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Dream Home

Post by jonbly » Sun Aug 29, 2010 10:46 am

Damn, so close. This one was bopping along nicely with the protaganist's crazy slowly blooming... and then we get stuck in an apartment with a bunch of moron gangstas. Sure, an establishing shot is fine... but jonbly doesn't need to know every detail of their lives when they're about to be cut to pieces. This sequence just killed the film's momentum.

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8/10

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Re: Dream Home

Post by Heiko » Tue Aug 31, 2010 12:39 pm

The biggest flaw of this movie is... the get to know your maniac's background scenes!

I love HK movies! And I thought I'd get some over the top whackedness... which I did... only to have the momentum killed by the 'heroine' being shown having to deal with granpa, with money, bla...

more of the murder made easy going out of control would have saved the movie, but this way, well, not reaaly entertaining...

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Re: Dream Home

Post by streetrw » Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:57 pm

There was too much backstory, slotted in apparently at random, as flashback sequences. Some nasty gore effects made it bearable, though I was uncomfortable with the demise of the pregnant woman. The film also had neither the first nor last de-knobbing sequence of the weekend, and a bit of social comment about property prices.
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Re: Dream Home

Post by narcan » Tue Aug 31, 2010 10:19 pm

Awesomely gruesome. I couldn't help but think that the film was essentially a re-make of the 1st 15 minutes of The Toolbox Murders (the original not Tobe Hooper's 're-imagining'). Loved the blood ejaculation gag.
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Re: Dream Home

Post by nagelfar » Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:28 pm

This could have been the perfect late night movie if not for the drawn out flashbacks.
Yes, they set up the character, explained her motivations, served us a social commentary but less would have been more.
The one with the kids (Asshole!) was cute as hell and worked perfectly, the one with the protests and sign and snakes was good, too, some of them where just too lenghty.
Hilarious gore effects/ideas and the second kill of the festival while someone got fucked doggy style :)
If this got some more editing it would be a 9 this way it only gets
8/10.

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Re: Dream Home

Post by lupogirl » Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:34 pm

A rather enjoyable slice and dice film if spoilt by the flashbacks. Also noticed sliced willies is a running theme in some films.
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Re: Dream Home

Post by lisy-babe » Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:40 pm

Sadly I got in the habit of leaving when the film that ended around 11pm finished. It wasn't until I got home and took a look at the programme trying to work out what time to come back the next day I saw I was missing this at that very moment and thought "shit, I meant to stay for that."
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Re: Dream Home

Post by chary » Thu Sep 02, 2010 2:59 pm

I did enjoy this movie, as has been pointed out it needed better editing and not sure that showing the time was all that important but on the whole I thought it was a good movie. Its great to see a decent horror movie coming out of HK and I hope nothing stops that in the future. An added plus for me was I didn't need the subtitles.

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Re: Dream Home

Post by Porkboy » Sun Sep 05, 2010 6:43 pm

I really enjoyed this one; gory slasher with a heart and social commentary to boot.

And based on a true story apparently too!
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Re: Dream Home

Post by maxmum » Mon Sep 06, 2010 11:39 am

Good slasher with some laughs and a very current theme. Enjoyed it.
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Re: Dream Home

Post by Alex J » Mon Sep 06, 2010 1:12 pm

Humorous and topical splatter fest set against the backdrop of the Hong kong housing market. Some inventive and gory deaths, with a twist in the tale. I found the female perspective on Hong Kong men amusing, although the film obviously wasn't very realistic in places and some of the effects were very false. 7.5 / 10
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