Comment on the Track the Films You Watch Thread: 2006

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  1. X-human

    X-human I ate my keys

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    I watched the Turkish Kilink trilogy put out by the same film maker and it's terrific stuff, I'm hooked. I picked up the Mondo Macabro double feature of Deathless Devil but I haven't watched it yet. Xploited Cinema has the Kilink series and I highly recommend it.

    I'm addicted to Mondo Macabro, I've bought all their releases since seeing Lady Terminator and I haven't looked back. I think I'm in love.
     
  2. rhett

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    Glad you liked it, Bryan. I am so glad Blue Underground gave us the great release of it that they did. I actually just lent it out to a friend along with DRESSED TO KILL to make for a double feature so it's funny you mention that!
     
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    Turkish Kilink sounds like fun. Thanks for the recommendation! and yes, I really dig Mondo Macabro. I have four of their releases and I'm trying to get the rest as soon as possible. Great company :)

    I still feel a bit ashamed for not having watched Bird any sooner but hey, better late than never. Going to check out all the extras on the Bird DVD soonish :)
     
  4. RyanPC

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    Wow, I'm glad I'm not the only one who noticed that. :lol:

    Bird is a fantastic movie!
     
  5. indiephantom

    indiephantom Horny Spirit

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    :p Hey Bigdaddy, what's the deal with the Colin Farrell vid? Is it him and some hookers? If it's funnier than Tom Sizemore's I'm there.

    Speaking of Colin Farrell...Rhett, I see you enjoyed "The New World". I've been too busy to get a chance to take it in yet, but in the next couple of weeks hopefully.
     
  6. bigdaddyhorse

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    I haven't watched Sizemore's yet as it didn't interest me much and looked kinda depressing more than anything.
    My GF actually asked me to dl the Colin tape as she was interested in seeing it. It's him and Playboy playmate Nicole Narain, who, according to Colin, "is so fucking hot. You're so fucking hot, so fucking hot!" :lol: :lol: :lol:
    He must say that to her at least 15 times in the 15 minutes. Bad camera work (they're doing it themselves, and often focued on a foot or something. At one point near the end Colin says something like "this will be the worst amatuer porn tape ever, but I don't fucking care").
    No stroke value, but funny as hell and worth a look.
    You can get it here, or just look at a few screens in the description.
    {Note to the mods. I'm not positive if it's cool to post links to porn here, and I don't want to get this thread moved. So if the link isn't cool please feel free to edit/delete it, or PKM me and I'll do it. I'm just trying to be helpful to others who might want to see this.}.
     
  7. indiephantom

    indiephantom Horny Spirit

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    Sounds hilarious. :lol: Couldn't get anything off that link, but I may look around for it. I want to see what Colin considers "so fucking hot." :)
     
  8. bigdaddyhorse

    bigdaddyhorse Detroit Hi-on

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    Ahhh, the link probably only works for anyone who's signed onto empornium.us.
    I'm sure it's all over the torrent sites, P2P programs, and newsgroups by now, should be easy to find.
     
  9. indiephantom

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    thanks for the tip. Just out of curiousity, what's that rating system you're using for your tracked films?
     
  10. bigdaddyhorse

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    It's not a rating, but notes to myself on how and what I'm watching. I figure there's no need to post a code since it explains itself to me and anyone who tries to figure it out.
    For the record, not all downloads are mine. :cool:
     
  11. indiephantom

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    :D
     
  12. rhett

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    I think it might be a combination of my love for horror movies and my utter distate for conventional, dialogue-driven films that all the films that I really seem to enjoy these days are ones told mostly in silence. Of the films I really enjoyed this year, the top three have very little dialogue at all. LAST DAYS, HIGH TENSION and THE NEW WORLD are all emblems of a new style of cinema (or at least a return to the old forms of Antonioni or even Argento) that trusts the power of the image enough to let it stand on its own. Dialogue is supplemented mostly for poetic reasons, almost never for narrative or plot concerns. When I watch movies like that it proves to me just how unique film can be as an art form, that it isn't just a novel transfered to visuals, or a painting made to move...it is something unique to itself, a new kind of way of storytelling.

    THE NEW WORLD was fresh to me in the way it presented Pocahontas as a girl who spoke without words, but more though her spirit. Malick was able to capture so much emotion just through hand gestures...he conveyed all the drama and story needed in only shots of Kilcher's expressive palms. It was such a wonderful visual experience, and saying I loved it means a lot considering I saw it in a packed theater with legions of little girls expecting Disney and many macho men expecting battle scenes. It had more walkouts than I can remember in a long time (or since I saw BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN three weeks ago), but I guess that just reinforces that it is a different kind of movie that people just aren't used to seeing on a whim. Too bad for them, but great for all of us people who appreciate cinema as an art form.

