Bliss

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Bliss

Post by jonbly » Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:35 pm

5/10 - Incessant strobe effects and wobble-cam make this borderline unwatchable. There's an intense vampire movie in there somewhere... maybe. Needed less volume in the first half to avoid viewer fatigue.

Continuity was a mess... she drives past the same building twice, is followed by a white Jeep twice, and the painting rewinds to its starting point in the middle.
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Re: Bliss

Post by sherbetbizarre » Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:45 am

jonbly wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:35 pm
Needed less volume in the first half to avoid viewer fatigue.
Probably took it's cue from Driller Killer's "This film should be played loud" of which this was a cover version.

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Re: Bliss

Post by MrsE » Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:08 am

I liked this, though I am quite fond of a good descent into drugs and madness film (I loved Climax!). I wasn't expecting to like it as much as I did but I found all the characters engaging in some way and loved the overall look of the film.

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Re: Bliss

Post by Alex J » Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:56 pm

An hallucinogenic and loud
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vampire
flick. The actual plot is fairly simple, but there is a strong lead performance and plenty of good visuals, ramped up with gore as the movie progresses. Probably one to watch again to see how well it stands up to repeat viewings. 7.5 / 10
No tears, please. It's a waste of good suffering.

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Re: Bliss

Post by danthsmith » Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:48 pm

The very shouty, sped up version of the hunger or Abel Ferrara's Addiction. undeniably brilliant central performance

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Re: Bliss

Post by DJBenz » Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:18 am

2edgy4me. It's shot on 16mm you know. Surprisingly, I didn't utterly hate this like I thought I would, didn't love it either. 3/5

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Re: Bliss

Post by The Soapmaker » Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:50 pm

I'm not normally a fan of films involving people getting massively fucked up on drugs, booze and endless partying... but Dora Madison's performance carried it for me, she made an essentially unlikeable character someone to root for and, ultimately, be somewhat in awe of. Fantastic music, I loved the shots of LA through her apartment windows and just found the whole thing very powerful.
Probably the film of the weekend for me.

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Re: Bliss

Post by Oswald Cobblepot » Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:00 pm

danthsmith wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:48 pm
The very shouty, sped up version of the hunger or Abel Ferrara's Addiction. undeniably brilliant central performance
I always felt The Hunger and The Addiction could do with a bit more speed and shouting :)

Personally I loved this, and although I agree to some extent about the wobble cam, I did feel that the intensity gradually built to an amazing finish. Great gore and camera shots - the shots of Dora launching herself off the floor and attacking people were awesome.

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Re: Bliss

Post by danthsmith » Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:07 pm

All to end up with a heavy metal LP cover...

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