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Old 04-30-20, 04:51 PM
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Watched the 4-part Meglos episode from Doctor Who: Complete Season Seven while we ate dinner earlier. Much better than Leisure Hive, still perturbed at the box in the middle of my screen.
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Im watching the 2 hour blu ray bonus feature for Star Wars Rise of Skywalker. Then ill watch the movie late late tonight or tomorrow.
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After watching a DVD this evening, we watched a 4-part episode of Doctor Who: Complete Season Seven: Full Circle.
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Watched Tron: Legacy (from the Blu-Ray 3D + Blu-Ray 2D + DVD + Digital Copy), followed by a 4-part episode of Doctor Who: Complete Season Seven: State of Decay (lasted WAY too long).
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Evil Dead (2013) (Extended Cut)
Old 05-02-20, 11:31 AM
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Watched a 4-part episode of Doctor Who: Complete Season Seven while we ate dinner: Warrior's Gate.

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Watched a 4-part episode of Doctor Who: Complete Season Seven while we ate dinner: The Keeper of Traken.
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over the last several nights




I have vague memories of seeing at least parts of it back in the eighties on Cinemax or HBO well after already being a fan of Road Warrior (which I saw cold at the theater). I always recalled it being radically different and nowhere near as exciting or interesting.
This was the first time I can recall watching it in a focused way from beginning to end. Mildly interesting due to how the character and subsequent films developed and morphed, but I can't see revisiting this one again for another decade or two (or three).




Two insanely fetching female leads in Janet Leigh and Barbara Rush, and some decent support from Herbert Marshall and Torin Thatcher, but Curtis is woefully miscast and the character is basically a Mary Sue in that he (and his sister) meets a minimum of resistance which is quickly surmounted in quest to uncover his lineage. The palace intrigue is kept at elementary school checkers level, and the whole affair was just "meh".
Deep in the run of GoT I couldn't imagine viewing Excalibur, a former favorite, as anything that special ever again.
Watching this, all I could think of was how much I was going to enjoy seeing Excalibur again.

I had this on the shelf for years, "saving" it because I expected it, with the cast, to be a hell of a lot more stimulating than it was. Hearing Kino is going to be releasing a bunch of other Curtis sword & castle features soon, I figured now would be the time to gauge whether I want to take a chance on any more. As much as I'd love to spend time with a young Piper Laurie in technicolor, Curtis himself is going to make any more a tough proposition for me.

A swing and a miss.



I hate the SEs with a renewed fervor each time I pull these things out. They almost had the Han/Greedo scene down to simply a slight distraction, but the McKlunky introduces another wholly involuntary "Oh FFS!" reaction.
OTOH, at least the film looks spectacular. Colors and contrast are back to being natural, and level of detail is state of the art for a catalog title (IMO). I watched the Bd, but wasn't once bother by DNR or frozen grain or any of the other complaints some others have lobbed it's way. Any frustration is purely content orientated.
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
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Jurassic World (4K)
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Watched The Endless this evening...


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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016)
Old 05-07-20, 08:42 PM
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Watched Resolution this evening. Not sure what to make of this movie, even after watching The Endless.



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Watched John Carter this evening. Still a good movie...



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The Gallows (2015)
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Friday the 13th (1980)
Old 05-11-20, 04:19 AM
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Blown Away (1994)
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Old 05-12-20, 12:14 AM
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Enjoyed it more than the first film, which I also liked quite a bit. Maris, in his dual role, makes both a wonderful granite jawed hero and a charismatic masked super-villain. Mylene Demongeot is fetching as the plucky tag-a-long.
I put a year between viewing the first and second film, and that may have been one reason I enjoyed it as much as I did. Revisiting these characters, in the middle of a bunch of heavier viewing - not to mention the existential current events, was ...refreshing.



Had this sitting on the shelf almost seven years. Finally motivated to watch it.
Second viewing of the material for me. First time, back early on in the DVD era, I found it long and kind of tedious. Something about it got under my skin though. This time I did something out of necessity that I hate to do but couldn't be helped- I split my viewing over two nights.
It worked out well because I picked a spot that worked fine as an intermission and I had no memory whatsoever of how the second half played out. I was mesmerized almost the entire run time. I think I originally only got interested in the film due to it's controversial rep at the time of release in the mid Eighties. That aspect disappointed me the first time I saw it, as the rep must have been mostly due to all the frontal male nudity.
I see now, this is actually quite a fine character study, suffused with atmosphere and an acute sense of time and place. Beautiful visuals accompanied by a great early Yared score too.
Loved this viewing, and the Second Sight release, an attractive digipack in a beautiful hard (but slim) slipcase, is a knockout.




Have never been a big fan of Lizabeth Scott. She's particularly unattractive to me here, but the film uses her to good effect. Even more interesting for me was Dan Duryea.
The film fades out with a typical cheesy Golden age coda, but much of what leads up to that makes for an interesting, and often transgressive, noir.
As I was watching it I felt that I enjoyed Woman On The Run, it's companion Blu ray release in both regions, more. Now looking back on it, I can see being more curious to spin this again over the misleadingly titled WotR.
The Scott/ Duryea relationship here is kind of a hoot and much more intriguing than the more pedestrian conflicts in Woman.

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Quiet, meditative study of a young woman who loses her husband and eventually remarries and relocates with her young son to a vastly different environment.
A case of stumbling upon the perfect movie at the perfect time. I was totally in sync with it from the opening scenes. I'd only popped in to see what the quality of the disc and the film's visual style looked like, but I was drawn in from the first shots and couldn't help but keep watching.
As it came to the end I realized the film it most reminded me of was The Sweet Hereafter. Not in terms of plot points or characters, simply in the vibe I felt from both as they played out. TSH was a magical film for me, so I'm feeling pretty good right now, having made a blind impulse purchase of this last year.

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Psycho (1960)
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