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Re: The little known movie review depot
« Reply #60 on: February 20, 2008, 01:08:45 AM »
MOVIE / DVD INFO:



Title: Twisted Sisters
Year: 2006
Genre: Thriller
Director: Wolfgang Büld (Penetration Angst)         
Rating: R
Length: 1h37
Video: Widescreen
Audio: English
Subtitles: Spanish

Stars:
Fiona Horsey (Penetration Angst)
Andrew Southern (Tan Lines)
Paul Conway (Penetration Angst)
Eden Ford (The Chambermaid)
Timo Jacobs (Träum weiter, Julia!)
 
Plot:
TWISTED SISTERS is a dark thriller dealing with the personal struggle between two twins. Jennifer was given everything a girl could wish for. Norah learned to survive on nothing. Now it is time for the tables to turn. Locating, stalking and mimicking the life of her sister, Norah decides it is time that she had it all -- and no one will get in her way!

My Thoughts:
I have discovered this director by chance when I have blind buying one of his other movie « Penetration Angst ». This was one of the better unknow movie that I've bought and it give me some hope for the actual cinema. So I've ordered one of his other film sooner this month so this is the one that I review today. But I will certainly make this for Penetration Angst too.

This movie doesn't have the most original story (the twin sisters motive is kind of cliché), but at least the film doesn't say that it revolutionize the cinema (as an hack like Eli Roth pretend with Hostel). This fact is not that much important and the movie works because of the way Horsey play the 2 roles. Fiona Horsey is a relatively new actress this film is her third one and with this one and Angst, I can say that she had a great future (probably more in Europe than America, but that's not a bad thing because the American industry can't recognize talent). She is the most perfect exemple of the « girl next door » look (just watch my new avatar) and her accent sounds really sexy to me (It's a British accent, yes a British accent can be sexy). She can act too!! Her performance is great she completly change from one twin to another, we almost think that she had a real twin (it's not the case I've check just to be sure). Paul Conway is good too and he almost play the same character that he play in Angst (he is against after Miss Horsey, but this time he is a police inspector not a deceive lover). The weak point in the cast is Andrew Southern who play the lover of Miss Horsey, I've found is performance bland.

I also like the use of the reflexion motive, many time Miss Horsey reflexion is shown on a mirror or a metal object. Later the same effect happen but through a windows when she looks at her twins. The special effects are well done, just one exemple one man is kill by a fireworks place where you really don't want it to be (forgot to say that the twins hate men).

I really recommand this one, a very good British/German coproduction. You can try  « Penetration Angst » too, since it is better than this one and really original. 
 

Rating : :)

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Re: The little known movie review depot
« Reply #61 on: February 20, 2008, 01:22:16 AM »
The series is unknown to me, but looking at the synopsis it certainly looks like something that I could like. The series doesn't look available on DVD, am I right?

Enjoy being wrong!  :P

Confessions boxset at Play

That said, it does say "out of stock", but look on www.find-dvd.co.uk and someone should have it. It does at least exist.
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Re: The little known movie review depot
« Reply #62 on: February 20, 2008, 02:03:37 AM »
That said, it does say "out of stock", but look on www.find-dvd.co.uk and someone should have it. It does at least exist.
Thanks for the link Jon, I've found it at Amazon.uk (usually that where I check first  :slaphead:). By the way I've ordered this one too


Can't resist to that, a boxset with 3 Christina Lindberg movie's  :drooling:

Edit : Just notice that the boxset title can be confusing. This is not the never ending series of porn short release by Caballero. This is 3 exploitation films featuring Christina Lindberg : Language of Love (69), Anita: Swedish Nymphet (73) and Exposed (71).
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Re: The little known movie review depot
« Reply #63 on: February 20, 2008, 07:50:22 PM »
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Title: Angst
Original Title: Penetration Angst
Year: 2003
Genre: Horror
Director: Wolfgang Büld (Twisted Sisters)         
Rating: R
Length: 1h42
Video: Widescreen
Audio: English
Subtitles: Spanish

Stars:
Paul Conway (Twisted Sisters)
Fiona Horsey (Twisted Sisters)
Phil Hayden (Three Minute Moments)
Jon Hurn (The Zombie Diaries)
James Crichton

Plot:
Helen finds herself having intimacy problems with men. Her private parts are devouring all lovers and leaving her with an insasiable thirst for blood. In order to satisfy her cravings she becomes a prostitute wich lead to a death filled tale of murder, madness and sex.

