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Old 03-12-2013, 04:33 PM   #91
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Both The Nest and the Terrorvision/Video Dead have arrived at my local HMV.
I picked up the Terrorvision/Video Dead combo for $19.99, Terrorvision is a weird and eclectic film but I enjoyed it quite a bit. I loved how it played on eighties stereotypes, as mentioned in the accompanying documentary, and there was something endearing about the cinematography and lighting. The cartoonish lighting in some scenes reminded me of the comic book aspect of the Creepshow film.
Diane Franklin was quite entertaining in her role, and it was nice to see her in something lighthearted-I had watched Amityville II: The Possession the day before.
It's also near impossible to get the Terrorvision theme song out of my head now.
I have not watched the Video Dead, and I'm quite apprehensive after all the negativity I have read surrounding it, but Terrorvision was well worth it.
Nice Blu-Ray as well.
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Old 06-26-2013, 04:53 PM   #92
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This was my first time seeing TerrorVision, and while I understand why some people may absolutely despise it, I got a big kick out of it. It was completely bonkers, and a whole lot of fun.

The Video Dead, on the other hand... I'd seen it once before, in a full frame VHS rip, and hadn't thought much of it. I enjoyed it a bit more this time out, but still wouldn't go so far as to say I actually liked it. It's got some pretty great makeup effects, and a few well-executed ideas (the iron-head and washing machine scenes come to mind), but it's just so...flat. Maybe it's the cinematography? Or the script? It's just painfully dull. Which is a shame, because you can tell that there's a good movie in there somewhere.
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Old 06-26-2013, 08:11 PM   #93
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The Video Dead

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This was my first time seeing TerrorVision, and while I understand why some people may absolutely despise it, I got a big kick out of it. It was completely bonkers, and a whole lot of fun.

The Video Dead, on the other hand... I'd seen it once before, in a full frame VHS rip, and hadn't thought much of it. I enjoyed it a bit more this time out, but still wouldn't go so far as to say I actually liked it. It's got some pretty great makeup effects, and a few well-executed ideas (the iron-head and washing machine scenes come to mind), but it's just so...flat. Maybe it's the cinematography? Or the script? It's just painfully dull. Which is a shame, because you can tell that there's a good movie in there somewhere.
I remember when The Video Dead would play on the USA network back in the day along with Forever Evil and Tourist Trap. Ah the memories!
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