Rate/Comment on The Church (1989)

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Rate/Comment on The Church (1989)

  1. 10

    2 vote(s)
    4.8%
  2. 9.5

    1 vote(s)
    2.4%
  3. 9

    3 vote(s)
    7.1%
  4. 8.5

    3 vote(s)
    7.1%
  5. 8

    3 vote(s)
    7.1%
  6. 7.5

    5 vote(s)
    11.9%
  7. 7

    8 vote(s)
    19.0%
  8. 6.5

    5 vote(s)
    11.9%
  9. 6

    2 vote(s)
    4.8%
  10. 5.5

    1 vote(s)
    2.4%
  11. 5

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. 4.5

    1 vote(s)
    2.4%
  13. 4

    2 vote(s)
    4.8%
  14. 3.5

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  15. 3

    2 vote(s)
    4.8%
  16. 2.5

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  17. 2

    2 vote(s)
    4.8%
  18. 1.5

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  19. 1

    2 vote(s)
    4.8%
  1. dwatts

    dwatts New Member

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    I fancied something different tonight, so I rewatched this one.

    This one grows on you after multiple viewings. Some of the imagery is really quite stunning, and the basic idea - though rather simplistic - isn't too bad.

    You can really see the connection with Demons. It is, in fact, essentially Demons set in a Church rather than a cinema, or block of flats. However, the icnonography of the Church adds some additional flavor to things. Also, Soavi's use of FX and gore are handled with a little more subtlety and flair than those earlier films.

    Failures are in the poor to not too bad dubbing, and to be honest it still drags a little too much for me at the start of the final thrid - there are just too many people of no interest trapped in the church. It oevrcomes it though with some cool setpieces.

    Keith Emerson of ELP fame, and for genre hounds from Argento's Inferno, serves up an even more bizarre and off-kilter soundtrack that really adds to the proceedings too. If that isn't enough, Radice - that old devil - hams it up as the most unlikely priest.

    Yeah - not bad this one. I've still not seen The Sect!
     
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  3. DrHerbertWest

    DrHerbertWest For Your Health

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    I gave it a 4. I was bored enough to fall asleep. TWICE.
     
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    Ash28M Active Member

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    Try watching it when you awake, It gets better.
     
  5. hots4

    hots4 Dogs In White

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    i give it a 2, i really disliked this movie.
     
  6. evildeadfan123

    evildeadfan123 Sam & Dean Winchester

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    I give it 9.5.
     
  7. tobaccoman

    tobaccoman White, Proud, and Stupid

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    I love this movie. In the "Track The Films You Watch" thread I usually rate it a 10 since I enjoy it so much, but I can see it's shortcomings and know that it's really not that good. Overall I'd give it a 7.5, which is what I'll give it in this poll. But since I love Soavi's films so much I'm disillusioned during my viewings and I see right past those flaws.
     
  8. indiephantom

    indiephantom Horny Spirit

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    I give it a 7. A young Asia is still a fine Asia.

    The film has atmosphere to burn and the AB DVD is nice.
     
  9. tobaccoman

    tobaccoman White, Proud, and Stupid

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    And statutory is still rape!
     
  10. DrHerbertWest

    DrHerbertWest For Your Health

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    Believe me, I tried.
     
  11. maskull

    maskull I finally got an avatar!!! Yay!!

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    It's not perfect but I really enjoyed it anyway. Just a beautiful looking and sounding movie with some real skin crawl moments. I'll give it an 8
     
  12. Luna

    Luna Guest

    WTF?
    She was twelve and barely, barely thirteen when this was made. :eek2:

    Ugh.
     
  13. Mok

    Mok Family is Forever

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    It was marginal for me. I gave it a 6. There are some great moments but it loses focus at times.
     
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    A nine for me. I think The Church has a lot of spooky atmosphere going for it. Cool story & great soundtrack too!
     
  15. DVD-fanatic-9

    DVD-fanatic-9 And the Next Morning, When the Campers Woke Up...

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    A raging bore. There was a little atmosphere and the camerawork was good. But nothing happened. People wondered off and kinda got possessed. Then the church falls down at the end. That's it, movie's over. Took an hour and 41 minutes for that to happen.
     
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    Paff Super Moderator

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    I see I rated it 6.5 many moons ago. That's about right. Doesn't make a damn bit of sense, and really feels like two movies in one, but it's all a lot of fun.
     
  17. DVD-fanatic-9

    DVD-fanatic-9 And the Next Morning, When the Campers Woke Up...

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    If only the 3 Nightmare on Elm Street sequels Dream Master, Dream Child, and Freddy's Dead had been as spacious as The Church was, there'd be no need for this movie.

    But I don't resent this movie. It was clearly a practice for what Soavi would later do (better) in Cemetery Man.
     
  18. Vlachio

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    I gave it a 1 I just did not like it all. It was just so boring to me.
     
  19. x666x

    x666x Well-Known Member

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    I forgot he did the Sect. A more superior film from what I can remember. I should check out the Church again, though. Now that I am taking a course, I can study right through the boring parts, which means I can get a lot of studying done. :)
     
  20. burieddeep

    burieddeep Dr. Obrero

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    I thought it was awful! I gave it a 2! I just watched it the other night...DVR'd it off of TCM...terrible.
     
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