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    Cody Layne
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    [REC] 2: Finally getting around to the other movies in that box-set. This was an interesting approach, as it starts immediately after the first movie ends, with a SWAT team entering the building and dealing with the possessed tenants, while a priest who's leading them tries to find a way to destroy the "virus." It delves much more into the supernatural this time around, but still has a scientific slant to it. It also goes back and forth, switching from the SWAT team's POV to that of a group of dumb kids who sneak into the building and become trapped there. Not as good as the first, but an interesting follow-up, nevertheless.

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  • f.ramses
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    Evil in the Woods – Going in this seemed like something I was going to like but it quickly became a dull, confusing mess. To top it all off problems with the brand new disc made watching it even more of a chore.

    Addio Zio Tom – Despite owning it on DVD for ages it really seemed like this was my first time seeing this version and while Goodbye Uncle Tom isn’t exactly fresh in my mind it does unsurprisingly seem to be the better version I ‘remembered’ it as. I wish I had the patience to watch different versions of movies back to back but I usually don’t, it would have been cool to see the differences more closely had I this Saturday though. There’s definitely a lot more then-current stuff but I wonder if some of the old south segments were longer and if maybe there were additional ones in addition to them being re-arranged. In any event I’m glad I finally got around to seeing this and that it was the arrival of this nice new edition that got me to do so.

    Traces of Death – The original Faces of Death aside I really never thought of movies like this as ones to revisit but finding my old copies decades later has gotten me to have another look at some of them. It’s crazy to me how my current reaction to them, squirming through the more graphic stuff like autopsy and surgery footage and being fascinated by stuff like the car crash footage, is like the opposite of when I was a lot younger. Still, it packs a punch and makes you think even though it is just a cheap exploitation film. I like how they went with a metal soundtrack and played up Brain Damage, the narrator, more in the sequels.

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  • Cody Layne
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    [REC]: I'd seen this a couple of times before, but this was me watching it as part of the Scream Factory Blu-Ray set of all four of these movies. I haven't seen the sequels, but I don't see any of them outdoing the effective simplicity of this first one. This is a really well done, found footage horror flick, especially the ending in the penthouse atop the building. Man, is that scene nightmare fuel.

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  • Newt Cox
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    Akira off the US Blu. Did the 1988 dub cause I don't think I have heard it before.

    Looks great,sounds good. Good cheap buy.Might check out the extras later on.

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  • Randy G
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    Rabid Grannies: The wonky dub here is pretty amusing, the 16mm looks great on blu and once the gore kicks in it's quite fun.
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    Last edited by Randy G; 04-04-2024, 03:55 PM.

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  • Cody Layne
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    Tremors 2: Aftershocks Arrow Video Blu-Ray. I love the Tremors movies, especially the first two, and was glad to see them get new home media releases. Unfortunately, while it's great to see Tremors 2 in HD, this release isn't nearly as stacked as Arrow Video's release of the first one. It has two commentaries, one by the director, S.S. Wilson, and another by the author of a book on the franchise, and both of them were pretty informative. However, the one really long interview is okay but nothing amazing, and there's an eight-minute one with Phil Tippet, which was disappointing, as he admits that he remembers very little about the movie. There's also a little making of from the time of its release and some outtakes. If you're a fan, I'd say get it, but don't expect anything like the first one.

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  • Matt H.
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    Originally posted by f.ramses View Post
    Firewalker – Though still enjoyable this was a lot sillier than I remembered it being, despite that I kind of want to get it on BD now…
    It's obvious that everyone was too afraid to tell Chuck he isn't funny.

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  • f.ramses
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    Firewalker – Though still enjoyable this was a lot sillier than I remembered it being, despite that I kind of want to get it on BD now…

    Massacre Mafia Style – Tons of fun every time and this time also a random but timely revisit as part of the movie apparently takes place on Easter.

    Satan’s Blood – For the most part this is not very original and you know exactly where everything is going but it also manages to not be boring in doing this, a great revisit of a title I had forgotten. One guy in this bears a strange resemblance to Boyd Rice in almost every shot he’s in.

    Red Sonja – Kind of on par with Firewalker in terms of being a silly and PG/PG-13 action/adventure movie but one I always wanted to see. It’s an old school PG-13 too as there’s a scene with a topless dancer. Seeing this once was probably enough though. Someone I know once referred to this as being a Conan movie (it isn’t…) but it is on par with a Conan movie, it’s just unfortunate that it’s Conan: The Destroyer and not closer to Conan: The Barbarian.

    My Pet Monster – It was shocking just how many things I specifically remembered as I saw them in this movie for something I’ve probably seen twice long ago. This was surprisingly fun and the animation in the opening was really cool.

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  • Barry M
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    The Devils. Happy Easter.

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  • Barry M
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    Sexy Beast. Happy Easter.

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  • Vincent Dawn Jr
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    Long Arm Of The Law parts 1 & 2 - Another recent purchase (88 Films), these two films are amazing. Simply put, these are two of the best gangster films I've ever seen. The first is slightly better than the second, but not by much.

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  • Newt Cox
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    Snakes on a plane-Never saw this and got the dvd for 50 cents recently.

    Up earlier than normal and enjoyed the movie.Decent modern nature runs amok film.

    House of the Dead 2-Yea the original by Uwe Boll is not good.Got this sequel for 50 cents. And it is much better than the original. Got Sid Haig as the evil scientist. Then a cast made up of people you might know from various tv shows.

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  • Cody Layne
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    Sailor Moon Season One. Yes, I'm a guy, and I like Sailor Moon. It was one of the first anime I ever really got into, back when it was on Toonami. I've seen this new Viz Media English dub of it years ago, and it was like experiencing it for the first time, with dialogue closer to the Japanese original, the use of the Japanese names, and the inclusion that weren't aired over here before. I still have nostalgia for the old Dic dub, as that was often funnier in many ways, but I'm glad that this exists.

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  • Vincent Dawn Jr
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    The Last Blood - 1991. Picked up the 88 Films BD during the Grindhouse Video sale. Great location and cast, plus an insane amount of gun fu and bloodshed. I can really only think of one Wong Jing film I haven't thoroughly enjoyed (Legend of the Liquid Sword was a bit of a mess--but even that was visually entertaining). If I see his name attached to a film as either producer, writer, or director, I'm usually not disappointed. Oh yeah, and the ultra hot female assassin in this is played by Chui Sau-Lai from The Seventh Curse.

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  • Newt Cox
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    Originally posted by agent999 View Post

    I hope his salary is good, you couldn't pay me enough to do that!
    He works for the State of Mississippi,I was shocked when I learned what he makes. In that I made a bit more per hour working in a morgue out in Texas 17 years ago.

    But he has great insurance. Lots of the time he spends most of his day in his office. And he can retire after 30 years and get 50% of what he makes or work 40 years and get 80% of his check after retirement.

    Before Children of the Corn he worked his way through every Puppet Master film. And up next is every Evil Dead,including the TV show.

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