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Originally Posted by HunterTarantino View Post
 

Saw Baywatch. Look, I don't expect every TV adaptation to be The Untouchables or The Fugitive, but this was painful. Devoid of self-awareness, bad gross-out jokes, poorly filmed action with visual effects that looked lifted from 1996. The Rock can't save this, and it doesn't even aspire to be a 21 Jump Street cash-in.

 

If you think that saying "fuck" seven times in one sentence is an effective punchline, you might like it. Otherwise, stay far, far away.

 

Thanks for taking the bullet for us, Hunter. Looks like i made the right decision giving this a miss last week.

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Was the misquote from Odenkirk in regards to something regarding Farley? I read that and another SNL book last year, one that chronicled the first ten years on the show. The detail about the Doumanian and Ebersol years was really fascinating.

 

 

It was! He specifically says that they misquoted him when he said that Farley was like a baby, and people took that as him saying Farley acted childish and threw tantrums like babies do. He clears it up by saying that he was like a baby in the way that he was naive, innocent, and bright eyed nearly all the time. He wore his heart on his sleeve (a direct quote from the book), and just about everything else that doesn't involve booze, broads, or bad behavior (doesn't that sound like a great title for something? I'm trademarking that!) does make it seem like he was a child in the purest and most innocent sense.

 

 

 

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I feel like Saturday Night Live is one thing I've culturally really missed out on. It's never been broadcast widely here in the UK, despite all the movies by SNL comedians getting big releases here.

 

 

I grew up watching the show back in the 90's, and followed it up until around 2003 or so, and then after that it was sporadic to none as I rarely watch it nowadays. Your best bet would be to pick up some of those "Best Of.." Saturday Night Live dvds of the various cast members, or even some of the hosts who have hosted many times over the years. There's even one that involves the cartoon skits of "Tv Funhouse" that Saturday Night Live did in the late 90's and early '00s. I don't know if they're available in the UK, but those are a good way to see famous sketches from the show.

 

The Best Of Adam Sandler has one of the greatest (and most controversial) skits in CANTEEN BOY. It's an all timer, I remember seeing it when I was a kid.

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I've watched a few recent eps of Saturday Night Live. By and large Key & Peele is much funnier. 

 

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Well I guess beyond the big ones like Commando, Die Hard etc I like anything that mixes Asian martial arts with hollywood cheese 

 

Neat. Those two movies you mentioned in particular are new to me, but maybe one day I should see them. 

 

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Yeah, my happiness was sadly shortlived.

 

Like I said before, I f'ed up because I wasn't clear; I just presumed that everyone would know it'd be like the other times that AMC has honored a celebrity passing away, in that screenings of their old movies would only be in large markets... that was my mistake. In the future I'll make sure to provide links or do other things to ensure there's no confusion.

 

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Saw Baywatch

 

I've only heard bad things about that. The trailers made it look bad to me, but as my sense of humor is odd that is not an accurate way to judge how the general public would react to it. A lot of people skipped it, judging by the box office. Then again, the new Pirates movie apparently isn't much better. Next weekend is Wonder Woman and I am already bracing for the shitstorm of controversy that will cause online... it's happened with the past few DC movies and now gender is involved too. There's already the tale of how the Alamo Drafthouse booked ONE woman-only showing in Austin for the film and for some reason a bunch of dudebros got irrationally angry about it, so Alamo is greatly trolling them by doing other screenings like that at most of their locations. More drama like this coming up is something I am not looking forward to.

 

Today was another day of relaxing; I did not even watch any films. I'll save that for tomorrow, when I'll also have to make TWO airport runs.

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Your best bet would be to pick up some of those "Best Of.." Saturday Night Live dvds of the various cast members, or even some of the hosts who have hosted many times over the years. There's even one that involves the cartoon skits of "Tv Funhouse" that Saturday Night Live did in the late 90's and early '00s. I don't know if they're available in the UK, but those are a good way to see famous sketches from the show.

 

The Best Of Adam Sandler has one of the greatest (and most controversial) skits in CANTEEN BOY. It's an all timer, I remember seeing it when I was a kid.

 

Thanks, Yeah, I have seen those DVDs on sale, Sandler, Will Ferrel etc films are really big here so they must have released them for fans.


Edited by Mesa - 5/29/17 at 3:40am
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I really liked Mel's Get the Gringo, I had been meaning to see it for years. I liked that 80s thing of, the hero going to a realistically depicted interesting place in a poorer country, I haven't felt that in a film for years.

