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Originally Posted by Rene (Mr.Eko) View Post
Pretty sure that little guy in the picture with Dolph is Benny "The Jet" Urquidez.

 

Oh... yeah. There's someone I haven't seen footage or a picture of in years. I am glad he's still around.

 

Speaking of Jackie, that end fight he had with The Jet in Wheels On Meals... incredible, even in 2012. That is also something you can find on YouTube with little trouble. You should probably watch the entire film as there's great martial arts throughout but that final fight is amazing.

 

Jack Reacher sounds like something I'd enjoy; that line which was quoted literally made me laugh out loud.


Edited by The Perfect Weapon - 12/23/12 at 1:13am
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Oh... yeah. There's someone I haven't seen footage or a picture of in years. I am glad he's still around.

 

 

He seems to have lost a lot of weight though.

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Rene (Mr.Eko), Perhaps Channing Tatum can add some...Royalty, as a true...Duke, he is more than an average...Joe, that will earn his...G.I...Bill by...MARCHing to theaters on the 29th of the month in full...Retaliation to the...Rise Of Cobra!  Only then will he be worthy of...Expendables 3!

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Color me unimpressed with SAVAGES. My boy Travolta was great, as was Del Toro, but the main leads were bland, and the whole thing felt like a junior SCARFACE. Selma's female drug lord in a male dominated world was an interesting thread wasted. Worst offense: the ending had no weight at all. Thumbs down.

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Finished up Trailer War. Lots of great trailers, and the final one, Thunder Cops, needs to be seen to be believed. It's so friggin' bizarre.

 

Here's the full list with a few comments I've thrown in. Most of it is in the order that it is on the disc.

 

Voyage Of The Rock Aliens (Craig Sheffer!)

Big Guns (Alain Delon!)

The Man From Hong Kong,

I have to see so many of those! Left in the ones I've seen...

Voyage of the Rock Aliens is SUPER fun. Worth noting that the movie's aliens are played by a real band named Rhema, who were SPECIFICALLY designed to be a Devo knock-off. I love Devo, but I was the drugs that record exec was taking.

 

Big Guns (which I saw under the title No Way Out) and Man From Hong Kong, though- FIND THESE. Everything you'd ever want in an action movie. They ABSOLUTELY deliver.

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I went to Big Lots yesterday and bought a Van Damme double feature- Bloodsport and Timecop. Last night, I treated myself to a Chuck Norris double feature- Invasion USA and Missing in Action. I've seen them both before, but not in a long time. The late Richrad Lynch seemed to get off on shooting guys in the dick in Invasion USA. eek.gif

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The JOSHUA TREE / ARMY OF ONE Blu-ray/DVD is now listed on Shout! Factory's website with confirmation of the special features:  

 

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Bonus features:

• Audio Commentary With Director Vic Armstrong And Producer Andy Armstrong

• Alternate Ending With Commentary By Vic Armstrong And Andy Armstrong

• New Interviews With Vic Armstrong, Andy Armstrong And Actors Dolph Lundgren And Kristian Alfonso

• Theatrical Trailer

(of course the film is in widescreen 2.35:1 original aspect ratio)

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Originally Posted by Rene (Mr.Eko) View Post

Finished up Trailer War. Lots of great trailers, and the final one, Thunder Cops, needs to be seen to be believed. It's so friggin' bizarre.

 

Here's the full list with a few comments I've thrown in. Most of it is in the order that it is on the disc.

 

Stunt Rock, ARGOMAN THE FANTASTIC SUPERMAN (Perhaps this is the movie Affleck's character was making?), Voyage Of The Rock Aliens (Craig Sheffer!), Eunuch Of The Western Palace, World War Of Kung Fu, Con El Odio En El Piel, Force Four, Sister Streetfighter, Golden Needles, Mad Adventures Of Rabbi Jacob, Big Guns (Alain Delon!), Mr. No Legs, Adults Only Snipe, Lola's Mistake, Nightmare Honeymoon, Don't Answer The Phone, The Scaremaker (aka Girls Nite Out), The Mutations (Donald Pleasance!), Deranged, Shoot (Cliff Robertson, Henry Silva, and Ernest Borgnine!), Dead End Drive In, Who Saw Her Die, Amin, The Rise & Fall, H.O.T.S., The Beach Girls, Nudes On Tiger Reef, The Boob Tube, Northville Cemetery Massacre, Amazing Grace, The Lawyer (more of a teaser than a trailer), The Electric Chair, Women In Cell Block 7 (with hilarious Spanish subtitles), Penitentiary, and Thunder Cops. The Man From Hong Kong, Mitchell, Partners, Force Five, Star Crash, INFRAMAN, Amuck, Maniac Cop 2 (the trailer is in FRENCH), The Dungeon Master, The Tongfather. Black Samurai is another one with Jim Kelly, and Animal Protector. It's got David Carradine in it!

