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Old 07-29-2013, 03:19 AM   #19
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I literally have a copy of Species sitting right across from me I borrowed from a roommate. Haven't stuck it in yet.

And I still say Urban Harvest is the worst film in the franchise until Isaac's Return.


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Regardless, I remember not caring for Bordello as much as Demon Knight when I first saw it.
Same.


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I rewatched it in university to see if my feelings had changed, and they hadn't. My limited memory is that it was trying to be funnier than Demon Knight was, but that the jokes weren't particularly successful. That Dennis Miller wasn't particularly funny or likable.
No, you're right there. He was underwhelming at best.


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And that Erica Eleniak and Corey Feldman just weren't that entertaining or compelling to watch.
Agreed here as well.


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Angie Everhart, on the other hand, I recall liking. It's not that I think the movie is terrible, just a disappointment after Demon Knight.

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Also, beyond what the title conveys, I can recall precious little about what the story was in Bordello.
Part of it was Eleniak worked for Christian minister Chris Sarandon who knew about Phil Fondacaro and evil Angie Everhart running the bordello and they were using it as a team to dispense of sinners. But Sarandon had a change of heart and tried to stop them. So...he actually believed in what they were doing while the others were just killing for fun.


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Demon Knight, on the other hand, had a story that I really enjoyed. The plot was structured well, there were plenty of surprises built into it, and I loved how it progressively escalated the stakes. First it was one guy chasing the other, then it was a siege on a hotel full of people, and then it became a battle for the future of the human race. I also liked the scope of the story, how it tied in references to the first world war, and the whole revisionist Christianity angle (before The Davinci code put that in vogue). It also had great actors playing great characters - William Sadler, Jada Pinkett, Billy Zane, Thomas Haden Church, CCH Pounder. And Dick Miller, for Christ's sake! That's a fantastic cast. And there were really well-established relationships between the characters as well. Allegiances, old grudges, double-crosses, fatal flaws, corruption, betrayal...it just had a lot of interesting dynamics going on. It had a great soundtrack, too (one of the first CDs I ever bought, and one of the few I've still held on to). It's just a really enjoyable movie. From 1995.
Well, you've definitely convinced me to try it again sometime.

Netflix has it on Watch Instant and I'm already having a little horrorfest later this week. I'll be sure to check it out again.

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