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What a waste of a film. Was only 70 odd mins but damn it was a bit all over the place with the story and characters. Trailer looked ok but was quite disappointed how it turned out.

Thanks Prime lol.
 

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Aight, I give...where are you watching these? Netflix, torrents, mom's DVD collection?
Amazon Prime (y) Just finished the final film in the saga yesterday, I'd say overall it was a 7.5/10 series of movies. The poorer plot/acting in the first episode is really just a reflection of the chaotic nature of post-war Japan in the 40s.

I looked up how much Amazon was asking for the boxed set of all five movies; $150 for the DVDs or $335 for a Bluray box set lol... I think I saw someone in the reviews balking about a $70 price tag two years back lol... if only they knew 2020 would be the great DVD and Bluray shortage!

So yeah, see Battles Without Honor and Humanity on Prime, since getting DVD copies is expensive/difficult. The subtitles are built in, no English dub.

The order of the films goes:
1- Battles Without Honor and Humanity (6/10)
2- BWHaH: Hiroshima Death Match (7/10)
3- BWHaH: Proxy War (7.5/10)
4- BWHaH: Police Battle (7.8/10)
5- BWHaH: Final Episode (7.5/10)

Q. Tarantino MUST have seen these flicks, some of the Underbosses are actors featured in his first Kill Bill film, such as the actor who played Hatori Hanso, the sword craftsman.
 
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"Death Wish" w/ Charles Bronson, of course! ;)
Classic series. I loved those "white folks scared of urban sprawl/decay" films from the 70s/80s. Love me some good pandering. Plus in this modern era of novel crime, it's hard not to cheer Charlie on as he shoots rando-baddy one after another heh. Plus the Jeff Goldblum early cameo in the first Death Wish cracked me up.
 

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Classic series. I loved those "white folks scared of urban sprawl/decay" films from the 70s/80s. Love me some good pandering. Plus in this modern era of novel crime, it's hard not to cheer Charlie on as he shoots rando-baddy one after another heh. Plus the Jeff Goldblum early cameo in the first Death Wish cracked me up.

Hell yeah bruuuther, I also enjoy watching Bronson grease some punks and street trash lol ;)

As far as "urban decay" goes, I also like some of Abel Ferrara's work, like "Bad Lieutenant" and "King of New York", among others in the genre. Also there's some lesser mentions, like "Combat Shock", "Basket Case", etc.

And "Street Trash", "Street Trash" is great!

That was kind of a big theme in the 70's and 80's, urban decay films which seem to be based on a perception of NYC during that time period
 
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At least this had some potential. Group of urban explorers investigate these abandoned houses in this big forest - and weird things happen. The end.

Anyway lol some good shots with the drone they had and a sense of creeping doom through the film is done well.

Worth a watch if you come across it.
 

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Hell yeah bruuuther, I also enjoy watching Bronson grease some punks and street trash lol ;)

As far as "urban decay" goes, I also like some of Abel Ferrara's work, like "Bad Lieutenant" and "King of New York", among others in the genre. Also there's some lesser mentions, like "Combat Shock", "Basket Case", etc.

And "Street Trash", "Street Trash" is great!

That was kind of a big theme in the 70's and 80's, urban decay films which seem to be based on a perception of NYC during that time period
fuckyeah!!!!! baskte case is top shelf horror cheeze i have a basket case t shirt,
combat shock, bad lutenent, king of Ny ,
are fuckin classics🤘, tanx for reminding me im gonna order street trash n king of ny,
id add Brain damage, frankenhooker, bad bioligy are fun their frank henenlotter basket case director, hes my fav cult shit
 

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The Tenant (1976)

Roman Polanski stars in and directs an odd film about a man living in some alternate universe where every Parisian speaks fluent English without an accent. A girl commits suicide and he takes up the rent of her old apartment. The neighbors are odd and insist on quiet all the time. He starts seeing things, some scenes seeming like he's being a masochist and chastising his own inadequacies as a human (Polanski himself, not the character). As the film progresses things get weirder and weirder till we reach a plot twisty, muddled ending that doesn't really make up for the 2 hour plus run time.

In the end it felt like a masochistic attempt by Polanski to recreate the unique feel of his masterpiece Rosemary's Baby, but fell way, way short. It was boring, the music wasn't as good, and the weird second half really threw it for me.

5/10
 

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The Tenant (1976)

Roman Polanski stars in and directs an odd film about a man living in some alternate universe where every Parisian speaks fluent English without an accent. A girl commits suicide and he takes up the rent of her old apartment. The neighbors are odd and insist on quiet all the time. He starts seeing things, some scenes seeming like he's being a masochist and chastising his own inadequacies as a human (Polanski himself, not the character). As the film progresses things get weirder and weirder till we reach a plot twisty, muddled ending that doesn't really make up for the 2 hour plus run time.

