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A Werner Herzog documentary:


"So in the end it remains advisable to accept whatever comes, to behave like an inert mass even if one feels oneself being swept away, not to be lured into a single unneccesary step, to regard others with the gaze of an animal, to feel no remorse, in short to crush with one's own hand any ghost of life that subsists, that is, to intensify the final quiet of the grave still further and let nothing beyond that endure." ---Franz Kafka, Resolutions
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I finally saw Imprint by Takashi Miike, the first work of his I have ever seen. I highly recommend it if you can stomach it, since it is pretty gruesome. Also, a little Billy Drago is always welcome.

It really helped to rinse the bad taste left by Cigarette Burns and The Dreams in the Witch-House.

I also saw the new version of It. It is much better than the 1990 miniseries, but it was too long and not scary enough. Oh, and Tim Curry was a far better Pennywise.

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For Miike I'd recommend Bird People In China, Audition (pretty nasty but deserves the acclaim), Great Yokai War and Visitor Q. But he's got hundreds of films and sadly he seems to be doing whatever is commercially viable for the last several years.

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Two more from Miike.
Fudoh: The New Generation (1996) and Dead or Alive (1999), the first one. The DoA sequels get very strange.
For Dead Of Alive, even just the opening ten minutes - unbelievable!
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I finally saw The Shout (1978). A strong, smart, literate and effective supernatural chiller. Recommended for those looking for films similar to Picnic at Hanging Rock or Whistle and I'll Come to You.

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Glad you liked it.

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For Miike I'd recommend Bird People In China, Audition (pretty nasty but deserves the acclaim), Great Yokai War and Visitor Q. But he's got hundreds of films and sadly he seems to be doing whatever is commercially viable for the last several years.
I'd also strongly recommend: Ichi the Killer, 13 Assassins, Happiness of the Katakuris.

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Gozu.
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For Miike's fans, I recommend checking out Box from 3 Extremes.


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DUNE

I avoided watching this for years because Lynch seemed to hate it, I thought Sting was the main character, I don't like deserts and the only clips I had seen were of the big brain creature and the baron.

Wasn't expecting much, but HUGE HUGE HUGE surprise! There's a lot wrong with it but damn, there's a lot of great looking stuff in here, Toto are surprisingly great, Kyle MacLachlan and Sean Young look amazing, most of the special effects and settings look better than sci-fi films today, the worms emerging from the sand look convincingly massive, love all the whispery and dreamy scenes.

I like this better than Bladerunner, Metropolis, 2001, Star Wars, Alien films and any big sci-fi film I can think of right now. But it's hard to experience some of those films as fresh as I got Dune, they're weighed down by their pop culture legacies.

I actually don't think Jodorowsky's version would have been better, it would probably be an even bigger mess with fewer good parts (although the soundtrack probably would have been better).

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Shaw Brothers. This is full of interesting mythology and places importance on poems and nuances of language, so it doesn't help that the subtitles on the 88 Films version seem very off the mark. I may have found it difficult to follow even with accurate subtitles though.

It falls into the gothic category even more than Hex did. There's some really dodgy special effects with the enlarging man and I'm not sure if the Abbott & Costello reactions are supposed to be funny.
I liked the mythology, magic and the foggy grassy graveyard. Wish there was much more of the mountain scenery that was seen at the start.

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