My Thoughts:

This is not the movie that I was suppose to review today (I always choose 2 or 3 films in advance), but my last film made me want to watch this one again. You already know how I got this film, so no need for an introduction here.

This one have a very original concept. I'm sure that you remember the horror movie in the eighties when having sex was a death sentence, you just became the target for a big bad monster after (I've always find this idea too moralistic and an irresponsible thing to do : sex=bad). So in this movie the heroine had a  really big problem : Her pussy (no, not the little cat) need to be feed and what it eat is man, so she can't have a normal sexual life with a man.

This is the first real movie of Fiona Horsey (she has made 2 short films before) and for a newcommer with a movie depending on her performance she does a very good job. This girl have something that made her the best actress that I've seen in a while (it's kind of sad that she works now at Colombian television, since its means no other film for some time). She have a perfect look, a very sexy accent and she act very well (she has studied in a drama school and she had a lot of theatre experience). She is probably the only person in the cinema industry who will make me react like an idiot fan boy if I will be lucky enough to meet her. Everyone is good in the cast : Conway as the naive and unlucky lover, the Steel twins (Amy and Beth) as a pair of siamese twins and all the victims who show how some man are stupid when it's sex time (everyone of them deserve to die). The eating effect is simple, but well done (only an image spin) and prove that the best effects are the real one and not the CGI effects.

The movie have 2 story running at the same time. The first is about Helen (Horsey) and how she deal with her problem in London and the second one is about Dennis (Conway) and his long journey to trace Helen the love of his life. The 2 stories are good and they are always conected one with the others. The film is categorize as an horror movie, but it's much more than that.

If I've only one movie to recommand among my review at this time, this is the one. This movie is the best film made in this decade and I can't really understand why it is not more known. If you like your « horror » movie badly act, fill with gore and CGI effect and with MTV editing : forget this one and watch « Saw ». But if you like imaginative and professionally made movie, this is the one. The only thing that you could not like is the accent (it's a bit hard to understand all, when it's not your first language without subtitles), but after a while trust me you don't notice anymore.

Rating :  ;D ;D

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Re: The little known movie review depot
« Reply #64 on: February 22, 2008, 02:05:16 AM »
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Title: Paradise
Year: 1982
Genre: Adventure
Director: Stuart Gillard (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III)         
Rating: 13
Length: 1h31
Video: Full Frame
Audio: English and Spanish
Subtitles: Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish

Stars:
Willie Aames (Zapped!)
Phoebe Cates (Private School)
Tuvia Tavi (Death Before Dishonor)
Richard Curnock (TekWar: TekLab)
Neil Vipond (Kings and Desperate Men)

Plot:
David and Sarah travel with a caravan from Baghdad to Damascus. At an oasis the white-slave agent 'Jackal' raids them, mainly to add the beautiful young Sarah to his harem. Only David and Sarah can flee, all the others are slayed. Their flight leads them to a beautiful oasis - their paradise - where they discover love and sex.

My Thoughts:

This movie copy the general idea of « Blue lagoon » who was released 2 years before. We have 2 teenager who have to live together and learn the facts of life by themselves. But this is not a complete rip-off of the other, in fact it is better than the original. The 2 teenagers are older, the story happen in the desert and others people interact with them. By the way this is a Canadian movie made at the time where the country was a movie tax shelter.

This is the first film of Phoebe Cates and she was 17 years old when it was made (so if the fact to see a minor naked shock you don't watch it) and she is the best reason to watch this. Aames is not really a good actor, the best evidence is that Scott Baio was better than him in "Zapped!" and "Charles in Charge" 2 projects where they were together and Baio is not known for his acting talent. The fact that the slave trader is after Sarah (Cates) allow the film to have some action (contrary to Blue Lagoon where nothing really happen), by the way did the white-slavery really has exist in the Midle East? I'm not sure of that. The desert location is beautifull. But, sometimes we have the impression that David (Aames) is McGuiver or the professor of Gilligan Island, he can make a house fast and with almost nothing since most of the time they are at an oasis. Another thing that I don't really like is the 2 monkeys. I hate monkeys I find them stupid and not funny, a real monkey in a house is just good for two things make it smell bad and mess it (I don't really think that they are any monkey living in the Irakian or Syrian desert where the film is suppose to happen).