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It's almost like an unofficial sequel to Payback.

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Banderas is...Bruce Willis...in Die Hard in Shopping mall...in SECURITY...

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BTW...maybe I'm just not active enough here lately (although I read this board every day) so I missed his posts or something...but , is anybody in contact with dude hallenbeck? I didn't see him post here in a long time now! Is he OK, does anybody knows?

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Like I said before, I f'ed up because I wasn't clear; I just presumed that everyone would know it'd be like the other times that AMC has honored a celebrity passing away, in that screenings of their old movies would only be in large markets... that was my mistake. In the future I'll make sure to provide links or do other things to ensure there's no confusion.


Don't sweat it, Perfect. It's ok. I'm more upset at the fact that AMC had it advertised on the website for the local theater in the "coming soon" section. I had to actually click on the "coming soon" poster for the showings, and that's when I discovered that it wasn't going to be available at all AMC theaters. They really should have had it on the main page advertised as being at select theaters.
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Thanks, Yeah, I have seen those DVDs on sale, Sandler, Will Ferrel etc films are really big here so they must have released them for fans.


Great to hear those DVDs are available over there in the UK. They're worth checking out. Lots of laughs in them.
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I really liked Mel's Get the Gringo, I had been meaning to see it for years. I liked that 80s thing of, the hero going to a realistically depicted interesting place in a poorer country, I haven't felt that in a film for years.

I haven't seen the movie since I bought the blu in 2012, but I remember really liking it a lot. In due a revisit, so maybe I'll see it again soon.
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BTW...maybe I'm just not active enough here lately (although I read this board every day) so I missed his posts or something...but , is anybody in contact with dude hallenbeck? I didn't see him post here in a long time now! Is he OK, does anybody knows?

I talk with him every day via Facebook chat. He's actually been traveling. He came over here to the states and has been enjoying the wonderful sights. I've mentioned that people have asked for him, and I'll pass the word along that you were asking about him.
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Welcome to the thread, Mesa!

 

Watched LIVE BY NIGHT this morning. Plenty of gangland killings and such but the film has no pulse. It's all very episodic. Affleck has a beef with a character for 15 minutes or so then it's on to the next character he has a beef with for 15 minutes. None of the beefs are all that intriguing. Affleck is also the most self-righteous murderous gangster ever, which in turn makes him a dull gangster.

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Watched LIVE BY NIGHT this morning. Plenty of gangland killings and such but the film has no pulse. It's all very episodic. Affleck has a beef with a character for 15 minutes or so then it's on to the next character he has a beef with for 15 minutes. None of the beefs are all that intriguing. Affleck is also the most self-righteous murderous gangster ever, which in turn makes him a dull gangster.

I kind of thought the same thing about it. Wanted it to be better, but it just seemed to be hollow.

 

Sleepless with Jamie Foxx was ok I guess. It seemed to me that it was full of people making dumb decisions.

 

I also watched The Great Wall with Matt Damon. It wasn't too bad, just a monster/adventure kind of movie. I had fun with it.

 

I'll watch Baywatch when it hits Redbox. I'll watch just about anything with Daddario in it. Hubba, Hubba.

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Banderas is...Bruce Willis...in Die Hard in Shopping mall...in SECURITY...

 

Well, it looks better than Paul Blart: Mall Cop!

 

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Sleepless with Jamie Foxx was ok I guess. It seemed to me that it was full of people making dumb decisions.

 

I'll watch Baywatch when it hits Redbox. I'll watch just about anything with Daddario in it. Hubba, Hubba.

 

Yeah, you are not the only one around here who is a fan of DaDDario, to steal a joke. As I've said before, the original French film Sleepless Night is better. Sure, that has some dumb moments too but it's definitely better overall.

 

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Vern reviews KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD

 

He liked that movie more than many people did online. That said, he did note how derivative it apparently sometimes is.

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Strong recommendation for SMALL CRIMES on Netflix. Small town modern Noir by writer/director of CHEAP THRILLS. A nasty piece of work featuring an almost jaw-dropping morally repugnant protagonist. In a way it's like BAD LIEUTENANT without any spiritual redemption. Performance to savor: Robert Forster. Performance sneaks up on you in how layered it is, slowly building in restrained power til knocking your socks off.

 

My 2 favorite films of the year have both been Netflix releases, with I DON'T FEEL AT HOME IN THIS WORLD ANYMORE head and shoulders above everything.

