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Re: The little known movie review depot
« Reply #120 on: April 28, 2008, 01:33:06 AM »
In fact, why the heck are you reviewing him in your "Little Known Movie" thread? Everyone knows him! Where's that damn petition? Where do I bloody sign?  :devil: :tease: :dance:
I like him that's why I review his film, I've reviewed "Backwoods" too some time ago. But it's sure that some of his movies have nothing to do here, by exemple "House of the Dead" or "Alone in the Dark" (No way that I will defend this movie). Like you say everyone know him but not his works, many trash them without watching them. I just try to give a fair chance to these movies like I do with all the others here. This one is there because I've appreciated it, if it would have been the contrary I don't think that I would have take the time to write about it since I don't like trashing movie (ok sometimes yes but it's really rare).

P.S. : I've sign the petition but probably not the one that you want to sign  :laugh:

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Re: The little known movie review depot
« Reply #121 on: April 29, 2008, 03:15:32 AM »
MOVIE / DVD INFO:



Title: The Seduction of Misty Mundae (2004)

Genre: Drama
Director: Michael Raso          
Rating: Unrated
Length: 1h23
Video: Widescreen
Audio: English
Subtitles: No Subtitles

Stars:
Misty Mundae (Chantal)
Julian Wells (Dr. Jekyll & Mistress Hyde)
Allanah Rhodes  (Erotic Witch Project 2)
Ruby Larocca (Satan's School for Lust)
Darian Caine (Lust for Dracula)    

Plot:
Shy 18-year-old Misty (Misty Mundae) is staying with her aunt Inga (Julian Wells) for a week in the country. Naïve and innocent, yet on the verge of sexual discovery, Misty wants to learn all she can from her seductive aunt about the desires that have begun to stir within her. Misty loses her virginity to the teenage boy next door, and it whets her appetite for further sensual adventures. So when she discovers that Inga prefers the company of beautiful young women, it unleashes Misty's deepest yearnings to see and experience each and very pleasure that lies at her fingertips. How far will Misty go…and with whom?

My Thoughts:
Time to return to what my review topic is suppose to be about : less known movie. No controversy this time I promise...

This film is one of the three erotic movies from Seduction Cinema that I've received last week. Like Chantal this is a very professionally made film with an interesting story, professional actresses and a big plus for me : not film on digital (I don't like the look of the film made with a digital camera that looks cheap). The story is about a young teenager who live with her aunt for a week because something happen to her mother, but the movie doesn't tell what. Misty on her short stay will experience and learn about her sexuality with herself, man and woman.

For playing a young girl Misty Mundae is the perfect choice, she is very young looking and she looks very innocent. Julian Wells is perfect too for the role of the older aunt. The rest of the cast is not bad either, but the only other character who talk in this film is Mario Duchi (so the not so bad is more for the look than the acting).

Since this is an erotic movie the sex scenes are important. Contrary to Chantal the sex in this one is exciting and sound realistic even if it's fake. What I means is that this not mechanic we feel the love and they don't act stupid like in xxx movies. They don't shout (yes! Yes! Harder! ...) but they heave sighs and this is very sensual and really exciting. The movie score is really good and include as a bonus disc (it's always pleasing to be surprise since it was not mention in the dvd details).

Another film that I recommand if you like the genre and this one is more conventional than Chantal.

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Edited to remove the spoiler tag
« Last Edit: January 05, 2012, 11:21:24 PM by Jimmy »

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Re: The little known movie review depot
« Reply #122 on: April 29, 2008, 04:16:53 AM »
Spoiler tag for Sebastien

Too kind!  :bow:

Love that rating, very encouraging! (Now if only the movies would get here :weep:)

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Re: The little known movie review depot
« Reply #123 on: May 04, 2008, 03:44:23 AM »
I just finally updated my online phpdvdprofiler with Chantal as a new arrival (still no sign of the other two). But I'm posting here to let you know, Jimmy, that I've done a new scan on the cover. But I decided to use the keep case instead of the slip cover. I prefer the images used on the keep case that on the slip cover.

Feel free to pick it up if you're interested. (Just go to my site, and click the thumbnail for the full resolution one).

