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  • Halaineza
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    The last movie I watched was "Inception," and I'd give it a solid 9/10.

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  • Sock Monkey
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    Originally posted by dannyboy121070 View Post
    I watched the adaptation of Norman Partridge's DARK HARVEST the other night, which absolutely stunk. The creature effects were very good, but the acting...wow. The guy who played the cop reminded me of Lyle Waggoner doing a Carol Burnett sketch where he played Rod Steiger in IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT. (As far as I know, this never happened, but somehow that is exactly what this guy's ridiculous fake accent and hammy delivery immediately brought to mind.) Thank God I didn't pay to see this.

    On a happier note, I watched THANKSGIVING last night, and absolutely loved it. Some great kills and gore effects, some good laughs....I'm NOT a slasher film fan, but I really enjoyed this, and wouldn't mind a sequel.
    That's a bummer about DARK HARVEST. I really enjoyed the book and thought that a movie adaptation could be a cinch, but it seems to not have gone in that direction. I'll still need to check it out, but I'll have my expectations firmly in check.

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  • Ben Staad
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    Cool about Thanksgiving. I've been waiting for a free night that I can watch that one.

    Originally posted by dannyboy121070 View Post
     I watched the adaptation of Norman Partridge's DARK HARVEST the other night, which absolutely stunk. The creature effects were very good, but the acting...wow. The guy who played the cop reminded me of Lyle Waggoner doing a Carol Burnett sketch where he played Rod Steiger in IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT. (As far as I know, this never happened, but somehow that is exactly what this guy's ridiculous fake accent and hammy delivery immediately brought to mind.) Thank God I didn't pay to see this.

     On a happier note, I watched THANKSGIVING last night, and absolutely loved it. Some great kills and gore effects, some good laughs....I'm NOT a slasher film fan, but I really enjoyed this, and wouldn't mind a sequel.
     

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  • dannyboy121070
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    I watched the adaptation of Norman Partridge's DARK HARVEST the other night, which absolutely stunk. The creature effects were very good, but the acting...wow. The guy who played the cop reminded me of Lyle Waggoner doing a Carol Burnett sketch where he played Rod Steiger in IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT. (As far as I know, this never happened, but somehow that is exactly what this guy's ridiculous fake accent and hammy delivery immediately brought to mind.) Thank God I didn't pay to see this.

    On a happier note, I watched THANKSGIVING last night, and absolutely loved it. Some great kills and gore effects, some good laughs....I'm NOT a slasher film fan, but I really enjoyed this, and wouldn't mind a sequel.
    Last edited by dannyboy121070; 03-12-2024, 12:32 PM.

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  • Ben Staad
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    Same with Shawshank. I am a slave to the television whenever it comes on.

    Originally posted by Sock Monkey View Post

    Absolutely. I think it popped up on a website somewhere and that's what piqued my interest in seeing it yet again. Before that, it kinda faded into memory. The cast is great and I really miss Kevin Pollak. He was everywhere in the 90s. Luckily, he was in recently in THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL so I could get my fix.

    As far as getting sucked into movies while flipping channels, I had this same thing with THE SHAWKSHANK REDEMPTION. It was like I'd go into a hypnotic trance if I stumbled upon the movie and I would be compelled to watch it again.
     

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  • Sock Monkey
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    Originally posted by sholloman81 View Post

    This is one of those movie that I never think about until I happen to be flipping through channels, see that it's on, and get completely sucked into it. Very watchable with a fantastic cast!
    Absolutely. I think it popped up on a website somewhere and that's what piqued my interest in seeing it yet again. Before that, it kinda faded into memory. The cast is great and I really miss Kevin Pollak. He was everywhere in the 90s. Luckily, he was in recently in THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL so I could get my fix.

    As far as getting sucked into movies while flipping channels, I had this same thing with THE SHAWKSHANK REDEMPTION. It was like I'd go into a hypnotic trance if I stumbled upon the movie and I would be compelled to watch it again.

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  • sholloman81
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    Originally posted by Sock Monkey View Post
    A FEW GOOD MEN: I watched this a little while back, but I don't think I ever posted about it. This Rob Reiner-directed film has long been a favorite, but I was hesitant to watch it again afraid that it wouldn't hold up. And I actually think it holds up pretty darn well. I'm sure that most on the forum are aware of the film, so I won't really go into details. I will say, though, for the physical media fans, I picked up the new 25th Anniversary 4K edition and this is worth every cent of the purchase. The remastering on the film is simply stunning. To the point that my wife had me pause the film so as to compliment how the movie looks like a film made in 2024. I know that they are releasing a new 4K edition with UHD, but I'm hard-pressed to think that it's gonna be another more than a marginal improvement over this one. So if you were on the fence about picking this up, I highly recommend you do.
    This is one of those movie that I never think about until I happen to be flipping through channels, see that it's on, and get completely sucked into it. Very watchable with a fantastic cast!

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  • sholloman81
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    Originally posted by Sock Monkey View Post

    I hadn't heard of RED ROCK WEST until recently. I think it was on an episode of the Pure Cinema Podcast where they mentioned it and another 90s movie, LONE STAR. Lo and behold, when I searched them online, VS and Criterion have recently put out the movies. The problem is, the movies from these boutique labels are always fairly pricey. I typically only pick up my Criterion discs when they have a 50% Off sale. VS is just usually when I can swing the price. It's hard on the budget doing limited edition books AND boutique label blu-rays!
    Yeah, I usually wait for the Criterion or VS sales as well unless it is truly a must-have. My book spending prevents me from truly going all-in. Maybe one-day...

