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Weekend Movie Marathon: Unwatched DVDs
« on: December 18, 2009, 12:46:48 AM »
Weekend Movie Marathon
Unwatched DVDs
I am not sure how many movies I will be able to get through this weekend. But I want to try to get some watched at least. This weekend I decided to get my Unwatched movie pile down some. There is now 175 (excluding serials) in my collection. So I am hoping I will at least be able to get that number down under 170. Keep in mind that some of these movies I may have seen before... but not since I bought the DVD

Here is a list of movies I have in my movies on DVD I have that I haven't watched yet. As always if there is any you would like to see a review for let me know... I won't promise to get to it this weekend... but I will try.

  1.  The Abominable Dr. Phibes
   2. Abomination: Evilmaker 2
   3. Above the Law
   4. The Adventures of Tartu
   5. Aerial Gunner
   6. Altered States
   7. Alucard
   8. Amped
   9. An Angel for Christmas
  10. Apocalypse Rising
  11. Assassins of Youth
  12. The Bat
  13. Battle of Blood Island
  14. Battleship Potemkin
  15. Bedlam
  16. Best of the Best
  17. The Big Lift
  18. Big Top Pee Wee
  19. Black Brigade
  20. Black Hawk Down
  21. Black Ribbon
  22. Blood Alley
  23. Blood on the Sun
  24. Blood Reaper
  25. Blood Stained Bride
  26. Brainiac
  27. Branded
  28. British Intelligence
  29. The Broken
  30. Casulties of War
  31. Chain Reaction
  32. Chocolat
  33. Circus of Fear
  34. Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows
  35. Commandos
  36. Convoy
  37. Crossroads
  38. Curse of Pirate Death
  39. Curse of the Wolf
  40. Cyrano de Bergerac
  41. Dark Light
  42. Dark Places
  43. Darkman 2: Return of Durante
  44. Darkman 3: Die Drakman Die
  45. The Darkness
  46. The Dawn Express
  47. Deadly Drifter
  48. Deliverance
  49. Derailed
  50. Desert Heat
  51. The Devil Bat
  52. Diabolique
  53. Die, Sister Die
  54. Double Team
  55. Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde
  56. Dr. Phibes Rides Again
  57. Drawing Blood
  58. Edgar Allen Poe's Darkness
 59. Embryo
  60. Farewell to Arms
  61. Fear of the Dark
  62. Feral
  63. The Fighting Seabees
  64. Fists of Fear, Touch of Death
  65. Fist of the Vampire
  66. Flesh Feast
  67. Flying Blind
  68. The Flying Leathernecks
  69. Foreigner
  70. Four in a Jeep
  71. Foxes
  72. From Beyond
  73. Full Frontal
  74. Full Metal Jacket
  75. Ghost Ship
  76. God Told Me To
  77. Gone with the Wind
  78. Gorgo
  79. The Gorilla
  80. The Great American Snuff Film
  81. The Green Berets
  82. Gung Ho
  83. Half Past Dead
  84. Hell's Threshold
  85. Home Made
  86. House by the Cemetery
  87. The House Where Evil Dwells
  88. I Walked with a Zombie
  89. Identity Unknown
  90. Immortal
  91. In Harms Way
  92. The Innocent
  93. Into Thy Hands
  94. Intolerance: Love's Struggle Through the Ages
  95. Isle of the Dead
  96. Jack the Ripper
  97. Jarhead
  98. Jaws: The Revenge
  99. Kennel Murder Case
 100. Kill Cruise
 101. Kill Syndrome
 102. Knight Chills
 103. Laser Mission
 104. Last Best Chance
 105. The Last Chance
 106. Left Behind 2
 107. Legacy of Blood
 108. Little Shop of Horrors
 109. The Longest Day
 110. Majestic
 111. Messiah of Evil
 112. Minesweeper
 113. Nabonga
 114. The Navy Way
 115. Nutcracker: An American Nightmare
 116. One Eyed Jack
117. One of Our Aircraft is Missing
 118. Operation Pacific
 119. Pajama Game
 120. Pony Trouble
 121. Primal Fear
 122. Private Buckaroo
 123. Prom Night
 124. Pumpkinhead: Ashes to Ashes
 125. Puppet Show
 126. Rage of the Master
 127. Reefer Madness
 128. Replicant
 129. Return of the Boogeyman
 130. Return of the Magnificent Seven
 131. Ricochet
 132. The River: Legend of La Llorona
 133. Road to Bali
 134. Road Warrior
 135. Rocky Balboa
 136. Sabbath
 137. Sands of Iwo Jima
 138. Scared to Death
 139. Screaming Ninja
 140. The Sea Chase
 141. Seven Doors of Death
 142. Shadows in the Dark (Val Lewton Documenary)
 143. Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon
 144. Sherlock Holmes and the Woman in Green
 145. The Shunned House
 146. Sickness House
 147. Silent Bloodnight
 148. Sinners
 149. Sisters of Death
 150. Slasher
 151. Sleep Disorder
 152. Snake Crane Secret
 153. The Somnambulists
 154. Spitfire
 155. The Stranger
 156. The Substitute
 157. Super Hell
 158. Super Hell 2
 159. Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
 160. Theater of Blood
 161. They Were Expendable
 162. This Darkness
 163. Val Lewton: The Man in the Shadows
 164. Vampire Whores from Outer Space
 165. A Vampire's Tale
 166. Vulture's Eye
 167. Up From Zero
 168. Web of the Spider
 169. White Fang to the Rescue
 170. White Zombie
 171. Who Am I?
 172. Wicker Man
 173. Wild Bunch
 174. Wings of an Eagle
 175. Woodland Haunting 2
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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: Unwatched DVDs
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2009, 12:58:11 AM »
Deliverance!

