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      CommentAuthorWill Couper
    • CommentTimeJul 30th 2011 edited
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    @ Glukkake: I bought the original 'I Spit On Your Grave' on VHS some years ago for an over-inflated price. I tried to watch it and almost fell asleep (edit: I actually turned it off waaaaaay before the end). Exceptionally dull with shit effects.

    I saw 'Cannibal Ferox' and it was just laughable. Until it came to the gloating animal cruelty and then it was just unpleasant.

    On that Italian exploitation note I bought 'The Grim Reaper' (an alternate title for 'The Anthropophagus Beast, can you tell that I was big on the video nasties when I was a kid?) on super cheap DVD some years ago. Another booooooring film that didn't even have the dubious interest of the extreme gore as it had all been edited out.


    Will
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      CommentAuthorrazrangel
    • CommentTimeJul 30th 2011
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    Talk about THX reminds me of THX-1138. Not a bad film, in my opinion. But is it a universal phenomenon that everyone falls asleep the first time trying to watch, and then stay awake through subsequent viewings? I mean, of course, those who decide to come back which ain't many.
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    @Alan Tyson you know, you'd think that, but there's a certain level that I'm okay with. Once, for the sake of the story, okay, that I can handle. I had to turn of Ichi the Killer after the third rape scene, you don't have to show every one of them. I don't need to be raped by rape scenes, thanks.
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      CommentAuthorglukkake
    • CommentTimeJul 30th 2011 edited
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    @randomentity I think he's just pointing out that when I say that I don't want to watch a film with rape in it, it isn't very enticing to say "well, there isn't A LOT of rape in it!".

    But should I come across Begotten & be in the mood, I'll give it a whirl if it's one of your favourites.



    (edit to remove something that might be too snarky because I'm feeling ill & it's too damn hot today)
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      CommentAuthorravnos
    • CommentTimeJul 30th 2011
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    Movies can definitely overdo Rape. Ironically Ichi the Killer didn't bother me, but the movie Closure (Straightheads in the US) staring Gillian Anderson (X-Files woo!... wait... more on that later) has a gang rape and then a rather unique revenge rape scene later in it... and that was a bit over the top. Odd..


    Speaking of X-Files, the second X-Files movie? Billy Connolly was badass... the rest of the movie? Ow? That was painful...
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    Shoot em up.

    Circumstances: "Hey this looks like a good way for men to waste a few hours after drinking everything in sight"

    Reason:This movie bored me back to sobriety.
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      CommentAuthorLazarus99
    • CommentTimeJul 30th 2011
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    ^damn you, I love that movie...come on...skydiving gun battle...such stupid fun...
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      CommentAuthorFinagle
    • CommentTimeJul 30th 2011
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    I keep having this horribly, horribly inappropriate vision in my head of the discussion of there not being "much rape in it" done in the fashion of the Monty Python "spam" sketch.

    "Let's watch this one, it's not got much rape in it.."
    "But I don't like rape!"
    "That's alright, honey, I'll have yours, I love it!"


    I'm going to Hell.
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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeJul 30th 2011
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    I wonder what movie has the most rape.
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    Ugh worst derailed thread ever. I was just saying for clarification that it's a good movie, but there is a rape scene. Unless a chick jerking/blowing a dead dude off counts as rape, then there's 2.

    Has anyone mentioned the Ang Lee Hulk film? Saw it at the $2 theatre, fell asleep not even 30 minutes into it, woke up to the CGI hulk fighting the Absorbing Man? that was also his dad?
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    Oh I also forgot House on Haunted Hill. Walked out of that one 20mins in.

    @DJ Stawes to answer your question "National Lampoon's:Sex Vacation"
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      CommentAuthorLuke
    • CommentTimeJul 30th 2011
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    Fatal Deviation
    Fatal Deviation
    Circumstances: Ireland's infamous (and only) kung fu movie was the stuff of legend. We tracked down an old VHS through friends of a friend and drank ourselves stupid. I imported the contagion to new friends in a new country, and even expert piss-artists/anticinemaphiles couldn't take it.