    If you do get around to seeing it, Indie, let me know what you think!
     
  13. indiephantom

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    Hey man,
    along with "Match Point", it's pretty much next on my list. I like your perspective on it all. Antonioni's "The Passenger" was at our rep house recently and I regret having missed. Saw it years ago on VHS, but that obviously doesn't cut it. I really liked "Last Days" too, but probably not as much as "Elephant" or "Gerry". Still, it creates a mood and stays with you.

    I honestly Colin Farrell is a bit like the new Russell Crowe. People may be avoiding these movies just because of his presence. But then again, most people couldn't put up with "The Thin Red Line" and I thought it was beautiful...even if the voice-over was a bit heavy-handed.
     
  14. rhett

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    Ever since THE PASSENGER was re-released at the NY Film Festival, I've been crossing my fingers that it would come here. No dice, which is a shame because I'd really love to see an Antonioni movie on the big screen. I've only seen THE PASSENGER on a washed out copy of the Japanese LD, which is at least in OAR. With this new re-release though, I'm hoping that it will eventually get a nice R1 DVD from Columbia sometime soon. Warner is supposed to be releasing ZABRISKIE POINT too, I wait with baited breath.

    Yeah, Farrell's person life seems to be eclipsing his work in films these days. Of all the bigger actors though, he is quickly cultivating quite the resume for himself, working with all these legendary directors. Saying that Terrence Malick, Robert Towne and Michael Mann are the last three directors you worked with is pretty damn impressive.

    As for the voice-over, I agree with you, although I've always liked Malick's use of voice over in his films. It is never so much story driven, but more just something that further sets the meditative mood. He uses it again in THE NEW WORLD, but far less than TTRL, and I think it works a lot better too
     
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    Hi all,

    I've been enjoying the ratings everyone's using so I've finally added my own. I'm using the Cahier du Cinema/Film Comment scale. :cool:
     
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    Rhett, I see you watched Wild Strawberries the other night. Great film. I saw it 2 years ago at a film festival my friend's friend's family puts on every year. We watched 13 movies over 3 days, 90% of which were foreign films, the other 10% being docs and classics. If you liked that, I suggest you check out (if you haven't seen these yet) Truffaut's The 400 Blows and Aki Kaurismäki's La Vie De Boheme.
     
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    big daddy,
    Wild Things 3 - worth checking out? :D
     
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    It's the first movie with a no-name cast and some slight changes. There was some O.K. nudity (body-double style) but it's just a cheap re-tread to cash in on the title.
    The second movie was pointless and this even more-so IMO.
    It's worthwhile background noise if nothing else is on cable and you don't feel like going to the dvd rack (according to Starz it won't air again til March 8th). Not worth renting or any extra effort seeking out.
     
  19. rhett

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    That sounds like one hell of a film festival. Why wasn't I invited? :p

    I did enjoy WILD STRAWBERRIES quite a bit. Bergman has a real talent for close little personal dramas, isolating his characters in these closed quarters and just letting them talk out their problems. It is always really captivating to watch, and I admire a man who can consistently tell a artistic story in 90-minutes. THE SEVENTH SEAL was a real letdown for me, and it was because of that that I had stayed away from Bergman's pre-1960 films. Since many consider STRAWBERRIES to be one of his best films, I eventually cracked and decided to give earlier Bergman another chance, and I am glad I did. I'm going to check out SMILES OF A SUMMER NIGHT soon, hopefully!

    I've seen THE 400 BLOWS, which I enjoy quite a bit. I really need to get into more Truffaut, as my friends keep reminding me. LA VIE DE BOHEME I have never heard of, but sounds interesting. What makes you enjoy it so? Is it like films of the French New Wave, or a style unto itself?

    BTW, I'd had a copy of SURF II sitting on my VHS player for close to a year now. I still haven't watched it though, but thought it was interesting that we could be discussing all these Italian art films and yet own a copy of something as low-brow as SURF II. :D
     
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    The funny thing about La Vie De Boheme is it's actually a Finnish film. It's a satire in a sense, but very funny and very original. When I first saw it I though it was a French comedy from the 1960's, because it was in French and the look of the film was of that era. And then I researched it online one day (cause I really need to get my own copy of that film) and found out it was made in 1992. The only problem is, it's not on DVD, only VHS, and fairly hard to find.

    And yes, you should check out Surf II! Haha.
     

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