Rabid Dogs

Taking place over the Bank Holiday weekend, August 27th - 31st 2015
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Rabid Dogs

Post by jonbly » Sun Aug 30, 2015 1:41 am

7/10 - Generally OK, but for some reason I spotted the twist coming a mile off. The festival scene didn't really fit (though it looked great).

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Re: Rabid Dogs

Post by sherbetbizarre » Sun Aug 30, 2015 3:03 am

jonbly wrote:7/10 - Generally OK, but for some reason I spotted the twist coming a mile off. The festival scene didn't really fit (though it looked great).
That was the main element not in the original... I still liked it a lot though 8/10

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Re: Rabid Dogs

Post by Grimoire » Sun Aug 30, 2015 9:44 am

The plot twist was in the Mario Bava original. It is the main reason that I failed to find any of the characters sympathetic. Rabid Dogs was clearly very well made but with the emphasis on style over substance it sacrificed any emotional core and as such was a deeply unsatisfying experience. Definitely the weakest of the six films we saw yesterday. A missed opportunity.

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Re: Rabid Dogs

Post by Alex J » Tue Sep 01, 2015 12:30 pm

Not seen the original, but I thought this version was great! I found the story to be engaging, I loved the style and the soundtrack was superb. Perhaps the story is not the most original, but when it is done this well then you don't mind so much. I had half-guessed the plot twist at the end, but it was a great ending to a fantastic movie! 9/ 10
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Re: Rabid Dogs

Post by thatcambridgebird » Tue Sep 01, 2015 1:46 pm

Loved this one. Behind Deathgasm, which was so silly and such an obvious fave for quite a few people, this was one of my picks of the weekend. I completely bought into it, even with its flaws (I found the female character and the tag-along gang member pretty irritating to be honest, but went with it because I really liked the main guy and Laurent Wilson's interaction) - and I didn't actually see the twist ending coming.


Not sure why that final stinger scene was needed, though. It added absolutely nothing!

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