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Re: Tom's Horror Marathon 2012
« Reply #15 on: October 13, 2012, 05:00:33 PM »
     Death Becomes Her (1992/United States)
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Columbia TriStar Home Video (United Kingdom)
Director:Robert Zemeckis
Writing:Martin Donovan (Writer), David Koepp (Writer)
Length:99 min.
Video:Widescreen 1.85
Audio:English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, German: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, Italian: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, Spanish: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, Czech: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, Polish: Dolby Digital 1
Subtitles:Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Norwegian, Portuguese, Swedish

Stars:
Meryl Streep as Madeline Ashton
Bruce Willis as Ernest Menville
Goldie Hawn as Helen Sharp
Isabella Rossellini as Lisle Von Rhuman
Ian Ogilvy as Chagall

Plot:
Oscar® -winning actress Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn star with Bruce Willis in Robert Zemekis' outrageously entertaining comedy about greed, vanity, sex, immortality, life...and death.

Isabella Rossellini is a beautiful enchantress who changes their lives--and deaths--forever in this hilarious dark comedy with ground-breaking special effects that the Chicago Tribune calls "diabolically inventive."

Awards:
Won:
Academy Award (1992)  Best Visual Effects (Ken Ralston, Doug Chiang, Doug Smythe, Tom Woodruff Jr.)
BAFTA (1992)  Achievement In Special Effects (Michael Lantieri, Ken Ralston, Alec Gillis, Tom Woodruff Jr., Doug Chaing, Doug Smythe)
Saturn (1992)  Best Special Effects (Ken Ralston, Tom Woodruff Jr., Alec Gillis, ILM)
Saturn (1992)  Best Supporting Actress (Isabella Rossellini)
Nominated:
Golden Globe (1992)  Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy (Meryl Streep)
Saturn (1992)  Best Actor (Bruce Willis)
Saturn (1992)  Best Actress (Meryl Streep)
Saturn (1992)  Best Director (Robert Zemeckis)
Saturn (1992)  Best Fantasy Film
Saturn (1992)  Best Makeup (Dick Smith, Kevin Haney)
Saturn (1992)  Best Music (Alan Silvestri)
Saturn (1992)  Best Writing (Martin Donovan, David Koepp)

Extras:
  • Featurettes
  • Production Notes
  • Scene Access
  • Trailers


My Thoughts:
I always enjoyed this movie. I was also amazed by the special effects when I first saw it. Of course nowadays what we see here is nothing special anymore.
Sadly this release is non-anamorphic and also the sound is really low. Though I am not sure if I like the movie so much to double-dip.

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Re: Tom's Horror Marathon 2012
« Reply #16 on: October 13, 2012, 07:18:58 PM »
I watched Tucker & Dale vs Evil again.



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Re: Tom's Horror Marathon 2012
« Reply #17 on: October 13, 2012, 10:27:23 PM »



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Re: Tom's Horror Marathon 2012
« Reply #18 on: October 20, 2012, 02:12:32 AM »
     The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975/United Kingdom)
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Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment (United Kingdom)
Director:Jim Sharman
Writing:Richard O'Brien (Original Material By), Jim Sharman (Screenwriter), Richard O'Brien (Screenwriter)
Length:100 min.
Video:Widescreen 1.66
Audio:English: DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1, English: Dolby Digital 1, Portuguese: Dolby Digital 5.1, Polish: Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish

Stars:
Tim Curry as Dr. Frank-N-Furter (A Scientist)
Susan Sarandon as Janet Weiss (A Heroine)
Barry Bostwick as Brad Majors (A Hero)
Richard O'Brien as Riff Raff (A Handyman)
Patricia Quinn as Magenta (A Domestic)

Plot:
You asked for The Rocky Horror Picture Show on Blu-ray and you shall receive it... in abundance!

Recreate The Midnight Movie Experience in your living room and celebrate 35 years of absolute pleasure with this picture-perfect specimen of Richard O'Briens's cosmic cult classic starring Tim Curry, Barry Bostwick and Susan Sarandon.

It's brimming with twisted humour, mind-blowing music and decadent extras. So come up to the lab... Se what's on the slab....

And Let The Fun Begin!

Awards:
Nominated:
AFI (1975)  100 Years... 100 Laughs (2000)
AFI (1975)  100 Years... 100 Movies (1998)
AFI (1975)  100 Years... 100 Songs (2004) (The Time Warp)
Saturn (1975)  Best Horror Film

Extras:
  • Bonus Trailers
  • Commentary
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Featurettes
  • Outtakes
  • Scene Access
  • Trailers


My Thoughts:
I just came back from the midnight showing of "The Rocky Horror Picture" show. There is a cinema in Munich, which has been showing this movie each week for decades, including audience participation.
I had already planned to watch this movie for this marathon. And when a friend proposed to watch this movie in the cinema, I immediately agreed. The idea originally came at the Oktoberfest, after the band had played "Time Warp".

