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4th October 2005 4:28  #1

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Halloween DVD thread
Since we're already in October and Halloween is near, that means a lot of horror DVD movies will be on special.  Which one(s) are you getting or missing in your collection?  Evil Dead, Land of the Dead, Nightmare on Elm Street, House of Wax?....name this years fav. in you candy bag Happy

4th October 2005 6:08  #2

John Oaks Senior Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 951
-Land of the Dead
-House Of Wax

Those might be just about it. I already own most of the major horror movies.

4th October 2005 12:20  #3

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
I got The Amityville Horror a few days back. I might buy High Tension, but I'm definatly buying House of Wax and Land of the Dead

4th October 2005 14:07  #4

John Oaks Senior Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 951
That's right Tony, I forgot all about High Tension, that's a must buy on my list.

4th October 2005 16:06  #5

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
Have you guys seen High Tension?  I saw it in theaters (unfortunately dubbed into English) and thought that it was REALLY bad.

4th October 2005 18:37  #6

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,456 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
I wrote a reveiw for the uncut HK version of High Tension HERE

The American theatrical version was edited for an R rating, which was pretty stupid considering the content.

4th October 2005 21:36  #7

Explosive Calm Member Join Date: March 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 63
Maybe Friday 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street if I find them cheap, I have every other one I want I think.

Oh and High Tension is pretty sick, it's retitled Switchblade Romance over here for some reason but I got it for free in an offer so why not, and I thought it was good even if the ending is pretty implausable if you think about it.

4th October 2005 22:05  #8

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
Quote: and I thought it was good even if the ending is pretty implausable if you think about it.

The ending was my whole problem with the movie.  It started as an enjoyable slasher flick.  (Even the dubbing wasn't too noticeable as there isn't a lot of dialogue and even when there is, the characters are rarely facing the camera).

However:

Spoiler  The twist ending was completely unnecessary.  I don't know why every movie needs feel compelled to have a twist.  The movie should have gone along with the psychotic and unnamed truck driver as the killer, instead of making the first 2/3rds of the movie virtually impossible to have happened.  

5th October 2005 2:12  #9

john 5 Member Join Date: August 2003 Location: United States Posts: 234
I'll be picking up High Tension (which I thought was great even with the flawed ending but I don't care if 10% of something isn't good while the other 90% is great), Land of the Dead, and Saw: Uncut Edition. Recently pickd up the new The Fog dvd (btw remakes suck), and the Book of the Dead edition of Evil Dead 2. And if I see some horror movies on sale for cheap I might pick them up.

5th October 2005 2:48  #10

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
Quote: Originally posted by Adrian Jones
The ending was my whole problem with the movie.  It started as an enjoyable slasher flick.  (Even the dubbing wasn't too noticeable as there isn't a lot of dialogue and even when there is, the characters are rarely facing the camera).

However:

Spoiler  The twist ending was completely unnecessary.  I don't know why every movie needs feel compelled to have a twist.  The movie should have gone along with the psychotic and unnamed truck driver as the killer, instead of making the first 2/3rds of the movie virtually impossible to have happened.  
As not seeing this movie, I went on MOVIEPOOPER.COM and I found the twist ending of this film. Until I see the movie, which will be this Thursday - Monday, I won't judge it.

5th October 2005 17:20  #11

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,456 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
Adrian, there is a pretty plausable rumour that the twist was imposed by producer Luc Besson. Even the French have issues with producers, and even on their small budget genre titles.

5th October 2005 18:16  #12

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
Not really all that suprising Gabriel.  It is just a shame.  So few movies actually pull off a twist and make it consistent with the rest of the movie.  Then again, the twist in Fight Club is inplausable as well, yet I still love that movie.

5th October 2005 18:17  #13

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
Back on the subject of Halloween DVDs, I noticed The Innocents is out now.  I'm embarrassed to say that I haven't seen it.  Is it worth a purchase at $10?

5th October 2005 21:59  #14

Jonathan Bennett Member Join Date: March 2005 Location: United States Posts: 600 Send a message via AIM to Jonathan Bennett Send a message via MSN to Jonathan Bennett Send a message via Yahoo to Jonathan Bennett Send a message via Google to Jonathan Bennett
I think I'll blind buy Land Of The Dead.
I also might get ED 2 BOTD possibly.

6th October 2005 1:18  #15

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,456 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
I wanted to get the BOTD ED2, but my cat ate my ED1 version, and I just don't feel it's worth the money when real cat food is so inexpensive.