I like this film, but honestly this is mostly because of Phoebe Cates and you'll see her naked often (Aames too, this is not really interesting for me but maybe for Kathy  :laugh:). If you like Blue lagoon the chance are high that you will like this one too. But for the North American you will have to import the movie since it is not release yet on DVD. My copy is a zone 2 PAL from Spain and I know that a Korean release exist too. The funny thing with the Spanish DVD is that it have all the langage subtitles in the world (ok I exaggerate a little bit), but no english.


Rating :   :)
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« Reply #65 on: February 22, 2008, 02:36:57 AM »
I like this film, but honestly this is mostly because of Phoebe Cates and you'll see her naked often (Aames too, this is not really interesting for me but maybe for Kathy  :laugh:

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« Reply #66 on: February 25, 2008, 09:29:46 PM »
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Title: The Worm Eaters (1977)

Genre: Comedy
Director: Herb Robins (The Brainsucker)         
Rating: PG
Length: 1h30
Video: Widescreen
Audio: English
Subtitles: No Subtitles

Stars:
Herb Robins (Sinthia, the Devil's Doll)
Lindsay Armstrong Black
Joseph Sacket
Robert Garrison
Muriel Cooper     

Plot:
Herman Umgar (Herb Robins), an eccentric club-footed hermit with a fondness for night crawlers, lives in an old windmill house on the banks of a dried-up lakebed. Upon learning that only Herman stands in the way of a new condominium development, the town mayor and several businessmen conspire to get rid of this human obstacle by having him committed to the local loony bin. However, Herman's worm breeding pays off when he unleashes hordes of his wriggling friends to infiltrate the town's food and water supply - and soon the entire population goes worm crazy!

My Thoughts:
My God this film is bad! Usually a feature produce by Ted Mikels is not the best one in the world, but it had some entertainment value. Where to start... No one in the cast possess a minimum of acting talent, even Robins who is an experienced actor is bad here (he use a very bad German accent and I can't understand half of what he say). In fact the only reason why everyone is cast is because they don't find it disgusting to eat worms. Talking of worms eating, we see that with a big zoom in on the mouth. It's not beautifull, it's disgusting and I don't find it tastefull to see almost the inside of the mouth of someone who eat (by chance I was not eating at the same time). The story is not important, if the director doesn't care why would I? This film exist to be gross and that's all... Not everything is completly bad : the theme song is funny (that's why I add the opening title for your enjoyment. Don't worry all we see is cartoon, no worm eating).

I can't recommand this at all! Except if you want something to use when you want your guest to get out of the house. 

Rating :   :yawn:

Opening Title
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OF9x7S8hVu4
Movie Trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2l2J_-RTF4
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« Reply #67 on: February 27, 2008, 10:12:43 PM »
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Title: Infection (2004)
Original Title: Kansen

Genre: Horror
Director: Masayuki Ochiai (Parasite Eve)         
Rating: R
Length: 1h38
Video: Widescreen
Audio: Japanese
Subtitles: English and Spanish

Stars:
Michiko Hada (Flowers of Shanghai)
Mari Hoshino (Go-Con! Japanese Love Culture)
Tae Kimura (Go-Con! Japanese Love Culture)
Yoko Maki (The Grudge)   
Kaho Minami (Teito taisen)

Plot:
A patient in a hospital dies due to malpractice. The doctors responsible panic and stage a cover up. Shortly thereafter, another patient is left at the hospital doors dying of bizarre symptoms. When the patient dies, the doctors involved in the cover up being acting strangely, then one by one, develop the same mysterious and deadly symptoms.

My Thoughts:
I think that it's the time to review a Japanese film, so I've decided to revisit this one. When it's time for « horror » movie almost every Japanese one had something in common they are more subtle and atmospheric than their American counterpart. This one is not an exception.

The story happen at an hospital and this is the only place that we'll see. Almost at the beginning we feel that something is wrong here (the patients, the doctors and the nurses act strangelly). The real story begins when an infected patient is force to the hospital and from there everything start to go weird.

This film is good. We are never sure of what happens really, some things seem evident but when the story take a different turn it's not that clear anymore. One thing who looks important is an analogy between the colour red and green, but I'm not Japanese and I don't understand clearly the meaning of it. The acting is good and everyone look natural, the music really help to set the suspensefull atmosphere and the effect are well done. The end is really good too.

