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Discussion in 'General' started by Colin, Aug 19, 2020.
Caught the trailer a couple weeks back but totally forgot to post about it here. I'm extremely stoked for Possessor! Big fan of Antiviral, so can't wait to see Brandon Cronenberg's follow-up and it looks like it won't disappoint!
I have a few of his movies on my list to see. I read about this one a while ago and the premise seemed good so I will pass on watching the trailer.
So there's a "screener" copy of this floating around.
There's so many deep layers of ideas going on that it seems like it would have worked better as a mini series than a single movie. It feels very much like a 90's David Cronenberg movie brought up to date and that's not a bad thing. I'm more a fan of his early, less ambitious work but if you're into his later stuff then you'll probably love this. I wanted more of some aspects of it and less of others, so it seemed a bit uneven... feels like there should be a director's cut with either 15 mins less or 20 mins more footage.
Definitely very nicely shot though and very gory in just enough of the right places. I wish Argento had had a movie making son with this much talent.
Finally got to watching the trailer! I'd seen the poster pop up a few times on the web and it looked creepy. Funny you mention Argento as I thought of him while watching the trailer.
I'll try and get a hold of a copy to watch soon as my interest has definitely increased now.
I noticed it was uploaded back in April.
Had no idea it was leaked.
Gonna give it a watch tonight.
Glad Brandon have taken over the torch, after David got all pretentious, and stopped making horror.
I noticed it at the time but after reading a few reviews decided to skip it, having not spotted the director. It wasn't until last week when someone was telling me their top 2 movies of the year were this and Blood Machines that I went looking again after being so impressed with Blood Machines.
The "screener" version has text over the image so it might be worth waiting a few weeks to see if a better version appears. Also in some of the reviews it mentioned explicit full frontal male nudity which I don't remember seeing at all, so maybe the screener version isn't complete (it definitely didn't seem cut for violence at least) or maybe I just blacked out that memory. Or maybe some of those fast edits of close up knife thrusts got some people confused, haha.
I'm visiting my Mom this week and there's an Alamo Drafthouse about 5 miles away playing this tomorrow, so I'll probably head out and check this out.
I'm interested in seeing this as well but the nearest theater that's playing it is nearly 100 miles away and I don't make long road trips to see movies anymore. Hopefully it will come to a closer theater in the near future.
It's available for streaming/download now.
They're listing it as "Possessor Uncut" and during the intro it somewhat cryptically says "The following film has not been modified from its original version. Possessor Uncut"
It's 46 seconds longer than the screener version and only 40 seconds of that is accounted for with the extra company logos at the start, so there could potentially be a few seconds extra in the movie itself.
Finally sat down to watch this on Monday. It was actually a lot better than I was expecting. I wasn't following the film so I pretty much went in blind expecting it to be kind of artsy. It's story was pretty engaging though and kept me mostly interested throughout. I didn't love the lead, but that was moreso her character and this sort of addiction she's struggling with and keeping to herself as it ultimately seems worth the risk to her from what I could gather. This is also where a lot of the darker and disturbing aspects of this story come to light.
Also, the gore looks quite realistic in the few scenes it shows up. When it does it's highly effective. I was impressed.
May get the dvd this Tuesday at Walmart it'll be 9.96 but dunno if it'll be uncut version? They also have the bluray as well 14.96.
This is definitely one of the better movies, that I've seen in a while.
I love Cronenberg' s earlier movies, and I'm glad that Brandon continues the tradition, while also making it in his own style.
And damn, does it deliver some shocking violence.
The gore felt like out of a Fulci/Argento movie at times.
Hard to talk about the movie, without spoiling stuff