Nightmare Cinema (New Horror Anthology w/ Joe Dante)

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  1. Workshed

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    No release date yet.

    more here:

    http://io9.gizmodo.com/five-horror-directors-including-gremlins-joe-dante-ar-1817171482
     
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    Outside of Creepshow and (obviously) the third act of Trilogy of Terror, I'm not a fan of the anthology format. Different stories have a disjointed feel outside of the wrap around attempt and tend to pull me out of the movie experience. Of course I hope this turns out to be something special but we will have to wait and see.
     
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    "...but the movie’s press release notes that plans are already afoot to create a TV series after the film,
    inspired by horror anthology shows like Tales From the Crypt."

    Great news!
    Been a long time since we had a proper horror anthology show on TV.
    And I think the format works better for the small screen.
     
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    So this came out last week? Early reviews seem promising.
     
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    Any idea what's on the Blu Ray? I can't seem to find any reviews.
     
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    I couldn't finish this one. It just felt really cliche with boring characters and so-so stories. I only watched the first two stories before giving up and turning it off. I'd heard positive comments which is why I thought I'd give it a try in the first place but it wasn't my cup of tea.
     
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    I saw it on VOD last summer, but didn't realize there was a thread.

    It's an anthology with five segments. I loved the first, it's easily the best of the five. I haven't seen the director's feature Juan Of The Dead, but it made me want to seek it out.

    The other four were just okay. The only one I didn't like at all was the fourth, directed by David Slade. To be honest, I'm struggling to remember it. I do remember the third segment is pretty wild and gory (director of Midnight Meat Train and No One Lives). Mick Garris directed the final segment, which is a decent if cliched story but poorly made.

    All I remember about the wraparound is that it took place in an old LA theater (I think the Rialto in South Pasadena if I recall, which was the exterior in the opening of Scream 2) and Mickey Rourke was in it.

    It's definitely a fair watch, but nothing worth owning. At least watch the first segment if you can, which is super fun.
     
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    The reviews above are disheartening, I have the blu I brought it as it was quite cheap and had such a glowing review on Dread Central. I've not watched it yet and will go in now with more caution, Hey I might enjoy it more now my expectations have been lowered.
     
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    What supplements are on it?
     
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    I know you posted this two years ago, but you should really check out the 1945 British horror anthology Dead of Night. Top notch stuff. TCM usually runs it during October, so if you have that channel you can see it for free.
     
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    I've nor opened it yet, but nothing is noted on the back sleeve.
     
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    Thanks. I was hoping Garris had contributed something like a commentary. He's usually good for stuff like that. Even the weaker Masters of Horror episodes offered some interesting insights into the artists who made them and what they'd been attempting, even if it hadn't quite worked out how they planned. Reviews on this have been pretty mediocre, but some supplements would have made me consider picking it up.
     
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    I watched the blu ray last night, it's special features free, unless you call subtitles a special feature!

    The first story was strong, it was fun, very gory and had a nice little twist, the second story wasn't bad either, but unfortunately after that it went down hill, the third was om, the fourth story was awful, awful awful, after that turd I pretty much zoned out, the fifth could have been better than I thought, I'd lost interest by then. The wraparound is pretty poor as well, the ''character'' is non existent after the first story, did they forget to add him in???? But is there from the second on in, but doesn't really add anything.

    As a whole I was pretty disappointed, I'm certainly not sure how the reviewer from Dread Cental could call this 'the greatest anthology ever'!
     

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