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  • Premier Icon kimbers
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    The keep

    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!

    deluded
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    kimbers,

    Good shout. Excellent film.

    I’ve noticed you’ve got impeccable taste in books and films. I sense you’re a bit of a scifi / fantasy geek like me. 😀

    Read the book by F. Paul Wilson – really good. It’s a film that screams for a remake.

    Kevevs
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    good call. thanks. big fan of his films, not seen this one

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    Apparently its on Netflix for streaming for those in bed by midnight!

    cynic-al
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    Will give this a record.

    bigbloke
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    at work but record set now , good shout.

    Premier Icon Nobby
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    Good call, Sky+ set.

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    starting now!

    dobo
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    Any zombies?

    boxfish
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    My 3 year old daughter will wake me up by 7am. Is The Keep worth waiting up until 3.15am to watch?

    user-removed
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    No. But my opinion of the film (and I do love horror) has likely been coloured by trying to calm a newborn baby throughout.

    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’mnotbarrynorman

    GregMay
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    Book first or film?

    deluded
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    Book then film. Man’s film is very much an abridged version.

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    nickdavies – Member
    Apparently its on Netflix for streaming for those in bed by midnight!

    I can’t find it on Netflix. Are you in USA?

    allthepies
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    Just watched it.

    Errrrrr……..

    (it’s pretty poor)

    codybrennan
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    I seem to remember reading a graphic novel a while back with what sounds like exactly this plot.

    Fairly sure it was also called “The Keep”.

    Same thing?

    GregMay
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    Cool, book on the Kindle spent most of the morning reading it! Very good so far.

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    not seen it for years,will stay up and watch,long weekend Wahoooo

    samuri
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    Just bought the kindle version of the book.

    I’ll not bother with the hardback version just yet.
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0688006264/sr=1-1/qid=1354452839/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=&qid=1354452839&seller=&sr=1-1

    nbt
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    missed it. might keep an eye out for repeat showings

    GregMay
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    Mainlined the book over the weekend in one sitting (multiple coffee trips). Very good, quite enjoyed it. Now to find the film!

    GregMay
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    In short…I found the film very hard to watch due to the over use of 80’s slowmo. Frustratingly so.

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    I got about 30 mins in and pressed the delete button… it was rubbish.

    bigbloke
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    I watched it yesterday after recording it, its deleted now thankfully. Tedious tedious film.

    grievoustim
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    It is a tad odd and nonsensical

    I watched it from a film geek POV cos it’s directed by Michael Mann

    Apparantly it was filmed in a disused quarry (village and exterior of the keep) and disused mine (inside the keep) near betws y coed

    rocketman
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    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 imho

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    ill admit that its a bit of a mess, but not tedious!

    a proper remastered directors cut would be nice

    packer
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    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.
    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!

    rocketman
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    I would imagine the producers would’ve committed suicide if they’d had to sit through 3 hours of Tangerine Dream

    bigbloke
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    “sadly you cant even buy it on DVD”…………..because its tedious 😆

    deluded
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    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.

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