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Post by Satans Puppy » Wed Aug 27, 2008 10:48 am

Neener Neener Neener I got the last one :wink:

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Post by valido » Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:08 pm

I generally can't stand characters who decide that the smartest thing to do in life is to stalk and piss off a serial killer who looks like Vinnie Jones. And here we have the photographer (ok, he was kind of motivated) and even his girlfriend (definitely less motivated). But here we have Kitamura more restrained than I thought he would be, and lots of great gore scenes, so I had fun enough to give it 7 out of 10.

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Post by maxmum » Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:16 pm

Satans Puppy wrote:Neener Neener Neener I got the last one :wink:
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Post by Gungrave » Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:18 pm

Seems the consensus was the same.

Fun, slightly annoying, nicely brutal, impressively grown from the short story, let down of an ending.

Looked great.

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Post by Tragedygirl » Wed Aug 27, 2008 5:14 pm

ahh ... I should have looked here first ... here are all the other reviews lol!!

The whole point of the photographer following him was to get real shots of the underbelly of the city ... so you can forgive him in away for being stupid at following a weird guy the size of vinnie Jones :wink:

Thought Brooke shields was very pointless in this, might as well have been any other actress really!

As I said before, really liked it ... good bit of gore with the help of his HUGE butchers tools!!

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Post by Satans Puppy » Wed Aug 27, 2008 5:59 pm

Oi! I really liked the appearance of Brooke... yeah it coulda been anyone else but that's SUDDENLY SUSAN that is!!! :lol:

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Post by lupogirl » Wed Aug 27, 2008 8:58 pm

Great film but agree with the comments about the rushed ending. I do want to see it again to understand the ending.

Some great gore moments. Eye popping fun. Vinnie Jones was excellent. A very much menacing character of no words.

Really pleased we had a chance to see it here, where in America it got buried. At last to see Clive Barker's stories on the big screen.
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Post by Count Drunkula » Wed Aug 27, 2008 10:15 pm

Tragedygirl wrote:ahh ... I should have looked here first ... here are all the other reviews lol!!

The whole point of the photographer following him was to get real shots of the underbelly of the city ... so you can forgive him in away for being stupid at following a weird guy the size of vinnie Jones :wink:

Thought Brooke shields was very pointless in this, might as well have been any other actress really!

As I said before, really liked it ... good bit of gore with the help of his HUGE butchers tools!!
Ah, but had she not been in it we may have missed out on this fantastically cheesy exchange of dialogue. Forgive me if I get it slightly wrong..


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Post by AndyJWS » Wed Aug 27, 2008 11:22 pm

Adored it - admittedly kinda pre-biased as love Barker's work - but thought it came together really well. Great score (got the last copy from HMV Oxford Street yesterday), showing Barker's trademarks as well as keeping Kitamura's style, Vinnie Jones spot-on as Mahogany, Brooke Shields actually having hair to match her eyebrows for once... :wink:

When I first heard about the movie I had a conversation with a friend (also a big Barker fan) about how we thought they should expand the short story in an ideal world - and everything we said wound up in the film. How could I ever hope for more? :)
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Post by soulmining » Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:44 am

I was surprised at just how good this film was... sure it had its flaws, but I was totally carried along for the ride. The kills were brutal (and I felt sorry for Steve and Simon who decided to take a toilet break just before Ted Raimi's short appearance - best kill of the festival) and I really liked Kitamura's swirling camera shots. I'd have liked more hints of the weird underworld earlier, but that aside - my favourite of the day.
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Post by AdeBrown » Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:49 am

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Post by Hello Doris! » Thu Aug 28, 2008 8:48 am

was i the only person who was like "huh?" at the ending?

i had to ask a load of people if that was how it was meant to end. It hurted my brain :?
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Post by scrobble » Thu Aug 28, 2008 7:13 pm

I enjoyed this, it didn't feel too long and I liked the 'feel' of it.

Like jonbly said, I would have liked some explanation of Vinnie Jones' skin complaint and why he was keeping all those warts in jars.

I also got a bit exasperated with his girlfriend and best friend snooping round the guy's hotel room - can't believe they were so stupid!
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Post by psychobilly » Fri Aug 29, 2008 3:51 pm

Cant believe people saying this had a let down of an ending, the ending made this movie good!! better than just a serial killer bore! I loved this movie goddamit

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Post by krispyg » Fri Aug 29, 2008 11:26 pm

Totally good fun, a great Saturday night movie

The sparseness of it was the best part. The cold metallic greys of the subway broken up with only the deep red colour of flowing blood.

This was one of my favourite films

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