prince of darkness

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  1. mcchrist

    mcchrist A new breed of pervert!

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    Prince of Darkness is Carpenter's most frightening film, IMO. However, watch it alone because it does walk the razor's edge of mediocrity, and the slightest distraction from a friend, loved one, other can really ruin the atmosphere.
     
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    Is there any info as to a new release of this title? I am dying to see it, but I can't seem to find a copy anywhere! :mad:
     
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    One of my all-time favourite movies, the first time I watched Prince of Darkness I was left breathless. I found the film genuinely frightening - this is definitely an intelligent horror film that stands up to repeated viewings.
     
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    Thanks guys... but I only have a region 1 player. Any rumours/news on a region 1 release?
     
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    Just rewatched this today and I still don't get all the love. I don't hate it, but it's nowhere near the top of the Carpenter heap. To me, They Live is the late 80s underappreciated Carpenter masterpiece.
     
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    I was also one of the foolish ones who did not like this on the first viewing, but have since revisited it many times and absolutely love it. It is probably Carpenter's third best after Halloween and The Fog, and would land on my top ten to fifteen top horror movies of all time.
     
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    I must seriously be the only guy on here that does not like POD at all.
     
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    Don't worry, you are. :D
     
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    wago70 Surviving on nostalgia

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    What I remember most about seeing this in the theaters in 1987 was walking out to our cars feeling so horribly depressed about the state of mankind and fearing we were headed into the same direction as in the film within a few years.
    I was pretty freaked and just couldn't shake that horrible feeling for days.
     
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    I also think this is one of Carpenter's better films. It left me with a feeling of dred that not many films have. It's not his best, but I would include it in his top 5 films.
     
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    For me, this was one of the strongest movie going experiences I have ever had. It wasn't that the movie was particularly scary. In fact, I'd say parts of it are really poorly executed. Death by bicycle?

    However, I saw it with a group of friends and we knew just enough about physics and religion to make the conversation afterwards completely terrifying. So, while I can't praise it as a well crafted film, I can definitely say that it ended up being one of the scariest and most thought provoking experiences I have had.
     
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    I really enjoyed the ending to Prince of Darkness, as well as the "transmissions" idea that they used to warn those in the present of their impending doom.

    However, I would have worked a whole hell of a lot harder to get out of that closet if I was that guy.
     
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    Prince of Darkness vs. In the Mouth of Madness.

    Fite!
     
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    Hey cool avatar Novosibirsk. SOM rule! \m/
     
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    For me POD wins hands down, JC made one more classic the following year, and then nothing special anymore. Hope he hasn't lost it completely, Scope frame with the wide and long shots, would love his next projects to have some of the past glory. Hopes aren't too high though, so much has changed in filmmaking since his heyday, fear new cinematic 'requirements' such as speed (and more recently the trendy couleur correction craze) have become predominant.
     
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    Prince of Darkness

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  19. bigdaddyhorse

    bigdaddyhorse Detroit Hi-on

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    I'm gonna get shit for this, but I have to go with Mouth of Madness. I love P.O.D., don't get me wrong, I even imported the French dvd to get 5.1 and a couple extra features (and a book I can't read), but Mouth just works on every level for me. It's in my top 3-4 Carpenter films ever, probably in 2 behind The Thing! Yes I remember Halloween and Escape from NY are also Carpenter, so probably give it the 3 spot behind The Thing and Escape from NY.
    "Do you read Sutter Kane?":D
     
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    +1 for In the Mouth of Madness
     

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