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Discussion in 'General' started by Ash28M, Jan 24, 2005.
Blue Sunshine comes to mind for me.I liked it much better the second time around.
Prince Of Darkness
Friday The 13th Part 2
The Shining (1980)
A Bay Of Blood (Twitch Of The Death Nerve)
Every Kubrick film I saw in my teens, except Eyes Wide Shut (I was old enough when it came out to really appreciate it).
Fun thread that I wanted to revisit.
I recently watch Dawn (78) on bluray. First time seeing it since that AB box set was released. I have warmed up to the film a lot and I can why people regard it as a classic. Originally I wasn't crazy about it, but I'm definitely liking it a lot more now. I plan to visit the other cuts off the AB DVD set, which I have never done. I believe all I have ever seen is the theatrical and director's cut. Still not sure it tops Day as my favorite, but I'll wait until I watch the Day bluray to decide on that.
I still love the remake but as I've always said, they are two very different movies with the same name.
I love DAWN but I think I've overwatched it, because it's been almost a decade since I've seen it last without falling asleep before the ending.
A film I've recently re-evaluated is SILENT HILL. When I saw it at the theater I walked out pretty indifferent, but over a few years some of the visuals stayed with me. A few months back I picked it up used for a few dollars and can now say that I really like the movie.
I'm a sucker for the spooky ghost stories:
Lady in White
The Wishing Stairs (Asian)
Night of the Living Dead (original)
Evil Dead 2
Films that grew on me:
The Ninth Gate
The Shining (mini-series remake)
I'm sure there are others ...
Good Lord, did I hate The Evil Dead when I first saw it. I thought it was horrible and had the cheesiest effects I had ever seen. And this was probably in the mid-80s. For some reason I would rent it every few years to see if I changed my mind because I couldn't understand why so many people loved it so much. Each time I watched it I liked it a little bit more. I still don't love it, but think it's pretty damn fun.
Okay thinking of some movies I actually own that I was not wild about when I first saw them but now I like them a lot:
The Fifth Element
The Animal/The Hot Chick (Rob Schneider)
Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the 13th
The list of classic films I thought were good the first time 'round is shorter:
I thought The Texas Chainsaw Massacre was underwhelming.
I thought Dawn of the Dead was boring- I shut it off halfway through.
I don't know why I hated A Nightmare on Elm Street but... I did.
I thought The Exorcist was boring- I fast-forwarded it just to see the violent moments.
I spent the majority of Halloween (original, of course) doing little nervous things and paid more attention to those.
I thought Alice, Sweet Alice had no punch.
I thought Piranha was sadistic (the original).
I could only concentrate on the dated aspects of Carrie.
I thought Tenebre was schlocky.
I thought The Brood was too gross and the music score sucked.
I yawned during Hellraiser.
I spent the majority of It's Alive and Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer looking around the empty room for someone to tell me why they were so critically acclaimed.
I thought The Shining was 2 hours too long.
Just Before Dawn bored me.
Alien bored me.
I thought Deep Red was boring.
The only thought I had on The Crazies was that it was boring.
I had no idea what was going on in The Howling.
Last House on the Left (original) didn't make me think anything.
I used to hate Return of the Living Dead because I was sick as a dog the first time I watched it.
And the only Fulci film which didn't leave me steaming angry (like: ready to crack the DVD in half) at the finish was House by the Cemetery.
The list of films that worked on me the very first time I watched them:
An American Werewolf in London
Films I thought were better when I first saw them than I do now:
Night of the Living Dead
The Thing (1982)
The Amityville Horror
House by the Cemetery
Eaten Alive (Hooper)
Films which I now think are slightly better than I did when I first saw them:
The Serpent and the Rainbow
Evil Dead II
Christmas Evil (You Better Watch Out)
God Told Me To
Hello, Mary Lou: Prom Night II
I can easily say that every Kubrick film I see gets better with every repeat viewing. I distinctly remember seeing 2001 when I was about 14 and hating it so much. Now I consider it to be one of the best films I have ever seen. But, even the films that I liked the first time around, like Shining, have developed a deeper understanding every time.
I also find that most of Polanski's films get better with repeat viewings. I hated Rosemary's Baby when I first saw it at around 16. Now it's one of my favorites. If memory serves correctly, The Tenant was the only film of his that I truly loved from first site.
And, while I don't think that this is fair, my first exposure to The Good, The Bad and The Ugly was on television back in the 70s. I thought it was an incoherent mess. Just try to imagine what the shoot-out in the "arena" would be like in Pan & Scan
And, while I liked Starship Troopers and Fifth Element the first times that I saw them. I didn't really "get" either of them until the second viewing.
The Departed... Watchmen
I hated THE FIFTH ELEMENT when I first saw it,now I rather enjoy it as a sort of "Heavy Metal" type pop comic.
Waxwork 2: Lost in Time
Night of the Living Dead (1990)
Shaun of the Dead
Killer Klowns from Outer Space
House of 1000 Corpses
Escape from L.A.
Films that have lessened on second viewings:
Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
I couldn't deal with Detention (2011) on my first viewing. It left me with a big fat wtf?
Re-watched it recently and it went down smoothly. It's a very special movie for sure, but all the recent (2010) pop culture references made the film look dated already.
- a film about a guy who takes over a drive-in that plays nature films, this movie has alot of lies going on, from the title to the VHS cover, wouldn't be surprised if this was the old Pitchfork Massacre!
Terror on Tour (1980)
- after other viewings the performance by the Soup Nazi broke through to me, I also liked the bands lengthy jam toward the final act.
There are a number of films i couldnt get into because they were unavailable in the UK for so long and had to make do with far less than watchable bootleg VHS tapes. I struggled through bad bootlegs of Texas Chainsaw Massacre(original), Evil Dead, Zombie Flesh Eaters(cut and pan & scan uuuuughhhh) and The Exorcist. Burial Ground and Zombie Holocaust were so badly cut as to make them inconprehensible. I now have all these movies on Blu ray and love them. Just goes to show what a nice watchable transfer(not including Burial Ground) and a complete print can do for a horror flick.