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Re: Tom's Horror Marathon 2012
« Reply #30 on: October 22, 2012, 11:56:08 PM »
     The Fly (1986/United States)
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Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment (United States)
Director:David Cronenberg
Writing:George Langelaan (Original Material By), Charles Edward Pogue (Screenwriter), David Cronenberg (Screenwriter)
Length:96 min.
Video:Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85
Audio:English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: DTS 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, Spanish: Dolby Digital 1, Commentary: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Subtitles:English, Spanish

Stars:
Jeff Goldblum as Seth Brundle
Geena Davis as Veronica Quaife
John Getz as Stathis Borans
Joy Boushel as Tawny
Les Carlson as Dr. Cheevers

Plot:
A chilling contemporary remake of an all-time horror classic has now been transformed into the ultimate Collector's Edition DVD. Reborn with hours of in-depth, never-before-seen extras, this all-new 2-disc set takes terror to a whole new level!

Jeff Goldblum stars as an overly ambitious scientist who accidentally merges with a housefly while conducting a bizarre teleporting experiment. Now his journalist girlfriend (Geena Davis) suddenly finds herself caring for a hideous creature whose insect half gradually begins to take over.

Awards:
Won:
Academy Award (1986)  Best Makeup (Chris Walas, Stephan Dupuis)
Saturn (1986)  Best Actor (Jeff Goldblum)
Saturn (1986)  Best Horror Film
Saturn (1986)  Best Makeup (Chris Walas)
Nominated:
AFI (1986)  100 Years... 100 Passions (2002)
AFI (1986)  100 Years... 100 Thrills (2001)
BAFTA (1987)  Achievement In Special Effects (Chris Walas, Jon Berg, Louis Craig, Hoyt Yeatman)
BAFTA (1987)  Make-Up Artist (Chris Walas, Stephan Dupuis)
Hugo Award (1987)  Dramatic Presentation
Saturn (1986)  Best Actress (Geena Davis)
Saturn (1986)  Best Director (David Cronenberg)
Saturn (1986)  Best Music (Howard Shore)

Extras:
  • Closed Captioned
  • Commentary
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Featurettes
  • Original Short Story and Screenplay
  • Photo Gallery
  • Scene Access
  • Test Footage
  • Trailers


My Thoughts:
A very entertaining movie with a great performance by Jeff Goldblum. I never saw the original, but what I have seen of it, it seems to be rather ridiculous. Not the case here.

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Re: Tom's Horror Marathon 2012
« Reply #31 on: October 23, 2012, 12:22:08 AM »
The original The Fly wasn't 'ridiculous' in 1960 when I saw it.

Maybe we have become a little jaded ... There was a time when people were afraid of Vampires and Werewolves .. now they want to date them.  :)
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Re: Tom's Horror Marathon 2012
« Reply #32 on: October 24, 2012, 12:02:17 AM »
Watched The Substitute again.



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Re: Tom's Horror Marathon 2012
« Reply #33 on: October 24, 2012, 01:12:31 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.
The inclusion of the director's cut made it an instant must-buy for me! I have been wanting to see it ever since I saw glimpses of it during a TV special many many moons ago.

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Re: Tom's Horror Marathon 2012
« Reply #34 on: October 24, 2012, 04:52:13 PM »
It is already on my wishlist. I will buy it, when it drops to around €8.



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Re: Tom's Horror Marathon 2012
« Reply #35 on: October 26, 2012, 09:43:16 PM »
I have watched Dance of the Vampires again.



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Re: Tom's Horror Marathon 2012
« Reply #36 on: October 27, 2012, 03:58:57 PM »
     Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990/United States)
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Warner Home Video (United States)
Director:Joe Dante
Writing:Charlie Haas (Writer), Chris Columbus (Original Characters By)
Length:106 min.
Video:Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78
Audio:English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, Spanish: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, Commentary: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Subtitles:English, French, Spanish

Stars:
Howie Mandel as The Voice of Gizmo (voice)
Tony Randall as The Voice of the "Brain" Gremlin (voice)
Zach Galligan as Billy Peltzer
Phoebe Cates as Kate Beringer
John Glover as Daniel Clamp

Plot:
The rules are the same but the laughs are bigger and the thrills are better. This time Billy and everyone's favorite Mogwai, Gizmo, must face off against a new batch of Gremlins that definitely think New York is their kind of town.

Plus, feed on a great batch of extras including never-before-seen footage, a "behind-the-screams" look at working with the Gremlins, a full-length audio commentary and much, much more!

Awards:
Nominated:
Saturn (1990)  Best Director (Joe Dante)
Saturn (1990)  Best Fantasy Film
Saturn (1990)  Best Music (Jerry Goldsmith)
Saturn (1990)  Best Special Effects (Rick Baker, Ken Pepiot, Dennis Michelson)
Saturn (1990)  Best Supporting Actor (John Glover)
Saturn (1990)  Best Supporting Actor (Robert Picardo)

Extras:
  • Closed Captioned
  • Commentary
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Featurettes
  • Outtakes
  • Scene Access
  • Trailers
  • Trivia


My Thoughts:
I remember that this movie was the first movie I rented at the age of 12 when I got my own video rental customer card. I always enjoyed this movie, though it has been a long time since I last watched it. Seeing it now, I feel that it went a little to far with its meta humor at times. But I still enjoyed it.
I always thought that Phoebe Cates was really cute in this movie.

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Re: Tom's Horror Marathon 2012
« Reply #37 on: October 31, 2012, 10:34:26 PM »
I will not watch any more movies today, so this was it for my Horror marathon. I watched more horror than I had expected. 27 horror movies this month.
I have replaced my list with a generated one which only shows the movies I actually watched.



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Re: Tom's Horror Marathon 2012
« Reply #38 on: October 31, 2012, 10:55:21 PM »
For someone who isn't a big fan of the horror genre you did quite a performance Tom. :thumbup:

As I've said in the past what is important isn't how many films we watch, what is important is to introduce the other to movies we like ;D


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Re: Tom's Horror Marathon 2012
« Reply #39 on: October 31, 2012, 11:34:13 PM »
For someone who isn't a big fan of the horror genre you did quite a performance Tom. :thumbup:

As I've said in the past what is important isn't how many films we watch, what is important is to introduce the other to movies we like ;D




I agree 100% with Jim on that! And you got some nice reviews aswell!
Nice
We'll Always Have Paris.


Thomas