Night Of The Intruder (R2)

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  1. Hellbilly

    Hellbilly Active Member

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    Also known as Intruder aka Night Crew: The Final Checkout.

    For some weird reason I never got around watching this. Finally picked up the R2 Dragon reissue the other day and gave it a spin ....

    Plot: A psychotic murderer stalks an all-night convenience store.
    Heh, there isn't really much to add because that basically sums it all up pretty well.

    It's the one-by-one routine we are all so familiar with. Don't expect any mind-boggling plot twists or Oscar-worthy performances here (except for that one "stoner dude" he was kinda funny), it's more or less solid standard.
    It's all about the killings anyway and heck, they absolutely rock!
    They are all done in a bloody & gory fashion (the killer uses butcher knifes, axes, power tools, hooks etc with the effects provided by the KNB fx group) and should satisfy any gorehound. There's also some inventive editing and camerawork, and watch out for that Bruce Campbell cameo near the end.
    I had fun watching this. Intruder didn't reinvent the slasher genre but it's good entertainment.

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    This much sought after title will probably never see a (unrated) DVD release in the US at all, unless Paramount (?) sells the rights or something. So, this might be your only chance to watch this cult flick on DVD in it's entirely.
    Dragon Enterainment presents Intruder in full screen - transfer ain't great but not bad either. There's some color bleeding (red) which is kinda distracting but nothing your fine-tuning on your TV couldn't handle. For more details on A/V check out gunner's excellent review right here.
    Extras include two short films by director Scott Spiegel. They are fun to watch, the first one, "Torro! Torro! Torro! features yet another cameo by Bruce Campbell.
    Also included: Theatrical Trailer (English), bio's, slideshow and two deleted scenes.
     
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  2. Hellbilly

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    Eh, where's the Intruder love? :eek2:
     
  3. Nice review Hellbilly!

    I have never seen this movie uncut, and now that I am finally region free, it is on my must buy list!

    Keep up the good work.
     
  4. speanroc

    speanroc I WANNA BAN

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    intuder is great , i have the uncut jap tape...

    KNB rules
     
  5. h8sh8

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    It's cool just for seeing Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell, Ted Raimi, and Greg Nicotero all in the same movie - though never in the same scene I noticed.
     
  6. Agent Z

    Agent Z "Get to the river...

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    Thanks to a "Hell"lacious Hook-up, I finally caught this baby a few days ago. I am not a big fan of slashers...nor am I a big gorehound...but, for some reason, this film worked for me. Maybe it was the heroine, Elizabeth Cox, who couldn't cry-act her way out of a wet paper grocery bag. Maybe it was the shopping cart cam. Maybe it was seeing Sam Raimi get knocked around.

    It was probably the cheese factor. This supermarket of horror is stocked full of all sorts of cheese....and it was all so tasty. :p

    And this has the same Danny Hicks ("Bill") as was in Evil Dead II ("Jake")!?! Barely recognizable here......boy must have lost some weight!

    Interesting tidbits from imdb:

    "The "head in one hand, sandwich in the other" speech was previously used in Raising Arizona (1987).

    The song that Randy ('Raimi, Sam' ) sings was also featured in _Evil Dead, The (1982)_ , directed by Raimi."
     
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    ekent The Lord's Arm of Justice

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    I love this movie! This to me is easily the best acting performance of Sam Raimi. A rare 80's treat.
     
  8. Cujo108

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    I've had this DVD for a good while now, as Intruder is one of my top 5 favorite slashers of all time, and I simply had to own it uncut. The gore is simply outstanding, the most notable scene being with the bandsaw. Seeing this film cut is a major disservice to both the film and the viewer. Also, I love the grocery store setting. Really sweet idea to have a slasher set there. The ending is also one of my favorites. An unfortunate turn of events, but a killer ending!

    I wish I knew if this gem was shot in widescreen or not, but as this DVD is fullscreen, I'm hoping it wasn't.
     
  9. gorelover

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    Got this release too and I agree with Hellbilly's opinion on both the movie and the transfer. Well worth watching...and owning. :cool:

    -gl
     
  10. Katatonia

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    It's a great DVD. I watched in about two weeks ago for the second time. The two short films included are a hoot to watch! One of Dragon's better quality DVD releases, and I have quite a few of 'em. :evil:
     
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    It`s out in the uk on dvd UNCUT by the looks of it, wouldn`t mind seeing this one sometime soon.
     
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    I saw an ad for it in a UK 'zine I looked through last week in a store. No clue what the specs are though.
     
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  16. Argh, I'm looking forward to this, but my order has been 'awaiting stock' for a while now.
     

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