I didn't really know what to expect of this cinema visit. I almost feared that we would be the only one not dressing up. But there wasn't anyone who did. I also expected that there will be maybe ten people or so. After all, the movie has been playing there forever. I was really surprised, that the cinema (which is a small one - holding around 60 seats) was packed to the last seat.

This movie is one of my all-time favorite musicals even if it is a little ourageous. The B-movie parody style makes this movie time-less.
I never get tired hearing the movie's soundtrack. I first came to attention of this musical, because of my mother. She is a big fan of it and had urged me to watch it. I first saw it when I was about 12 and even then I enjoyed the music.


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Re: Tom's Horror Marathon 2012
« Reply #19 on: October 21, 2012, 01:09:23 AM »
I have watched The Revenant. I already made a short review of it, when I first saw it at the FantasyFilmFest.



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Re: Tom's Horror Marathon 2012
« Reply #20 on: October 21, 2012, 01:11:37 AM »
     Shaun of the Dead (2004/United Kingdom/United States/France)
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Universal Pictures (United Kingdom)
Director:Edgar Wright
Writing:Simon Pegg (Writer), Edgar Wright (Writer)
Length:95 min.
Video:Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35
Audio:English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Commentary: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, Commentary: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, Commentary: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, Commentary: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Subtitles:Commentary, English, Trivia

Stars:
Simon Pegg as Shaun
Kate Ashfield as Liz
Nick Frost as Ed
Lucy Davis as Dianne
Dylan Moran as David

Plot:
Life is going nowhere for Shaun. He spends his life in his local pub, The Winchester, with his best mate Ed, has issues with his Mum and neglects his girlfriend Liz.

When Liz dumps him, Shaun finally decides to get his life in order. He must win back the heart of his girlfriend, repair his relationship with his mum and face up to the responsibilities of adulthood.

Unfortunately, THE DEAD are returning to life and attempting to eat the living. For the newly inspired Shaun, this is just another obstacle. In the face of a full scale ZOMBIE EPIDEMIC, armed with a cricket bat and spade, Shaun sets out with Ed in tow, to rescue his mum and grudgingly his step-dad, his girlfriend and even more grudgingly her friends David and Dianne and take them to the safest most secure place he knows, The Winchester.

Awards:
Won:
British Independent Film Awards (2004)  Best Screenplay (Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright)
Empire Magazine Awards (2005)  Best British Film
International Horror Guild Awards (2004)  Best Horror Film
Saturn (2004)  Best Horror Film
Nominated:
BAFTA (2004)  The Alexander Korda Award For The Outstanding British Film Of The Year (Nira Park, Edgar Wright)
BAFTA (2004)  The Carl Foreman Award For Special Achievement By A British Director/Producer Or Writer In Their First Feature Film (Nira Park (Producer))
British Independent Film Awards (2004)  Best British Independent Film
British Independent Film Awards (2004)  Most Promising Newcomer (Nick Frost)
Empire Magazine Awards (2005)  Best British Actor (Simon Pegg)
Empire Magazine Awards (2005)  Best British Actress (Kate Ashfield)
Empire Magazine Awards (2005)  Best British Director (Edgar Wright)
Online Film Critics Society Awards (2005)  Best Breakthrough Filmmaker (Edgar Wright)
Online Film Critics Society Awards (2005)  Best Screenplay, Original (Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright)

Extras:
  • Commentary
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Featurettes
  • Outtakes
  • Photo Gallery
  • Scene Access
  • Storyboard Comparisons
  • Trailers


My Thoughts:
I still enjoying this movie. I already watched it multiple times. I had even seen this one at the cinema when it was released. A friend of mine wanted to see it (because it is a Zombie movie) and I agreed because I enjoyed the series "Spaced" and therefore was curious about it.

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Re: Tom's Horror Marathon 2012
« Reply #21 on: October 21, 2012, 02:36:30 PM »
     Little Shop of Horrors (1986/United States)
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Warner Home Video (Germany)
Director:Frank Oz
Writing:Howard Ashman (Original Material By), Howard Ashman (Screenwriter), Charles Griffith (Original Material By)
Length:90 min.
Video:Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78
Audio:English: Dolby Digital 5.1, German: Dolby Digital 1, Music Only: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, Commentary: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Subtitles:Croatian, English, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Slovenian, Turkish

Stars:
Levi Stubbs as The Voice of "Audrey II" (voice)
Rick Moranis as Seymour Krelborn
Ellen Greene as Audrey
Vincent Gardenia as Mushnik
Steve Martin as Orin Scrivello, D.D.S.