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Speaking of SNL, anyone remember that brief Kevin Nealon recurring character the Politically Incorrect Private Investigator? I wish I could find those again. There was one where he was looking into bombing of a Woman's health clinic circa '92 that was at the time brilliantly audacious and absolutely hilarious.

 

Aw, here it is!

 

Frank Gannon P.I. P.I.    

 

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1cymp1_frank-gannon-p-i-p-i_fun


Edited by Fat Elvis - 5/29/17 at 3:46pm
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This looks like my jam:

 

(apologies if already posted)

 

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I talk with him every day via Facebook chat. He's actually been traveling. He came over here to the states and has been enjoying the wonderful sights. I've mentioned that people have asked for him, and I'll pass the word along that you were asking about him.

 

Well, thank you! Glad to hear he is OK. Tell him I said hi...

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Well, thank you! Glad to hear he is OK. Tell him I said hi...

 

 

I told him earlier! He appreciated that you were concerned about him.

 

 

 

Revisiting the first Troll movie right now. The Charles Band produced John Carl Buechler directed film. I haven't seen it in a long time, but it's still a nice bit of fantasy. Funny extended cameo from Sonny Bono as a guy who thinks he's Casanova, and has a hilarious scene with a woman who just wants to get out of his apartment.

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Watched a couple of Richard Pryor favorites tonite. WHICH WAY IS UP? + BLUE COLLAR.  Both hint at how interesting his filmography could've been.

 

The way Yaphet Kotto dies in Collar is one of the most disturbing deaths I've ever experienced as a movie watcher. It still wrecks me.

 

He had back to back deaths in COLLAR and ALIEN that hurt like a motherfucker.

 

You know, push come to shove, I think Kotto is my favorite actor of alltime.

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Watched a couple of Richard Pryor favorites tonite. WHICH WAY IS UP? + BLUE COLLAR.  Both hint at how interesting his filmography could've been.

 

The way Yaphet Kotto dies in Collar is one of the most disturbing deaths I've ever experienced as a movie watcher. It still wrecks me.

 

He had back to back deaths in COLLAR and ALIEN that hurt like a motherfucker.

 

You know, push come to shove, I think Kotto is my favorite actor of alltime.

Kotto was also great in the Homicide: Life on the Street TV series.

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You know, push come to shove, I think Kotto is my favorite actor of alltime.

 

Can't recall, have you seen Kotto in Mark L. Lester's EXTREME JUSTICE? Kotto is a real highlight as a literal cowboy cop.

 

Been watching/listening to the panel discussion on the new HEAT blu. Guess it was done about a year ago. I know Val Kilmer has had some health issues of late but hearing his voice in this panel really shook me up. Good on him for participating though. I know he was in the news last week expressing his desire to do TOP GUN 2. Hopefully he's truly on the mend.

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Strong recommendation for SMALL CRIMES on Netflix. 

 

I've heard of it but not have seen it yet; once I get Netflix back, I may have to put it in my queue. A protagonist like that, it'll depend on how it's done if such a character will be a turn-off or not; I hope not, anyhow.

 

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This looks like my jam:

 

I just found out about that last night while looking at IMDb. Seth MacFarlane is not my favorite person but considering the great cast, the plot, the director and Daniel Craig in such a different role, I am now looking forward to that.

 

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Revisiting the first Troll movie right now.

 

I haven't watched that in years; I am glad you are enjoying the adventures of the HARRY POTTER family.

 

Today, I had to drop off one parent at the airport in the afternoon, then in the evening I had to return there to pick up the other parent. An unorthodox way to spend Memorial Day but that's alright. The day was still fine. I did manage to see a film at home, even though it was not a great one. I stumbled upon a random horror film known as KILLBILLIES. With such a title I did not have the highest of hopes. The most notable thing about this 2015 film is that it's from Slovenia, of all countries. Honestly, they were trying to be like an American horror film and while it looked nice, had some bloody gore and the cast was fine, this is a story about inbred hillbillies and you might as well watch Wrong Turn or Wrong Turn 2 as those are better films. Aside from the killings happening due to a wacky reason involving their occuptation, this is derivative of more noteworthy horror movies to an incredible degree; it feels "been there, done that" with little originality. What a cruel ending, too. 

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Can't recall, have you seen Kotto in Mark L. Lester's EXTREME JUSTICE? Kotto is a real highlight as a literal cowboy cop.

 

 

HT reminded me earlier in the year that he and I (and Gruber) had a watchalong of it on FB about 7 or 8 years ago (!). Kotto is exactly the only thing I remember about the movie.

