I Know How Many Runs You Scored Last Summer

The 2008 offerings once more walk among us.
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I Know How Many Runs You Scored Last Summer

Post by jonbly » Fri Aug 22, 2008 10:10 am

Looked cheap, which is always a put off. But it turned out to be OK.

So much better than the trailer led jonbly to believe... that trailer was awful.

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Post by voxmortis » Fri Aug 22, 2008 10:16 am

Thanks!

We enjoyed the screening - people seemed to laugh in the right places, which was nice...

Sorry we couldn't tell the budget in the Q&A - we've been told to keep that schtum until all worldwide distribution deals are sorted (due to some distributors basing advances, royalties etc on budgets rather than potential sales).

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Post by DavieT » Fri Aug 22, 2008 9:24 pm

Didnt really expect that much of this movie but it turned out to be easy-on-the-brain fun.

Gave a whole new meaning to being stumped ;)

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Post by AdeBrown » Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:16 am

It was okay.
As long as everyone had a good time making it and it's not pretentious.
(heheh who ever heard of an "Australian" film being pretentious ?)
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Post by Zomball » Tue Aug 26, 2008 12:03 am

Wish I'd made it along as it's been on my hit list since Cannes.

Trailers are tricky beasts to put together, especially before you've got a distribution deal in place. The early versions tend to be aimed more towards potential distributors/sales agents rather than the polished versions you see for the bigger projects.

Personally I liked the trailer. As far as I was concerned it told me what the film was going to be about and made me want to see it. Guess I need to wait for it to come out on DVD to find out!

Good work, voxmortis. Keep us posted on how things turn out.
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Post by Fenriz » Tue Aug 26, 2008 7:52 am

Sorry, but I hated this.

There were a few good moments, like the psycho sticking nails in the crotch protector or the Jesus F-ing Christ scene, and the ending was a laugh, but I just didn't think it worked at all apart from that. It was like some feature length episode of a really dull and unfunny sitcom.

3/10

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Post by rambozo » Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:22 am

Well, I thought it was fun. Good on 'em.

Should you consider all films equally regardless of budget or production methods? Open to opinion, but I think it suffered slightly playing right after the MUCH bigger budget Eden Lake.

If it was sandwiched between Trailer Park and Bubba's Chilli, it would've played better.

Pacing in the middle slowed it down (they should think about doing a few tweaks), but I enjoyed the shower scene, deaths and weapons :)

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Post by MaxRenn » Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:24 am

[quote="rambozo"I enjoyed the shower scene[/quote]
You dirty little boy :P

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Post by rambozo » Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:31 am

So, I'm the only one googling images of Arianna Starr? Damn...

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Post by Jekyll » Tue Aug 26, 2008 2:05 pm

Thought this might be a lot better than it was.

Seemed to really drag as well.

Actually found the shower scene way too long, it got boring after a couple of minutes.

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Post by odishon » Tue Aug 26, 2008 2:20 pm

This was definitley a miss for me. Many scenes felt too long and just seemed to fizzle away to nothing. Not enough death scenes, the whole cricket thing could have been used more.

Wasn't funny enough to pull off the horror comedy thing.

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Post by Khouri » Tue Aug 26, 2008 2:59 pm

I thought this film was great. I didn't think it looked that low budget to be honest and I personally thought it added to the film, especially with how dodgy the lead police officer was. I actually couldn't stop giggling through the whole thing and thought it all worked really well.

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Post by streetrw » Tue Aug 26, 2008 4:29 pm

Nope, sorry, this was just terrible. It's not as bad as Bubba's Chili Parlour but with that one exception it's the worst film on the programme. If you're going to do horror comedy it's got to be - it's ABSOLUTELY GOT TO BE - funny. And it isn't. It's a one-joke movie; the joke is in the title and it might be enough for a TV sketch show, because if you don't like it there'll be another sketch along in less than three minutes. Someone like The Two Ronnies might have got away with this sort of thing, but they (whatever you might think of Sorry, Clarence or Open All Hours) knew and understood comedy. IKHMRYSLS just doesn't. The bottom line is that it's just not enough material for a 75 minute feature. And technically it's not great either - for one thing the sound recording is poor, which is not helped by plastering thudding heavy rock music over it (okay, that's a pet hate of mine).

Yes, I know it's done on a budget of sixpence and string but that's no excuse; they spent a hell of a lot more on that remake of Prom Night and that was rubbish as well. There were other films in the festival put together on minute amounts of cash that overcame budgetary limitations and still managed to deliver (admittedly with varying degrees of success).

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Post by voxmortis » Tue Aug 26, 2008 6:42 pm

Apologies for the sound - it was distorting, no idea why, and I'm not about to whinge about it (maybe the deck it was playing off, as our test screening was fine) - will have a look at it when I get back to Aus.

Personally I love heavy rock... and as it was a homage to 80's slashers, then it was mandatory ;)

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Post by Hello Doris! » Tue Aug 26, 2008 6:45 pm

I thought this was really funny - the Jesus Christ bit being my favourite. Just silly silly fun and the team behind it seem really funny (if not a bit pissed!)

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