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by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 26, 2008 7:02 pm
Forum: FF2008
Topic: Death Race
Replies: 53
Views: 44801

Well, I've got my copy of Quai des Orfevres and I've just bought some more Criterions today, so I'm doing my bit to stop Bay. No Renoir boxsets though.
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 26, 2008 6:51 pm
Forum: FF2008
Topic: I Know How Many Runs You Scored Last Summer
Replies: 35
Views: 32409

voxmortis wrote:Personally I love heavy rock... and as it was a homage to 80's slashers, then it was mandatory ;)
That was the best thing about it! :)
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 26, 2008 6:45 pm
Forum: FF2008
Topic: Mirrors
Replies: 58
Views: 49156

jonbly wrote:
The Soapmaker wrote:...a silly Sadako/Samara character.
Um... what? There were some screaming fire victims... is that what you mean?
The gibbering, arm-flapping oh-so-very-evil 12 year old Anna Esseker character. OK, so she didn't crawl out of a TV set.
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 26, 2008 6:39 pm
Forum: FF2008
Topic: Death Race
Replies: 53
Views: 44801

Oh, sure. Transformers was a headache in physical form. But the man does have incredible visual panache and his action and when he's firing on creative as opposed to monetary cylinders it's extremely rewarding. His cultural rep doesn't help when discussing him though. A pocket guide to when he's "f...
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 26, 2008 6:27 pm
Forum: FF2008
Topic: INTO THE DARK
Replies: 18
Views: 18204

snippets - some will be in the finished piece some not. the stuff screened is but a couple of percent of the amount of content we have - around 100 interviews covering a lot of ground, most if not all not shown in the footage Good! The reason I asked was that it seemed to jump around from topic to ...
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 26, 2008 6:22 pm
Forum: FF2008
Topic: Mirrors
Replies: 58
Views: 49156

Rickjames has summed it up so perfectly there's really no need to say anything else. But.... What a load of tripe it was. The original Korean film was far too clever for American audiences (not that it was a work of genius or anything) so let's take out all the good bits and replace them with Jack B...
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 26, 2008 6:10 pm
Forum: FF2008
Topic: INTO THE DARK
Replies: 18
Views: 18204

Was it an actual "chunk" of the film or a bunch of "taster" snippets temporarily edited together?
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 26, 2008 6:05 pm
Forum: FF2008
Topic: The Broken
Replies: 41
Views: 35877

MaxRenn wrote:
dangerous_jamie wrote:Did you notice that she never once asked if the taxi driver was ok?

Bitch!
I picked up on that too, but thought I might have missed some dialogue cos I kept falling asleep.
Ah, but don't forget she was an evil emotionless doppelganger. Even if she didn't know it.
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 26, 2008 5:46 pm
Forum: FF2008
Topic: Death Race
Replies: 53
Views: 44801

It wasn't exactly what I expected - it was in fact surprisingly better.

Fair play to PWSA - he's a bullshitter who's been responsible for some terrible twaddle, but he's a much, much better action director than the likes of Michael Bay.
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 26, 2008 5:38 pm
Forum: FF2008
Topic: Trailer Park of Terror
Replies: 30
Views: 30542

Why didn't I dislike the teens as much as everyone else seemed to? Maybe you dislike all teens equally? :wink: I've never really bought into the notion that you should make the characters obnoxious so it's fun to see them killed (although it can work occasionally). It just makes the film as a whole...
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 26, 2008 4:48 pm
Forum: FF2008
Topic: The Midnight Meat Train
Replies: 31
Views: 29665

In many ways it was better than I expected, and it did "feel" reasonably faithful to the original story even though much had been changed.

It wasn't at all scary or suspenseful though, apart from the one scene where they went to snoop around Vinnie's apartment.
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 26, 2008 4:12 pm
Forum: FF2008
Topic: Trailer Park of Terror
Replies: 30
Views: 30542

I know a lot of people liked it, but this one really didn't work for me at all. The opening scenes were promising, but once the busload of "troubled kids" appeared (yaaawwwnnnn....) it all went wrong. Steven Goldmann did seem a good chap, but I think he messed everything up. He went on about being i...
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 26, 2008 3:22 pm
Forum: FF2008
Topic: Autopsy
Replies: 25
Views: 23742

I think we were too kind to it because Alan Jones likes the film(makers) and Adam Gierasch is quite amusing (if you're a fan of Gilbert Gottfried). It's incompetently made tripe with a feeble plot and rotten acting but a couple of funny moments. That's it. Slapping a few bright colours around does n...
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 26, 2008 3:09 pm
Forum: FF2008
Topic: Dance of the Dead
Replies: 33
Views: 31673

A great (and rare) example of how to make a comedy horror movie and get it right.

The makers of Trailer Park Of Terror, I Know How Many Runs You Scored Last Summer and Autopsy (was Bubba's Chili Parlor meant to be comedy or not? :? ) should take note.
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 26, 2008 2:43 pm
Forum: FF2008
Topic: Freakdog
Replies: 35
Views: 31229

I really do get the feeling there are some very suspicious posts bigging up this film.

Surely no regular Frightfesters/horror fans actually thought there was anything remotely original or interesting about it?