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riotinmyskull
07-27-12, 11:56 AM
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Bob, a cab-driving serial killer who stalks his prey on the city streets alongside his reluctant protégé Tim, who must make a life or death choice between following in Bob's footsteps or breaking free from his captor.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1989475/

Rival11
08-10-12, 08:22 AM
You can watch a quick scene here:

http://www.joblo.com/horror-movies/news/exclusive-clip-from-jennifer-lynchs-chained

This looks pretty crazy...I really dug her last flick as well and I'm a fan of hers in general.

Mr. J
08-10-12, 11:50 AM
Apparently there's a scene that the MPAA removed, since it originally received an NC-17 rating. Anchor Bay said that the scene is being re-added to the Blu-ray and DVD. I'll definitely give this a rental. I'm not a huge fan of Jennifer Lynch, but I'm willing to give this a shot.

islandclaws
08-10-12, 12:08 PM
I enjoyed Surveillance, and Jennifer is one nutty chick, so I'm down to check this out.

Dan
10-01-12, 12:50 AM
I watched this tonight. D'Onofrio plays crazy like nobody else (he also channels the abominable snowman from Looney Tunes every time he says "rabbit"). It's creepy and unsettling, but not scary. There's some predictable moments, and a "twist" that doesn't quite work. Still, a good film, just nothing spectacular. Worth a rental for horror fans.

The Blu-ray is on sale this week, apparently.

golden_rod
10-01-12, 09:34 AM
...and a "twist" that doesn't quite work. Still, a good film, just nothing spectacular.

That's an understatement. The "twist" killed the movie. Slaughtered it and then pissed on it for good measure. It didn't make a lick of sense and played out like a parody of the shock endings that have been all the rage over the past decade.

Rival11
10-02-12, 07:12 PM
Just added this to my Vudu queue - sad to hear about the twist that goes bad but I'm still down for renting it.

Dan
10-02-12, 07:44 PM
In all fairness, the "twist," which is more of a revelation, is hinted at throughout the film. I didn't hate it as much as golden_rod... but it could have been handled much better. Still, I recommend it for the curious.

Rival11
10-07-12, 12:13 AM
That's an understatement. The "twist" killed the movie. Slaughtered it and then pissed on it for good measure. It didn't make a lick of sense and played out like a parody of the shock endings that have been all the rage over the past decade.

May I ask you why the hell you had such a problem with the "twist"? It's not even a twist - it's part of the story and it was well played.

This movie was fucking awesome (keep that statement I made separate...just giving what I thought about the film) and I have no idea why the hell you would even mention the above - it's not even intended to be a "shock" ending, it gives fuel to the entire story and if you pay attention....the entire fucking movie is centered around it.

Sorry, not being an asshole...I just don't understand the mindset of a lot of people these days when it comes to movies in general.

golden_rod
10-07-12, 01:40 AM
May I ask you why the hell you had such a problem with the "twist"? It's not even a twist - it's part of the story and it was well played.

Well-played? Maybe if you enjoy poor plotting. Tossing in a clue via a newspaper article, for example, and arriving at that absurd conclusion 45 minutes later reeked of Jessica Fletcher cum Saw. It's no surprise, though, considering Jennifer Lynch seemingly admitted to editing the shit out of the ending.

I have no idea why the hell you would even mention the above - it's not even intended to be a "shock" ending, it gives fuel to the entire story and if you pay attention....the entire fucking movie is centered around it.

Yeah, diesel fuel that the inept filmmakers then tried to light with a match. No go.

Of course it was intended as a twist, shock, revelation; why bother with subtle clues if it was intended to be transparent? Why bother with an ill-conceived brawl of a confrontation straight out of a Ray Liotta thriller? Stick to the psychology of the situation that you've laid out for the previous 75 minutes, something they intended to return to with the final shot that just ended up being a groaner instead.

I just don't understand the mindset of a lot of people these days when it comes to movies in general.

What mindset is that? The mindset where bad movies should be called out for being...bad movies? It's not like I'm nitpicking this obnoxious shelf-filler of a flick, I'm finding fault with lazy execution.

Rypro 525
10-07-12, 02:07 AM
I noticed that the BLU/DVD is listed as Rated R. did the "offending" scene/shot get reinserted into the BLU version or is it still censored

Why So Blu?
10-07-12, 11:06 AM
I noticed that the BLU/DVD is listed as Rated R. did the "offending" scene/shot get reinserted into the BLU version or is it still censored

The Amazon Instant streaming version is listed as NC-17.

Rival11
10-07-12, 11:38 AM
Apparently there's a scene that the MPAA removed, since it originally received an NC-17 rating. Anchor Bay said that the scene is being re-added to the Blu-ray and DVD. I'll definitely give this a rental. I'm not a huge fan of Jennifer Lynch, but I'm willing to give this a shot.

What was the cut scene?

Rypro 525
10-07-12, 08:11 PM
What was the cut scene?

i read on i think bloody disgusting that someone gets their throat slit and i guess the movie is that fucked up that that moment was too much for the mpaa

Dan
10-07-12, 08:28 PM
i read on i think bloody disgusting that someone gets their throat slit and i guess the movie is that fucked up that that moment was too much for the mpaa

That scene is in the cut I saw theatrically. I think the unrated version is supposed to be far more graphic. Still, what I saw wasn't nearly as graphic as a similar death in Eastern Promises.

Rival11
10-07-12, 08:34 PM
I'm thinking that was already in there as well - that scene was pretty sick in the version I saw but who knows.