Plus your unwatched Val Lewton's...  ;D

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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: Unwatched DVDs
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2009, 01:00:26 AM »
 :laugh: Funny... I had a feeling both those requests would come up!  :P
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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: Unwatched DVDs
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2009, 01:35:51 AM »
Guess mine?

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and Amped maybe since I want to know if it's a good movie.

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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: Unwatched DVDs
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2009, 02:45:33 AM »

Title: The Ghost Ship
Year: 1943
Director: Mark Robson
Rating: NR
Length: 69 Min.
Video: Full Frame 1.33:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital Mono
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

Stars:
Richard Dix
Russell Wade
Edith Barrett
Ben Bard
Edmund Glover

Plot:
There's danger dead ahead when director Mark Robson (Bedlam) helms The Ghost Ship. Richard Dix (Cimarron, The Whistler series) plays the sinister captain whose port of call may be madness. All aboard!

Extras:
Scene Access

My Thoughts:
I decided to start my marathon with a classic. One of the Val Lewton movies I bought this past October. After watching the movie I am a little disappointed that it has nothing to do with ghosts... but it is a good movie. It has some great atmosphere in it. I found that when we heard the mute sailor's thoughts it was quite eerie. It was well done. While I did enjoy this movie quite a bit... I must say that so far it is my least favorite of the Val Lewton movies that I have watched.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5
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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: Unwatched DVDs
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2009, 03:04:34 AM »
After watching the movie I am a little disappointed that it has nothing to do with ghosts... but it is a good movie. It has some great atmosphere in it. I found that when we heard the mute sailor's thoughts it was quite eerie. It was well done. While I did enjoy this movie quite a bit... I must say that so far it is my least favorite of the Val Lewton movies that I have watched.

Sounds like we're still in sync with this series, Pete! :P I also found Ghost Ship the weakest. The director also did Isle of the Dead, which on first viewing I thought one of the weaker entries too, so it may be down to him (he did 7th Victim too). Not that I like self-promotion, but it might be worth you scanning my reviews of the series for the remaining entries because while I think Isle of the Dead, Bedlam and especially I Walked With A Zombie are all better than Ghost Ship, they can also be misleading titles... like Ghost Ship not having the sort of ghosts you might expect!  :laugh:

One thing that puzzled me about this one, is the strange shot at the end where two characters meet. We only see their shadows. Do you have any idea what that was supposed to mean?  :shrug: Being "b-movies", I wonder if they ran out of money to pay a decent looking actress...  :devil:

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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: Unwatched DVDs
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2009, 03:08:33 AM »
I really have no idea what that last shot was all about. But you know... I really didn't pay to much attention to it at the time. But now that you mention it... it was a bit weird.
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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: Unwatched DVDs
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2009, 02:35:30 PM »

Title: Gorgo
Year: 1961
Director: Eugene Lourie
Rating: NR
Length: 76 Min.
Video: Widescreen 1.66:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital Mono
Subtitles:

Stars:
Bill Travers
William Sylvester
Vincent Winter
Christopher Rhodes
Joseph O'Conor

Plot:
A volcanic eruption in the North Atlantic brings to the surface a 65-foot prehistoric monster. Two treasure divers capture the creature and take him to London where he is put on display in a circus.

A scientist is thoughtful enough to point out that the sailors' bonanza is only an infact and that a full grown specimen would be over 200 feet in height. Sure enough, Gorgo's mama comes thundering ashore, reclaims her offspring and heads back to sea — but not before she trashes a generous portion of London.

The special effects in GORGO, provideed by Tom Howard — two time Academy award winner, are truly admirable. The monster is quite ferocious — except when he wiggles his ears.

Extras:
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Trailers
Featurettes
Gallery
Production Notes

My Thoughts:
This is one of the movies that our friend Roger sent me. I thought I would watch (at least) one of the ones he sent me this weekend as well. This is really not the type of movie I normally watch... but I was able to enjoy it. Both the story and the effects is like a cross between Godzilla and King Kong.  One thing I found rather odd is there was no main female character in this movie. More or less you seen some women running around in the streets in crowds and such... but other then that... pretty much all male actors. The quality of the print while more then watchable... could have been better. But considering this movie is almost 50 years old... I really can't complain too much about that.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5
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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: Unwatched DVDs
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2009, 03:11:53 PM »
Guess mine?

