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Killer Story, a review by addicted2dvd

Title: Killer Story
Year: 2004
Director: Garrett Clancy
Rating: NR
Length: 80 Min.
Video: Widescreen 1.33:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital Stereo

William Smith
Joe Estevez
Susan Featherly
Paul A. Cox

Monty and Fortunato, two old-time writers, get locked away in an abandoned saloon by a mysterious stranger and are prodded into out-dueling each other with their storytelling abilities by a sexy woman, who may in fact be a ghost.

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My Thoughts:
This is another movie out of the Mortuary of Madness boxset. after that last one I watched from it I am a little leery of watching another from the set. But then there has been a few here that I did enjoy so figured time to chance another one. I am glad I picked this one to watch... as while I have seen better... this one is pretty good. I enjoyed both stories featured in this Anthology.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5

(From Addicted2DVD's November Alphabet Marathon on November 8th, 2009)

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Blood Reaper, a review by addicted2dvd

Title: Blood Reaper
Year: 2003
Director: Lory-Michael Ringuette
Rating: R
Length: 80 Min.
Video: Widescreen 1.78:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital Stereo

Brinke Stevens
Lory-Michael Ringuette
Bobby Mackey
Cameron McHarg
Alison Moon

Five friends come face to face with the deadliest legend when they pitch camp on the grave of one of the most gruesome serial killers. One by one, they race against evil, clawing for their lives. But the killer is determined to take revenge - and turn the river red.

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My Thoughts:
This is one I picked up cheap (about $3) this past October. Just now getting the chance to check it out. Of course I knew going into it that it is a low-budget horror. And this movie does have a low-budget feel to it. But it has a pretty good story. And it did entertain me through-out the movie. Definitely not what I would call a great movie... but worth the time I put into it.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5

(From Weekend Movie Marathon: Unwatched DVDs on January 9th, 2010)

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Tom's Buffy and Angel Marathon, a review by Tom

09. Hero (1999-11-30)
Writer: Howard Gordon (Writer), Tim Minear (Writer)
Director: Tucker Gates
Cast: David Boreanaz (Angel), Charisma Carpenter (Cordelia Chase), Glenn Quinn (Doyle), Tony Denman (Rieff), Anthony Cistaro (Scourge Commander), Michelle Horn (Rayna), Lee Arenberg (Tiernan), Sean Gunn (Lucas), James Henriksen (Elder Lister Demon), David Bickford (Cargo Inspector), Christopher Comes (Storm Trooper #2), Paul O'Brien (Captain), Ashley Taylor (First Mate)

This episode is so full of bad clich├ęs. Particular the assembly of the demons wanting to get rid of the half-breeds. This supposedly Nazi-rally like scene. Also the means to it is a rather lazy plot device. Just to give Doyle a chance to die an heroic death.
Even a computer game did something similar a lot better. I mean "Wing Commander 4: The Price of Freedom". One of my all-time favorite games. In it, Admiral Tolwyn (played by Malcolm McDowell), is using a gene-selective bio-weapon to get rid of all people who do not match a certain criteria in their genes. During the game, the main protagonist Colonel Blair (Mark Hamill, "Luke Skywalker") also infiltrates a rally just like Angel did in this episode.

What I really liked in this episode is the final scene with the pre-recorded videotape of Doyle.


10. Parting Gifts (1999-12-14)
Writer: David Fury (Writer), Jeannine Renshaw (Writer)
Director: James A. Contner
Cast: David Boreanaz (Angel), Charisma Carpenter (Cordelia Chase), Glenn Quinn (Doyle), Maury Sterling (Barney), Carey Cannon (Female Oracle), Randall Slavin (Male Oracle), Alexis Denisof (Wesley Wyndam-Pryce), Jayson Creek (Producer #1), Sean Smith (Producer #2), Sara Devlin (Producer #3), Jason Kim (Soon), Brett Gilbert (Reptilian Demon), Henry Kingi (Kungai Demon), Lawrence Turner (Hank), Cheyenne Wilbur (Concierge), Dominique Jennings (Mac), Kotoko Kawamura (Ancient Korean Woman)

I like the introduction of Wesley. At first introduced as a hard-assed demon hunter, but as it turns out, he hasn't much changed since we last seen him on Buffy.
"I am a rogue demon hunter!" - "What's a rogue demon?" :laugh:


11. Somnambulist (2000-01-18)
Writer: Tim Minear (Writer)
Director: Winrich Kolbe
Cast: David Boreanaz (Angel), Charisma Carpenter (Cordelia Chase), Alexis Denisof (Wesley Wyndam-Pryce), Elisabeth Rohm (Kate Lockley), Jeremy Renner (Penn), Nick McCallum (Skateboard Kid), Kimberleigh Aarn (Precinct Clerk), Paul Webster (Uniform #1), Brien DiRito (Task Force Member #1)

Finally Kate has a bigger and a better role in an episode. Here she learns the truth about Angel.


(From Tom's Buffy and Angel Marathon on April 18th, 2009)