Mirror Mirror, a review by addicted2dvd
Title: Mirror Mirror
Movie Count: 62
TV Ep Count: 29
Other Count: 2
Time Started: 9:45am
A shy teenager ('Rainbow Harvest') moves to a new town and quickly becomes the most unpopular girl in high school. But when she discovers a mysterious mirror, her tormentors begin to meet with a horrifying series of 'accidents'. 'Karen Black', 'Charlie Spradling', 'William Sanderson' and 'Ricky Paull Goldin' co-star in this surprising hit chiller that started it all.
I decided to watch this one because I felt like another movie with Karen Black. It is the first of 4 movies in the "Mirror Mirror" franchise. I was lucky enough to find the entire collection in a boxset (still sealed) for only $5 on Amazon Market Place a while back. The only one in this set I ever seen before is the first one. I feel that this one is a pretty good movie... definitely not the best I ever seen... but not a waste of time to watch either. Unfortunately this DVD has no extras what so every. Matter of fact... when you pop in the DVD it goes straight to the movie. It doesn't even bother bringing you to the menu first. This is more of an observation then a complaint... after all... I can't complain considering I only spent $1.25 per movie.
Out of a Possible 5
(From My Month Long Horror/Halloween Marathon: 2008 on October 18th, 2008)
City of the Living Dead, a review by Jimmy
Title : City of the Living Dead (1980)
The Seven Gates of Hell have been torn open, and in 3 days the dead shall rise and walk the earth. As a reporter (Christopher George) and a psychic (Catriona MacColl) race to close the portals of the damned, they encounter a seething nightmare of unspeakable evil. The city is alive - with the horrors of the living dead!
Now this is more what I expect from a Lucio Fulci's movie... This one is his best horror film after The Beyond and The New York Ripper (of course this is my oppinion). The story can be complicated to understand in the first viewing, so it's necessary to watch it 2 or 3 times to really appreciated it. The Living Deads are more frightening in this film, as in The Beyond, than in their American counterpart. They doesn't beat you by their number, they aren't dumb (for a dead person of course), they don't care about eating you (they just want to rip off your brain) and they can teleport themselves (it certainly look like that). The special effects are top-notch and really effective (the death scenes of Giovanni Lombardo Radice and Daniela Doria are two classic). You will see many familliar visages in the cast : Catriona MacColl (The Beyond), Christopher George (Day of the Animals), Venantino Venantini (Cannibal Ferox), Michele Soavi (director of Dellamorte Dellamore), Janet Agren (Eaten Alive), Perry Pirkanen (Cannibal Holocaust), Michael Gaunt (at least for me since he appeared in 15 adult movies that I own) and, of course, Giovanni Lombardo Radice and Daniela Doria. The score from Fabio Frizzi is effective (particullary the theme used when the living dead appear). The only critic as usual is the dubbing of the italian actors who sound too forced and unnatural.
(From Jimmy's 2009 Horror Marathon on October 13th, 2009)
Pete's Pilots, a review by addicted2dvd
This hugely popular, original hit TV series that inspired two Hollywood blockbusters, THE FUGITIVE stars David Janssen as Dr. Richard Kimble, a physician unjustly accused of murdering his wife. When his train crashes en route to Death Row. Kimble breaks free from the custody of Lt. Gerard–and runs for his life. Fleeing from town to town, switching identities and toiling at countless jobs fuels Kimble's obsession to catch the real killer–a one-armed man he saw leaving the scene of the crime. His obsession is matched only by Gerard's–who blame himself for Kimble's escape and who will stop at nothing to get him back.
Fear in a Desert City
Breaking free of Gerard's custody, Kimble escapes to Tuscon, Arizona-where he befriends an attractive piano player with a jealous husband.
A great classic series. Though it is a more slow-paced series... which I normally don't like. But it works for this one. Only problem is I can only watch so many at a time of this show. Which is why after owning the series for almost 2 years now and I am still working on Season 1 Vol. 1. In this pilot episode The Fugitive is already on the run. You are introduced to the characters and what happen in the opening credits.
(From Pete's Pilots on January 26th, 2010)