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and Amped maybe since I want to know if it's a good movie.

Since (at least at this point) I really don't feel up to a 2 and a half hour movie... I will review your second choice next. But keep in mind my feelings about music. So you should take that into account when you read my review.

And yes... I was able to guess your first choice before peeking. :P
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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: Unwatched DVDs
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2009, 03:36:54 PM »
Guess mine?

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and Amped maybe since I want to know if it's a good movie.

Since (at least at this point) I really don't feel up to a 2 and a half hour movie... I will review your second choice next. But keep in mind my feelings about music. So you should take that into account when you read my review.

And yes... I was able to guess your first choice before peeking. :P

That's a point! What do you think of Sir Lancelot? He pops up occasionally in the Lewton movies, most recently for you in Ghost Ship, but he was the butler in Curse of the Cat People too. He has a tendency to sing though!  :tease:

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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: Unwatched DVDs
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2009, 03:44:59 PM »
I was pretty much sure that was the point!  :P

As for the guy in Curse of the Cat People and The Ghost ship... he was easy to ignore. I barely even noticed it last night when I watched The Ghost Ship!

I am sitting here trying to get through this movie as I type this. And lets put it this way...

You owe me for this one Jimmy!  :voodoo:
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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: Unwatched DVDs
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2009, 04:15:47 PM »

Title: Amped
Year: 2004
Director: Richard Poche
Rating: NR
Length: 71 Min.
Video: Widescreen :1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital Stereo
Subtitles: N/A

Stars:
Shelby Barendrick
Richard Poche
Elizabeth Di Prinzio
Susan Stuart Brazell
Trish Christensen

Plot:
The new lead singer of the female fronted rock band, the "Danger Dolls", is found dead of an apparent cocaine overdose. But detective Holden begins to question the circumstances surrounding her death.

Extras:
Scene Access

My Thoughts:
Not being into music of any kind... this is not normally my type of a movie... but I am review this one at the request of a friend. This movie is from the Mortuary of Madness boxset I got this past October. Like many of the movies in this set... the acting leaves much to be desired. But I have seen worse acting in other movies in this set. Now I can normally just ignore music in a movie... but in this case... the singing was bad. And it is much harder to ignore bad singing then it is to ignore the music of real musicians. This woman's voice just goes through me and hurts my ears. At one point I actually had to fast forward through a song that played while showing some clips. Which is something I can normally ignore... but not with this movie... not with this singer. It also seemed the camera man liked to get a bit on the creative side. using some unneeded close-ups, over the shoulder shots and the like. Then there was the mixture of color and Black and White.  (B&W for the flashbacks). I found the story to be slow. The movie was only an hour and 11 minutes... and it just seemed to go on and on. It just really wasn't that interesting. I just wasn't too impressed with this movie.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5
Pete

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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: Unwatched DVDs
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2009, 05:45:52 PM »
I'm quite surprise that you had decided to watch this one, since it was to make you watch Alucard. At least now I know it's bad and if you say that the song are worst than usual it's a good hint to not watch (I suppose that most of the songs sound like very cheap copy of Veruca Salt or The Go-Go's). At least 2 of the girls on the cover are cute it's a positive if this is true.

I think I owe you one, just try to be not too rough when you will decide to reclaim this debt. :-\

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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: Unwatched DVDs
« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2009, 02:32:35 PM »
What you know... the mood hit. Expect a review for Alucard next. :P
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« Reply #14 on: December 19, 2009, 04:13:55 PM »

Title: Alucard
Year: 2003
Director: John Johnson
Rating: NR
Length: 150 Min.
Video: Widescreen 1.33:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital Stereo
Subtitles: N/A

Stars:
Jay F. Barber
Liam Smith
Rebecca Taylor
David Harscheid
Karthik Srinivasan

Plot:
A modern telling of Bram Stoker's classic!

Extras:
Scene Access

My Thoughts:
This is another movie from the Mortuary of Madness box set I got this past October. I went into this one with caution.... for two reasons. First it is in a box set of very low budget movies. Second it is a low budget film that is 2hrs. 30min. long! And that is a long time to sit through a low budget horror film. The picture quality of this movie is surprisingly good for such a cheap low budget boxset. As is the Audio. The story is interesting... but SLOW! Unfortunately every time it started to get good they decided to change the subject... going to another diary and such. I think the main thing that goes against this movie is the length. And the fact that they seemed to want to concentrate more on the dramatic story telling over the horror of the story.Which after a while got tiresome. So once again... I think the length of this movie is what hurt this movie more then anything else. They could have easily cut this movie in half... and we would have had a right good low budget modern telling of the story.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5
Pete