 

THanks for this list. I'm extremely interested in checking this out now.

 

One day, I hope that somebody does a full-on compilation of 80's-era VHS trailers. If I have to do it myself? I WILL.

 

As for my current Christmas viewing? Silent Night, Deadly Night parts 1 and 2, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Bad Santa (two of the funniest movies of the past decade), The Last Boy Scout (masterpiece), and The Long Kiss Goodnight (love it now more than ever).

 

Was gonna do my Die Hard double feature last night. Watched the first and most of the second but fell asleep in the last 30-40 minutes. Will watch that tonight, followed by (hopefully) Scrooged and The Ref.

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Guess who's been working on the Stunt fights in Dolph's RUSH?

 

 

Benny Urquidez.  The guy who fought with with (and is a close personal friend of) John Cusack in Grosse Pointe Blank.   He was also fight choreographer in thread classics like Roadhouse and Con Air.  This is in addition to his work in Hong Kong.

 

He was unbeaten as a professional fighter, one of his opponents back in the day was Jim Kelly.

 

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Just watched it.  Loved it, especially the dialogue.  Cruise gets tons of awesomely stupid tough guy things to say.  When he refuses to show a guy his ID, the guy demands to see something and Cruise goes, "How about the inside of an ambulance?"  Fucking greatness.  And yeah, the fight scenes were perfectly shot, so you could see every elbow to the face and knee to the skull.  Truly awesome.

 

I couldn't keep a straight face with little Tommy spouting all this big tough guy dialogue, when I saw a trailer last night.  I am going to have to view this as an action comedy.

 

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He seems to have lost a lot of weight though.

 

He was padded out in a lot of his screen roles, it was really obvious in Wheels on Meals and Dragons Forever.

 

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Originally Posted by Jox View Post

The JOSHUA TREE / ARMY OF ONE Blu-ray/DVD is now listed on Shout! Factory's website with confirmation of the special features:  

 

(of course the film is in widescreen 2.35:1 original aspect ratio)

 

Awesome.  I preordered it when you first notified us that it was available from Amazon.

 

I still don't have a multi-region blu-ray player.  I'm hoping to pick one up in the New Year.

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Originally Posted by The Perfect Weapon View Post

 

Oh... yeah. There's someone I haven't seen footage or a picture of in years. I am glad he's still around.

 

Speaking of Jackie, that end fight he had with The Jet in Wheels On Meals... incredible, even in 2012. That is also something you can find on YouTube with little trouble. You should probably watch the entire film as there's great martial arts throughout but that final fight is amazing.

 

Jack Reacher sounds like something I'd enjoy; that line which was quoted literally made me laugh out loud.

 

 

Don't worry about not recognizing Benny "The Jet" Urquidez. I saw him in one of the trailers on Trailer War, and of course I've seen Grosse Pointe Blank, so when felix posted that picture, I was fairly certain it was him. Still, that's really cool he's still doing jobs on movies, as it should make for some interesting fights.

 

 

I really want to see Jack Reacher before I go back to work, so hopefully in the next week we can see it. Right now I'm set on seeing Django Unchained, if we can make it on Christmas evening or the next day.

 

 

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Rene (Mr.Eko), Perhaps Channing Tatum can add some...Royalty, as a true...Duke, he is more than an average...Joe, that will earn his...G.I...Bill by...MARCHing to theaters on the 29th of the month in full...Retaliation to the...Rise Of Cobra!  Only then will he be worthy of...Expendables 3!

 

 

duke fleed, I certainly want Tatum to...TAKEM on in full Retaliation mode, so that he can be worthy of being the other CHAN in Expendables 3.

 

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I have to see so many of those! Left in the ones I've seen...

Voyage of the Rock Aliens is SUPER fun. Worth noting that the movie's aliens are played by a real band named Rhema, who were SPECIFICALLY designed to be a Devo knock-off. I love Devo, but I was the drugs that record exec was taking.

