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Re: DarkImbecile presents: An Arrow Vote

#1226 Post by dda1996a » Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:03 am

I've only seen Deep Red, which I didn't much like (haven't yet liked any Giallo [also haven't seen many] with Suspiria being the only one I found just decent), so I voted for Society which I heard is great

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Re: DarkImbecile presents: An Arrow Vote

#1227 Post by DarkImbecile » Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:42 pm

I also voted for Society (though I'd be happy with Motel Hell pulling it out too, since I talked some shit about it sight unseen in its dedicated thread), and I strongly urge anyone who hasn't seen or heard of any of these to watch the trailers before voting too quickly:

Basket Case
Deep Red
Demons 2
Motel Hell
Society


These are all also pretty easily available via streaming even if you don't own the eventual winner, so it should be easy for plenty to join in for what promises to be an unusually gore-soaked Film Club discussion.

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Re: DarkImbecile presents: An Arrow Vote

#1228 Post by domino harvey » Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:08 pm

Society is a movie that sounds a lot better in theory than it is in reality. Lots of typical 80s horror nonsense— like a lot of 80s horror movies, you could probably get the same level of enjoyment out of just watching the trailer

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Re: DarkImbecile presents: An Arrow Vote

#1229 Post by domino harvey » Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:29 pm

For those on the fence, here’s Ebert’s legendary defense of Motel Hell. He also chose it for one of the “Guilty Pleasures” episodes of Siskel & Ebert, though I couldn’t find the clip online

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Re: DarkImbecile presents: An Arrow Vote

#1230 Post by swo17 » Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:36 pm

Roger Ebert wrote:Farmer Vincent's dying confession of the shameful secret that he concealed for years
SpoilerShow
I used preservatives!
Yes, I also just watched this movie out of guilt from making fun of it

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Re: DarkImbecile presents: An Arrow Vote

#1231 Post by Slaphappy » Mon May 06, 2019 4:51 am

domino harvey wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:08 pm
Society is a movie that sounds a lot better in theory than it is in reality. Lots of typical 80s horror nonsense— like a lot of 80s horror movies, you could probably get the same level of enjoyment out of just watching the trailer
For me Society is a bit like They Live. Both have enormous cult following because of the social critique high concept, but neither has that much anything else going for them.

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Re: DarkImbecile presents: An Arrow Vote

#1232 Post by tenia » Mon May 06, 2019 6:23 am

Some do love enough that fistfight scene in They Live to make it looks like the whole movie is thrilling (which it isn't), while the Society finale gorefest seems to serve the same purpose.
I do agree though that both end up very disappointing and quite shallow.

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Once again, it's vote time!

#1233 Post by Mr Sausage » Fri May 10, 2019 6:32 am

Here are five random titles from the collection. Vote away!

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Yes, it's vote time again already!

#1234 Post by Mr Sausage » Fri May 24, 2019 6:36 am

Here again are five random Criterions for you to vote for.

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Re: Yes, it's vote time again already!

#1235 Post by Yojimbo » Fri May 24, 2019 11:07 am

Kings of the Road for me, although I've always had a soft spot for Rumble Fish
(maybe it's even overdue a re-watch!)

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Re: Yes, it's vote time again already!

#1236 Post by ando » Sun May 26, 2019 10:36 pm

Darn. Was exited to have an excuse to finally watch The Great Beauty. But Wenders will do.

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Re: Yes, it's vote time again already!

#1237 Post by dda1996a » Mon May 27, 2019 6:24 am

Won't have time to watch the others, but u recently rewatched the Wenders in theater and it's one of his best, so Kings of the Road it is

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It's a Chabrol vote!

#1238 Post by Mr Sausage » Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:34 am

To coincide with the current Chabrol Auteur List project, domino harvey has kindly curated 5 Chabrol titles.

Le fauteuil hanté has no commercial release, if you want to factor that into your vote.

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Re: It's a Chabrol vote!

#1239 Post by domino harvey » Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:29 am

I chose five worthy Chabrol films that have been overlooked / less discussed on the board. As Sausage mentions, only one is impossible to see commercially with English subs. The other four are readily available:

Au coeur du mensonge: Blu-Ray/DVD/Streaming from Cohen (as the Color of Lies)
L’Enfer: Blu-ray/DVD/Streaming from Cohen (as Torment)
Les innocents aux mains sales: DVD from Pathfinder (as Innocents With Dirty Hands)
Que la bête meure!: DVD from Pathfinder (as This Man Must Die)

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Re: It's a Chabrol vote!

#1240 Post by knives » Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:05 pm

The Beast Must Die is my favorite of that lot, but I voted for L'enfer because I'm planning on watching it this week anyway.

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Re: It's a Chabrol vote!

#1241 Post by therewillbeblus » Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:08 pm

All of these are great, though I haven't seen Le fauteuil hanté, which would get my vote if I knew of a way. I already posted about Que la bête meure! so I'll also go with L'enfer, which recently skyrocketed in my esteem on a rewatch due to viewing it in a completely different light.

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