The Entity (1982) Blu-ray (7/3)

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  1. Anthropophagus

    Anthropophagus Well-Known Member

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    The dvd looks great and the documentary was pretty fascinating too. While this one does not ratchet up the supernatural fear level of The Exorcist or the shock value of The Sentinel, it is a very well done dramatic horror film with standout performances from Ron Silver and Barbara Hershey. Really enjoyed this one.
     
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  4. Katatonia

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    Yup, little effort made indeed. :fucked:

    What's perplexing is why Anchor Bay thought it was such a title undeserving of a quality release. They do look like huge idiots for re-releasing the DVD with everything on it.

    I do know one thing... I'll never have much respect for the studio ever again. Their glory days are far behind them.
     
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    Dont remember that? :confused:

    I do know that they used the real deal when the poltergeist is touching her body.

    Trivia:
    "For the scenes where the entity disturbs Carla Moran by touching her, the visual effects team designed a hot air stream's system, pretending fingers that "touch" her body. "
     
  6. Katatonia

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    It's true. It was Barbara Hershey's actual head tilted back, with the Stan Winston dummy body cleverly attached at the neck. She was just sitting on the floor underneath the bed.

    None of the nudity is actually her in the film, a body double was used in the bath attack sequence. Barbara reportedly stated that she "didn't have the body for the nudity"

    Director Sidney J. Furie confirmed those facts in the recent Rue Morgue interview.
     
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    So has anybody grabbed that issue of Rue Morgue yet? I haven't been able to find a copy in my area - my best source for mags was Borders bookstores but they've shut down. I'd love to know what William Lustig has said about the future of his label. Probably nothing we haven't heard before.
     
  8. Katatonia

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    Yeah, I bought it a couple of weeks ago at Hastings.

    Barnes & Noble still had the old issue... Hastings always seems to beat them getting the newest magazine in.

    The Bill Lustig piece is only one page, certainly not worth searching for the issue solely for that. There was really nothing mentioned that was worthwhile or previously unknown.
     
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    I just rewatched The Sentinel and personaly I find The Entity to be much more effective.
     
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    I love The Sentinel, but I don't find these two films sharing too many similarities with each other really. The stories are quite different.
     
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    I loved "The Sentinel" up till the climax of the movie, when everything just became way to silly for me. I´m thinking about giving it another try though, since it´s been a few years since I saw it.
     
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    I got this recently as a blind buy, never having seen the film. The lack of even basic features is a bummer, but the transfer was quite good and showed off the cinematography well (lots of neat split diopter use)! I was pleasantly surprised by the film, too - goofy premise, but it was pretty damn scary.
     
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    looks like a good transfer. seen this on cabel in around 83. thought it was ok . but effects were good. thought it could have got its point across in less time though..
     
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    I was looking at HMV today and they were selling the new DVD version for $5 and on the back it says it included the documentary. Why would they not put it on the blu-ray? Ridiculous. I am debating buying it and just throwing the disc in my Blu-ray case.
     
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    five bucks!? man, now i feel like a sucker for paying $12 for it the day it came out. seemed like a decent price at the time...
     
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    Barnes & Noble (bn.com) also has The Entity DVD for $5.
     
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    That's exact what I did when I found out they left it off the blu. $5 for a DVD copy and a doc isn't too bad. It's a pretty decent look at the "true" story the movie was based on, totally worth $5 IMO
     
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    Saw this for the first time 3 years ago and it scared the shit out of me. Extremely effective.
     
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