BoardingHouse 30th Anniversary DVD

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  1. Zombie Dude

    Zombie Dude Well-Known Member

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    Sledgehammer's bad? I've heard people here say it's one of the better SOV films. I've wanted to check that one out soon as well.

    Boardinghouse could definitely flow better. I haven't watched the DC yet so I don't know if that makes much improvement. Guess I'll have to see.

    Those video effects were all the range back then :lol: It's probably one of the main things that makes the film feel cheap, like one of those daytime infomercial programs on bullying from the 80's.
     
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    If you think "Boardinghouse" is slow/messy, then you will wanna blow your brains out when watching "Sledgehammer". Boarding is like a Hitchcock movie in comparison ;)
    Especially since they padded out the runtime in "Sledgehammer" by having the slowest slowmotion shots in the history of movies. And often for no reason at all. The cast is also one of the worst ever put on film, even for a SOV film.
    I had to fast forward to survive the damn movie.
    "Boardinghouse" really is a masterpiece in comparision. ;)

    "Video Violence 1 & 2" and those Olaf Ittenbach films like "Black Moon" are also much more enjoyable.

    But, still, "Sledgehammer" is just one of those crazy movies you just HAVE to see once. So give it a try, you might like it better than I did. Just be ready to FF at times ;)
     
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  3. Zombie Dude

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    That's interesting to hear. I'll be cautious when I watch it then :lol:

    Haven't heard of Black Moon but I plan on watching Video Violence 1 & 2 at some stage.
     
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    I think he means Burning Moon...also released on DVD by Intervision.
     
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    Yeah, I mixed up the title with Olaf's other movie "Black Past" ;)
     
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    I love Sledgehammer.
     
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    Same here. Yeah it's terrible...but it's enjoyable SOV trash!
     
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    I knew there were people here that liked Sledgehammer! :lol:
     
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    Sledgehammer is definitely an acquired taste. You either love it or you hate it. The slow motion shots for no other reason than to pad the run time are hilarious. Most films would pick a dramatic event in the film to use slow motion, not Sledgehammer, it uses slow motion at the most random, unnecessary and WTF? times.
     
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    I actually think Sledgehammer does good use with the in-camera effects afforded by video-based production. Antonioni spent millions more for THE OBERWALD MYSTERY and his video effects aren't much better. I actually think the open-shutter stuff and slow mo during some of the attacks really create an unsettling feeling. It looks kind of rotoscoped, like a bad dream that just keeps on happening repeatedly right in front of your eyes. Boardinghouse is inept 80s fun, but I actually think a lot of Sledgehammer is legitimate filmmaking. Probably my favorite SOV flick.
     
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    Looks like Slasher//Video are having a sale at Amazon -- this and the rest of their titles are $10 a pop!
     
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    That's a steal....pick these up ASAP!
     
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    I have to confess, I'm still to watch the DC of Bordinghouse. I'm sure I'll get to it eventually but it hasn't been at the top of my 'things to do' list.

    That $10 sale is pretty decent as well. Might has to suss out what else might interest me in their catalog.
     
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    For this price, I went ahead and ordered one. This is a pressed DVD, right? No burnt DVD-R.
     
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    I have their Boardinghouse and Cemetery Sisters discs and they're pressed.
     
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    Thanks for the heads-up, Bruce. This is definitely what I was looking to spend for this. :)
     
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    So is Cemetery Sisters just a big pile of poo or what? Looks terrible.
     
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