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« on: November 27, 2006, 09:21:37 pm »

Somewhat similar to the "What are you listening to?" thread, in that you post what was the last movie you saw, although include a small review.

Yesterday, I watched Peter Jackson's Bad Taste for the third time. When it comes to splatter-flicks it's hard to find a bigger milestone than Bad Taste. I laugh my ass off when I think of the ignorant and unaware Tolkien-fans who are about to watch it in order to check out what Peter Jackson has done before The Lord of the Rings. If they haven't seen it, they're in for a bit of a surprise even though mere name says it all. The basic plot concerns four bumbling government agents whose job it is to rid scenic New Zealand of any alien scum that may be invading their otherwise peaceful country. After being called upon to explore an entire town that has been mysteriously deserted, the men fall upon a shocking discovery...

Bad Taste took four years, a shoestring budget, and a tiny devoted cast and crew to complete. Shooting took place mainly on weekends, while the amateurs tended to their daily lives the rest of the week. The unmitigated commitment the crew had towards the production of the film really shows, as they all must have given their utmost towards not just getting the movie complete, but making it look spectacular. Jackson's camerawork and special effects are nothing short of mind-blowing, and the fast-paced editing really gives this 16mm wonder a big-budget, professional look while still maintaining a goofy, campy feel.

Yes indeed, this movie has it all: Guns, cars, aliens, blood, intestines, blood, vomit, blood, spaceships, bazookas, blood, rubber costumes, and even exploding sheep (my personal favorite). However, it's not for those with a weak stomach (well, it is in the title, you know) or those who don't understand the intense awesomeness (yes, I realise that isn't a real word) of low-budget B-movies. But, if one wishes to explore the world of B-grade splatter flicks, I simply cannot think of a better place to start.
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« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2006, 10:58:11 pm »

Bad Taste is good but Dead Alive is better IMHO. One of the best gory zombie flicks ever.  Also check out stuff by Italian director Lucio Fulci, he is mainly credited as establishing this kind of movie genre and Jackson seems to be influenced strongly by him in his early films.
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« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2006, 11:14:47 pm »

Watching the Shawshank Redemption again for the nth time.

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« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2006, 06:06:19 pm »

Last two movies I watched were Cars and Over the Hedge. Ya... I was in the mood for some animation type stuff. :p

Both get a thumbs up, but Cars was the better of the two in my opinion.
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« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2006, 06:25:31 pm »

Bad Taste is good but Dead Alive is better IMHO. One of the best gory zombie flicks ever.  Also check out stuff by Italian director Lucio Fulci, he is mainly credited as establishing this kind of movie genre and Jackson seems to be influenced strongly by him in his early films.

What what what!?!

As a MASSIVE zombie movie fan, I'd have to disagree with you there. George A Romero is considered to be the creator of the zombie genre, with his cult classic Night of the Living Dead. Lucio was inspired by him and I think he directed an 'unofficial sequel.' Though, I have to agree. Lucio's work is nasty, yet satisfying. Guido Smirk

I'm currently watching Lost as I missed it on Sunday.

Last movie I watched was the Davinci Code.
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« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2006, 06:44:40 pm »

Ah, Bad Taste. A friend of mine lent me his DVD copy and I watched it straight away. Heh heh heh... I guess it fits comfortably in the 'splatsick' camp alongside the Evil Dead series.

I watched Borat recently. That was dead funny, yes?  Guido Smirk
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« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2006, 09:50:00 pm »

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As a MASSIVE zombie movie fan, I'd have to disagree with you there. George A Romero is considered to be the creator of the zombie genre, with his cult classic Night of the Living Dead. Lucio was inspired by him and I think he directed an 'unofficial sequel.' Though, I have to agree. Lucio's work is nasty, yet satisfying

I wasn't talking about Fulci as the creator of the "zombie" movie genre, I was saying Fulci invented the "gore" genre of horror.  The concept of violence on top of violence for the sake of violence, not just dealing with zombies.  The first zombie film is called "White Zombie" and was released in 1932 so while Romero took took the "zombie" film to a new level, he did not create the concept.  As far as Romero's new stuff,  I think the older stuff was much better.  I think 28 Days Later is the best modern spin on the "zombie" film genre.
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« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2006, 01:50:58 am »

High Quality episodes of Samurai Pizza Cats, of course.  Speedy Wink  And a fan-sub of Galaxy Express 999.  Throw in some football and some basketball, and re-runs of South Park, Family Guy, and Futurama.  That's about it... I don't watch tons of TV these days.
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« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2006, 09:21:32 am »

I'm currently watching the heck out of Pinky and the Brain, and Beast Wars seasons 2 and 3 on DVD.  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2006, 09:32:08 pm »

A very bad south american soap opera ... and Spiderman.
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« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2006, 12:16:22 am »

Last two things I saw were Session 9 *shudder* and Mystery Men.
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« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2006, 12:48:09 am »

Last two things I saw were Session 9 *shudder* and Mystery Men.

Session 9 rocks some major tail.

Boooooo yeah!

The Ring is MUCH better though..

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« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2006, 03:22:00 am »

The Ring kinda disappointed me when I saw it. I was expecting, uh, something a bit creepier. The Japanese version wasn't too bad though.  Wink

I think Session 9 is much creepier because there's really nothing supernatural about it. It is something that could feasable happen

The Grudge creeped me out though. Or, to be more specific, the creepy dead girl "crawling" down the stairs creeped me out. :p
 
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« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2006, 05:06:07 am »

The Ring kinda disappointed me when I saw it. I was expecting, uh, something a bit creepier. The Japanese version wasn't too bad though.  Wink

I think Session 9 is much creepier because there's really nothing supernatural about it. It is something that could feasable happen

The Grudge creeped me out though. Or, to be more specific, the creepy dead girl "crawling" down the stairs creeped me out. :p
 

I was creeped out by The Ring when I saw it opening night 4 years ago on the huge Cineplex Odeon theaters. I was a bit shaken up.

The Grudge was similar, it was great.

Good times, good times.

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« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2006, 10:32:14 am »

Just watched 'The Empire Strikes Back' - AGAIN! I'll never get sick of it (it was the first movie I ever saw). Going to see 'Casino Royale' this two days when it premiers in Australia, though I don't have high hopes for it. Annoyed
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« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2006, 03:18:10 pm »

Last movie I saw was The Thing on DVD. Which explains my behavior in the moments prior to reaching 1000 posts in the Longest Thread.
Not a great movie. Not a bad movie. Still a classic. I just love the atmosphere of the film.  Dread, mistrust, confusion. I actually have an idea for an episode of SPC that's based on this movie. So stay tuned for that.
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« Reply #16 on: December 04, 2006, 04:10:08 pm »

OK... last movie I watched this week is The Crow. It's a good movie, though I'm sure 99% of the folks here have seen it already. :p

And, if you haven't, well...
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« Reply #17 on: December 04, 2006, 06:40:50 pm »

I am part of that 1%.
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« Reply #18 on: December 04, 2006, 08:53:57 pm »

I am part of that 1%.

Ditto  Sad

Watched Zoolander again...  Grin And I'm gonna see Happy Feet tomorrow with my art college class.  Cool
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« Reply #19 on: December 04, 2006, 09:02:22 pm »

The Crow was good. Can't believe I haven't seen it since recently.. I missed it in it's early 80s glory days.

Cawww.

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