Started by GEWALTMONOPOL, December 29, 2009, 06:31:05 PM
Quote from: ConcreteMascara on September 02, 2020, 06:10:05 PMDeath Laid an Egg aka 'La morte ha fatto l'uovo' [dir. Giulio Questi, 1968]I've wanted to watch this pseudo-giallo since college and just my luck it showed up one some streaming service Monday night. Sadly the transfer is mediocre DVD quality but not completely painful. After such a long wait this was a real disappointment. Many individual elements were great: the interior aesthetics were A+, all of the chicken themed modern art; Ewa Aulin being Ewa Aulin; the extremely prickly guitar and string improvisation heavy score; the prostitute killings; the voyeurism; the mutant chickens; Trintignant's general miserableness. But despite having all the elements for a good thriller [turns out its not really a giallo at all], it just doesn't come together. I'm not looking for masterpiece writing but it's so glib and fast paced things barely feel connected and motivations are poorly fleshed out. There's very little graphic violence, almost none. A little dog falls in a chicken grinder. And there's not a goddamn titty in sight. Now I could forgive the lack of graphic violence or nudity if this was a taught psychological thriller, but instead it's a patchwork one trying to go too many places at once and getting nowhere. But it does look and sound good doing it. Worth watching once but I can't see myself revisiting it any time soon.
Quote from: host body on September 08, 2020, 06:17:38 PMHas anyone seen the new Brandon Cronenberg movie "Possessor" yet?
Quote from: host body on September 14, 2020, 07:10:31 PMThanks man, I've been a big scifi & horror (as well as animation & comic book) buff all my life but haven't really delved into anime apart from the few movies I mentioned. Been meaning to for ages, but I haven't really been abled to figure out where to start or what I'm exactly looking for. I don't like cute little girls as protagonists, I don't like the pervy humour nor do I like cute animals as sidekicks and most anime just can't seem to keep those tropes out no matter how promising their premise was.