PSA Horror fans rare and brilliant – Film4 12:15 tonight
michael mans flawed and underrated classic
gabriel byrne, ian mackellan, jurgen prochnow
and nazis getting their just desserts, its a bit of a mess the Tangerine Dream soundtrack adds to a mesmerising film
id love to see a proper directors cut, sadly you cant even buy it on DVD, ill be recording this to replace my ex-rental vhs copy!
Posted 5 years agobreakneckspeedMember
Kimbers – ta for the heads up – just watched this – good story line (although tempeted to read the book) & plenty of tension – but could of done with a few more $ spent on it – loving the 80’s special effects – but is it not just a scary version of The Mummy #I’mnotbarrynormanPosted 5 years agosamuriMember
Just bought the kindle version of the book.
I’ll not bother with the hardback version just yet.Posted 5 years ago
I watched it yesterday after recording it, its deleted now thankfully. Tedious tedious film.
+1 what a load of shite
Talk about cliched 80s tosh the heroine looked like something out of the Bangles and the ‘malevolent presence’ was about as threatening as a Space Hopper. Combine this with lots of slo-mo and dry ice it was like a one hour 30 min Ultravox video
Utter crap imhoPosted 5 years agopackerMember
Apparently the film was originally planned by Mann to be over 3 hours long, but the studio released their own 2 hour hatchet job which pretty much makes no sense at all.Posted 5 years ago
There has been talk of a directors cut for a long time but it has not happened yet… fingers crossed it will as it would be a great film if it made sense!
Enthusiasm reignited I purchased the graphic novel. The foreward by F. P Wilson makes interesting reading. He hated the film and said that it resembled his novel in name only. The film “ripped out the heart” of his writing and displayed a “hollow carcass”.
You won’t see the DVD because Mann is holding it up – he thinks it’s a load of sh1te as well.
So, as I said – it would benefit from a remake! The original is for fans only.
Posted 5 years ago
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