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Old 09-22-19, 10:59 PM
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"One Cut of the Dead" Reviews/Discussion - 2019 Horror Challenge





One Cut of the Dead (2017)



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Old 09-30-19, 05:12 PM
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Re: "One Cut of the Dead" Reviews/Discussion - 2019 Horror Challenge

Please be advised that One Cut of the Dead is NOT over when the credits roll at somewhere around 37 minutes into it. Keep watching.

That's all the spoiling that I'm going to do; I debated not even saying that much, but I had a friend who said that if I hadn't told him to keep watching, he would have thought that it was over and turned it off. I don't want that to happen to you.
Old 10-15-19, 08:22 AM
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Re: "One Cut of the Dead" Reviews/Discussion - 2019 Horror Challenge

micro budget Zom/Com with an intriguing setup, but really just okay. i didn't find it funny beyond just amusement at the overall premise. not a bad one time watch.
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I loved this. My favorite first time watch so far. Great pick
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Did they just trick me into watching a heart warming family/workplace drama? Well played, One Cut of the Dead. I loved it but it was nothing like I expected with it's gore covered zombie poster and axes, etc. I wish more films played around with plot structure like this; showing the conclusion then showing the conclusion again from a different light. Some of the humor was just odd enough to work and there was constantly something going on.

I wonder if there's any 'making of' material on One Cut of the Dead; that might be delightfully meta.
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Re: "One Cut of the Dead" Reviews/Discussion - 2019 Horror Challenge

Originally Posted by Undeadcow
I wonder if there's any 'making of' material on One Cut of the Dead; that might be delightfully meta.
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There's a ton of "making of" stuff on the region-free two-disc Third Window UK Blu-ray, including early workshops, rehearsals, etc. Maybe the coolest extra comes from a GoPro camera that the director wore as they were shooting the "one cut" part; it's delightfully meta in that you see the actors shooting the "film," the fake crew shooting them, and the real crew shooting them, from the director's viewpoint. I've certainly gotten my money's worth out of the Blu-ray; you can find it relatively inexpensively on eBay. It gets bonus points for having an adorable menu screen on the bonus disc.

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At first, I was worried that you all had flipped your lid and wondered if I was watching the same movie, but after I hit that 37 minute mark, it became a totally different movie. I ended up loving this one and it's currently my favorite first-time view as well. I'll probably end up purchasing a copy of this somewhere down the line. Great movie. It was especially welcome coming off of a headache-inducing Leprechaun sequel.
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Originally Posted by MysterioMan007
At first, I was worried that you all had flipped your lid and wondered if I was watching the same movie, but after I hit that 37 minute mark, it became a totally different movie. I ended up loving this one and it's currently my favorite first-time view as well. I'll probably end up purchasing a copy of this somewhere down the line. Great movie. It was especially welcome coming off of a headache-inducing Leprechaun sequel.
I had the same response for my first-time view. I suspected some review conspiracy that was getting me to watch a zero budget crappy zombie movie. While you don't really want the twist spoiled, people need to know just enough to not bail on the movie in the first 30 minutes. Even if its just "Watch the whole thing ... trust me!"
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Re: "One Cut of the Dead" Reviews/Discussion - 2019 Horror Challenge

I was slightly confused when the credits rolled so early, but I always watch all the way to the end, at least on FTVs. It was a fun watch and that import BD is tempting.
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Interesting premise with the one cut and sorta behind the scenes wrapped into one movie. I was not sure at first but I enjoyed the movie by the end.
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I kind of liked the first part more. The second part was just a bit too goofy and felt rushed. The first part was good and wish they expanded on the whole blood thing. Interesting twist to the genre but felt the second part dragged a bit and was too long.
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Re: "One Cut of the Dead" Reviews/Discussion - 2019 Horror Challenge

Man, I really loved this movie. I hated the first act and wanted to bail about a dozen times. I'm glad I stuck with it because I was kind of blown away by the other 2 acts. This is probably my favorite FTV, and I'll definitely look into buying this one.
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Originally Posted by WillieMLF
Man, I really loved this movie. I hated the first act and wanted to bail about a dozen times. I'm glad I stuck with it because I was kind of blown away by the other 2 acts. This is probably my favorite FTV, and I'll definitely look into buying this one.
I felt the same way, the whole thing ended up being incredibly fun. This is probably going to be my FTV as well.

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