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So another run of a muck 70s Slasher flick about a Japanese's guy who brutally murders people with his samurai sword. There are some Meany flaws to start with and a very poorly done idea. I have said it before and I will say it again I hate Slasher flicks to me there not that good or original. This movie was made likely because of the success of Halloween.
The plot begins on August 10 in a California drive-in theatre, and concerns a killer on the loose, with the victims beheaded with a large sword. Two police are sent to investigate the killings, and question the owner of the drive in and his "assistant", and a local peeping Tom, before going undercover to catch the killer themselves.
The story sounds cool but it's poorly done with errors and flaws and all that stuff. The acting is nothing good sometimes it's strong other times very bad and annoying. The special effects are very fake but there the only thing that keep you watching with all the death scenes. Music, editing, all that stuff Poor okay.
Here are some facts I found.
The poster featured the following warning: "DRIVE-IN MASSACRE has been deemed by an independent film board to be too terrifying for viewing by the average theatre patron. For this reason, it is suggested that those of you with severe emotional disorders or chronic coronary dysfunction NOT see this movie. The risk is entirely yours."
The original video release also includes the theatrical trailer, in which the title is misspelled as Drive In Masacre. This was retitled 'Drive In Killer' for its West German release
The title is shown as though it were written in letters on the marquee of an actual drive in theatre.
Overall my final verdict is not recommended but if you like horrors go right ahead.
Another for Bethann E
Hayao Miyazaki in his young days? Funny he still has that amazing talent he days these days but his first feature length film is genus... He is still without a doubt my fav director ever and I don't think people could argue with my saying. If you hate Hayao Miyazaki or Studio Ghibli you must be stupid.
I would truly agree if someone said it was one of the greatest Adventure of Heist films ever made but I can deny when I say it doesn't live up to the TV show in terms of some aspects (But nothing negative after that). But no-less it's the most well-known Lupin the 3rd film.
After pulling off a heist at a Monaco Casino, Lupin and Jigen soon discovered that they just stole counterfeit money, which gives Lupin an idea on what their next job should be. So they set off for Cagliostro, a small European nation that's known for the Goat Bill Counterfeiting. When they entered the country, they saw a Girl in a car being chased by another car with a group of thugs. Lupin & Jigen tailed them, and got rid of the thugs, Lupin prevents the Bride from falling from a cliff, but he fell and broke the Bride's fall. The Girl left but was captured by another group of thugs. Jigen checked if Lupin was alright, Lupin got up, only to discover that the Girl left him a ring. Which he remember seeing sometime in the past.
The Story is pretty much Flawless like in all of Miyazaki's films and the way he tells it is still amazing (still it's funny and everything). The way I would rank his films...
1. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
2. Castle in the Sky
3. Princess Mononoke
4. Howl's Moving Castle
5. The Castle of cagliostro
6. Spirited Away
7. My Neighbour Totoro
8. Porco Rosso
9. Kiki's Delivery Service
Their all prefect and each one of them I would give a 90% or more. The Story to this is great but again it doesn't live up to the TV show in terms of story-wise but no-less I liked it... Entertaining and funny ECT.
The Voice acting is great and I have never seen the English dub but it has all the cast members from the show. The Animation is fantastic looking (I see the Disney influence their) but old yes... Still spectacular to look at along with the settings and Music ECT.
Here are some facts I found.
The 100-minute film was produced in four months (July-November 1979).
Hayao Miyazaki would go on to direct two episodes of Rupan sansei: Part II ("Albatross: Wings of Death" and the finale "Farewell My Beloved Lupin") under the name of Tereki Tsutomu, before finally leaving TV animation (and the "Lupin III" franchise).
Lupin provides a bilingual calling-card for the Count, which holds printing in Japanese and French. The Japanese text shows Lupin's name, while the French text reads "Seigneur le Volupteur! Veux voler votre fiancée. Je me presenterai prochainement." (meaning: "Lord Hedonist! I want to steal your fiancée. I will arrive shortly.").
The film was initially a flop in Japan as it set a lighter, more cartoonish tone than normally seen in the manga; however, it achieved classic status through reruns and re-releases. In contrast, in the U.S.A. it achieved incredible popularity, where the film's DVD had more sales than Rupan sansei: Part II DVD.
Because the film had such a tight production schedule (production took only four months), Hayao Miyazaki claimed he had to alter the script in post-production to complete the film on time for release. He has never revealed what his original scripted idea was ever since, and has only expressed dissatisfaction with the completed film.
The remastered Manga Entertainment Region 1 DVD release in 2006 features an edited opening titles sequence that uses stills from the animation. This was apparently done at the request of TMS to remove the Japanese-language titles and credits.
Overall excellent is all I can say, and I might re-viste to a 100% later on. My final verdict is highly recommended and I hope you like this Bethann!
I think Right now I'm writing this review for an RT user named Bethann E..... Who is ALWAYS INTERESTED in my reviews! Amazing, out of everyone? But anyway I am writing this for her I guess.
Directed by Claudio Fragasso who would go into to direct the infamous Troll 2, Brings us this interesting Zombie film with Porn Actor Jeff Stryker and shot on the same sets as Zombi 3 directed by Lucio Fulci. It's kind of like a stylish tribute to old Zombie films but with poor results. Anyway I first saw After Death on a Japanese VHS like many before it's DVD release here in Australia (Still good for my collection).
A woman goes back to the island where her parents were killed. They had been working on a cure for cancer and accidentally raised the dead by angering a voodoo priest. With the woman is a group of mercenaries and they meet up with some other researchers. They raise the dead again and all hell breaks loose.
It has a rather standard Story and half way into the flick it's like Night of the Living Dead and I didn't really understand or like the ending.... But isn't never boring and it never lacks plenty of violence. The acting is okay and as Jeff Stryker would point out he would have done better if Claudio spoke English and gave better direction... But overall 50/50 in the film.
The Special Effects are rather standard but impressive for their time and I can't argue with the result, the ending death was amazing, The opening soundtrack was great. Some extremely nice shots of the jungle and ECT.
Here are some facts I found.
Shot on the same set's as the years previous production of Zombi 3 after the film failed at the Italian box-office and they decided to re-use them for a cheaper film.
Overall it's not as bad as I have been told... Slow sometimes yeah but still worth viewing and it's easily available on DVD. My final verdict is recommended.