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  • Sock Monkey
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    A FEW GOOD MEN: I watched this a little while back, but I don't think I ever posted about it. This Rob Reiner-directed film has long been a favorite, but I was hesitant to watch it again afraid that it wouldn't hold up. And I actually think it holds up pretty darn well. I'm sure that most on the forum are aware of the film, so I won't really go into details. I will say, though, for the physical media fans, I picked up the new 25th Anniversary 4K edition and this is worth every cent of the purchase. The remastering on the film is simply stunning. To the point that my wife had me pause the film so as to compliment how the movie looks like a film made in 2024. I know that they are releasing a new 4K edition with UHD, but I'm hard-pressed to think that it's gonna be another more than a marginal improvement over this one. So if you were on the fence about picking this up, I highly recommend you do.

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  • Sock Monkey
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    Originally posted by sholloman81 View Post

    That's funny as I've had my eye on Red Rock West but haven't pulled the trigger yet. If you can swing it, I would definitely pick up a copy Southern Comfort. It's a very unique film and I don't think you'd regret it.
    I hadn't heard of RED ROCK WEST until recently. I think it was on an episode of the Pure Cinema Podcast where they mentioned it and another 90s movie, LONE STAR. Lo and behold, when I searched them online, VS and Criterion have recently put out the movies. The problem is, the movies from these boutique labels are always fairly pricey. I typically only pick up my Criterion discs when they have a 50% Off sale. VS is just usually when I can swing the price. It's hard on the budget doing limited edition books AND boutique label blu-rays!

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  • sholloman81
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    Originally posted by Sock Monkey View Post

    Well, your review and the others' posts have firmly moved this from my "maybe" list to "must buy" list. I've been eyeing it, but I think it might be time to pull the trigger on it, along with VS's release of RED ROCK WEST.
    That's funny as I've had my eye on Red Rock West but haven't pulled the trigger yet. If you can swing it, I would definitely pick up a copy Southern Comfort. It's a very unique film and I don't think you'd regret it.

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  • Ben Staad
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    Watching 31 in bits and pieces. I hadn't finished it yet but it's on par with Rob Zombies other work. A couple of weird cuts here and there and very little story however it's watchable if strong (filthy) language and violence don't bother you.

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  • Sock Monkey
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    Originally posted by sholloman81 View Post
    Picked-up "Southern Comfort" (1981) on blu-ray during one of the last Vinegar Syndrome sales. Had never heard of the film before, but seeing as it was directed by Walter Hill who did The Warriors and had in it some of my favorite character actors like Powers Booth & Keith Carradine, I decided to give it a chance. Glad that I did as it was a very enjoyable film. Not exactly horror, but there were numerous scenes that had horror-trappings in them, and the cinematography was top-notch. The film probably should have been a hit, but I feel like there were two things holding it back from being more enjoyable. One, there really weren't any likeable characters in the film that you could root for. And two, is the ending of the film. It's not a bad ending per se, but it's definitely not what I would have chosen and feels very abrupt and a bit underwhelming. Even with those issues, I'd still rate the film very highly and doubt I'll see anything quite like it again. Glad to add this one to my Vinegar Syndrome collection.
    Well, your review and the others' posts have firmly moved this from my "maybe" list to "must buy" list. I've been eyeing it, but I think it might be time to pull the trigger on it, along with VS's release of RED ROCK WEST.

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  • Ben Staad
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    Very good movie and one I've wanted to watch again from time to time. I think, like Danny, I've only ever seen this one edited and on old school TV.

    Originally posted by sholloman81 View Post
    Picked-up "Southern Comfort" (1981) on blu-ray during one of the last Vinegar Syndrome sales. Had never heard of the film before, but seeing as it was directed by Walter Hill who did The Warriors and had in it some of my favorite character actors like Powers Booth & Keith Carradine, I decided to give it a chance. Glad that I did as it was a very enjoyable film. Not exactly horror, but there were numerous scenes that had horror-trappings in them, and the cinematography was top-notch. The film probably should have been a hit, but I feel like there were two things holding it back from being more enjoyable. One, there really weren't any likeable characters in the film that you could root for. And two, is the ending of the film. It's not a bad ending per se, but it's definitely not what I would have chosen and feels very abrupt and a bit underwhelming. Even with those issues, I'd still rate the film very highly and doubt I'll see anything quite like it again. Glad to add this one to my Vinegar Syndrome collection.
     

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  • sholloman81
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    Originally posted by dannyboy121070 View Post

    A favorite of mine since I was a kid, but....having only seen it on commercial TV, the ending always left me wondering if I had missing something. The freeze-frame of the faces always confused me.
    Yeah, I was feeling that confusion for sure. IMO, if they were going to go with that ending, they should have made it questionable as to who was actually arriving, the Cajuns or the Guardsmen, and left the ambiguity of if the men would be saved or not. Other than the ending, I did really enjoy this film. Since I'd never heard of it, it felt like finding something lost.

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