 

Big Guns (which I saw under the title No Way Out) and Man From Hong Kong, though- FIND THESE. Everything you'd ever want in an action movie. They ABSOLUTELY deliver.

 

 

I was laughing so much at the Voyage Of The Rock Aliens trailer, and thought to myself that it would be a perfect midnight movie, and yeah, I dug that they were basically a Devo knockoff. Gotta see the other 2 films.

 

 

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I went to Big Lots yesterday and bought a Van Damme double feature- Bloodsport and Timecop. Last night, I treated myself to a Chuck Norris double feature- Invasion USA and Missing in Action. I've seen them both before, but not in a long time. The late Richrad Lynch seemed to get off on shooting guys in the dick in Invasion USA. eek.gif

 

 

When you're playing mad Russian MIKHAIL ROSTOV, the only way to kill guys is to shoot them in the junk. That makes sure they're dead. Plus it just looks cool and original, as I've never seen that done in another movie. Action movies need more of that.

 

 

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THanks for this list. I'm extremely interested in checking this out now.

 

One day, I hope that somebody does a full-on compilation of 80's-era VHS trailers. If I have to do it myself? I WILL.

 

As for my current Christmas viewing? Silent Night, Deadly Night parts 1 and 2, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Bad Santa (two of the funniest movies of the past decade), The Last Boy Scout (masterpiece), and The Long Kiss Goodnight (love it now more than ever).

 

Was gonna do my Die Hard double feature last night. Watched the first and most of the second but fell asleep in the last 30-40 minutes. Will watch that tonight, followed by (hopefully) Scrooged and The Ref.

 

 

Glad that my viewing of Trailer War last night has sparked a lot of interest here. I'm glad I sprung for it when it was on sale last week, but its gone up in price on the Drafthouse Films website (only place it's available right now), and they charge a lot for shipping. It's ridiculous. Still, it's worth it to see all these cool trailers.

 

I had started revisiting Silent Night, Deadly Night part 1 last night, but then got the urge to switch over to Trailer War, and I made the right choice, as I can get back to Silent Night, Deadly Night later.

 

 

I'd certainly love to see a compilation of 80's era VHS trailers!

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Awesome. Now give us MEN OF WAR and SILENT TRIGGER.

 

Anybody here seen THE MINION? Dolph gets into a Sword fight with Satan!

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Anybody here seen THE MINION? Dolph gets into a Sword fight with Satan!

 

You just sold this movie to me in one sentence.

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Awesome. Now give us MEN OF WAR and SILENT TRIGGER.

 

Anybody here seen THE MINION? Dolph gets into a Sword fight with Satan!

 

Personally...I would rather if they release Punisher, Showdown in Little Tokyo and The Peacekeeper (love that movie) on BD.

 

I saw The Minion long time a go, but I honestly cant remember anything about the movie...nor did I like it or not lol.

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I also watched all of Trailer War last night and it was great! Thanks for putting that list here, so now I can try to find them online without having to watch it over and over (not that doing so would be a bad thing).

 

Watched Punisher: War Zone again last night also, still great.

 

Started for the third time, and still haven't finished it, 42nd Street Forever blu ray, because its almost 4 hours long and I always forget where I was on it (usually drunk while watching it).

 

New podcast up retroretroretro.com

 

We took a trip to a nearby small town arcade (Starworlds arcade in DeKalb, IL.) and had a great time! I got the high score of the day on Target Terror, 4th on Burgertime, and 5th on Robotron.

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Revisiting Keoma. Had forgotten that Woody Strode is in it. Franco Nero of course does great as the lead, and the score is pretty good.

 

Also saw a movie on Netflix Instant called The Haunting Of Julia, it's also known as Full Circle, and that's the title on screen. It stars Mia Farrow as a woman who loses her daughter, and leaves her husband (played by Keir Dullea!) to go live in another house she purchases, and lots of strange goings on happen. It's atmospheric and has a score that is just the right side of creepy. I say give it a look if you love ghost story type films. It's also based on a Peter Straub novel. Apparently it's not available on dvd, except for a crappy French version, and this version on Netflix is the first one in its original full scope widescreen.

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Heading off to see Jack Reacher, fellas. Heard Rosamund Pike is quite a dish in this one.

