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The Visitor, a review by Jimmy


MOVIE / DVD INFO:



Title: The Visitor (1979)

Genre: Science-Fiction
Director: Giulio Paradisi
Rating: R
Length: 1h49
Video: Widescreen
Audio: English
Subtitles: None

Stars:
John Huston
Joanne Nail
Paige Conner
Shelley Winters
Mel Ferrer

Plot:
Katy Collins (Paige Conner, LITTLE DARLINGS) is no ordinary 8 year-old girl. Indeed, she is unique, carrying within her the power of Sateen, an inter-spacial force of immense magnitude. Katy's primary mission on earth is to carry these genes forward, a task accomplished by convincing her mother, Barbara (Joanne Nail, SWITCHBLADE SISTERS) to bear a similarly endowed male child with whom Katy would eventually mate. Opposing this scheme is The Visitor (John Huston, Academy Award winner, CHINATOWN, AFRICAN QUEEN, THE MALTESE FAMCON), a sage of galactic stature who has come to this world not to kill Katy, but to end her "confusion". Find out what happens in this unforgettable, supernatural, suspense thriller from the maker of the box office hit BEYOND THE DOOR.

My Thoughts:
I feel like I'm on fire this week, it's been a while I did 2 reviews in 2 days ;D

It took me a while for buying this one and now that I've watched it the only thing I can say is why... To be honest it's one of the best movie I've seen for quite a while. The story took a little bit of its inspiration from The Omen in the sense that it's about an "evil" child kind of, but it's much more than that. The real driving force of the film is the fact that Kathy's mother must carry the seed of the new incarnation of Sateen. As you could see this movie had an extremely talented cast (Lance Henriksen, Glenn Ford, Franco Nero and Sam Peckinpah are also in this) and contrary to many italian films none of them are there only for a fast check. You see they give all they have to give in this film (John Huston is especially great whatever it is by his voice acting or his physical acting). But the real revelation of this film is Paige Conner, what an incredibly talented child actress! Usually child annoy me in movie because they have no purpose except to be cute, but this is sure not the case here... This little girl, who is cute by the way and aged quite beautifully, carry the film on her shoulders wich is quite impressive when you consider all the great names in this production. You got also some pretty good special effects since it's an italian films, but don't expect a lot of blood this isn't that kind of film. You got a lot of action with live birds (BTW I now know where he took his inspiration for the birds role in The Dark Half). The soundtrack is really powerfull and impressive too. Be ready to do some jump scare while watching  :whistle:

Seriously this one is probably the best dvd release of 2010 and I can do nothing else than recommanding it.


Rating :

(From The little known movie review depot on May 16th, 2011)

Member's Reviews

Spawn, a review by Tom


     Spawn (1997/United States)
IMDb | Wikipedia

New Line Home Video (United States)
Director:
Writing:
Length:98 min.
Video:Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85
Audio:English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, Commentary: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Subtitles:English, French

Stars:
Michael Jai White as Al Simmons/Spawn
John Leguizamo as Clown
Martin Sheen as Jason Wynn
Theresa Randle as Wanda
Nicol Williamson as Cogliostro

Plot:Awards:
Nominated:
Annie Awards (1997)  Best Promotional Production (Promotional Trailer)
Blockbuster Entertainment Awards (1998)  Favorite Male Newcomer (Michael Jai White)
Blockbuster Entertainment Awards (1998)  Favorite Supporting Actor -Horror (John Leguizamo)
Blockbuster Entertainment Awards (1998)  Favorite Supporting Actress - Horror (Theresa Randle)
Saturn (1997)  Best Makeup (KNB Effects Inc., Cindy Williams)

Extras:
  • Bonus Trailers
  • Closed Captioned
  • Commentary
  • Featurettes
  • Interviews
  • Music Videos
  • Photo Gallery
  • Production Notes
  • Scene Access
  • Storyboard Comparisons
  • Trailers


My Thoughts:
Waste of time in my opinion. Horrible acting, boring story. The only thing worth mentioning are the special effects. I haven't read the comics the movie is based on, so I cannot draw comparisons.

Rating:

(From Tom's Horror Marathon 2012 on October 3rd, 2012)

Member's TV Reviews

Charmed Marathon, a review by addicted2dvd


Disc 2:

5. Styx Feet Under
A bloodthirsty demon, set on destroying his human half, goes on a deadly rampage to kill his remaining blood relatives. Piper is "killed" so that she can help the Angel of Death clean up the mess.

My Thoughts:
This was a good episode. As I said many times I like when the sisters become other things... and this time it is Piper that becomes an Angel of Death. I know it has been done a million times before... but I must say I still get a kick out of seeing a huge hole through the gut of someone like is in this episode. And we get to see the lovely Charisma Carpenter again in this episode.

6. Once In a Blue Moon
The light of a blue moon conjures up strange transformations in The Charmed Ones. Could Leo be to blame for the near-death of the sisters' new Whitelights...or is it the sisters themselves.

My Thoughts:
An episode about The Charmed Ones having PMS plus! LOL  Was a decent episode. but nothing really special.

7. Someone To Witch Over Me
Paige's decision to help Agent Brody brings the sisters face-to-face with an evil demon, Sarpedon, who captures innocents' Guardian Angels for his own protection. Piper and Phoebe die at the hands of Sarpedon but Leo can save them - but only if he turns over his free will.

My Thoughts:
Good episode... not only does it have a good weekly story. But it also has an appearance by last season's character Chris. Was good to see him again.

8. Charmed Noir
Paige and Agent Brody are sucked into an unfinished novel and find themselves in the turbulent times of a 1930s film noir. Their only chance of escape is to find the missing author and help him be a hero so that the story can end.

My Thoughts:
To me... this one is only an OK episode. I personally never much been into the Film Noir... so I really wasn't the target fan for this particular episode. Felt a bit slow for my taste.

(From Charmed Marathon on July 12th, 2008)