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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.
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.
It's a good film. But I just thought that Jet Li is a little bit too old to be playing Danny.
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!
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.
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.
I guess I don't have to buy Unleashed.Wink
I'll also be buying Unleashed and Batman Begins.
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.
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.
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.
But Gabriel,
Did your cat eat the 2 Disc's as well?
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.
I think I'll blind buy Land Of The Dead.
I also might get ED 2 BOTD possibly.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.  
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.
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.
Have you guys seen High Tension?  I saw it in theaters (unfortunately dubbed into English) and thought that it was REALLY bad.
That's right Tony, I forgot all about High Tension, that's a must buy on my list.
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
-Land of the Dead
-House Of Wax

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