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A few days ago when browsing the Warner Archive site, i saw they added the 70's Cold war Adventure film AVALANCHE EXPRESS starring Lee Marvin and Robert Shaw. I almost added it to my Christmas list movies, because I'm a sucker for Action movies on trains. The movie is somewhat infamous for having original director Mark Robson and star Robert Shaw both drop dead during production. They had to bring in Monte Hellman to finish up.

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Just made my first Warner Archive order, Elvis! The Outfit, Pretty Maids All in a Row, Freebie and the Bean, Penn & Teller Get Killed and Vision Quest for $50 shipped.

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Just made my first Warner Archive order, Elvis! The Outfit, Pretty Maids All in a Row, Freebie and the Bean, Penn & Teller Get Killed and Vision Quest for $50 shipped.

 

Nice! PRETTY MAIDS ALL IN A ROW is such a fun odd duck. And you know how much I dig FREEBIE.

 

PENN & TELLER is one i haven't seen since i was a teen, don't remember much. It definitely has a cult.

 

My youngest uncle (like a brother to me) loved VISiON QUEST when he was in H.S., he was always watching it - it's essential Modine.

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Love all the movies, Elvis. You need to revisit Penn & Teller Get Killed. Legitimately hilarious and a cult favorite that always needs more love.

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Watching The Eyes Of Laura Mars right now. I've seen this described as being like an American Giallo, and that's pretty much what it is. Great cast. Tommy Lee Jones, still pretty much looking like he does now, only with dark hair and righteous side burns, Faye Dunaway, Brad Dourif, Rene Auberjonis as the big haired fey agent of Faye Dunaway, and RAUL JULIA. If you can find it, see it. It's pretty good. Irvin Kershner directs from a screenplay originated and co-written by John Carpenter. Of course, Hunter told me it was heavily re-written, and I believe him. It really doesn't seem like its got his stamp on it at all.

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I scored a three-pack of Ernest DVDs in a white elephant exchange.  I plan to watch them soon. 
 

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Just a taste of what I scanned onto my computer tonight:

 

700

 

More on the way. Think of it as my Christmas gift to you.

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Originally Posted by HunterTarantino View Post
Just made my first Warner Archive order, Elvis! The Outfit, Pretty Maids All in a Row, Freebie and the Bean, Penn & Teller Get Killed and Vision Quest for $50 shipped.

 

Nice picks!  I ordered Freebie & The Bean and The Outfit from them myself last year and just got Penn & Teller Get Killed on old-school VHS.   Enjoy!

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Just a taste of what I scanned onto my computer tonight:

 

700

 

More on the way. Think of it as my Christmas gift to you.

 

 

You know, if you just glance at that, it looks like it says THE PUNISHER II. New World would use stills from the previous film to market the new one.

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Color me unimpressed with SAVAGES. My boy Travolta was great, as was Del Toro, but the main leads were bland, and the whole thing felt like a junior SCARFACE. Selma's female drug lord in a male dominated world was an interesting thread wasted. Worst offense: the ending had no weight at all. Thumbs down.

 

Yeah, from various sources I heard that the ending was pretty atrocious.

 

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Man From Hong Kong, though- FIND THESE. Everything you'd ever want in an action movie. They ABSOLUTELY deliver.

 

I concur. It's rather easy to find on YouTube; it's on the first page if you do a Google search, after all. I am glad it lived up to my expectations. As I said at the time, the fight between Jimmy Wang Yu and Grant Page of Stunt Rock fame is pretty great.

 

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The late Richrad Lynch seemed to get off on shooting guys in the dick in Invasion USA. eek.gif

 

Oh yes. What a marvelous movie, for that reason and many others.

 

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Right now I'm set on seeing Django Unchained, if we can make it on Christmas evening or the next day.

 

I was laughing so much at the Voyage Of The Rock Aliens trailer, and thought to myself that it would be a perfect midnight movie, and yeah, I dug that they were basically a Devo knockoff. Gotta see the other 2 films.

 

I just found out last night that Django Unchained will be 165 minutes long. Yikes. I'll eventually see it on the big screen but I will be interested in hearing what people here say about it first.

 

I saw a trailer for Voyage of the Rock Aliens online (with French subtitles) and I finally found out that the "star" is Pia Zadora! That about says it all.

