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John Byrne
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Posted: 30 July 2019 at 2:34pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

My much anticipated Blu-Ray copy of QUATERMASS AND THE PIT (1967) just arrived. Know what Iím doing tonight!
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Posted: 30 July 2019 at 2:48pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Oh, wow -- bluray! Anxious to know how that looks...!
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Gorgeous transfer! Seen this film dozens of times, but never so clean and crisp!
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Ah, that's so great. I can't wait to see it!
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SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER VERSE (2018)

Felt a bit like a newbie watching this one, not having read any Spider-Man comics since before the time of Miles Morales or Spider-Gwen (ugh!). However, I did enjoy watching it. It is, above all else, FUN.
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SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER VERSE (2018)

I only watched it for the first time a few weeks ago. I thought it was a lot of fun, as well. Visually stunning. I'd definitely watch it again. 


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I also found SPIDER-VERSE fun. As Marvelís first DC movie. Not a whisper of what Stan and Steve created.

Remember when Marvel fans used to mock DC for their multiple universes and seemingly endless alternate versions of the characters? Marvel was SO much better than that!

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X - THE UNKNOWN (1956)

Dean Jagger is the token American star in this typical low budget but very earnest Hammer sci-fi outing. Intelligent script, the first for Hammer by Jimmy Sangster, almost manages to overcome the rather dumb basic premise of intelligent radioactive mud from 2000 miles down attacking the surface world.

Unusually grim as the story kills a kid and the comedy relief!

According to what Iíve read this was intended to be Hammerís first original Quatermass outing, but Nigel Kneale didnít want anybody else writing his characters.

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MASH (1969)

So far removed from the book I find I can enjoy it as itís own thingólike it takes place on different days from the ones reported by Richard Hooker.

One of only two Robert Altman movies I actually enjoy.

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20th anniversary of:

THE SIXTH SENSE (1999)

For me, the only M. Night Shyamalan film that matters.  Eerie, thoughtful, sensitive, expertly directed and wonderfully acted.  Yes, we all see the twist coming a mile away now, and the ending has always been a little too pat for my tastes, but the whole is still incredibly effective.  Every time I watch it, I usually think, "I'm not gonna fall for this again, am I?"  And I always do.  I can't deny this is a damned-good supernatural thriller.

Then he kept making movies after this!



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I did not see it coming at my first viewing. Only when Crowe starting flashing back near the end did I realize.

Of course, the clues are all there, and obvious when you know where to look on repeat viewings. 

Still ellicits a mood, though. As you said, eerie and thoughtful with great direction and acting. 

I also enjoyed UNBREAKABLE for many of the same reasons. 


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John Harrison
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The Last Detail 1973 probably one of Jack's more underrated movies from the 70's



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