In the end it felt like a masochistic attempt by Polanski to recreate the unique feel of his masterpiece Rosemary's Baby, but fell way, way short. It was boring, the music wasn't as good, and the weird second half really threw it for me.

5/10

Rosemary's Baby was fantastic...I just saw that one fairly recently, actually, within the last couple months or so. Some complain that the pacing was "slow" but I actually thought it was very well-executed...just steadily ratcheted up the dark tension throughout the film before the very memorable conclusion lol. Polanski may be a terrible person but he was a great filmmaker.
 

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Images (1972)

This is what Roman Polanski wished The Tenant was like. A children's book author begins hearing voices/seeing people that aren't there/aren't who she thinks they are. Old lovers try and rape her as she insists she's loyal to her new husband played by the late Rene Auberjonois, who seems concerned yet oblivious to his wife's growing insanity. Mirrors, cameras, and crystal windchimes are prominent throughout the film and there aren't many scenes that don't have one or two in the background.

The cinematography is gorgeous, the film taking place in rural Ireland. We see many sort of 'past and future' vision shots where the lead character sees her future self, making for some very interesting scene transitions.

Overall, the plot was a bit muddled, but the soundtrack (by John Williams!) was simply perfect and the atmosphere created in the film is stifling yet breathtaking. A worthy watch on a rainy afternoon.

7.5/10
 
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Have you ever seen this one?


If not check it out, it's a good 70s psychological horror/mystery film ;)
 

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Have you ever seen this one?


If not check it out, it's a good 70s psychological horror/mystery film ;)
Not seen that yet, just been watching what Prime offers up to me. Thanks for the tip :)
 

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already has an 8.0 on IMDb (as of 18h ago)
Man IMDb averages are such a joke. They rank The Shawshank Redemption as the best film of all time... umm what? It's a one watch film. Not re-watch worthy, I'd give it a 7.5/10 because it was a good film, just not... great. Blade Runner and A Clockwork Orange fall well below a number of other blockbusters. What?! Many of my favorite 'watch a dozen time over films' average between 5-8/10 on IMDb which is sad, I wouldn't watch them over and over if they weren't 8-10/10. This just goes to show how subjective films are and that the very purpose and existence of film critics is questionable.




Oh yeah, finished Inherent Vice (2014).

It was decent, I'm actually in agreeance with the IMDb average here (6.7/10). P.T. Anderson has made way better films with way more together plots that even if they didn't have meaning they served to truly engross; Inherent Vice, while mostly engrossing, lost me after a while. Shoulda been 30 minutes shorter. This was one of his films that just didn't hit that mark for me. The star studded cast was of some help in keeping me glued, most especially Josh Brolin and Joaquin Phoenix's interplay and dialogue.

It may be one I have to see a second time to like. Then again, I only needed to see Magnolia once to know it was a bad P.T. Anderson film (8/10 on IMDb? WTF are these reviewers on and can I get some!?) and that I'd never bother watching it again.

Anderson captured something special with Boogie Nights, kept me riveted with There Will Be Blood, hit my feels with Hard Eight. Inherent Vice fell flat somewhere, somehow.

6.5/10
 

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Man IMDb averages are such a joke. They rank The Shawshank Redemption as the best film of all time... umm what? It's a one watch film. Not re-watch worthy, I'd give it a 7.5/10 because it was a good film, just not... great. Blade Runner and A Clockwork Orange fall well below a number of other blockbusters. What?! Many of my favorite 'watch a dozen time over films' average between 5-8/10 on IMDb which is sad, I wouldn't watch them over and over if they weren't 8-10/10. This just goes to show how subjective films are and that the very purpose and existence of film critics is questionable.




Oh yeah, finished Inherent Vice (2014).

It was decent, I'm actually in agreeance with the IMDb average here (6.7/10). P.T. Anderson has made way better films with way more together plots that even if they didn't have meaning they served to truly engross; Inherent Vice, while mostly engrossing, lost me after a while. Shoulda been 30 minutes shorter. This was one of his films that just didn't hit that mark for me. The star studded cast was of some help in keeping me glued, most especially Josh Brolin and Joaquin Phoenix's interplay and dialogue.

It may be one I have to see a second time to like. Then again, I only needed to see Magnolia once to know it was a bad P.T. Anderson film (8/10 on IMDb? WTF are these reviewers on and can I get some!?) and that I'd never bother watching it again.

Anderson captured something special with Boogie Nights, kept me riveted with There Will Be Blood, hit my feels with Hard Eight. Inherent Vice fell flat somewhere, somehow.

6.5/10

Yeah, I often agree with that. I've seen movies I LOVE with like 4-6 ratings and then some of those movies with 8 or 9 are pretty bad.
 
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