 

I looked on YouTube and if you look for No Way Out and the year it was released it isn't hard to find. However, it is subtitled in English, which isn't ideal, but alas.

 

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Revisiting Keoma. Had forgotten that Woody Strode is in it. Franco Nero of course does great as the lead, and the score is pretty good.

 

Like I said I have that on Blu-Ray and one of these years I'll give it a watch.

 

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I scored a three-pack of Ernest DVDs in a white elephant exchange.  I plan to watch them soon. 

 

Oh boy, Ernest. I saw some of those films as kids but I was easy to please. I had never heard of "white elephant exchange" before but after looking I realize it's a legit wacky game sort of thing. I can imagine what sorts of gifts were available if Ernest films was one of the prizes.

 

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Originally Posted by HunterTarantino View Post
Just a taste of what I scanned onto my computer tonight:

 

700

 

More on the way. Think of it as my Christmas gift to you.

 

Awesome. Thank you very much.

 

Tonight I decided to look at the Epix website just for shits and giggles. I decided to go for a 14 day free trial, and man is it a poor version of Netflix or Hulu. Sure, the selection of movies appears to be nice, but the design is pretty poor and the search function is just broken and does not work right, so that's a turn-off. I'll watch a few things on there. I DID see that the recently mentioned Deathrow Gameshow was available there. That's the film mentioned and recommended by someone else which spurned me to look online and I discovered that in terrible quality on YouTube is a segment known as DANCE OF THE SEVEN BONERS. I decided to watch that segment in much better quality on Epix and besides me getting to see that lady's boobies with a clear picture, I finally got what the main joke of the segment was: an older guy in an electric chair would get electrocuted if his dick got erected, pretty much. The girl's dancing around didn't get him hard, BUT the male host puts his hand on the guy's shoulder and that is instant arousal, as right away he gets electrocuted. Awesome! I can only imagine what other un-PC hilarity there is to see, and I will watch that in full on Epix if nothing else.

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Yeah, from various sources I heard that the ending was pretty atrocious.

 

 

I concur. It's rather easy to find on YouTube; it's on the first page if you do a Google search, after all. I am glad it lived up to my expectations. As I said at the time, the fight between Jimmy Wang Yu and Grant Page of Stunt Rock fame is pretty great.

 

 

Oh yes. What a marvelous movie, for that reason and many others.

 

 

I just found out last night that Django Unchained will be 165 minutes long. Yikes. I'll eventually see it on the big screen but I will be interested in hearing what people here say about it first.

 

I saw a trailer for Voyage of the Rock Aliens online (with French subtitles) and I finally found out that the "star" is Pia Zadora! That about says it all.

 

I looked on YouTube and if you look for No Way Out and the year it was released it isn't hard to find. However, it is subtitled in English, which isn't ideal, but alas.

 

 

Like I said I have that on Blu-Ray and one of these years I'll give it a watch.

 

 

Oh boy, Ernest. I saw some of those films as kids but I was easy to please. I had never heard of "white elephant exchange" before but after looking I realize it's a legit wacky game sort of thing. I can imagine what sorts of gifts were available if Ernest films was one of the prizes.

 

 

Awesome. Thank you very much.

 

Tonight I decided to look at the Epix website just for shits and giggles. I decided to go for a 14 day free trial, and man is it a poor version of Netflix or Hulu. Sure, the selection of movies appears to be nice, but the design is pretty poor and the search function is just broken and does not work right, so that's a turn-off. I'll watch a few things on there. I DID see that the recently mentioned Deathrow Gameshow was available there. That's the film mentioned and recommended by someone else which spurned me to look online and I discovered that in terrible quality on YouTube is a segment known as DANCE OF THE SEVEN BONERS. I decided to watch that segment in much better quality on Epix and besides me getting to see that lady's boobies with a clear picture, I finally got what the main joke of the segment was: an older guy in an electric chair would get electrocuted if his dick got erected, pretty much. The girl's dancing around didn't get him hard, BUT the male host puts his hand on the guy's shoulder and that is instant arousal, as right away he gets electrocuted. Awesome! I can only imagine what other un-PC hilarity there is to see, and I will watch that in full on Epix if nothing else.

 

 

The bolded part furthers the theory that you or "someone else" really did go back in time to write that film, as that's exactly what would happen. It just sounds hilarious. Who cares about hot ladies giving a guy a boner when it's even funnier when a dude touches his shoulder and he gets an instant erector! 

