrogates last night.  Was pretty disappointed in it.

Since I know you read comics, you should give the graphic novel a try. The story is infinitely better and, as I said, is nothing like the movie.

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Re: Latest Movie You Watched
« Reply #111 on: December 08, 2009, 05:29:08 PM »
I bought The Return of the Living Dead recently and had forgot how good that was.

A lot of people don't know that it's based on a novel by John Russo (the other half of the creative team for Night of the Living Dead)... Hell, that movie's written by Dan O'Bannon (Alien) and has some pretty amazing special effects.

The gooey zombie that comes out of military canister and is trapped in the basement is fantastic.

And the quadruple amputee zombie that chases the mortician back inside still haunts me to this day...

And, of course, the scene where the line of cop cars gets attacked by hoards of zombies is classic...

And is there any love out there for Savini's 1990 remake of Night? I think it's better than the original myself...

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Re: Latest Movie You Watched
« Reply #112 on: December 08, 2009, 05:45:20 PM »
And is there any love out there for Savini's 1990 remake of Night? I think it's better than the original myself...

I disagree. I was really looking forward to that remake, but found it more of a re-imagining. The character of Barbera was completely unrecognisable from the original. in the original she was almost catatonic with fear throughout, while in the remake, it seems like they've seen the success of the "Alien" series of films with a strong female lead and thought "lets put Ripley in this. We'll call her Barbera because we obviously can't use Ripley, but it's Ripley."  :D

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Re: Latest Movie You Watched
« Reply #113 on: December 08, 2009, 05:50:02 PM »
It's because it was remade in the 90's. It would have been politically incorrect if the female character was a catatonic useless helpless woman.  ;) ;D ;D

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Re: Latest Movie You Watched
« Reply #114 on: December 08, 2009, 06:02:20 PM »
It's because it was remade in the 90's. It would have been politically incorrect if the female character was a catatonic useless helpless woman.  ;) ;D ;D

I'm glad I now know it was political correctness and not the "Ripley factor" that the changes were made. I dislike it even more now.

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Re: Latest Movie You Watched
« Reply #115 on: December 08, 2009, 06:09:07 PM »
I really have no idea why the change was made. But it may well be because of that.

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Re: Latest Movie You Watched
« Reply #116 on: December 08, 2009, 06:46:25 PM »
I have both virsions.
The first was a social commentary ( as are most of Romeros Dead movies) on racism at the time.
 To me the first was creepier,, the second ( made by Tom Savini) was more of a fun zombie flick. ( im kinda an expert on zombie flicks,, sorry).
 The whole Night Of The Living Dead 3D was a waste of my time. Dont bother,, I wont talk about it or bore you with the details.
 Dawn was a good effort comenting on our consumerist lifestyle that has just gotten worse.
Day was talking about the Reaganistic philosophy of millitary might in the civilian world and Land was about the Bush/Cheney regime sweeping thier mess under a carpet hoping no one finds out.
Diary was about how the internet has made the world smaller and how the real news is online,, not on tv.
Survival Ive yet to see or hear much about.

I just watched A Scanner Darkley by Phillip K richard.
 The ending was great,, and twisty as hell as far as Im concerned.
Great movie about the proliferancy of drugs in a society, and the war on drugs punishing the inocent to get its point accross.
 Great movie.
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That way im never disapointed.

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Re: Latest Movie You Watched
« Reply #117 on: December 08, 2009, 07:13:27 PM »
I've heard/read other good comments on A Scanner Darkly. I went to the trailer and by the end of it I had a headache. That kind of animation isn't for me. Glad you enjoyed it.

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Re: Latest Movie You Watched
« Reply #118 on: December 08, 2009, 07:16:12 PM »
The animation was a bit harsh,, but the story was awsome.
If you can find the book,, I urge you to do so,, there are SOME changes,, but the overall story is pretty much the same.
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Re: Latest Movie You Watched
« Reply #119 on: December 08, 2009, 07:20:17 PM »
I'll do that. Next vacations maybe.  :)