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Old 08-07-08, 07:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Matthew Chmiel
It was located on Tropicana and Pecos (i.e. on the outer edges of the ghetto).

Vegas had a slew of second-run theaters in the '90s, but all of them went under leaving Tropicana Cinemas being the only one until a few months ago.
That's even worse! They need to open up a second-run theater in Summerlin
Old 08-08-08, 12:21 AM
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I cannot believe MMT has opened in Omaha. I thought this was to be like 100 theaters and then bye bye to DVD. Maybe it's making money enough to spread out?

I do have to see this at our worst theater. I'm going at noon, so it should be okay, but to say the least, this is like a true grindhouse experience.

If I survive, I'll be back with some actual thoughts and review.
Old 08-08-08, 11:58 AM
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My nephew and I saw it sunday night and the theater was 80 % full.
Old 08-08-08, 03:28 PM
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Okay after seeing this, I still don't understand why I was seeing it at a dollar theater. It's not a new classic or anything, but for what it is, it's a decent horror film. In fact, comparing this to what has been released this year-it's head over shoulders from the rest.

The gore is fantasical, but raw and violent. The leads are all okay, nothing noteworthy. Barker's imprint is all over it. Fetishizing the violence, lusting over the meat, hell you even see his artwork at the gallery the lead is trying to get in.

If anything is wrong, its the characterizations. No development, everyone is stereotyped, but with some fun, interesting camera work, nice gore and some genuine suspense, I really liked it. Seek it if you can.

Grade: B-
Old 08-08-08, 06:08 PM
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B- is good enough for me, no dollar theatres around me so I guess I will wait for the dvd.
Old 08-11-08, 09:52 AM
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Entertainment Weekly hated it, gave it a D, still want to see it though.
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Saw this at the midnight screening at the Nuart. My friends got there at 9 PM, because the theater had told us it was sold out, so we should expect a long line. No one is there at 9, but they get in line anyway. Eventually more people show up and fill in the line. At around 11:15, a stretch hummer limo pulls up, blasting hip hop music. A bunch of people file out, all drinking cheap shit beer. Someone says "This is embarrassing. We come out of a limo and have to wait in line." Then these people are shepherded into the theater, while everyone in line is screaming and cursing at them. Turns out they're friends of the writer, and some of them work at Lionsgate. How do I know this? Because when we got into the theater, the writer drunkenly got on stage and told us NOT to boo and hiss when the Lionsgate logo came up on screen.

Kitamura was there and gave a nice little introduction. The movie itself was okay. The visuals were top notch. I enjoyed most of the characters, and Vinnie Jones was great. But it felt like it was lacking something. It's based on a short story, and the attempts to elongate it generally fell flat. And while everyone involved swore up and down that they kept the original ending, they left out a rather significant element of it, which was severely disappointing. I'd say it's worth a rental. Nothing to shout about, but certainly not worth all the derision Lionsgate has heaped on it.

Kitamura did a Q&A afterwards, and one of the bitches that showed up with the writer was making snarky comments the whole time. I really wanted to tell her to shut the fuck up, but the theater was pretty quiet while the director talked, and I didn't want to be an asshole.

In all, a flawed way to see a flawed film.
Old 08-17-08, 12:23 AM
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I was planning on going down to see it (at the Nuart) but just couldn't make it down My friend did go so he was at the same screening as you, Supr. He said Ryuhei was planning on working with Clive again and that he was staying in America. Hopefully he takes his movie to a studio that gives a damn.

Looks like I'll be buying this on DVD though.
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Yes, Kitamura did mention that he's working with Clive Barker on an original idea for a movie. He's planning to continue directing in America while producing in Japan, including producing animation. He said that seeing a sold out crowd show up for the movie gave him more strength to keep going in America.
Old 08-17-08, 02:50 PM
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That's awesome. Hopefully Liosngate pushes this one to DVD fast so I can pick this up. Its a shame the new Lionsgate boss did what he did to make his film (The Strangers - from Universal) get a bigger box office take.
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Yeah, it's lame. But, hey, at least we still get a brand new stale entry of Saw this Halloween.
Old 08-22-08, 11:44 PM
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For those in the Twin Cities MN area. The film just opened tonight at the Plaza Maplewood discount theater. It's playing only two showings a night, starting at around 5 pm and 9 pm (Check listing for exact time).

I don't know how long it will be there. But I am definitely going to try to catch the film now.
Old 08-24-08, 01:20 AM
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I just saw it and it was pretty good. Not perfect or anything. But far better than most horror films I've seen lately, which just left me depressed and not entertained.
Old 10-02-08, 09:44 PM
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This is now available on Fearnet on Demand for free. (Until 11/30)

Both in SD and HD.

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Old 10-04-08, 12:11 PM
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Originally Posted by RichC2
This is now available on Fearnet on Demand for free. (Until 11/30)

Both in SD and HD.

I can only seem to find the sneek peek... the whole movie is available?
Old 10-04-08, 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by d2cheer
I can only seem to find the sneek peek... the whole movie is available?
Yep, even with an intro by Clive himself.
Old 10-04-08, 06:39 PM
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watched this today via ON DEMAND and it was a real let down...really wish they would've explained more
Spoiler:
about the monster.

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Old 10-05-08, 05:07 PM
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I though it kicked ass. Very well made too - and gory.
Too bad that prick at Lionsgate...well too bad he's such a prick

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Old 10-06-08, 12:32 AM
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the trailer made the movie look pretty interesting. i completely missed this in theaters though. hopefully it'll get a dvd release soon. no access to on-demand for me. but i gotta ask...

Spoiler:
what's this about a monster someone mentioned above? so it's not just a guy killing people, it's a monster? i'm curious and don't mind being spoiled
Old 10-06-08, 01:55 AM
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Originally Posted by shyguy1083
the trailer made the movie look pretty interesting. i completely missed this in theaters though. hopefully it'll get a dvd release soon. no access to on-demand for me. but i gotta ask...

Spoiler:
what's this about a monster someone mentioned above? so it's not just a guy killing people, it's a monster? i'm curious and don't mind being spoiled
I haven't seen the movie, but in the short story it's based on
Spoiler:
the serial killer is slaughtering (as in literally butchering) people on the subways late at night so that the "founders" of the city can feed on them. The "founders" of the city are these twisted, sort of Gollum-like creatures that live below the city and were, at one time, the founding fathers of the city.
Old 10-06-08, 09:31 AM
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Not a bad horror flick. Sure, it has its flaws. But it's got some great gore, and the story and acting are pretty good. It sure deserved a hell of a lot better from the studio. Shameful!
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Originally Posted by TomOpus
Yep, even with an intro by Clive himself.
I can't seem to find it would someone please post the link?
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Originally Posted by d2cheer
I can't seem to find it would someone please post the link?
I don't think it's currently possible to post a link to your cable box's VOD options.

Fearnet on Demand is a cable On Demand channel (at least with Comcast and Brighthouse and presumably Time Warner), not a reference to a website.

http://www.fearnet.com/news/b13200_m...in_on_vod.html

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Old 10-06-08, 10:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Josh-da-man
I haven't seen the movie, but in the short story it's based on
Spoiler:
the serial killer is slaughtering (as in literally butchering) people on the subways late at night so that the "founders" of the city can feed on them. The "founders" of the city are these twisted, sort of Gollum-like creatures that live below the city and were, at one time, the founding fathers of the city.
Except in the movie
Spoiler:
it's not really explained who or what these creatures are
Old 10-06-08, 11:13 AM
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Dumb Question!

Can you record On-Demand movie to watch later.
I've never thought of the idea before.

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