Plot:
A nerdish florist finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed.

Awards:
Won:
Saturn (1986)  Best Music (Alan Menken)
Nominated:
Academy Award (1986)  Best Music, Song (Alan Menken (Music), Howard Ashman (Lyrics))
Academy Award (1986)  Best Visual Effects (Lyle Conway, Bran Ferren, Martin Gutteridge)
AFI (1986)  100 Years... 100 Songs (2004) (Somewhere That's Green)
BAFTA (1987)  Achievement In Special Effects (Bran Ferren, Martin Gutteridge, Lyle Conway, Richard Conway)
Casting Society of America Awards (1987)  Best Casting for Feature Film – Comedy (Margery Simkin)
Golden Globe (1986)  Original Score (Miles Goodman)
Golden Globe (1986)  Picture - Musical or Comedy (David Geffen)
Hugo Award (1987)  Dramatic Presentation
Writers Guild of America Awards (1987)  Best Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium (Howard Ashman)

Extras:
  • Commentary
  • Featurettes
  • Outtakes
  • Scene Access
  • Trailers


My Thoughts:
A great movie. The puppetry of "Audrey II" is amazing. And some amazing supporting cast. Like Steve Martin as the sadistic dentist and Bill Murray as his patient.

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Re: Tom's Horror Marathon 2012
« Reply #22 on: October 21, 2012, 02:47:44 PM »
That was released on blu-ray 2 weeks ago if you like it and you are region free.


Special Features

- Theatrical version of the film with optional commentary

- The Director’s Cut featuring the newly restored 20-minute alternate ending

- "Frank Oz and Little Shop of Horrors: The Director's Cut," an introduction by Frank Oz with Richard Conway

- "A Story of Little Shop of Horrors" (behind-the-scenes documentary)

- Outtakes and deleted scenes with optional commentary

- Two theatrical trailers

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Re: Tom's Horror Marathon 2012
« Reply #23 on: October 21, 2012, 02:50:17 PM »
It'll likely be region free being from Warner. They've hardly region encoded any blu-rays at all...

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« Reply #24 on: October 21, 2012, 02:50:46 PM »
It has also been released in Germany. And I was thinking about ordering it for this marathon. But then I thought I would watch the DVD and decide later if I should double dip. The quality of the DVD is still good. And if it weren't for the director's cut ending, I would not be tempted to double-dip.



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« Reply #25 on: October 21, 2012, 02:54:33 PM »
It'll likely be region free being from Warner. They've hardly region encoded any blu-rays at all...
Amazon say it's region A, but it worths what it worths...

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Re: Tom's Horror Marathon 2012
« Reply #26 on: October 21, 2012, 02:56:05 PM »
Amazon do that a lot, but it's just to cover their own backs IMO. Imagine getting it wrong and having to refund tons of imports!
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Re: Tom's Horror Marathon 2012
« Reply #27 on: October 21, 2012, 05:47:51 PM »
     Tanz der Vampire - Das Musical (2003/Germany)
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Director:Michael Kunze
Writing:Roman Polanski (Original Material By)
Length:150 min.
Video:Full Frame 1.33:1
Audio:German: MPEG-1 Audio Layer II (MP2) 2.0 Stereo
Subtitles:

Stars:
Kevin Tarte as Graf von Krolock
Stefan Poslovski as Prof. Abronsius
Max Niemeyer as Alfred
Jessica Kessler as Sarah
Jerzy Jeszke as Chagal

Plot:
Erster Akt
* Ouverture, Orchester
* He, Ho, He, Alfred
* Knoblauch, Rebecca, Magda, Chagal, Dorfbewohner
* Bitte,meine Herren! Chagal, Abronsius, Alfred
* Eine schöne Tochter ist ein Segen, Chagal
* Nie geseh'n, Alfred, Sarah, Chagal, Rebecca, Magda,
* Gott ist Tot, Graf von Krolock, Ensemble
* Alles ist hell, Chagal, Rebecca, Magda
* Wahrheit, Professor Abronsius
* Du bist wirklich sehr nett, Sarah und Alfred
* Einladung zum Ball, Graf von Krolock
* Draußen ist Freiheit, Sarah und Alfred
* Stärker als wir sind, Sarah, Graf von Krolock
* Das Gebet, Sarah, Magda, Rebecca
* Trauer um Chagal Rebecca, Professor Abronsius, Alfred, Ensemble
* Tot zu sein ist komisch, Magda, Chagal, Ambrosius, Alfred
* Durch die Wildnis zum Schloss, Orchester
* Vor dem Schloss (Finale erster Akt), Alfred, Professor Abronsius, Graf von Krolock, Herbert, Ensemble