I'm happy that I've bought it base on the short trailer. This one of the good Asian movie that I've seen and as a bonus they are no ******* grey ghost...

I recommand it if you like your movie with a subtle story who make you use your mind (this is not an American « in your face » movie that you watch and forget 2 hours later).   

Rating :   :D
Movie Trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ysgwg2OBtUw

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« Reply #68 on: March 01, 2008, 06:39:29 PM »
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Title: Vixen! (1968)

Genre: Comedy
Director: Russ Meyer (Beyond the Valley of the Dolls)           
Rating: 18
Length: 1h11
Video: Full Frame
Audio: English
Subtitles: No subtitles

Stars:
Erica Gavin (Erika's Hot Summer)
Garth Pillsbury (If You Don't Stop It... You'll Go Blind!!!)
Harrison Page (Carnosaur)
Jon Evans (Song of the Loon)
Vincene Wallace (A Sweet Sickness)

Plot:
Vixen lives in a Canadian mountain resort with her naive pilot husband. While he's away flying in tourists, she gets it on with practically everybody including a husband and his wife, and even her biker brother. She is openly racist, and she makes it clear that she won't do the wild thing with her brother's biker friend, who is black.

My Thoughts:
Russ Meyer is one of the few director in the exploitation genre who has made a sucessfull transition to the mainstream with « Beyond the Valley of the Dolls », but he is returned to exploitation after one other film and that a good thing since the studio try to controlling him too much.

Surprisingly even if I'm an exploitation film fan this is the only movie direct by Russ Meyer that I own, but I will correct that soon when I will order this Boxset. I will receive the money for it, so why not? The version of Vixen that I own is the British Pal zone 0 release by Arrow Films (the only way to go, don't order any region 1 release by RM Films International (the DVD are costly and the money goes to the last woman in his life who had stole him and profited of the fact that he had the alzheimer disease to cut him from his past).

This movie was filmed in Canada (British Columbia to be precise) and the visual is great (we don't watch a Meyer film for this). The star of this feature is Erica Gavin and that's her best movie performance even if it was her first one. She was not the most beautifull girl (it's a question of taste, but she's not my type), but she extricate sensuality everytime she's on the screen. The scene when she rejoins her brother in the shower before having sex with him is something to see. The way she talks to the black man (Harrison Page) is something that you will not see anymore in our politically correct society, she hates him and that's clear in her words and her facial expressions. The other woman is Vincene Wallace and in my opinion she's better looking than Erica Gavin (just look at the picture) and she was a good actress too (I can't understand why she was not more sucessfull in the exploitation genre, but I have a soft spot for the red-haired woman). The men in the cast are good too, especially Garth Pillsbury (Vixen husband) and Harrison Page.



This movie is a good introduction to the works of Russ Meyer and I recommand it strongly, it's a classic what do you think I will say  :laugh:   
 
Rating :  ;D
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Re: The little known movie review depot
« Reply #69 on: March 01, 2008, 11:40:35 PM »
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Title: A Touch of Sweden (1971)

Genre: Comedy
Director: Joseph F. Robertson (A Dirty Western)         
Rating: Unrated
Length: 1h29
Video: Full Frame
Audio: English
Subtitles: No Subtitles

Stars:
Uschi Digard (Supervixens)
Sandy Dempsey (Johnny Wadd)
Peggy Church (The All-American Girl)   
Maria Arnold (Fantasm)
Sandy Carey (The Beauties and the Beast)

Plot:
While on vacation in Sweden, a young woman tells a friend about the sexy escapades she's been involved in back in the U.S.

My Thoughts:
It was a little bit hard to watch this one, my dvd always freeze at the same place (I hate that, but sometimes it's happen with the SWV DVD-R). So to be able to see it, I have to transfer it to my hard disc and the problem is over and I can watch.

This movie is a dream came true for an exploitation lover, just watch the cast. Almost every stars is in it : Uschi Digard, Sandy Dempsey, Peggy Church, Maria Arnold, Barbara Mills and Sandy Carey. For the man, you got : Jack Buddliner, Al Ward, Wayne Chapman, Norman Field, John Keith, Jack King, Con Convert, Ron Darby, John Paul Jones and Levi Richards. I'm sure that the majority of the names tell you nothing, but for me this is my idea of an all stars cast.

This one of the few film who have Uschi Digard as the lead and she is always a welcome precense in a film. She have a wonderfull face and body, but she possess a very sexy swedish accent too (I find accent sexy, what can I do). She's not only beautifull, but she can act too. This movie seems to me like a natural for a double bill with « Getting Into Heaven » (another Ushi vehicule), but Something Weird Video has paired GIH with Angels (a very weak and boring film). This is certainly because it was refused by their distributor (Image Entertainment) since it is almost hardcore at time. Yes this film have some near-hardcore scene : no penetration, but a lot of dick play (tongue and hand). But this is not the central part of the film, in fact those scene are not great (the lightning is bad, the actors are dub (the dialogue is stupider than a real porn movie) and the general feeling is not erotic at all).

The real movie is when Ushi tell her american adventures to a Swedish friend. They are a lot of funny thing : The operation of a man with a bottle stuck in his lower back, Ron Darby performance as a rich man who wants to marry a virgin and a vampire who chase Ushi.

But the movie is very badly edited and the semi-hardcore content cut a lot of scene when the discussion is not over (maybe it's because of the print use). Some voice are dub and it's very annoying (I can live with voice over, but when the voice use are crap it's not the same thing). The story doesn't make sense a lot of time : it's fun to see a vampire but that happens without reasons and we are never sure is the action happen at an hospital or an appartment house. The print was not remastered at all (the colours are very bad), but it's a DVD-R so it's understandable even if the SWV DVD-R have usually a better quality.

I like the movie, but I don't really recommand it as it is now. The quality is really poor (image and sound) and the editing is problematic. But if you are a fan of Ushi Diggart buy it, since I guarantee that you will like it. 

Rating :   :D
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« Reply #70 on: March 03, 2008, 01:35:58 AM »
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Title: Blood Freak (1972)

Genre: Horror
Director: Brad F. Grinter (Flesh Feast)         
Rating: Unrated
Length: 1h20
Video: Full Frame
Audio: English
Subtitles: No Subtitles

Stars:
Steve Hawkes (The Walls Have Eyes)
Dana Cullivan
Heather Hughes (Flesh Feast)
Randy Grinter
Brad F. Grinter (Death Curse of Tartu)

Plot:
For those who think they've seen everything comes BLOOD FREAK, a rampaging turkey monster on a marijuana high!

Finding himself sandwiched between Bible-thumping good-girl Angel and her bad-girl sister Ann, a muscle bound biker named Herschell (Steve Hawkes, star of two obscure Tarzan films) falls under Ann's seductive spell when she offers him some weed. Quickly becoming a writhing, spastic addict - "I have a feeling I'm hooked!" - the big galoot then gets a job at a turkey farm where he's fed meat treated with an experimental drug and, like any junkie who eats tainted turkey meat, turns into a man with a giant turkey head. Yes, 'a man with a giant turkey head'. Who also gobbles like a big dumb bird.

Still hungry for a fix, Herschell-the-Turkey-Man proceeds to attack fellow drug addicts whose blood he drinks with his pointy little turkey beak. In one magical moment, he even buzz-saws the leg off a pusher who holds his stump and howls for what seems like days. All of which is punctuated by philosophical pondering by co-director Brad Grinter ('Flesh Feast') before two potheads with a machete decide to go on their version of a turkey shoot…

Wow. A monster movie quite unlike any other, BLOOD FREAK is a jaw-dropping almost legendary milestone in crackpot filmmaking, and the ultimate cinematic turkey. Gobble-gobble!

My Thoughts:
I've read about this film a long time before I've actually seen it, probably something like 10 years. If you have to wait so long to watch something the chance are high that your expectation will be hight too. The reason why it took me so long is that I was affraid to see it, no it's a joke! The truth is much simple : the movie was hard and virtually impossible to find, but thanks to the DVD and SWV I have finally saw it 5 years ago.

This film is pathetic if we take it seriously. Really just read the synopsis again, we talk about a drug addicted turkey-man monster on the loose... No one can act to save is life (even Hawkes who is the only real actor) : I've stop counting the number of missing line or the direct look at the camera. The part when the narator (Grinter) read is line on camera make no sense at all, he almost died when he chokes a good minute because of his cigarette. The 2 «scientists» are probably the less credible that I've seen in my life (one of them look like the fat guy who was beating you in school because he was bigger). Almost at the beginning we know that we will not see a piece of art, the image is shaking on a road tracking, it's not that hard to fix a camera. The script dialogue is ridicule, a good exemple is when Hershell (the turkey-man) come to see is « girlfriend » and she is worried about what their children will look like (!!!!). The monster is a member of the awfull creature club. They use the same scream over and over.

But, if you watch it as a comedy this is a great film. So yes I recommand it for 2 reasons : it's funny and it's one the weirdest movie I've seen in my life : this is an anti drugs religious monster exploitation movie and it's the only one in this category.

Rating :   :D
Movie Trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4RMDQxJSAE
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« Reply #71 on: March 03, 2008, 11:12:52 PM »
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Title: Murder-Set-Pieces (2004)

Genre: Serial Killer
Director: Nick Palumbo (Nutbag)           
Rating: Unrated (but certainly a NC-17)
Length: 1h30
Video: Widescreen
Audio: English
Subtitles: No Subtitles

Stars:
Sven Garrett (A Miami Tail)
Valerie Baber (Emmanuelle vs. Dracula)
Jade Risser (Sinister)
Gunnar Hansen (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre)   
Edwin Neal (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre)

Plot:
A psychopath cuts a bloody swath across Nevada in this gruesome horror story from Nick Palumbo (NUTBAG) . The Photographer (Sven Garrett) is a nameless German fashion illustrator with an ugly past (his grandfather was a friend and associate of Adolf Hitler) and a profoundly violent nature. Working out of Las Vegas, The Photographer is a vicious serial killer who attacks men, women, and children with equal brutality.

The Photographer periodically dates a woman named Charlotte (Valerie Baber), who has a younger sister named Jade (Jade Risser), but prefers to devote his spare time to mutilating Sin City's riffraff. Jade senses that there's something evil about her sister's boyfriend, and when Charlotte disappears, Jade begins playing amateur detective, unaware of just how dangerous her quarry truly is…

My Thoughts:
This movie is a great exemple of a public relation failure or to write it differently an exemple of what not to do to market a film. I think that I've to explain this statement a little bit. If you frequent genre film forum the chance are really high that this film title sound very familiar to you, since the PR was directed at those boards. Not that it was a bad idea since the usual member of these forum are the peoples who buy this genre of film. But, the marketing on the board was too much and all of this became a flame war and hate discussion when some employees of Nick Palumbo insult some people. In the genre film forum that I frequent (dvd maniacs) this is one of the worst discussion that we have had about a film (another subject is Victor Salva, but the majority prefer to ignore his project and yes I'm one of them) and Palumbo enter in the discussion and repair the bad job done by his employee the best that he can. Ok, now that I've precise this we can go for the film itself.

First there are 2 versions of this movie : the director's cut (the one I own and review here) and a R rated version release by Lions Gate (never seen it and I can see what rest of this movie with a R). This is a serial killer movie and probably one of the most violent that I've seen (so if you have found Maniac or Henry disturbing don't think to watch this film). The killer is what he is and they don't try to explain why (a lot of reference are made on his German background, but that it's not use as an explaination), I like that since in real life a psychopath is a psychopath because he is that's all. The killer when he lost control and kill talk  in German, I don't understand the language and I find that great (it bring a lot of insecurity when you are unfamilliar with a language and, don't take it wrong, this language sounds so agressive). The murder effects are well done, all is old school no stupid and unrealistic CGI. Two actors are especially good : Sven Garrett who play the killer (don't hope to see him in different role, he will be typecast) and Jade Risser, this is her first movie (she is 11 years old) and she is incredible (I've never seen a young actress that good, the young boy in the Sixth sense doesn't have half of her talent.). Tony Todd and Edwin Neal did a good job with their cameo. I can't say the same with Cerina Vincent, but she's a very weak actress with no real talent to begin with. One thing ,even if I don't have a problem with that, that risk to disturb some viewer is the fact that some children are killed too (one of them graphically).

In fact there are only two things that I don't like in the movie. The majority of the girls are not natural (fake breast and other chirurgy) and that's what I hate in the actual cinema industry (I don't like a lot of other things, but that's what I hate the much). The other happen when one woman is kill at her home and the killer go to see her baby. The baby is clearly traumatize by this : the actress is his mother and he is very affraid of Garrett and it's heartbreaking to see the child when he go to his dead mother.

I can't tell you if I recommand it or not. You have read the review, so if you like the genre you will like it. But as I've said this movie is hard to watch at times. The only recommandation that I can make is to avoid the R version, I've not seen it but it's impossible that this movie can be good with a R (75% of the film is easilly NC-17).

Rating :   :D

Trailer : Sorry the disc is copy protected, I can upload it

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« Reply #72 on: March 04, 2008, 07:35:27 PM »
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Title: Tarz & Jane, Cheeta & Boy (1975)

Genre: Comedy
Director: Hans Johnson           
Rating: Unrated
Length: 1h07
Video: Full Frame
Audio: English
Subtitles: No Subtitles

Stars:
Patrick Wright (The Cheerleaders)
Tallie Cochrane (Tanya)
Georgina Spelvin (The Devil in Miss Jones)
Uncle Tom (Obviously a fake name, but I don't recognize him)
Joe Blasco (Track of the Moon Beast)   

Plot:
The jungle is a jinx for TARZ & JANE, CHEETA & BOY when the fearless but overweight King of the Jungle gets his manhood bitten off. Yup, after climbing down the aluminum ladder from his tree house and losing a wrestling match with Cheeta the Obnoxious Ape (played by a guy in one of the world’s worst gorilla suits), Tarz attacks a menacing croc who makes off with his member, Ouch!

Naturally, Jane is terribly upset. Especially since she’s horny as hell and isn’t satisfied with Boy, a dim-witted dork who stopped being a boy years ago: "Boy is fastest gun in the jungle!" So Boy suggests they visit the mysterious Wango-Wango tribe whose sexual magic might make Tarz a man again, Aided by Wanda, a Great White Huntress played by notorious adult-film star Georgina Spelvin, they venture to the land of the Wango-Wango to get Tarz a new tool in this outrageously dumb dirty-joke of a jungle film

My Thoughts:
The real Tarzan movies are not really my taste, I find them boring (honestly that's not really a great story). If I watch one of them I prefer a parody, one that I really like (my recollection is maybe wrong, I have seen this one more than 20 years ago) is Shame of the jungle. This is not a movie, but an « adult » french cartoon. The movie that I review today is a Something Weird Video release and I buy everything made by them.

The story is not really complicated : Tarz is attack by a crocodile who snatch his manhood (ouch!!!) and he need to find the Wango-Wango tribe to get a new one. So don't expect Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan, but a lot of penis joke. The chemistry between Patrick Wright (Tarz) and Tallie Cochrane (Jane) is good but it's not a surprise since they were married together. The rest of the cast is good too, but if you don't like stereotype the tribe risk to displease you. The jokes are juvenile, but that's not a big problem, how can it be different with a premise like this?

They have made an effort for the animals : a real tiger, a zebra (not a real one but a painted donkey) and a crocodile (one of the most fake that I've seen). I've forget the gorilla, it's a man in a suit it's cheap but it's always funny.

I like the movie even if it's just a juvenile joke lasting 1 hours. We don't need to be always serious.

Rating :  :D
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« Reply #73 on: March 06, 2008, 06:48:18 PM »
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Title: Ebola Syndrome (1996)
Original Title: Yi boh laai beng duk

Genre: (Don't happen often, but I have no idea for it)
Director: Herman Yau (The Untold Story)         
Rating: Unrated (but it is a Hong Kong:III)
Length: 1h38
Video: Widescreen
Audio: Cantonese
Subtitles: English

Stars:
Anthony Wong (Infernal Affairs)
Yeung Ming Wan (Isabella)
Fui-On Shing (The Killer)
Meng Lo (Hard-Boiled)
Miu-Ying Chan (The Tragic Fantasy: Tiger of Wanchai)   

Plot:
Kai San is a sleazy and despicable bastard of the most epic proportions! After being caught screwing the wife of his boss, he goes on a killing spree and flees Hong Kong.

10 years later, Kai finds himself working as a restaurant chef in South Africa. Overworked, underpaid, berated, berated, and extorted by the restaurant owners who know of his fugitive status, Kai is a ticking timebomb...