 

 

The Man From Hong Kong is on Youtube? I'll have to set some time aside this week to see it. I'm still plowing through the pile of films/tv shows I've got sitting there.

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I consider Jack Reacher to be the Shooter of 2012.

 

A sold entertaining film. I've read the books and Cruise really channels the character well. He doesn't look like Reacher, but Cruise plays him exactly as he should be.

 

I think we can all relax about Jai Courtney being A Good Day To Die Hard. He plays a convincing bad guy here.

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Van Damme posted 4 minutes of clips form his long awaited movie THE EAGLE PATH on his facebook page...here is direct link...
 
 
Action looks fucking kick ass! And love his acting,..that part at the end "I dont like people who cry" ​is fucking awesome!!!
 
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Here is youtube link also...
 

Edited by Dragonrage - 12/24/12 at 5:50am
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Originally Posted by Rene (Mr.Eko) View Post

 

 

You know, if you just glance at that, it looks like it says THE PUNISHER II. New World would use stills from the previous film to market the new one.

Here's an advance teaser that was actually published in movie trades

 

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Action looks fucking kick ass! And love his acting,..that part at the end "I dont like people who cry" ​is fucking awesome!!!

Yeah he loses it towards the end (one of the best scenes of the film) but so much out of the blue that it kinds of kills its purpose. Like I thought, the additional war scenes don't add anything and despite being well shot won't fix the film (there 'll be more action is all)...

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What's your opinion of The Minion, Jox?

 

I remember watching this in theatres many years back.

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I consider Jack Reacher to be the Shooter of 2012.

 

To me, this means it's akin to toast with nothing spread over it. I'm not a big fan of Shooter. Quite mediocre from what I recall.

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To me, this means it's akin to toast with nothing spread over it. I'm not a big fan of Shooter. Quite mediocre from what I recall.

 

Same here...I really didn't like it. Hopefully Reacher is much better...

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I always said the set up of SHOOTER was pretty great, then it goes off the rails and becomes dumber than dirt. A shame the movie didn't deliver, because the books that it's based on are great - a potential franchise was there.

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It's time.

 

Today's double feature (after last minute shopping) - LETHAL WEAPON + DIE HARD.

 

A Christmas tradition.

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Same here...I really didn't like it. Hopefully Reacher is much better...

 

I meant it as a compliment. Jack Reacher may be no classic, but its a entertaining memorable film. Some great scenes here.

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One of my friends finally got around to watching Universal Solider: Day Of Reckoning and thanked me for the suggestion by saying it was the best Christmas present he was probably going to receive this year. I'd tell him to thank Rene instead (seeing as I watched it based on his recommendation) but that, sadly, wouldn't mean anything to him.

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What's your opinion of The Minion, Jox?

 

I remember watching this in theatres many years back.

You saw it in the theater, where?! (any trace of it like photo, poster or newspaper clipping?)

The only places I know of where it came out was South Korea, Indonesia and possibly Syria...

 

I think it was a wasted opportunity. I was dearly anticipating it since it was announced at Cannes in 1996 as a horror flick by Italian Michele Soavi and was fairly disappointed when I finally got to see it 3 years later of course... That said, again it was a case of no money, a commercial director signed 3 days before the shoot, not enough squibs for blood, bad CGI and a video color grading that looks nothing like what the DP and director intended to so... well, too bad because I liked the idea of Dolph playing a prest again and being caught in a horror thriller. Now it plays more like a Highlander rip off. I also think SWEEPERS (that was filmed back to back) was much better.

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I saw it here in Singapore. Can't really say that it is a top tier Dolph flick. But seeing Dolph as a Templar Knight fight a Body hopping Satanic "Minion" makes me think i should re-watch this if i get a chance.

 

"I've always been a warrior. But not always for God."

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Daydreaming, I thought of Eddie's hilarious/brilliant SNL skit "The Gumby Christmas Special". One of the legendary post-original cast sketches. Oh, how I wish it was on Youtube.

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Originally Posted by HunterTarantino View Post

Just a taste of what I scanned onto my computer tonight:

 

700

 

More on the way. Think of it as my Christmas gift to you.

Dolph kinda looks like the lead singer of Rammstein in that pic. I watched Bloodsport last night for the first time in a long time. Good times.