 

Have you ever seen Larry Cohen's BONE? That may be my fave Kotto performance. It's a movie that works largely because of Kotto's unique presence/ personality.

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Haven't seen BONE before. Have to keep an eye out.

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Been pretty busy last few days.  The first four hours of TWIN PEAKS: THE RETURN kept me going for most of last week.  A PEAKS fan from the very first, I found a source for the episodes and watched them, then watched them again, then again, then again for various scenes.  Lynch has long been one of my artistic gurus, so this was not unexpected.  

 

Over the weekend, I went home to visit family and help my Mom out with house stuff.  Two days of that puts your everyday life on hold, of course, but I did sort of trick her into watching some of Steven Spielberg's JAWS on her on-demand service.  We'd been talking about Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and some of the towns where they shot the classic film, and how she hadn't been to some of them in years and I never have been to them all.  (I've never been to the Vineyard, myself).  She didn't want to watch any of the scary parts though, so I fast forwarded through the film for her whenever there was something too intense (she's nearing eighty, btw) and slowed down again for the shots of Woods Hole and the harbors and most boat sequences.  She liked this abridged version, and even though it's not a manner in which I would ever watch the film myself, I was glad she had fun seeing the glorious widescreen beach town imagery.  

 

This started on Saturday, which was actually also Day One of my Summer Staycation.  It was supposed to be my Summer Vacation, but due to our current government's bullshit ways, my taxes still haven't come back yet after three months, so no plane tickets or hotel stays anywhere for me for the moment...  I had planned starting a year ago to have this be my first Los Angeles visit, but as I live hand to mouth with no savings and was relying on the taxes to make it happen, it was not in the cards.  Having spent some of the weekend bummed about that, I decided to try and turn straw into gold and use the time instead toward something creative that I should've done years ago.  More as it develops...

 

Anyway, regarding some of the recent posts in the room here...

 

- I love classic SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (the original cast, the Murphy, crystal and Myers years).  It's one of my primary influences.  (I'd even been involved with two sketch comedy shows back in the local-cable-access days.)   I'd agree with the idea that a great way to discover what made the show a legend would be to track down the various "Best Of" tapes, DVDs and what have you for home viewing.  At various points, I've owned The Best of John Belushi (both versions), The Best of Dan Aykroyd, The Best of Chevy Chase and jumping ahead in time a bit The Best of Will Ferrell.  And it burns me that they never released a Best of Bill Murray.   I've read Wired, Saturday Night, Live From New York and the Michael O'Donoghue biography Mr. Mike.   My love for the show fell off in a huge way during the post-Ferrell years though, aside from the here and there greatness of Colin, Norm, Fey, Poehler and now the great Kate McKinnon.  It's a show I no longer watch every week but I'm still glad it's around and in this confused modern world we probably need it more than we have since it first started in 1975.

 

- LOGAN LUCKY looks insane in a fun way.  Daniel Craig looks like a comedy revelation.  But, will small-town America like being poked fun at to this extent?  I can already see in my imagination certain news organizations and public figures trying to use it as a rallying cry against "liberal, blue state hate of the 'Murican experience."   I dunno, anything Soderbergh is good for me and I dig a good caper comedy, so I'll be there anyway.  Even if it does sound like an alternate-history final Wolverine movie in which Depresso Logan stayed in Vegas and hit it big at the casino tables.

 

- I liked GET THE GRINGO.  I enjoy PAYBACK more but GTG's fun too.

 

- I probably won't have time to see the Roger Moore Bond films on the big screen this go-round. 

 

- Spent most of today writing and reading Hemingway in a coffee shop - which was great, eating a pizza-shop Memorial Day burger and fries and trying to get rid of a bad-weather headache.  (The writing helped.)  Then re-organized my vinyl LPs by genre of music and year.  

 

- 1950s-1970s, classic rock and soundtracks of the era

- 1980s pop and soundtracks of the era

- 1980s synth, synth soundtracks and modern synth

- 1990s and Up Soundtracks, Classic Jazz and Blues

 

- I feel like I should have more to report, but don't seem to have anything else.   Until next time, good night!

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You're so lucky to be able to see PEAKS. I am still waiting for it to be released over here.

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Haven't seen BONE before. Have to keep an eye out.

 

It's very of its time/ of the moment, but it's Larry Cohen charging out of the gate running. A pitch black, at times surreal satire of the culture at end of the 60's.  Kotto is the very embodiment of white Bourgeois paranoia and bringer of comeuppance/retribution. Kotto is frightening and disturbing, yet completely charming in an unhinged kind of way. By sheer cult of personality, he keeps audience on his side, while preventing cruelty feeling like exploitation..

