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Girl of Time, a review by Tom

     Girl of Time (1983/Japan)
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Intercontinental Video (Hong Kong)
Director:Nobuhiko Obayashi
Writing:Wataru Kenmochi (Writer), Yasutaka Tsutsui (Writer)
Length:104 min.
Video:Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85
Audio:Japanese: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Subtitles:Chinese, English

Tomoyo Harada as Tomoko Yoshikawa
Takako Irie as Tatsu
Wakaba Irie as Noriko
Kiyomi Ishii as Student 'B'
Ittoku Kishibe as Toshimi Fukushima

A romantic 16-year-old high school girl in love with a classmate starts dreaming about events before they actually happen. As it turns out, the object of her love is actually a space alien affected by her own romantic views of life and because of their unified wave length...

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My Thoughts:
As you probably know, I am a big fan of the anime movie "The Girl Who Leapt Through Time". That movie is kind of a sequel to a successful novel from the 60s (the advise-giving aunt in the movie is the main protagonist of the novel). That novel has spawned multiple adaptions in form of movies and TV series. The most famous of those is this movie.
This movie never really clicked for me. Probably because I was expecting more a story like in the anime version. But you can see many parallels between these two movies though.
I just read that there was yet another live-action movie released this year. Can't wait for a DVD release outside of Japan.


(From Tom's Time-Travel Movie Reviews on December 9th, 2010)

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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, a review by addicted2dvd

Title: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Movie Count: 77
TV Ep Count: 38
Other  Count: 2
Time Started: 8am
This is the bizarre and tragically gruesome account of what happened to five young friends one summer afternoon in rural Texas. After hearing reports of grave robbing, the group sets out to check on a family grave. Soon after, one-by-one they wander into the murderous clutches of Leatherface (Gunnar Hansen).

'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre' is a frightening classic that possesses an undying power to terrorize audiences again and again. It's ability to truly horrify is so strong that when the movie first opened, some people actually walked out in a state of shock.

My Thoughts:
Wow... what to say about this movie. I can pretty much sum it up in one word... Awesome! This one has great atmosphere. It is done very well... real edge of your seat watching here! If there is any one thing I could change about this movie... it would be the non-stop screaming the one girl does at the end of the movie. I do understand why it is there and all... but it just gets aggravating to hear like that after a while. That one scene has definitely cut down on my repeat viewing.

My Rating
Out of a Possible 5

(From My Month Long Horror/Halloween Marathon: 2008 on October 24th, 2008)

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Tom's TV Pilots marathon, a review by Tom

     Sherlock: Series One (2010/United Kingdom)
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2 entertain Video (United Kingdom)
Length:266 min.
Video:Widescreen 1.78
Audio:English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Commentary: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

The world's favourite detective has emerged from the fog... this is Sherlock for a new generation.

1.01 A Study in Pink
Writer: Steven Moffat (Writer), Steven Moffat (Created By), Mark Gatiss (Created By), Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Original Material By)
Director: Paul McGuigan

(From Tom's TV Pilots marathon on March 25th, 2012)