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HunterTarantino, That is a...PUNISHing Pic, for my...Favorite Film Starring Dolph Lundgren!  The Punisher is such a...MARVELous film, But it is still too bad he didn't have his trademarked Skull on Kevlar look.  In the early comics, The Punisher would even paint a skull on his chest, he was so enamored of his signature look.

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Here's an advance teaser that was actually published in movie trades

 

 

 

 

I really like that trade ad artwork. Really evokes the font they used for the title of the comic book. Perhaps that was what they were going to aim for? I do know that even as far back as then, they wanted Jigsaw to be the main villain. I believe it's mentioned in one of those old Comic magazines that would be put out. I have it at my Parents' house upstairs. Its got Swamp Thing on the cover!

 

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What's your opinion of The Minion, Jox?

 

I remember watching this in theatres many years back.

 

 

I know I wasn't very impressed with it when I saw it late last year via Netflix's dvd service. Jill The Ripper is a MUCH better film. That one I like a lot.

 

 

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I always said the set up of SHOOTER was pretty great, then it goes off the rails and becomes dumber than dirt. A shame the movie didn't deliver, because the books that it's based on are great - a potential franchise was there.

 

 

Funnily enough, when I was having dinner with my Parents on friday, they mentioned seeing it on cable recently and enjoying it. I like it a lot too. Lots of action, and both Glover and Beatty are awesome as THE MAIN GUYS.

 

 

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One of my friends finally got around to watching Universal Solider: Day Of Reckoning and thanked me for the suggestion by saying it was the best Christmas present he was probably going to receive this year. I'd tell him to thank Rene instead (seeing as I watched it based on his recommendation) but that, sadly, wouldn't mean anything to him.

 

Glad to hear that the word is still being spread around about the movie being amazing.

 

 

I did hear some disturbing news that the cut that's going to be released on disc here in the states will not be the uncut version that made the festival rounds, and will be the R-rated cut that was shown On Demand. I didn't even know it was the R-rated cut! However, reading some of Gabe T.'s spoilers, some of that stuff wasn't in the cut I saw. Jox, do you know anything that we don't? Will we be getting the uncut version over here in the states? Only version I've been seeing is a German Blu-ray.

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I've said it before, I'll say it again - LETHAL WEAPON is my IT"S A WONDERFUL LIFE.

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I've said it before, I'll say it again - LETHAL WEAPON is my IT"S A WONDERFUL LIFE.


Agreed.  Just finished up watching IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE and now it's a triple feature starting with LETHAL WEAPON, followed by THE LAST BOY SCOUT, and finished off with THE LONG KISS GOODNIGHT. 

 

Hope you all of you guys have a very Merry - and very action packed - Christmas! 

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Watching In Time right now. Never saw it before, but it was 6 bucks during the Amazon Black Friday sale, so I figured I'd make a blind buy out of it, as it at least seemed vaguely interesting. Color me surprised that I'm enjoying it. Timberlake is great in the lead role, and one day needs to headline an action film. Put him in a film with Willis! I could see them playing off of each other very well.

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Geek Out Q of the Day: Bruce Willis in DIE HARD or Mel Gibson in LW? A tough one, both give iconic performances, but I give the slight edge to Mel. His early scene alone in his trailer, gun in his mouth, this close to giving into the blackness and ending it all tears me up everytime. Also, the tree lot scene. C'mon, who doesn't love it when Mel goes 3 Stooges for the first time!

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Fat Elvis, Lethal Weapon in a...Landslide!  Outside of Die Hard 1 and 2, Expendables 2, Upcoming...G.I. Joe Retaliation, Sin City, and Tarantino's Pulp Fiction, I am not a Willis Fan.  Mad Mel has a...Braveheart, is as...Mad as...Max, and truly is a...Lethal Weapon, especially to his own...Career!  I hope that Machete Kills is the...Get out of Hollywood's Doghouse that Gibson needs.

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I like Riggs and all, but I don't think he tops Bruno for me. I love the original Die Hard a whole lot more than the first Lethal Weapon. The 3 Stooges stuff is hilarious, but McClane constantly ranting to himself trumps all of that. We get the "Come out to the coast, have a few laughs." line, him referring to the Lieutenant as a "Jerkweed", and so much more. He really convincingly plays a man out of his element that has to resort to guerilla tactics to battle the Euro-"terrorists".

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Mark Dacascos in THE LOST MEDALION.

 

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