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05-07-2002, 05:27 AM
Looks like a horror movie I'm curious about. Apparentely it's got good reviews from Fangoria and Loaded.
The website's pretty nice, but requires flash and is a bandwidth killer. Look for it May 10th, I believe.
05-10-2002, 02:36 PM
anybody know of an US release date?
05-11-2002, 01:06 AM
Unfortunately, i heard no news on the N.A. release date. I guess they will see how it fairs in the UK before having an oversea realease.
05-14-2002, 01:04 AM
I must admit it was with a certain feeling of pride I sat down to watch DOG SOLDIERS, noting that the screen was probably 3/4's full (pretty good for a Sunday night). Especially after the last British genre effort, REVELATION, vanished without a trace a few months ago. There were a few voices of dissent around me as the lights dimmed - 'impress me' yawns and cynical indifference - but I just hoped this low'ish budget British film could live up to it's good press. It does; believe me, it really does.
This - a full on balls-to-the-wall werewolf action/horror/comedy, where a small band of British soldiers, on exercise in the remote Scottish Highlands, find themselves under attack from a particularly furry troupe of foes - was one hell of an enjoyable movie. And, yes, I know, believe me I'm the kind of person whocringes when I hear the words 'horror' and 'comedy' muttered in close vicinity to each other, but, really, I think themakers of this film knew how to make the two genres work together in perfect harmony. The humour isn't buffoonish - it's twisted, sarcastic and uniquely British, complementing the action perfectly and never really lessening the urgency of the soldier's plight. I haven't witnessed an audience have as much fun with a film since, really, I honestly don't know when.
Admittedly, the budget shows through at times - but what it lacks in big bucks it sure makes up for in energy and sheer verve. There's nothing startlingly original on show but there's gore-a-plenty (including a memorably protracted show-stopper sequence where a werewolf victim finds his guts hanging out and his comrades try to push them back into their rightful place and get him to safety (where he, later, has to fight off a family pooch who takes an unhealthy interest in one of his escaping intestines!)), plenty of good white knuckle NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD/ALIENS/PREDATOR type thrills, not to mention some twists out of left field.
Who knows, this could be the horror THE FULL MONTY in the States. God knows, it deserves success. And, maybe - just maybe - it'll signal the beginning of another golden age of British horror.
Go see. Now.
05-20-2002, 01:24 AM
gotta agree with ya there Justin..everything you said about the movie is spot on.....i just got back from seein it, and i couldnt believe just how good it was.....gore aplenty for our american cousins, but somehow i just dont think that our friends over the pond will appreciate a lot of the humour in it........especially the
"they think its all over ..it is now " line or the sun like headlines on the newspaper (fuckin superb humour). there is a lot of refrences to football in it that they just won,t get.
But overall if our cousins are reading this, you wont see a better balls out (and guts out literally),backs to the walls movie for a long time to come---------- the BEST British movie in years
ten outta ten in my book. go see NOW.
05-20-2002, 07:52 PM
I loved this movie. A modern classic, can't wait for a DVD release
05-21-2002, 07:29 PM
i wasnt too sure about this movie when I heard about it, but all this good word-of-mouth has swayed my opinion. Now I'm actually looking forward to checking out this flick. it doesnt sound that bad and if the effects are done right, I think there may be a winner here. Anyone have any info on a US release, DVD or theatrical?
According to the latest issue of Fangoria this movie is supposed to premiere this spring on the Sci Fi channel followed by a n Artisan-Blockbuster video release this Nov So I IMAGINE ALL WELL SEE IS AN EDITED FULL FRAME PIECE OF SHIT VERSION OF IT
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