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Re: The little known movie review depot
« Reply #124 on: May 15, 2008, 05:34:12 PM »
MOVIE / DVD INFO:



Title: Sick Nurses (2007)
Original Title: Suay Laak Sai
Genre: Horror
Director: Thospol Sirivivat / Piraphan Laoyont           
Rating: Unrated
Length: 1h22
Video: Widescreen
Audio: English (dub) and Thai
Subtitles: English and Spanish

Stars:
Vichaya Jarujinda
Chidjun Rujiphan
Chol Wachananont
Ase Wang
Dollaros Dechapratumwon
   
Plot:
In a neglected hospital, seven young nurses and a respected doctor have been selling body parts of dead patients on the black market. When one of the nurses falls in love with the doctor, she urges them all to get out of the scam. Threatening to go to the police, she is viciously murdered and dies uttering a vengeful curse. Seven days later her tormented soul, longing to find its love, returns. Preying on each of the women’s obsessions and weaknesses, she exacts her horrifying revenge.

My Thoughts:
I have bought this one because of the reviews something that I don't do usually, I don't read them before but after I've watch a movie. I know it's weird but I prefer to know nothing about a film before listening it, I don't watch trailer for the same reason.

This one is a Thai movie and usually the asian horror movies are better than the american one, but with one exception : the boring japanese grey children ghost variation...

The movie is a kind of ghost movie (I don't understand why the Asian can't get over this genre), but not a boring grey ghost movie. In fact this is a revenge movie and this is the ghost who get is revenge. Yes her revenge is violent, but the victims deserve what happen to them. The film is fast, it doesn't lost a lot of time to get in revenge mode. I can't comment in the acting part since I don't speak the language and I don't think it's honest to critic something that you don't understand, but I can say one thing : those women are really good-looking. The Asian girls are certainly the most sexy and beautifull ones in the world. The effects are well done and they are old school effects (no CGI) and I prefer that because it's more realistic.

A movie that I recommand and if you don't want to read subtitles (Pete this comment is for you) you can watch the movie dub in english. I can't comment on the quality of it since I prefer to watch my movie in their original language. Another thing : this is a part of Kathy's biography so every members here must watch it. Kathy your hospital is certainly a dangerous place to work  :laugh:

Trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaR6kAvS-XA
Rating :

Sorry for the little number of review recently, I have a lack of inspiration. I've try to wrote many reviews, but I didn't like them and sent them to my desk trash. I find them too boring to read.
« Last Edit: May 15, 2008, 05:37:31 PM by AESP_pres »

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Re: The little known movie review depot
« Reply #125 on: May 17, 2008, 09:20:20 PM »
Hey, Jimmy. Check out this topic I just opened: Cashback

Looks like your sort of film and despite it being British and unreleased here, you can get it on R1 DVD, so buy it, watch it, review it, and tell me if I should as well!  :tease: :laugh:

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Re: The little known movie review depot
« Reply #126 on: May 25, 2008, 03:31:50 AM »
MOVIE / DVD INFO:



Title: Lust for Dracula (2004)

Genre: Horror
Director: Tony Marsiglia (Chantal)           
Rating: Unrated
Length: 1h30
Video: Widescreen 
Audio: English
Subtitles: No Subtitles

Cast:
Darian Caine (Satan's School for Lust)
Misty Mundae (Chantal)
Julian Wells (The Seduction of Misty Mundae)
Andrea Davis (Chantal)
Shelly Jones (Educating Jenna)
Casey Jones (Chantal)   

Plot:
Mina Harker isn't the happiest of Hollywood Hills wives even though she's married to wealthy pharmaceuticals magnate Jonathan Harker. The depressed Mina longs for Jonathan's love and the happiness a child would bring them, yet the arrival of the beautiful and mysterious Dracula — seductive vampire servants at her side — will change their lives forever.

My Thoughts:
Here we go with another entry in my Retro Seduction Misty Mundae movie. By the first that I've reviewed you already know what genre of movie this is. I will start by telling that this one is not as good as « Chantal » and « The Seduction of Misty Mundae » and let me explain why. If you look at the cast you will notice one very obvious thing : Everyone in it is a woman... Now take 2 seconds to thing... ok, this is a vampire movie and Darian Caine played Dracula and Julian Wells played Jonathan Harker. Not that it's that much important since this movie is really weird, 75% of the time I have no idea of what happen. You have no idea how many times I've said WTF while I was watching it. Just to give a WTF exemple : the film start with an almost 20 minutes lesbian scene between Andrea Davis and a really ugly girl. The scene switch from a shower to a classroom to an outdoor scene. OK I've nothing again some sex scene (I think you know me now), but all this time I was sure that it was not the good film at all.

On the more positive side Misty Mundae and Julian Wells are as good and beautifull than usual. Julian Wells is really sexy as a man (no she doesn't look like one at all), but she is really underuse in this movie. Andrea Davis that I've never seen in a big role is not so bad as an actress and she is my kind of girl (except for the nipple piercing who are really a turn off). The movie is professionally made technically, it doesn't have a DTV feeling to it.

I can't say that it's a good vampire movie, but if you take it as a erotic lesbian movie now I can say that it's a good one. One last thing : this movie is much more explicit than the previous Misty Mundae's movies that I've reviewed, but this is not a pornographic movie at all. 

Note : The version reviewed here is the unrated one, an R rated version exist too. But, follow this advice don't spend 1$ on an R rated version of any movie made by Seduction Cinema

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Re: The little known movie review depot
« Reply #127 on: May 27, 2008, 04:07:24 AM »
MOVIE / DVD INFO:



Title: Sinful (2006)

Genre: Drama
Director: Tony Marsiglia (Chantal)          
Rating: R
Length: 1h24
Video: Widescreen
Audio: English
Subtitles: No Subtitles

Stars:
Misty Mundae (Chantal)
Erika Smith (Splatter Beach)
Nikos Psarras (To Kynigi tou lagou)
Ronnie Kerr (Regarding Billy)
John Castine (Lessons in Love)  

Plot:
Lilith (Misty Mundae) cannot conceive a child no matter how hard she tries and how desperately she wishes. As her marriage begins to unravel, so does her hold on reality slowly and painfully and dangerously slip away. A beautiful neighbor who has just become pregnant befriends Lilith, and their relationship ignites a furious envy within her that turns increasingly threatening. Cursed with a body refusing to bear life and driven mad by psychotic fantasy, Lilith will stop at nothing to experience happiness with a child - any child. She will become a mother, right this very moment, however monstrous and shocking the consequences might be.

My Thoughts:
This one is really different than the other Marsiglia's movies that I've reviewed previously. The difference is that this one is not an erotic films and it's a movie who could play in a theater.

Everyone in the cast act very well and this is the best Misty Mundae performance that I've seen at this day. Contrary to the others Retro Media productions the men in the cast can act too, Psarras seems to be a well known Greek actor if I trust IMDB (this website is not the worst database in the world for me  ::)). I particulary like the way that Marsiglia use the lightning : bright and beautifull colour for the happy couple, dark and depressing colour for the not so happy couple. I don't know if it is original or not but I think that it add a lot to the film. The music is good too.

The movie is really confusing but I've my idea. My interpretation is that nothing of this happen really this is all in Lilith's head. This idea strike me at the middle of the film when we see her in a cell, with this interpration the movie make more sense. If not how can we explain what happen with her stepfather or her action at the office or, more importantly the end?

This film is really the one that I recommand if you want to see how talented is miss Mundae. There aren't a lot of nudity and nothing graphic sexually, the film is rated R and much more because of the language than anything else.  

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Re: The little known movie review depot
« Reply #128 on: June 09, 2008, 04:48:03 PM »
MOVIE / DVD INFO:

                 
Title: Lisa and the Devil (1973)

Genre: artistic Horror
Director: Mario Bava (Black Sunday)           
Rating: Unrated
Length: 1h35
Video: Widescreen
Audio: English
Subtitles: No Subtitles

Stars:
Telly Savalas (Kojak – tv series)
Elke Sommer (A Shot in the Dark)
Sylva Koscina (Sunday Lovers*)
Alessio Orano (The Most Beautiful Wife)
Alida Valli (The Third Man)   

Plot:
Telly Savalas and Elke Sommer star in this surreal tale that unfolds as both waking dream and elliptical nightmare, a lush and disturbing meditation on love, death, identity and the machinations of evil. Now recognized as Il Maestro's final masterpiece, LISA AND THE DEVIL has been fully restored and remastered from the original camera negatives recently discovered in a Rome lab vault.

My Thoughts:
To be honest I'm not sure if this movie had is place here for a very simple reason : This is not an unknown film and Mario Bava is the greatest Italian director. Don't tell me that you don't know him or I will have to use this  :redcard:

This movie is the only one where Bava receive a « carte blanche » to do it and this is his masterpiece. When you see that he had made some classic like Black Sabbath or Black Sunday or Kill, Baby...Kill! (awfull title in my oppinion) this praise look a little bit too much.

The first thing that I must say is that I've watched it more than one time to understand it. The movie is confusing with a single viewing, after my first watching my reaction was so-so (in fact I was completly lost). This is a film that you must rewatch and after my third times it was clearer for me (third times in a row, I know sometimes I'm crazy).

The film in his original version was a flop that's why Alfredo Leone recut it and shot some new scenes and re-release it as « The House of Exorcism » who is on this disc too but I've not watch it yet. I will later today and if the film is really different I will reviewed it too. Like all the Mario Bava's movie that I've seen the details are what made this movie great, this is not the most evident thing on screen who are important but the little one who don't seem important first, the reason why you need more than one viewing. The cinematography bring a lot to the movie and the same can be said about the musical score. Everyone is perfect in this, but the best performance is from Alida Valli in the role of a blind woman. Savalas play a different version of the Devil, this is not the one that we are use too in our religion but he is more like The Grim Reaper. The end is great too and it takes you by surprise.