    How bad is it? So bad I got paid to tell people how bad. It's an eight year-old's idea of awesome and instead of making imagination possible by the power of cinema, the single camera cruelly shatters every single illusion the star/writer/director clearly holds dear. To call it playground violence would disrespect children who genuinely hurt themselves.
    • CommentAuthorkozmund
    • CommentTimeJul 30th 2011
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    @Alan Tyson

    Everyone else seems to have mercifully skipped New Rose Hotel, but I'll second and third you on that. I mean, I love nudity and all, but never have I been as insulted by it as in that movie. Also? The last act basically being Willem Defoe crawling in a sewer having flashbacks? What the fuck were they thinking. It's a sad commentary on this movie and The Gibson Curse that partway in, I was actually wishing that Keanu and Ice T would show up.
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      CommentAuthorglukkake
    • CommentTimeJul 30th 2011
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    Ladies and gentlemen, I present:

    Silent Night, Deadly Night 2
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    Quantam of Solace.

    The latest James Bond. Although I have never been the biggest James Bond film, I was entertained my Casino Royale. But the editing in QOS was just terrible and incoherent.

    I mean, for example a car chase would be shot like this:

    Shot of hand changing gear
    shot of car skidding off cliff
    shot of angry face
    shot of cars skidding
    and repeat...

    in a manner that does not feel at all linked in anyway. The same goes for the fight scenes
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    I have 4 words to trump you all.

    sex in the city.

    reason: i'm a married man.

    also, there was a UFC themed film that i sold some music to without realising how bad it would be called Never Surrender. I feel bad that i'm on imdb because of that attrocity...

    urrrrrggh
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    Tim Burton's remake of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory. Why the fuck was Johnny Depp channelling an ultra-creepy Michael Jackson throughout the film?
    • CommentAuthorThe Brad
    • CommentTimeJul 31st 2011
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    @Greasemonkey

    And the unnecessary 'origin' story? Also, Tim Burton's pompous claim of not really liking the original movie because of how far it strayed from the book, and then making a movie that strayed even FURTHER from said book, makes me want to throw him into a fucking wood chipper. The original had heart, was the perfect amount of creepy/inspired.

    Its interesting how much Tim Burton used to be against the grain, a sort of fresh and interesting alternative version of pop-tainment. Now he IS the grain. Every choice he makes seems to be less and less inspired as time goes by. Much like Johnny Depp.
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      CommentAuthortedcroland
    • CommentTimeJul 31st 2011
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    Tim Burton is a weird fellow. I'll always love Ed Wood and Beetlejuice, but this decade has not been kind to his film catalog. Planet of the Apes, Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, Alice In Wonderland...truly atrocious films. It's like he went "Well, I finally learned how to make a movie, now let's just make a bunch of really, really shitty ones." I don't get it.

    As for Worst Movie, The Last Airbender gets my vote. I only saw it with Rifftrax enhancement, but my god was it painful anyway. The dialogue, the acting, the plot, everything about it is so atrociously awful I actually couldn't believe what I was watching. I have enjoyed MST3k movies more than that film. It's like a ropes course in what not to do in a film.

    My favorite part is this expository dialogue where Aang (mispronounced the entire film) and his buddies are talking about what to do next, but the entire scene is cut back and forth of extreme, low angle close-ups of their faces with out a blocking shot for about two minutes. It made me physically uncomfortable to watch after about 30 seconds. Even the Rifftrax couldn't make that movie entertaining.
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    @tedcroland. You think that's bad? Try watching "Terminator 3" on Rifttrax. Don't get me wrong, the riffing was funny as hell, but the AUDACITY OF THIS GODDAMN MOVIE, TO TRY AND EVEN CALL ITSELF A TERMINATOR MOVIE, is beyond belief. Retconning the entire brilliant story, "funny" moments that are just awkward, a story with no cohesive sense of suspense, action that outdoes both in the originals, in the wrong way ("Well gee...there was a semi chase in the first; so let's do it with three cop cars, a tow truck, and a firetruck. Duh, that will make people think its better".) I heard that they tried to get Cameron to come back and direct the third one. I hope he just left a three hour voice mail, of nothing but hysterical laughter.