While visiting an Ebola infected tribe to purchase some discount meat for the restaurant, Kai takes time out of his busy schedule to rape a sick native woman on his way back to work. Fortunately for our anti-hero, he's a one in a million kind of guy - the kind that recovers from Ebola, yet continues to carry and spread the disease. Now he's mad as hell, and he's not gonna take it anymore! Kai embarks on an over the top killing/raping/Ebola-spreading rampage unlike anything you have ever seen! The Ebola burgers are hot on the grill, and the bodily fluids are flowing freely! Directed by Herman Yau ('The Untold Story'), and starring Anthony Wong ('Infernal Affairs', 'Storm Riders', 'Hard Boiled') in a truly brilliant performance, Ebola Syndrome offers up plenty of gore and sex, tempered with a wicked sense of humor.

My Thoughts:
In one of my previous message I was speaking of a web site who kind of made interested in genre movie. This place speaks highly of the Hong Kong:III movie rating and yes many of those sound weird to me. This movie is my first experience with this genre and I've great expectations after all I've read about those movies in the past.

The first thing that you've probably notice is that I can't name a generic genre. A lot of them can describe it : Crime, Horror, Comedy, Gore Movie, ... But not a single one can really describe this movie.

If you are only in the 8 minutes mark and you have already seen sex (fake), 3 persons killed in over the top fashion and a child almost killed, you know that you are in for a good ride (it depends of what you like).

The film is not like the beginning for all is running time and this is not a bad thing since it would have been tiresome to watch. Anthony Wong is a great cast choice, he sure looks and acts like a pathetic looser (just look how everyone bully him). The idea of a killer who doesn't know that he is a carrier of a deadly contagious disease is great : he doesn't have to use a weapon to kill you, he just need to touch you. You fell sad for the man a long time even if he is a killer (he's only kill peoples that have bullying him, they have ask for it in a way), but at the last act all sympathy is lost (at least from me). The infection effects are well done. I'm not sure if the real virus is that contagious, but I certainly don't want to visit isolate African tribe soon...

This movie meets my expectations : almost no stop action, good acting, over the top violence, beautifull girls and a sickening feeling in general (it's not a bad thing for me).

I certainly recommand it, but it's not for everyone taste. My first and certainly not my last movie in this category.

One last thing : this movie give me the proof that I was right to never complaint about my food in a restaurant.   ;)

Rating : ;D
Movie Trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Gxhd6z7a0Y
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« Reply #74 on: March 07, 2008, 03:47:46 AM »
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Title: Confessions of a Window Cleaner (1974)

Genre: Comedy 
Director: Val Guest (Au Pair Girls)         
Rating: 18 (UK)
Length: 1h27
Video: Widescreen
Audio: English
Subtitles: English and Dutch

Stars:
Robin Askwith (Cool It Carol!)
Anthony Booth (The L-Shaped Room)
Sheila White (Oliver!)
Dandy Nichols (The Fallen Idol)   
Bill Maynard (Steptoe and Son Ride Again)

Plot:
In this bawdy romp of a film, Robin Askwith stars as Timothy Lea, a recent recruit in the window cleaning business. The laddish young hero soon finds himself 'getting a lot more' than he expected as he learns the 'ins and outs' of his new trade!..

My Thoughts:
This one is a recommandation that Jon have made to me (its a four movies boxset, so the chance are good that I will review all of them). Now I'm sure that he is anxious to know if I've like it or not. So I will not loose any more time and go with the review.

I'm not on unknown territory, since I already appreciate Robin Askwith in the others movies that I've seen with him. The story is simple, but effective. I really like the parts with Timmy (Askwith) parents, the actress who plays his mother made me laugh many time. Its been a while since I've found a comedy really funny, there so much funny thing to see and to listen. By example the photo of Elizabeth father's when Timmy and Elizabeth are on the bed or the cellar scene situation with Mrs. Villiers. There a lot of beautifull woman in the movie too (a lot of movie with Linda Hayden just goes on my wishlist) and for the women here you can watch Aswith naked often.

I like the « love story » between Timmy and Elizabeth too, the theatre scene is funny to watch (maybe I can try the popcorn line too  ;)). Everyone in the cast have is moment and no one is waste even the clients are good (I don't know if the « I know movie line » act works like that in real life, maybe it's worth a try  :laugh:).

The only deception is that the love scenes don't show much, but the humor in each situation compensate for this.

I have like this one and I really hope that the 3 others will be as good. Just one question : Why the 18 rating?
   
 :thanks: for the recommandation Jon

Rating : ;D