This one is really recommanded like many others Bava's movies, but you must like watching movies that challenged your mind.       


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* I can't understand why this is not already release on dvd.

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Re: The little known movie review depot
« Reply #129 on: June 09, 2008, 04:55:43 PM »
Don't tell me that you don't know him or I will have to use this  :redcard:

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Re: The little known movie review depot
« Reply #130 on: June 09, 2008, 05:28:25 PM »
Don't tell me that you don't know him or I will have to use this  :redcard:

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It's ok, but try one of his movies this is one of the best director of all time. I recommand these titles and they are not too costly on Marketplace.


A good anthology with Boris Karloff, Michele Mercier and Mark Damon. The Wurdalak is the best of the three stories.


If you like Hammer's movie you will like this one. With Barbara Steele and John Richardson.

If you find that those one are good, try something else. He had done movies in a lot of genre : Comedy, Peplums, Suspense, Horror, giallo, ...

 

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Re: The little known movie review depot
« Reply #131 on: June 10, 2008, 12:48:17 AM »
...and Mario Bava is the greatest Italian director. Don't tell me that you don't know him or I will have to use this  :redcard:

Big words! I've got two for you: "Sergio" and "Leone". There's your greatest Italian director, right there... :tease:

Actually I've always had these little targets in my collection, and Italian horror was next on my list (either that or the Val Lewton boxset in region 1). I've seen one or two in the past, but never properly. I've had Suspiria on my list for while. Is this set worth a go in your opinion? Region 2 Bava Collection

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« Reply #132 on: June 10, 2008, 03:09:51 AM »
Actually I've always had these little targets in my collection, and Italian horror was next on my list (either that or the Val Lewton boxset in region 1). I've seen one or two in the past, but never properly. I've had Suspiria on my list for while. Is this set worth a go in your opinion? Region 2 Bava Collection
If you take a look at my banner you will see that I've watch the boxset this weekend and now I'm watching the second one. To answer your question Jon yes the set worth a go, I don't think that my answer is a surprise. But keep in my mind that Mario Bava is not only an horror genre director. This is the movies in the set and what I think of them generally.

The Mask of Satan aka Black Sunday : a good gothic horror movie in black and white. Good atmosphere, good acting, good story. Barbara Steele one of the most beautifull British actress of the sixties is in it.

Black Sabbath : An anthology. One strong and original entry (The Wurdalak) with Boris Karloff, one average spirit revenge story (The Drop of Water) and one boring (The Telephone) that I've continue to watch only because of Michèle Mercier.

Kill, Baby... Kill! : Another good gothic entry, not as good as Black Sunday (the dubbing is not as good) but it have a good story with a surprise end and a good atmosphere.

The Girl Who Knew Too Much : One of the first Italian giallo. Don't expect a very complicated one as they are usually, but the story is interesting and comic at time. I don't like the end, but this is not really important. John Saxon is in it and I'm always happy to see him since I find him really underated as an actor.

Knives of the Avenger : An adventure movie using the Viking period. Not my genre of film.

So the set only have one weak movie in my oppinion and it's certainly a good introduction to the works of Mario Bava. 3 of the movies have a commentary track by Tim Lucas (the expert on Bava) and they are very informative. If you need more information don't hesitate to ask.

P.S : Suspiria is by Argento and if you want to watch a better Argento's movie try Profondo rosso aka Deep Red
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Re: The little known movie review depot
« Reply #133 on: June 10, 2008, 03:25:06 AM »
The film in his original version was a flop that's why Alfredo Leone recut it and shot some new scenes and re-release it as « The House of Exorcism » who is on this disc too but I've not watch it yet. I will later today and if the film is really different I will reviewed it too.
I've watch it today and it is not as good. It looks like a rip-off of "The Exorcist" and the story became more complicated. In the possession add story Elke Sommer is really good (she didn't want to be paid for that, something impossible to see today), but Robert Alda who play the priest isn't really impressive. Nudity is add to the movie, but I don't find it necessary at all even if Carmen Silva is pleasant to look at ;D. The end is not really good.

Maybe if I've see only this version my oppinion would be different, but this is an average movie who was a box-office success 2 years after the original.


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Re: The little known movie review depot
« Reply #134 on: June 10, 2008, 09:42:53 AM »
Cheers, Jimmy! I might get it next month.