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Post  Seamaster on Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:20 am

Not sure if people have seen this:

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Post  Iago on Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:28 am

Nice! It reminds me of one of the most disturbing teddy bears in memory courtesy of Bjork and director Michel Gondry:



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Post  mrblur on Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:21 pm

reminded of me of the Gremlins, especially the microwave scene. Need to see if Gremlins is on NetFlix.... ah
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Post  Seamaster on Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:21 am

Iago: Yours wins for creepiest teddy.

Blur: Yes, there are definite moments borrowed from Gremlins.
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Post  Iago on Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:07 pm

Speaking of which, the superior second film has finally been announced for Blu-Ray. I cannot wait!


As you likely know, Gondry borrowed some of that imagery in the video from Neil Jordan's film The Company of Wolves. Which, it now occurs to me, I have not seen in a long, long time. I may need to fix that.
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Post  Seamaster on Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:31 pm

Mr. Fixit.
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Post  Iago on Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:27 pm

Have you seen Wolves and if so what did you think?
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Post  Seamaster on Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:45 pm

I found it to be a good spin on the fairytale classic. I liked the haunting undertones throughout, but I did find it a bit too psychedelic for my tastes.

Reminds me of a crude joke I heard:

Little Red Riding Hood is walking through the forest. Suddenly, a wolf comes rushing up from behind, grabs her and slam her into a tree. The wolf looks Little Red Riding Hood in the eyes and says, "I'm going to fuck you." Little Red Riding Hood replies, "Fuck that," points a shotgun at the wolf and says, "You're going to do as the story says and eat me."
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Post  Iago on Fri Feb 10, 2012 5:34 am

/rimshot



(Actually, that may be a slightly poor choice of response!)
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Post  Seamaster on Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:58 am

I was half expecting you to post your new bannination-smite.
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Post  Iago on Fri Feb 10, 2012 4:20 pm

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Post  Seamaster on Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:55 pm

That'll do.
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Post  Iago on Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:21 am

That'll do, little bear, that'll do?
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Post  Seamaster on Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:21 am

More zombie love:

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Post  Iago on Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:36 am

Nice. It made me think of Night of the Creeps -- not so much the tone as the setting:

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Post  Seamaster on Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:34 pm

Now I want to rewatch Night of the Creeps.
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Post  Iago on Sat Mar 10, 2012 4:48 am

Is that a bad thing?



A zombie clip that a local radio station uses endlessly as a "drop":

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Post  Seamaster on Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:30 am

Has that zombie seen Cannibal Holocaust?

Did you ever get around to watching [Rec 2]?
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Post  Iago on Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:07 pm

Not yet -- I need to order that. I keep hoping for a domestic Blu-Ray release of both films, but it seems like a waste to hold my breath at this point.
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Post  Seamaster on Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:20 am

Strange that Sony would not release on Blu-ray for North America. But even more frustrating is that you can get the film on Blu-ray in nearly every other region!
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Post  Iago on Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:07 pm

Well, they must feel that there is no market here, despite the fact that there was an American sequel. Granted, the film will not be a demo disc since it was shot on broadcast-quality video, but I made the mistake of thinking that Cloverfield would look no different in HD, yet that Blu-Ray looks very good indeed.

Fro the time being, I added {REC}2 to my Netflix queue so that I can at least see the thing.
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Post  Seamaster on Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:39 pm

Part 2 is supposed to pick up from where Part 1 left off. It'll be interesting to see if that works or not. I wasn't completely sold on the original. There is something about POV filming that takes me out of action, rather than put me in it. When I'm watching, I keep asking myself, "If I had a camera and was filming a raging zombie that suddenly decided to charge at me, would I really be that concerned about continuing to film?" And the answer is always no. From that aspect, I find the approach a bit too fantastical. Still, it'd be interesting to see how Part 2 turned out.
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Post  Iago on Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:30 pm

They did change approaches by going with a military group with helmet cams a la Aliens. I should have it by this weekend and I will let you know how it goes.

The best two POV/found footage films that I have seen recently are Trollhunter and Lake Mungo. I think that I already mentioned the former and why I liked it, but I saw the latter more recently. It puts an interesting twist on the genre by structuring itself as a real documentary about what happened, interspersing talking head interviews with the people involved and the footage that they shot. It works well, especially when it takes a pretty interesting twist part way through that makes you wonder where they are going to go after that.
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Post  Seamaster on Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:49 pm

I had heard about Lake Mungo and had wondered about it. I will have to give it a go if you also found it a success.
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Post  Iago on Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:50 pm

It was really interesting. Because of the structure, it was not particularly scary as much as it was diquieting. But well worth a look.

Did you see Trollhunter yet?
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