Zweiter Akt
* Totale Finsternis, Graf von Krolock und Sarah
* Carpe Noctem! - Fühl die Nacht!, Nightmare Vampire
* Ein perfekter Tag, Alfred und Professor Abronsius
* Für Sarah, Alfred (an dieser Stelle seit der Berliner Produktion von 2006)
* In der Gruft, Alfred und Professor Abronsius
* Bücher, Bücher!, Alfred und Professor Abronsius
* Für Sarah, Alfred (an dieser Stelle bis zur Berliner Produktion von 2006)
* Noch mehr Bücher!, Alfred und Professor Abronsius
* Wenn Liebe in Dir ist, Herbert und Alfred
* Sie irren, Professor!, Graf von Krolock
* Ewigkeit, Vampire
* Die unstillbare Gier, Graf von Krolock
* Tanzsaal, Graf von Krolock, Sarah und Vampire
* Draußen ist Freiheit (Reprise), Sarah und Alfred
* Der Tanz der Vampire (Finale zweiter Akt)

Extras:


    My Thoughts:
    Since seeing this musical live in Stuttgart, I have become a big fan of it. I have listened to the soundtrack (both the original Vienna version and the Vienna revival) countless of times (especially the later one). This DVD is a professional recording of the Hamburg version of the musical. The only professional recording of this musical available. Sadly it was never officially released. I would buy it in a heartbeat. It was produced as a gift to the cast and crew.

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    Re: Tom's Horror Marathon 2012
    « Reply #28 on: October 21, 2012, 09:59:44 PM »
         Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983/United States)
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    Warner Home Video (United States)
    Director:John Landis, Steven Spielberg, Joe Dante, George Miller
    Writing:Rod Serling (Original Material By), John Landis (Writer), George Clayton Johnson (Screenwriter), Richard Matheson (Screenwriter), Josh Rogan (Screenwriter), George Clayton Johnson (Story By), Richard Matheson (Screenwriter), Jerome Bixby (Original Material By), Richard Matheson (Screenwriter), Richard Matheson (Original Material By)
    Length:101 min.
    Video:Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78
    Audio:English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, French: Dolby Digital 1, Spanish: Dolby Digital 1
    Subtitles:Chinese, English, Portuguese

    Stars:
    Prologue
    Dan Aykroyd as Passenger
    Albert Brooks as Driver
    Segment 1
    Vic Morrow as Bill
    Doug McGrath as Larry
    Charles Hallahan as Ray

    Plot:
    1959. Friday nights. We time-traveled. Witnessed surprising twists. Entertained aliens. Experienced fear. And first journeyed to The Twilight Zone of Rod Serling's memorable TV series. And guided by four imaginative moviemakers, we traveled there again in 1983. Directors John Landis, Steven Spielberg, Joe Dante, and George Miller fashion stories based on or inspired by classic episodes. Landis weaves the tale of a bigot who gets a walloping dose of his own hatred. Spielberg takes over with a fable of senior citizens offered a magical rejuvenation. Dante serves up a terror trip with a child who uses his cartoon-inspired powers to enslave his family. Then fright goes aloft with Miller's finale about a neurotic passenger who sees a monster on the jetliner's wing. Or does he?

    Awards:
    Won:
    Saturn (1983)  Best Supporting Actor (John Lithgow)
    Nominated:
    Saturn (1983)  Best Horror Film
    Saturn (1983)  Best Supporting Actor (Scatman Crothers)
    Young Artist Awards (1984)  Best Young Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture (Jeremy Licht)
    Young Artist Awards (1984)  Best Young Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture (Christina Nigra)

    Extras:
    • Scene Access
    • Trailers


    My Thoughts:
    I enjoyed this movie more than the last time. It is not as good as the better known Twilight Zone episodes, but enjoyable nonetheless. Too bad that there was such a tragic accident on the set, that cut one of the segments short.

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    Re: Tom's Horror Marathon 2012
    « Reply #29 on: October 22, 2012, 09:43:24 PM »
    Watched Zombieland again and still enjoying it very much.