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Re: What's In Your DVD Player?
« Reply #555 on: November 29, 2010, 05:58:58 PM »
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Valerie and her week of wonders by Jaromil Jires

This movie is fucking nuts. One of the strangest films I've ever seen. First of all, a movie about a 13 year old girl getting her first period is crazy enough, but you toss in an Alice in Wonderland type dream setting, incest, vampirism, molestation, demons and lesbianism, and you really have your work cut out for you.

I wanted to turn it off about nineteen times but I persevered. The last straw was pretty much the child nudity. I had to remind myself that the late 60's in Czechoslovakia was a different time. Some of the animal cruelty was a bit much, but that always bothers me however tame it is (here it's pretty tame).

This poor girl! All she wants to do is have her first menstrual cycle in peace but everyone keeps fucking with her, be it the demons, vampires, the guy with the mutton chops she likes, who turns out to be her brother. Just let her get her first bleeding out of the way!  :splat: Geeze louise!

I was actually happy for her when the townspeople burned her at the stake. At least she can be all moody and emo in peace. 
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Re: What's In Your DVD Player?
« Reply #556 on: November 29, 2010, 07:02:29 PM »
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It sounds like a movie that 03 somehow willed into existence.
Now you're in the *spoiler* place.

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Re: What's In Your DVD Player?
« Reply #557 on: November 29, 2010, 07:09:43 PM »
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^I thought it was very fitting that the only mention of the film on the whole board was by 03.

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Re: What's In Your DVD Player?
« Reply #558 on: January 10, 2012, 06:10:27 PM »
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I've been raiding the library with films that i've read about for years.  Some of the films i've gotten to see recently are:

Sullivan's Travels (Sturges)
The Night of the Hunter (laughton)
Blow-out (de palma)
Out of the past
The Blob (58)


The first two are 2 of the best movies i've ever seen.  4 out of 5 were criterions and the bonus features were just great.  Especially the commentary on Sullivan's Travels
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Re: What's In Your DVD Player?
« Reply #559 on: January 10, 2012, 08:20:02 PM »
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Last night I rewatched Northfork. It's still slow going at times, but I think I enjoyed it more this time round because I wasn't expecting the weird Lynchian film I had been led to believe it would be upon my initial viewing. Definitely worth a watch if you're in a quiet mood and have a couple of hours free. An interesting side note: it was shot entirely using just natural light sources.

My description of the premise:
Angels have long run wild in the small town of Northfork but they are dying out thanks to excessive hunting for their precious wings. One preacher now helps these butchered angel children find adoptive human parents. Meanwhile, a group of suited men are faced with challenge of evicting the final few stranglers from the town before it is flooded to create a new hydroelectric dam which will forever wipe Northfork off the map.

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Re: What's In Your DVD Player?
« Reply #560 on: July 02, 2014, 01:52:11 AM »
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Re: What's In Your DVD Player?
« Reply #561 on: July 02, 2014, 09:50:47 AM »
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Grandma, what a big DVD Blu-Ray player you have.

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Re: What's In Your DVD Player?
« Reply #562 on: March 22, 2015, 02:43:59 PM »
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“The reigning king of Southwestern noir.”
–Nick Pinkerton, The Village Voice

^the quote on the blu-ray case that roped me in. i'm lucky to have a friend who buys these expensive twilight releases, and this one had particular interest for me because of that quote and because of richard fleischer

within the los angeles movie community, quentin tarantino has brought the name richard fleischer back to life, through showing his movies at the new bev. and i tell ya what, he's kinda the classic qt pick -- he doesn't have a solid rep but he's an absolute goddamn delight

examples of richard fleischer directing:
armored car robbery
the narrow margin
20,000 leagues under the sea
violent saturday
the vikings
compulsion (orson welles)
barabbas
doctor dolittle
the boston strangler (tony curtis/henry fonda)
*the last run
see no evil
*the new centurions
soylent green
mr. majestyk
mandingo
the jazz singer
amityville 3-d
conon the destroyer
red sonja

* the two i saw at new bev. and everyone who saw it assured me that it was a major fuckup of mine to not have gone to see mandingo. and if that list sparked some memories for you, it should also be noted richard is the son of max fleischer. his life was the dream, basically

violent saturday is a cinematic soap opera with southern charm, i'd say something like ruthless + cat on a hit tin roof + bank robbery. i'd say it's like an almodóvar melodrama, ripe with camera and personality and intrigue and surprise. just a fucking popping movie. there's one part when a character majorly disses another character the other character sinks into a diss-spiral, and a father explains to his son why not all men who go to wars come back with medals, how not all men are heroes, and later the father cries, and things like that happen again and again. loved it
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Re: What's In Your DVD Player?
« Reply #563 on: March 22, 2015, 06:12:59 PM »
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Glad to hear it. Wow, he's got one hell of a track record. Done some really interesting things but no one ever brings up his name. Red Sonja is always on the el ray network, but the only one I've really seen of his is 'Mandingo'. Not an enjoyable film, but it sure pushes some buttons and the photography is great. Amity 3 is something I should check out too, since I'm catching up on those ( stay away from the the first one at all costs, btw ). I wonder what 'Armored Car Robbery' is about… :ponder:

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pretty nuts.  Nothing too interesting has happened yet, except a guy said "I'm not a fag, but.." and propositioned Jeff Bridges because he felt like "Something different". That was pretty good, hope there's some more of that. Directed by Burgess Meredith of 'Rocky' fame.  I can't tell if James Mason is pretending to be Chinese or Irish. The music is hilariously lame.

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Re: What's In Your DVD Player?
« Reply #564 on: March 22, 2015, 06:30:00 PM »
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Directed by Burgess Meredith of 'Rocky' fame.
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