And the Fight Club twist, like The Sixth Sense twist does work because the audience was being told the story mostly by the character most effected by the twist. Because they hadn't noticed things, we weren't told. Go back and watch Fight Club again and pay very close attention, the twist is pretty solid.

6th October 2005 14:54  #16

Jonathan Bennett Member Join Date: March 2005 Location: United States Posts: 600 Send a message via AIM to Jonathan Bennett Send a message via MSN to Jonathan Bennett Send a message via Yahoo to Jonathan Bennett Send a message via Google to Jonathan Bennett
But Gabriel,
Did your cat eat the 2 Disc's as well?

6th October 2005 15:19  #17

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
Quote: Go back and watch Fight Clun again and pay very close attention, the twist is pretty solid.

I've seen Fight Club plenty of times.  The twist almost works.  What doesn't work is after the twist is revealed.

Just in case someone hasn't seen Fight Club:  

Spoiler Some of the action after it is revealed that Ed Norton is Tyler Durden doesn't work for me, especially the scene of him throwing himself down the stairs and dragging himself around the garage.  But maybe that is just me.

I feel for you Gabriel about the cat eating your Book of the Dead.  Luckily, my cats don't like the smell of it so they leave it alone.  The new Book of the Dead screams at you if you push it in the eye.

6th October 2005 17:37  #18

Explosive Calm Member Join Date: March 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 63
Quote: Originally posted by Adrian Jones
The ending was my whole problem with the movie.  It started as an enjoyable slasher flick.  (Even the dubbing wasn't too noticeable as there isn't a lot of dialogue and even when there is, the characters are rarely facing the camera).

The one I saw was the original French version with subtitles and it was enjoyable enough while it lasted, it was more of an old style horror slasher film, really gory and nasty and it did get to me a bit at points which is rare for horror films to do to me now but that ending was a bit of a cop out, if only it had have avoided the twist and just kept it simple it'd be a much better film because of it but although I enjoyed it the ending takes it down to merely average, shame.

6th October 2005 18:13  #19

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,456 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
The ED1 BOTD only has one disc, which survived. The features on the new ED2 disc are so close to those of the previous SE release that I really can't justify the cost, especially when I've got little in the way of fundage. LOTD, Batman Begins, and the uncut Saw all come out in another 2 weeks, I've got to save, especially after buying The Fly and Henry: POASK SEs.

7th October 2005 0:57  #20

Jonathan Bennett Member Join Date: March 2005 Location: United States Posts: 600 Send a message via AIM to Jonathan Bennett Send a message via MSN to Jonathan Bennett Send a message via Yahoo to Jonathan Bennett Send a message via Google to Jonathan Bennett
I'll also be buying Unleashed and Batman Begins.

7th October 2005 1:40  #21

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,456 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
I guess I don't have to buy Unleashed.Wink

7th October 2005 5:18  #22

Jonathan Bennett Member Join Date: March 2005 Location: United States Posts: 600 Send a message via AIM to Jonathan Bennett Send a message via MSN to Jonathan Bennett Send a message via Yahoo to Jonathan Bennett Send a message via Google to Jonathan Bennett
Quote: Originally posted by Gabriel Powers
I guess I don't have to buy Unleashed.Wink

I didn't see it in the theatre,
but since I was anticipating it since I saw the trailer for it infront of Shaun Of The Dead last september,
I was going to see it in the theatre but it went away way too quickly.
I'm gonna blind buy the Unrated cut I think.

7th October 2005 19:00  #23

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,456 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
I'm trying to get my HK review up ASAP. I'll just say that there is very little differnce in the Unrated/Rated version, and none of it is violence.

8th October 2005 0:15  #24

Explosive Calm Member Join Date: March 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 63
I saw Unleashed, easily one of the best films I've seen this year and definitely worth buying, good story and acting but not a big fight film, but when there are fights it was sick, it looked so real and painful it was hard to believe it was faked so uncut is a must, pretty sure that's what I saw, if not then argh!

8th October 2005 1:08  #25

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
It's a good film. But I just thought that Jet Li is a little bit too old to be playing Danny.

8th October 2005 16:46  #26

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
Quote: It's a good film. But I just thought that Jet Li is a little bit too old to be playing Danny.

I thought Jet Li's played well in the movie so that Danny's plight was even more pitiable because he was older.

10th October 2005 3:39  #27

Nick Britt Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: United States Posts: 8
I saw The Omen on sale at Wal-Mart for 9.96 somewhere in that area. They got all the horror DVDs out it seems I didnt really look at them The Omen caught my eye. I have yet to see it.

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