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DefJeff
05-05-2003, 04:03 AM
NOTE: there are 2 releases of this: Cut and Uncut. this is for the uncut version.


"I've done everything I can doctor... he will live... but in a coma he may never come out of"

Shriek Show brings us the ultra sleazy counterpart to the much classier Patrick... hows the movie and disc? read on!!

audio and video were both decent. not great in my opinion, but pretty average. the blacks looked a little funny at times, but that wasnt a problem. video is presented anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) and audio is in italian with english subs only.

for extras, we get 2 interviews: one with Gabrielle Crisanti (which lasts approx 10 mins, and sheds some hilarious light on the best kill in the movie) and also one with Gianni Dei which lasts about 6 mins. In addition to that, we get 4 trailers (all of which rock!!! (first time in a long time thats been the case!)): the totally fantastic, spoilerific (READ: dont watch before the movie) original trailer to Patrick Still Lives, great psychadelic trailer to Fulci's A Lizard in a Womans Skin and cool trailers for Eaten Alive! and Elsa Fraulen SS. Rouding out the extras is a super short stills gallery containing posters and lobby cards.

pretty OK disc, and the movie is totally awesome as well!...

...we start out seeing 2 men by the road with car trouble, before we know it one is smashed in the face with a bottle (?) and is put in a coma!! guess who that is?... next up we see a group of people arrive at a help center/relaxation clinic. They have all been invited there for various reasons by the doctor. Soon enough we are introduced to the perverted, bed ridden, coma having, psychic power using Patrick and the carnage begins. Beautiful women (every single woman in this flick is GORGEOUS) are defiled in upclose pornographic detail (jesus, we get to see ALL of Mariangela Giordano- the tit bite lady from Burial Ground, extremely upclose), heads are cut off, people hung up by hooks, burned, mauled and lots more!! not to mention we get to find out what the doctors diabolicial scheme is, why Patrick kills and you get to see the totally ridiculous ending!!!!!!!!!!

well, if you cant tell, i LOVED this movie!! total enjoyment from start to finish. I adored the fantastic music, great kills, amazingly beautiful women running around naked, cool characters, hilarious plot and more. My only complaint is the original uni-brow Patrick dosent return, instead he is played by someone else :( oh well, such a minor complaint.

highly recommended!!!!!!!

opinions anyone?

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000083C6T.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

Andrew
05-05-2003, 04:15 AM
Ah man, you got me hooked... I may just pick this up now.

Mark Relford
05-05-2003, 07:02 AM
Great review, jeff!
Mariangela Giordano...:sperm: Can't wait to see it!

RyanPC
05-05-2003, 07:07 AM
Sounds great, wonderful review! I might have to pick this up when I get a chance! :)

thrashard76
05-05-2003, 08:49 AM
Great review Jeff. I think I'll end up ordering both Patrick movies when I go on another ordering frenzy. Thanks for the review. ;)

Nemesis
05-05-2003, 03:10 PM
whats the original patrick like? i figure if im gonna watch this one id be better watching the original first

Atmims
05-05-2003, 05:18 PM
Will I need to see the original first to enjoy this one?

DefJeff
05-05-2003, 06:59 PM
nah, you dont need to see the original to enjoy or understand this movie at all. they dont continue on to eachother story wise or anything. the only simliarity really is the main guy being named Patrick and his powers.

that being said, i do highly recommend the original one tho. Rhett did an awesome review for this site, you guy should check that out to find out what its about.

Atmims
05-06-2003, 01:11 AM
I definetly want to get both but my usual two sites I order from don't have Patrick in stock.

Nemesis
05-06-2003, 06:25 AM
can buy patrick in R4 i think, wonder how much its cut.. or is patrick not really that much of a gorey film?

edit: hell, i just realised that i instinctively think "where can i get the most uncut version? is this version cut or not?" etc whenever i go to buy a dvd these days, dont know if thats a bad thing or not

DefJeff
05-06-2003, 07:24 AM
i think Patrick is acutally rated PG ;)

Nemesis
05-06-2003, 07:43 AM
lol i actually believed you for a second then, then checked cduniverse and its unrated with
Movie Details:
Color; Letter Boxed; French Dubbed; Spanish Dubbed; Widescreen; Uncut; Uncut Version

R4 = M15+ (about an R rating in the US).. looks like yet ANOTHER two titles to add to my region 1 wishlist.. over half of which i personally blame your reviews for Jeff :D

DefJeff
05-06-2003, 07:47 AM
thanks for the kind words..and this time, acutally, i wasnt fuckin' with you ;)

according to imdb.com


Certification: Australia:M / Finland:K-16 / Norway:18 / UK:18 / USA:PG / West Germany:16


http://us.imdb.com/Title?0078067

Nemesis
05-06-2003, 07:55 AM
hahaha wtf?!? cduniverse has it listed as unrated and uncut.. if its a pg title thats pretty fuckin funny.. thats like saying

Disney presents Dumbo! fully uncut and unrated version! ;)

Mark Relford
05-11-2003, 10:35 AM
Originally posted by DefJeff
My only complaint is the original uni-brow Patrick dosent return, instead he is played by someone else :(

But his dad is sporting one. So, it's not a big loss.:p

You're not kidding about the beautiful women in this flick! Carmen Russo (Mrs. Cough) and Anna Veneziano (Lidya):sperm: What's up with the guys? Mr. Cough's hot wife is begging for some sex and he takes a swim instead. :lol: Giordano gets slapped for her sexual advances. The only one that shows some interest is Patrick ...and he's in a friggin' coma.:D

Grim
05-12-2003, 02:53 AM
I was reading about this one on IMDB and sounds like some great softcore fun.:D

Eddie Quist
05-22-2003, 11:30 PM
I gotta get this one, man. As soon as I get on the ball, I'm gonna pick it up. Thanks for the review, Jeff. :)

Andrew
05-23-2003, 02:58 AM
Oh I finally watched it and thought it was alright. There are three insanely awesome scenes and some beautiful naked women, but other than that not much happens. Also, I think this would be one of those films that would actually work better with an English dub, but oh well.

Grim
05-23-2003, 02:59 AM
It's all in Italian?

Andrew
05-23-2003, 03:30 AM
Yeah with subtitles.

Atmims
05-23-2003, 08:01 AM
I watched Patrick Still Lives last night (uncut version). I thought it was a really cool film and has some excellent moments. It actually seemed to have a little character devlopment in it too! And I don't think I even need to mention the beautiful women in it. :D Overall worth seeing for sure. How does the cut version compare with this? I can't imagine how some scenes could be cut and still be comprehensible, like the scene with the spit. :eek1: