oh, and people who think it looks like a student film aren't watching closely enough
Guilty pleasure. Thomerson is perfect in the lead role. Just a shame that Pyun felt the need to add some emotion into the picture. He should have just concentrated on making a stylish, ultra violent cheap b-movie with action and sci-fi elements.
Perhaps it's an age thing, but this film bored me stiff.
Love that quote
It's being remade
In The Mouth Of Madness blu-ray is definitely worth it for fans. I watched a bit of this afternoon and it looks 10 times better than the old New Line dvd from 2000. Pick it up.
Not as bad as its reputation suggests, but could have been so much more if Smith didn't concern himself with being so manipulative in an attempt to appeal to a broader demographic. Carlin is solid, and the kid is adorable, in addition to having real screen presence, but the film just piles on one cliche after the next. Perhaps the director's cut was better, but somehow i doubt it.
The rap music dates it, and often seemed unnecessary, like Ferrara was trying too hard to be 'gritty' and 'street', but it is a unique and strange film that really is a one of a kind experience, and further evidence that he really needs a good writer to make his best films. I'd recommend fans to check out the German dvd released by Art Haus. It's not perfect but it's good enough(for now)
His next film is called Horse Money. No details have emerged yet that i can see, but i hope it isn't another short
Saw it on release and thought it was an entertaining sleazy piece of trash that was worth the price of admission for Jane March alone. Of course i was 16 at the time, but she definitely made an impression. It's hard to believe Rush directed this, and i get the feeling the whole film was a private joke that only he, and possibly Willis, was in on.
Arrow are releasing The Long Goodbye on blu-ray in December with a lot of features.
Anyone that gives this film 5 clearly isn't an Elvis fan or knows nothing about him. It's a decent t.v movie but it takes no risks and doesn't portray many of the hangers on like the Memphis Mafia in an honest or substancial way. 3 stars at best. and that's mostly for Russell
OR: Since Carpenter avoids the pitfalls inherent in the meaningless task of trying to wade through the various anecdotal and gossipy accounts of Elvis's private life, focusing instead on the man himself and the grander drama of his singular rise to a singular stardom, we are presented with a picture that is not completely accurate, and complete accuracy is what makes a biopic film about Elvis worthy of a 5 rating. The film takes no risks because using the life of the most famous pop star ever as source material for your nearly 3 hours long narrative film is not a risk. Kurt Russell gives a tremendous, inspired performance.
Kino blu-ray: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71saVJLtkJL._SL1500_.jpg
It's out on blu-ray in November. Looking forward to rewatching it.
M.O.C are releasing this on blu-ray soon.
Quite good, but the execution was a little off at times, and it felt too much like a t.v movie. Cundieff is better suited to documentary style film making i think.
A real guilty pleasure! Love it!!
This is probably the most comparable to Tarkovsky out of all the Sokurov films i've seen. It's quite reminiscent of Mirror at times, but even more bizarre and abstract. Not perfect of course, but very impressive for an early effort, and it's full of strangely haunting moments.
The guy is a master of film form in the traditional style, but his films are pretty simplistic in terms of their ideas. The whole anti-establishment/anti-authority mentality gets old after a while. He seems to be the kind of director that people get obsessed over when they are younger. Having said that, i still love a handful of his films and respect another 4-5.
Seems like a waste of his talent imo, but we'll see.