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Old 02-10-2014, 09:55 PM   #136
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I'm looking forward to this one. I remember always being curious about the massive clamshell cover in video stores as a youth. it seemed very rough and menacing. I saw the film once, years ago, and was a little let down when it did turn out to be more of a werebug film than a werewolf film. my tastes have definitely changed a lot in a decade, though. Can't wait to give it a second chance.
Happy to report that my second viewing of The Beast Within was a massive step up. It was exactly the type of movie I wanted to see - grim and grimy, dark and bloody, and treated itself deadly serious. Very, very happy with this one.
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Old 02-10-2014, 11:31 PM   #137
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iam happy for such a great transfer too...
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Old 02-11-2014, 02:00 AM   #138
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Cant believe noone has yet to mention this awesome announcement on this forum

The Final Terror on Blu-Ray!


"**EXTRA-EXCITING SURPRISE TITLE ANNOUNCEMENT!**

Our 2014 "Summer of Fear" release schedule is about to get even better with the following title reveal--one which we're sure will please so many of you that have requested it. The long-lost 1983 slasher film THE FINAL TERROR is coming to Blu-ray & DVD for the first time ever!

As some of you already know, this killer-in-the-woods entry stars an eclectic group of stars including Rachel Ward (The Thorn Birds, Night School), Daryl Hannah (Splash, Blade Runner), Adrian Zmed (Grease 2, Bachelor Party, TJ Hooker) and Joe Pantoliano (The Sopranos).

We're aiming for a July release. No details on extras to report at this time but the key art you see here - adapted from the original theatrical key art - is final (no pun intended). "

FINALLY we will be able to see what the hell is going on in the darkness.
The old VHS was basically pitchblack during those scenes.

Maybe I should have made a new thread dedicated to this movie?
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Old 02-11-2014, 02:10 AM   #139
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Cant believe noone has yet to mention this awesome announcement on this forum

The Final Terror on Blu-Ray!


"**EXTRA-EXCITING SURPRISE TITLE ANNOUNCEMENT!**

Our 2014 "Summer of Fear" release schedule is about to get even better with the following title reveal--one which we're sure will please so many of you that have requested it. The long-lost 1983 slasher film THE FINAL TERROR is coming to Blu-ray & DVD for the first time ever!

As some of you already know, this killer-in-the-woods entry stars an eclectic group of stars including Rachel Ward (The Thorn Birds, Night School), Daryl Hannah (Splash, Blade Runner), Adrian Zmed (Grease 2, Bachelor Party, TJ Hooker) and Joe Pantoliano (The Sopranos).

We're aiming for a July release. No details on extras to report at this time but the key art you see here - adapted from the original theatrical key art - is final (no pun intended). "

FINALLY we will be able to see what the hell is going on in the darkness.
The old VHS was basically pitchblack during those scenes.

Maybe I should have made a new thread dedicated to this movie?
What are you talking about, this was mentioned ages ago in the Shout! Thread...
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Old 02-11-2014, 02:15 AM   #140
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What are you talking about, this was mentioned ages ago in the Shout! Thread...
God dammit, I guess I really AM going blind then
My bad
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Old 02-11-2014, 02:46 AM   #141
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God dammit, I guess I really AM going blind then
My bad
Haha, its cool. Its easy to miss things on here. I was going to check this out on YouTube soon to decide if it's up my ally or not. Seems interesting enough but it's also not getting an abundance of love here either.
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Old 02-11-2014, 03:19 AM   #142
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Its actually one of the better slashers from the era.
Seems like the movie have gone below the radar for most fans of the genre, since it has never had an official release since the VHS came out 30 years ago.
But all that will change now

Beware though that the old VHS transfer is REALLY dark and muddy.
If you like Just before Dawn, I bet you will enjoy this one too
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Old 02-11-2014, 03:49 AM   #143
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I really wanna see Without Warning hit blu-ray. Doesn't MGM own that too?

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Old 02-11-2014, 03:52 AM   #144
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Yup, and they have a beautyful HD transfer that has been showing on MGM-HD
Hoping that Scream will release it in a near future.
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Old 02-11-2014, 03:52 AM   #145
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Old 02-14-2014, 07:58 PM   #146
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Old 02-22-2014, 06:18 PM   #147
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DVD Drive-In on DARKMAN

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Old 02-26-2014, 09:44 PM   #148
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I definitely rate Crawlspace a lot higher out of 10. It's a flawed but respectable piece of trash.



The average horror fan doesn't exist. For starters.

Next, your reading on the film doesn't apply to me in the slightest. Because what this film did is not cheap. This is one of the most powerful films I have ever seen. I say it's one of the 10 greatest horror films ever made. It's about a hell of a lot more than just class struggle. Which I indicated and you tossed off. It is literally one of the greatest time capsule horror films I have ever seen. It friggin' bottled everything that was relevant in that time period, both in America and in film itself. (That is, film's portrayal of violence, since that's the main theme of the film.) It was intended to be one of the first American horror or exploitation films to ever show the actual effects of violence. Both what it does to the victims and the perpetrators. With a clear eye for how it had been shown previously (if it was graphic, it was made impossible to take seriously as in Hershell Gordon Lewis's films, if it wasn't- it was typically a shoot-'em-up western) and how to break ground with a new portrayal of a horrifically violent event.

The film is not cheap: it's fuckin' iconic. It wasn't a fluke or a well-pitched sell. This was a defining moment in horror. If you missed out on why, that's your problem. If you can only focus on the rape, like so many other short-sighted clowns (the kind of person who typically just say: well I Spit on Your Grave or Night Train Murders was more "realistic"), it sure as hell isn't my problem or something I am going to take any guff over. And if you don't like me taking umbrage with your bullshit comparison, tough. There is a world of fucking difference between treating a human being's struggle for life as though they are still a human being and treating that person like they are a prop. I've said this before and I will say it again: I saw it with someone who literally cried during Mari's death scene. I know this movie works. And I know Craven thought of his characters as people. I've heard him speak at length about the film.
That's why one of the main actresses has gone out of her way to distance herself from it. I hear she went on to become a teacher and was just too damn proud of the intellectual content. Actually, I'm going to take umbrage to an apparent misogynist who masquerades as a PC clown to impress people with his pseudo intellectual though no less retarded ramblings.
'There is a world of fucking difference between treating a human being's struggle for life as though they are still a human being and treating that person like they are a prop.' Jesus Christ, please take your medication. I guess that applies to Hostel, I Spit, Wolf Creek and every other film that has fallen under the category of 'Torture Porn'. By virtue of being protracted the torture and rape scenes become an admirable struggle for life, wow, how noble of the filmmakers.
Even the makers of this film acknowledged in the Last House companion book that the purpose was to make a low grade exploitation film that would make a suitable double feature for other low grade efforts that populated cinemas at that time-many of them porn grade efforts.
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Old 03-01-2014, 09:02 PM   #149
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Just listened to the 2nd commentary on beast within today. amazing how off on the years these directors and writers are. They were talking about The Howling and the one guy said it came out around 86..
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Old 05-22-2014, 07:15 AM   #150
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Just watched the Shout! Blu of Beast Within, and I must say it looked fucking awesome!

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now why Horace doesn't shoot the beast in the head as soon as it sticks it's tongue out I'll never understand.

And are we to assume the reason Billy Connors became the beast was purely from eating human remains?
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