 

Film pushes buttons in similar ways as DePalma's HI, MOM and this year's GET OUT - but much more sharply and effectively than latter.


Edited by Fat Elvis - 5/30/17 at 12:36am
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Varese Sarabande rereleasing the YAKUZA soundtrack by Dave Grusin. Details on their site this Friday...

 

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I need this for my wall:

 

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Crazy JERRY MAGUIRE art from Ghana :eek: :D 

 

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Wow.

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Watched LIVE BY NIGHT this morning. Plenty of gangland killings and such but the film has no pulse. It's all very episodic. Affleck has a beef with a character for 15 minutes or so then it's on to the next character he has a beef with for 15 minutes. None of the beefs are all that intriguing. Affleck is also the most self-righteous murderous gangster ever, which in turn makes him a dull gangster.

 

I got the novel out of the library a few years ago but didn't finish it, I got to the part where he gets to Miami.  It's pretty long. Also the main character is very young in the novel, early 20s or so. It's like a "first love" story with him and the girl he falls under the spell of, guys gets pulled into crime young. Not sure how Affleck will pull off making him middle aged.

 

I really like the look of that Antonio security guard film...

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Crazy JERRY MAGUIRE art from Ghana :eek: :D 

 

 

I'd watch that movie.

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Been pretty busy last few days.

 

Oh, definitely. At least you got to spend time with your mom, but it is definitely shitty you have to wait so long for your money.

 

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I need this for my wall:

 

That Fulci film I had never even heard of before. That artwork is pretty amazing, admittedly.

 

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Crazy JERRY MAGUIRE art from Ghana :eek: :D 

 

Holy shit. The person who told the artist what that movie was about was incredibly mistaken.

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Hey, Engineer: I know we both watched that obscure 70's Thriller BLACKOUT recently... I can't remember if you have Netflix or not.. but browsing Instant I see they have up an 'American Experience' doc on the '77 blackout. I know you love that New York period, so it might be your bag. I'm def going to give it a look.

 

Funny anecdote: I recently watched the doc 'Hip Hop Evolution' on Netflix, and it was pointed out that right at that time, there was a fever in the air from house/block parties and a hunger to make this exciting new music, but nobody had any money to start a group. Nobody could afford the equipment. So almost as an act of God, the blackout happens.... and suddenly after that one crazy night, all the poor kids now had turntables, mics, etc.

 

And so the blackout was almost ground zero for a musical explosion that shaped modern pop culture.

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I'm mildly curious about this one. Never heard of it before.

 

(NSFW trailer)

 

 

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Watched a couple of Richard Pryor favorites tonite. WHICH WAY IS UP? + BLUE COLLAR.  Both hint at how interesting his filmography could've been.

The way Yaphet Kotto dies in Collar is one of the most disturbing deaths I've ever experienced as a movie watcher. It still wrecks me.

He had back to back deaths in COLLAR and ALIEN that hurt like a motherfucker.

You know, push come to shove, I think Kotto is my favorite actor of alltime.

Watched Blue Collar for first time last week, aling with Carnal Knowledge, also first time.

As soon as I saw him in that paint room I knew he was done. And the guy putting the forklift against the door made me scream at the tv.

I am beginning to fill the gaps in Schraders filmography if the 70s and 80s. Need to see Cat People and rewatch American Gigolo. I fell asleep last year while watching due to it being too late and a few too many beers.

Good to see you back Fat, missed your additions to the thread.
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Wish HONG KING '97 had lived up to its cool cast (Patrick, Thomerson, James). Just recall it being a wash out.

 

I see it's up on Prime now. I wonder who ended up winning the shopping spree in Hong Kong sweepstakes advertised on the VHS box:

 

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Watched Blue Collar for first time last week, aling with Carnal Knowledge, also first time.

As soon as I saw him in that paint room I knew he was done. And the guy putting the forklift against the door made me scream at the tv.

I am beginning to fill the gaps in Schraders filmography if the 70s and 80s. Need to see Cat People and rewatch American Gigolo. I fell asleep last year while watching due to it being too late and a few too many beers.

Good to see you back Fat, missed your additions to the thread.

 

CAT PEOPLE is great.

 

See if you can find Schrader's PATTY HEARST. I think it's one of his underrated 80's film. I'm guessing Ving's performance impressed QT and was what got him PULP. And I'm totally a LIGHT OF DAY apologist.

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I was reading a discussion with people mentioning the first Blu-ray they ever bought. You know, for the life of me I can't remember what mine was. And it's only been 6 or 7 years! My first DVD I'm pretty sure was A SIMPLE PLAN.

 

What about you guys: what was your first Blu?

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I'm not positive which was actually first but my first two were both Ridley Scott films: Kindom Of Heaven directors cut, and the Blade Runner 5 separate versions package. Those were my first two. I didn't have a hi-def TV or bluray player but my roommate did. I've only gotten through Blade Runner twice since then, I'll watch the international theatrical cut before the sequel comes out this fall. I also have double dipped and bought the roadshow cut of Kindom of Heaven, I like the additional scenes but I'm not convinced it makes a better movie than the DC.
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The first blu I ever got was the Criterion edition of LE CIRCLE ROUGE, but it was sent to me by accident through an internet purchase before I even owned a player, so I'm not sure if that one counts.

The first blu I ever actively bought myself was either the multi-disc set of TRON LEGACY or the Criterion edition of REPO MAN. Can't recall which but definitely one of those two.
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First one was WATCHMEN. It was the big new release when I got a player and it was back when I vowed I was only going to buy blus for films I didn't have on DVD. Took a tire iron to that vow pretty quick.

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I need this for my wall:

 

 

 

Here I thought I'd seen all of Fulci's 80's output (save for Sweet House Of Horrors) and then something like this comes along. This movie is known as The Devil's Honey, and came out in between Murder-Rock and Aenigma. Looking over Fulci's filmography from the 80's, it really is the only other film besides Sweet House Of Horrors that I haven't seen. In fact, of his final years as a filmmaker, these are the only two films I haven't seen. Looks pretty hard to track down through the usual channels, and it's not on Amazon. I hope that I can see it in the near future.

 

 

 

 

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I'm mildly curious about this one. Never heard of it before.

 

(NSFW trailer)

 

 

 

 

I've got this one on vhs. I like it. Patrick plays REG CAMERON!

 

 

 

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Watched Blue Collar for first time last week, aling with Carnal Knowledge, also first time.

As soon as I saw him in that paint room I knew he was done. And the guy putting the forklift against the door made me scream at the tv.

I am beginning to fill the gaps in Schraders filmography if the 70s and 80s. Need to see Cat People and rewatch American Gigolo. I fell asleep last year while watching due to it being too late and a few too many beers.

Good to see you back Fat, missed your additions to the thread.

 

 

What shocked me so much about Blue Collar is how it starts off fairly humorous, and then gets downright frightening. Still, it was hilarious seeing Pryor and Keitel ENGAGING IN A DILDO DUEL!

 

American Gigolo is great. Especially since it turns into a paranoid thriller towards the end.

 

 

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I was reading a discussion with people mentioning the first Blu-ray they ever bought. You know, for the life of me I can't remember what mine was. And it's only been 6 or 7 years! My first DVD I'm pretty sure was A SIMPLE PLAN.

 

What about you guys: what was your first Blu?

 

 

First blus I got were off of Amazon.com, and looking up my order history, they were Aliens Vs. Predator: Requiem and A Clockwork Orange. I also bought the HD-DVD of The Thing at the same time! I got those a short while after getting my first PS3.

 

 

Right now I'm finishing up seeing The Matrix: Revolutions. I haven't seen this since the one time I saw it on dvd in 2005. I thought it was boring, and I absolutely hated it. Seeing it now, almost 12 years later, I think it's ok. Both sequels really aren't very good, especially coming on the heels after something as revolutionary as the first film. I still remember being so massively disappointed by the second film, that I didn't even bother seeing the third film theatrically, and as I already mentioned, I didn't see it until 2 years after it came out.

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First one was WATCHMEN. It was the big new release when I got a player and it was back when I vowed I was only going to buy blus for films I didn't have on DVD. Took a tire iron to that vow pretty quick.

 

How do ya stand on that movie now? Does it hold up for you? I haven't seen it since it first hit.  I never got around to the Director's Cut.

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Late Show: Essential Pryor marathon continues,,,

 

This is the movie he was in the middle of when he had his accident. It's like AFRICAN QUEEN meets THE BAD NEWS BEARS meets Richard Pryor.

 

 

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Blue Collar, great. American Gigolo, great. Watchmen is Zack Snyder's one really, really truly great movie. I can't see any other actor playing Rorschach besides Jackie Earle Haley.

 

And holy shit that description of Bustin' Loose!

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